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Weekend Words: Luck

by Weekend Editors on January 6, 2013

Albrecht Dürer, “Nemesis or Good Fortune” (c. 1502). Engraving, 332 x 232 mm. Staatliche Kunsthalle, Karlsruhe. (click to enlarge) (image via Web Gallery of Art)

Albrecht Dürer, “Nemesis or Good Fortune” (c. 1502). Engraving, 332 x 232 mm. Staatliche Kunsthalle, Karlsruhe. (click to enlarge) (image via Web Gallery of Art)

An exquisite corpse of apposite quotes from the Hyperallergic Weekend Editors.

Unlucky? Now that we’re officially in year 13 of the 21st century, Weekend Words asks, “What’s luck got to do with it?”

“Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.”

—Ralph Waldo Emerson

“I believe in luck: how else can you explain the success of those you dislike?”

—Jean Cocteau

“Has any one supposed it lucky to be born?
I hasten to inform him or her, it is just as lucky to die
and I know it.”

—Walt Whitman, “Song of Myself”

“If you were to ask me if I’d ever had the bad luck to miss my daily cocktail, I’d have to say I doubt it; where certain things are concerned, I plan ahead.”

—Luis Bunuel

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