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1. "Life sucks. It's all random bullshit that adds up to nothing but chaos. Serendipity: accidentally finding something wonderful while not looking for it. A few get lucky. The rest of us fight for what's left over."
Author: Adriana Law
2. "To qualify as a Seeker, it was necessary to show a high serendipity factor. In my experimental behaviour pool as a child, I had exhibited such a factor, and had been selected for special training forthwith. I had taken additional courses in Philosophical, Alpha-humerals, Incidental Tetrachotomy, Apunctual Synchronicity, Homoontogenesis, and other subjects, ultimately qualifying as a Prime Esemplastic Seeker. In other words, I put two and two together in situations where other people were not thinking about addition. I connected. I made wholes greater than parts. Mine was an invaluable profession in a cosmos increasingly full of parts."
Author: Brian W. Aldiss
3. "It isn't all just kismet. Some of it is serendipity. Some of it is sagaci"
Author: Briar Kit Esme
4. "When you broadcast your book reading voluntarily, it creates moments of fascinating serendipity."
Author: Clive Thompson
5. "We didn't believe in fate, but we believed in serendipity. We felt very lucky."
Author: David Levithan
6. "Politics is so much about serendipity that we've got to have a bigger pool of women, so that when people drop out of the process, you've got others to turn to."
Author: Eleanor Clift
7. "Sometimes serendipity is just intention unmasked."
Author: Elizabeth Berg
8. "A lot of it just has to do with luck, serendipity."
Author: Emanuel Ax
9. "I had one of the best days of my life. I spent the afternoon with my two kids and my ex-wife at Serendipity. Then I came to the theater, and you know, I think I did the play the best I've ever done it."
Author: Gabriel Byrne
10. "Fact is, inventing an innovative business model is often mostly a matter of serendipity."
Author: Gary Hamel
11. "[In the case of research director, Willis R. Whitney, whose style was to give talented investigators as much freedom as possible, you may define 'serendipity' as] the art of profiting from unexpected occurrences. When you do things in that way you get unexpected results. Then you do something else and you get unexpected results in another line, and you do that on a third line and then all of a sudden you see that one of these lines has something to do with the other. Then you make a discovery that you never could have made by going on a direct road."
Author: Irving Langmuir
12. "To know the outcome of a desire means you are relying on what you already know. True change comes in colors you've never imagined. Expect serendipity and surprises ~"
Author: Jeanne McElvaney
13. "There'll always be serendipity involved in discovery."
Author: Jeff Bezos
14. "I admit that I am hopelessly hooked on the printed newspaper. I love turning the pages and the serendipity of stumbling across a piece of irresistible information or a photograph that I wasn't necessarily intending to read."
Author: Jill Abramson
15. "Lady Placida smiled. "History seldom takes note of serendipity when it records events. And from what I have heard, I suspect an argument could be made that you very much did earn the title.""Many women have earned titles, Your Grace. It doesn't seem to have been a factor in whether or not they actually received them."Lady Placida laughed. "True enough. But perhaps that is beginning to change." She offered her hands. "It is a distinct pleasure to meet you, Steadholder."
Author: Jim Butcher
16. "Vital lives are about action. You can't feel warmth unless you create it, can't feel delight until you play,can't know serendipity unless you risk."
Author: Joan Erickson
17. "The whole concatenation of wild and artificial things, the natural ecosystem as modified by people over the centuries, the build environment layered over layers, the eerie mix of sounds and smells and glimpses neither natural nor crafted- all of it is free for the taking, for the taking in. Take it, take it in, take in more every weekend, every day, and quickly it becomes the theater that intrigues, relaxes, fascinates, seduces, and above all expands any mind focused on it. Outside lies utterly ordinary space open to any casual explorer willing to find the extraordinary. Outside lies unprogrammed awareness that at times becomes directed serendipity. Outside lies magic."
Author: John Stilgoe
18. "Politics is a lot of serendipity. You're in the right place and the right time and you've got the right message, and it either connects for you or, or it doesn't."
Author: Jon Huntsman Jr.
19. "What people call serendipity sometimes is just having your eyes open."
Author: Jose Manuel Barroso
20. "Synergy and serendipity often play a big part in medical and scientific advances."
