Murphy's Law - The Corollary Quotes

Murphy's Law:

If anything can go wrong, it will.

Murphy's Law - Corollaries and Quotes

Corollaries and Implications of Murphy's Law:

  • Law of Queue

If you change queues, the one you have left will start to move faster than the one you're in now.

  • Law of Telephone

When you dial a wrong number, you never get a busy tone.

  • Law of Technology

A failure in a device will never appear until it has passed final inspection.

  • Law of Mechanical Repair

After your hands become coated with grease, your nose begins to itch.

  • Law of Workshop

Any tool, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner.

  • Dating Axiom

All the good ones are taken.

  • Bath Theorem

When the body is immersed in water, the telephone rings.

  • Law of Encounters

The probability of meeting someone you know increases when you are with someone you do not want to be seen with.

  • Rule of Convenience

A shortcut is the longest distance between two points. 

  • Law of the Result

When you try to prove to someone that a machine won't work, it will.

  • Law of Biomechanics

The severity of the itch is inversely proportional to the reach.

  • Theater Rule

People with seats at the farthest from the screen arrive last.

  • Law of Bus

If you're running late, the bus will be too.

  • Law of Coffee

As soon as you sit down for a cup of hot coffee, your boss will ask you to do something which will last until the coffee is cold.

  • Law of Computer Geeks

For any given software, the moment you manage to master it, a new version appears.

  • The Library Axiom

No matter which book you need, it's on the bottom shelf.

  • Law of Proposal

After you accept a proposal, you will get a better one.

  • Principle of Success

Success always occurs in private, and failure in full view.

Murphy's Super Law:

If anything can't go wrong, it will anyway.

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