Fortunate Quotes

We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Fortunate Quotes from Udonis Haslem, Armie Hammer, Ernie Fletcher, Luke Bryan, Anthony Bourdain. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.

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I’ve learned a lot from the experiences that I went through in high school, through college and overseas, and just everything in life. That is what prepared me for coming into the NBA, being undersized, no recognition, not getting anything easy, and I have been fortunate to prosper in this league.
Udonis Haslem
I feel fortunate. I’ve really gotten to work with amazing talented people, and to learn from them, which is why I’m doing this. If I can work with the best director I’m going to do it.
Armie Hammer
My vision for Kentucky is a Commonwealth where there is so much economic opportunity, and our quality of life is so high, that people who are born here can stay here, and people who aren’t fortunate enough to be born in Kentucky, can look forward to locating here.
Ernie Fletcher
Every day I wake up and I lay in bed counting my blessings and saying my prayers for how fortunate I am to have great fans and health and family.
Luke Bryan
I’ve been really fortunate in that I guess I was hired to do ‘A Cook’s Tour;’ I was already a known quantity, meaning I had written a really obnoxious book and nobody expected me to be anyone that I wasn’t already.
Anthony Bourdain
I would not want to be called a feminist. The feminists don’t believe in success for women and, of course, I believe that American women are the most fortunate people who ever lived on the face of the earth, can do anything they make up their minds to do.
Phyllis Schlafly
Politicians are there to try to deal with stuff, but sometimes it’s both fortunate and unfortunate that people like us have more… not involvement, but more power in the stuff that we say.
Thierry Henry
If a musician dares to get out of the box he’s been put in, people get confused. They want people where they can find them! I am fortunate in some respects as I’ve always been known as someone who ‘moves around’ and tries different things. But generally, we are supposed to stay where we’re put.
Phil Collins
‘The Homesman’ is my third collaboration with Tommy Lee Jones as director, and each time, I am aware of how fortunate I am.
Marco Beltrami
I feel fortunate to be part of the cooking community. We learn from each other.
Marcus Samuelsson
You can get money and make a really cheap movie. You can, from independent financers who are just giving you money to support artists. This is what was happening in the ’90s, and I was very fortunate to be a part of that.
Parker Posey
I’m just lucky. I do have very clear memories of childhood. I find that many people don’t, but I’m just very fortunate that I have that kind of memory.
Beverly Cleary
See, I’m fortunate that I get around a lot because of my movie business.
Chuck Zito
I’m so fortunate that I’ve chosen the right career path. Yes, perhaps I could have been out there with my own restaurant earning a load more dosh, but television has been good to me.
Ainsley Harriott
Very few people are fortunate enough to walk through countries like Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia, and I had seen them all. I had spoken to many on the street.
Ashleigh Banfield
I guess fortunate that I’m still around and I emphasize I guess because you never can tell what musicians would be playing had they been around as long as I have.
Sonny Rollins
I’ve been extraordinarily fortunate that I’ve been able to go live a very active, stressful life. And I don’t believe that my heart disease changed me for the worst.
Dick Cheney
I think everything works in cycles. I was fortunate enough to come along in the golden age for big men. There were guys like Hakeem Olajuwon and Patrick Ewing.
David Robinson
There’s no doubt that it’s still a dangerous place, Afghanistan. The fortunate thing is that the United States was helping to provide security for Chairman Karzai. And it shows that the United States is committed to that regime.
Condoleezza Rice
Advocates of capitalism are very apt to appeal to the sacred principles of liberty, which are embodied in one maxim: The fortunate must not be restrained in the exercise of tyranny over the unfortunate.
Bertrand Russell
It’s funny: over time, if you’re fortunate, you build a nice career, and you have these interesting moments, and I would not, looking back, trade any of them – ‘Red Tails,’ ’12 Years a Slave’ and ‘Undercover Brother.’
John Ridley
I love my wife and I know she loves me. We’re best friends. We’re just lucky to have found each other. It takes a lot of work but I just feel very blessed that I found the right person. It’s a very fortunate situation and not everyone has that.
Harry Connick, Jr.
I love a beautiful gown on stage, and luckily I’ve been fortunate to wear some amazing dresses.
Leona Lewis
I consider myself very fortunate. I mean, I think there’s that old saying, ‘Where there’s a will, there’s a way,’ and I just have such a passion for jazz music and playing the piano that I just find a way to make it work, so to speak. Fortunately, I have so far.
Aaron Diehl
When you think in terms of public service, I heard so much about what Mother Theresa had done in her life. And I was fortunate enough to get a chance to meet her and talk to her a lot about what motivates her and what drives her. And that, to me, is a person that really is an extraordinary role model.
Anthony Fauci
I’m really fortunate because, in my career, I haven’t had to deal with anybody trying to make me something I’m not.
Miranda Lambert
I’m an actor who wants to do great parts, and I’ve been very fortunate, for a long time, to get meaty roles, and sometimes some of them are meatier than others.
Patrick Wilson
It’s a blessing because the Baldwin vibe on the street is what I live for the most. I think our name is something that a lot of people get a good feeling about and brings a smile to their face, and we’re very fortunate.
Stephen Baldwin
We were fortunate enough to have several good books detailing the camps and the women. Some were by the survivors. I also got to talk to some of the women who had been in the camp, survivors.
Glenn Close
We have indeed been fortunate in this country. Over the last 200 some odd years since our Nation was founded, rarely have there been attacks upon our homeland.
Virgil Goode
I was fortunate to grow up in a middle-class home with two hardworking parents who enjoyed both reading and mathematics.
Freeman A. Hrabowski III
I was very fortunate to have gone to drama school in London for three years, and that was classical training in the sense that a lot of it was dominated by stage work, so I would love to go back to stage.
Rose Leslie
I had my first ‘Survivor Series’ in 1991 and I was fortunate enough to be an instrumental part of the shows I was on.
Ric Flair
In early 2008, it was confirmed that there would be an opportunity to build applications for the iPhone. We were fortunate enough to make the right call on that: to bet early, to put resources into it and have a pretty good application in the store at the moment when it opened.
Jeremy Stoppelman
I’ve been very fortunate. I feel very thankful. I’ve been able to come home and do some fun things and make it exciting for people here at home.
Roger Clemens
I think, like every working parent, I sometimes feel that there are not enough hours in the day. But overall, I’m very fortunate that my job has a lot of flexibility. I spend a lot of time with the kids, just around the house.
Reese Witherspoon
The devotion of the BVB Army, with its very big online presence, is amazing. We’ve been fortunate from the very beginning. It was something that was really able to spur on our career.
Andy Biersack
It is the pride to play for India that keeps me going. Not many get a chance to play for India and I feel very fortunate to be still playing. The will to do well for India is a big motivation.
Mithali Raj
I consider myself fortunate to have grown up in Brooklyn. It’s what gave me my drive to succeed, the upward mobility I’ve been after my whole life.
Ian Schrager
We are so fortunate, as Australians, to have among us the oldest continuing cultures in human history. Cultures that link our nation with deepest antiquity. We have Aboriginal rock art in the Kimberley that is as ancient as the great Palaeolithic cave paintings at Altamira and Lascaux in Europe.
Kevin Rudd
We are fortunate to have some of the greatest and best teachers in the world, but we want to make sure that those few that try to sneak through the system are caught in advance.
Jon Porter
We are very fortunate to live in this country, but at the same time, the reason the forces are so much more destructive here is because they are faceless.
Brandon Boyd
I don’t remember everything about my life, but I’m very fortunate to have a group of friends I can rely on – they fill in the blanks.
Joe Walsh
This administration is cutting the programs that our Nation and its citizens need most, while dissolving the safety nets created to protect the elderly and less fortunate in this wealthy Nation.
Corrine Brown
I’ve been so fortunate because I never really had ups and downs as far as my career. Ninety-nine percent of the time, I’ve been sold out all over the world.
Tony Bennett
I’ve been fortunate with my acting career. A lot of scripts come to me. I don’t mind auditioning if something that requires that, but I haven’t had to in awhile, which is a nice place to be ’cause I’ve been on quite a lot of auditions in my life.
Mos Def
If I am more fortunate than others I need to build a longer table not a taller fence.
Tamlyn Tomita
Now I’m fortunate to have a good band in CA, and play many solo gigs as well. My point is that I stopped playing in bands and played solo for four years, to get back into the groove and pulse of writing and singing and who I am on stage.
Arthur Godfrey
Obviously, I was fortunate enough in my first WWE experience was to be at WrestleMania in Dallas. That itself was pretty incredible, just to meet everybody and to get familiar with the NXT guys.
Bobby Roode
God has to let you be there, and then you just have to have good fortune for whatever reason. I’m enjoying every moment of my life. We are so fortunate just to be alive.
Randy Owen
I feel I have been protected all my life. I am still here, for God’s sake, and a lot of my contemporaries have gone. I’m very fortunate. No matter the difficulties – and we all have difficulties – I am definitely one of the fortunate ones. If I have any really good characteristics, one is that I am resilient.
I was so fortunate to work closely with the designer Nolan Miller whilst on ‘Dynasty’ to create the wardrobe for Alexis Carrington Colby, and we had great fun sourcing outfits.
Joan Collins
My son is so fortunate, you know. He’s always going to have food. Yes, my children are going to be privileged, but that’s why it’s so important for them to see different realities and to travel, and they do already.
Gisele Bundchen
If your goal is to be the biggest movie star in the world, a 10-movie contract is gold. It was never my goal. Up until now, I made movies – and I have a nice house, a nice car. I’m fortunate, happy and grateful. Life is good.
Chris Evans
I learned a lot doing ‘Wolverine,’ and I was also very fortunate, in the sense that I got to do a huge number of visual effects shots.
Gavin Hood
Comics creators are generally screwed in life: Most of us who are fortunate enough to do comics full time – which is very few of us – will literally draw until we die because we have no employment structures intact for retirement, much less insurance!
Nate Powell
I’ve been really very fortunate with the men I’ve been involved with. They’ve always really treated me very, very wonderfully. And whenever anything broke up, I was always the one to leave. So I think I’ve been really very, very lucky.
Gloria Vanderbilt
I’ve done a lot of theater work that has been quite diverse. I feel very fortunate to have had many different people think of me in many different ways. So, as an actor that’s all you – all I want is diversity. So far in film and television work I have done has not been as diverse, and I hope it grows to be.
Michael Stuhlbarg
I feel so fortunate to have grown up in a town like Kansas City that has such a vibrant theater community.
Katherine McNamara
You will not accept credit that is due to another, or harbor jealousy of an explorer who is more fortunate.
Abbott L. Lowell
I have a long track record of really horrible relationships and a divorce behind me; so I’m not the guy to ask. I just got really fortunate with this one.
James Denton
I feel so fortunate to have been able to work so much, particularly in the horror-thriller genre, but I would love to be able to do something perhaps a little more dramatic or even a romantic comedy.
Danielle Panabaker
The idea of being in a television series is a wonderful one to be considered, but you want to make sure it’s the right thing for you because if you are fortunate enough to have something go for a long term, you want to make sure that it’s something that you really want to be spending a bulk of your time on.
Stephen Lang
I’m really fortunate that I am in continuous work and I love what I do. And I think that there’s a reason that it keeps happening. So while that keeps happening, I will be thrilled – and feel lucky – to keep doing it.
Rose McIver
I am fortunate enough to find opportunities that have a lot of presence.
Aldis Hodge
Call no man happy before he dies, he is at best but fortunate.
I didn’t get on TV until I was 30, which is really fortunate because you are who you are at that point.
Tina Fey
I think good artists know when they’re on a roll, and they recognize when lightning is striking. It’s a very fortunate thing to have that inspiration and not to overanalyze it or mess with it; you just follow it if you love what you do.
