Good luck beats early rising.

Irish Proverb

When it comes to luck, you make your own.

Bruce Springsteen

Luck is the residue of design.

Branch Rickey

It is a peculiar part of the good photographer's adventure to know where luck is most likely to lie in the stream, to hook it, and to bring it in without unfair play and without too much subduing it.

James Agee

If you were to ask me if I'd ever had the bad luck to miss my daily cocktail, I'd have to say that I doubt it; where certain things are concerned, I plan ahead.

Luis Bunuel

True luck consists not in holding the best of the cards at the table; luckiest he who knows just when to rise and go home.

John Ray

Luck? I don't know anything about luck. I've never banked on it and I'm afraid of people who do. Luck to me is something else: Hard work - and realizing what is opportunity and what isn't.

Lucille Ball

True luck consists not in holding the best of the cards at the table; luckiest is he who knows just when to rise and go home.

John Hay

Somewhere along the line I made the switch and was able to look at the bight side rather than the dark side all the time. Now I look at everything I have and think how lucky I am.

Michelle Pfeiffer

We must believe in luck. For how else can we explain the success of those we don't like?

Jean Cocteau

Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The worst cynicism: a belief in luck.

Joyce Carol Oates

Yes, there's such a thing as luck in trial law but it only comes at 3 o'clock in the morning. You'll still find me in the library looking for luck at 3 o'clock in the morning.

Louis Nizer

To a brave man, good and bad luck are like his right and left hand. He uses both.

St. Catherine Of Siena

Be ready when opportunity comes...Luck is the time when preparation and opportunity meet.

Pierre Elliott Trudeau

Luck is a mighty queer thing. All you know about it for certain is that it's bound to change.

Ben Harte

Little is the luck I've had, And oh, 'tis comfort small - To think that many another lad - Has had no luck at all.

Alfred Edward Housman

The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.

Harry Golden

Yes, there's a luck in most things; and in none more than being born at the right time.

Edmund Clarence Stedman

We often call a certainty a hope, to bring it luck.

Elizabeth Bibesco

Be grateful for luck. Pay the thunder no mind - listen to the birds. And don't hate nobody.

Eubie Blake

I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.

Thomas Jefferson

This is the third time; I hope good luck lies in odd numbers.... There is divinity in odd numbers, either in nativity, chance, or death.

William Shakespeare

Go and wake up your luck.

Persian Proverb

Luck, bad if not good, will always be with us. But it has a way of favoring the intelligent and showing its back to the stupid.

John Dewey

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.


I think we consider too much the good luck of the early bird, and not enough the bad luck of the early worm.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

A pound of pluck is worth a ton of luck.

James A. Garfield

Some luck lies in not getting what you thought you wanted but getting what you have, which once you have got it you may be smart enough to see is what you would have wanted had you known.

Garrison Keillor

Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.

The Dalai Lama

What luck for rulers that men do not think.

Adolf Hitler

There is no such thing as luck. There is only adequate or inadequate preparation to cope with a statistical universe.

Robert A. Heinlein

I hope we can be reliable and that we don't need so much luck to get points.

Colin Kolles

Somebody gave me that buckeye today, and I put it my pocket for good luck.

Kerry Coombs

Brittney threw as well as she has all year. It was just a pitch here or there, just one of those things and some bad luck.

Paul Talley

Writing is like getting married. One should never commit oneself until one is amazed at one's luck.

Iris Murdoch

I would admit to you that we could take some credit, but there's a fair amount of luck in that too.

Louis Gerstner

Now, don't use the words 'good luck' -- this is blessed food. This is a heavenly dish. This is the real deal.

Judy Jones

It's never rained while we're here. We bring good luck to it.

David West

Whoever has the luck to be born a character can laugh even at death. Because a character will never die! A man will die, a writer, the instrument of creation: but what he has created will never die!

Luigi Pirandello

You look at that and you think it's luck - it's a fluke thing. When you have eight, seven freshman, it takes a long time to click.

Jack Leasure

I'm lucky. Hard work is the key, but luck plays a part.

Neil Diamond

I never knew an early-rising, hard-working, prudent man, careful of his earnings, and strictly honest who complained of bad luck.

