Quotation Explorer - 'Fates'

Talent and intelligence never yet inoculated anyone against the caprice of the fates. - J. K. Rowling
On the death of a friend, we should consider that the fates through confidence have devolved on us the task of a double living, that we have henceforth to fulfill the promise of our friend's life also, in our own, to the world. - Henry David Thoreau
Narrative secrets are not the same as human mysteries, a lesson that novelists seem fates to forget, again and again; the former quickly confess themselves, and fall silent, while the true mysteries go on speaking. - James Wood
The fates have given mankind a patient soul. - Homer
Maybe, if I had lied all those years ago, my life could have followed a very different path. But as it is I faithfully follow the long, long thread the Fates have woven for me. - Rosie Pugh
The world is getting too small for both an Us and a Them. Us and Them have become codependent, intertwined, fixed to one another. We have no separate fates, but are bound together in one. And our fear of one another is the only thing capable of our undoing. - Sam Killermann
The Fates and Furies, as well as the Graces and Sirens, glide with linked hands over life. - Jean Paul Friedrich Richter
Since the beginning, the Fates determined which souls would be born, what kinds of lives they would live, and for how many days. They did this out of duty, out of destiny, and without emotion. - Nicole Y. Walters
We are all the authors of our own fates; but we have gotten so lost in the technicalities of forming letters and stringing words together that we've forgotten what it really means to write. - Cristen Rodgers
The fates lead him who will; him who won't they drag. - Joseph Campbell
For she could not really know how profound had become my mistrust of a world in which wars could still come into evil flower, and in which individuals could play with and brutally alter the myriad personal fates of whole nations of men and women. - Kenneth MacKenzie
Our fates are locked together. It would be foolish of me to anger God by leaving you. - Mark Tompkins
If you have a boat to sail, land becomes a choice! If you do not have a boat to sail, land becomes a fate! Create different choices so that you can have different fates! - Mehmet Murat ildan
While the fates permit, live happily; life speeds on with hurried step, and with winged days the wheel of the headlong year is turned. - Seneca
Here was the puppeteer who was pulling strings all over the Empire. Didn’t he know that the Fates were the only ones who could tweak the threads of destiny? - Rosie Pugh
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