100 Quotes About Fate

What are the chances of meeting the one, or saving the world? Life has a way of handing you situations that are unexpected. So whatever your fate, go with it. The fate quotes below will help you understand your life, and be stronger for it.

What's meant to be will always find a way
What's meant to be will always find a way Trisha Yearwood
Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love...
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. Marcus Aurelius
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. Marissa Meyer
Amor Fati — “Love Your Fate”, which is in fact your life. Friedrich Nietzsche
Where you go, I shall go; where you die, I...
Where you go, I shall go; where you die, I shall die, and there will I be buried. Rosamund Hodge
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. Ellen Hopkins
Life is what happens to us while we are making...
Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans. Allen Saunders
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. Jennifer Salaiz
Fate loves the fearless.
Fate loves the fearless. James Russell Lowell
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. Vladimir Nabokov
The truth about the world, he said, is that anything is possible. Had you not seen it all from birth and thereby bled it of its strangeness it would appear to you for what it is, a hat trick in a medicine show, a fevered dream, a trance bepopulate with chimeras having neither analogue nor precedent, an itinerant carnival, a migratory tentshow whose ultimate destination after many a pitch in many a mudded field is unspeakable and calamitous beyond reckoning. The universe is no narrow thing and the order within it is not constrained by any latitude in its conception to repeat what exists in one part in any other part. Even in this world more things exist without our knowledge than with it and the order in creation which you see is that which you have put there, like a string in a maze, so that you shall not lose your way. For existence has its own order and that no man's mind can compass, that mind itself being but a fact among others. Cormac McCarthy
We can't choose our fate, but we can choose others....
We can't choose our fate, but we can choose others. Be careful in knowing that. J.k. Rowling
Fate is like a strange, unpopular restaurant filled with odd...
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. Lemony Snicket
Fate, " Blue replied, glowering at her mother, "is a very weighty word to throw around before breakfast. Maggie Stiefvater
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. P.g. Wodehouse
But that was life: Nobody got a guided tour to their own theme park. You had to hop on the rides as they presented themselves, never knowing whether you would like the one you were in line for...or if the bastard was going to make you throw up your corn dog and your cotton candy all over the place. J.r. Ward
Where we choose to be, where we choose to be--we...
Where we choose to be, where we choose to be--we have the power to determine that in our lives. We cannot reel time backward or forward, but we can take ourselves to the place that defines our being. Sena Jeter Naslund
Then we’re just sitting there, staring at each other. Which has been happening a lot lately. It’s likewhatever wall there was between us, however she was holding herself back from me . all of thatpretense is gone.“ And when you find a soul mate, ” Sara says, “it’s undeniable. You have to be together.”“ That’s my philosophy.” I look back at her. “You have to go with the flow.”“ Exactly. I think the universe guides you to make the right choices.”“ Do you believe in fate?”“ I guess, but . it’s more about creating the life you want so you can make that fate a reality. Youknow? . Susane Colasanti
Here is your great soul–the man who has given himself over to Fate; on the other hand, that man is a weakling and a degenerate who struggles and maligns the order of the universe and would rather reform the gods than reform himself. Seneca
And where, I ask you, can a man escape to, when he hasn’t enough madness left inside him? The truth is an endless death agony. The truth is death. You have to choose: death or lies. I’ve never been able to kill myself. Unknown
I am alone this evening, and I am alone because of a cruel twist of fate, a phrase which here means that nothing has happened the way I thought it would. Once I was a content man, with a comfortable home, a successful career, a person I loved very much, and an extremely reliable typewriter, but all of those things have been taken away from me, and now the only trace I have of those happy days is the tattoo on my left ankle. As I sit in this very tiny room, printing these words with a very large pencil, I feel as if my whole life has been nothing but a dismal play, presented just for someone else’s amusement, and that the playwright who invented my cruel twist of fate is somewhere far above me, laughing and laughing at his creation. Lemony Snicket
It did not look like the work of God, but it might have represented the handicraft of a God with a joyous sense of humor, a dancing God who loved mischief as much as prayer, and playfulness as much as mischief. Pat Conroy
If the gods have determined about me and about the things which must happen to me, they have determined well, for it is not easy even to imagine a deity without forethought; and as to doing me harm, why should they have any desire towards that? For what advantage would result to them from this or to the whole, which is the special object of their providence? But if they have not determined about me individually, they have certainly determined about the whole at least, and the things which happen by way of sequence in this general arrangement I ought to accept with pleasure and to be content with them. Marcus Aurelius
Life had stepped into the place of theory and something...
Life had stepped into the place of theory and something quite different would work itself out in his mind. Fyodor Dostoyevsky
I am quite a wise old bird, but I am no desert hermit who can only prophesy when his guts are knotted with hunger. I am deep in the old man’s puzzle, trying to link the wisdom of the body with the wisdom of the spirit until the two are one. Robertson Davies
Fate is the malevolent little jester sitting up in the...
