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In presenting a mathematical argument the great thing is to give the educated reader the chance to catch on at once to the momentary point and take details for granted: two trivialities omitted can add up to an impasse). The unpractised writer, even after the dawn of a conscience, gives him no such chance; before he can spot the point he has to tease his way through a maze of symbols of which not the tiniest suffix can be skipped. (Quote by - J. E. Littlewood)

A man and his wife, each in a different small plane, were out enjoying a flight, when the husband committed a flight error. He was able to recover, but his wife who was following him, crashed and was killed. The husband was distraught, blaming himself for the accident. One day when pleading with the Lord for forgiveness, he heard a voice saying "Jesus died, even for dumb mistakes."(Quote by - Truman Madsen)

Accidents that might occur allow unexpected textures, surfaces, and colors to develop spontaneously from some vision frozen in our subconscious. It is the stuff that we abstract expressionists work with continually. (Quote by - Alan Soffer)

Color accidents are exciting and drive me into an appreciative reassessment of the piece as a whole. (Quote by - Jerry Waese)

As soon as you accept the accidental effects, they are no longer accidents. They are necessity the part of yourself that you could not expect or design beforehand. Thus the realm of your creativity grows wider. (Quote by - Kazuaki Tanahashi)

Although the painting is accidental in the beginning, I work toward a design that suggests a subject. (Quote by - Maxine Masterfield)

Gravity is a contributing factor in nearly 73 percent of all accidents involving falling objects. (Quote by - Dave Barry)

I often use an old canvas and I particularly enjoy painting over something I've already done, allowing bits to come jumping through accidentally. (Quote by - Myfanwy Pavelic)

I see things written about the golf swing that I can't believe will work except by accident . (Quote by - Harvey Penick)

In accumulating property for ourselves or our posterity, in founding a family or a state, or acquiring fame even, we are mortal; but in dealing with truth we are immortal, and need fear no change nor accident. (Quote by - Henry David Thoreau)

Every brushstroke has a certain tension, a certain nervousness. Every brushstroke is, in a sense, some kind of accident. (Quote by - Raphael Soyer)

By the accident of fortune a man may rule the world for a time, but by virtue of love he may rule the world forever. (Quote by - Lao Tzu)

In my case all painting... is an accident. I foresee it and yet I hardly ever carry it out as I foresee it. It transforms itself by the actual paint. I don't in fact know very often what the paint will do, and it does many things which are very much better than I could make it do. (Quote by - Francis Bacon)

Perfect moments come in every garden, though more frequently in some than others. To the very active gardener they may not be of great importance and usually they will be happy accidents, lucky moments when, chancing to glance up, the gardener will see that this or that grouping of plants at the height of their flowering looks exactly right, because of the way the light falls on them. (Quote by - Susan Hill)

To these delights of a garden, age may add a further interest which can hardly be distinguished from beauty, for the mind, at least with those who have the historic instinct, is always longing to be connected with the past, and dreading for itself confinement upon the plane of time, delights in evidences of the long continuance of nations, families and institutions, in hale and vigorous old age, in long-settled peace beyond the turn of Fortune's wheel, the 'scornful dominion of accident.' Restfulness is the prevailing note of an old garden; in this fairy world of echo and suggestion where the Present Age never comes but to commune with the Past, we feel the glamour of a Golden Age, of a state of society just and secure which has grown and blossomed as the rose. (Quote by - George Sitwell)

Progress is not an accident, not a thing within human control, but a beneficent necessity . . . due to the working of a universal law. So surely must the things we call evil and immorality disappear; so surely must man become perfect. (Quote by - Herbert Spencer)

Pick up a pinecone and count the spiral rows of scales. You may find eight spirals winding up to the left and 13 spirals winding up to the right, or 13 left and 21 right spirals, or other pairs of numbers. The striking fact is that these pairs of numbers are adjacent numbers in the famous Fibonacci series:(Quote by - Stuart Kauffman)

The good neighbor looks beyond the external accidents and discerns those inner qualities that make all men human and, therefore, brothers. (Quote by - Martin Luther King, Jr.)

The process of art-making is full of happy accidents what fun! (Quote by - Max Elliott)

There are no accidents, only nature throwing her weight around. (Quote by - Camille Paglia)

None of my inventions came by accident-they came by work. (Quote by - Thomas Alva Edison)

I don't use the accident. I deny the accident. (Quote by - Jackson Pollock)

In a city where you walk around, it's impossible to plan your day and your life as accidents will happen, you'll overhear things, bump into people, and take unexpected turns. (Quote by - Jason Schwartzman)

I have meant what I have done. Or I have often meant what I have done. Or I have sometimes meant what I have done. Or I have tried to mean what I was doing. (Quote by - Jasper Johns)

I would not wish to imply that most industrial accidents are due to intemperance. But, certainly, temperance has never failed to reduce their number. (Quote by - William Lyon Mackenzie King)

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