Some people say that you should not tempt fate and for them I cannot disagree, but I never learned anything from playing it safe. I say fate should not tempt me.— Mary Chapin Carpenter
Sensual Tempting Fate quotations
It is tempting to pretend that minorities on death row share a fate in no way connected to our own, that our treatment of them sounds no echoes beyond the chambers in which they die. Such an illusion is ultimately corrosive, for the reverberations of injustice are not so easily confined.
I will always buy extra yarn. I will not try to tempt fate.
I'm a little bit superstitious, and I think that just comes from playing hockey.
I won't avoid the number thirteen. A big one for me, though, is walking under a ladder. I've always felt like that's tempting fate. That's just throwing it right in their face. Check me out. I just walked under a ladder. What are you going to do about it?
Neither of us says the word love, not once.
It would be tempting fate; it would be romance, bad luck.
'Tis dangerous to think - For who by thinking tempts his jealous Fate, Is straight arraign'd as Traytor to the State, And none that come within the Verge of Sense, Have to Preferment now the least Pretence. . . .
As you grow older, it becomes harder to feel 100 percent happy;
you learn all the things that can go wrong, you become superstitious about tempting fate, about bringing disaster upon your life by accidentally feeling too good one day.
Tempted fate will leave the loftiest star.
I think it would be slightly perverse to continue tempting fate by going back to the same places and doing the same sort of thing.
Human reason needs only to will more strongly than fate, and she is fate.
Today, only a fool would offer herself as the singular role model for the Good Mother. Most of us know not to tempt the fates. Themoment I felt sure I had everything under control would invariably be the moment right before the principal called to report that one of my sons had just driven somebody's motorcycle through the high school gymnasium.
I could never begin a poem: 'When I am dead' In case it tempted Fate, and Fate gave way.
I'm scared that if I collaborated on something with somebody, I would be in some way losing my own contact with what I was going and tempting fate.