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Quotations About / On: FATE

  • 11.
    Fate, or some mysterious force, can put the finger on you or me, for no good reason at all.
    (Martin Goldsmith, and Edgar G. Ulmer. Al Roberts (Tom Neal), Detour (1945). Based on Goldsmith's original story.)
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  • 12.
    I don't believe in providence and fate, as a technologist I am used to reckoning with the formulae of probability.
    (Max Frisch (1911-1991), Swiss author, critic. Originally published as Homo faberEin Bericht, Suhrkamp (1957). Walter Faber, in Homo FaberA Report, p. 23, trans. by Michael Bullock (1977), Abelard-Schuman (1959). Describes the quintessential conviction of homo faber, modern man as technologist.)
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  • 13.
    They say geniuses mostly have great mothers. They mostly have sad fates.
    (D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885-1930), British author. Originally published by T. Seltzer (1922). Fantasia of the Unconscious, ch. 10, Viking Compass (1960).)
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  • 14.
    When I take up my pen, nothing can happen to me. Fate, remember that.
    (Karl Kraus (1874-1936), Austrian writer. Trans. by Harry Zohn, originally published in Beim Wort genommen (1955). Half-Truths and One-and-a-Half Truths, University of Chicago Press (1990).)
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  • 15.
    Woman submits to her fate; man makes his.
    (Émile Gaboriau (1835-1873), French author. Mlle. Lucienne, in Other People's Money, pt. 1, ch. 27.)
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  • 16.
    A bent fate: much loved, but not in the way he liked.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Second Selection, New York (1985).)
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  • 17.
    ... fate is not an eagle, it creeps like a rat.
    (Elizabeth Bowen (1899-1973), British novelist, story writer, essayist, and memoirist; born in Ireland. From The House in Paris (1936). As quoted in Elizabeth Bowen, ch. 13, by Victoria Glendinning (1979).)
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  • 18.
    For the marriage bed ordained by fate for men and women is stronger than an oath and guarded by Justice.
    (Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Eumenides, l. 217.)
  • 19.
    It is the customary fate of new truths, to begin as heresies, and to end as superstitions.
    (Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-1895), British biologist. "The Coming of Age of The Origin of Species," Science and Culture (1881).)
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  • 20.
    The fate of the State decides theirs: clauses of treaties determine their affections.
    (Pierre Corneille (1606-1684), French playwright. Rodogune, in Rodogune, act 3, sc. 4 (1644). Rodogune speaks on kings and royal marriages.)
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