Fate is the malevolent little jester sitting up in the heavens and pondering over how ridiculous we humans are and he does his best to make fools out of all of us. And sooner or later he succeeds. Lisa Kleypas
Happy the hare at morning, for she cannot read The...
Happy the hare at morning, for she cannot read The hunter's waking thoughts. W.h. Auden
I told you we were meant to be,
I told you we were meant to be, " he says, still smiling, still so Finn, who was always here but who I just didn't see and now-- Well, now I kiss him. Elizabeth Scott
You know, I never believed in fate until I met...
You know, I never believed in fate until I met you... then I started thinking coincidence didn't have near so cruel a sense of humor Alwyn Hamilton
It seemed as if some subtle current of recognition had passed between them... not as if they had met before... but as if they had come close several times until finally an impatient Fate had forced their paths to intersect. Lisa Kleypas
And wonder, dread and warhave lingered in that landwhere loss...
And wonder, dread and warhave lingered in that landwhere loss and love in turnhave held the upper hand. Simon Armitage
I trust, and I recognize the beneficence of the power which we all worship as supreme- Order, Fate, the Great Spirit, Nature, God. I recognize this power in the sun that makes all things grow and keeps life afoot. I make a friend of this indefinable force…this is my religion of optimism. Helen Keller
Knowing too much of your future is never a good...
Knowing too much of your future is never a good thing. Rick Riordan
One knows so little. When one knows more it is...
One knows so little. When one knows more it is too late. Agatha Christie
If you find yourself drawn to an event against all...
If you find yourself drawn to an event against all logic, go. The universe is telling you something. Gloria Steinem
When you start to accept responsibility for the results you...
When you start to accept responsibility for the results you get in life, you also take back the power to change your future outcome. Kevin Ngo
...There were no measures that truly protected against disaster you...
...There were no measures that truly protected against disaster you simply held on to what mattered and hoped that you found your way to the other side. Kevin Wilson
A simple flap of a butterfly's wings can change the...
A simple flap of a butterfly's wings can change the course of your destiny forever. Baz Black
Time and tide wait for no man.
Time and tide wait for no man. Stephen King
I guess it was what my friend Phoolendu at the...
I guess it was what my friend Phoolendu at the yoga studio would call kismet. That's like fate, but much more dramatic. Robin Palmer
When the time is ripe for certain things, these things...
When the time is ripe for certain things, these things appear in different places in the manner of violets coming to light in early spring. Farkas Bolyai
Karass: A group of people linked in a cosmically significant...
Karass: A group of people linked in a cosmically significant manner, even when superficial linkages are not evident Tommy Wallach
It always took my breath away, ’ he said, ‘that the five of us could have found one another—against such odds, through all the layers of armored fortifications each of us had set up… Do you see now why I believe in miracles? I used to imagine time folding over, the shades of our future selves slipping back to the crucial moments to tap each of us on the shoulder and whisper: Look, there, look! That man, that woman: they’re for you; that’s your life, your future, fidgeting in that line, dripping on the carpet, shuffling in that doorway. Don’t miss it. Tana French
Presumably, the bells of the Church of the Ascension had been reclaimed by the Bolsheviks for the manufacture of artillery, thus returning them to the realm from whence they came. Though for all the Count knew, the cannons that had been salvaged from Napoleon's retreat to make the Ascension's bells had been forged by the French from the bells at La Rochelle; which in turn had been forged from British blunderbusses seized in the Thirty Years War. From bells to cannons and back again, from now until the end of time. Amor Towles
Life is an ocean and every ocean necessitates right thinking...
Life is an ocean and every ocean necessitates right thinking and right action or else sinking becomes the only fate realisable! Mehmet Murat Ildan
You are here to remind me of someone I long...
You are here to remind me of someone I long for, and what is it you long for yourself? We must have been together in an earlier life, you and I. Murasaki Shikibu
Fate has dug me a hole, and rather than crawling out, I’m digging it deeper. What Fate began with a post-hole digger, I have expanded with a backhoe. I think I expect that when I reach bottom, I’ll find some sort of enlightenment - that which would give my life meaning, like a buried treasure. It may be buried treasure, but I think it’s buried deep within my soul. It may even be shouting to be let out. P.J. Paulson
Yes! all is past–swift time has fled away, Yet its swell pauses on my sickening mind; How long will horror nerve this frame of clay? I'm dead, and lingers yet my soul behind. Oh! powerful Fate, revoke thy deadly spell, And yet that may not ever, ever be, Heaven will not smile upon the work of Hell;Ah! no, for Heaven cannot smile on me; Fate, envious Fate, has sealed my wayward destiny. Percy Bysshe Shelley
But then what does it matter whence comes the gentle...
