Because I have been thinking a lot about fate (how we perceive it, what it means, how we understand what we are meant to do or be, what to choose and why….) l here are a few of my favorite quotes on the matter.
” Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Life calls the tune, we dance.” John Galswort
” That is life, isn’t it? Fate. Luck. Chance. A long series of what-if’s that lead from one moment to the next, time never pausing for you to catch your breath, to make sense of the cards that have been handed to you. And all you can do is play your cards and hope for the best, because in the end, it all comes back to those three basics.Fate. Luck. Chance.” K. Reber, If I Fall
” Why do we mortals wonder if it is through ‘human chaos’ or through ‘divine perfection’ when the world guides us to some magical event? In either case, is not the result the same?” Roman Payne, The Wanderess
” You don’t choose what to believe. Belief chooses you.” Steven Galloway, The Cellist of Sarajevo
” Sometimes fate is like a small sandstorm that keeps changing directions. You change direction but the sandstorm chases you. You turn again, but the storm adjusts. Over and over you play this out, like some ominous dance with death just before dawn. Why? Because this storm isn’t something that has nothing to do with you, This storm is you. Something inside you. So all you can do is give in to it, step right inside the storm, closing your eyes and plugging up your ears so the sand doesn’t get in, and walk through it, step by step. There’s no sun there, no moon, no direction, no sense of time. Just fine white sand swirling up the sky like pulverized bones.” Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore