quote by Lawrence Block

Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else.

— Lawrence Block

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You don't stumble upon your heritage. It's there, just waiting to be explored and shared.

Stumble upon quote If you stumble, make it part of the dance.
If you stumble, make it part of the dance.
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A detective with his murder mystery, a chemist seeking the structure of a new compound, use little of the formal and logical modes of reasoning. Through a series of intuitions, surmises, fancies, they stumble upon the right explanation, and have a knack of seizing it when it once comes within reach.

Stumble upon quote Some souls just understand each other upon meeting.
Some souls just understand each other upon meeting.
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To trace the history of a river or a raindrop is also to trace the history of the soul, the history of the mind descending and arising in the body. In both, we constantly seek and stumble upon divinity, which like feeding the lake, and the spring becoming a waterfall, feeds, spills, falls, and feeds itself all over again.

And Hermione was struggling to her feet in the wreckage, and three red-headed men were grouped on the ground where the wall had blasted apart. Harry grabbed Hermione's hand as they staggered and stumbled over stone and wood. 'No - no - no!' someone was shouting. 'No! Fred! No!' And Percy was shaking his brother, and Ron was kneeling beside them, and Fred's eyes stared without seeing, the ghost of his last laugh still etched upon his face.


The marker of those who understand the gospel of Jesus Christ is that, when they stumble and fall, when they screw up, they run to God and not from him, because they clearly understand that their acceptance before God is not predicated upon their behavior but on the righteous life of Jesus Christ and his sacrificial death.

Stumble upon quote The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.
The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.

Great truths that are stumbling blocks to the natural man are nevertheless the very foundations upon which the confidence of the spiritual man is built.

If ever again our nation stumbles upon unfunded paper, it shall surely be like death to our body politic. This country will crash.

You won't hear any more alcohol songs from Snoop Dogg - unless I stumble upon some Hennessy.

Stumble upon quote You're never too old to wish upon a star.
You're never too old to wish upon a star.

Life is not a game of Solitaire; people depend on one another. When one does well, others are lifted. When one stumbles, others also are impacted. There are no one-man teams—either by definition or natural law. Success is a cooperative effort; it’s dependent upon those who stand beside you.


One cannot divine nor forecast the conditions that will make happiness;

one only stumbles upon them by chance, in a lucky hour, at the world's end somewhere, and hold fast to the days.

What wondrous life is this I lead! Ripe apples drop about my head;

The luscious clusters of the vine Upon my mouth do crush their wine; The nectarine and curious peach Into my hands themselves do reach; Stumbling on melons, as I pass, Ensnared with flowers, I fall on grass.

Stumble upon quote Oh, let the sun beat down upon my face, stars fill my dreams.
Oh, let the sun beat down upon my face, stars fill my dreams.

The true way goes over a rope which is not stretched at any great height but just above the ground. It seems more designed to make people stumble than to be walked upon.

A love story is not about those who lost their heart but about those who find that sullen inhabitant who, when it is stumbled upon, means the body can fool no one, can fool nothing—not the wisdom of sleep or the habit of social graces. It is a consuming of oneself and the past.

Writing a story or a novel is one way of discovering sequence in experience, of stumbling upon cause and effect in the happenings of a writer's own life.

Stumble upon quote One way to make the most out of life, is to look upon it as an adveture.
One way to make the most out of life, is to look upon it as an adveture.

The myth holds us, therefore, not through its romantic flavor, not the remembrance of beauty of some bygone age, not through the possibilities of fantasy, but because it expresses to us something real and existing in ourselves, as it was to those who first stumbled upon the symbols to give them life.

Like a flash of lightning and in an instant the truth was revealed.

I drew with a stick on the sand the diagrams of my motor. A thousand secrets of nature which I might have stumbled upon accidentally I would have given for that one which I had wrestled from her against all odds and at the peril of my existence.

The medics generally see the worst of the worst.

They see everything. They're working on their friends, and they're working on their enemy. The person that was just firing at them, trying to kill them, five minutes ago, if an Army medic stumbles upon him and he's still alive, he just goes to save his life.

Stumble upon quote Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon
Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.

Self-love for ever creeps out, like a snake, to sting anything which happens to stumble upon it.

As we survey all the evidence, the thought insistently arises that some supernatural agency-or, rather, Agency-must be involved. Is it possible that suddenly, without intending to, we have stumbled upon scientific proof of the existence of a Supreme Being? Was it God who stepped in and so providentially crafted the cosmos for our benefit?


The path to inspiration starts upon the trails we've known;

each stumbling block is not a rock, but just a stepping stone.

Stumble upon quote Discipline is the foundation upon which all success is built. Lack of discipline
Discipline is the foundation upon which all success is built. Lack of discipline inevitable leads to failure.

The tendency of the casual mind is to pick out or stumble upon a sample which supports or defies its prejudices, and then to make it the representative of a whole class.

Now, what sort of person would write a scene where a young man stumbles upon a castle full only of beautiful young women? Answer: ME!

Music has always been important to me.

Rhythm, in particular, features in most of the things I do. I stumbled recently upon an old notebook in which I'd written, 'Touch, timing and timbre... keys to the heart.' That just about says it all.

Stumble upon quote A stumbling block to the pessimist is a stepping stone to the optimist.
A stumbling block to the pessimist is a stepping stone to the optimist.

The secret is planning your work and working your plan.

If you don't know where you are going, how will you know when you arrive? You can't stumble upon your destination.


The longing for a destiny is no nowhere stronger than in our romantic life.

All too often forced to share our bed with those who cannot fathom our soul, can we not be forgiven if we believe ourselves fated to stumble one day upon the man or woman of our dreams.

Having stumbled upon a tolerable career, for the first time in my life I was actually living above the poverty line. My hunger to climb had been blunted, in short, by a bunch of small satisfactions that added up to something like happiness.

Stumble upon quote Strong words outlast the paper they are written upon.
Strong words outlast the paper they are written upon.

Letting ourselves be loved by God is the place where we stumble upon trust.

He is not to pass for a man of reason who stumbles upon reason by chance but he who knows it and can judge it and has a true taste for it.

In such a porcelain life, one likes to be sure that all is well lest one stumble upon one's hopes in a pile of broken crockery.

Stumble upon quote If we spark a student's passion, we unleash a powerful force upon the world.
If we spark a student's passion, we unleash a powerful force upon the world.

The point is to stumble upon things in your life, and not plan them out.

Men first make up their minds (and the smaller the mind the sooner made up), and then seek for the reasons; and if they chance to stumble upon a good reason, of course they do not reject it. But though they are right, they are only right by chance.

Madame Curie didn't stumble upon radium by accident.

She searched and experimented and sweated and suffered years before she found it. Success rarely is an accident.

Research is industrial prospecting. The oil prospectors use every scientific means to find new paying wells. Oil is found by each one of a number of methods. My own group of men are prospecting in a different field, using every possible scientific means. We believe there are still things left to be discovered. We have only stumbled upon a few barrels of physical laws from the great pool of knowledge. Some day we are going to hit a gusher.

Some people have greatness thrust upon them.

Few have excellence thrust upon them. . . . They achieve it. They do not achieve it unwittingly by doing what comes naturally and they don't stumble into it in the course of amusing themselves. All excellence involves discipline and tenacity of purpose.