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"Accident is veiled necessity." ~ Marie von Ebner-Echenbach

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Accidents will occur in the best-regulated families. ~ Charles Dickens

Although the painting is accidental in the beginning, I work toward a design that suggests a subject. ~ Maxine Masterfield

(The discovery of penicillin) was a triumph of accident, a fortunate occurrence which happened while I was working on a purely academic bacteriological problem. ~ Alexander Fleming

Such creatures of accident are we, liable to a thousand deaths before we are born. But once we are here, we may create our own world, if we choose. ~ Mary Antin

I don't believe in accidents. There are only encounters in history. There are no accidents. ~ Elie Wiesel

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

Besides, we don't make mistakes here, we just have happy accidents. ~ Bob Ross

I really believe there's no such thing as accidents, only opportunities. God gives everyone the ingredients to a good, happy life. It's up to us to make the most of them. ~ Rachel Ray

If every man could act as he chose, the whole of history would be a tissue of disconnected accidents. ~ Leo Tolstoy

I never did anything worth doing by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by accident; they came by work. ~ Thomas A. Edison

By the accident of fortune a man may rule the world for a time, but by virtue of love and kindness he may rule the world forever. ~ Lao Tzu

A photograph is not an accident—it is a concept. It exists at, or before, the moment of exposure of the negative. ~ Ansel Adams

As in the piling up of hypothetical alternatives, creative accidents follow the law of probabilities the more we fish, the more likely we are to get a strike. ~ Alex Osborn

As soon as you accept the accidental effects, they are no longer accidents. They are necessity the part of yourself that you could not expect or design beforehand. Thus the realm of your creativity grows wider. ~ Kazuaki Tanahashi

Misfortunes one can endure: they come from outside, they are accidents. But to suffer for one's own faults ah! There is the sting of life. ~ Oscar Wilde

My figures come and go, suggested by fortune or misfortune. I try to fix them divested of their apparent accidental quality. ~ Max Beckmann

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