104+ Best Accident Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Accident is something bad that happens that is not expected or intended and that often damages something or injures someone. Profoundly inspirational accident quotes will get you through anything when the going gets tough and help you succeed in every aspect of life.

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Famous Accident Quotes

In 1927, if you were stuck with idle time, reading is what you did. It’s no accident that the ‘Book-of-the-Month Club’ and ‘The Literary Guild’ were founded in that period as well as a lot of magazines, like ‘Reader’s Digest,’ ‘Time,’ and ‘The New Yorker.’ — Bill Bryson

If you concentrate on the rear mirror, you’ll crash and cause an accident. — Eliud Kipchoge

I never did anything by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by accident; they came by work. — Thomas A. Edison

It’s not a coincidence that in the Scriptures, poverty is mentioned more than 2,100 times. It’s not an accident. That’s a lot of air time, 2,100 mentions. — Bono

I wanted to own a junk yard as a child, you know. I used to smash cars and think, ‘Oh, my God, there’s been an accident.’ My mother would take me to junk yards, and I look back on that and I think, ‘Wow, that was really loving.’ — John Waters

The first time I fought Undertaker. I remember watching him walk down and having this chill. You know that feeling when you’re almost getting into a car accident? It felt like that continuously for 10 minutes. That was a moment. — Bray Wyatt

Since my accident I am a little more mindful of the suffering of other people. — George Wallace

There are no greater treasures than the highest human qualities such as compassion, courage and hope. Not even tragic accident or disaster can destroy such treasures of the heart. — Daisaku Ikeda

Members of the U.S. House and the U.S. Senate are not there by accident. Each managed to get there for some reason. Learn what it was and you will know something important about them, about our country and about the American people. — Donald Rumsfeld

I became an actor by accident. I suppose I figured since I was in musical comedy from the time I was a teenager, I suppose I figured that I’d always been in that world to some extent. — Christopher Walken

With a movie you’re creating from the beginning this particular work, let’s not call it work of art, because very few movies are works of art, let’s just call them bits of popular culture, whatever they are, sometimes very rarely by accident a movie becomes a work of art. — Sydney Pollack

After the Challenger accident, NASA put in a lot of time to improve the safety of the space shuttle to fix the things that had gone wrong. — Sally Ride

We have never lost a crew member on the space station, but of course, the Columbia accident. I was – I’d already been an astronaut for a decade when the crew of Columbia was killed. And I went through test pilot school. Rick Husband and I were out at Edwards at test pilot school together. He was the commander of Columbia. — Chris Hadfield

The last thing I want to do is complain; I love what I do, and I know every job comes with a downside. But boy, this one’s a doozy…You pull out of your driveway, and the paparazzi literally chase you, running red lights – I’m a really careful driver, especially with my kids in the car, but I worry they’re going to cause an accident. — Jennifer Garner

It’s easy to think that craft can’t change but important to remember that all craft process was at some point new, at some point challenged convention – not to be contrary, but enabled by some breakthrough, some newly discovered principle, or sometimes some wonderful accident. — Jonathan Ive

There are hundreds of millions of gun owners in this country, and not one of them will have an accident today. The only misuse of guns comes in environments where there are drugs, alcohol, bad parents, and undisciplined children. Period. — Ted Nugent

The accident was a horrible thing – but that horrible thing made Chris, at the end of his life, Superman. It’s a happy irony if there is such a thing. I’m proud to have known him. — Morgan Freeman

I believe God’s keeping the records, and I believe you will be rewarded even in this life. Somehow, some way, God will make it up to you. It may be He protected you from an accident you never knew. You can’t give God something without God giving you more in return, whether it’s peace or joy or satisfaction. — Joel Osteen

My fiancee’s brother-in-law was recently paralysed in an accident and it really brought home the fact that thousands of young people live with spinal injuries. It’s an issue I wish had more coverage. — Gary Lineker

Foolish men imagine that because judgment for an evil thing is delayed, there is no justice; but only accident here below. Judgment for an evil thing is many times delayed some day or two, some century or two, but it is sure as life, it is sure as death. — Thomas Carlyle

The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there’s no risk of accident for someone who’s dead. — Albert Einstein

