65 Serendipity Quotes On Success In Life

These serendipity quotes will inspire you. Serendipity, the faculty or phenomenon of finding valuable or agreeable things not sought for; also an instance of this. The occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging serendipity quotes, serendipity sayings, and serendipity proverbs.

Best Serendipity Quotes

  1. “Serendipity. Look for something, find something else, and realize that what you’ve found is more suited to your needs than what you thought you were looking for.” ~ Lawrence Block
  2. “The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not ‘Eureka!’ but ‘That’s funny…'” ~ Isaac Asimov
  3. “The universe is always speaking to us… sending us little messages, causing coincidences and serendipities, reminding us to stop, to look around, to believe in something else, something more.” ~ Nancy Thayer
  4. “I am a firm believer in serendipity- all the random pieces coming together in one wonderful moment when suddenly you see what their purpose was all along.” ~ David Levithan

  5. “Risk-taking, trust, and serendipity are key ingredients of joy. Without risk, nothing new ever happens. Without trust, fear creeps in. Without serendipity, there are no surprises.” ~ Rita Gelman
  6. “Surrender is a state of living in the flow, trusting what is, and being open to serendipity and surprises.” ~ Judith Orloff
  7. “Life is full of surprises and serendipity. Being open to unexpected turns in the road is an important part of success. If you try to plan every step, you may miss those wonderful twists and turns. Just find your next adventure-do it well, enjoy it-and then, not now, think about what comes next.” ~ Condoleezza Rice , Serendipity quotes life
  8. “Serendipity is looking in a haystack for a needle and discovering a farmer’s daughter.” ~ Julius H. Comroe, Jr.

  9. “I find that a great part of the information I have was acquired by looking up something and finding something else on the way.” ~ Franklin P. Adams
  10. “What possibilities exist here? What is presenting itself to me IN THIS MOMENT that I can use? In a very real sense, it’s meditation in motion, the practical application of an esoteric practice. And it relies on the acceptance of serendipity. Serendipity, the effect of accidentally discovering something fortunate” ~ Tom Bergeron
  11. “Vital lives are about action. You can’t feel warmth unless you create it, can’t feel delight until you play, can’t know serendipity unless you risk.” ~ Joan Erikson
  12. “There’ll always be serendipity involved in discovery.” ~ Jeff Bezos

  13. “We all move on the fringes of eternity and are sometimes granted vistas through fabric of illusion. Many refuse to admit it: I feel a mystery exists. There are certain times, when, as on the whisper of the wind, there comes a clear and quiet realization that there is indeed a presence in the world, a nonhuman entity that is not necessarily inhuman.” ~ Ansel Adams
  14. “Sometimes serendipity is just intention unmasked.” ~ Elizabeth Berg
  15. “There’s always going to be the circumstances you can’t plan for. There’s always the unexpected relevance and the serendipity.” ~ Jason Silva
  16. “Maybe the absence of signs is a sign.” ~ John Cusack

  17. “I’ve always loved life, and I’ve never known what’s ahead. I love not knowing what might be round the corner. I love serendipity.” ~ Twiggy
  18. “Serendipity… You will understand it better by the derivation than by the definition. I once read a silly fairy tale, called ‘The Three Princes of Serendip’: as their Highnesses traveled, they were always making discoveries, by accidents and sagacity, of things which they were not in quest of.” ~ Horace Walpole
  19. “If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid.” ~ Epictetus
  20. “Innovation is serendipity, so you don’t know what people will make.” ~ Tim Berners-Lee

  21. “Serendipity is the way to make discoveries, by accident but also by sagacity, of things one is not in quest of. Based on experience, knowledge, it is the creative exploitation of the unforeseen.” ~ Adrian Bejan
  22. “One aspect of serendipity to bear in mind is that you have to be looking for something in order to find something else.” ~ Lawrence Block
  23. “Serendipity is when you find things you weren’t looking for because finding what you are looking for is so damned difficult.” ~ Erin McKean
  24. “Travel light and trust in serendipity.” ~ Mike Brown

  25. “I had the serendipity of modeling during a temporary interlude between Twiggy and Kate Moss when it was actually okay for women to look as if we ate and enjoyed life.” ~ Cybill Shepherd
  26. “When the orbits of these two satellites of ours happened to cross paths, we could be together. Maybe even open our hearts to each other. But that was only for the briefest moment. In the next instant, we’d be in absolute solitude. Until we burned up and became nothing.” ~ Haruki Murakami
  27. “In reality, serendipity accounts for one percent of the blessings we receive in life, work, and love. The other 99 percent is due to our efforts.” ~ Peter McWilliams
  28. “Serendipity is putting a quarter in the gumball machine and having three pieces come rattling out instead of one-all red.” ~ Peter H. Reynolds

  29. “I had one of the best days of my life. I spent the afternoon with my two kids and my ex-wife at Serendipity. Then I came to the theater, and you know, I think I did the play the best Ive ever done it.” ~ Gabriel Byrne
  30. “Remember the Three Princes of Serendip who went out looking for treasure? They didn’t find what they were looking for, but they kept finding things just as valuable. That’s serendipity, and our business [drugs] is full of it.” ~ George W. Bush
  31. “You know being relevant or coming up with something interesting, funny to say about what’s current is just as hard as it might ever be depending on the serendipity of it all.” ~ Lily Tomlin
  32. “You know the Greeks didn’t write obituaries. They only asked one question after a man died: “Did he have passion?”” ~ Jeremy Piven

