uncertain quote (UNCLASSIFIED)

Neal Whitman nwhitman at AMERITECH.NET
Wed Oct 23 20:21:13 UTC 2013

Thematically related to the Incredibles quote:

Chance favors the prepared mind. (attributed to Louis Pasteur when I heard it)

The more I practice, the luckier I get. (seen on a motivational poster, possibly attributed to some famous golfer)


On Oct 23, 2013, at 11:17 AM, "Mullins, Bill CIV (US)" <william.d.mullins18.civ at MAIL.MIL> wrote:

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>> 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.
>>> DAD
>> 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.)
> Or Edna Mode from the Pixar film "The Incredibles":  "Luck favors the
> prepared."
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