Edward Gorey on Fate

‘I don’t think anything might have been. What is, is.’

~ Edward Gorey

Friedrich Nietzsche on Life

“My formula for greatness in a human being is amor fati: that one wants nothing to be different…”

~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Guillaume Faury on Luck

“My motto is, ‘You can never escape luck’ ”

~ Guillaume Faury/ Times, 24th November 2019

Cleanthes on Fate

“The fates guide the person who accepts them and hinder the person who resists them.”

~ Cleanthes


Marilyn Monroe on Life

“… sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.”

~ Marilyn Monroe

Cormac McCarthy on Luck

“You never know what worse luck your bad luck has saved you from.”

~ Cormac McCarthy / No Country For Old Men

Hunter Thompson on Fate

“No man who has chosen well and wisely will ever credit it to fate; the only real fatalist is a man on his way down the pipe.”

~ Hunter Thompson

William Shakespeare on Fate

“Let go thy hold when a great wheel runs down a hill, lest it break thy neck with following.”

~ William Shakespeare

E. M. Forster on Fate

“We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.”

~ E. M. Forster

Epictetus on Character

Circumstances don’t make the man, they only reveal him to himself.

~ Epictetus

Seneca on Fate

“Fate leads the willing and drags along the reluctant.”

~ Seneca