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Quotes About Fate

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Allen Saunders
“Life is what happens to you while you're busy 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

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

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;

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bryce Courtenay
“Sometimes the slightest things change the directions of our lives, the merest breath of a circumstance, a random moment that connects like a meteorite striking the earth. Lives have swiveled and changed direction on the strength of a chance remark.”
Bryce Courtenay

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

Terry Pratchett
“Whatever happens, they say afterwards, it must have been fate. People are always a little confused about this, as they are in the case of miracles. When someone is saved from certain death by a strange concatenation of circumstances, they say that's a miracle. But of course if someone is killed by a freak chain of events -- the oil spilled just there, the safety fence broken just there -- that must also be a miracle. Just because it's not nice doesn't mean it's not miraculous.”
Terry Pratchett, Interesting Times

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

Goldie Hawn
“You often meet your fate on the road you take to avoid it.”
Goldie Hawn

P.G. Wodehouse
“I'm not absolutely certain of the facts, but I rather fancy it's Shakespeare who says that it's always just when a fellow is feeling particularly braced with things in general that Fate sneaks up behind him with the bit of lead piping.”
P.G. Wodehouse, Carry on, Jeeves

Douglas Coupland
“We are all of us born with a letter inside us, and that only if we are true to ourselves, may we be allowed to read it before we die.”
Douglas Coupland

J.K. Rowling
“We can't choose our fate, but we can choose others. Be careful in knowing that.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

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