Even the smallest person can change the course of the future.Small ThingsGaladriel in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
May the wind always be at your back and the sun upon your face and may the wings of destiny carry you aloft to dance with the stars.Hope, WishesBlow, by Fred Young
Our fate lies within us. You only have to be brave enough to see it.Brave, by Merida
If you had the chance to change your fate, would you?Walt Disney
I guess destiny is not the path given to us, but the path we choose for ourselves.Megamind, by Megamind
'Destiny, chance, fate, fortune -they're all just ways of claiming your success without claiming your failures.'
- Gerrard of the Weatherlight
Sooner or later you're going to realize, just as I did, that there's a difference between knowing the path and walking the path.Walking & GoingThe Matrix, by Morpheus
A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.Jean de la Fontaine
No young man, no matter how great, can know his destiny. He cannot glimpse his part in the great story that is about to unfold. Like everyone, he must live and learn. And so it shall be for the young warlock arriving at the gates of Camelot. A boy that will in time father a legend. His name... Merlin.The Great Dragon in Merlin - The new Adventures, Season 1 Episode 5
Destiny is for losers. It's just a stupid excuse to wait for things to happen instead of making them happen.Blair Waldorf in Gossip Girl
Fate is not like the cut of a blade, young one, but rather like the myriad of paths formed when a hammer cracks ice.King's Quest - VI: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow, by Oracle
The right man in the wrong place can make all the difference in the world.Half Life - 2, by G-Man
Nothing happens by chance, my friend... No such thing as luck. A meaning behind every little thing, and such a meaning behind this. Part for you, part for me, may not see it all real clear right now, but we will, before long.Happiness, Chance & RandomnessPaulo Coelho
Sometimes, even when you know something's a mistake, you gotta make it anyway.Failures & MistakesTed Mosby in How I Met Your Mother
"Men's courses will foreshadow certain ends, to which, if persevered in, they must lead," said Scrooge. "But if the courses be departed from, the ends will change."LifeCharles Dickens in A Christmas Carol
If it is meant for you, you won't have to beg for it. You will never have to sacrifice your dignity for your destiny.DignityEdgar Allan Poe
Destinies are troublesome things. You feel trapped? Like your whole life has been planned out for you and you've got no control over anything and sometimes you don't even know if what destiny has decided is really the best thing at all.Merlin in Merlin - The new Adventures, Season 3 Episode 5
Human beings have an almost unlimited capacity for self-delusion. We can justify any amount of sadness if it fits our own particular standard of reality.Failures & Mistakes, Criminal MindsJohn Hawks
You can't outrun destiny just because you're terrified of it. It's coming.The Witcher
The truth is you don't know what is going to happen tomorrow. Life is a crazy ride, and nothing is guaranteed.LifeEminem
No trumpets sound when the important decisions of our life are made. Destiny is made known silently.DecisionsAgnes de Mille
Destined? Aren't you tired of waiting for destiny, Ted? Isn't it time to make your own destiny?Robin Scherbatsky in How I Met Your Mother, Season 7 Episode 24
Fate is called as such, for it cannot be changed, nor can it be reversed. It can only but be accepted.Mona in Genshin Impact
We can't change what fate has in store for us, but we don't have to face it alone.Mel Medarda in Arcane, Season 1 Episode 6
Destiny is something we've invented because we can't stand the fact that everything that happens is accidental.Sleepless in Seattle
Ted: "The road to this day has had a few twists and turns, hasn't it?"
Marshall: "Yeah... just a few. In a weird way, it all makes sense though, doesn't it?"
Rarely did events play out as imagined, in any case. The order of future events was transient. In the same way that the past was reconfigured by selective memory, future events, too, were moving targets. One could only act on instinct, grab hold of an intuited perfect moment, and spring into action.Star Wars Books, Darth Plagueis
"If the stars in the sky are not fixed, then nothing is fixed. Nothing is eternal, all is temporary and ever-changing." She turned away from the stars, meeting his gaze. "Nothing is fixed, my lord. No course is so set it cannot be changed."StarsAnthony Ryan in Raven's Shadow - 2: Tower Lord
I needed my mistakes in their order to get me here.Failures & MistakesW. S. Merwin, The Moon Before Morning
Fate, I think, is a thief.Lauren DeStefano in Chemical Garden - Wither
Fate is like a strange, unpopular restaurant filled with odd little waiters who bring you things you never asked for and don't always like.Lemony Snicket
I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.Stephen Hawking
You often meet your fate on the road you take to avoid it.Goldie Hawn
Das, was vor uns liegt, kann gestaltet werden. Es ist nicht unser unabänderliches Schicksal.Into the Wild
Nearly all the best things that came to me in life have been unexpected, unplanned by me.Carl Sandburg
Spartacus: "I had no choice, a man must accept his fate."
Sura: "Or be destroyed by it."
Fate is not an eagle, it creeps like a rat.Elizabeth Bowen
When you lose something in your life, stop thinking it's a loss for you... it is a gift you have been given so you can get on the right path to where you are meant to go, not to where you think you should have gone.LossSuze Orman
Control your own destiny or someone else will.MotivationJack Welch
Morpheus: "Do you believe in fate, Neo?
Morpheus: "Why not?"
Neo: "Because I don't like the idea that I'm not in control of my life."
I've always been in the right place and time. Of course, I steered myself there.Bob Hope
Hypothetically, if the only choise you've got is to do the wrong thing, then it's not really the wrong thing, it's more like fate.Max Payne - 2, by Vladimir Lem