Quotations About / On: FATE

  • 21.
    Actors work and slave—and it is the color of your hair that can determine your fate in the end.
    (Helen Hayes (1900-1993), U.S. actor. On Reflection, ch. 4 (1968). Remembering actor John Drew's search for a little girl who could play her younger self in a production of The Prodigal Husband. Hayes, at thirteen, was playing a ten-year-old, and the child's hair was required to be the same ash-blonde shade as hers.)
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  • 22.
    Each of us suffers his own fate in the after-life.
    (Virgil [Publius Vergilius Maro] (70-19 B.C.), Roman poet. Anchises, in Aeneid, bk. 6, l. 743 (19 B.C.), trans. by David West (1991). Anchises to his son Aeneas in the Underworld.)
  • 23.
    I am not an adventurer by choice but by fate.
    (Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890), Dutch painter. Letter, Summer 1886. The Complete Letters of Vincent Van Gogh, vol. 2 (1958).)
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  • 24.
    It's a complex fate, being an American, and one of the responsibilities it entails is fighting against a superstitious valuation of Europe.
    (Henry James (1843-1916), U.S. author. Letter, February 4, 1872, to editor Charles Eliot Norton. Henry James Letters, vol. 1, ed. Leon Edel (1974).)
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  • 25.
    The fate of love is that it always seems too little or too much.
    (Amelia E. Barr (1831-1919), Anglo-American novelist. The Belle of Bolling Green, ch. 5 (1904).)
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  • 26.
    History warns us that it is the customary fate of new truths to begin as heresies and to end as superstitions.
    (Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-95), British biologist and educator. Reflection #67, Aphorisms and Reflections, selected by Henrietta A. Huxley, Macmillan (London, 1907).)
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  • 27.
    The anvil of justice is planted firm, and fate who makes the sword does the forging in advance.
    (Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. The Libation Bearers, l. 646.)
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  • 28.
    To die for one's country is such a worthy fate that all compete for so beautiful a death.
    (Pierre Corneille (1606-1684), French playwright. Horace, in Horace, act 2, sc. 3 (1641).)
  • 29.
    It is the fate of heroines to be laughed at.
    (Jane O'Reilly, U.S. feminist and humorist. The Girl I Left Behind, ch. 7 (1980).)
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  • 30.
    Fate then is a name for facts not yet passed under the fire of thought;Mfor causes which are unpenetrated.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Fate," The Conduct of Life (1860).)
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