Johnny Marr
When I was doing a movie called ‘The Seeker,’ I was fortunate enough to be able to do a lot of my own stunts.
Alexander Ludwig
I don’t know what it’s like to be an arm amputee, or have even one flesh-and-bone leg, or to have cerebral palsy. I don’t speak for such huge and diverse groups. What I’ve tried to do, what I’ve been fortunate to do, is to live my live and create my life as I’ve wanted to create it.
Aimee Mullins
I was very fortunate, because I don’t think many people get to spend time with their great-grandfathers. So, he passed away when I was 15, so I spent a lot of time with him. We lived together. He traveled a lot, but when he was here, we lived together.
Kumar Mangalam Birla
I just feel lucky that I somehow escaped from the confines of the business class… I feel so fortunate that somehow I managed to break out of that world and get to do something that really had more meaning.
Douglas Tompkins
I was always one of those fortunate people who never wanted to be anything other than a singer and an actor. Most people know me as a singer, but I am also an actor.
Irwin Thomas
We are also fortunate in being in quite a sheltered environment, in terms of people moving on to do other things, because there are relatively few companies in Scotland that are looking for the skill set that we’ve developed.
David Milne
I’ve been fortunate to have had the life I had prior to Hollywood. I wasn’t starving; I was going to eat the next day.
Dwayne Johnson
I was fortunate to be born when I was. There’s been a massive rise in British cycling since I joined the junior programme when I was 17. It all started in 2004 when Chris Hoy won gold for the 1 km. time trial in Athens; when one person starts doing well, they take everyone with them.
Geraint Thomas
Fortunate indeed, is the man who takes exactly the right measure of himself, and holds a just balance between what he can acquire and what he can use.
Peter Latham
I’m very fortunate to have been raised in my family. I learned early about the importance of giving back.
Patrick Schwarzenegger
Throughout my life, I always remember that consideration of people who were less fortunate than we. We lived in an atmosphere of awareness, and we certainly did not live a life whereby we ignored, or felt that we could ignore, that which was in evidence around us.
Richard Attenborough
Prosperity tries the fortunate, adversity the great.
Rose Kennedy
Not a lot of people get a second chance. And I think for a while there, my name kind of got in my way a bit, based on all of the television I was fortunate enough to do. But after a while, you sort of wear out your welcome in that genre, in that medium.
Jason Bateman
I am fortunate to have been well paid for an almost pathological honesty.
Elizabeth Wurtzel
It’s such a fortunate life, if you can work as an actor.
Rashida Jones
‘Idol’ was groundbreaking television. I am very fortunate to have won the show at the time. ‘Idol’ changed my life, and I am thankful.
Taylor Hicks
I’ve been fortunate to be around good people.
Phil Knight
I did swimming, gymnastics, dance, and the acting was just a small part. I didn’t have pushy parents; it wasn’t forced upon me. They just said, ‘See if you like it. If you do, great; if you don’t, don’t worry about it.’ I was really fortunate to have that guidance and supportive parents.
Aaron Taylor-Johnson
I was fortunate enough to book a pilot, and we just got picked up for a midseason replacement for ABC. It’s called ‘Romantically Challenged,’ and I’m going to be playing Alyssa Milano’s little sister. The other actor in it is Kyle Bornheimer from ‘Worst Week’ – he’s hilarious.
Kelly Stables
I really appreciate an actor who has paid their dues and who has learned hard knocks and has been rewarded in the end. I don’t understand young actors who get off the turnip truck and land in Hollywood and get a great job. They do not realize how fortunate they are.
Enrico Colantoni
I recognise that, while I was fortunate enough to grow up without any discrimination or stigma attached at all, other people haven’t been so lucky.
Kristian Nairn
It’s really hard to think of one kind of magic as a favorite. I’ve been really fortunate in that I’ve been able to perform such a diverse range of things.
David Copperfield
I’ve been fortunate. I get to write films. I get to write music in films. I get to play arenas wearing a wig.
Christopher Guest
I like to try to give something back to the community because I feel fortunate for how I was raised and how my life turned out. Each year, with the help of my brother, Grant, we run a charity golf tournament to raise money for the Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy.
Curtis Joseph
You write about what you have access to, and I have been fortunate enough to have a front-row seat on the rich and powerful my entire life.
Dominick Dunne
I feel very fortunate to be an actor on a network whose tag line is ‘Characters Welcome’ and not ‘Procedurals Welcome.’
Tim DeKay
I’m not hungry for success. I am only hungry for good work, and that is how it is with most superstars. Every day I tell myself how fortunate I am to be where I am.
Akshay Kumar
I was fortunate to have had a lively, happy childhood, but somewhere along the way I convinced myself I wasn’t wanted anywhere or by anyone if I wasn’t thin.
Lucy Davis
I did a show called ‘Wonderland’ a few years back, and I was fortunate enough to spend a full-on two weeks – I’m talking 13-15 hours a day – with the doctors and patients at Bellevue in New York. That served me well for ‘Durham County.’
Michelle Forbes
Of all my false identities, the strategies in my campaign to be accepted, being a sworn Republican is the hardest to explain. In my later political life, I can only be described as a Kennedy Democrat, eager to pursue equitable treatment for the least fortunate.
James McGreevey
I didn’t inherit any great success and the problems that came with it, and yet I was able to keep working and supporting myself and later a family. I’m crazy fortunate.
Timothy Olyphant
We were fortunate that most of the ‘1666’ stuff we did shoot all together. We were filming out in Hampton, Georgia. It was so amazing. They built a village for us to shoot in. It made our job as actors so much easier.
Kiana Madeira
I was very fortunate to be at the vanguard of music video.
Rick Springfield
I don’t necessarily make much art myself, but after I wrote ‘Warped Passages,’ I was fortunate to get involved a little in the art world. I got invited to write a libretto for what we called a projective opera, and I also got invited to curate an art exhibit.
Lisa Randall
I was recently very fortunate to have been introduced to Mohamed Al Fayed, a man I respect and admire immensely for what he has accomplished in his life and – above all – what he has given others.
Shahid Khan
Optimism is normal, but some fortunate people are more optimistic than the rest of us. If you are genetically endowed with an optimistic bias, you hardly need to be told that you are a lucky person – you already feel fortunate.
Daniel Kahneman
The way of fortune is like the milkyway in the sky; which is a number of small stars, not seen asunder, but giving light together: so it is a number of little and scarce discerned virtues, or rather faculties and customs, that make men fortunate.
Francis Bacon
Indonesia is hardly immune to catastrophic breakdowns, as the anti-Communist pogrom showed. But, like India, it has been relatively fortunate in evolving a mode of politics that can include many discontinuities – of class, region, ethnicity, and religion.
Pankaj Mishra
I’ve been pretty fortunate.
Brett Favre
I’m fortunate for where I come from because even though I didn’t grow up with a silver spoon in my mouth, it allowed me to appreciate any little thing that I have.
Daniel Jacobs
I feel so fortunate, so honored, to have played this game that I love for so long, with so many great players, and in front of so many wonderful fans. I fulfilled a childhood dream the first time I stepped on an NFL field, and the league did not let me down one time.
Drew Bledsoe
I wanted to be involved in TV and film in some capacity, so a compromise, because acting seemed unrealistic, and so risky, was to get into the production side. And it was a really fortunate, smart move looking back on it, because it gave me perspective on another side of the business.
Wentworth Miller
I came to the United States in the early ’80s and was welcomed with open arms and given the opportunity to pursue my dreams. God has been very kind to us. My family and I are fortunate enough to be successful and we feel a tremendous responsibility and obligation to give back to our great country.
Naveen Jain
Americans have been tremendously fortunate in poetry, regarding both the quantity and quality of poetry produced. Unfortunately, it remains in schools and universities; it is not widely distributed.
Joseph Brodsky
I was always taught about the importance of giving back and helping those less fortunate. I think it’s also incredibly rewarding.
Claire Holt
I think I was fortunate that even in the children’s home I had a boyfriend. How important it was, as an orphan at the age of 12, to be caressed and to be kissed and to know that there is someone who really deeply cared about me.
Ruth Westheimer
I have a lot of friends who get up most mornings and go to jobs they absolutely hate. I don’t think that’s what life is about and I’m so fortunate that I actually love what I do.
Jerry Herman
America is a hurricane, and the only people who do not hear the sound are those fortunate if incredibly stupid and smug White Protestants who live in the center, in the serene eye of the big wind.
Norman Mailer
I feel really blessed that I found what I love doing and was able to make it a living from such a young age. I realize that I’m really fortunate. I didn’t train; I kind of got lucky. And I remember that every day. I think I have to remind myself of that to really, fully appreciate life now.
Will Poulter
I’m really fortunate that I type 120 words a minute.
MaryJanice Davidson
At my shows, I’ve been fortunate to see every walk of life.
Maren Morris
I think I’ve been fortunate to be at the top of the game and in the media for years, and a lot of times, people want to be your friend when you’re on the top. You know, there have been times when I’ve been injured and I never got a phone call. So that’s the way it is.
Venus Williams
I’m blessed enough to been in the game for a while and still have my beautiful fans and still have the respect. That’s something that gets me going. I’m also fortunate enough to take vacation and take a little hiatus.
Lil’ Kim
I’ve done a lot of other shows in the U.S. that have been great, but I knew that ‘Roadies’ was something special. I feel very, very fortunate.
Tanc Sade
You are incredibly fortunate whatever success falls on you, which is what happened with me.
James Van Der Beek
I’ve been very fortunate to work for great people – so even when the political process gets ugly, I find inspiration in the people around me.
Stephanie Cutter
I’ve had a very fortunate career and I’ve loved every moment of it.
Ricky Schroder
I am a much happier 27-year-old than I was at 20 years old. I am so fortunate because I have an amazing family, amazing friends and a great support system.
Meryl Davis
It is fortunate that diplomats have long noses since they usually cannot see beyond them.
Paul Claudel
I have been very fortunate to be successful in business, and I believe that it is right that people who have this type of wealth should give something back into society.
Alisher Usmanov
I’ve been very fortunate to play for four great organizations, but New York really takes the cake. Wearing the pinstripes is something that’s very special to me, and it’s the greatest organization in sports history.
Mark Teixeira
I get to do the Dakar Rally. I get to do the Daytona 500. I get to do the Indy 500. I’m very fortunate to get to do these things.
Robby Gordon
I have been very fortunate in that my career has taken me on a journey I could only have dreamed of.
Michael Owen
We are fortunate and blessed to have a partner of Harvey Schiller’s stature, who shares our vision for the future of the Dodgers, the city of Los Angeles and our great baseball fans throughout the world.
Steve Garvey
I’ve been very fortunate in my collaborators throughout my career.
Bebe Neuwirth
The world is fortunate – for the time being, at least – that it has an American president in Obama who is prepared to take a conciliatory and concessive attitude towards America’s decline and that it has a Chinese leadership which has been extremely cautious about expressing an opinion, let alone flexing its muscles.
Martin Jacques
Managing by values – not by profits – is a powerful process that will set your business on the path to becoming what I call a ‘Fortunate 500’ company.
Ken Blanchard
I was fortunate, I guess, to be part of some good fiscal discipline in the Bush administration. The budget I put forward was a balanced budget.
Rob Portman
As a young man, I lived through the Great Depression, when banks failed and so many lost their jobs and homes and went hungry. I was fortunate to have a job at a canning factory that paid 25 cents an hour.
James E. Faust
I was very fortunate that my first novel captivated the imaginations of so many readers who asked for a sequel. After that, one book led to another as I discovered other facets to my characters I wanted to investigate further.
