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We never learned how to solve problems, create effects, get concrete results. So we hope for, and rely on fortuitous accidents. What we do by accident we call "creative." (Quote by - Brian Knowles)

Art is not arbitrary. A fine painting is not there by accident; it is not arrived at by chance. We are sensitive to tonalities. (Quote by - Frederick Sommer)

He that would be a great man must learn to turn every accident to some advantage. (Quote by - Francois duc de La Rochefoucauld)

Tony is one of the most courageous people I've ever met. Describing his student, Tony Brown, wrestling competitively at 105 lbs, a year after having both legs amputated following an accident. (Quote by - Steve Komac)

I have discovered that the unasked-for accident can be the salvation of what you are doing. (Quote by - Stephen de Staebler)

I want a very ordered image, but I want it to come about by chance. (Quote by - Francis Bacon)

The creative writer uses his life as well as being its victim; he can control, in his work, the self-presentation that in actuality is at the mercy of a thousand accidents. (Quote by - John Updike)

I broke my leg - after doing the first four days of A Midsummer's Night Dream - at Big Bear in a toboggan accident where I was almost killed. I was in the front of the toboggan with three big guys in back of me with a lot of inertia of the heavy weight, and my foot slipped off the toboggan, went right in the snow and split me up the middle. If it hadn't broken my femur at the exact time, I would have been killed. . . . While I was recuperating there (Hollywood Presbyterian Hospital) to get back on the set of A Midsummer's Night Dream - they were waiting for me - where I did that entire picture in a plaster of Paris cast covered up by Olivia De Havilland's dress . . . while I'm at the Presbyterian Hospital and I'm recuperating, my wife (Jan) is born on the 6th floor. Now that's a billion-to-one shot. (Quote by - Mickey Rooney)

Doesn't "expecting the unexpected" make the unexpected expected? (Quote by - George Carlin)

Get into the habit of doing what you see, not what you know. Human reason cannot foresee the accidents of out-of-doors. (Quote by - Charles Hawthorne)

To the man with an ear for verbal delicacies- the man who searches painfully for the perfect word, and puts the way of saying a thing above the thing said - there is in writing the constant joy of sudden discovery, of happy accident. (Quote by - H. L. Mencken)

We knew before we came (to earth) that there would be many adverse circumstances to test us:(Quote by - Robert E. Wells)

I've seen people recover physical abilities, yet never get over emotional trauma after a serious accident. I've seen other people overcome the psychological and emotional trauma of a serious illness even though they may never fully regain their physical capabilities. Which is the greater healing? Which is the better recovery? If I had the option of choosing between a mediocre life with eyesight or the life I have today, even though I am blind, I'd stay blind and keep the life I have. (Quote by - Jim Stovall)

That the universe was formed by a fortuitous concourse of atoms, I will no more believe than that the accidental jumbling of the alphabet would fall into a most ingenious treatise of philosophy. (Quote by - Jonathan Swift)

A creative train of thought is set off by: the unexpected, the unknown, the accidental, the disorderly, the absurd, the impossible. (Quote by - Asger Jorn)

Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives, the cumulative experience of many masters of craftsmanship. Quality also marks the search for an ideal after necessity has been satisfied and mere usefulness achieved. (Quote by - William A. Foster)

Literally, no man ever sees himself as others see him. No photograph or reflection ever gives us the same slant on ourselves that others see. It has often been proved on the witness stand that no two people ever see the same accident precisely the same way. We see through different eyes and from different angles. But if we could see things as other people see them, we could come closer to knowing why they do what they do and why they say what they say. (Quote by - Richard L. Evans)

I don't believe in accidents. There are only encounters in history. There are no accidents. (Quote by - Pablo Picasso)

Sometimes accidents happen in life from which we have need of a little madness to extricate ourselves successfully. (Quote by - Janet Watson)

I represent the Port of Philadelphia, and I know firsthand the important role that ports play in the national and global economy. I have also seen how simple accidents can have devastating impacts on the port system. (Quote by - Allyson Schwartz)

It is not by accident that the happiest people are those who make a conscious effort to live useful lives. Their happiness, of course, is not a shallow exhilaration where life is one continuos intoxicating party. Rather, their happiness is a deep sense of inner peace that comes when they believe their lives have meaning and that they are making a difference for good in the world. (Quote by - Ernest A. Fitzgerald)

The greatest pleasure I know, is to do a good action by stealth, and to have it found out by accident. (Quote by - Charles Lamb)

Did you ever observe to whom the accidents happen? Chance favors only the prepared mind . (Quote by - Louis Pasteur)

The most persistent principles in the universe are accident and error. (Quote by - Frank Herbert)

No accident so grave but that the clever man can turn it to some good; no luck so great but that the fool can twist it to his hurt. (Quote by - Fran ois)

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