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" You weren't going to the theater to change the world, but you had a chance to affect the world, the thinking and the feelings of the world. "
James Earl Jones
" Good luck has its storms. "
" In my 20s, life seemed endless. At 49, I've had a chance to see how dark life can be, and I am far more aware of the constraints of time than when I wrote 'The Kite Runner.' I realise there is only a limited number of things I can do. "
" There's a lot of potential that goes unused in places like South Central L.A., a lot of brilliant, smart people who just don't have that chance to show it. "
" It's good to have a lot of once-in-a-lifetimes in your lifetime. If you get the chance to skydive, go skydiving. If you're offered a part in a weird Shakespeare play in San Diego, slap on some tights and rock out some iambic pentameter. "
Neil Patrick Harris
" Just by luck, I picked good heroes to worship. "
" Credit card companies are jacking up interest rates, lowering credit limits, and closing accounts - and people who have made timely payments are not exempt. So even if you pay off your balance - and that's tough when interest rates are insanely high - there's a good chance your credit limit will be slashed, and that will hurt your FICO score. "
" Man, if I get a chance to speak on the microphone, I've got to say something somewhere in there. You know, I'm going to laugh and have fun, too, but something has to be said that has some substance, because this is a platform, and the power that we have with words and with this microphone is phenomenal. "
" For me, it's just finding ways to create shots. I feel like if I got a shot off, it has a good chance of going in. So it's finding ways of creating different shots. Being smart. I watch film a lot, and different tricks that I can do to get my shot off the ball and creating ways to get shots off of pick-and-rolls or one-on-one situations like that. "
" The Special Olympics motto, 'Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt,' really speaks to me because it embodies exactly what I have pursued in my life. Really, that's all any of us can hope for - a chance to be brave and to pursue a dream. "
" If you know you can do it - if you can already chart every day in your future - then why bother? Choose to do something you have more trouble imagining. Take a chance. "
" Hold puppies, kittens, and babies anytime you get the chance. "
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
" If you take no risks, you will suffer no defeats. But if you take no risks, you win no victories. "
Richard M. Nixon
" Each of us has about 40 chances to accomplish our goals in life. I learned this first through agriculture, because all farmers can expect to have about 40 growing seasons, giving them just 40 chances to improve on every harvest. "
Howard Graham Buffett
" When I teach seminars, I tell people, 'Your stuff has to look like something that's out there, because otherwise nobody will take a chance on you.' "
" I'm proud to be part of the Dr. Pepper Scholarship Giveaway. It's a great program that gives me the chance to brighten the day for some lucky college students with free tuition. "
" The drums of Africa still beat in my heart. They will not let me rest while there is a single Negro boy or girl without a chance to prove his worth. "
Mary McLeod Bethune
" I just do whatever it is that I believe I should do, regardless of the risks to my life. "
" I tend to be a person who starts with the presumption that I should trust you until you abuse the privilege, and then our relationship is forever changed. That's a very big line, and chances are it's not going to work if it's crossed. I warn people that this is how I'm going to deal with it. "
" If you turn a smiling face on the world, you've got a chance of finishing up a good-looking old person. "
" I do believe in humanism, and I believe that we should treat each other with respect and care and look after each other. All human beings should have an equal chance to survive in society, and inequality is a big problem in society. "
" The public health of five million children should not be left to luck or chance. "
" I don't like work... but I like what is in work - the chance to find yourself. Your own reality - for yourself, not for others - which no other man can ever know. "
" If you like the stuff I do, my chances of liking you go up. "
" If everybody is doing it one way, there's a good chance you can find your niche by going exactly in the opposite direction. "
" There was a period where I was a little scared that I'd blown my chance. "
" We are given to the cult of personality; when things go badly we look to some messiah to save us. If by chance we think we have found one, it will not be long before we destroy him. "
" Each year, Labor Day gives us an opportunity to recognize the invaluable contributions that working men and women make to our nation, our economy and our collective prosperity. It gives us a chance to show gratitude for workers' grit, dedication, ingenuity and strength, which define our nation's character. "
Thomas E. Perez
" Before the first year, nobody gave it a chance. Now, 36 years later, everybody knows Monday Night Football. "
" Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together. "
James Cash Penney
" You gotta learn that if you don't get it by midnight, chances are you ain't gonna get it, and if you do, it ain't worth it. "