  33. “Synergy and serendipity often play a big part in medical and scientific advances.” ~ Julie Bishop
  34. “You don’t reach Serendib by plotting a course for it. You have to set out in good faith for elsewhere and lose your bearings… serendipitously.” ~ John Barth
  35. “We always loved to say ‘If I’d had a Monday-morning class, I never would have met you’. Or ‘If you’d been reading something else, none of this would have happened’. We didn’t believe in fate, but we believed in serendipity. We felt very lucky.” ~ David Levithan
  36. “There is a fine line between serendipity and stalking.” ~ David Coleman

  37. “It is true that my discovery of LSD was a chance discovery, but it was the outcome of planned experiments and these experiments took place in the framework of systematic pharmaceutical, chemical research. It could better be described as serendipity.” ~ Albert Hofmann
  38. “[In the case of research director, Willis R. Whitney, whose style was to give talented investigators as much freedom as possible, you may define “serendipity” as] the art of profiting from unexpected occurrences. When you do things in that way you get unexpected results. Then you do something else and you get unexpected results in another line, and you do that on a third line and then all of a sudden you see that one of these lines has something to do with the other. Then you make a discovery that you never could have made by going on a direct road.” ~ Irving Langmuir
  39. “Politics is a lot of serendipity. You’re in the right place and the right time and you’ve got the right message, and it either connects for you or, or it doesn’t.” ~ Jon Huntsman, Jr.
  40. “What people call serendipity sometimes is just having your eyes open.” ~ Jose Manuel Barroso

  41. “I believe in serendipity, but I also believe there are times when you have to be the one who lines up everything so it can fall into place.” ~ Susan Stroman
  42. “Without question, we make choices – and those choices have consequences. So can you control your own destiny? To a degree, certainly. Must you have faith in serendipity? Without question, you’d better. Otherwise, you’re foolish.” ~ Tom Hanks
  43. “Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant, there is no such thing. Making your unknown known is the important thing.” ~ Georgia O’Keeffe
  44. “When you broadcast your book reading voluntarily, it creates moments of fascinating serendipity.” ~ Clive Thompson

  45. “The seeds of great discoveries are constantly floating around us, but they only take root in minds well-prepared to receive them.” ~ Joseph Henry
  46. “When I write about “realizations,” I am describing a state in which a practitioner has wisdom of who she or he is, and has embodied that wisdom; it has become integrated into daily life, thoughts, and activities. We often view “awakening” as first step towards such realization. Awakening can occur in the blink of an eye, frequently through the direct, heart-opening (heart-breaking) transmission of grace from an awakened teacher.” ~ Russell Targ
  47. “Work hard, not in grunt work, but in chasing such opportunities and maximizing exposure to them. This makes living in big cities invaluable because you increase the odds of serendipitous encounters-you gain exposure to the envelope of serendipity.” ~ Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  48. “It is the unforeseeable that creates the event.” ~ Georges Braque

  49. “Plan to the extent that feels right to you at a particular time in your life, but always be open to serendipity.” ~ Steve Leveen
  50. “All of us know about learning life’s lessons through pain, struggle, and loss. But few of us realize that it is often the gentlest lessons that teach us most. Serendipity can instruct us as much as sorrow.” ~ Sarah Ban Breathnach
  51. “In the beginning of my photography, I controlled everything: rearranging the room, lighting it, and telling people what to do and where to put their hands. By the last project, I was basically totally at the mercy of serendipity.” ~ Philip-Lorca diCorcia
  52. “Serendipity was my tour guide, assisted by caprice” ~ Pico Iyer

  53. “There’s a serendipity to real life that the Internet can’t duplicate. Do you use the library? For anything? Well, sometimes you end up picking up the book next to the one you were looking for, and it’s that book that changes your life.” ~ Laura Lippman
  54. “You can have the other words-chance, luck, coincidence, serendipity. I’ll take grace. I don’t know what it is exactly, but I’ll take it.” ~ Mary Oliver
  55. “For me, serendipity, coincidence, and chance are more interesting than any preconceived construct of our human encounters.” ~ Charles Traub
  56. “Serendipity always rewards the prepared.” ~ Katori Hall

  57. “You need messiness and magic, serendipity and insanity. Creativity comes from time off, and time out.” ~ Timothy Egan
  58. “There are people and places and events you’d prefer to forget or at least gloss over. In the end, you can slap a pretty label on it – like serendipity or fate. Or you can believe that it’s just the random way life unfolds.” ~ Emily Giffin
  59. “The object isn’t to make art, it’s to be in that wonderful state which makes art inevitable.” ~ Robert Henri
  60. “We have built a thousand temples to Fortune and not one to Reason” ~ Marcus Cornelius Fronto

  61. “Significant inventions are not mere accidents. The erroneous view [that they are] is widely held, and it is one that the scientific and technical community, unfortunately, has done little to dispel. Happenstance usually plays a part, to be sure, but there is much more to invention than the popular notion of a bolt out of the blue. Knowledge in-depth and in breadth are virtual prerequisites. Unless the mind is thoroughly charge beforehand, the proverbial spark of genius, if it should manifest itself, probably will find nothing to ignite.” ~ Paul Flory
  62. “When we sit down day after day and keep grinding, something mysterious starts to happen… Unseen forces enlist in our cause; serendipity reinforces our purpose.” ~ Steven Pressfield
  63. “Serendipity looks a lot like creativity, at least at a distance, and if I can tap into these ways in which one thing resembles another.” ~ Jonathon Keats

  64. “If something is going on, I hear about it. I like to talk to people, I socialize. Television is a waste of time. Human contact is what matters.” ~ Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  65. “Some of the greatest things, as I understand, they have come about by serendipity, the greatest discoveries” ~ Alan Alda

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