Quotes on Destiny

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“It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.” 
― William Shakespeare

“One love, one heart, one destiny.” 
― Bob Marley

“There's nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be...” 
― John Lennon

“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” 
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“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.” 
― L.J. Smith

“Some things are destined to be -- it just takes us a couple of tries
to get there.” 
― J.R. Ward, Lover Mine

“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.” 
― William Jennings Bryan

“Sometimes the dreams that come true are the dreams you never even knew you had.” 
― Alice Sebold, The Lovely Bones

“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.” 
― Haruki Murakami, Sputnik Sweetheart

“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.” 
― Nicholas Sparks, Message in a Bottle

“It doesn't have to be on Valentine's Day. It doesn't have to be by the time you turn eighteen or thirty-three or fifty-nine. It doesn't have to conform to whatever is usual. It doesn't have to be kismet at once, or rhapsody by the third date.
It just has to be. In time. In place. In spirit.
It just has to be.” 
― David Levithan

“Does the walker choose the path, or the path the walker?” 
― Garth Nix, Sabriel

“If our destiny stems from our name, then I weep for the flower named Wilt.” 
― Jarod Kintz, It Occurred to Me

“I knew I loved you before I met you
I think I dreamed you into life
I knew I loved you before I met you
I have been waiting all my life” 
― Savage Garden

“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.” 
― Anaïs Nin, The Diary of Anaïs Nin, Vol. 1: 1931-1934

“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.” 
― Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind

“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.” 
― Garth Stein

“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.” 
― Salman Rushdie, Midnight's Children

“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.” 
― Thomas Merton

“Destiny is a name often given in retrospect to choices that had dramatic consequences.” 
― J.K. Rowling

“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.” 
― John O'Donohue, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom

“All the world's a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed.” 
― Seán O'Casey

“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.” 
― Terry Pratchett, Wyrd Sisters

“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.” 
― Douglas Coupland

“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.” 
― Elizabeth Gilbert

“What is the point of having free will if one cannot occasionally spit in the eye of destiny?” 
― Jim Butcher, White Night

“You can’t go back, Ever. You can’t change the past. It just is. . . . This is our destiny. Not yours.” 
― Alyson Noel, Blue Moon

“DESTINY is a feeling you have that you know something about yourself nobody else does. The picture you have in your own mind of what you're about WILL COME TRUE. It's a kind of a thing you kind of have to keep to your own self, because it's a fragile feeling, and you put it out there, then someone will kill it. It's best to keep that all inside.” 

“A woman's destiny, they say, is not fulfilled until she holds in her arms her own little book.” 
― Caroline Mytinger, Headhunting In The Solomon Islands: Around The Coral Sea
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