Accident Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old accident quotes, accident sayings, and accident proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Through historical accident, we've ended up with a global network that pretty much allows anybody to communicate with anyone else at any time.     

Jonathan Zittrain

What men call accident is God's own part.     

Philip James Bailey

Accident is as much a part of fiction as anything else, symbolic of the grace that, along with will, conspires to put words on the page.     

Mark Helprin

Accident is veiled necessity.     

Marie Ebner-Eschenbach

Accident is simply unforeseen order.     


Slightest accidents open up new worlds.     

Jeanette Winterson

There are no accidents without intentions.     

Alex Miller

Some things happen by accident - embrace them.     

Mario Testino

Accidents will occur in the best-regulated families.     

Charles Dickens

Name the greatest of all inventors. Accident.     

Mark Twain

There is no such thing as accident; it is fate misnamed.     

Napoleon Bonaparte

Sometimes an accident can be an unhappy womans best friend.     

Stephen King

Follow the accident, fear the fixed plan--that is the rule.     

John Fowles

There are no such things as accidents. Only fate redesigned.     

Soroosh Shahrivar

It's not an accident that successful people read more books.     

Seth Godin

There is no accident, just as there is no beginning and no end.     

Jackson Pollock

Accidents ambush the unsuspecting, often violently, just like love.     

Andrew Davidson

There are too many accidents that can befall life on a single planet.     

Stephen Hawking

Accidents are not accidents but precise arrivals at the wrong right time.     

Dejan Stojanovic

It is always an accident that saves us. It is someone we have never seen.     

James Salter

Accidents don't happen to people who take accidents as a personal insult.     

Mario Puzo

The sweet accident of coincidence is the best foundation on which to build.     

Gregory Maguire

Accidents, try to change them - it's impossible. The accidental reveals man.     

Pablo Picasso

Accident ruled every corner of the universe except the chambers of the human heart.     

David Guterson

There are no accidents... there is only some purpose that we haven't yet understood.     

Deepak Chopra

I don't believe in accidents. There are only encounters in history. There are no accidents.     

Pablo Picasso

If you go around looking for accidents, asking for them, they can't be called accidents any more.     

Margaret Millar

Accidents are just from where you're looking; to the ego, it looks like it's miracles and accidents.     

Ram Dass

Accident counts for as much in companionship as in marriage.     

Henry Adams

It was an accident of circumstance that I never married.     

Quentin Blake

Almost all accidents take place because of human distraction.     

Sebastian Thrun

Accident is design / And design is accident / In a cloud of unknowing.     

T. S. Eliot

Every accident, no matter how minor, is a failure of the organization.     

Jerome F. Lederer

Through pure accident of birth, I've managed to stay relatively youthful.     

Niall Ferguson

There is no accident in our choice of reading. All our sources are related.     

Francois Mauriac

The different accidents of life are not so changeable as the feelings of human nature.     

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Accidents, and particularly street and highway accidents, do not happen - they are caused.     

Ernest Greenwood

It was not by accident that the greatest thinkers of all ages were deeply religious souls.     

Max Planck

There would be far fewer accidents if we could only teach telephone poles to be more careful.     

Ambrose Bierce

If the accident of genes has put you in a place where you can be a role model, then be somebody!     

Lauren Hutton