A collection of quotes on Fate and Destiny

I’m unsure as to why that poem by EE Cummings comes to mind when I think of fate, perhaps it’s the line: “here is the deepest secret nobody knows”, after all none of know why events unfold in a certain fashion. And often we can only understand events years after they have passed, life must be lived forward but is understood backwards. In retrospect. I have decided that there is no such thing as coincidence and that fate presents you with many roads and various open doors, and I will keep an open heart toward fated encounters that are like flashing signals telling you which way to go while baring in mind that it is our own free will that enables us to  chose our own destiny, it is up to us to decide which door to walk through and which to close. With that being said, in love it takes two believers in fate to share the same road, known as life; only when two souls believe will they unite and share destiny. Here I have compiled a list of quotes on fate and destiny.

Fate never knocks on the wrong door dear, You just may not be ready to answer~Sarakee Rosenberg

Never believe fate is more than the condensation of childhood~ Rainer Marie Rilke

Coincidence is the word we use when we can’t see the levers and pulleys~Emma Bull

Destiny is what you are suppose to do in life. Fate is what kicks you in the ass to do it~Henry Miller

A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it~Jean de la Fontaine

Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is delt represents your determinisim, the way you play it is free will~Jawaharal Nehru

It is the soul’s duty yo be loyal to its own desires. It must abandon itself to master its passion~ Rebecca West

There is no such thing as chance, and what seems to us merest accident springs from the deepest source of destiny

Every man has his own destiny, the only imperative is to follow it, to accept it no matter where it leads him


If you do something once, people will call it an accident. If you do it twice they will call it a coincidence, But do it a third time and you have just proven it is natural law~ Grace Murray Hopper

Once is happenstance, Twice is a coincidence Three Times is enemy action~ Auric Goldfinger

The More Frequently one uses the word coincidence to explain bizarre hapenings the more obvious it becomes that one is not seeking but evading the real explanation~ Robert Shea

When you live your  life with an apprectiation of coincidences & their meanings you connect with the underlying field of infinate possibilities~ Deepak Chopra

I am a firm believer in fate. That no matter what we feel or what we may think we want or even what’s best for us, that it is all predetermined. And most importantly, fate is completely out of our hands. Therefore, I decided long ago to let life happen as it happens. I also strongly believe that we are all here for a reason, something to be learned, and by simply letting life take its course than we shall learn what that is. WANDA F. ROSS


  1. I like the thought that there are no such things as coincidences’ as I have always used that word to explain strange happenings but I agree there are no such things, all these things happen for a reason, some we may never know, and some are to teach us something or to maybe try and tell us something that we might not find blatantly obvious. Great post and quotes, thank you.

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