Jennifer Chiaverini
I was really fortunate growing up to have a broad musical education. My parents listened to all kinds of music, rock, soul, Motown, jazz, Frank Sinatra, everything.
Mayer Hawthorne
I was fortunate enough to grow up in a Christian home and an awesome family.
Tobin Heath
I’ve been so fortunate to have the opportunity to work with some incredibly talented vocalists, guitarists and producers, and I can’t wait to share more originals in the future.
We never taste happiness in perfection, our most fortunate successes are mixed with sadness.
Pierre Corneille
I have been extremely fortunate to have incredibly special fans support my work throughout my twelve year career.
Matt Czuchry
Every show is different. The public has always been nice to me. I’m fortunate that way.
Tony Bennett
I feel really fortunate to come from a home that was always supportive and stemming from creativity, integrity and building character.
Nick Jonas
I’m immensely fortunate to have been involved in the ‘Star Trek’ universe. It has been a lot of fun, and I’m extremely grateful for the opportunity to have been part of something so important to so many people.
Alice Krige
Sometimes I leave an encounter or a conversation hoping that I didn’t come off as above my raisin’ – hoping that I didn’t make somebody feel bad for not having as much as we’re fortunate to have.
Jason Isbell
We’ve been a country that’s been fortunate to be protected by two oceans, to not have serious attacks on our territory for most of our history. And we were unfortunately reminded in a very devastating way of our vulnerability.
Condoleezza Rice
It’s all about balance, and I have so much happiness in my career and am fortunate to travel the world and see so many amazing things – it will also be nice to be anchored to something grounded and in the same place. Raising a family will be a wonderful part of that.
Meghan Markle
You have to fight for your dream, but you also have to feel fortunate for what you have.
Cesc Fabregas
Archaeologists gave the military the idea to use aerial photographs for spying and field survey. We are fortunate that the spatial and spectral resolutions of the imagery available to us are so broadly useful for archaeology.
Sarah Parcak
I’ve been very fortunate to be part of projects that are really big and broad.
Alan Mulally
It is fortunate that molecular synthesis also serves the utilitarian function of producing quantities of rare or novel substances which satisfy human needs, especially with regard to health, and the scientific function of stimulating research and education throughout the whole discipline of chemistry.
Elias James Corey
Some people call God, some people call Allah; I want to see the fruit of the love, I want to see the love, the love to help the brothers who may not be as fortunate as us.
MC Hammer
Many exceedingly rich men are unhappy, but many middling circumstances are fortunate.
A photocopier is a camera in its own right. I was fortunate to grow up in the time and culture that I did. I was allowed to develop an awareness that the art that really moves me is actually based on an original image.
Wolfgang Tillmans
I’ve been really, really fortunate.
Joe Biden
I was fortunate to live for 3 years in another country, and although we lived in an American compound, still as a young adolescent I did venture into the world of the Japanese with great interest and enjoyment. But many Americans never left that safe and familiar life among their own people.
Lois Lowry
When I started Dylan’s Candy Bar in 2001, I wanted it to be a place that merged my love of pop culture, fashion, art and music with candy. Since then, we have been fortunate to pioneer artistic partnerships with many legends.
Dylan Lauren
I’ve done a lot of Broadway plays, and I’m fortunate they’ve all been so successful.
John Benjamin Hickey
I was fortunate enough to get an author-backed role in Aamir Khan starrer ‘Talash.’
Nawazuddin Siddiqui
I’ve been fortunate when in government to have a car at my disposal, which takes away the nightmare of getting a taxi.
David Blunkett
In the commercial theater, I’ve been pretty fortunate. The producers that I’ve worked with have allowed me to define the artistic integrity, the artistic limits of the work.
Trevor Nunn
When I started to play trumpet I was fortunate to learn very quickly.
Frankie Avalon
If you’ve been fortunate enough to do a film that appeals to the entire family, that’s the audience that’s probably going to come back to you in something else.
Julie Andrews
Well, I think I am a very, very lucky person. I’m very fortunate.
David Dinkins
In acting, every day is different, and I guess it appeals to my storytelling imagination. But I’ve been very fortunate to get the chance to do what I want to do and earn a living from it to pay the mortgage.
Emilia Fox
My father was one of the fortunate wartime servicemen: he made a full recovery from his injuries, was promoted to captain, survived the war, had a satisfying career as a colonial officer and, eventually, died in February 2002, a month before his 85th birthday.
Michael Ashcroft
I was fortunate that Yale has a very open and creative law school. I took many courses outside the law school, and every semester, the students had a literature reading group. I was asked to lead one on ‘Dante and the Concept of Justice,’ and it was around that time that I began writing the novel.
Matthew Pearl
I really put the medical school thing on hold and really chased after my football dream. And I guess I’m still chasing. I’m eight years in the NFL, and I feel very fortunate to be where I am.
Kirk Cousins
We are fortunate people. It is our need and responsibility to help our fellow man.
John Morgridge
I have a great team who has helped me build Biocon, I was very fortunate to be able to share my vision with a group of people who really were as excited about challenges as I was.
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
I can’t say ‘I’m proud to say’ – because it’s not a choice for many Americans – but I can say I’m fortunate enough to not be raising my kids on McDonald’s.
Laura Dern
People who work for me know that family comes first. And I’m fortunate to have a family that is very supportive of the work I do, so I don’t have to live two separate lives.
Kamala Harris
I just know that after I help somebody and I see it made a difference, I feel good. I understand that a lot of people aren’t as fortunate as others. It’s just instinctual for me. I don’t know who I picked it up from, but I love to do it a lot.
NLE Choppa
I don’t tolerate people being disrespectful or bullyish to each other. You can’t hurt women. You can’t hurt people that are less fortunate than you. You can’t bully other people.
Matt Rhule
I count myself fortunate to be able to contribute to this work; and the great interest which the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has shown in my work and the recognition that it has paid to my past successes, convince me that I am not on the wrong track.
Pieter Zeeman
My dream, dream acquisition would probably be a Twombly chalkboard. I’ve been fortunate to see one or two in a private context, and I think it’s just sort of quintessentially brilliant, timeless, modern.
Alexander Gilkes
Tennis players are very fortunate that unlike some disciplines of sport, in mega-sporting events like the Grand Slams, they have a huge platform to showcase their talents on the world stage once every few months.
Sania Mirza
I just feel really fortunate to build a career as a writer.
Pippa Middleton
At an everyday level I would reckon myself more than fortunate.
Peter Garrett
I’m not ashamed of selling millions of records. I’m very fortunate to be in that position.
Chris Daughtry
I’m fortunate enough not to be poor, and I’m not a bad tipper.
Shepard Smith
I’m very fortunate to have the body I have.
James Anderson
A life of very, very serious, po-faced films would drive me nuts. I need – and I’m fortunate to have – a fairly varied menu in that respect. I mean, I was shooting ‘Mamma Mia!’ at the same time as I was doing Michael Winterbottom’s ‘Genova’. That was a very, very bizarre summer.
Colin Firth
I’m fortunate to be a part of the ‘ANTM’ family.
Nyle DiMarco
We’re fortunate enough to live on a planet that’s bathed in thousands of times more energy than we use and that’s stocked with thousands of times more water, raw materials, and even food-growing potential than we need.
Ramez Naam
I just don’t think of myself as a star. This is what I do for a living; I’m fortunate that I make ends meet.
Phil Collins
It’s a very rare and fortunate position to be able to make movies with two of your best friends who happen to be really amazing actors and writers.
Edgar Wright
I have been very fortunate to be supported by many people in my career. I also appreciate my personal friends, business friends, and my family who have been patient and understanding of my long working hours.
Shuji Nakamura
I’m very fortunate to work with a great group of guys that are great coaches, great motivators, excited about what they do, have a lot of enthusiasm and are excellent coaches.
Bob Stoops
The reality is, if you were fortunate to be born to rich parents, you have a better chance of succeeding in life. And that’s wrong.
Naftali Bennett
The draft is a crapshoot, so I’ve been very fortunate to be drafted by the Yankees, and to have spent my whole career here.
Derek Jeter
I feel incredibly fortunate to have had the level of success I’ve had. I was just writing stories for my own sons.
Rick Riordan
I was very fortunate and didn’t personally encounter any bullies in school, however bullies exist in many ways in life.
Josh Hutcherson
I embrace old age. Look, I’m never going to dunk on LeBron James, and I’ve learned to accept that. I got a pretty good life, and I’m very fortunate, and I have my blessings.
Mark Wahlberg
We couldn’t predict what would happen with ‘Roots.’ You knew there were powerful moments that were going to affect people. We were making the film while the book was being completed. We were fortunate because the hardcover book was out and on the best-seller list. The heat was still on.
David L. Wolper
For if enough people were really convinced that growth should be halted, and if they acted on that conviction, then billions of others might be deprived of any realistic hope of gaining the opportunities now enjoyed by the more fortunate.
Herman Kahn
One is never fortunate or as unfortunate as one imagines.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
I was fortunate enough to model, but it was always work for me. It was a way to support myself and finance acting classes.
Bar Paly
Believing that our greatest need is for the general public to be able to get better information, to have an opportunity to learn better the real issues of the less fortunate, we centered the activities of the Fairness Project on that.
Mike Lowry
We’re quite fortunate on ‘The Chase,’ we get to sit very still and you can concentrate on one thing at one time – the questions.
Jenny Ryan
I was very fortunate in the ’70s to work with the best actors, the best directors, the best cinematographers.
James Caan
I’m a happy and productive person. I’m very fortunate; I was born with happy genes. I’ve got a lot of energy.
Stanley Hauerwas
I consider myself a fortunate working actor, but I really work at it all the time. If I have a couple of weeks off, I’m taking class. You never stop. I started when I was 10 years old in Cleveland, and I’ve never stopped working my butt off.
Reggie Lee
I am endlessly inspired by both the tenderness that can exist between two people and the excitement of falling in love. I’m very fortunate that I’ve been able to explore that in novels, a television show, some early development film projects, and essays about my own life.
Taylor Jenkins Reid
I’m very fortunate. I’ve led a charmed life, I think.
Richard Bonynge
I am fortunate that I have two older brothers, and they have definitely helped me with being competitive just to keep up with them. We were always encouraged to try what we wanted to do. As long as we tried our hardest and did the best we could, it didn’t matter what we did.
Simone Manuel
Occupy Wall Street was a disorganized movement without a clear focus and power base – essential in any successful revolution – but the message was clear: the divisions between those who are fortunate enough to enjoy city living as opposed to those who find it unbearable are too wide.
Janine di Giovanni
My parents have always been supportive. I come from a very simple middle class family, where the upbringing is very traditional. So for them to give me the kind of freedom to exercise my choices is very fortunate for me.
Sobhita Dhulipala
I’m very fortunate. I loved school and, when I went there, race, gangs and violence were not issues. There was a feeling, gone now, that you had to be presentable. If you hadn’t combed your hair, older black ladies – complete strangers – would come up to you in the street and pull out a comb and straighten your tie.
David Harewood
The season is a beast within itself. It’s not the quickest race; it’s a marathon. In the playoffs – if you’re fortunate enough to make the playoffs – that’s more like a dash. You have to concentrate on one opponent. When they’re done, you have to concentrate on another one.
Jerry West
We were very fortunate to be in YouTube in the very beginning. There wasn’t a lot of content on there, so we were pretty easy to find on YouTube. That was really helpful in growing our channel.
Ian Hecox
I don’t work for money any longer. I’m fortunate enough not to need to work for money, but I work for pride; I work because I love to work, and so the idea that one could lose control of one’s own name and that things could be produced with your name on that you were not proud of scared me.
