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Sometimes life drops blessings in your lap without your lifting a finger. Serendipity, they call it.
There'll always be serendipity involved in discovery.
The more I draw and write, the more I realise that accidents are a necessary part of any creative act, much more so than logic or wisdom. Sometimes a mistake is the only way of arriving at an original concept, and the history of successful inventions is full of mishaps, serendipity and unintended results.
When I wrote the lyrics, melodies, and the first themes of 'Serendipity,' I tried to come up with some rare things you find in life, something very special, like the calico, three-striped cat; things that have extraordinary meanings in people's lives.
There's always going to be the circumstances you can't plan for. There's always the unexpected relevance and the serendipity.
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.
I always leave room for serendipity and chance.
There is a fine line between serendipity and stalking.
I've always had this incredible sense of urgency. I've always had this desire not to let things fester and to really seize the moment, because it's serendipity.
Synergy and serendipity often play a big part in medical and scientific advances.
Some of the greatest things, as I understand, they have come about by serendipity, the greatest discoveries.
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.
Crazy as it sounds, I'm a believer in destiny and serendipity, and I have had cosmic experiences all my life. Something told me I was meant for greater stuff. And look, I've had a baby! And I've written an opera!
I've been truly blessed. I've been a fly on the wall of history. I've been just so many lucky places just by chance and serendipity, and obviously a huge portion of that serendipity had to do with my relationship with the real president, Ronald Reagan.
Innovation is serendipity, so you don't know what people will make.
You know being relevant or coming up with something interesting, funny to say about what's current is just as hard as it might ever be depending on the serendipity of it all.
I had the serendipity of modeling during a temporary interlude between Twiggy and Kate Moss, when it was actually okay for women to look as if we ate and enjoyed life.
The concept of serendipity often crops up in research. Serendipity is the faculty or phenomenon of finding valuable or agreeable things that were not being sought. I believe that all researchers can be serendipitous.
Most discoveries even today are a combination of serendipity and of searching.
The craftless anarchy of the Beat poets on the one hand, and the extreme control of Henry James on the other, suggest that for most human beings, just as both freedom and discipline are necessary in life, serendipity and design must coexist in a work to make it readable.
The thing that makes writing so difficult is you don't have the element of serendipity. At least with a photograph, you can set up the camera, and something might happen. You might be a lousy photographer, but you can get a good picture if you just take enough of them.
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.
I spent a lot of time on recce. It is a kind of creative chaos, but I like the sense of creative serendipity.
The medicines of today are based upon thousands of years of knowledge accumulated from folklore, serendipity and scientific discovery. The new medicines of tomorrow will be based on the discoveries that are being made now, arising from basic research in laboratories around the world.
I have never chosen my next job. I focus on what's in front of me, and serendipity steps in.
If you use it intelligently, Twitter can be a form of engineered serendipity.
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