50 Bad Luck Quotes When You Feel Ill-Fated

Read the best collection of bad luck quotes, sayings, and captions (with images and pictures) to uplift you when you feel ill-fated and destiny is against you.

Bad luck is something that everyone experiences at some point in their lives. It’s tough to deal with unlucky days and can be very disappointing.

It can manifest in different ways, from small inconveniences to major setbacks, and can leave us feeling frustrated, discouraged, and helpless.

While we may not be able to control when or how bad luck strikes, we can choose how we respond to it.

The following bad luck quotes offer a range of perspectives on the topic, from humorous quips to profound insights.

They can provide solace and inspiration for anyone who is facing a challenging situation, or who simply needs a reminder that they are not alone in their struggles.

So whether you are seeking motivation to persevere through tough times, or simply want to reflect on the nature of luck and fortune, these quotes can offer valuable insights and perspectives.

Top 10 Bad Luck Quotes

  1. “Bad luck never lost a race.” – Mark Getty                                                                                                                                                   

    Quotes On Bad Luck
    Quotes On Bad Luck

  2. “Bad luck relies on absolutely perfect timing.” – Catherynne M. Valente                                                                                           

    Bad Luck quotes
    Bad Luck quotes

  3. “The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.” – Harry Golden

  4. “Most bad luck is the misfortune of not being an exception.” – Mason Cooley

  5. “Bad luck either destroys you or it makes you the man you really are.” – Miguel Torres                                                           

    Quotes About Bad Luck
    Quotes About Bad Luck

  6. “You never know what worse luck your bad luck has saved you from.” – Cormac McCarthy

  7. “My bad luck got tangled up with my bad decisions, and I’m paying for it.” – Patrick Rothfuss

  8. “I busted a mirror and got seven years bad luck, but my lawyer thinks he can get me five.” – Steven Wright

  9. “Just when it seems like life is getting good, something always has to come along and ruin it.” – Susane Colasanti

  10. “Good luck is when opportunity meets preparation, while bad luck is when lack of preparation meets reality.” – Eliyahu Goldratt

Best Bad Luck Quotes For No Luck

  1. “You can’t avoid mistakes and bad luck.” – Mikhail Til                                                                                                                    bad luck sayings

  2. “If not for bad luck we’d have no luck at all.” – Edna Buchanan

  3. “I don’t believe in superstition, I think it’s bad luck.” – Dan Henderson                                                                            funny bad luck quotes

  4. “Nobody gets justice. People only get good luck or bad luck.” – Orson Welles

  5. “There’s no good or bad luck. There are just right and bad attitudes.” – Unknown                                                              worst luck quotes

  6. “So when they win, it’s their hard work, and when they lose, it’s their bad luck.” – Sanhita Baruah

  7. “As long as we are lucky we attribute it to our smartness; our bad luck we give the gods credit for.” – Josh Billings

  8. “Dear good luck, we’re not playing hide and seek, I searched for you for many years, it’s time to come out now.” – Unknown

  9. “I sometimes think we consider too much the good luck of the early bird and not enough the bad luck of the early worm.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

  10. “Destiny is a good thing to accept when it’s going your way. When it isn’t, don’t call it destiny; call it injustice, treachery, or simple bad luck.” – Joseph Heller

Famous Quotes About Bad Luck

  1. “No bad luck lasts forever.” – Unknown                                                                                                                     

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    Bad Luck quotes images

  2. “Luck always seems like it belongs to someone else.” – David Levien                                                                            Fate Bad Luck quotes

  3. “What is bad luck for one man is good luck for another.” – Unknown                                                                       

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    No luck quotes

  4. “More often than not, bad luck meant bad plans.” – Joe Abercrombie

  5. “When you start having bad luck, there isn’t an end to it.” – Mario Vargas Llosa

  6. “You make your own luck. Some people have bad luck all their lives.” – Casey Stengel

  7. “Any fool can have bad luck; the art consists in knowing how to exploit it.” – Frank Wedekind

  8. “Some people are so fond of bad luck; they run halfway to meet it.” – Douglas William Jerrold

  9. “Once upon a time, they had some bad luck, and they blame everything on that.” – Herta Muller

  10. “A man forgets his good luck the next day, but remembers his bad luck until next year.” – E. W. Howe

  11. “I have observed that in most of badluck cases, word “luck” is equal to ‘’effort’’.” – Hassnain Malik

  12. “Your karma should be good, and everything else will follow. Your good karma will always win over your bad luck.” – Rohit Shetty

  13. “As we have seen, nobody is lucky enough not to be born, everybody is unlucky enough to have been born – and particularly bad luck it is.” – David Benatar

  14. “Sometimes bad luck hits you like in an ancient Greek tragedy, and it’s not your own making. When you have a plane crash, it’s not your fault.” – Werner Herzog

  15. “All of us have bad luck and good luck. The man who persists through the bad luck – who keeps right on going – is the man who is there when the good luck comes – and is ready to receive it.” – Robert Collier

Funny Bad Luck Quotes

  1. “Dear bad luck, let’s breakup.” – Unknown                                                                                                                              bad luck funny quotes

  2. “Even the lion has unlucky days.” – Unknown

  3. “I’m the luckiest unlucky person.” – Tig Notaro

  4. “I think my guardian angel drinks.” – Unknown

  5. “I was lucky in my bad luck.” – Bohumil Hrabal

  6. “It’s not bad luck, darling, it’s a plot twist.” – Unknown

  7. “My luck is like a bald guy who just won a comb.” – Unknown

  8. “Aren’t lucky to have survived so much bad luck.” – Ashleigh Brilliant

  9. “Who has good luck is good, who has bad luck is bad.” – Bertolt Brecht

  10. “I’m going to make a voodoo doll of myself and give it a backrub.” – Unknown

  11. “We’ve had bad luck with our kids – they’ve all grown up.” – Christopher Morley

  12. “My luck is so bad that if I bought a cemetery, people would stop dying.” – Ed Furgol

  13. “Sure, luck means a lot in football. Not having a good quarterback is bad luck.” – Don Shula

  14. “If a man who cannot count finds a four-leaf clover, is he entitled to happiness?” – Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

  15. “I’ve had bad luck with both my wives. The first one left me and the second one didn’t.” – Patrick Murray


Bad luck is an unpredictable outcome that is unfortunate. This is a list of signs believed to bring bad luck according to superstitions.

  • Knocking on wood to ward off bad luck.
  • Crossing fingers for good luck.
  • Throwing salt over your shoulder to ward off evil.
  • The evil eye in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cultures.
  • Black cats are a symbol of bad luck in Western cultures.
  • The number 13 is considered unlucky in Western cultures.
  • The Chinese superstition that walking under a ladder brings bad luck.
  • Hanging a horseshoe above a doorway for good luck.
  • The belief in the power of rabbit’s feet as good luck charms.
  • Breaking a mirror leads to seven years of bad luck in Western cultures.
  • Tossing a coin in a fountain to make a wish.
  • The Japanese belief in good luck is associated with Maneki Neko (the beckoning cat).
  • The Native American belief in dreamcatchers filtering out bad dreams.


Many writers, philosophers, and thinkers throughout history have offered their thoughts and insights on bad luck, often offering words of wisdom and encouragement to help us navigate difficult times.

These quotes can serve as reminders that bad luck is a natural part of life and that it is possible to find meaning and growth even in the midst of adversity.

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