Inevitable Quotes

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John Green
“I'm in love with you," he said quietly.

"Augustus," I said.

"I am," he said. He was staring at me, and I could see the corners of his eyes crinkling. "I'm in love with you, and I'm not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things. I'm in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we're all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we'll ever have, and I am in love with you.”
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

Holly Black
“Changing is what people do when they have no options left.”
Holly Black, Red Glove

Lance Armstrong
“The night before brain surgery, I thought about death. I searched out my larger values, and I asked myself, if I was going to die, did I want to do it fighting and clawing or in peaceful surrender? What sort of character did I hope to show? Was I content with myself and what I had done with my life so far? I decided that I was essentially a good person, although I could have been better--but at the same time I understood that the cancer didn't care.

I asked myself what I believed. I had never prayed a lot. I hoped hard, I wished hard, but I didn't pray. I had developed a certain distrust of organized religion growing up, but I felt I had the capacity to be a spiritual person, and to hold some fervent beliefs. Quite simply, I believed I had a responsibility to be a good person, and that meant fair, honest, hardworking, and honorable. If I did that, if I was good to my family, true to my friends, if I gave back to my community or to some cause, if I wasn't a liar, a cheat, or a thief, then I believed that should be enough. At the end of the day, if there was indeed some Body or presence standing there to judge me, I hoped I would be judged on whether I had lived a true life, not on whether I believed in a certain book, or whether I'd been baptized. If there was indeed a God at the end of my days, I hoped he didn't say, 'But you were never a Christian, so you're going the other way from heaven.' If so, I was going to reply, 'You know what? You're right. Fine.'

I believed, too, in the doctors and the medicine and the surgeries--I believed in that. I believed in them. A person like Dr. Einhorn [his oncologist], that's someone to believe in, I thought, a person with the mind to develop an experimental treatment 20 years ago that now could save my life. I believed in the hard currency of his intelligence and his research.

Beyond that, I had no idea where to draw the line between spiritual belief and science. But I knew this much: I believed in belief, for its own shining sake. To believe in the face of utter hopelessness, every article of evidence to the contrary, to ignore apparent catastrophe--what other choice was there? We do it every day, I realized. We are so much stronger than we imagine, and belief is one of the most valiant and long-lived human characteristics. To believe, when all along we humans know that nothing can cure the briefness of this life, that there is no remedy for our basic mortality, that is a form of bravery.

To continue believing in yourself, believing in the doctors, believing in the treatment, believing in whatever I chose to believe in, that was the most important thing, I decided. It had to be.

Without belief, we would be left with nothing but an overwhelming doom, every single day. And it will beat you. I didn't fully see, until the cancer, how we fight every day against the creeping negatives of the world, how we struggle daily against the slow lapping of cynicism. Dispiritedness and disappointment, these were the real perils of life, not some sudden illness or cataclysmic millennium doomsday. I knew now why people fear cancer: because it is a slow and inevitable death, it is the very definition of cynicism and loss of spirit.

So, I believed.”
Lance Armstrong, It's Not about the Bike: My Journey Back to Life

Karl Marx
“And here it becomes evident that the bourgeoisie is unfit any longer to be the ruling class in society and to impose its conditions of existence upon society as an over-riding law. It is unfit to rule because it is incompetent to assure an existence to its slave within his slavery, because it cannot help letting him sink into such a state that it has to feed him instead of being fed by him. Society can no longer live under this bourgeoisie; in other words, its existence is no longer compatible with society.

The essential condition for the existence, and for the sway of the bourgeois class, is the formation and augmentation of capital; the condition for capital is wage-labor. Wage-labor rests exclusively on competition between the laborers. The advance of industry, whose involuntary promoter is the bourgeoisie, replaces the isolation of the laborers, due to competition, by their revolutionary combination, due to association. The development of modern industry, therefore, cuts from under its feet the very foundation on which the bourgeoisie produces and appropriates products. What the bourgeoisie therefore produces, above all, are its own grave diggers. Its fall and the victory of the proletariat are equally inevitable.”
Karl Marx, The Communist Manifesto

Alberto Caeiro
“And I find a happiness in the fact of accepting —
In the sublimely scientific and difficult fact of accepting the inevitable natural.”
Alberto Caeiro, The Collected Poems of Alberto Caeiro

Elizabeth Flock
“The only constant in our marriage is the edge of the cliff we're hanging on to, killing time until we tire ourselves out and give in to our inevitable collapse.”
Elizabeth Flock, Sleepwalking in Daylight

Thalia Chaltas
“Yaicha runs.

