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" I'm actually an evangelical atheist, but there is something I recognise about religion: that it gives people a chance to surrender. "
" For me, conferences are like little mental vacations: a chance to go visit an interesting place for a couple of days, and come back rested and refreshed with new ideas and perspectives. "
" Spotting a rare bird is never worth the bite of a cur. Once bitten by a German shepherd, I knew that I preferred cats, even if they are bird-killers. Life is long enough for more than one chance at a rare bird. "
James D. Watson
" Valor is of no service, chance rules all, and the bravest often fall by the hands of cowards. "
" The biggest crime in England is to rise above your station. It's fine to be a pop star. 'Oh, it's great, lots of fun, aren't they sweet, these pop stars! But to think you have anything to say about how the world should work? What arrogance!' "
" When you learn about the teaching and the practice of another tradition, you always have a chance to understand your own teaching and practice. "
Thich Nhat Hanh
" If given a chance, I would really want to explore the monuments in Delhi, like Qutub Minar and the forts. I have been there as a child, but now I want to go back and understand the history and significance behind them. We take all of these things for granted in life. "
" Walking at random through the streets, we came by chance upon the Cathedral of Notre Dame. I shall long remember my first impression of the scene within. The lofty gothic ceiling arched far above my head and through the stained windows the light came but dimly - it was all still, solemn and religious. "
" John Cleese was a big hero of mine. He grew up in Weston Super Mare near Bristol where I grew up; he was always very tall and gangly, but he was smart and used his physicality in a very funny way. I used to think, 'Well he came from Weston and he did it, so there's a chance for me.' "
" I have to admit, like so many women, I always knew there was a chance. But like so many women, I never thought it would be me. I never thought I'd hear those devastating words: 'You have breast cancer.' "
Debbie Wasserman Schultz
" Across our country, social enterprise partnerships between the public and private sectors are providing millions of Americans - young and old - a second chance. "
George R. Roberts
" Honestly, I'm on the road so much that I never really get a chance to go to baseball games. "
" We have the tendency to run away from suffering and to look for happiness. But, in fact, if you have not suffered, you have no chance to experience real happiness. "
" Sure, the first light snowfall may be a chance to dance giddily, leaving squeaky footprints through the neighborhood, marking the runner's right to the domain. But later drubbings of snow merely complicate running. Snow turns to ice, to slush, to ice again. Tire ruts twist ankles. New snow hides the hazards. "
" I want the chance to play very different characters, and I've always wanted to do more films. "
" I'm all about taking chances. You have to ask yourself, if you're not taking any chances, are you actually even living? Every time you walk out of your door and you're out in the world, you take a chance on not coming back. That is the danger and the dynamic of being alive. "
" When you're a chef, you graze. You never get a chance to sit down and eat. They don't actually sit down and eat before you cook. So when I finish work, the first thing I'll do, and especially when I'm in New York, I'll go for a run. And I'll run 10 or 15k on my - and I run to gain my appetite. "
" You don't have to be a believer in Jesus Christ to be a gracious individual and understand that everybody messes up and that most are looking for a second chance. "
" You hit home runs not by chance but by preparation. "
" Getting Richard Norris his new face wasn't easy. For starters, doctors needed a donor who wasn't just a favorable blood match but also had the proper skeletal features and skin color - they calculated only a 14 percent chance they'd find one. Then there was the epic surgery that took a team of 150 people. "
Jeanne Marie Laskas
" The more completely we focus our attention on our Creator and Lord, the less chance there is of our being distracted by creatures. "
" Good luck has its storms. "
" No dictator can last forever. History shows that in the end, people around the dictator bring about change. Of course, a lot of high-ranking officials don't want change because they want to keep power. But there are other good people who want change. I believe they are waiting for the chance. "
" With 'Stardust', I hope what I was doing is giving 30-year-olds and 40-year-olds and 25-year-olds and 60-year-olds a chance to get the same sense of wonder, the same feeling, the same magic, that they got in reading the classic fairy tales as children. "
" You only get one chance at life and you have to grab it boldly. "
" I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it. "
" It's not that people don't like classical music. It's that they don't have the chance to understand and to experience it. "
" Even when you have doubts, take that step. Take chances. Mistakes are never a failure - they can be turned into wisdom. "
" Liberals will continue to put forward positive solutions that will help our economy grow and give all Canadians a real and fair chance at success. "
" I believe in luck: how else can you explain the success of those you dislike? "
" As a kid, what brought me in the gym, what got me in there every day was a chance to break your personal best, a chance to be strong; I just really, really dig that. "