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Quotes About Destiny

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William Shakespeare
“It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.”
William Shakespeare

Bob Marley
“One love, one heart, one destiny.”
Bob Marley

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

Steve Maraboli
“Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny.”
Steve Maraboli

Ralph Waldo Emerson
“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

L.J. Smith
“I told you. You don't love someone because of their looks or their clothes or their car. You love them because they sing a song only your heart can understand.”
L.J. Smith

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

William Jennings Bryan
“Destiny is not a matter of chance; it is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.”
William Jennings Bryan

Alice Sebold
“Sometimes the dreams that come true are the dreams you never even knew you had.”
Alice Sebold, The Lovely Bones

Haruki Murakami
“Of course it hurt that we could never love each other in a physical way. We would have been far more happy if we had. But that was like the tides, the change of seasons--something immutable, an immovable destiny we could never alter. No matter how cleverly we might shelter it, our delicate friendship wasn't going to last forever. We were bound to reach a dead end. That was painfully clear.”
Haruki Murakami, Sputnik Sweetheart

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

Nicholas Sparks
“There are winds of destiny that blow when we least expect them. Sometimes they gust with the fury of a hurricane, sometimes they barely fan one’s cheek. But the winds cannot be denied, bringing as they often do a future that is impossible to ignore.”
Nicholas Sparks, Message in a Bottle

Garth Nix
“Does the walker choose the path, or the path the walker?”
Garth Nix, Sabriel

Anaïs Nin
“What we call our destiny is truly our character and that character can be altered. The knowledge that we are responsible for our actions and attitudes does not need to be discouraging, because it also means that we are free to change this destiny. One is not in bondage to the past, which has shaped our feelings, to race, inheritance, background. All this can be altered if we have the courage to examine how it formed us. We can alter the chemistry provided we have the courage to dissect the elements.”
Anaïs Nin, The Diary of Anaïs Nin, Vol. 1: 1931-1934

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

Daisaku Ikeda
“Even if things don't unfold the way you expected, don't be disheartened or give up. One who continues to advance will win in the end.”
Daisaku Ikeda

Carlos Ruiz Zafón
“Destiny is usually just around the corner. Like a thief, a hooker, or a lottery vendor: its three most common personifications. But what destiny does not do is home visits. You have to go for it.”
Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind

David Levithan
“It doesn't have to be on Valentine's Day. It doesn't have to be by the time you turn eighteen or thirty-three or fifty-nine. It doesn't have to conform to whatever is usual. It doesn't have to be kismet at once, or rhapsody by the third date.
It just has to be. In time. In place. In spirit.
It just has to be.”
David Levithan

Steve Maraboli
“Don't confuse poor decision-making with destiny. Own your mistakes. It’s ok; we all make them. Learn from them so they can empower you!”
Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

Jarod Kintz
“If our destiny stems from our name, then I weep for the flower named Wilt.”
Jarod Kintz, It Occurred to Me

Lady Gaga
“I'm already crazy. I'm a fearless person. I think it creeps up on you. I don't think it can be stopped. If my destiny is to lose my mind because of fame, then that's my destiny. But my passion still means more than anything.”
Lady Gaga

“I knew I loved you before I met you
I think I dreamed you into life
I knew I loved you before I met you
I have been waiting all my life”
Savage Garden

Salman Rushdie
“I am the sum total of everything that went before me, of all I have been seen done, of everything done-to-me. I am everyone everything whose being-in-the-world affected was affected by mine. I am anything that happens after I'm gone which would not have happened if I had not come.”
Salman Rushdie, Midnight's Children

Thomas Merton
“If you want to identify me, ask me not where I live, or what I like to eat, or how I comb my hair, but ask me what I am living for, in detail, ask me what I think is keeping me from living fully for the thing I want to live for.”
Thomas Merton

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

Garth Stein
“That which we manifest is before us; we are the creators of our own destiny. Be it through intention or ignorance, our successes and our failures have been brought on by none other than ourselves.”
Garth Stein

John O'Donohue
“Your soul knows the geography of your destiny. Your soul alone has the map of your future, therefore you can trust this indirect, oblique side of yourself. If you do, it will take you where you need to go, but more important it will teach you a kindness of rhythm in your journey.”
John O'Donohue, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom

J.K. Rowling
“Destiny is a name often given in retrospect to choices that had dramatic consequences.”
J.K. Rowling

Shannon L. Alder
“There are no coincidences in life. What person that wandered in and out of your life was there for some purpose, even if they caused you harm. Sometimes, it doesn’t make sense the short periods of time we get with people, or the outcomes from their choices. However, if you turn it over to God he promises that you will see the big picture in the hereafter. Nothing is too small to be a mistake.”
Shannon L. Alder

You are not a victim. No matter what you have been through, you're still here.
“You are not a victim. No matter what you have been through, you're still here. You may have been challenged, hurt, betrayed, beaten, and discouraged, but nothing has defeated you. You are still here! You have been delayed but not denied. You are not a victim, you are a victor. You have a history of victory.”
Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

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