— Cormac McCarthy, livro No Country for Old Men
Fonte: No Country for Old Men (2005)
— Alice Hoffman Novelist, young-adult writer, children's writer 1952
Fonte: Local Girls
— Joanne Harris, livro Chocolat
— Stephen King American author 1947
Everything's Eventual (2002), "Luckey Quarter"
— Johnny Depp American actor, film producer, and musician 1963
— François de La Rochefoucauld, livro Reflections; or Sentences and Moral Maxims
Il faut gouverner la fortune comme la santé: en jouir quand elle est bonne, prendre patience quand elle est mauvaise.
Reflections; or Sentences and Moral Maxims (1665–1678)
— John Flanagan Irish-American hammer thrower 1873 - 1938
Fonte: The Burning Bridge
— Albert Camus, livro Summer
Summer (1954), Return to Tipasa
Contexto: There is merely bad luck in not being loved; there is misfortune in not loving. All of us, today, are dying of this misfortune. For violence and hatred dry up the heart itself; the long fight for justice exhausts the love that nevertheless gave birth to it.
„Don’t you start. It’s bad enough that one of us feels he could have done more. We’re human, Campion—that’s all it boils down to. Human and not nearly as clever as we thought we were when it counted. End of story. When they put up the gravestone for our species, that’ll be the epitaph.“
— Alastair Reynolds, livro House of Suns
Fonte: House of Suns (2008), Chapter 39 (p. 509)
„Life is not easy. We all have problems-even tragedies-to deal with, and luck has nothing to do with it. Bad luck is only the superstitious excuse for those who don't have the wit to deal with the problems of life.“
— Joan Lowery Nixon American children's writer and journalist 1927 - 2003
Fonte: In The Face of Danger
„I sometimes think we consider too much the good luck of the early bird and not enough the bad luck of the early worm.“
— Franklin D. Roosevelt 32nd President of the United States 1882 - 1945
Roosevelt to Henry M. Heymann (2 December 1919), as quoted in Roosevelt and Howe (1962), by Alfred B. Rollins, Jr., p. 153
„The Ancient Egyptians considered it good luck to meet a swarm of Bees on the road. What they considered bad luck I couldn't say.“
— Will Cuppy American writer 1884 - 1949
The Bee, from Insects for Everybody
How to Attract the Wombat (1949)
„Mundies die awfully easily, don't they?"
"Isabelle, you know it's bad luck to talk about death in a sickroom.“
— Cassandra Clare, livro City of Bones
Fonte: City of Bones