Serendipity Quotes (51) Spiritual Sayings

Summary: Definition of Serendipity. Serendipity is the effect by which one accidentally stumbles upon something fortunate, especially while looking for something entirely unrelated.


“Shallow men believe in luck or in circumstance. Strong men believe in cause and effect.” 
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Sometimes serendipity is just intention unmasked.” 
~ Elizabeth Berg, The Year of Pleasures

“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 Erickson

Life is full of surprises and 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.
~ Condoleeza Rice

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 

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There'll always be serendipity involved in discovery. 
~ Jeff Bezos 

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. 

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 

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

“It's a bizarre but wonderful feeling, to arrive dead center of a target you didn't even know you were aiming for.” 
~ Lois McMaster Bujold

"In the fields of observation chance favours only the prepared mind."
~ Louis Pasteur

“Whether we name divine presence synchronicity, serendipity, or graced moment matters little. What matters is the reality that our hearts have been understood. Nothing is as real as a healthy dose of magic which restores our spirits.”
~ Nancy Long 

“If there are no miracles then we need to find another word for the existence of life – the existence of you and me – on earth. Call it a gift from spirit (God or god in whatever form works for you), serendipity, happenstance or plain good fortune. I invite you to look at your life as if it were a miracle. To treat your life in any other way seems to me to be a terrible waste of your unique presence on this planet.”
~ Robert White

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

Serendipity is looking in a haystack for a needle and discovering a farmer's daughter.
~ Julius H. Comroe, Jr.

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

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

There'll always be Serendipity involved in discovery.
~ Jeff Bezos

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

There's always going to be the circumstances you can't plan for. There's always the unexpected relevance and the Serendipity.
~ Jason Silva

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

Innovation is Serendipity, so you don't know what people will make.
~ Tim Berners-Lee

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

The most important thing about art is to work. Nothing else matters except sitting
down every day and trying. Why is this important? Because when we sit down day after
day and keep grinding, something mysterious starts to happen. A process is set in
motion by which, inevitably and infallibly, heaven comes to our aid. Unseen forces enlist
in our cause; Serendipity reinforces our purpose.
~ Steven Pressfield

Serendipity always rewards the prepared.
~ Katori Hall

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

We didn't believe in fate, but we believed in Serendipity. We felt very lucky.
~ David Levithan

I for sure believe in miracles. For me, a miracle is seeing the world with light in your eyes. It's knowing there's always hope and possibility where none seems to exist. Many people are so closed to miracles that even when one is boldly staring them in the face, they label it coincidence or Serendipity. I call it like I see it.
~ Oprah Winfrey

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

Most of us have one big idea at some point in our lives. That Eureka! moment. It comes to us all in 
Travel light and trust in Serendipity.
~ Mike Brown

Fact is, inventing an innovative business model is often mostly a matter of Serendipity.
~ Gary Hamel

Synergy and Serendipity often play a big part in medical and scientific advances.
~ Julie Bishop

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

For me, Serendipity, coincidence and chance are more interesting than any preconceived construct of our human encounters.
~ Charles Traub

Serendipity is nice, but hoping for luck and the magic of happenstance shouldn't be an excuse for a lack of proactivity. I had to learn for myself that waiting isn't a life plan.
~ Karen Finerman

I always leave room for Serendipity and chance.
~ Ken Stott

When you broadcast your book reading voluntarily, it creates moments of fascinating Serendipity.
~ Clive Thompson

Serendipity was my tour guide, assisted by caprice
~ Pico Iyer

What people call Serendipity sometimes is just having your eyes open,
~ Jose Manuel Barroso

Go to parties. You can't even start to know what you may find on the envelope of Serendipity. If you suffer from agoraphobia, send colleagues.
~ Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Mapping out dozens of deeply focused trips around the world has convinced me that preparation no more spoils the chance for spontaneity and Serendipity than discipline ruins the opportunity for genuine self-expression in sports, acting, or the tea ceremony.
~ Phil Cousineau

Most discoveries even today are a combination of Serendipity and of searching.
~ Siddhartha Mukherjee

You need messiness and magic, Serendipity and insanity. Creativity comes from time off, and time out.
~ Timothy Egan

I spend 90% of my time with people who don't report to me, which also allows for Serendipity, since I'm walking around the office all the time. You don't have to schedule Serendipity. It just happens.
~ Jack Dorsey

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

Some of the greatest things, as I understand, they have come about by Serendipity, the greatest discoveries
~ Alan Alda

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

The history of discovery is full of creative Serendipity.
~ Tom Kelley

Serendipity always rewards the prepared.
~ Katori Hall

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