“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
“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
“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
“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
“Sometimes the dreams that come true are the dreams you never even knew you had.”
– Alice Sebold
“Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone – we find it with another.”
– Thomas Merton
“Destiny is a name often given in retrospect to choices that had dramatic consequences.”
– J.K. Rowling
“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
“Don’t confuse poor decision-making with destiny. Own your mistakes. It’s ok; we all make them. Learn from them so they can empower you!”
– Steve Maraboli
“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
“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
“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
“Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny.”
? Steve Maraboli
“It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.”
? William Shakespeare
The destiny of man is in his own soul.
The tissue of life to be we weave with colors all our own,
And in the field of destiny we reap as we have sown.
– John Greenleaf Whittier
Love nothing but that which comes to you woven in the pattern of your destiny. For what could more aptly fit your needs?
– Marcus Aurelius
Happy is the man who can do only one thing; in doing it, he fulfills his destiny.
– Joseph Joubert
Destiny is not a matter of chance; but a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, It is a thing to be acheived.
– William Jennings Bryan