I have suffered two grave accidents in my life, one in which a streetcar knocked me down... The other accident is Diego.
These fellows, knowing the extravagant gullibility of the age, set their wits to work in the imagination of improbable possibilities of odd accidents, as they term them; but to a reflecting intellect (like mine," I added, in parenthesis, putting my forefinger unconsciously to the side of my nose,) "to a contemplative understanding such as I myself possess, it seems evident at once that the marvelous increase of late in these 'odd accidents' is by far the oddest accident of all. For my own part, I intend to believe nothing henceforward that has anything of the 'singular' about it.edgar allan poe
The chapter of knowledge is very short, but the chapter of accidents is a very long one.Chesterfield, Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of
now and then there is a person born who is so unlucky that he runs into accidents which started to happen to somebody else.
A series of accidents creates a positively light-hearted state.jean baudrillard
"Eh, gentlemen, let us reckon upon accidents! Life is a chaplet of little miseries which the philosopher counts with a smile. Be philosophers, as I am, gentlemen; sit down at the table and let us drink. Nothing makes the future look so bright as surveying it through a glass of chambertin."alexandre dumas
For some reason, the United States is the only country on Earth where accidents don't happen – it's always somebody's fault, and you can sue that somebody for neglect.erik naggum
Where the light is, and each thing clear,Separate from all others, standing in its place,I drink the time and touch whatever's near,And hope for day when the whole world has that face:For what assures her present every year?In dark accidents the mind's sufficient grace.delmore schwartz
Our wanton accidents take root, and growTo vaunt themselves God's laws.Charles Kingsley
The chapter of accidents is the longest chapter in the book.
I hate people,who force their way through at traffic accidents to see blood. They...rape and dismember virgins,and have orgies.günter brus
The center of every man's existence is a dream . Death , disease , insanity , are merely material accidents, like a toothache or a twisted ankle. That these brutal forces always besiege and often capture the citadel does not prove that they are the citadel.gilbert keith chesterton
Fathers are biological necessities, but social accidents.Margaret Mead
The point is, these [oil spill] accidents will happen. As we scientists say, shit happens.christopher monckton
He who remembers the evils he has undergone, and those that have threatened him, and the slight causes that have changed him from one state to another, prepares himself in that way for future changes and for recognizing his condition. The life of Caesar has no more to show us than our own; an emperor's or an ordinary man's, it is still a life subject to all human accidents.Michel de Montaigne
Serious accidents are frequently blamed on "human error." Yet careful analysis of such situations shows that the design or installation of the equipment has contributed significantly to the problems. The design team or installers did not pay sufficient attention to the needs of those who would be using the equipment, so confusion or error was almost unavoidable.donald norman
We are glorious accidents of an unpredictable process with no drive to complexity, not the expected results of evolutionary principles that yearn to produce a creature capable of understanding the mode of its own necessary construction.
Pluralist societies are not accidents of history. They are a product of enlightened education and continuous investment by governments and all of civil society in recognizing and celebrating the diversity of the world’s peoples.
Fragments of information, indicative of a widespread poverty, fall under the following heads: Pauperism, the general distress, the number of evictions, the pauper burials; the overcrowding and insanitation due to improper housing; the death rate from tuberculosis; the amount of unemployment; and the number of accidents in certain trades. By means of such data as we have concerning these conditions, a partial, but of course a most imperfect, comparison can be made between the poverty of England and that of the United States.
Great collections of books are subject to certain accidents besides the damp, the worms, and the rats; one not less common is that of the borrowers, not to say a word of the purloiners.
The secular picture ... proposes a purely physical and purposeless universe, inhabited by evolutionary accidents whose sense of self is probably illusory.
accidents and chance are words used by persons who do not think clearly when they attempt to account for certain happenings. Anyone who thinks must be convinced that in a world as orderly as this there is no room for the words accident and chance.harold w. percival
accidents, try to change them - it's impossible. The accidental reveals man.pablo picasso
accidents will occur in the best regulated families.charles dickens