Tom Ford
I’ve been fortunate. I’ve worked in a lot of things where I had those kinds of experiences with actors who were perceived as very macho guys, everybody from Lee Marvin to Charlie Bronson to Harrison Ford to Robert Shaw.
Carl Weathers
Franklin D. Roosevelt was fortunate: He didn’t take office until nearly four years after the Wall Street crash, by which time the Republicans’ responsibility for the Depression was taken for granted.
Tina Brown
I was fortunate to play under Thomas Schaaf at Bremen. And I played for Arsene Wenger. So I always felt, let’s say, more responsible than others towards the manager and his succession.
Per Mertesacker
As a fan of the books, I feel fortunate to be part of ‘The Hunger Games’ family. It was an amazing experience; I am proud of the film and my performance. I want to thank all of my fans and the entire ‘Hunger Games’ community for their support and loyalty.
Amandla Stenberg
There are many people in South Africa who are rich and who can share those riches with those not so fortunate who have not been able to conquer poverty.
Nelson Mandela
It’s a difficult thing to overcome, but I’ve been quite fortunate. I haven’t been out of work, literally, since ‘M*A*S*H’ went out of production.
Jamie Farr
I feel fortunate about being able to make the music I want to make and getting away with it.
Duncan Sheik
It is a remarkable fact in the political history of man that there is scarcely an instance of a free constitutional government which has been the work exclusively of foresight and wisdom. They have all been the result of a fortunate combination of circumstances.
John C. Calhoun
It is fortunate that each generation does not comprehend its own ignorance. We are thus enabled to call our ancestors barbarous.
Charles Dudley Warner
As an artist, I’ve been very fortunate.
Enrique Iglesias
I was so fortunate; in the years that I was in ‘Thrones,’ we were able to shoot in Iceland. I think some of my favourite memories would have to be isolated out there, surrounded by nothing but snow and ice.
Rose Leslie
If you’ve been fortunate enough to have some success in business, I think it’s important to put something back.
Lloyd Dorfman
I’ve been very fortunate – You only can do what you’re offered, you know?
Jon Voight
Cue actor platitude, but I’ve been very fortunate and worked pretty consistently and have felt rather annoyingly grateful that I got to do what I got to do.
Jack Davenport
Even though I am fortunate to have certain luxuries, sometimes, I am even amazed by what people with money have and do. I want to remind people that just because you might be rich and famous, it doesn’t mean you have to take yourself too seriously.
Nick Cannon
I think I was born into an incredibly fortunate environment.
Arpad Busson
I am fortunate to have the ability to lend my name to build the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre in my hometown of Melbourne. It will be a state-of-the-art facility to help heal the whole person – body, mind and spirit.
Olivia Newton-John
So I won’t say I’m lucky. I’m fortunate enough to find or attract very talented people. For some reason I found them, and they found me.
Peter Dinklage
I was very fortunate to play sports. All the anger in me went out. I had to do what I had to do. If you stay angry all the time, then you really don’t have a good life.
Willie Mays
I’m somebody who doesn’t feel the need to be in the driver’s seat all the time. I appreciate the perspective of being in the passenger’s seat sometimes, and I feel fortunate for that because I’ve learned a lot from that perspective.
M. Ward
I am quite fortunate, because I can still be quite incognito. If you go out looking for attention, then you’ll attract it, but if you’re just getting on with your life, particularly in London where everyone is engrossed in what they’re doing, you can keep a measure of anonymity.
Felicity Jones
I moved to L.A., and people said that I would never find work, that I would never find good friends, and I feel like I was fortunate enough to find the work, but it wouldn’t mean anything unless I had a group of people who could appreciate it.
Ryan Kwanten
Among all researchers who have worked in the African field, I consider myself one of the most fortunate because of the privilege of having been able to study the mountain gorilla.
Dian Fossey
I’ve been very fortunate to have the opportunity to work on wonderful shows.
Michelle MacLaren
I’ve been fortunate enough to match up the material I’m producing with the right buyer, the company that will make it and that wants it, and that isn’t saying yes to be nice, but is saying yes because they want and need that movie and it’s going to be important on their slate.
Nina Jacobson
I’ve been fortunate enough to work with lots of really good players, so it would be disrespectful to single out the best.
Brendan Rodgers
American women are so fortunate. When I got married, all I wanted in the world was a dryer so I didn’t have to hang up my diapers. And now women have paper diapers and all sorts of conveniences in the home. And it is the man and the technology that has made the home such a pleasant place for women to be.
Phyllis Schlafly
When I was elected to head the German government, I was fortunate enough to find a partner in Francois Mitterrand.
Helmut Kohl
In recent years, I’ve been writing because I’m fortunate enough to work in the world of food television, to travel and taste and learn about cooking from the best chefs in the business.
Ted Allen
I know how fortunate I am and my family are to be healthy.
Cole Swindell
You will always come across people who will put you down, but I am fortunate that my family are very uplifting and support me. I always know that at the end of the day I can go to them, and they will help me out.
Sofia Richie
I have two passports because I have to have at least one, and I really don’t know how I define myself. And I feel that as I get older, I feel very fortunate to have, on paper, a dual nationality.
Jhumpa Lahiri
I’ve been fortunate to be working mostly right out of school. Every year, there was a little something, and it kept the confidence going. It’s about confidence and the belief.
Oscar Isaac
I would say this in terms of my career, that my career provided me with everything that I wanted, and I think a man is fortunate if he can say that at the end of his life.
E. Howard Hunt
I don’t worry about gaining weight. I’m fortunate in that I’ve never had to worry about that. Some people eat when they are stressed. I don’t eat enough.
Alana Stewart
I’m very fortunate now in that I have my first love, which is drama and acting, for a living and I’m also managing to go racing as well.
Kelvin Fletcher
I’m in the very fortunate position as a young actor to not have to take the first job that comes along. I’m not motivated by money at this stage in my life, I’m motivated by work.
Martin Compston
I am fortunate that I get sent scripts and get to meet people I would never have met had I not done ‘Harry Potter.’ But I feel I had to come out of that show and prove that I am not a one trick pony and can do other stuff.
Matthew Lewis
The real important things are kindness and a sense of humor. I’ve been fortunate to have dated and could have easily married women who have those qualities, and time and circumstances didn’t work out. Timing plays a big part.
Hill Harper
I’ve been so fortunate in that people respond to what I do.
Miguel Ferrer
I wanted to study at the Art Students League in New York when I was young, but I didn’t have the money. Then I was fortunate enough to become Johnny Cougar Mellencamp. At the time, I thought I’d make a couple of records and get back to painting. It never dawned on me that I’d be 64 years old and still making music.
John Mellencamp
‘m so fortunate to have done what I love to do for so long, but the day I retired was one of the best days of my life. Not because I was happy to get away from the sport, but because it was clear in my mind that I had done all I possibly could, and that it was time to go.
Carl Lewis
I’ve been really fortunate to be able to do different kinds of films in different scales, different genres, different kinds of roles, and that is important to me.
Keanu Reeves
I think it helps a lot when they tell people that Teri Hatcher likes you. If you’re Teri Hatcher’s boyfriend, suddenly you’re hunky I guess. I’ve spent 40 years being average and now I’m Teri hatcher’s boyfriend and here we are. I’ve been really fortunate.
James Denton
Even though Czech food is traditionally a bit heavy, especially for a climber, I can’t resist some dishes: sveckova, for example, is beef in a creamy sauce with celery and dumplings. It’s probably fortunate that I don’t know how to cook it myself.
Adam Ondra
You always hear these stories of people who grew up in Hollywood, and they’re like, ‘We lost our childhood.’ But I was very fortunate.
Alexa Vega
We must pronounce him fortunate who has ended his life in fair prosperity.
I have a very good family. I’m very fortunate to have a very good family. I believe very strongly in the family. It’s one of the things we have in our platform, is to talk about it.
Dan Quayle
I feel fortunate that I’m not a beauty. I’m not a classic beauty. I feel it is harder for girls who are like that. There are fewer parts.
Olivia Colman
I feel fortunate I have this amazing relationship with so many people in America, because I was in their homes at a very private time of day. They probably might have still had their robe on and their slippers and haven’t made the beds.
Joan Lunden
I’ve been very fortunate to dodge a nickname throughout my entire career. I’ve never had one.
Jimmie Johnson
My first TV job was on an episode of ‘Hannah Montana’… Since then, I’ve been fortunate to end up on shows that are just such a high quality, where the writing and material is incredible.
Alison Brie
I had the fortunate experience to play with people from different schools of music. Sam Rivers is from the fundamentalist school of music.
Kevin Eubanks
Floridians are a strong, resilient people. We are fortunate to live in a great state where all Floridians enjoy opportunities to get a great job and a world-class education.
Rick Scott
I didn’t really know you could make a living in songwriting. I was just very fortunate to have the opportunity to play a few songs for a guy there named Jimmy Ritchey. Through that meeting, I met another couple guys and ended up getting a publishing deal in Nashville.
Sam Hunt
We are in the entertainment business and we all know if you are top of the tree you get the big money. Those of us who have been in it are the fortunate ones but we understand that we probably don’t deserve it as much as the nurses or teachers.
Gary Lineker
A lot of my time is spent watching films and reading scripts. And it can be all-consuming. And it’s obviously something I’m fortunate that is both my work and my hobby. It’s what I would naturally be doing anyway.
Felicity Jones
My first-ever car, my parents bought me a red Fiat Uno. I was 17 and just so happy to have a car, so I was very fortunate that my parents were in a position to get me one – it was a secondhand car, but I was just so happy to have it.
Victoria Beckham
Family is everything, although I’ve been fortunate enough to have worked with some of the most amazing minds over the years, including Renzo Piano, John Young, Graham Stirk and Ivan Harbour.
Richard Rogers
I’ve been fortunate to be in films that are classic, that are going to be around.
Samuel L. Jackson
So I’ve done my fair share of theater. I have also been very fortunate in that I’ve been able to come to New York two or three times a year just to see as many shows as possible. I think the live theater culture here is incredible.
Neil Patrick Harris
I don’t really look around and say, ‘I’ve made it.’ I just look around and think how fortunate I am to work with the people I’m working with.
Logan Lerman
I’m so fortunate, it’s ridiculous.
Norman Reedus
I have been very fortunate, so much is expected of me.
Michael Hintze
I’ve been fortunate in that I’ve been forced to move from zone to zone.
Joseph Jarman
I’ve been very fortunate that I’ve worked since I left drama school in 1976.
Pierce Brosnan
China will consider herself fortunate if she succeeds in keeping herself intact and is not dismembered or partitioned among the European powers that are colonizing the continent of Asia.
Jose Rizal
I’ve been fortunate, I guess: I’ve gotten to play a lot of very diverse roles for quite a long time. But in the beginning, I was thinking, ‘I’m not gonna do certain characters. I will be willing to say no and live on a couch.’ And I was really happy.
Forest Whitaker
I’ve used my business acumen that I’ve learned in corporate America and the platform that I’ve been fortunate to gain in the Bachelor world to kind of see if those two can work together.
Nick Viall
I was fortunate that I was an only child. I had two parents who I really cared about, and they cared about me, so I got off to a good start.
Roger Staubach
I feel completely fortunate to have this outlet for something I don’t really feel like I have a choice in, to make music. I’ve got to make it.
Ian MacKaye
I feel very fortunate. I feel like an Olympian. When I watch the Olympics, I cry because I have been through that journey.
Danielle de Niese
I’ve been really fortunate that I’ve worked with a lot of strong women who are also mothers.
Brie Larson
I have never cared enough about money to worry about spending it, and have been fortunate to make enough to be spoiled rotten.