Henry Ward Beecher

Her style doesn't give me trouble. Boxing has a lot to do with conditioning, skills, luck of the draw and how you feel that night. We're both more experienced since we first fought.

Ann Wolfe

Don't minimize the importance of luck in determining life's course.

Alex Trebek

I think I'm jinxed, I really do. My family and I have had a string of bad luck.

Priscilla Gammon

We attempted to call all area codes by cross referencing the phone numbers all around the country, to see if anybody would match up with them. We had no luck with that.

Judy Koelpin

We've had a bit of luck. It's a very acceptable group in which we can do many things.

Rafael Marquez

Really it often gets down to luck of the draw. If the boys can get a win early to build their confidence, they can beat any of the fighters coming to Melbourne.

Billy Hussein

Bad luck, that's what it seems like to me, man. We play hard and work on it and get them in practice all the time; it's just not happening in the games.

Phillip Daniels

It's the sad luck of the draw, that's all you can say.

Heidi Hewitt

I worked hard and had some good luck. Scored a couple of goals.

Joni Pitkanen

We got one goal and could have gotten some more, but we did not have any luck hitting the post, ... This may be the game to get the monkey off our back with this stadium.

John O'brien

(Clark) called me just before the race and wished me good luck and I really hope this makes him happy because he has supported me and he saw the belief I had in myself.

John Steffensen

He's had absolutely rotten luck in the last couple of weeks.

Nick Holmes

I tell my athletes you have to make your own luck. I was a hard worker. I was known as a hard worker and I fell short.

Ryan Shimabukuro

The key was our heart, determination. At one moment we thought we were out. Then I had some good luck on that rebound from the post.

Filippo Inzaghi

Everyone at the club feels for Kevin as once is bad enough but for lightning to strike twice is unbelievably bad luck.

Gez Baggott

This was a disappointing loss. We didn't have any luck.

Ben Bishop

Switzerland are not inferior to anyone. They played well against England. With a bit more luck, they could have scored early against England. It was very close and at 11 against 11 I though they played very well.

Thierry Henry

Most of it between me and him was luck.

Donnie Schick

It is bad luck to be superstitious.

Andrew W. Mathis

I'm a lucky guy. I just hope a little of tonight's luck will be residual tomorrow and Sunday.

Jim Gilligan

It was tough luck for her. I don't think that is fair.

Mark Morales

We had some lucky breaks and some bad luck.

Ai Miyazato

Sure, luck means a lot in football. Not having a good quarterback is bad luck.

Don Shula

The Buddha was definitely with us tonight. Luck certainly didn't hurt in what we were trying to accomplish. We sensed that things were changing when Jenna got No. 3.

Jillian Schurle

I'm going to give Brooks a call this week and wish him good luck.

Ricky Ray

I wish Kurt luck every week but this one.

Amani Toomer

I knew going in we needed to play exceptionally well. We needed Andover to be a little off, and we needed a little luck, none of which happened. We were 0 for 3 in that category.

Leslie Davis

In the Long Run Luck is awarded to the efficient.

Helmeth Von Moltke

It was a little bit luck and a little bit experience.

Giorgio Rocca

You're not supposed to spend the money. You're supposed to hold on to it for a year so that it brings good luck.

David Wojciechowski

I think the harder you work, the more luck you have.

Dave Thomas

Good planning, a bit of luck — we've dodged a bullet.

Ben Creagh

Well it's distressing news. We had a doctor come in and try to explain to us probably what's going to happen. The last thing he said what that if he has good luck things will hopefully work out. So let's hope that he has good luck.

Tom Kelly

It's luck but it gives me the confidence that I can do it again. I don't think getting one hole-in-one makes it easier to get another one. It's just something that happens in the natural course of your golfing career.

Jim Dougherty

Every week we have a great race car. We're always up there - it's just a matter of luck.

Frank Ruocco

At the end of all steel erection projects, when they fly the last beam up, there is a 'topping-off' party for good luck.

Steve Mcpherson

I think it's been some bad luck. What if they scored a run every third inning of every game? Just because it's the first inning, it's a little different. But that's the way it's been, and we're going to have to deal with it.

Nate Mclouth

The way they were having trouble with tires and the way our luck has been, I was scared to death tonight.

