Fernand Braudel - The things that I've done that have totally been remembered, they've always started with the same kind of engine, they've always started with someone saying 'I have to make this film - I'm going to make this film whatever the odds'.
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Haim Ginott - Actors are trusting souls, and we must go by gut-level instinct, even after our agents and business managers weigh all the odds.
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Robert F. Goheen - The new always happens against the overwhelming odds of statistical laws and their probability, which for all practical, everyday purposes amounts to certainty; the new therefore always appears in the guise of a miracle.
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John Hales - If children have the ability to ignore all odds and percentages, then maybe we can all learn from them. When you think about it, what other choice is there but to hope? We have two options, medically and emotionally: give up, or Fight Like Hell.
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William Rowan Hamilton - When we got married, nobody gave it more than two weeks. There were bets all over the country, with astronomical odds against us.
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William H. Hunt - I don't even know what the odds are for one kid or one team to make it here. Obviously, being from Canada this is their Stanley Cup - they made it. It's hard enough to get here and it's hard enough to advance.
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Benno C. Schmidt, Jr. - I listen to a mixture of old jazz, contemporary, pop, some world beat stuff and various odds and ends.
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Gloria Stuart - Think of success as a game of chance in which you have control over the odds. As you begin to master concepts in personal achievement, you are increasing your odds of achieving success.
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- I like to be against the odds.
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- Sports is a metaphor for overcoming obstacles and achieving against great odds. Athletes, in times of difficulty, can be important role models.
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- Well, the odds must be against anybody being able to fly around the world in a balloon on the first attempt. All of us who are attempting to go around the world in balloons are effectively flying in experimental craft because these craft cannot be tested.
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- I am in an adolescence in reverse, as mysterious as the first, except that this time I feel it as a decay of the odds that I might live for a while, that I can sleep it off.
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- If we do what is necessary, all the odds are in our favor.
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- But no, had I been successful in my 20s I would have been just fine. But it is nice to defy the odds.
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- The odds are not in your favor the older you get, especially if you're a woman in this business.
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- In Hollywood if you're good looking, tall, have OK teeth and nice skin, the odds of being successful are great. If you're short and fat, it's a different story. But as long as you look like a leading man type, half your job is done already.
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- I also wanted to do something that I hadn't really seen in almost any black novels, which was a complex love story in which both people were extremely intelligent and talented and understood a lot of things and were still at odds getting it together.
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- Beware of endeavoring to become a great man in a hurry. One such attempt in ten thousand may succeed. These are fearful odds.
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- Every time you go to the doctor and get a good report, the odds keep staking more in your favour.
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- You know, I think I did originally have some sort of idea of maybe a Where Eagles Dare kind of mission against impossible odds, but it really sort of died before I had a chance to really go anywhere with it, and then just doing the book was out of the question.
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- To nourish children and raise them against odds is in any time, any place, is more valuable than to fix bolts in cars or design nuclear weapons.
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- The odds were against us, but we deserve to be where we are.
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- The more decisions you make, the better, statistically, your odds of success are. And what I also learned was, it doesn't matter: anything can be fixed. When you're directing, you can agonize, but you can't indulge. Stuff has to happen.
[ Agonize Also Anything Better Decisions Directing Fixed Happen Indulge Learned Make Matter More Odds Statistically Stuff Success Your]
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- It's like there was the Union, and then there's the Union Management. In some of the strikes that I covered when I saw the strike starting to break, wasn't necessarily when Management was giving in, more so than when the strikers were at odds with the Union Management.
[ Break Covered Giving Management More Necessarily Odds Saw Some Starting Strike Strikes Than Then Union Were]
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- Of course, you would have to be insane to hope your child grows up to be a playwright or poet. Given the odds, you would have to be quite cavalier about your children's future.
[ Child Children Course Future Given Grows Hope Insane Odds Playwright Poet Quite Up Would Your]
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- It's a great challenge to come from little New Zealand and beat the odds in Hollywood.
[ Beat Challenge Come Great Hollywood Little New Odds Zealand]
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- The odds against there being a bomb on a plane are a million to one, and against two bombs a million times a million to one. Next time you fly, cut the odds and take a bomb.
[ Against Being Bomb Bombs Cut Fly Million Next Odds Plane Take Time Times Two]
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- I am not a perfect servant. I am a public servant doing my best against the odds. As I develop and serve, be patient. God is not finished with me yet.
[ Against Am Best Develop Doing Finished God Odds Patient Perfect Public Servant Serve Yet]
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- Despite all odds we have emerged as one people and one country.
[ Country Despite Emerged Odds]
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- Leaders are visionaries with a poorly developed sense of fear and no concept of the odds against them.
[ Against Concept Developed Fear Leaders Odds Poorly Sense Them Visionaries]
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- Being a member of the labor force and a full-time parent means trying to manage against overwhelming odds in an unresponsive society.