Charles Saatchi
Never lose sight of the fact that all human felicity lies in man’s imagination, and that he cannot think to attain it unless he heeds all his caprices. The most fortunate of persons is he who has the most means to satisfy his vagaries.
Marquis de Sade
I’ve had this unbelievable amount of good fortune and I’m just so thankful for it. But at the same time I feel exceptionally guilty. I have so many friends who are talented graduates of Juilliard and are exceptional actors and I’m the lucky one that somehow got such a fortunate break.
Matthew Gray Gubler
I’m fortunate enough to have learned not to waste time getting frustrated with my kids, or co-workers, or friends and family for not doing everything I wish they would. If someone doesn’t respond to me the way I want them to, I understand that it doesn’t have anything to do with me.
Chandra Wilson
It’s time to focus on real solutions that will create jobs and build our economy for real strength and stability – not just for the fortunate few, but for every American.
Kirsten Gillibrand
I’ve been very fortunate to be with Coach Saban this long, learned a lot of football from him. It’s been kind of the key to my personal success out of the places that I’ve coached.
Kirby Smart
When I was younger, I played sports and went to camp. As I got older, my parents began to instill in us the importance of giving back to the community, especially those places around the world that are less fortunate than my very privileged life growing up in Los Angeles.
Katherine Schwarzenegger
As a first-time director in America, I feel I’ve been very fortunate.
Sam Mendes
I’ve been really fortunate to go from series to series to series.
Victoria Pratt
I look to my family for my support. I’m fortunate to have a big family.
Chris O’Donnell
I’m very lucky and very fortunate to have survived and to still be working after 45 years.
Amitabh Bachchan
A creative writing program is only as good as its teachers, and I was fortunate in having two great writers as mentors.
Jay McInerney
I remember the people I knew in prison; I was very fortunate to know them – they came from 1910, 1920, 1930.
Gregory Corso
It’s funny that a lot of the fans of ‘Angel’ have come over and hung out with me on ‘Leverage.’ I was so fortunate to have been on that show. It created one of the best fan groups ever. I just have the best fans in the world.
Christian Kane
How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don’t think.
Adolf Hitler
Listen, I’ve been pretty fortunate. And if I’ve been underrated, it’s actually been something I’ve been able to work with; I can surprise people. It sets me up to exceed expectations, so I don’t mind.
Brad Pitt
I’m a real common sense guy who caught a lot of good breaks and who has been very, very fortunate.
Vince McMahon
I have been very fortunate to coach marvellous teams, and it has been a great honour to work for Switzerland.
Ottmar Hitzfeld
When I was a graduate student at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop for fiction writing, I felt both coveted and hated. My white classmates never failed to remind me that I was more fortunate than they were at this particular juncture in American literature.
Jenny Zhang
I’ve been fortunate that when Frank Sinatra was in concert, he would say, ‘Here’s a song by a wonderful young songwriter, Jimmy Webb,’ and I’d be in the front row and stand up. That gets people talking about you.
Jimmy Webb
I was very fortunate, during my early years as a paleontologist, in that my field crews and I made some remarkable discoveries indicating dinosaurs to have been extremely social.
Jack Horner
I am so fortunate to know people who have believed in me and been there for me in my very best and worst moments.
Taylor Jenkins Reid
My sisters and I were fortunate to travel through Asia and Europe at very young ages. We confronted extraordinary beauty in Athens and unspeakable poverty in India.
Mary Chapin Carpenter
I like to do all things. I’ve been fortunate enough to be able to do a bunch of them at the same time.
Maurissa Tancharoen
I’ve been very fortunate with my three spec scripts – which is sort of my thematic trilogy of the American Frontier. With ‘Sicario’, ‘Hell or High Water’ and then ‘Wind River’ – which is the third – there were no rewrites. It was the first draft for all three.
Taylor Sheridan
I was fortunate to have teachers that were flexible with allowing me to miss more class than I was supposed to be able to, for the sake of being able to tour.
I’m very fortunate. My husband is hugely supportive, and he is very happy getting on with his career.
Theresa May
I’m very lucky that people are able to say, ‘Oh, that’s that Moody Blues guy!’ I’m very fortunate with that. That’s all. Without the songs, I think, I’d just be a pretty average karaoke singer. In the end, it comes down to the songs: the strength of the songs.
Justin Hayward
I feel very fortunate to have been associated with people such as Rodgers and Hammerstein. I think they were geniuses of their time.
Shirley Jones
I love reading. I’m fortunate enough to have signed books by Faulkner, Steinbeck, Thomas Pynchon.
John Larroquette
I’ve been fortunate in my career to have the opportunity to pick and choose the parts I play. I’ve also been lucky to always be involved with quality actors, quality directors, quality writers.
Powers Boothe
I’ve been fortunate to drive for some of the greats in racing.
Robby Gordon
From 1961 to 1964, I was fortunate enough to work at a think tank in the Kenwood neighborhood of Chicago. As a writer and editor, I reported in a publication about the thinkers. Our offices were in a former mansion; I worked in what had been the ballroom. As I sat typing my copy, I imagined the dancers waltzing.
Karen DeCrow
I was fortunate to be able to do two movies with Harold Ramis. He was the kindest of any director with whom I worked. Harold was a genius. On top of his talent, he could do the ‘New York Times’ crossword puzzle faster than anyone! I am lucky to have known him as well as I did. I will miss him.
Andie MacDowell
I’m very lucky. I’m the most fortunate guy that I know.
Dennis Farina
I still love records, and I’ve been fortunate that my parents bought me a record player so I didn’t just have my vinyls to stare at!
Gabrielle Aplin
I can consider myself my audience, and I’m not that weird. I’m fortunate in the things that I like, most people like.
Juan Antonio Bayona
It was a beautiful custom. When a person who had a break of good luck entered a cafe and ordered a cup of coffee, he didn’t pay just for one, but for two cups, allowing someone less fortunate who entered later to have a cup of coffee for free.
Luciano De Crescenzo
It’s been constant grinding and trying to secure work that I care about, tireless auditions and meetings. I’ve been fortunate that a lot of cool doors have opened to me, chiefly meeting great people who were inspired by what I’ve done and what they feel I could bring to their projects.
Lakeith Stanfield
I’ve been incredibly lucky. I’ve worked in two iconic shows, ‘Carry On’ and ‘EastEnders.’ If it all ended tomorrow – and it could – I’d just be terribly grateful. I’ve been fortunate enough to do what I love and get paid for it.
Barbara Windsor
My feeling on therapy is it’s a luxury, and if you’re fortunate enough to get some smart people to talk to about life, then that’s fortunate and you should go for it.
Matthew Perry
I guess I’ve been fortunate in having an ongoing film career while being based in Melbourne. I’m happy to commute. A day on a plane. Come on. It’s easy.
Geoffrey Rush
The Single Mothers Program is something I would love to start if I’m fortunate enough to make it to the NBA and things like that.
Jayson Tatum
I’ve been very fortunate. I’ve been in theater, films, television, radio, tragedy, comedy, farce – I’ve been in a musical and in music halls, in pantomime. I was once ringmaster in a circus.
Donald Sinden
I consider myself fortunate that in my home, acting or the creative arts were a good option. This was a respected tour of duty in my family. Acting wasn’t something that was left to tragic bohemians. But we weren’t a family that obsessed on cinema.
Sean Penn
I’ve been very fortunate to go from interesting chapter to interesting chapter.
Neil Patrick Harris
Who could have imagined that life would have taken such marvelous twists and turns or that I would often be so fortunate to be in the right place at the right time?
Julie Andrews
Yes, we are fortunate because as a band we’ve always been on the up, always getting more successful.
Glenn Tipton
If I have been fortunate enough to have risen to a level in this business where people would actually listen to me, then I think I have a duty to convey all truths that I encounter.
Ashleigh Banfield
Luck is everything… My good luck in life was to be a really frightened person. I’m fortunate to be a coward, to have a low threshold of fear, because a hero couldn’t make a good suspense film.
Alfred Hitchcock
You’ve come to know the fortunate and the inauspicious stars, but you don’t know whether you yourself are fortunate or lucky.
I’m fortunate now that I coach at Duke University and we’ve won a lot. I have some kids who haven’t failed that much. But when they get to college, they’re going to fail some time. That’s a thing that I can help them the most with.
Mike Krzyzewski
It’s hard work, ‘Doctor Who,’ but let’s be frank about it, I’m fortunate to be rewarded in the ways that I am. I don’t just mean financially, I mean the nature of the part and everything that comes with it.
Matt Smith
I know how fortunate I am.
Elin Nordegren
In my case it was a sustained effort. I was fortunate to have the backing of my parents to start off with and towards the Beijing Olympics the Mittal Champions Trust came into the picture and they helped me a lot.
Abhinav Bindra
My family and I moved at least six times before I graduated high school. I was fortunate to have a large family network that combined their resources to help me accomplish my goals – but not everyone may be as lucky.
Marc Veasey
Sometimes I think I don’t need a vacation because I do what I like to do. I am very fortunate!
Enric Sala
A person improvising is sometimes very fortunate that just at that second things coincide.
Leo Ornstein
Only a fortunate few seek the Beloved. Only a blessed few seek to enter the shrine of the heart.
Dada Vaswani
If I’m fortunate enough to get the nomination of the Constitution Party, I will take as many votes from Obama as I would from the Republican nominee.
Virgil Goode
There are blessings in being close to the soil, in raising your own food even if it is only a garden in your yard and a fruit tree or two. Those families will be fortunate who, in the last days, have an adequate supply of food because of their foresight and ability to produce their own.
Ezra Taft Benson
I’ve been fortunate enough to really work with amazing people and have incredible people lead me along the way.
Mickie James
To have lived your dream is very rare in life. I am a very happy man. I have been so fortunate.
Hubert de Givenchy
When you first get into television it is a big deal, then you realize you are no better than anyone else, we just have a platform to use, to help other people. I use that platform for the work I do in the military, the work I do with cancer because I was fortunate enough to get that platform.
Robert Irvine
I have been fortunate to have worked with immensely talented writers and directors who have had faith in me. There’s been very little hard work but a lot of learning. I have learnt from each of my characters, and I think that’s rather amazing.
Sriti Jha
Comedians don’t have a monopoly on suffering. But creative people are sometimes fortunate enough to be able to incorporate their most traumatic experiences into their art.
Matt Lucas
We all have a responsibility in life to do what we can to help those less fortunate.
Roger Moore
I’m pretty fortunate that my beard – if I shave it off, I look like a completely different person. My face, it transforms. I mean, I have a weird face! My eyes are really deep and sunken. My son tells me, ‘You don’t have any eyebrows.’
Paul Sparks
My own area of expertise is the genetics of human disease. I was fortunate to be part of the team that found the genes for cystic fibrosis, and Huntington’s disease and neurofibromatosis.
Francis Collins
I write four books a year. I’m very fortunate that I write quickly; around 3,500 words a day. Being strict about delineating my writing time and personal life, as well as keeping distractions at bay, is the only way I can accomplish this.
Alexander McCall Smith
I’m ridiculously fortunate to get a chance to experience the sitcom world. The schedule is extremely easy, and you get fed as an artist because you’re not only working on a project, but you get to work with cameras, and you get the audience there.
Andrea Anders
The phone’s not ringing off the hook, but that’s ok by me. I feel very fortunate, work to me has become a kind of hobby.
Matt LeBlanc
I am very fortunate having the job that I do and I want to do it for as long as possible.
Kevin Pietersen
There’s a big difference between being privileged and being spoilt. My parents always said, ‘Spoilt means ruined, and you’re not ruined, just incredibly fortunate.’
Tamara Ecclestone
It is fortunate, I think, that nature is not bounded by human reason and by laboratory work and experimentation, for by the laws of pure reason and by microscopic investigation, it might easily have been proved, long before this, that children could not be born.
