diminish the influence of fate

I’ve been meaning to read more books in my free time instead of, you know, doing wildly productive things like re-watching every season of Beverly Hills 90120 on Netflix and crushing on Dylan McKay like it’s 1993. To make things a bit more fun, I’ve decided to start pulling out quotes that strike a chord with me and turning it into a pretty graphic to share with you all!

“Diminish the influence of fate” comes from Chang and Eng by Darin Strauss, a facts-mixed-with-fiction novel about the incredible lives of real life Siamese twins born in 1811 who achieved great fame touring as an oddity attraction in America. Eventually they both married and went on to have a combined total of 21 kids (!!) Life deals all of us a certain hand of cards, some of which we are powerless to control. However it’s our attitudes and actions in the face of these obstacles that truly determine what our futures hold.

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3 Responses to diminish the influence of fate

  1. Jane Y. says:

    omg your dylan comment made me crack up! ;) but back to the main message of your post — it’s a great quote! and so true. sometimes i just want to let my knees buckle but then get right up again.

  2. Love this idea! You know I’m super into my quotes and images to go along with them :) looking forward to the next one!

  3. lena says:

    I love this graphic, and the story it was inspired by is simply amazing!