1. It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.
2. One love, one heart, one destiny.
3. Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny.
4. There’s nowhere you can be that isn’t where you’re meant to be…
5. The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.
6. There are no wrong turnings. Only paths we had not known we were meant to walk.
7. 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.
8. No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.
9. Sometimes the dreams that come true are the dreams you never even knew you had.
10. 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.
11. 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.
12. Compassion hurts. When you feel connected to everything, you also feel responsible for everything. And you cannot turn away. Your destiny is bound with the destinies of others. You must either learn to carry the Universe or be crushed by it. You must grow strong enough to love the world, yet empty enough to sit down at the same table with its worst horrors.
13. Does the walker choose the path, or the path the walker?
14. Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone – we find it with another.
15. I have always believed, and I still believe, that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of value.
16. 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.
17. 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.
18. You are not the victim of the world, but rather the master of your own destiny. It is your choices and decisions that determine your destiny.
19. 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.
20. 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.
21. 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.
22. 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!
23. 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.
24. 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.
25. 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.
26. All the world’s a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed.
27. Do you ever wonder why things have to turn out the way they do?
28. 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.
29. Don’t worry if people think you’re crazy. You are crazy. You have that kind of intoxicating insanity that lets other people dream outside of the lines and become who they’re destined to be.
30. Life is not like water. Things in life don’t necessarily flow over the shortest possible route.
31. 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.
32. Destiny is a name often given in retrospect to choices that had dramatic consequences.
33. I have noticed that even those who assert that everything is predestined and that we can change nothing about it still look both ways before they cross the street.
34. You often meet your fate on the road you take to avoid it.
35. it is impossible to build one’s own happiness on the unhappiness of others. This perspective is at the heart of Buddhist teachings.
36. What is the point of having free will if one cannot occasionally spit in the eye of destiny?
37. If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading
38. Gods prefer simple, vicious games, where you Do Not Achieve Transcendence but Go Straight To Oblivion; a key to the understanding of all religion is that a god’s idea of amusement is Snakes and Ladders with greased rungs.
39. What I want is for the two of us to meet somewhere by chance one day, like, passing on the street, or getting on the same bus.
40. 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.
41. You speak of destiny as if it was fixed.
42. Man is something that shall be overcome. Man is a rope, tied between beast and overman — a rope over an abyss. What is great in man is that he is a bridge and not an end.
43. Realize that if a door closed, it’s because what was behind it wasn’t meant for you.
44. Life is painful. It has thorns, like the stem of a rose. Culture and art are the roses that bloom on the stem. The flower is yourself, your humanity. Art is the liberation of the humanity inside yourself.
45. The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance. The wise grows it under his feet.
46. I want to be the best version of myself for anyone who is going to someday walk into my life and need someone to love them beyond reason.
47. We are all subject to the fates. But we must act as if we are not, or die of despair.
48. Today is a new day. Don’t let your history interfere with your destiny! Let today be the day you stop being a victim of your circumstances and start taking action towards the life you want. You have the power and the time to shape your life. Break free from the poisonous victim mentality and embrace the truth of your greatness. You were not meant for a mundane or mediocre life!
49. You are one thing only. You are a Divine Being. An all-powerful Creator. You are a Deity in jeans and a t-shirt, and within you dwells the infinite wisdom of the ages and the sacred creative force of All that is, will be and ever was.
50. I consider myself a stained-glass window. And this is how I live my life. Closing no doors and covering no windows; I am the multi-colored glass with light filtering through me, in many different shades. Allowing light to shed and fall into many many hues. My job is not to direct anything, but only to filter into many colors. My answer is destiny and my guide is joy. And there you have me.
51. Destiny is real. And she’s not mild-mannered. She will come around and hit you in the face and knock you over and before you know what hit you, you’re naked- stripped of everything you thought you knew and everything you thought you didn’t know- and there you are! A bloody nose, bruises all over you, and naked. And it’s the most beautiful thing.
52. Coincidences mean you’re on the right path.
53. It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.
54. Everything is determined, the beginning as well as the end, by forces over which we have no control. It is determined for the insect, as well as for the star. Human beings, vegetables, or cosmic dust, we all dance to a mysterious tune, intoned in the distance by an invisible piper.
55. Whatever is going to happen will happen, whether we worry or not.
56. I thought 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.
57. When all the details fit in perfectly, something is probably wrong with the story.
58. There’s no way to know what makes one thing happen and not another. What leads to what. What destroys what. What causes what to flourish or die or take another course.
59. You can’t go back, Ever. You can’t change the past. It just is. . . . This is our destiny. Not yours.
60. Journeys end in lovers meeting.