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  • Almost any man knows how to earn money, but not one in a million knows how to spend it.

    Henry David Thoreau (2013). “Delphi Complete Works of Henry David Thoreau (Illustrated)”, p.2207, Delphi Classics
  • Everybody's dream is to be in the big leagues, but only one in a million gets here.

    Dream   League   Bigs  
  • I was living under a desk in West Hollywood. It was a closet that I shared with another comic. I was shocked when they called me to come in to try out for the show. The chances of me getting on a TV show and winning it is like one-in-a-million. I had only been doing comedy for six years at that point, so I was basically considered an open mic-er or maybe a feature act once in awhile.

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  • You can be the one - in - a - million. Don’t be discouraged by the odds to Succeed.

  • I don't believe athletes should be role models. . . . We're a one-shot deal, one in a million, so we should be the least likely role models. . . . I think one of the problems in society today is that we don't stress education enough, because we glorify athletes, actors and actresses.

  • in china when you're one in a million, there are 1300 people just like you

    Funny   Humor   People  
  • You’ll find your one-in-a-million. But you’re sharp enough to know there’s no point in sludging through the first nine hundred, ninety-nine thousand, and ninety-nine to get to him.

    Kaye Gibbons (1993). “Charms for the Easy Life”, p.69, Penguin
  • They can call me crazy if I fail, all the chance that I need, is one-in-a-million and they can call me brilliant if I succeed.

    Crazy   Needs   Succeed  
    Song: Swan Dive, Album: Little Plastic Castle
  • There are a billion people in China. It's not easy to be an individual in a crowd of more than a billion people. Think of it. More than a billion people. That means even if you're a one-in-a-million type of guy, there are still a thousand guys exactly like you.

    A. Whitney Brown (1991). “The Big Picture: An American Commentary”, Harper Perennial
  • You hear all these stories about, 'There's one in a million guys that make it to the NBA and stay there.' To see people cheering for me and when they say my name, it's just crazy. It's still crazy to me.

    Cheer   Crazy   Nba  
    Biography/Personal Quotes,
  • It is best never to have been born. But who among us has such luck? One in a million, perhaps.

  • The most improper job of any man, even saints (who at any rate were at least unwilling to take it on), is bossing other men. Not one in a million is fit for it, and least of all those who seek the opportunity.

    Jobs   Opportunity   Men  
    J.R.R. Tolkien (2014). “The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien”, p.64, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Sorry' he said. 'No, I'm sorry.' 'What are you sorry for?' 'Rattling on like a mad old cow. I'm sorry, I'm tired, bad day, and I'm sorry for being so...boring.' 'You're not that boring.' 'I am, Dex. God, I swear I bore myself.' 'Well, you don't bore me.' He took her hand in his. 'You could never bore me. You're one in a million, Em.

    Sorry   Tired   Bad Day  
  • People's destinies are so different. Some people drag along, unnoticed and boring—they're all alike, and they're all unhappy. Then there are others, like for instance you—you're one in a million. You're happy—

  • Remember, in China when you are one in a million, there are 1,300 other people just like you.

    Funny   Humor   People  
  • The millions are awake enough for physical labor; but only one in a million is awake enough for effective intellectual exertion, only one in a hundred million to a poetic or divine life. To be awake is to be alive. I have never yet met a man who was quite awake. How could I have looked him in the face? We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aids, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn, which does not forsake us in our soundest sleep. I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.

    Henry David Thoreau (1882). “Walden”, p.142
  • The millions are awake enough for physical labor; but only one in a million is awake enough for effective intellectual exertion, only one in a hundred millions to a poetic or divine life. To be awake is to be alive.

    Henry David Thoreau (1882). “Walden”, p.142
  • There are 400 billion stars out there, just in our galaxy alone. If just one out of a million of those had planets, and just one in a million of those had life, and just one out of a million of those had intelligent life, there would be literally millions of civilizations out there.

  • Very few people are accepted as creative: A few painters, a few poets - one in a million. This is foolish! Every human being is a born creator. Watch children and you will see: all children are creative. By and by, we destroy their creativity.

  • Film-making is like spermatozoa: only one in a million makes it.

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  • It is probably fair to estimate the frequency of a majority of mutations, in higher organisms, between one in ten thousand and one in a million per gene per generation.

  • John Kerry speaks French fluently. Democrats are saying he's one in a million. A war hero who speaks French, isn't it more like one in a trillion?

  • The guy said NBA players are one in a million, ... I said, 'Man, look, I'm going to be that one in a million.

  • When we got married my wife told me I was one in a million. I found out she was right.

    Wife   Married   Found  
  • Well, if you've got a one-in-a-million girl don't let her get away; cause the next one-in-a-million girl is a million girls away.

    Girl   Next   Causes  
  • The usual people tried to claim responsibility. First the IRA , then the PLO and the Gas Board. Even British Nuclear Fuels rushed out a statement to the effect that the situation was completely under control, that it was a one in a million chance, that there was hardly any radioactive leakage at all, and that the site of the explosion would make a nice location for a day out with the kids and a picnic, before finally having to admit that it wasn't actually anything to do with them at all.

    Douglas Adams (2016). “Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency Box Set: Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency and The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul”, p.254, Simon and Schuster
  • The ordinary air fighter is an extraordinary man and the extraordinary air fighter stands as one in a million among his fellows.

    Men   Air   Ordinary  
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