Maria Montessori
I’ve always felt obligated to help those less fortunate than me. It’s an obligation that anyone who has a chance to be in the NBA should feel and act upon.
Dikembe Mutombo
I’m afraid that a lot of things that people believe about Islam are totally different from the religion that most of us recognize. I was really fortunate that I got to know Islam before it became a headline.
Cat Stevens
I don’t know if I believe in luck. I think I’m very fortunate.
Eric Clapton
I have been fortunate enough to record several singles and a whole album with Chet Atkins.
Suzy Bogguss
You get to act for a living. You’re fortunate. So act like it.
Jeremy London
I feel fortunate to have a huge family that is beyond race, creed, culture, and have a Father who shepherds us all. When I think about that, my mind is blown.
I feel fortunate that I was able to step away from it when I wasn’t interested.
Boz Scaggs
One of the things I would love for people to think about is social responsibility. If you are fortunate enough to be someone who owns land, I think you ought to be making the most efficient use of that land possible.
Adam Dell
There are a lot of new opportunities that are poking their head up in my future. I’ve been very fortunate that way, but for right now, what I like is what I’m doing.
Gavin MacLeod
I think you always hope you can play forever, but you always realize that time will come… I was fortunate I was able to make a decision, move on and do it comfortably.
Ron Francis
Like many people, most Libertarians feel empathy and sympathy for less fortunate people. But they know you can’t have perfection in a world of limited resources.
Harry Browne
The success of I Love Lucy is something that happens only once in a lifetime, if you are fortunate enough to have it happen at all.
Desi Arnaz
If you are fortunate in life, age and knowledge breed compassion. And as I have gotten older, I came to understand, that a person’s sexual orientation has absolutely nothing to do with their ability to be a good parent.
Ronnie Musgrove
In fact, I have the privilege of traveling around our country and meeting people all over the country who are making a huge difference in the lives of their neighbors and themselves. That’s what I’m really fortunate to be able to do.
Laura Bush
I suppose I’ve been very fortunate in terms of my longevity and my voice and the way it has held up over the years. I hope to be able to keep on doing what I’m doing until I can’t do it anymore.
Colm Wilkinson
I wasn’t good at anything at school, and acting was the only thing that I really loved doing and was interested in. It was kind of like my only option. For me to get opportunities in acting is so fortunate. I found something I loved doing and wasn’t terrible at; it was quite nice.
Will Poulter
Working with UNICEF made me grow up and recognize how fortunate I am.
Roger Moore
I feel very fortunate to be compared to somebody so incredible. Michael Jackson’s an icon.
Justin Timberlake
For centuries, the arts and philanthropists have worked well together: look at the Tate family and the Courtaulds. If you’ve been fortunate enough to have some success in business, I think it’s important to put something back.
Lloyd Dorfman
Storytelling is an ancient and honorable act. An essential role to play in the community or tribe. It’s one that I embrace wholeheartedly and have been fortunate enough to be rewarded for.
Russell Banks
Although it was hard to be traded, I have no hard feelings. I’m grateful to Dan Gilbert and the Cavs organization for 12 amazing years. I know I’m very fortunate. I’m leaving one great team and joining another. I can’t wait to put on my new Warrior jersey.
Anderson Varejao
I’m one of those fortunate actors who gets to work pretty much every day. I’ve had a run of good fortune and work with some terrific people who have hired me.
Rob Paulsen
I was born in Monterrey, Mexico, and I would go to school in Texas. I lived on the border, so I was very fortunate to grow up between two worlds and both cultures and both languages and traditions.
Bianca Marroquin
The family you are born into is by chance and I am fortunate to be born into this family and be connected to some really cool people.
Soha Ali Khan
I grew up in a very religious family and it is the motivating force to every thing I do. I am fortunate to have had adults all around me who really lived their faith, in helping other people and doing the best you can do.
Marian Wright Edelman
I was fortunate enough to meet Sophie Dahl. And I’m slightly in love with Scarlett Johansson: she’s just stunning. And she’s bright, which is incredibly sexy.
Daniel Radcliffe
My wife and I both come from Irish families. There are two kinds of Irish families: the hitting kind and the kidding kind. If you’re fortunate – and both of us are – you come from the kidding kind of Irish family.
P. J. O’Rourke
My father always taught me to appreciate what you’re fortunate to have and give back to those who need it. No part of our society is more important than the children, especially the ones who need our help.
Dan Marino
I never forgot being poor, and I never stopped thinking how fortunate I am.
Larry King
I’ve been really fortunate to do so many comedies and then so many dramatic roles and then television and movies and stuff like that.
Judy Greer
If you’re trying to be an actor, sometimes you get lucky, and you end up on ‘The Office’, but if you don’t, and you know that you have something to say, it’s really, really fortunate to be able to get to write and star in your own comedy.
Riki Lindhome
I’ve been very fortunate and met the guys that have become, basically, philosophers and have a kind of sensibility about life that’s very precious.
Val Kilmer
They talked about me as if I were Mother Teresa, and that every time I get a paycheck I go and send it to poor people and that we spend every free moment helping out people less fortunate. That was an enormous exaggeration.
Wendie Malick
I was very, very fortunate. I knew that. I’ve always known that.
Kim Wilde
When I think of some of my earlier work, it really seems a fortunate coincidence that I succeeded.
Helmut Jahn
I am fortunate to have only worn one shirt in my career. It is something that is fundamental to me. It is something I have always wanted: to be one of these few who wear only one shirt – a fan and a player of the same team.
Francesco Totti
Anyone who lives like a modern aristocracy, the last thing they exhibit is a sense of gratitude. Me, I’m very fortunate.
James Ransone
I was very fortunate to have a wonderful woman as my voice coach when I started singing professionally. I was only 19, so now it’s been 60 years!
Johnny Mathis
I’ve been very fortunate in the things I’ve had in my life. But, at the same time, I wish I had the same types of memories as everyone else.
Alfonso Ribeiro
It’s fortunate that I am a writer, because that has helped me understand the properties of words. They are what have made life complex. In the battle for status in the animal kingdom, power and aggressiveness have been all-important. But among humans, once they acquired speech, all that changed.
Tom Wolfe
I’m very fortunate. I have a wonderful family, lots of hobbies and athletic pursuits. I always wanted to have a very well-rounded life.
Laura Lang
I’ve been fortunate.
George Strait
I just want to keep doing a bunch of stuff that I don’t really plan. I’m so fortunate and lucky that people keep giving me these platforms. Because I’m kind of a crazy person.
Megan Amram
I love my mother Ali so much. I’m a momma’s boy. I just have a very cool mom. It’s not as though I had any say in the matter. I’m just really fortunate. She’s the most kind, loving, giving woman.
Hayden Christensen
‘Beyond Glory’ is responsible for this wave that I’ve been fortunate enough to ride for the last few years. And that I did primarily because I didn’t know what else to do. You might say I did it out of desperation.
Stephen Lang
I think that if you ask what’s made us successful, it’s because we’ve been fortunate enough to identify, in a number of cases, great people early. Then we throw all the resources behind them and are aligned with them.
Dan Levitan
Alas for the affairs of men! When they are fortunate you might compare them to a shadow; and if they are unfortunate, a wet sponge with one dash wipes the picture away.
I am fortunate to stay at lots of lovely hotels when I’m on tour, but my favourite hotel group in Britain is Malmaison. I recently stayed at the Malmaison in Manchester, which was pretty amazing. It had a fabulous bar and restaurants, as well as fantastic rooms with mood lighting.
Olly Murs
I’ve been very fortunate to be able to jump around. I just did this really wonderful film called Map of the World. That was a real, amazing, dramatic story. Then I did a movie called Company Men, a little comedy about the Bay of Pigs.
Sigourney Weaver
Liverpool is such a big club, and I was fortunate to be one of a select few to have played for them. It was an amazing time.
Charlie Adam
I am fortunate enough with my career that I can speak out to the masses and hopefully be a part of initiating change.
Lance Bass
It’s very surreal. It seems like everywhere I go, people always talk about ‘Indiana Jones,’ and I realized over the years it has made a huge impact on their childhoods… I feel very fortunate to be a part of this.
Jonathan Ke Quan
It’s not in the nature of stoic Cincinnatians to boast, which is fortunate, really, for they have meager pickings to boast about.
A. A. Gill
I’m fortunate that the books sell, but even more fortunate to live in Chatham, to be very happily married and to have, on the whole, a fairly clear conscience.
Bernard Cornwell
Scarcely anyone ever wants to be anybody else. However handicapped or unhappy he feels himself, he would not change places with other more fortunate mortals.
Gordon W. Allport
I feel like I’ve got the best job in the world. I just feel so fortunate to get paid to be a kid and play with my friends. So if it’s rough or a little bit hot, you just have to deal with that.
Joel Kinnaman
Any health care funding plan that is just, equitable, civilized and humane must – must – redistribute wealth from the richer among us to the poorer and the less fortunate. Excellent healthcare is by definition re-distributional.
Donald Berwick
The fact that I was fortunate enough to escape contagion, in spite of frequent, sometimes daily contacts with the disease, was because I soon guessed how it spread.
Charles Jules Henry Nicole
‘The Inbetweeners’ would have been a success with a totally different cast because the scripts are good – so while we were fortunate enough to be cast in it, we feel we still have a lot to prove.
Simon Bird
I’ve been fortunate to come on places where the question isn’t why did I do it? The question to me is always, why didn’t anybody else do it before me? Those are the ones that I scratch my head about.
Todd McFarlane
I already have my dream job. Acting was the only thing that ever really kept my attention, and I’m very fortunate that I can have a career doing something I love.
Brant Daugherty
I am fortunate: my parents told me the world was my oyster, when they could have said I wouldn’t make it for a lot of reasons – rural, girl, small African country. So, no regrets.
Dambisa Moyo
When I became the manager of the New York Yankees, it was an opportunity to realize my lifelong dream of winning the World Series. We were fortunate enough to succeed in our first season in 1996, and in the years that followed, we wrote some great new chapters in Yankee history.
Joe Torre
I’m fortunate that I’ve been in this business long enough that I’ve earned the right to be left alone by my record company.
Don Henley
I was very fortunate that a teacher saw that I read a lot and got bored very easily and had a lot of energy, so she said, ‘You’ve got to go to this youth theater.’ I joined Manchester Youth Theatre when I was really young, and I just loved putting on and being involved in plays and telling stories.
Justin Chadwick
And on top of that, when we work together we have a wonderful working relationship we push each other we challenge each other we laugh 80% of the time that we are together we’re very fortunate.
Alex Lifeson
I’ve been extremely happy and fortunate in terms of what I’ve achieved and the experiences I’ve been given.
Toni Collette
I was fortunate enough to have a rambling youth.
David Mamet
I am fortunate in having this bone structure because I have a tremendously prominent temple. I like to think that’s it’s because I’m so intelligent. People say: ‘You haven’t got a line on your forehead.’ I do. It’s just the bones are holding them all out, and the cheekbones are holding my face up.
Kate O’Mara
I’ve worked hard and tried to approach my career with as much honesty and integrity as possible. I’ve also had many blessings along the way and feel very fortunate to have a career that speaks so much to my soul.
Anoushka Shankar
If that many people recognize how hard I go every night and what I put into my game, to make myself and my team better, it means a lot to me. I’m fortunate; I’m blessed to be in the situation that I’m in right now.
Allen Iverson
I feel very fortunate to have broken in with the Milwaukee Braves organization.
Joe Torre
There are people who have never been taught anything, and know everything, have never been anywhere, and understand everything, have never given a moment’s thought to anything, and comprehend everything. ‘Blessed hands’ is the name bestowed on these fortunate beings. The world envies, honours and respects them.