I have long argued that no one should be allowed to write opinion without spending years as a reporter – nothing like interviewing all four eyewitnesses to an automobile accident and then trying to write an accurate account of what happened. — Molly Ivins

I don’t want to die in a car accident. When I die it’ll be a glorious day. It’ll probably be a waterfall. — River Phoenix

What you are, you are by accident of birth; what I am, I am by myself. There are and will be a thousand princes; there is only one Beethoven. — Ludwig van Beethoven

I had a band with David Gates. There was just a lot of opportunity at that time. But I left for Los Angeles the week after I graduated high school, and I actually left to try to get into the advertising business. That was really why I went out to L.A. My music career was almost an accident. — Leon Russell

It’s a film called ‘Kursk’, which is a true story about a submarine disaster. There was an accident on board a Russian submarine in the year 2000, and it stranded a large number of sailors. That’s next. — Colin Firth

There are millions of Americans outside Washington who are tired of stale political arguments and are moving this country forward. They believe, and I believe, that here in America, our success should depend not on accident of birth, but the strength of our work ethic and the scope of our dreams. — Barack Obama

Life kind of forces us to put these filters on, whether it’s because someone told you you weren’t good enough – excluded you or bullied you. Or maybe your parents screwed up on accident in some way and it changed who you were. There’s this pressure to fit into a mold and change who you’re supposed to be. — Noah Centineo

U2 is sort of song writing by accident really. We don’t really know what we’re doing and when we do, it doesn’t seem to help. — Bono

The earth was probably born by accident; but, in accordance with one of the most general laws of evolution, scarcely had this accident happened than it was immediately made use of and recast into something naturally directed. — Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

I got into the movies by accident. When I got an offer, I thought, ‘Let’s try this, too.’ Everything in my life has happened by trial and error. I didn’t even think I would win the Miss India title, so where’s the question of thinking I’d come this far. — Priyanka Chopra

The greatest pleasure I know is to do a good action by stealth and have it found out by accident. — Charles Lamb

It was no accident that just minutes after Israel became a nation, the United States… became the first nation in the world to recognize what was prophesized throughout the Old Testament about Israel returning after its absence. — Louie Gohmert

People who add value to others do so intentionally. I say that because to add value, leaders must give of themselves, and that rarely occurs by accident. — John C. Maxwell

In my view, it was no accident that Nelson Mandela was chosen by God to lead the people of South Africa. There are very few people who could be imprisoned, kept away from their family and loved ones, and exit that same prison with such a powerful spirit of love and a desire for reconciliation. — Bernice King

They were very generous with me. Everybody was willing to talk about their particular accident, what they had to deal with and how they got back in touch with their competitors’ spirit. — Gregory Hines

Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do. — Pele

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

None of the modes by which a magistrate is appointed, popular election, the accident of the lot, or the accident of birth, affords, as far as we can perceive, much security for his being wiser than any of his neighbours. — Thomas Babington Macaulay

There is a limit to the application of democratic methods. You can inquire of all the passengers as to what type of car they like to ride in, but it is impossible to question them as to whether to apply the brakes when the train is at full speed and accident threatens. — Leon Trotsky

‘Boldface’ is a pilot term, a magic word to describe the procedures that could, in a crisis, save your life. We say that ‘boldface is written in blood’ because often it’s created in response to an accident investigation. It highlights the series of steps that should have been taken to avoid a fatal crash, but weren’t. — Chris Hadfield

I really feel that if it wasn’t for the accident, I’d still be fighting. I would have handled some of these fighters. I would have made sure that the doctors would have declared me physically sound; and after that, I would have trained. — Roberto Duran

I have a profound empathy for people who are in the public eye, whether they manifest it themselves or whether it happened by accident – it doesn’t matter to me. I think there’s a great misunderstanding of what it is to be famous. — Alanis Morissette

When I was 14, I was a passenger in a terrible accident. — Quincy Jones

Name the greatest of all inventors. Accident. — Mark Twain

When I started, I was an artist; I wanted to be an artist. I became an actor almost by accident. I acted for fifteen years and tried to produce. I looked for stories that were the story beneath the story that you thought you knew, like ‘The Candidate’. — Robert Redford

