Quotes / Born Unlucky

If it wasn't for bad luck,
I wouldn't have no luck at all.
— "Born Under a Bad Sign"

"It never goes smooth. How come it never goes smooth?"
Captain Malcolm Reynolds, "Ariel", Firefly

"In the past three years, Kerenskyís been shot three times, caught a deadly disease four times, has been crushed under a rock pile, injured in a shuttle crash, suffered burns when his bridge control panel blew up in his face, experienced partial atmospheric decompression, suffered from induced mental instability, been bitten by two venomous animals and had the control of his body taken over by an alien parasite. Thatís before the recent plague and this away mission."
Dahl, Redshirts

"It is reported that when a name would be presented to Napoleon for promotion to general, his question was always the same, 'Is he lucky?' [Ambrose] Burnside would never have made it in that army."
— "The Crater: The Mine" by William R. Forstchen, How to Lose a Battle: Foolish Plans and Great Military Blunders ed. by Bill Fawcett