Predetermination Quotes

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Kevin Brockmeier
“Sometimes you imagine that everything could have been different for you, that if only you had gone right one day when you chose to go left, you would be living a life you could never have anticipated. But at other times you think there was no other way forward--that you were always bound to end up exactly where you have.”
Kevin Brockmeier, The View from the Seventh Layer

Akemi G.
“There are many futures, not just one. Life is not like walking down the road and meeting the predetermined events.”
Akemi G, Why We Are Born: Remembering Our Purpose through the Akashic Records

Johnny Rich
“I may not be free, but I’m not about to surrender the illusion of choice.”
Johnny Rich, The Human Script

Jacquelyn Frank
“You believe in Destiny, don't you?"
"Yes," said Leah quietly.
"Then you have to believe that things happen for a reason, and even if you change something. Destiny will find a way to fulfill her needs." - Jasmine”
Jacquelyn Frank, Adam

R. Alan Woods
“In my opinion and to the best of my understanding, free-will and pre-determination are two distinctly different economies that are 'operationally co-existent'".”
R. Alan Woods, Apologia: A Collection of Christian Essays

Yoav Blum
“At the far left ... are all of the people who really think that everything is completely coincidental ... And on the other end are all of the people who are sure that there's a reason for everything ... The people standing at the two extremes are the happiest people in the world. At both ends. Do you know why? because they they don't ask why. Never. Not at all. There's no point, because either they believe there's no answer, or they believe that someone is responsible for the answer and that it's none of their business. But these people aren't even one-thousandth of the population. Most people stand in the range between them. No, they don't stand. They go, they move. They constantly move in one direction and then the other. They think they're on one of the sides, but occasionally, nonetheless, they ask themselves why and don't understand that they'll be happy only if they let go of this question, for whatever reason.”
Yoav Blum, The Coincidence Makers

Conrad Williams
“Some people were born to the shape they would occupy all their lives.

Conrad Williams, Best New Horror 23

Harriet Beecher Stowe
“What poor, mean trash this whole business of human virtue is! A mere matter, for the most part, of latitude and longitude, and geographical position, acting with natural temperament. The greater part is nothing but an accident.”
Harriet Beecher Stowe, Uncle Tom's Cabin

Elmar Hussein
“İf her feelings belong to you, she will come back to you, if not, she will never, whatever you do. You probably will think about what to do then: if everything has already been predetermined, why should I make any efforts to gain her love instead of doing absolutely nothing and just passively waiting for future results? However, it has already been predetermined that this also does not depend on you -- you simply cannot choose to be a passive observer -- just like it is not at all in your hands whether to love her or not.”
Elmar Hussein

“Trust in God but tie your camels first.
Des O'Leary, Under the Radar”
Des O'Leary