When you go through a long illness, certainly one of cancer, there’s a certain release from it and relief that it has come to an end, because the suffering can be unbearable, as opposed to an abrupt stop to life when they go out the door and there’s a loved one who never comes home because of some accident. — Pierce Brosnan

We have soon to have everywhere smoke annihilators, dust absorbers, ozonizers, sterilizers of water, air, food and clothing, and accident preventers on streets, elevated roads and in subways. It will become next to impossible to contract disease germs or get hurt in the city, and country folk will got to town to rest and get well. — Nikola Tesla

Everything that Marvel does, it’s a chess move. Nothing is by accident. — Chris Evans

I never did anything worth doing by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by accident; they came by work. — Plato

I just got out of the hospital. I was in a speed-reading accident. I hit a bookmark. — Steven Wright

It’s not an accident that musicians become musicians and engineers become engineers: it’s what they’re born to do. If you can tune into your purpose and really align with it, setting goals so that your vision is an expression of that purpose, then life flows much more easily. — Jack Canfield

I had no work after ‘Gangster’ for two years, and my sister Rangoli met with an accident that destroyed her looks. My struggle with my parents combined with the industry not accepting me made me feel alienated. — Kangana Ranaut

In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way. — Franklin D. Roosevelt

To me it’s no accident that all the symphony orchestras around the world tune up to the note A. And A is 440 cycles, except in Germany where it’s 444. But the universe is 450 cycles. So what I’m trying to say is, I think it’s God’s voice, melody especially. Counterpoint, retrograde inversion, harmony… that’s the science and the craft. — Quincy Jones

You see people in the left lane, and as long as they are on the speed limit, they stay there. Get in the right lane and let people pass you – let the police worry about somebody who wants to speed. Don’t force them pass in the right lane and zig zag, which can create an accident, just because you think you’re correct. — Mario Andretti

I think it no accident that most of those emigrating to America in the 19th century identified with the Democratic Party. We are a heterogeneous party made up of Americans of diverse backgrounds. — Barbara Jordan

I wanted to race cars. I didn’t like school, and all I wanted to do was work on cars. But right before I graduated, I got into a really bad car accident, and I spent that summer in the hospital thinking about where I was heading. I decided to take education more seriously and go to a community college. — George Lucas

The novel, for me, was an accident. I really don’t consider myself a novelist. — Wole Soyinka

Excellence is a continuous process and not an accident. — A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Much of the uncertainty of law is not an unfortunate accident: it is of immense social value. — Sonia Sotomayor

I’m a singer and a writer first. I started to rap by accident, being playful. — Kesha

It’s no accident many accuse me of conducting public affairs with my heart instead of my head. Well, what if I do? Those who don’t know how to weep with their whole heart don’t know how to laugh either. — Golda Meir

By curious accident of history and geography, the world’s major energy resources are located pretty much in Shiite regions. They’re a minority in the Middle East, but they happen to be where the oil is, right around the northern part of the Gulf. — Noam Chomsky

Be Prepared… the meaning of the motto is that a scout must prepare himself by previous thinking out and practicing how to act on any accident or emergency so that he is never taken by surprise. — Robert Baden-Powell

There is no such thing as chance; and what seem to us merest accident springs from the deepest source of destiny. — Friedrich Schiller

A discovery is said to be an accident meeting a prepared mind. — Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

The principle of self-government cannot be violated with impunity. The individual’s right to it is sacred – regardless of class, caste, race, color, sex or any other accident or incident of birth. — Susan B. Anthony

The space shuttle is a better and safer rocket than it was before the Challenger accident. — Sally Ride

I suppose I try to look for those things where the world turns on you. It’s every automobile accident, every accident at a party, you’re having a good time until suddenly you’re not. — John Irving

If a neighbor is killed in a car accident, do you sell your car and stop driving? — Mario Andretti

My parents certainly didn’t have anything to do with the theater. I’m some kind of accident. — Alan Rickman

True economy consists in always making the income exceed the out-go. Wear the old clothes a little longer if necessary; dispense with the new pair of gloves; mend the old dress: live on plainer food if need be; so that, under all circumstances, unless some unforeseen accident occurs, there will be a margin in favor of the income. — P. T. Barnum

