Quotes About Fates

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Rick Riordan
“They send a person who can never stay," she whispered. "Who can never accept my offer of companionship for more than a little while. They send me a hero I can't help ... just the sort of person I can't help falling in love with."
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As I sailed into the lake I realized the Fates really were cruel. They sent Calypso someone she couldn't help but love. But it worked both ways. For the rest of my life I would be thinking about her. She would always be my biggest what if.”
Rick Riordan, The Battle of the Labyrinth

James Frey
“If there was a God. I would spit in his face for subjecting me to this. If there was a Devil, I would sell my sould to make it end. If there was something Higher that controlled out f***ing fates, I would tell it to take my fate and shove it up its fucking ass. Shove it hard and far, you motherf***er. Please end. Please end. Please end.”
James Frey, A Million Little Pieces

Robert Browning
“A lion may die of an ass's kick.”
Robert Browning, Robert Browning's Poetry

Selena Kitt
“Pandora's Box could not be unopened, no one could return to Eden.”
Selena Kitt, Temptation

“It is He who makes the lightning flash upon you, inspiring you with fear and hope, and gathers up the heavy clouds. The thunder sounds His praises, and the angels, too, in awe of him. He hurls his thunderbolts at whom He pleases. Yet the unbelievers wrangle about God.”
Anonymous, The Quran / القرآن الكريم

“I may not have any power over it at the moment, but at some point that must change. I can be very patient. I am the end of all things, nephew mine. I shall be the last. When birth has ended, I wil cut Clotho's cord, and she will be no more. The time will come when every last thread has been measured, and I will snip Lachesis from the great weave. In the end only Death and I will remain. Then I will cut his thread, and it will be me alone. With my last strength I will close the shears on my own life. I am the end of everything, including you.”
Kelly McCullough, WebMage

Larissa Ione
“Be careful, little killer. The Fates can fuck with you in ways you can’t even imagine.”
Larissa Ione, Pleasure Unbound
tags: fates

Mary MacLane
“If you ever feel to express proper gratitude for the good things of this life, be sure that you express your gratitude for the right thing. Very likely you will not have a great deal of gratitude, and you must not waste any of it but what you do have will be of the most excellent quality. For it will accumulate, and the accumulation will all go to quality. And the things for which you are to be grateful are the bitternesses you have known.

If you have had it in mind ever to give way to bursts of gratitude for this air that comes from off the salt sea, for that line of pearls and violets that you see just above the horizon, for the health of your body, for the sleep that comes to you at the close of the day, for any of those things, then get rid of the idea at once. Those things are quite well, but they are not really given to you. They are merely placed where any one can reach them with little effort. The kind fates don't care whether you get them or not. Their responsibility ends when they leave them there.

But the bitternesses they give to each person separately. They give you yours, Mary MacLane, for your very own. Don't say they never think of you.”
Mary MacLane, My Friend Annabel Lee

Brenna Yovanoff
“The new mythology of love was that it bent to the fashion of the day, obligated to take the shape of doves, lilies, jewels. This is a lie. Love is sometimes as passionate as war.”
Brenna Yovanoff
tags: fates, love, war

Denise Sevier Fries
“Smile at the Fates and you will feel less their Slave.”
Denise Sevier Fries, Parca's Forsaken

Nicole Y. Walters
“Since the beginning, the Fates determined which souls would be born, what kinds of lives they would live, and for how many days. They did this out of duty, out of destiny, and without emotion.”
Nicole Y. Walters

Lauren Groff
“What she did not tell him balanced neatly with what she did.”
Lauren Groff, Fates and Furies

Rick Riordan
“There is never only one way!" Zeus bellowed. "That is why there are three Fates, not one.”
Rick Riordan, The Blood of Olympus
tags: fates, zeus

“Something’s are Star-crossed, how much hard we try not to let them happen, But they will, in either way.”
Dhruv Agrawal

Jean Paul Friedrich Richter
“The Fates and Furies, as well as the Graces and Sirens, glide with linked hands over life.”
Jean Paul Friedrich Richter

Munia Khan
“We cannot prepare our fate, but we can stir it up.”
Munia Khan

Lawren Leo
“Perhaps she was happiest when she was out of control. She looked at the fates and said three little words, not one regret.”
Lawren Leo, Love's Shadow: Nine Crooked Paths

Lauren Groff
“And they spoke of their Antigonie, who they called Go, as if she were a friend.
Leo hadn't yet written any music, but he had made drawings on butcher paper stolen from the kitchen. They curled around his walls, intricate doodles, extensions of the boy's own lean, slight body. The shape of Leo's jaw in profile, devestating. The way he gnawed his fingernails to the crescents, the fine shining hairs down the center of his nape, the smell of him, up close, pure and clean, bleaching.
The ones made for music are the most beloved of all. Their bodies a container for the spirit within; the best of them is music, the rest only instrument of flesh and bone.
The weather conspired. Snow fell softly in the windows. It was too cold to be out for long. The world colorless, a dreamscape, a blank page, the linger of woodsmoke on the back of the tongue.”
Lauren Groff, Fates and Furies

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