Serendipity Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old serendipity quotes, serendipity sayings, and serendipity proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

In reality, serendipity accounts for one percent of the blessings we receive in life, work and love. The other 99 percent is due to our efforts. Peter McWilliams
Serendipity is looking in a haystack for a needle and discovering a farmer's daughter. Julius Comroe Jr.
Serendipity is the faculty of finding things we did not know we were looking for. Glauco Ortolano
Serendipity. Look for something, find something else, and realize that what you've found is more suited to your needs than what you thought you were looking for. Lawrence Block
Sometimes serendipity is just intention unmasked. Elizabeth Berg
Serendipity is the way to make discoveries, by accident but also by sagacity, of things one is not in quest of. Based on experience, knowledge, it is the creative exploitation of the unforeseen. Adrian Bejan
Serendipity is when you find things you weren't looking for because finding what you are looking for is so damned difficult. Erin Mckean
Serendipity is putting a quarter in the gumball machine and having three pieces come rattling out instead of one all red. Tobi Tobias
One aspect of serendipity to bear in mind is that you have to be looking for something in order to find something else. Lawrence Block
Serendipity... You will understand it better by the derivation than by the definition. I once read a silly fairy tale, called 'The Three Princes of Serendip': as their Highnesses traveled, they were always making discoveries, by accidents and sagacity, of things which they were not in quest of. Horace Walpole
...maximize the serendipity around you. Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Serendipity always rewards the prepared. Katori Hall
What people call serendipity sometimes is just having your eyes open. Jose Manuel Barroso
The history of discovery is full of creative serendipity. Tom Kelley
Fact is, inventing an innovative business model is often mostly a matter of serendipity. Gary Hamel
Serendipity is the art of making an unsought finding. Pek Van Andel
You don't reach Serendib by plotting a course for it. You have to set out in good faith for elsewhere and lose your bearings serendipitously. John Barth
Synergy and serendipity often play a big part in medical and scientific advances. Julie Bishop
I think a lot more decisions are made on serendipity than people think. Things come across their radar screens and they jump at them. Jay W. Lorsch
There'll always be serendipity involved in discovery. Jeff Bezos
I always leave room for serendipity and chance. Ken Stott
Serendipity favors the believing. Krystl Campos
There's always going to be the circumstances you can't plan for. There's always the unexpected relevance and the serendipity. Jason Silva
Some of the greatest things, as I understand, they have come about by serendipity, the greatest discoveries. Alan Alda
Serendipity is nice, but hoping for luck and the magic of happenstance shouldn't be an excuse for a lack of proactivity. I had to learn for myself that waiting isn't a life plan. Karen Finerman
I am a firm believer in serendipity- all the random pieces coming together in one wonderful moment, when suddenly you see what their purpose was all along. David Levithan
There is a fine line between serendipity and stalking. David Coleman
Serendipity is the gift of finding things we didn't know we were already unconsciously looking for. Glauco Ortolano
Serendipity is the gift of finding agreeable or valuable things not sought for. unknown
Most of us have one big idea at some point in our lives. That Eureka! moment. It comes to us all in different ways, often by chance of serendipity. Peter James