Accidental may mean:

  • Accidental (music)
  • Accidental (album), by Fred Frith
  • Accidental (biology), a biological phenomenon more commonly known as vagrancy
  • Accidental property, a philosophical term

Famous quotes containing the word accidental:

    It is with benefits as with injuries in this respect, that we do not so much weigh the accidental good or evil they do us, as that which they were designed to do us.—That is, we consider no part of them so much as their intention.
    Laurence Sterne (1713–1768)

    The fate of our times is characterized by rationalization and intellectualization and, above all, by the “disenchantment of the world.” Precisely the ultimate and most sublime values have retreated from public life either into the transcendental realm of mystic life or into the brotherliness of direct and personal human relations. It is not accidental that our greatest art is intimate and not monumental.
    Max Weber (1864–1920)

    Mysticism is the mistake of an accidental and individual symbol for an universal one.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)