He sits down, tired,
and says to mom,
"I'm sorry you had to see that."

Inevitable that he does it.

But he doesn't really want
a witness.”
Thalia Chaltas, Because I Am Furniture

Iris Murdoch
“Yet it all seemed inevitable and perhaps it was. Is it fruitless to think about the past and build up coherent pictures of how one's life went wrong?”
Iris Murdoch, The Nice and the Good

Erin Morgenstern
“Even tiny empires fall.”
Erin Morgenstern, The Starless Sea

Patrick Ness
“We must do this. It has been prophesied.' You relieve yourself of choice. Relieve yourself of consequences. Torture me, harm me, kill me. Do all these things, but do not pretend there is a must. That is how evil is rationalised.”
Patrick Ness, And the Ocean Was Our Sky

Blake Crouch
“It will be destructive at first, like all progress. Just as the industrial age ushered in two world wars. Just as Homo sapiens supplanted the Neanderthal. But would you turn back the clock on all that comes with it? Could you? Progress is inevitable. And it’s a force for good.”
Blake Crouch, Recursion

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“God takes the impossible and makes it the inevitable.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Katherine McIntyre
“Because Jeremiah liked to hurt like he liked to breathe—it was an inevitable part of existence.”
Katherine McIntyre, Forged Contracts

Iris Murdoch
“One morning, one day, perhaps soon, she would come to him and find him gone; and she knew how much she did not want to see him die, and yet how much she also wished that he might die holding her hand. These thoughts induced tears, which he must not see; and she tried not to think too much about the terrible mystery which was to be enacted . . .”
Iris Murdoch, The Message to the Planet

Iris Murdoch
“I could scarcely believe what I saw and I had the sense as in a nightmare of being involved in something both wildly improbable and relentlessly inevitable. This had to happen. Yet how could it have happened?”
Iris Murdoch, A Severed Head

“The fact that I don't believe that I'm better than anyone else gives me an inevitable sense of superiority.”

Anurag Shrivastava
“Even he himself, a moment later, was aghast at the curse that he had just spewed: it wasn’t his words… Maybe it was Karma who had sat upon his tongue, and put her curse on the family through him. Maybe it was Karma who had used him as an instrument to do the inevitable. Maybe it was Karma! Maybe!”
Anurag Shrivastava, The Web of Karma

Anurag Shrivastava
“He milled about his garden, lost in the thoughts of his dear Hariom's whereabouts, unmindfully crushing under his feet the fallen leaves of his darling trees. Why does it become inevitable sometimes to walk upon your shattered dreams to carry out your duty, he ruminated.”
Anurag Shrivastava, The Web of Karma

Mladen Đorđević
“Calling for peace means that war is inevitable.”
Mladen Đorđević, Svetioničar - Pomračenje

Deborah Landau
“In the middle of my wood, I found myself in a dark life.
The day was going toward the narrow place the blank.
No matter how many glasses of gin
it will get dark on this platform of earth.”
Deborah Landau, The Last Usable Hour

Deborah Landau
“so it came time and
no day like that is ever
good in the coming”
Deborah Landau, The Last Usable Hour

Iris Murdoch
“How had this weird idea been conceived, how had it grown until it seemed inevitable?”
Iris Murdoch, The Green Knight

Iris Murdoch
“These young people have got to suffer, we can't save them from it —”
Iris Murdoch, The Nice and the Good

Iris Murdoch
“Clement held her hand for a moment; knowing that after that moment the darkness would begin.”
Iris Murdoch, The Green Knight

Iris Murdoch
“Don't be hurt by me."

"I can't help being hurt —”
Iris Murdoch, The Nice and the Good

K. Weikel
“Death is inevitable.
And those who are sane spend their entire lives in fear of it.”
K. Weikel

Henry James
“She was all too sunk in the inevitable, and the abysmal.”
Henry James, The Wings of the Dove

Mohith Agadi
“With change being an inevitable element in our lives, we have only two options. Either embrace it and live life to the fullest or be stuck in the comfort zone of a compromised life.”
Mohith Agadi

Brenda Diann Johnson
“If you don’t hold yourself accountable, God will send someone to hold you accountable. If you ignore the warnings of the person God sends, the consequences of judgement are inevitable.”
Brenda Diann Johnson

“Pain is inevitable , but you also need to be wise enough not to invite people who cause you pain in life .”
Thandazo Perfect Khumalo

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