Bobby Hamilton Jr

He said that I looked good and he wished me luck.

J.p. Losman

It was luck we happened to be picking up our car at the same time. I just followed up on it.

Todd Lee

I fixed my eyes on the larget cloud, as if, when it passed out of my sight, I might have the good luck to pass with it.

Sylvia Plath

[The character is] basically me if I didn't luck out and get into show business.

Artie Lange

It could be bad luck and a cyclical thing. Or it could be Kentucky, with its more grind-it-out style of play, has lost some of its luster with elite prospects.

Jerry Meyer

Is this just like a bad streak of luck? Is it something we're doing wrong? You know, you don't know.

Jeramy Peterson

He did a video of himself wishing me luck. It was pretty cool.

Tony Benshoof

I lost the puck to make it 3-1. After that, I felt real bad. I had good luck.

Joni Pitkanen

Luck is being in the right place at the right time, but location and timing are to some extent under our control.

Natasha Josefowitz

Danny always added a creative edge to clubbing. If he hears something he likes he'll pioneer it till the end. Good luck Danny and thanks for the good times.

Paul Oakenfold

It's a good location and good move for them, and I wish them luck.

Charles Ray

I've had bad luck with both my wives. The first one left me and the second one didn't.

Patrick Murray

I tried to fight it, but with no luck.

Kay Hansen

This movie works, but it's pure luck.

Joel Schumacher

Or it might just be luck, but I haven't lost in a playoff yet.

Meena Lee

We feel for the young man. It's an awful thing when a player of great promise has such a run of bad luck from one injury.

Greg Cooper

You just need some luck and have someone like you.

Marco Coleman

We came out striking, but we didn't have enough luck on our side this year. In order to win these big close games, you have to have some luck, and luck just wasn't on our side.

Scott Phaydavong

We wish the city good luck because actually, New Orleans is more about an attitude and a spirit than a bunch of buildings.

Bruce Woods

The structures around you also emanate energy, ... and if these structures are placed in a harmonious fashion based on feng shui guidelines, you attract good energy, and therefore you attract good fortune and good luck.

Lillian Too

Whitney makes her luck. She's been here every day working, and all of that success is earned.

Peggy Hosek

It's not just luck. The homeowners, farmers and ranchers are doing what they're supposed to do.

Chief Gary Ogden

We've waited long enough. I just hope we have better luck this time.

Andrea Adams

I think the first time we ever won an East Coast Music Award was in Charlottetown, so it's been good luck.

Alan Doyle

Talk about bad luck. It wasn't so much about me getting there, but for my family and an audience to get there. I wasn't sure how family and friends [from New Jersey] were going to get to the city, but they did.

Steve Byrne

Diligence is the mother of good luck.

African American Proverb

You definitely have to respect this place, as we learned in the past with my father and my grandfather – both had a lot of unfortunate luck here.

Marco Andretti

We created plenty of chances. We had a good game, but we had no luck tonight.

Guy Lacombe

We're going to try to make our own luck this time.

Brian Harrigan

I think that this is good luck this year. Some sun -- the report was not that great, but look at it now.

Barbara Puffer

Art depends on luck and talent.

Francis Ford Coppola

Usually I qualify good here but always seem to get into a mishap and get knocked out, ... I haven't had a good run of luck, so I was just hoping to finish.

John Bender

I'm no more 'bad luck' boy. Dreams like mine only happen in America.

John Wynn

We've had very good luck. We've only been rained on a couple of times.

Bill Goodwin

In my experience, there's no such thing as luck.

Alec Guinness

It hasn't all been [bad] luck. They've had some good teams.

Jeff Whittaker

Coming into this week was pretty hard because Lake Louise was not so good for me. I just had so much bad luck.

Anja Paerson

The play didn't fall out of the sky. Was it an accident, good luck or coaching? It wasn't an accident.

Joe Kapp

They played their hearts out in the grand final but luck just didn't go our way.

George Hamilton

I wish him the best of luck. Of course, I want to win the game.

Al Harris

The honester the man, the worse luck.

John Ray

Venice brings me luck. There is no great role without a great director, so from the bottom of my heart I thank Patrice.

Isabelle Huppert

It was unbelievable bad luck. I feel really bad that he didn't get an opportunity.

