Quotes About Destiny

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Gail Tsukiyama
“Even a snail will eventually reach its destination.”
Gail Tsukiyama, The Street of a Thousand Blossoms

Samuel Smiles
“Sow a thought, and you reap an act;
Sow an act, and you reap a habit;
Sow a habit, and you reap a character;
Sow a character, and you reap a destiny.”
Samuel Smiles, Happy Homes and the Hearts That Make Them

William Shakespeare
“Journeys end in lovers meeting,
Every wise man's son doth know.”
William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night

Jennifer Elisabeth
“I look out into the water and up deep into the stars. I beg the sparkling lanterns of light to cure me of myself — my past and the kaleidoscope of mistakes, failures and wrong turns that have stacked unbearable regret upon my shoulders.”
Jennifer Elisabeth, Born Ready: Unleash Your Inner Dream Girl

C. JoyBell C.
“Do you really believe in destiny?" "How can I not believe in destiny, when there is no difference between my memories and my dreams at night? There's no difference between their reality. And if I dream something first, I remember it later when I am actually walking in the place or looking at the person I first dreamed of. Days later. Or years later. Destiny~ she walks with me.”
C. JoyBell C.

C. JoyBell C.
“If you follow the ancient maps written on the stars, no person will ever understand you. So if you could read these maps, would you follow them? And forever be misunderstood? Or would you close your eyes tightly and pretend to be like everyone else?”
C. JoyBell C.

Clarice Lispector
“The mystery of human destiny is that we are fated, but that we have the freedom to fulfill or not fulfill our fate: realization of our fated destiny depends on us. While inhuman beings like the cockroach realize the entire cycle without going astray because they make no choices.”
Clarice Lispector, The Passion According to G.H.

Rainer Maria Rilke
“Destiny itself is like a wonderful wide tapestry in which every thread is guided by an unspeakable tender hand, placed beside another thread and held and carried by a hundred others.”
Rainer Maria Rilke

Shannon A. Thompson
“Remember how far you’ve come, and you won’t have to rely on a destiny for your future. It will come on your own.”
Shannon A. Thompson, Seconds Before Sunrise

C. JoyBell C.
“God and Destiny are not against us, rather they are for us, they are the ones who never forget the things we have long forgotten, the ones who hear the desires of our heart that our own heads can't hear, and they are the ones who never forget who we really are, long after our minds have forgotten the images of who we are. We come from God and we belong to Destiny, yet for some reason of ignorance we think that to be the master of our own fates and the captain of our own souls means to write everything down on a paper and plan everything out on a grid! Such great things to be done, and we think they are accomplished by our primitive ways! No. We must only know what we want. And want what we want. And then fly high enough to see all that which we want that we couldn't yet see.”
C. JoyBell C.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“What is the destiny of man, but to fill up the measure of his sufferings, and to drink his allotted cup of bitterness?”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, The Sorrows of Young Werther

Wilhelm Reich
“Build your house on granite. By granite I mean your nature that you are torturing to death, the love in your child's body, your wife's dream of love, your own dream of life when you were sixteen. Exchange your illusions for a bit of truth. Throw out your politicians and diplomats! Take your destiny into your own hands and build your life on rock. Forget about your neighbor and look inside yourself! Your neighbor, too, will be grateful. Tell you're fellow workers all over the world that you're no longer willing to work for death but only for life. Instead of flocking to executions and shouting hurrah, hurrah, make a law for the protection of human life and its blessings. Such a law will be part of the granite foundation your house rests on. Protect your small children's love against the assaults of lascivious, frustrated men and women. Stop the mouth of the malignant old maid; expose her publicly or send her to a reform school instead of young people who are longing for love. Don;t try to outdo your exploiter in exploitation if you have a chance to become a boss. Throw away your swallowtails and top hat, and stop applying for a license to embrace your woman. Join forces with your kind in all countries; they are like you, for better or worse. Let your child grow up as nature (or 'God') intended. Don't try to improve on nature. Learn to understand it and protect it. Go to the library instead of the prize fight, go to foreign countries rather than to Coney Island. And first and foremost, think straight, trust the quiet inner voice inside you that tells you what to do. You hold your life in your hands, don't entrust it to anyone else, least of all to your chosen leaders. BE YOURSELF! Any number of great men have told you that.”
Wilhelm Reich, Listen, Little Man!

