There are two major products that come out of Berkeley: LSD and UNIX. We don’t believe this to be a coincidence.
One way of legitimising coincidences – in fiction, of course, is to call them ironies. That’s what smart people do. Irony is, after all, the modern mode, a drinking companion for resonance and wit. Who could be against it? And yet I sometimes wonder if the wittiest, most resonant irony isn’t just a well brushed, […]
Plagiarism, n. A literary coincidence compounded of a discreditable priority and an honorable subsequence.
Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. This is not a coincidence.
Mr. Bond, they have a saying in Chicago: Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time is enemy action.
Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself, and know that everything in this life has a purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences – all events are blessings given to us to learn from.
A tendency to drastically underestimate the frequency of coincidence is a prime characteristic of innumerates, who generally accord great significance to correspondences of all sorts while attributing too little significance to quite conclusive but less flashy statistical evidence.
24 hours in a day, 24 beers in a case. Coincidence?
Coincidence is God’s way of staying anonymous.
Busy souls have no time to be busybodies It is a matter of peculiar coincidence that great men have made history; great women have merely created gossip.