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"I believe in coincidences. Coincidences happen every day. But I don't trust coincidences."

"Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action."
Auric Goldfinger, Goldfinger

"See what you have to ask yourself is what kind of person are you? Are you the kind that sees signs, that sees miracles? Or do you believe that people just get lucky? Or, look at the question this way: Is it possible that there are no coincidences?"
Graham Hess, Signs

"No, shit don't just happen. Shit takes time. Shit takes effort. Twenty million dollars worth of effort."

"Jung's theory of synchronicity says there are links between events beyond cause and effect. Patterns the conscious mind can't perceive. [pause] There is no such thing as coincidence or accident."
Doctor Tony Hill, Wire in the Blood

"In the immortal words of Leroy Jethro Gibbs [puts on a deep voice] 'I don't believe in coincidences'."
Anthony DiNozzo, NCIS

Rule 39: There is no such thing as a coincidence.
Gibbs, NCIS

"Everything happens for a reason."
Laverne, Scrubs

"Giles, there are two things that I don't believe in: coincidence and leprechauns."

"Well, I don't believe in coincidences."
Solid Snake, Metal Gear Solid

"Einstein would turn in his grave. Not only does God play dice, the dice are loaded."
Chairman Sheng-ji Yang, Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri, "Looking God in the Eye"

"Ha! Coincidence, you say? Divine providence, say I! The gods love us!"

"One's an anomaly, two's a trend. Rule 89, Boss."

"Quantum mechanics is certainly imposing. But an inner voice tells me that it is not yet the real thing. The theory says a lot, but does not really bring us any closer to the secret of the 'old one'. I, at any rate, am convinced that He does not throw dice."

"Albert, stop telling God what to do."
Niels Bohr

"There is no such thing as coincidence in this world — there is only inevitability"
Yuko Ichihara, ×××HOLiC

"There are no coincidences. Only what is necessary."
Kaho Mizuki, Cardcaptor Sakura

"Never ignore a coincidence. Unless you're busy, in which case, always ignore a coincidence."
The Eleventh Doctor, Doctor Who

V: There are no coincidences. Only the illusion of coincidence.
CinemaSins: Strange those words keep coming up every time an insane coincidence happens.

"Accidents don't just happen accidentally!" (off Sam's look) "You know what I mean."
Dean, Supernatural

John Blake: But that could just be a coincidence too.
Gordon: You're a detective now. You're not allowed to believe in coincidences.

JOHN: mr. jake harley i presume?
JAKE: No...?
JAKE: Its english actually.
JAKE: Twas my grandmas surname.
JOHN: oh. my mistake!
JOHN: so then, is it just a coincidence that she had the same name as an invincible super villain?
JOHN: are coincidences even real??
JAKE: I dunno.

"Everything went wrong by the numbers. And that takes planning."
John T. Booker, "The Good Guys Wear Black" (1978)

Alex: So it's a coincidence. Just like you said. Two rich parents with two rich kids at the same school. They're both killed in accidents. Why are you so interested?
Alan Blunt: Because I don't like coincidence. In fact, I don't believe in coincidence. Where some people see coincidence, I see conspiracy.
Alex Rider, "Point Blanc"

"In a world that operates largely at random, coincidences are to be expected, but any one of them must always be mistrusted."