Quotes About Fate

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Allen Saunders
“Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans.”
Allen Saunders

Lemony Snicket
“Fate is like a strange, unpopular restaurant filled with odd little waiters who bring you things you never asked for and don't always like.”
Lemony Snicket

Trisha Yearwood
“What's meant to be will always find a way”
Trisha Yearwood

John Lennon
“There's nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be...”
John Lennon

Rick Riordan
“Knowing too much of your future is never a good thing.”
Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief

Amy Tan
“We dream to give ourselves hope. To stop dreaming - well, that’s like saying you can never change your fate.”
Amy Tan, The Hundred Secret Senses

Fannie Flagg
“I wonder how many people don't get the one they want, but end up with the one they're supposed to be with.”
Fannie Flagg, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe

William Ernest Henley
“It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.”
William Ernest Henley, Echoes of Life and Death;

Dante Alighieri
“Do not be afraid; our fate
Cannot be taken from us; it is a gift.”
Dante Alighieri, Inferno

Joseph Conrad
“It was written I should be loyal to the nightmare of my choice.”
Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness

Julia Glass
“When it comes to life, we spin our own yarn, and where we end up is really, in fact, where we always intended to be.”
Julia Glass, Three Junes

J.K. Rowling
“A breeze ruffled the neat hedges of Privet Drive, which lay silent and tidy under the inky sky, the very last place you would expect astonishing things to happen. Harry Potter rolled over inside his blankets without waking up. One small hand closed on the letter beside him and he slept on, not knowing he was special, not knowing he was famous, not knowing he would be woken in a few hours' time by Mrs. Dursley's scream as she opened the front door to put out the milk bottles, nor that he would spend the next few weeks being prodded and pinched by his cousin Dudley...He couldn't know that at this very moment, people meeting in secret all over the country were holding up their glasses and saying in hushed voices: "To Harry Potter - the boy who lived!”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Lisa Kleypas
“Sometimes life has a cruel sense of humor, giving you the thing you always wanted at the worst time possible.”
Lisa Kleypas, Sugar Daddy

J.R. Ward
“Some things are destined to be -- it just takes us a couple of tries
to get there.”
J.R. Ward, Lover Mine

Gautama Buddha
“No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.”
Gautama Buddha, Sayings Of Buddha

Elizabeth Gilbert
“There is so much about my fate that I cannot control, but other things do fall under the jurisdiction. I can decide how I spend my time, whom I interact with, whom I share my body and life and money and energy with. I can select what I can read and eat and study. I can choose how I'm going to regard unfortunate circumstances in my life-whether I will see them as curses or opportunities. I can choose my words and the tone of voice in which I speak to others. And most of all, I can choose my thoughts.”
Elizabeth Gilbert

Marissa Meyer
"Do you think it was destiny that brought us together?"
He squinted and, after a thoughtful moment, shook his head. "No. I'm pretty sure it was Cinder.”
Marissa Meyer, Cress

Marcus Aurelius
“Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together,but do so with all your heart.”
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

Oscar Wilde
“The world is changed because you are made of ivory and gold. The curves of your lips rewrite history.”
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

Thomas Merton
“Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone - we find it with another.”
Thomas Merton, Love and Living

Cassandra Clare
“Fate is never fair. You are caught in a current much stronger than you are; struggle against it and you'll drown not just yourself but those who try to save you. Swim with it. and you'll survive”
Cassandra Clare, City of Ashes

Marissa Meyer
“Maybe there isn’t such a thing as fate. Maybe it’s just the opportunities we’re given, and what we do with them. I’m beginning to think that maybe great, epic romances don’t just happen. We have to make them ourselves.”
Marissa Meyer, Cress

Terry Pratchett
“Albert grunted. "Do you know what happens to lads who ask too many questions?"
Mort thought for a moment.
"No," he said eventually, "what?"
There was silence.
Then Albert straightened up and said, "Damned if I know. Probably they get answers, and serve 'em right.”
Terry Pratchett, Mort

Friedrich Nietzsche
“Amor Fati – “Love Your Fate”, which is in fact your life.”
Friedrich Nietzsche

Hermann Hesse
“I have always believed, and I still believe, that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of value.”
Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

Charlotte Brontë
“Yet it would be your duty to bear it, if you could not avoid it: it is weak and silly to say you cannot bear what it is your fate to be required to bear.”
Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

Jennifer Salaiz
“I was in the biggest breakdown of my life when I stopped crying long enough to let the words of my epiphany really sink in. That whore, karma, had finally made her way around, and had just bitch-slapped me right across the face. The realization only made me cry harder.”
Jennifer Salaiz

Nicholas Sparks
“Do you ever wonder why things have to turn out the way they do?”
Nicholas Sparks, A Walk to Remember

“Do you think the universe fights for souls to be together?
Some things are too strange and strong to be coincidences.”
Emery Allen

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