Quotes and Sayings about Chance & Randomness

Quotes and Sayings about Chance & Randomness

There are no coincidences, Delia... only the illusion of coincidence.
'Destiny, chance, fate, fortune -they're all just ways of claiming your success without claiming your failures.'
- Gerrard of the Weatherlight
Magic: The Gathering () - Pendrell Drake
Coincidence is God's way of remaining anonymous.
Nothing happens by chance, my friend... No such thing as luck. A meaning behind every little thing, and such a meaning behind this. Part for you, part for me, may not see it all real clear right now, but we will, before long.
I, at any rate, am convinced that He does not throw dice.
There's no such thing as luck - only good science and math.
Walter O'Brien in Scorpion - Season 1
Chance is the only legitimate ruler of the universe.
"Coincidence" is a nice word. It makes things sound like they were meant to be. Unfortunately, as a detective, I don't believe in coincidences. The two of us meeting each other is really the culmination of every choice and move we've made up to this point. So what I'm saying is... our destiny is something we choose.
Random is a nickname that God chooses to be incognito.
I have been careless, and so have been thwarted by luck and chance, those wreckers of all but the best-laid plans.

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Even the smallest person can change the course of the future.
Fate is called as such, for it cannot be changed, nor can it be reversed. It can only but be accepted.
May the wind always be at your back and the sun upon your face and may the wings of destiny carry you aloft to dance with the stars.
Fred Young in Blow
Our fate lies within us. You only have to be brave enough to see it.
Merida in Brave
If you had the chance to change your fate, would you?
I guess destiny is not the path given to us, but the path we choose for ourselves.
Sooner or later you're going to realize, just as I did, that there's a difference between knowing the path and walking the path.
Morpheus in The Matrix
A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.
Destiny is for losers. It's just a stupid excuse to wait for things to happen instead of making them happen.
No young man, no matter how great, can know his destiny. He cannot glimpse his part in the great story that is about to unfold. Like everyone, he must live and learn. And so it shall be for the young warlock arriving at the gates of Camelot. A boy that will in time father a legend. His name... Merlin.
Fate is not like the cut of a blade, young one, but rather like the myriad of paths formed when a hammer cracks ice.
Oracle in King's Quest - VI: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow
The world is the board, Heiress. We just have to keep rolling the dice.
When the odds are bad, you change the rules.
Jennifer Lynn Barnes in The Naturals - Killer Instinct
I found that any game can be made interesting if you put some money on it.
You can't expect to hit the jackpot if you don't put a few nickels in the machine.
No. Well, yes - experience.
Michael Schumacher - September 2003, after being asked, whether he won in Las Vegas
I figure you have the same chance of winning the lottery whether you play or not.
Gambling: The sure way of getting nothing for something.
There are many harsh lessons to be learned from the gambling experience, but the harshest one of all is the difference between having Fun and being Smart.
I like to play blackjack. I'm not addicted to gambling. I'm addicted to sitting in a semi-circle.
Oh, it's not really gambling when you never lose.
When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life.
When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up.
I wrote down "happy". They told me I didn't understand the assignment, and I told them they didn't understand life.
That's the best revenge of all: happiness. Nothing drives people crazier than seeing someone have a good f*cking life.
The happiest people don't worry too much about whether life is fair ot not, they just get on with it.
Don't wish me happiness - I don't expect to be happy it's gotten beyond that, somehow. Wish me courage and strength and a sense of humor - I will need them all.
Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.
I fear the day when the technology overlaps with our humanity. The world will only have a generation of idiots.
Remember, remember ...the fifth of november
Success is one part inspiration, nine parts desperation.
Magic: The Gathering () - Crude Rampart
But there are mistakes that are necessary. Sometimes you have to die a little bit to get back to live a little longer.
What other people think of you is none of your business.
God never made no difference between black, white, blue, pink or green. People is people, y'know. That's the message we try to spread.
When it comes to someone you love, you have to take risks.
Paige Dineen in Scorpion - Season 1
Cady: "Yeah, I like math."
Damian: "Eww. Why?"
Cady: "Because it's the same in every country."
Cady Heron in Mean Girls
Take your time to think, but when it is time to act, stop thinking and act!
Everything existing in the Universe is the fruit of chance and necessity.
It appears my combat abilities are advancing. Too bad it's not all cognitive.
The only important things in life are the traces of love we leave behind.
There is no good and evil, there is only power and those too weak to seek it.
Dumbledore watched her fly away, and as her silvery glow faded he turned back to Snape, and his eyes were full of tears. "After all this time?"
"Always", said Snape.

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