Sholom Aleichem
I do have a close circle of friends and I am very fortunate to have them as friends. I feel very close to them I think friends are everything in life after your family. You come across lots of people all the time but you only make very few friends and you have to be true to them otherwise what’s the point in life?
Shah Rukh Khan
Botswana is actually very peaceful. It’s democratic. It never was in debt. They’ve been fortunate, they’ve had diamonds.
Alexander McCall Smith
Everyone always helped me out growing up, and everyone now supports me Sunday. So whenever there’s a chance to give back, to the community, to the less fortunate kids so they have the opportunity to gain the most potential they can in their life to be success, it’s always good to do.
Rob Gronkowski
For those that reach out to try to help others, the less fortunate, those that are impoverished, those that feel like they need a pick-me-up, for somebody to have that extra energy to do that, I really have admiration for him.
Jalen Rose
I’ve been fortunate and blessed to further my career in the Arena Football League, and I’ve had a good time doing it.
Jeff Garcia
And we’re fortunate if we have parents who are great and loving and inspiring. But, unfortunately, there are people who don’t have that.
Keira Knightley
I am fortunate to have the resources to have many methods to do each of my illusions.
David Copperfield
I don’t really want to just play the girlfriend or the love interest. I get so many scripts like that, and – not to moan, because I’m really fortunate – but I just look at those scripts, and my heart sinks a little bit because I think there’s so much more to us than that.
Gugu Mbatha-Raw
I consider myself very fortunate indeed to have created a character which has captured the imagination and enthusiasm of so many children worldwide. They are my family, and Spot belongs to them all.
Eric Hill
Immortality awaits the legislator fortunate enough to have a significant law named after him. Think of Pell grants or Stafford loans for students, Sarbanes-Oxley to regulate Wall Street, or the Hyde Amendment on abortions.
Jim Cooper
Some people are born with very little; some are fortunate enough to have it all. When I grew up, we didn’t have much. I had to hustle to get what I wanted… but I had that hunger for more. I didn’t always make the right choices, but I learned from my mistakes.
Curtis Jackson
You know I feel very fortunate that my life has turned out the way that it has – whatever that means – I mean… you know, to say that I would be glad would mean that I planned it.
Oliver Platt
As a traveler, I should probably count myself fortunate to be living in the jet age, and as an author, I know I am lucky to have a book tour at all.
Amor Towles
I’m excited to be launching D’Leon Records to support other young talent in their development. I have been very fortunate to have been able to break through and succeed in this tough industry, and this is one of my ways of giving back.
Prince Royce
Who knows what kind of life I might have had had I not been fortunate enough to have the parents I’ve had.
James MacArthur
Winning doesn’t mean my book is better than anyone else’s. It means I’m very fortunate. And I should be very, very aware of that. And grateful.
Louise Penny
If you’re one of the fortunate few on this Earth with a pass to enter the gates of Augusta National on Masters Sunday, you don’t leave early. You just don’t. If it’s a Masters Sunday when Tiger Woods is near the top of the leader board, you really don’t leave early.
Willie Geist
And Title IX coming along there. I don’t think Evan would have done any different than I did. I was fortunate to be there at a time when that was right.
Birch Bayh
I’m very fortunate in that I don’t have money problems. I have lunch with my wife at home. I don’t have to commute, so I have much more time with my family.
Kazuo Ishiguro
I’ve been so fortunate in my life that my family has never been jealous of my success. They have shown true love and commitment to me by being supportive. They shared in it.
Mike Krzyzewski
I have been very fortunate to be a part of tours with other artists that have exposed me to new places that I’ve never been before. Once you discover something beautiful, you just want to keep coming back.
Sara Bareilles
It’s not class warfare to suggest that we shouldn’t look to seniors and the less fortunate to bear the brunt of deficit reduction. I believe America needs to understand there needs to be a sense of fairness.
Ted Deutch
It is fortunate to be of high birth, but it is no less so to be of such character that people do not care to know whether you are or are not.
Jean de la Bruyere
I was very fortunate in all of my career in television to have a lot of things that received a lot of awards recognition.
John Wells
I think I’m ridiculously fortunate. I consider myself a Nigerian – that’s home; my sensibility is Nigerian. But I like America, and I like that I can spend time in America.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
I’m fortunate to work for a company that supports investigative journalism with strong editors and lawyers. That’s the benefit of working for a company that’s been around for more than a century.
Matt Apuzzo
Seven hundred thousand people who have dementia in this country are not heard. I’m fortunate; I can be heard. Regrettably, it’s amazing how people listen if you stand up in public and give away $1 million for research into the disease, as I have done.
Terry Pratchett
Cardiac depression is very powerful; it’s very black; it’s very dark. What I’ve learned to do is get out of my head and get into my heart. And it just sounds like an easy thing – it was difficult at first – to truly recognize moment to moment how fortunate I am.
Robby Benson
Happy and fortunate indeed would this nation be, nay, completely blessed, if it had good prelates and pastors, and but one prince, and that prince a good one.
Giraldus Cambrensis
I’ve just been fortunate to havehad a lot of hit records, though Human Wheels doesn’t qualify as a hit record-but it’s really the best single I’ve ever had.
John Mellencamp
I’ve been very fortunate to be involved in all the Super Bowls, to see some World Series, to cover heavyweight championship fights; I’ve been to the Olympics and seen every sporting event there is.
Will McDonough
I’m fortunate I have this coterie of musicians around me to help take music to next level. Being surrounded by so much creative energy, so many creative people really feeds that creativity in me.
Duncan Sheik
I’m fortunate that I’m employed. And if you’re in show business, of course, every night you go to bed and go, oh my god, tomorrow I’ll never, ever work again.
Rick Mercer
I’ve been very, very fortunate. I never had to work for a living.
Joe Torre
Win or lose, I’ve been fortunate to be able to pitch deep enough into games to get decisions.
Dontrelle Willis
I feel like I’ve gotten more than a lot of people will ever get. I feel very fortunate.
Samuel Barnett
I’ve been so fortunate in life to have worked for such great organizations, with great owners and general managers and all the great players, along with the support of my family.
Tony La Russa
I’ve never had a day job. I’ve been very fortunate.
Shane West
I was very fortunate to grow up with parents who love to travel, so I traveled from a young age. My dad’s a heart surgeon and goes to conferences all over the world. By the time I was seven, I traveled outside the country for the first time. We went to Paris. The next year, we went to London, and then Brussels.
Candice Accola
It’s funny, because I’ve never thought of myself as a Hispanic actor, like in ‘American Gangster,’ I’m playing an Italian. I’ve always been fortunate enough to have been allowed to play all these diverse roles.
Yul Vazquez
I’ve been fortunate. I don’t pick scripts. Scripts pick me.
Denzel Washington
Man, he could sell. As he liked to say, he lived at the intersection of technology and liberal arts. But there was a more personal side of Steve Jobs, of course, and I was fortunate enough to see a bit of it because I spent hours in conversation with him over the 14 years he ran Apple.
Walt Mossberg
I’ve been a little more fortunate, perhaps, than a lot of people have, for the simple reason that I’ve constantly been moving: so nobody can hit me – you know what I mean? Protesting is not the answer – not along those lines.
Chico Hamilton
My free time at home is usually spent emailing, listening to music, reading and talking on the phone. I wish I was on the phone less, but I have been fortunate to stay in touch with so many incredible friends.
Steve Nash
I’ve been very fortunate to be able to use my series as a platform to show a good message for the kids.
Chuck Norris
Every year of my working life, I have been fortunate enough to earn more money than I have spent.
Giles Andreae
I’m very proud of my Nigerian heritage. I wasn’t fortunate enough to be raised in a heavy Nigerian environment, because my parents were always working. My father was with D.C. Cabs and my mother worked in fast food and was a nurse.
It was far more fun than work doing those shows for all those years, we all loved each other and loved going to work, we all understood how fortunate we were to be in that place, to have achieved that success worldwide.
Steve Kanaly
I was fortunate in that I attended university in Canada in the early 1970s when you could take a true liberal arts degree with no programmes, majors or minors.
O. R. Melling
Chemistry is one of these crazy things you can’t teach or learn or you can’t fake. You go in hoping it will work, hope that you will connect with the other actors. I was fortunate on ‘Modern Family’ and ‘The Procession.’ They are great people, very easy to like.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson
To be involved with movies that become kind of cult classics… I’ve been very fortunate. ‘The Warriors’ is certainly a cult classic, and ‘Xanadu’ is, to a certain degree, a cult classic as well.
Michael Beck
Man was very fortunate to have invented the book. Without it, the past would completely vanish, and we would be left with nothing, we would be naked on earth.
James Salter
If you were blessed with a fortunate position… why wouldn’t you want to impact the world around you as much as possible?
Dan Gilbert
I’ve been really lucky; I’ve had the opportunity to play so many roles. I can’t imagine a more fortunate career for an actor. I feel incredibly lucky.
Billy Crudup
I was always one of those fortunate people who never wanted to be anything other than a singer and an actor. Most people know me as a singer, but I am also an actor.
Jack Jones
President Johnson and I have a lot in common. We were both born in small towns and we’re both fortunate in the fact that we think we married above ourselves.
Richard M. Nixon
Connecting with your fans in that way is just the coolest thing, because I am very fortunate that my fans let me be very open on my social media – never really judge me for that or anything.
Brett Eldredge
I certainly feel fortunate in my career to have been able to continue to work in different mediums. I don’t ever want to be the guy who gets really good at one thing and just does that over and over and over again.
Alan Ball
My vocal ability is very limited, but I’m fortunate in that I can write the songs around my vocal limitations.
Glenn Tipton
I’m very fortunate to get paid for something I love doing.
Billy Magnussen
In Maine, we are fortunate to have a Clean Elections system that allows legislators to turn down corporate special interest money. At the national level, Congress should follow Maine’s example by empowering the voices of small donors.
Chellie Pingree
If you are fortunate in life, age and knowledge breed compassion.
Ronnie Musgrove
Even though arguably I could have done much better at school, I’d decided at a young age that I was going to be a professional sportsman at some sport. And at that stage, there was a bit of luck: I was fortunate to meet the right people at the right time to get me to where I am now.
Greg Rutherford
I try to live every day and realize that there are so many folks working hard to try to get to where I am and how fortunate that I am.
Cole Swindell
I have been fortunate to experience a wide range of characters. What more can an actor ask for?
Sakshi Tanwar
And although I’ve been very fortunate in the film work that’s come my way, I need to get back to the stage. If I’m away for a maximum of two years, I feel something’s wrong.
Ralph Fiennes
Networks decide who will have a chance to do shows, but it is the viewers who make the final decision of who stays and who goes. I am very fortunate, in that the television viewers of our country have decided that Bob Barker can stay.
Bob Barker
Not everyone is fortunate enough to earn their living playing. But what draws people to art and artists is a desire to enjoy the propinquity of play. For it is the very freedom of the imagination. And what else were we born to do, but imagine freely?
Howard Jacobson
I’ve been fortunate in life to benefit from family, educators, work colleagues, and a set of mentors and sponsors, all of whom did not hesitate to offer and support me with every opportunity to achieve what I set out to do.
Cathy Engelbert
A fortunate author can write maybe twelve novels in his lifetime.
Haruki Murakami
I’ve been fortunate to work with several actors and directors who I look up to, and learned from each of them.
Paul Dano
I feel incredibly fortunate I walked away, took care of other business, and then came back to show business.
Jason Bateman
In America, we have always taken it as an article of faith that we ‘battle’ cancer; we attack it with knives, we poison it with chemotherapy or we blast it with radiation. If we are fortunate, we ‘beat’ the cancer. If not, we are posthumously praised for having ‘succumbed after a long battle.’
