I come from a place, with all due respect, who's never had a music star in hip-hop. So the odds is already against me.
Life is a gamble, at terrible odds - if it was a bet you wouldn't take it.
There is no one who cannot be hated, against whatever odds. Nor anyone who cannot be loved, against all reason.
It is true there is nothing displays a genius, I mean a quickness of genius, more than a dispute; as two diamonds, encountering, contribute to each other's luster. But perhaps the odds is much against the man of taste in this particular.
Anytime you can get odds like that, you've got to take them.
The Heisenberg principle - If something is closely observed, the odds are it is going to be altered in the process. The more a price pattern is observed by speculators the more prone you have false signals; the more the market is a product of nonspeculative activity, the greater the significance of technical breakout
Courtroom : A place where Jesus Christ and Judas Iscariot would be equals, with the betting odds favoring Judas.
H. L. Mencken
It may be my rather puritanical upbringing at odds with my inborn laziness that makes me feel guilty at the end of the day, unless I am able to point at some achievement. But this need be no more impressive than cooking a meal or going for a long walk.
There are no unbeatable odds, there are no believable gods.
Hope was based on the unknown, and I liked knowing things. Like that I was going to fail. Failure had better odds.
It wasn't like the spare rooms of immigrants - packed to the rafters with all that they have ever possessed, no matter how defective or damaged, mountains of odds and ends - the stand testament to the fact that they have things now, where before they had nothing.
Abhyasa (practice) is a dedicated, unswerving, constant, and vigilant search into a chosen subject pursued against all odds in the face of repeated failures, for indefinitely long periods of time.
Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja Iyengar