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Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't mean it's useless.
Thomas A. Edison
We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
E. M. Forster
Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned.
For the happiest life, days should be rigorously planned, nights left open to chance.
It is not good enough for things to be planned - they still have to be done; for the intention to become a reality, energy has to be launched into operation.
Men often oppose a thing merely because they have had no agency in planning it, or because it may have been planned by those whom they dislike.
Innovations never happen as planned.
What is a neglected child? He is a child not planned for, not wanted. Neglect begins, therefore, before he is born.
Pearl S. Buck
Once I planned to write a book of poems entirely about the things in my pocket. But I found it would be too long; and the age of the great epics is past.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
If you have accomplished all that you have planned for yourself, you have not planned enough.
Edward Everett Hale
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
I'm religious. I think this is something God had planned for me.
Perfection of planned layout is achieved only by institutions on the point of collapse.
C. Northcote Parkinson
We will never forget the passengers of Flight 93, who courageously confronted the terrorists, defeating another planned attack on America. They are the heroes for our times.
I'd still like to see 'Survivor' minus the planned show-biz parts. That would be the purest form of show business - I want to see someone so hungry that they eat somebody else's foot.
We can sit around and go, okay, is there really a plan, does somebody really know what's happening, is it all planned out, because sometimes it just seems too remarkable to me the things that have happened to me.
At first, we couldn't be establishment, because we didn't have any money. We were guerrilla marketers, and we still are, a little bit. But, as we became No. 1 in our industry, we've had to modify our culture and become a bit more planned.
We never had planned to hijack a ship. We never thought of any war plans outside the Palestinian lands. We wished that the program had not failed and then the warriors could have achieved their goals.
Do not rely on unplanned music; it comes out as though it were planned, but planned by someone you cross the street to avoid.
My photographs are not planned or composed in advance, and I do not anticipate that the onlooker will share my viewpoint. However, I feel that if my photograph leaves an image on his mind, something has been accomplished.
Somebody said to me this morning, 'To what do you attribute your longevity?' I don't know. I mean, I couldn't have planned my life out better. By all accounts I should be dead! The abuse I put my body through: the drugs, the alcohol, the lifestyle I've lived the last 30 years!
Our whole economy is based on planned obsolescence.
They planned this fair to bring business to Chicago, into the Loop. But you could have fired a cannon down state street and hit nobody, because everybody was out at the fair.
I never planned to be an actor. It turned out I could make a living doing it.
I had planned to accomplish something considerable, and this is the end.
George Phillips Bond
Every indication of wisdom, taken from the effect, is equally an indication of power to execute what wisdom planned.
I like to be surprised. The best writing is when it defies me, when it starts going a different way than I had planned.
I never planned on being a plumber.
I allow a lot of room for improvisation and funny stuff. I always feel planned.
The 1993 Social Security tax penalizes seniors who have planned for their retirement through savings, investment and hard work. That's wrong, and that's why the double tax on Social Security must end.
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