Jennifer Elisabeth
“Does our purpose on Earth directly link to the people whom we end up meeting? Are our relationships and experiences actually the required dots that connect and then lead us to our ultimate destinies?”
Jennifer Elisabeth, Born Ready: Unleash Your Inner Dream Girl

Abraham Verghese
“It was a tale well known to children all over Africa: Abu Kassem, a miserly Baghdad merchant, had held on to his battered, much repaired pair of slippers even though they were objects of derision. At last, even he couldn't stomach the sight of them. But his every attempt to get rid of his slippers ended in disaster: when he tossed them out of his window they landed on the head of a pregnant woman who miscarried, and Abu Kassem was thrown in jail; when he dropped them in the canal, the slippers choked off the main drain and caused flooding, and off Abu Kassem went to jail...

'One night when Tawfiq finished, another prisoner, a quiet dignified old man, said, 'Abu Kassem might as well build a special room for his slippers. Why try to lose them? He'll never escape.' The old man laughed, and he seemed happy when he said that. That night the old man died in his sleep.

We all saw it the same way. the old man was right. The slippers in the story mean that everything you see and do and touch, every seed you sow, or don't sow, becomes part of your destiny...

In order to start to get rid of your slippers, you have to admit they are yours, and if you do, then they will get rid of themselves.

Ghosh sighed. 'I hope one day you see this as clearly as I did in Kerchele. The key to your happiness is to own your slippers, own who you are, own how you look, own your family, own the talents you have, and own the ones you don't. If you keep saying your slippers aren't yours, then you'll die searching, you'll die bitter, always feeling you were promised more. Not only our actions, but also our omissions, become our destiny.”
Abraham Verghese, Cutting for Stone

Elizabeth Gilbert
“But I was always coming here. I though about one of my favorite Sufi poems, which says that God long ago drew a circle in the sand exactly around the spot where you are standing right now. I was never not coming here. This was never not going to happen. ”
Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

George Eliot
“Destiny stands by sarcastic with our dramatis personae folded in her hand.”
George Eliot, Middlemarch

“Destiny, if I could sit across the porch from God, I'd thank Him for Lending me you.....”
Flavia Weedn, Across The Porch From God: Reflections Of Gratitude

“There is no secret ingredient”
Mr Ping, Po's father

Salman Rushdie
“A man who catches History's eye is thereafter bound to a mistress from whom he will never escape.”
Salman Rushdie, Shame

Barbara Taylor Bradford
“She put her hand in his, and he clasped it firmly, knowing he had been waiting for her all his life.”
Barbara Taylor Bradford, To Be the Best

Pet Torres
“The black wolf’s curse awakes every time that a full moon points in the middle of the sky.”
Pet Torres, The Black Wolf's Mark

Charlotte Featherstone
“Why?" She asked in a confused whisper. "Out of all the women in the world, why did you choose this mortal?"
"Because fate drove me to you.”
Charlotte Featherstone, Lust

Laini Taylor
“..and when he let her go, it was as if she had been filled and didn't realize it until he pulled away and the absence rushed back in.”
Laini Taylor, Daughter of Smoke & Bone

Gretchen McNeil
“She felt like a baton getting passed along in a relay race, completely devoid of any control over her destiny.”
Gretchen McNeil, Possess

Bill Willingham
“Hope isn't destiny. Left passive its nothing more than disappointment deferred”
Bill Willingham, Fables, Vol. 16: Super Team

Rafael Sabatini
“We are all, he says, the sport of destiny. Ah, but not quite. Destiny is an intelligent force, moving with purpose.”
Rafael Sabatini, Scaramouche

Priya Ardis
“The Lady may favor
you, but at least I am in charge of my own destiny.”
Priya Ardis, My Merlin Awakening

“Faith keeps our ships moving, while empathy and the memories of our experiences lead to wisdom.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“When you go against the flow of nature and betray the spiritual laws existing within, there is, and always will be, a negative reaction. Those who try escaping life before fate shakes their hand, will forever be stuck on earth, chained to the place they so badly wanted to leave. What a complicated misery. I guarantee you it will be torture to be invisible and ignored by those you love when you can see them - but you are already dead for them to hear you utter another word. Talk about agony, more so, than remaining on this plane and continuing your spiritual cycle as it was written to be lived.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

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