But then what does it matter whence comes the gentle nudge that jars the soul into motion and sets it rolling, doomed never again to stop? Vladimir Nabokov
The world is changed because you are made of ivory and gold. The curves of your lips rewrite history. Oscar Wilde
Sometimes, you have to manufacture your own history. Give fate a push, so to speak. Sarah Dessen
Thousands, if not millions, of people had exchanged life for the negation of life simply so that someone like me could have the pleasure of riding in a taxi. And now thousands more were throwing away their lives in order to try and eliminate global suffering, and they didn't see the senselessness of that, though it screamed out from every page of history and from every street-corner; in the scream you could hear the universal lack of order and lack of satisfaction and all the other shortcomings which were in fact the very essence of life - remove them, do away with them, and what would be left? . Leonid Borodin
All his life he has been in the shadow of Grandfather, and of the man for whom he was named.".." Then, Grandfather would tell us it has nothing to do with fame.”“ He enjoyed the notoriety, though, ” said Dash.“Agreed, ” said Jimmy. “But he gained it from being so bloody brilliant at what he did. He didn’t set out to be the most fiendishly clever noble in history.”“ Maybe that’s what Father knew from the start; it’s just getting the job done and let history decide what history will decide, ” observed Dash. Raymond E. Feist
Welcome to the human race. Nobody controls his own life, Ender. The best you can do is choose to fill the roles given you by good people, by people who love you. Orson Scott Card
And then he again uneasily saw, as he had latterly seen with more and more frequency, the scorn of Nature for man’s finer emotions, and her lack of interest in his aspirations. Thomas Hardy
Passionately embrace your sacred existence. Lailah Gifty Akita
We needed germans in Paris to hear Wagner. Marcel Proust
Do you not see how strange and wonderful that is? That all history balances on an affair of the human heart? Robin Hobb
You possess great strength, great spirit and great soul. Lailah Gifty Akita
We are not bound by time. But there are things we cannot speak of because the repercussions of particular thoughts can break lives. F.K. Preston
The only power which can illuminate you is your own mind! No other mind can lighten you if your mind insists to remain in the darkness! The fate of your fate is within you! Mehmet Murat Ildan
I am the master of my mind and fate. Lailah Gifty Akita
Luck is flow and force. There's no power that can fully take that into account, fate is still wavering. Nobuyuki Fukumoto
Obviously the most beautiful fate, the most wonderful good fortune that can happen to any human being, is to be paid for doing that which he passionately loves to do. Abraham H. Maslow
When my father wrote about fate, I think he was writing about the reality that is, when there are so many other realities that could have been. Jennifer DuBois
The simple law of the universe is that you create your own reality Julian Pencilliah
In this way Fate outplayed the efforts of mortals-simply to amuse itself, one might think. Erik Valeur
He sees her looking at him with interest, and is encouraged to go on. 'I wouldn't be here with you now. This wouldn't be real - something else would. You'd have been another you, instead of the one you are now. You can't be tied down to a predestined fate when you change according to your situation, and your fate must change too. Everything depends on circumstances - on which "you" you happen to be at a given time.. Anna Kavan
She was darkness and he was darkness and there had never been anything before this time, only darkness and his lips upon her. She tried to speak and his mouth was over hers again. Suddenly she had a wild thrill such as she had never known; joy, fear, madness, excitement, surrender to arms that were too strong, lips too bruising, fate that moved too fast. Margaret Mitchell
I had a strange feeling that Fate had in store for me exquisite joys and exquisite sorrows. Oscar Wilde
In any random slaughter, the difference between living and dying rarely has anything to do with willpower, or wisdom, or pluck. It's just a matter of where you're standing. Two inches to the right, and the bus hits you. If your office is on the ninety-second floor instead of the ninetieth, you don't make it out in time. Joe Hill
The only way I can pay back for what fate and society have handed me is to try, in minor totally useless ways, to make an angry sound against injustice. Martha Gellhorn
Then might I exemplify how an influence beyond our control lays its strong hand on every deed which we do, and weaves its consequences into an iron tissue of necessity. (Wakefield) Nathaniel Hawthorne
Fate refuses to stop at the pretty part of the tale; Fate insists on more tests of courage and wit, a terrible end, even if the heroine's heart be pure and her crime accidental. Susann Cokal
Fate has carried me' Mid the thick arrows: I will keep my stand-- Not shrink and let the shaft pass by my breast To pierce another. George Eliot
I’m not looking for fate. I’m seventeen. I’m looking for kissing, and to move forward a few paces on the game board. You know, do some Living. (With my lips.) Laini Taylor
What's the Future? It's a blank sheet of paper, and we draw lines on it, but sometimes our hand is held, and the lines we draw aren't the lines we wanted. John Marsden
