uncertain quote

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed Oct 23 00:11:07 UTC 2013

On Oct 22, 2013, at 7:59 PM, David A. Daniel wrote:

> I have a client who says that, "There is no such thing as luck. What you
> call luck is just attention to detail" is a Churchill quote. I can't
> actually find it attributable to anyone, much less Churchill. Can the quote
> sleuths out there shine any light on this? Thanks.
Sounds a bit reminiscent of Branch Rickey's "Luck is the residue of design", if that is indeed Branch Rickey's.  (General manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers and St. Louis Cardinals in mid-20th c., signed Jackie Robinson on to the former, etc. etc.)


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