on Luck

Never forget, Caelius, that a great man makes his luck. Luck is there for everyone to seize. Most of us miss our chances; we're blind to our luck. He never misses a chance because he's never blind to the opportunity of the moment.   ~  Colleen McCullough

While teaching in the Neurology department at Yale Medical School, Colleen McCullough (born on this day in 1937) wrote her second book, The Thorn Birds. It became a bestseller and was made into a popular TV mini-series.