Jim Pankovits

Before we'd go out [on a mission] he make us all rub that little bag, for luck.

Joseph Brown

In a three-day tournament, it's 95 percent skill and 5 percent luck.

Rick Clunn

I'm a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.

Stephen Leacock

Often times, people buy tickets out of habit, and those tickets accumulate in a drawer somewhere and they forget to check them, and you know — out of luck.

Kristen Shew

If someone calls from a cell and says, ?I?m on King?s,? you?re out of luck.

Jim Johnson

We wish them the best of luck.

Jim Glancy

We don't like to see people say stuff in the newspaper, but he didn't say anything bad about me. So good luck to Carl.

A.j. Pierzynski

I just need one 18 (-hole round of practice) ? the pro-am (today). Hope it doesn't get canceled. Downpour or something. Then I'm (out of luck).

Jennifer Rosales

Maybe he's my good luck charm.

Paul Rodriguez

Absolutely. It brought me luck. Maybe he will see it on the court and it will give me an advantage to win the first set.

Dominik Hrbaty

We had a little string of bad luck and some hiccups here and there.

Albert Haldemann

Beautiful? It's all a question of luck. I was born with good legs. As for the rest . . . beautiful, no. Amusing, yes.

Josephine Baker

The Iraqi people are out of luck, the way it stands right now.

Patrick Burns

Every year it is a team goal to win the conference. So far, we have had some pretty good luck against the teams.

Justin Hengesbach

People who are left out of these shows feel that they are left out of the writing of history and that it's determined by the luck of the draw.

Alexis Smith

He's been a good friend and a good teammate for a long time. I wish him the best of luck.

Troy Brown

We hit a lot of line drives at people (during the first game); we just hit into a lot of bad luck. But in the second game, we were able to put a bunch of doubles together.

Brenda Pena

I wished them good luck getting an airline reservation or a hotel room. They're going to have a hard time even getting on an elevator around here.

Bob Levy

Luck plays a big part in a lot of murder investigations.

Jim Dutton

London worked very hard to win but they also needed a bit of luck. In the end they got the luck they needed.

Alex Gilady

You always look at your heat and it's like, 'Wow! All these guys are so great.' There are so many fast skiers that can make it into the top 30. It is luck of the draw, and I thought my heat was fine. I think I had as good a chance in that heat as any.

Andy Newell

I never bet on the Steelers. It's bad luck.

Chris Stoneberg

You don't just luck into things as much as you'd like to think you do. You build step by step, whether it's friendships or opportunities.

Barbara Bush

It's awesome to know we sacrificed and followed our hearts to end up where we are right now. We definitely feel lucky, but we've worked hard as hell to make that luck happen.

Ryan Key

There were times where it was just the luck of the bounce, but we didn't have our hands up.

Dan Busch

We are in luck because we actually incorporate pets into our emergency planning.

Katie Ford

She's from out of town, and it was just given to her from her parents from out of town and they got it from a bank. And I think it was just more luck of the draw that she got it.

Dr. Theresa Spalding

This strikes me as something under the category of unbelievably bad luck, where you cut one line and have that kind of cascading effect.

Bob Finkelstein

I got hot, and I just figured I'd keep shooting until I started missing. I guess my luck just ran out on the last shot.

Josh Johnson

He's had some tough luck against these guys, so it's good to see him come out and pitch the way he did. Any time you can do that here against a lineup that can hit the ball out of the ballpark like them, that's impressive.

Austin Kearns

He's had bad luck. I feel for that guy.

Mark Bell

Right now, I don't think my luck is that bad that I can tweak it. At least I hope not.

Chris Taft

I have enjoyed my time in St. Louis and wish the organization the best of luck in the future.

Keith Allain

Everything in life is luck.

Donald Trump

Was very compassionate. He wrote a lot about people down on their luck.

Anne Wright

There's a bit of a mentality in the industry that if you don't have the land, then you're short of luck.

Wilf Gobert

It's not as bad as people think it is. Offensively, you need a little luck. And we just haven't had any.

Mickey Hatcher

Maybe love is like luck. You have to go all the way to find it.

