Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work.
Percentage wise, it is 100% easier not to do things than to do them, and so much fun not to do them—especially when you were supposed to do them. In terms of instant relief, canceling plans is like heroin.
In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.
—Dwight D. Eisenhower
There is a coherent plan in the universe, though I don't know what it's a plan for.
But life doesn't always turn out the way you think it will, and that can be rather wonderful.
—Victoria Connelly in At Home with Mr. Darcy
A goal without a plan is just a wish.
—Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
I don't know what I'm doing in the next five minutes and she has the next ten years figured out.
—Laurie Halse Anderson in Speak
Sometimes things happen in life that you didn't plan for. All you can do is suck it up and start mapping out a new plan.
—Colleen Hoover in Point of Retreat