— Ernest Hemingway American author and journalist 1899 - 1961
Speaking to his son Gregory, as quoted in Papa, a Personal Memoir (1976) Gregory H. Hemingway <!-- p. 4 -->
— Sam Harris American author, philosopher and neuroscientist 1967
„I've found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more
chances, Be more active, Show up more often.“
— Brian Tracy American motivational speaker and writer 1944
„People think that creativity is largely a matter of talent, experience, or luck. They are wrong. Talent, experience, and luck are all key elements, but there is something more fundamental, accessible, and powerful that you can use to multiply your creative effect.“
— Richard Koch German medical historian and internist 1950 - 1949
Chapter: The 80/20 Principle Is at the Heart of Creation
„To have success in science, you need some luck.
But to succeed in science, you need a lot more than luck.“
— James D. Watson American molecular biologist, geneticist, and zoologist. 1928
Context: To have success in science, you need some luck. But to succeed in science, you need a lot more than luck. And it's not enough to be smart — lots of people are very bright and get nowhere in life. In my view, you have to combine intelligence with a willingness not to follow conventions when they block your path forward.
— John le Carré British novelist and spy 1931
— Daniel Abraham speculative fiction writer from the United States 1969
Chapter 18 (p. 187)