Serendipity Quotes and Sayings

Here you can find the best collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous Serendipity quotes and Serendipity sayings, and Serendipity proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

"Serendipity – the happy surprise of finding something good or useful while not specifically searching for it."


"Risk-taking, trust, and serendipity are key ingredients of joy. Without risk, nothing new ever happens. Without trust, fear creeps in. Without serendipity, there are no surprises."

Rita Golden Gelman

"Life is full of surprises and and serendipity. Being open to unexpected turns in the road is an important part of success. If you try to plan every step, you may miss those wonderful twists and turns. Just find your next adventure-do it well, enjoy it-and then, not now, think about what comes next."

Condoleeza Rice

"All the really good ideas I ever had came to me while I was milking a cow."

Grant Wood

"The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not Eureka!’, but That’s funny"

Isaac Asimov

"In the field of observation, chance favors only the prepared mind."

Louis Pasteur

"Let it find you. Serendipity. The effect by which one accidentally stumbles upon something truly wonderful, especially while looking for something entirely unrelated."


"Screw serendipity. You can make your life happen."

Anne-Sophie Dumetz

"Plan to the extent that feels right to you at a particular time in your life, but always be open to serendipity."

Steve Leveen

"Serendipity … you can choose who to protect and who to share life with, but you cannot choose who to love, for love isn’t a choice, but destiny."


"I find that a great part of the information I have was acquired by looking up something and finding something else on the way."

Franklin Pierce Adams

"Serendipity(noun) finding something good without looking for it."


"Serendipity is the gift of finding agreeable or valuable things not sought for."


"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

"When love feels like magic, it’s called destiny. When destiny has a sense of humor, it’s called Serendipity."


"Thinking there had to be a better way was a brilliant stroke of serendipity!"

Lorii Myers

"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 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

"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

"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

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