10 Quotes on Serendipity That Are Just What You Were Looking For

It’s one of my favorite words and I find it to be quite beautiful and mysterious. Serendipity could most commonly be defined as the unexpected series of events that unfold in a happy or beneficial way. I mean, it’s also an adorable John Cusack movie, but that’s besides the point.


Doesn’t it feel good to believe in something bigger than yourself? Something that was awaiting you when you least expected it? It’s exciting to think about and it hits your core with a good feeling that you’re exactly where you should be. I truly feel it’s everywhere, we just need the chance to stumble upon it. So if you’ve been looking too hard for something or you’re not sure of where you’re going here are 10 quotes about the fortunate accident that is serendipity… This could be exactly what you needed.


1.  “Do you think the universe fights for souls to be together?
Some things are too strange and strong to be coincidences.”
― Emery Allen


2. “It’s a bizarre but wonderful feeling, to arrive dead center of a target you didn’t even know you were aiming for.”
― Lois McMaster Bujold



3. “There isn’t any questioning the fact that some people enter your life, at the exact point of need, want or desire – it’s sometimes a coincedence and most times fate, but whatever it is, I am certain it came to make me smile.”
― Nikki Rowe



4. “You be you and I’ll be me, today and today and today, and let’s trust the future to tomorrow. Let the stars keep track of us. Let us ride our own orbits and trust that they will meet. May our reunion be not a finding but a sweet collision of destinies!”
― Jerry Spinelli, Love, Stargirl



5. “There is always another layer of awareness, understanding, and delight to be discovered through synchronistic and serendipitous events.”
― Hannelie Venucia



6. “Don’t play old tapes. Just cut the very root, just drop the whole idea of old patterns and old habits and start living in a new way. And it is only a question of decision. Once you decide, things start changing, because everything depends on your decision. That is the meaning of the word decision: it means ’it cuts’, decision. It cuts your past, it creates a discontinuity.”
― Osho, Let Go!: A Darshan Diary



7. “Throughout this journey of life we meet many people along the way.
Each one has a purpose in our life.
No one we meet is ever a coincidence.”
― Mimi Novic



8. “But this? Pure serendipity. And maybe that made it the most precious thing of all because it could so easily not have happened. Maybe, once chance plays so big a part in your life, you realize more is out of your control that you’d like to think.”
― Charity Shumway, Ten Girls to Watch



9. “Of course, that’s how life is. A turn of events may seem very small at the time it’s happening, but you never really know, do you? How can you?”
― Tom Xavier, Dark Curses, Faerie Dreams



10. “When the orbits of these two satellites of ours happened to cross paths, we could be together. Maybe even open our hearts to each other. But that was only for the briefest moment. In the next instant we’d be in absolute solitude. Until we burned up and became nothing.”
― Haruki Murakami, Sputnik Sweetheart




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