The future is never fixed, but always in flux until the moment it meets with the present. Mindee Arnett
We don’t escape our pasts, you know, ” Madd said. He sounded defeated. “Never. We can never escape what we are.” “Maybe not. But I think we can escape what other people try to make of us. We can decide our fate for ourselves. Tali Spencer
Indeed, life is full of tests. You don’t know what they are, so you must treat everything in life with the same care you would bring to a test on which your future rests. I realize that the most important test of all, in my quest, and in every bird’s quest, is the test to be the master of fate. Nancy Yi Fan
Consider One Thing Always, We Are Just Selected". Behnam Rajabpoor
Fate is a future you didn't try hard enough ti change. If you want things to go your way, being smart and being strong are helpful, but you still have to work your ass off. J.A. Konrath
The Future is as avoidable as the past is alterable, for the latter is, after all, a consequence of the former: A combination of choice and fate. K.C. King
Everything that drowned me taught me how to swim. Jenim Dibie
The glorious light is sunshine. Lailah Gifty Akita
Trusting fate, especial to resolve anything is a pure gamble. Steven Redhead
As if you could pick in love, as if it were not a lightning bolt that splits your bones and leaves you staked out in the middle of the courtyard. Unknown
Fate might forgive greed, or gluttony, or even bloodlust, but it never ignores being ignored. Erik Bundy
It was a second. A blink. The flap of a bird's wing, the moment it takes to say hello, or goodbye. So quickly that it made me think of all the insignificant seconds that we throw away. And all the seconds that we don't too. The seconds that we hold on to, that we return to... I considered the fact that all it takes is a second for life to completely change. Aditi Khorana
I wish I could have shown you that engineheart- the system of pieces and parts that moved us forward, that moves us forward still. One day, a few weeks after my son’s death, I took the bolt off the casing and opened it up. Just to see how it worked. Opening that heart was like the opening the first page of a book- there were characters (me, the Memory of My Father), there was rhythm and chronology, I saw, in the images, old roads I’d forgotten- and scenes from stories where the VW was just a newborn. I do know that it held a true translation: miles to words, words to notes, notes to time. It was the HEART that converted the pedestrian song of Northampton to something meaningful, and it did so via some sort of fusion: the turtle that howls a bluegrass tune at the edge of Bow Lake becomes a warning in the VW heart…and that’s just the beginning- the first heart layer. It will take years and years of study, and the energy of every single living thing, to understand the tiny minds and roads in the subsequent layers, the mechanics at work to make every single heartmoment turn together… The point is, this WAS always the way it was supposed to be. Even I could see that the Volkswagen heart was wired for travel-genetically coded. His pages were already written-as are mine and yours. Yes, yours too! I am looking into your eyes right now and I am reading your life, and I am excited/sorry for what the road holds for you. It’s going to be amazing/really difficult. You’ll love/loathe every minute of it! . Christopher Boucher
In my experience, there never seems to be a man or woman who will walk in and literally sweep you off your feet, or away, when you're in the biggest distaster of your life. If it happens, it'll be guaranteed he or she won't be the one you've longed for. Yeah...we all still seem to be waiting for Mr. or Ms. Right. Jennifer Salaiz
He felt, in a way so familiar as to be almost dreary, the chosen victim of the gods, the self-admitted traitor, the one destined for judgment. Iris Murdoch
No amount of worrying can change the future. Go easy on yourself, for the outcome of all affairs is determined by God's decree. If something is meant to go elsewhere, it will never come your way, but if it is yours by destiny, from you it cannot flee. Umar Ibn AlKhattab
The word “idiot” comes from a Greek root meaning private person. Idiocy is the female defect: intent on their private lives, women follow their fate through a darkness deep as that cast by malformed cells in the brain. It is no worse than the male defect, which is lunacy: men are so obsessed by public affairs that they see the world as by moonlight, which shows the outlines of every object but not the details indicative of their nature. Rebecca West
Chaos exists only in the moment. But Fate knows all. Every action and reaction. Since everything is destined, nothing is random... Chaos is only an illusion. B.C. Sirrom
... and then beginning to go back to what you can't even remember. Graham Greene
I loved you without knowing it, and I looked for your memory. In empty houses I entered with a lantern to steal your portrait Pablo Neruda
Fortune, that arrant whore, Ne'er turns the key to th'poor. William Shakespeare
I’m free, I think. I shut my eyes and think hard and deep about how free I am, but I can’t really understand what it means. All I know is I’m totally alone. All alone in an unfamiliar place, like some solitary explorer who’s lost his compass and his map. Is this what it means to be free? Haruki Murakami
Trapped, cutting herself against the jagged edges of her emotions, she was a prisoner of her own spirit. Leigh Hershkovich