Quotes About Fate
1. Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans.
2. 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.
3. What’s meant to be will always find a way
4. Do not be afraid; our fate
Cannot be taken from us; it is a gift.
5. Knowing too much of your future is never a good thing.
6. There’s nowhere you can be that isn’t where you’re meant to be.
7. I wonder how many people don’t get the one they want, but end up with the one they’re supposed to be with.
8. We dream to give ourselves hope. To stop dreaming – well, that’s like saying you can never change your fate.
9. 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.
10. It was written I should be loyal to the nightmare of my choice.
11. Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.
12. 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!
13. No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.
14. When it comes to life, we spin our own yarn, and where we end up is really, in fact, where we always intended to be.
15. Sometimes life has a cruel sense of humor, giving you the thing you always wanted at the worst time possible.
16. 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.
17. Some things are destined to be — it just takes us a couple of tries
to get there.
18. 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.
19. The world is changed because you are made of ivory and gold. The curves of your lips rewrite history.
20. Maybe there isn’t such a thing as fate. Maybe it’s just the opportunities we’re given, and what we do with them. I’m beginning to think that maybe great, epic romances don’t just happen. We have to make them ourselves.
21. Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone – we find it with another.
22. 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.
23. 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
24. Do you think the universe fights for souls to be together?
Some things are too strange and strong to be coincidences.
25. Fate,” Blue replied, glowering at her mother, “is a very weighty word to throw around before breakfast.
26. Every person has the power to change their fate if they are brave enough to fight for what they desire more than anything.
27. 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.
28. 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.
29. All the world’s a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed.
30. 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.
31. Do you ever wonder why things have to turn out the way they do?
32. 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.
33. 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.
34. We can’t choose our fate, but we can choose others. Be careful in knowing that.
35. Where you go, I shall go; where you die, I shall die, and there will I be buried.
36. You often meet your fate on the road you take to avoid it.
37. 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.
38. 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.
39. You speak of destiny as if it was fixed.
40. But what can be done, the one who loves must share the fate of the one he loves.
41. 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.
42. Happiness, you see, its just an illusion of Fate, a heavenly sleight of hand designed to make you believe in fairy tales. But there’s no happily ever after. You’ll only find happy endings in books. Some books.
43. To the dumb question “Why me?” the cosmos barely bothers to return the reply: why not?
44. We are all subject to the fates. But we must act as if we are not, or die of despair.
45. 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.
46. Have you ever noticed that when your mind is awakened or drawn to someone new, that person’s name suddenly pops up everywhere you go? My friend Sophie calls it coincidence, and Mr. Simpless, my parson friend, calls it Grace. He thinks that if one cares deeply about someone or something new one throws a kind of energy out into the world, and “fruitfulness” is drawn in.
47. Fate loves the fearless.
48. The first lesson a revolutionary must learn is that he is a doomed man.
49. Whatever is going to happen will happen, whether we worry or not.
50. Unseen in the background, Fate was quietly slipping lead into the boxing-glove.
51. Sometimes fate or life or whatever you want to call it, leaves a door a little open and you walk through it. But sometimes it locks the door and you have to find the key, or pick the lock, or knock the damn thing down. And sometimes, it doesn’t even show you the door, and you have to build it yourself. But if you keep waiting for the doors to be opened for you… I think you’ll have a hard time finding single happiness, let alone that double portion.
52. Coincidences mean you’re on the right path.
53. We all have such fateful objects — it may be a recurrent landscape in one case, a number in another — carefully chosen by the gods to attract events of specific significance for us: here shall John always stumble; there shall Jane’s heart always break.
54. 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.
55. There is no such thing as coincidence in this world. The only thing is hitsuzen.
Hitsuzen…A naturally fore-ordained event. A state in which all other outcomes are impossible.
56. Oh, I am fortune’s fool!
57. 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.
58. Take it from me, Fate doesn’t care most of the time.
59. If you try to cure evil with evil
you will add more pain to your fate.
60. Reader, you must know that an interesting fate (sometimes involving rats, sometimes not) awaits almost everyone, mouse or man, who does not conform.