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Wise Quotes about Happened

May you find great value in these Happened quotes and sayings.

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

Related topics: Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology

We occasionally stumble over the truth
but most of us pick ourselves up and
hurry off as if nothing had happened.
- Winston Churchill

How much pain they have cost us,
the evils which have never happened.
- Thomas Jefferson

My life has been filled with terrible misfortune;
most of which never happened.
- Michel Eyquem De Montaigne

 

Men occasionally stumble over the truth,
but most of them pick themselves up
and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
- Winston Churchill

When I look back on all these worries,
I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed
that he had had a lot of trouble in his life,
most of which had never happened.
- Winston Churchill

Live life with no regrets and no resentments.
Whatever happened in the past,
forgive yourself and others. Choose love.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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It had long since come to my attention
that people of accomplishment
rarely sat back and let things happen to them.
They went out and happened to things.
- Leonardo da Vinci

I am not what happened to me,
I am what I choose to become.
- Carl Jung

Whatever happened in the past,
forgive yourself and others.
Choose love.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every day I give thanks that I am me,
and that everything that has ever occurred in my life
happened exactly as it did -
however unpleasant it may have appeared at the time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The judicial system is the most expensive machine ever
invented for finding out what happened and what to do about it.
- Irving R. Kaufman

I don't see much sense in that," said Rabbit.
"No," said Pooh humbly, "there isn't.
But there was going to be when I began it.
It's just that something happened to it along the way."
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Sometimes I lie awake at night and ask "Why me?"
Then a voice answers "Nothing personal,
your name just happened to come up. -
- Charlie Brown, in Charles M. Schulz' cartoon Peanuts

For everything observed or experienced,
each of us creates a "story" - not sometimes, but always.
A "story" is the fiction a person tells themselves
about what has happened or is happening.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

History is a pack of lies about events that never happened
told by people who weren't there.
- George Santayana

The past actually happened but history is only what someone wrote down.
- A. Whitney Brown

The past is malleable and flexible, changing as our
recollection interprets and re-explains what has happened.
- Peter Berger

When one gets angry, it is always angry AT someone -
perhaps a friend or spouse, perhaps a stranger,
perhaps the nameless "they" - "those people at the bank wronged me,"
perhaps God, or perhaps oneself.
In any case, when one gets angry,
they want to find someone to be "responsible" for what happened.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It was an honor and privilege to arrive to this country
16 years ago with almost no money in my pocket.
A lot has happened since then.
- Antonio Banderas

Some stories are true that never happened.
- Elie Wiesel

No matter what has happened, you too have the power to enjoy yourself.
- Allen Klein

Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.
- Anonymous

I told my doctor I get very tired when I go on a diet,
so he gave me pep pills.
Know what happened? I ate faster.
- Joe E. Lewis

Whatever happened, forgive others, forgive yourself,
move forward, live for today and tomorrow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Your purpose is to make your audience see what you saw,
hear what you heard, feel what you felt.
Relevant detail, couched in concrete,
colorful language, is the best way
to recreate the incident as it happened
and to picture it for the audience.
- Dale Carnegie

Are you feeling stressed and upset?
If so, you are worrying about tomorrow.
Events that have already occurred may cause you regret,
but they only appear to cause worry.
If you just lost your job, you are not worrying about losing your job -
that already happened.
You are worrying about paying your bills and finding a new job.
Those are worries about tomorrow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A few years' experience will convince us that those
things which at the time they happened we regarded
as our greatest misfortunes have proved our greatest blessings.
- George Mason

I maintain the rather old-fashioned view that this
is my work and it's in the public arena,
but that doesn't entitle everyone to know what happened
at home before coming here.
- Francesca Annis

I happened to come along in the music business when there was no trend.
- Elvis Presley

I ran into Ellen at a photo shoot.
She took my breath away.
That had never happened to me in my life.
- Portia de Rossi

In our family, as far as we are concerned,
we were born and what happened before that is myth.
- V. S. Pritchett

As a writer, I'm more interested in what people tell
themselves happened rather than what actually happened.
- Kazuo Ishiguro

I wasn't in any way a kind of soothsayer or not surprised when Sept.
11 happened.
I was absolutely shocked.
- Jon Ronson

I was helped by having a verbatim memory of what happened years ago,
even if I can't remember what happened a couple of days ago.
- James Herriot

She looked at me penetratingly.
So I suppose you can figure out what happened next.
- Iggy Pop

It's just what it is.
It just all happened in my stride.
- Jessi Colter

My father also happened to be an intellectual,
as learned, literate, informed, and curious as anyone I have known.
Unobtrusively and casually, he was my wise and gentle teacher.
- James Tobin