Abraham Verghese
I realize how fortunate I am to have been able to make a life and career out of skiing.
Gus Kenworthy
The reason I do workshops is so I can learn, and I am fortunate that I’ve probably gained more from the whole experience of teaching than any one participant has. It is all about asking.
John Sexton
Some people look for a certain structure in their lives that they’re comfortable with. People who work hard on the road as truckers, people who work hard using their hands. Then there are people who are fortunate enough to have my life, people who play these characters who embody these qualities.
Adam Beach
I’ve been fortunate to work with some really smart people. Larry Page is an extremely smart guy, most probably one of the smartest people I’ve worked with.
Ram Shriram
I couldn’t do it at all. I was never really good at it, but I can’t imagine what it can be like as a fortunate person not having to deal with it. I mean, people of all ages, not just my age, 25, 35, all the way down the line.
Stockard Channing
In every aspect of life, I consider myself incredibly fortunate.
Matt Mullenweg
I am very fortunate I can send my kids to private school, but everybody does not have the money. If you cannot get your kid in a good school today, your kids are going to be behind the eight ball.
Spike Lee
I consider myself incredibly fortunate to be a woman working in America. It looks very different to be a working woman in other places in the world.
Ivanka Trump
My favorite part about modeling is probably my least favorite part as well. It’s traveling. Because it goes both ways. It’s so amazing to get to see the world; we’re so fortunate to go to all these places that I would never be in unless I was a model.
Elsa Hosk
I’m really fortunate that I’ve had some mega hits.
Juice Newton
There’s not too many guys that spend their whole career with one team and I think it’s very fortunate and a blessing for me.
Ryne Sandberg
I was really fortunate that I was not in ‘successful movies’ when I was younger, because whatever’s given, there’s an undertow that wants to take it away.
Diane Lane
I was fortunate to work a lot, and I worked hard, and I was very devoted to that, and then I earned this jewel box of a life that I felt completely entitled to.
Julia Roberts
I have been very fortunate as to escape through another day’s very severe fighting and escaped unhurt.
John Hunt Morgan
I’m one of the most fortunate people in the world.
Rose Kennedy
I realize I’m very fortunate to hopefully make a lot of money playing football. I don’t know if I want to abuse that privilege and make myself a larger figure than I am.
Andrew Luck
We are fortunate to employ a wealth of diverse individuals throughout our family of companies, all of whom are important to us – the only criteria on which they are judged is the quality of their job performance; we do not tolerate discrimination in any form.
Philip Anschutz
I believe, however, that such abnormal moments can be found in everyone, and it is all the more fortunate when they occur in individuals with creative talent or with clairvoyant powers.
Giorgio de Chirico
Coming out of Juilliard, I had a big head, and a lot of people wouldn’t want to be an assistant. But I am so fortunate, and I’ve learned a ton.
Bryan Cogman
With Ronald Reagan in the White House, somebody had to look out for those who were not so fortunate. That’s where I came in.
Thomas P. O’Neill
Every time I do an interview, it’s like serious therapy. But real therapy isn’t something that I’d ever have. I feel fortunate that mentally everything is functioning well.
James Blunt
I always knew I wanted to go to NIDA. I think I was very fortunate, and I do doubt myself often, but I didn’t see any possibility of me not going to NIDA. I believed in myself, and I believed that, if you really do want something, you get it.
Essie Davis
I feel really fortunate that, in playing guitar and surfing, I’ve found two things that mean so much to me, and which really complement each other. There’s definitely a spiritual thing to both of them; they totally connect you to a higher realm.
Kirk Hammett
If you’re the handsome white guy, you tend to get cast as guys who are meant to be convincing in their jobs. What I’ve been fortunate enough to do, whether it’s playing a certified idiot on ’30 Rock’ or a weirdo in ‘Bridesmaids,’ is play against that in a lot of ways.
Jon Hamm
Jennifer Aniston and I have always just really gotten along well… I was just fortunate to be a good fit for parts in her films.
Jason Bateman
With the Beatles, we’d been very spoiled because we had George Martin who worked for the record label we were going to be signed to. That was very fortunate, because we grew together.
Paul McCartney
It’s all about hustling, whether it’s in Boston or the film industry. I’ve been hustling my entire life – acting my way into trouble and acting my way back out again. I’m just fortunate to have had the opportunity to apply it in a different direction.
Mark Wahlberg
I’ve been fortunate Daytona is a place I’ve run better than anywhere else, and that’s a big race. Maybe it has to do with attention and pressure and the drive to do well when a lot of people are watching.
Danica Patrick
When you’re biracial, people sort of make you gray – you’re not black, you’re not white, you’re sort of gray; you’re ‘other.’ And I’m fortunate to have parents that were strong enough to say, ‘You’re not ‘other.’ You’re special.’
Sunny Hostin
You have to remember that coaching wasn’t sophisticated back then – you didn’t have the camps, clinics and all the technical advances that are available today – so from that standpoint, playing with a cast on my arm was a fortunate event in my life.
Bob Cousy
I’m in a very fortunate position, in that if I had an idea, and I could do it on a web budget, I could probably get it made; it’s just a question of finding the time to really develop it, because I don’t want to make anything that I don’t believe in 100 percent.
Felicia Day
Our journey so far has been very satisfactory: we are most fortunate as regards the season, for there has been more rain this winter than has been known for the last four or five years.
William John Wills
I am fortunate to have access to an array support and services, and I certainly could not do my job without them. But sadly, not everyone has access to the same resources.
James Langevin
I think in any situation, so much of effective leadership is when it comes from your own personality. And I feel very fortunate to be comfortable in the Colts locker room, where people can be who they are, and they don’t have to change it when they show up to work that day.
Andrew Luck
‘Tis better to be fortunate than wise.
John Webster
In our open society, we are inclined to give to the less fortunate for the pure goodness of giving. We open our home to those who are alone on this holiday to spread some warmth into the life of another.
Jeff Miller
I feel like I had a great career in a way. Maybe not the most successful monetarily or in other ways, but creatively, I feel incredibly fortunate.
Jennifer Jason Leigh
Those that have had great passions esteem themselves for the rest of their lives fortunate and unfortunate in being cured of them.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
I remember that the first country I visited was Canada, and then France. After that, I knew that I loved traveling and seeing the world. I feel that I’m so blessed and fortunate to get to visit so many places and see the world.
Brittany Bowe
I have been fortunate to have my game peak at the right times.
Tiger Woods
When you’re borrowing 40 cents of every dollar that you spend, that can’t continue much longer. I think everybody really does understand that, and it’s going to require all of us – those who are the most fortunate among us – but it’s really going to require every American to contribute to a solution.
Kent Conrad
I just enjoy what I do – looking forward to going on a film set, being in front of the camera, interacting with many people. I’m fortunate to be living my dream.
Kiara Advani
I’m very fortunate and grateful to wake up every morning in the rural countryside I live in, looking at farmland and these beautiful mountains.
Aaron Dessner
We were fortunate to have the Russians as our childhood enemies. We practiced hiding under our desks in case they had the temerity to drop a nuclear weapon.
Kary Mullis
I am most supportive of organizations whose goal is to increase the living situation of those less fortunate than myself.
Rosanna Pansino
It was fortunate in looking back for South Africa and its entire people that Mandela and I found it possible to work together even though big strains developed between us from time to time.
F. W. de Klerk
I feel that I’ve been very fortunate in the films that I have gotten and that I’ve chosen to do.
Heather Matarazzo
I’ve grown up playing for some incredible coaches, and I don’t think anybody’s ever been as fortunate as I have in terms of the people I’ve been allowed to play under, coach under, or be involved with.
Larry Brown
I’m fortunate to be in a position to support nonprofits that align with my personal priorities, which include women’s health issues, cancer research, environmental concerns, and education for women and children domestically and globally.
Channing Dungey
When my daughter Somah was young, I didn’t have much money. But I was fortunate to find a preschool where I could volunteer in exchange for lower tuition. I saw firsthand how an early childhood education shaped my daughter’s success.
Deb Haaland
I’ve been fortunate enough that in every form of motor sports in which I’ve competed, we’ve won.
Robby Gordon
I was tremendously fortunate to be alive and a lawyer, working at a university so I had more flexible hours, when the women’s movement was coming alive and when it became possible to argue successfully for a view of the equal protection clause that included women.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
In America, the top 1 percent led the country into war and economic devastation, leaving the less fortunate to fight for one and pay for both.
Graydon Carter
I’m just very fortunate that I’m alive. I look every day and see my hand and say, ‘Thank you, Lord.’
Jason Pierre-Paul
What’s important for my daughter to know is that… if you are fortunate to have opportunity, it is your duty to make sure other people have those opportunities as well.
Kamala Harris
I want you to know that I am one of the more fortunate people in life. There aren’t too many of us that somebody selects and says, ‘You know, that guy ought to be an umpire.’ That’s what happened to me.
Doug Harvey
No man is happy; he is at best fortunate.
I am very fortunate to work with people I have seen on the screen so many times and admired, and they are in the public eye, and I have seen how they handle it. There are definitely ways to just keep on enjoying the profession and the work. Other people tell me that things are going to change.
Alicia Vikander
Our principal writers have nearly all been fortunate in escaping regular education.
Hugh MacDiarmid
I’m very fortunate, and I know that.
Roger Goodell
I was fortunate to be raised by loving grandparents.
Ronnie Milsap
I’ve been very fortunate with the scripts I’ve had and the people I worked with.
Clive Owen
I love television. Television is a great medium; I’m fortunate enough to direct amazing television.
Michelle MacLaren
I think I just went into a system that was willing to utilize me and gave me opportunities and I felt fortunate to be able to go to Oakland and put the silver and black on. I wanted to prove to everybody that I could still play.
Jerry Rice
I’ve been very fortunate in my career.
Ashley Johnson
Mr. Trump is more than just a boss to those of us who have been fortunate enough to be close to him, both professionally and personally. He’s more like a patriarch, a mentor. These qualities make him very endearing to me, which is why I am so fiercely loyal to him and committed to protecting him at all costs.
Michael Cohen
I was fortunate to find an extraordinary mathematics and applied mathematics program in Toronto.
Walter Kohn
I’m just a very fortunate actor who has not been typecast.
Essie Davis
I’ve been very, very, very, very fortunate, and I’m very grateful for my career and that, at 60, I won an Emmy.
Margo Martindale
Steven Spielberg is unique. I feel that the kinds of movies he loves are the same kinds of movies that the big mass audience loves. He’s very fortunate because he can do the things he naturally likes the best, and he’s been very successful.
Francis Ford Coppola
I was very fortunate when I was little – I played basketball. You really absolutely learn how to be a team player, how to win a game, to accomplish things, not just for yourself.
Weili Dai
I have always said that I want to finish my career with the Dolphins and this put me closer to that goal. I have been fortunate to break many personal records, but my overiding goal is to win a Super Bowl here in Miami.
Dan Marino
I’m fortunate to make any money as a blogger.
Mickey Kaus
I love my work, and I feel fortunate to be doing a job I love, but it isn’t the centre of my life.
Natasha Little
I think I’ve been very fortunate, considering the obstacles that I had to deal with, you know, just being – by virtue of being a brown, lovely, brown-skinned man. But on the other hand, I’ve been able to make a good living, and I’ve been able to take care of my family, which is most important to me.
Billy Dee Williams
I feel so fortunate and lucky I don’t have to be a waitress or a bartender or a personal trainer.
Abbie Cobb
The music led to the acting. But movies aren’t something you can just will yourself into. Someone has to choose you, and you have to be quite fortunate to be chosen.
Ice T