Author: Julie Bishop
21. "We know that attention acts as a lightning rod. Merely by concentrating on something one causes endless analogies to collect around it, even penetrate the boundaries of the subject itself: an experience that we call coincidence, serendipity – the terminology is extensive. My experience has been that in these circular travels what is really significant surrounds a central absence, an absence that, paradoxically, is the text being written or to be written."
Author: Julio Cortázar
22. "What wild undisturbed corners do you leave within you or within your partner, your children, your parents, your closest friends? What is left respectfully and quietly for passive cultivation, for privacy, for the imagination, for discovery, for serendipity, for faith, for secrecy, for grace, for reverence, for the untapped, for the future, for the unknowable and the unknown?"
Author: Kathryn Hall
23. "Serendipity always rewards the prepared."
Author: Katori Hall
24. "With a library it is easier to hope for serendipity than to look for a precise answer."
Author: Lemony Snicket
25. "A novel takes the courage of a marathon runner, and as long as you have to run, you might as well be a winning marathon runner. Serendipity and blind faith faith in yourself won't hurt a thing. All the bastards in the world will snicker and sneer because they haven't the talent to zip up their flies by themselves. To hell with them, particularly the critics. Stand in there, son, no matter how badly you are battered and hurt."
Author: Leon Uris
26. "Thinking there had to be a better way was a brilliant stroke of serendipity!"
Author: Lorii Myers
27. "You can have the other words-chance, luck, coincidence, serendipity. I'll take grace. I don't know what it is exactly, but I'll take it."
Author: Mary Oliver
28. "Different lifestory but with a same lovestoryThey mey once by serendipitySmiled at each other but totally stranger"
Author: Patrick Cruz
29. "Most of us have one BIG IDEA at some point in our lives. That Eureka! moment. It comes to us all in different ways, often by chance of serendipity."
Author: Peter James
30. "In reality, serendipity accounts for one percent of the blessings we receive in life, work and love. The other 99 percent is due to our efforts."
Author: Peter McWilliams
31. "Serendipity was my tour guide, assisted by caprice"
Author: Pico Iyer
32. "It was like their lives were overlapping lines, like they had their own gravity. Usually, that serendipity thing felt like the nicest thing the universe had ever done for her."
Author: Rainbow Rowell
33. "Maybe it was fate that I sat next to her that day, or serendipity, divine intervention, who knows? However you look at, I got seated next to the first girl to ever really steal my heart. I was in love from that moment on."
Author: Renée Carlino
34. "Most discoveries even today are a combination of serendipity and of searching."
Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee
35. "Plan to the extent that feels right to you at a particular time in your life, but always be open to serendipity."
Author: Steve Leveen
36. "The patterns are simple, but followed together, they make for a whole that is wiser than the sum of its parts. Go for a walk; cultivate hunches; write everything down, but keep your folders messy; embrace serendipity; make generative mistakes; take on multiple hobbies; frequent coffeehouses and other liquid networks; follow the links; let others build on your ideas; borrow, recycle; reinvent. Build a tangled bank."
Author: Steven Johnson
37. "The second analog-era mechanism that encourages serendipity involves the physical limitations of the print newspaper, which forces you to pass by a collection of artfully curated stories on a variety of topics before you open up the section that most closely matches your existing passions and knowledge."
Author: Steven Johnson
38. "I've always loved life, and I've never known what's ahead. I love not knowing what might be round the corner. I love serendipity."
Author: Twiggy
39. "Despite being a denizen of the digital world, or maybe because he knew all too well its isolating potential, Jobs was a strong believer in face to face meetings. " There's a temptation in our networked age to think that ideas can be developed by email and iChat,"he said."Thats crazy, Creativity comes from spontaneous meetings, from random discussions. You run into someone, you ask what they're doing, you say ' Wow, and soon your cooking up all sorts of ideas." So he had the Pixar building planned to promote encounters and unplanned collaborations. " If a building doesn't encourage that, you'll lose a lot of innovation and the magic that's sparked by serendipity,"he said."
Author: Walter Isaacson
40. "Every human relationship begins with a coincidence. Even the most fundamental relationship - that of parent and child - begins entirely with a coincidence. The child is produced by whatever serendipity brought its parents together, and the fact that the child was born to its particular parents instead of to another couple is pure happenstance. Thus, children have no choice over the relationship that is most important to their existence.By contrast, friends and lovers choose each other, but even these choices are reactions to whatever random coincidence made the resulting relationship possible."
Author: Zack Love

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