And the first flight of the tether satellite happened in '92,
and I was the backup on that flight.
- Umberto Guidoni

I've been sampled so much and I'm glad it's happened,
it's a great compliment.
- Roy Ayers

I want pills called September 10.
You take one and your mind feels like the 11th never happened.
- Doug Coupland

Things have always sort of happened for me.
Something else always comes up.
- Vicki Lawrence

The scandal happened and I made the best of it.
I kind of feel like in the end it was a blessing.
- Jessica Hahn

I suspect any worries about genetic engineering may be unnecessary.
Genetic mutations have always happened naturally,
anyway.
- James Lovelock

What's happened has happened, so what can we do to
make it better for tomorrow and the day after? That's why we're here.
- Ian Botham

When I'm 60, maybe, I'll look at my pile of papers and wonder,
What really happened that year?
- Christa McAuliffe

I look at my career and it's still hard for me to believe
the way things turned out and how things happened.
I've been so blessed.
- John Elway

We are not animals.
We are not a product of what has happened to us in our past.
We have the power of choice.
- Stephen Covey

Well, I guess I needed this tough first round to really
put me into that tournament,
to really erase what happened at Indian Wells,
which is now the case, you know.
- Amelie Mauresmo

The funniest thing happened in one of my first scenes.
In the beginning Emma was really arrogant and punk
and in every scene she would slam the door when she walked in or out.
- Dannii Minogue

The idea to do the album only on keyboards kind of happened by accident.
I was quite happy with the sound and felt it really
didn't need more instruments,
so I didn't use them.
- Gary Wright

What really happened was one day I decided to write a new kind of play.
- Richard Foreman

I'd often wondered what would I do if I were ever traded,
because it happened many, many times.
- Curt Flood

I hated the lost colony; in second grade,
we were doing American History, and they said,
We don't know what happened to them.
That drove me nuts.
That lost colony drove me crazy.
- Sarah Vowell

Even to me, as I was trying to tell the government what had happened,
it just didn't seem to matter.
- Patty Hearst

But acting just sort of happened and I found that I loved it.
It was such a challenge.
- Rachael Leigh Cook

My father went into the armed service and I never saw my mother -
I don't know what happened to her.
- Gregory Corso

With what's happened in the world the last three years,
it's easier to see why it's become popular again to
diminish and revile Arabs and Muslims in American popular culture.
- Tony Shalhoub

High School Musical is definitely the best thing that's
happened to my career and I walked away with great friends from it.
- Monique Coleman

One of the things I was so glad that happened to me
on Knots was that I learned to relax.
- Ted Shackelford

I want people to realize that the domestic abuse charges happened in 1989.
I didn't meet any of them until 1993.
- Kato Kaelin

The shows weren't organized at all.
They just happened.
- Lonnie Donegan

The hiatus you spoke about happened in 1998.
I was somewhat numb from being out on the road every night.
I had to stop because I was emotionally and physically drained.
- Chuck Mangione

Jesus said: "A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho,
when he fell into the hands of robbers.
They stripped him of his clothes, beat him
and went away, leaving him half dead.
A priest happened to be going down the same road,
and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side.
So too, a Levite [religious leader],
when he came to the place and saw him,
passed by on the other side.
But a Samaritan [Samaritans and Jews generally disliked
and were suspicious of each other] came where the man was;
and when he saw him, he took pity on him.
He went to him and bandaged his wounds ... and ...
took him to an inn and took care of him. ...
Jesus [said] "Go and do likewise."
- Luke 10:25-37 (The Parable of the Good Samaritan)

I didn't get old on purpose, it just happened.
If you're lucky, it could happen to you.
- Andy Rooney

Well, what happened is that I had been the subject
of vicious attacks by Bill O'Reilly and Rush Limbaugh.
- Robert Scheer

I think what has happened, actually,
is that September 11 has given a spur,
a renewed urgency, to dialogue between the great faiths.
- George Carey

The Native American side was tragic.
It's just unbelievable what has happened to them.
- Skeet Ulrich

Let's take a timeout.
Let's allow investors the opportunity in a period of
market calm to re-examine what's happened and to deploy
new strategies into the marketplace.
- Richard Grasso

A friend who cannot at a pinch remember a thing or
two that never happened is as bad as one who does not know how to forget.
- Samuel Butler

I knew the moment it happened, it was a miracle.
I could have been kissing her when she threw up.
It would have scarred me for life.
I may never have recovered.
- M. Night Shyamalan


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