quote by Georgia O'Keeffe

Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant, there is no such thing. Making your unknown known is the important thing.

— Georgia O'Keeffe

Special Serendipity quotations

Life is full of surprises and and serendipity.

Being open to unexpected turns in the road is an important part of success. If you try to plan every step, you may miss those wonderful twists and turns. Just find your next adventure-do it well, enjoy it-and then, not now, think about what comes next.

What I look for is neither reality nor unreality but the subconscious, the instinctive mystery of the human race.

The true work of art is born from the 'artist': a mysterious, enigmatic, and mystical creation. It detaches itself from him, it acquires an autonomous life, becomes a personality, an independent subject, animated with a spiritual breath, the living subject of a real existence of being.

Serendipity. Look for something, find something else, and realize that what you've found is more suited to your needs than what you thought you were looking for.

Innovation is serendipity, so you don't know what people will make.

There's always going to be the circumstances you can't plan for.

There's always the unexpected relevance and the serendipity.

There is a fine line between serendipity and stalking.

I've always loved life, and I've never known what's ahead.

I love not knowing what might be round the corner. I love serendipity.

Serendipity is putting a quarter in the gumball machine and having three pieces come rattling out instead of one-all red.

I don't understand how a woman can leave the house without fixing herself up a little - if only out of politeness. And then, you never know, maybe that's the day she has a date with destiny. And it's best to be as pretty as possible for destiny.

Like all photographers, I depend on serendipity I pray for what might be referred to as the angel of chance.

There's a serendipity to real life that the Internet can't duplicate.

Do you use the library? For anything? Well, sometimes you end up picking up the book next to the one you were looking for, and it's that book that changes your life.

When I paint, mysterious things happen. What starts with a void ends with a dialogue.

There is only one valuable thing in art: the thing you cannot explain.

It is true that my discovery of LSD was a chance discovery, but it was the outcome of planned experiments and these experiments took place in the framework of systematic pharmaceutical, chemical research. It could better be described as serendipity.

The object isn't to make art, it's to be in that wonderful state which makes art inevitable.

What is success? I think the most important thing is to achieve what you set out to achieve. Just being a CEO in itself is not success. I would not relate success to a title or a position. My career has had a level of serendipity all along. I've never planned anything out more than a few years.

The instant you know what the result will be, you are lost.

The universe is always speaking to us.

.. sending us little messages, causing coincidences and serendipities,reminding us to stop, to look around, to believe in something else, something more.

What I am trying to translate to you is more mysterious, it is entwined in the very roots of being, in the implacable source of sensations.

Hard work will get you a professorship or a BMW.

You need both work and luck for a Booker, a Nobel or a private jet.

Art has always had as its test in the long term the ability to speak to our innermost selves.

...maximize the serendipity around you.

You can have the other words-chance, luck, coincidence, serendipity.

I'll take grace. I don't know what it is exactly, but I'll take it.

Go to parties. You can't even start to know what you may find on the envelope of serendipity. If you suffer from agoraphobia, send colleagues.

The essential of painting is that 'something', that 'ethereal glue,' that 'intermediary product' which the artist exudes with all his creative being and which he has the power to place, to encrust, to impregnate into the pictorial matter of the painting.

Vital lives are about action. You can't feel warmth unless you create it, can't feel delight until you play, can't know serendipity unless you risk.

Serendipity is looking in a haystack for a needle and discovering a farmer's daughter.

Chance throws peculiar conditions in everyone's way.

If we apply intelligence, patience and special vision, we are rewarded with new creative breakthroughs.

In the abstract, it might be tempting to imagine that irreducible complexity simply requires multiple simultaneous mutations - that evolution might be far chancier than we thought, but still possible. Such an appeal to brute luck can never be refuted... Luck is metaphysical speculation; scientific explanations invoke causes.

Surrender is a positive, healthy state.

Being a surrendered person does not mean one is beaten down and so hopeless he or she has "given up." It's quite the contrary. Surrender is a state of living in the flow, trusting what is, and being open to serendipity and surprises.

Surrender is a state of living in the flow, trusting what is, and being open to serendipity and surprises.

I believe in serendipity, but I also believe there are times when you have to be the one who lines up everything so it can fall into place.

Risk-taking, trust, and serendipity are key ingredients of joy.

Without risk, nothing new ever happens. Without trust, fear creeps in. Without serendipity, there are no surprises.