The odds against life in the universe are simply astonishing. Yet here we are, not only existing, but talking about existing. What can account for it? Can every one of those many parameters have been perfect by accident? At what point is it fair to admit that science suggests that we cannot be the result of random forces? — Eric Metaxas

I don’t really consider myself a novelist, it just came out purely by accident. — Wole Soyinka

Part of the bargain of being alive is that one takes a chance at dying a premature or painful death, be it from violence, accident, or disease. — Steven Pinker

A weak man is just by accident. A strong but non-violent man is unjust by accident. — Mahatma Gandhi

If men have a smell it’s usually an accident. — Jeff Foxworthy

I’m simply an accident. Why take it all so seriously? — Emil Cioran

I fell into makeup by accident, but I found my love for it, and once I realized that I could actually turn it into a huge business, that’s when I started taking it a little bit more seriously, but it’s always something that I knew could be something. — James Charles

It’s probably not an accident that the films that I care about happen to be about issues that matter to me, stories that I want to tell. — Angelina Jolie

Stardom isn’t a profession, it’s an accident. — Lauren Bacall

Never insult anyone by accident. — Robert A. Heinlein

Accident counts for as much in companionship as in marriage. — Henry Adams

People need to be insured so when you have an accident out there, or when something catastrophic happens to you, that you’re covered and there’s not someone else has to pay for you. That is as simple as that. — Arnold Schwarzenegger

I was 30 before I realized, you know, that I probably was an accident. These things just suddenly hit you one day. — Elizabeth Warren

A beautiful lady is an accident of nature. A beautiful old lady is a work of art. — Louis Nizer

I never thought I was going to be a singer. That was an accident. — Grace Jones

One must do the same subject over again ten times, a hundred times. In art nothing must resemble an accident, not even movement. — Edgar Degas

I had – after I sang the ‘Star Spangled Banner’ so badly, after my tragic singing accident, after that, you know, all my stuff kind of, like, really got even more full blown and, you know, I got stage fright and, you know, I couldn’t do stand-up anymore and let alone sing and all the other things. — Roseanne Barr

I was a very young girl and I got into fashion very much by accident, wanting to be independent. What was wonderful was that while I was learning and discovering – learning about the work, discovering myself as a woman – I was allowing other women to feel the same way. — Diane von Furstenberg

I never wanted to write. I just wrote letters home from a kibbutz in Israel to reassure my parents that I was still alive and well fed and having a great time. They thought these letters were brilliant and sent them to a newspaper. So I became a writer by accident. — Maeve Binchy

After the bones mended, my left eye was smaller than my right, and my eyebrow never grew back. But you know what? Big deal. I think I became beautiful after the accident. I became kinder, more aware. I gained respect for other people. — Iman

Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort. — Paul J. Meyer

I went to school at night in L.A. to brush up on my engineering while I applied to the astronaut program. I really did not know if I would get in. It was the year after the Challenger accident in 1987. — Mae Jemison

Although focusing is best pursued as a deliberate strategy over a period of time, it is also valuable as a kind of psychological first-aid, as useful to a distressed, ‘stuck’ person as a tourniquet to an accident victim. — Marilyn Ferguson

The mother-in-law had an accident at work. A hot rivet dropped down her drawers and she fell off the oil rig. — Les Dawson

Illinois then had no legislation providing compensation for accident or disease caused by occupation. — Alice Hamilton

Art was always my main focus; I fell into writing by accident in the 1980s, writing magazine articles to pay for my studio. I have to put myself into the position of writing; sometimes it doesn’t work, and sometimes it works great. — Douglas Coupland

I am essentially a recluse who will have very little to do with people wherever he may be. I think that most people only make me nervous – that only by accident, and in extremely small quantities, would I ever be likely to come across people who wouldn’t. — H. P. Lovecraft

My belief is that I wasn’t born into Judaism by accident, and so I needed to find ways to honor that. — Ram Dass

Quality is never an accident. It is always the result of intelligent effort. — John Ruskin

Talent is an accident of genes – and a responsibility. — Alan Rickman

My musical career was an accident. — Sade Adu

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