Bill Hicks Page

“I think it's interesting the two drugs that are legal, alcohol and cigarettes, two drugs that do absolutely nothing for you at all; and the drugs that might open your mind up to realize how badly you're being fucked every day of your life? … Those drugs are against the law. He-heh, coincidence?”

- Bill Hicks

Source/Notes: Shock and Awe (2003)
Anonymous Page

“Stressed spelled backwards is desserts. Coincidence? I think not!”

- Anonymous

Ian Fleming Page

“Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three times, it's enemy action.”

- Ian Fleming

Source/Notes: Auric Goldfinger - Goldfinger (1959)
Tom Shadyac Page

“Coincidence is God's way of remaining anonymous.”

- Tom Shadyac

Source/Notes: Director's commentary for Dragonfly


John Brunner Page

“COINCIDENCE You weren't paying attention to the other half of what was going on.”

- John Brunner

Source/Notes: context (3) You Have to Push Him Over - Stand on Zanzibar (1968)
Ian Fleming Page

“They have a saying in Chicago: 'Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time is enemy action.”

- Ian Fleming

Source/Notes: Goldfinger (1959), Chapter 14
Bjork Page

“I love England. It's no coincidence it's the first place I moved to for a more cosmopolitan life, which is the only thing Iceland lacks.”

- Bjork

Walther Bothe Page

“Many applications of the coincidence method will therefore be found in the large field of nuclear physics, and we can say without exaggeration that the method is one of the essential tools of the modern nuclear physicist.”

- Walther Bothe


Jimmy Carr Page

“I don't think it's any coincidence that I lost my religious faith and 'manned up' in the same year. I was described somewhere as a lapsed Catholic, which is funny because I'm not going back! I want to achieve things rather than live life in an animalistic way.”

- Jimmy Carr

Gary Cherone Page

“Whether I sound like Sammy or not is purely coincidence. You have got to hand it to him, he sings his ass off. There is no moss on that stone.”

- Gary Cherone

Jonathan Coe Page

“The biggest markets for my books outside the UK are France and Italy, and those are the two countries where I also have the closest personal relationships with my translators - I don't know whether that's a coincidence, or if there's something to be learned from it.”

- Jonathan Coe

Alice Cooper Page

“All I really wanted to do was make an album that was going to be just back to what I like to do... And it was a coincidence that these new bands, this new wave of bands, were doing Alice and Iggy rock.”

- Alice Cooper


Carl Van Doren Page

“IT is mere coincidence that Cooper was born in the year which produced The Power of Sympathy and that when he died Uncle Tom's Cabin was passing through its serial stage, and yet the limits of his life mark almost exactly the first great period of American fiction.”

- Carl Van Doren

Friedrich Durrenmatt Page

“The worst possible turn can not be programmed. It is caused by coincidence.”

- Friedrich Durrenmatt