Robert Mitchum

After the game against Finland I wished them luck. Hopefully they win and bring the gold to Buffalo.

Maxim Afinogenov

Unfortunately, no luck so far.

Bob Horodyski

But no one needs to say anything to us because we are also very upset about it. Our luck will change though, we just had a tremendous amount of bad luck.

Iker Casillas

My wife and I have had a good deal of good luck and success. We wanted to contribute something and this is something we were both motivated by.

Peter Warrian

I guess she was our good luck charm. We had our prayers with her and she had her spirit with us.

Olayinka Sanni

It would have been a long bus ride home. You have to have some luck to win big games and 99 percent of this win was pure luck. We dodged one.

Nyla Milleson

Everybody tried their luck, but knew they were making a contribution to a very good cause.

Jim Herring

You always turn it upside down, or the luck pours out.

Rick Bishop

It's an incredible feat that he pulled off. There are second guessers who said he shouldn't have gone alone. I don't agree with that at all. I solo in canyons all the time. It was just bad luck.

David Roberts

I know that I have two real good horses. They have been training real good, but now all I need is a lot of luck.

Alex Villarreal

I just saw a spot behind him and threw it at the net. Every time you score from behind the net, it's a little luck.

Todd Fedoruk

It's hard luck but it happens. It's part of the game. It's not always a fair game. I did all I can do. I kept my team in the game and gave us a chance to win.

Doug Davis

We've been preaching about that - play based on what you know you can do well. If we play hard, execute, keep going after the loose basketballs, we can make our own luck.

Martin Appel

Much of my good fortune was a matter of nothing more clever on my part than luck.

James Fixx

That?s the plan right now. We haven?t talked about that too much, but I don?t see anybody heading off. If they do, good luck to them. I?m sure not going anywhere.

Jacob Micflikier

Watch out when you're getting all you want. Fattening hogs ain't in luck.

Joel Chandler Harris

Patrick Hayashi committed no wrongful act and his luck was impeccable. He was just in the right place at the right time.

Michael Lee

The first one took a big slice of luck, obviously, but I'm really pleased.

Peter Crouch

That was just stupid. It's more like bad luck, ... The guy hit me just as I was throwing. I was trying to throw it away.

Quinton Porter

I don't think it was luck. It was just the way we played. We played hard, so we won. We did what we had to do.

Alicia Dill

I have not been able to get a hold of anyone. We've been calling pretty much nonstop and have had no luck making contact.

Mark Bartelstein

Who knows? I wish them both the best of luck.

Martin Brown

I don't think about them very much. I think it's good luck if you get them. But I hope it won't affect the film if it doesn't get any. The film stands on its own merits.

Judi Dench

It was one of those hard-fought games; it was close all the way. We didn't have any luck getting the ball through -- we need to shoot the ball better.

Bill Buthorn

I don't think it's declined. I just think we've had some bad luck. You can't really say we've declined. We've done the best we can with what we've had.

Paul Bradley

It's good for both the school and CBSE. We wish the students good luck.

Dharampal Singh

We have good chances in most of the races and that's all you can ask. You need luck to win a race, anywhere.

John Hawkes

I'd rather have everyone in it. Bad luck happens to everybody, so ...

Mark Dobmeier

A human case could pop up anytime now. It will be just a matter of bad luck.

Theodore Andreadis

It comes down to drivers, teams and luck.

Sam Hornish

We had started him early and he had some hard luck as far as not getting the break. He'd pitch well and we don't hit. We wanted to see at giving him a different role. He's been very, very good about it.

Joey Estrella

Good luck has its storms.

George Lucas

You get luck in pictures, and most of the time it's bad luck.

Peter Bogdanovich

I rode out to the lake at 7 a.m. and one brave (cold) fellow was fishing but had no luck yet.

Bill Cox

I could've wrestled better, but he wrestled a better match. I wish him the best of luck, and I'll do my best in the third-place match.

Matt Gille

It was just plain good luck for the Biloxi and New Orleans areas, ... It meant that Katrina definitely came ashore much weaker than many had feared and many of us were forecasting.

Greg Holland

If you don't have somebody camped there, you're out of luck.

Dan Kloss

Well, good luck to you, kid! I'm going to write the Great Australian Novel.

Patrick White