[ Against Being Force Full-Time Labor Manage Means Member Odds Overwhelming Parent Society Trying Unresponsive]
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- Sometimes the odds are against you-the director doesn't know what the hell he's doing, or something falls apart in the production, or you're working with an actor who's just unbearable.
[ Actor Against Apart Director Doing Falls Hell Just Know Odds Production Something Sometimes Unbearable Working]
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- Instead of an attic with a few test tubes, bits of wire and odds and ends, the attack on the atomic nucleus has required the development and construction of great instruments on an engineering scale.
[ Atomic Attack Attic Bits Construction Development Ends Engineering Few Great Instead Instruments Nucleus Odds Required Scale Test Tubes Wire]
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- There will be no misgiving, no shrinking back, no calculation of overpowering odds, no terror of possible consequences, if you frankly accept the gift which God offers you to-morrow.
[ Accept Back Calculation Consequences Frankly Gift God Misgiving Odds Offers Overpowering Possible Shrinking Terror To-Morrow Which Will]
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- If I could offer but one helpful hint to young Hoosiers hoping to better their odds for success in life, I would simply note the importance of thoughtful reading.
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- And how can man die better than facing fearful odds, for the ashes of his fathers, and the temples of his Gods?
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- When I meet large women who walk with confidence and are articulate and really have an understanding of how they walk in this world, I love them so deeply for being able to overcome such unbelievable odds.
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- Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.
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- In my career as an actor, there is a catchphrase that Scofield always says often in regards to his brother, 'Have a little faith.' In my own career as an actor, there were times when I was the only one who believed in myself in the face of the odds.
[ Actor Always Believed Brother Career Face Faith His Little Myself Odds Often Only Own Regards Says Times Were]
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- The involuntary character of psychiatric treatment is at odds with the spirit and ethics of medicine itself.
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- You can kill ten of our men for every one we kill of yours. But even at those odds, you will lose and we will win.
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- I know of no higher fortitude than stubborness in the face of overwhelming odds.
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- The odds are always against you no matter what your previous history is. You have to overcome the tendency to relax.
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- Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you.
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- I've always made a total effort, even when the odds seemed entirely against me. I never quit trying; I never felt that I didn't have a chance to win.
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- Sure, I always chose rebels to identify with - I still do - but to me a rebel isn't so much someone who breaks the law as someone who goes against the odds.
[ Against Always Breaks Chose Goes Identify Law Much Odds Rebel Rebels Someone Still Sure]
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- And these two elements are at odds with one another because Freud is utterly adversary to almost all the ways of structuring the human experience found in Western religions. No Western religion can countenance Freud's view of man.
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- If you are a genius, you'll make your own rules, but if not - and the odds are against it - go to your desk no matter what your mood, face the icy challenge of the paper - write.
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- The odds against an adoptee ending up as the child of the President of the United States are staggering. But then, so are the odds against a movie star becoming president.
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- What is madness but nobility of soul at odds with circumstance.
[ Circumstance Madness Nobility Odds Soul]
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- I know that the odds are against a marriage lasting 60 years.
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- You should never bet against anything in science at odds of more than about 1012 to 1.
[ Against Anything Bet More Never Odds Science Should Than]
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- If the seams are showing, there is something wrong with the performance or the construction of the piece. This idea is completely at odds with our modern visual experience, because everything today is based on montage.
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- Scientists and creationists are always at odds, of course.
[ Always Course Creationists Odds Scientists]
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- I think all of us certainly believed the statistics which said that probably 88% chance of mission success and maybe 96% chance of survival. And we were willing to take those odds.
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- I asked no odds and I give none. A guy got in my way, I run over him.
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- You shouldn't have any betting in the locker room at all, whether it's baseball or it's horses. You can't beat the horses. You can't beat any kind of gambling because they have the odds.
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- Life is a gamble, at terrible odds - if it was a bet you wouldn't take it.
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- I want to lift the audience to the miraculous in human nature. After all, we shouldn't be here, with all the odds against us in nature. It's kind of unusual and wonderful!
[ After Against Audience Here Human Kind Lift Miraculous Nature Odds Unusual Us Want Wonderful]
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- To fail is a natural consequence of trying, To succeed takes time and prolonged effort in the face of unfriendly odds. To think it will be any other way, no matter what you do, is to invite yourself to be hurt and to limit your enthusiasm for trying again.
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- I do believe that we have the opportunity to continue - I repeat myself over and over again with this - to redefine and reinvent ourselves and as long as we do that, then I think we've got some pretty good odds in our favor, because we're not always presenting the same thing.
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- 'Press Your Luck' was probably the most exciting because of the unpredictability of the game and how I won on one of the three days on the very last spin against all odds. It was one of those great unpredictable game show moments.
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- When you choose to be an actor, you are going against the odds.
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