I have never accepted what many people have kindly said, namely, that I inspired the nation. It was the nation and the race dwelling all round the globe that had the lion heart. I had the luck to be called upon to give the roar.
(Winston Churchill : speech on his 80th birthday)
Everyday is a new day. It is better to be lucky. But I would rather be exact. Then when luck comes, you are ready.
(Ernest Hemingway : 1898-1961 : The Old Man and The Sea)
There is always a moment when the door opens and lets the future in.
(Graham Greene : 1904-1991)