->''"This is my story, and you're not part of it."''
-->--'''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyX Auron]]''', ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII''

->''"Aah, shut up. You can take this destiny of yours and [[ScrewDestiny stick it up your ass!]]"''
-->-- '''Baofu''', ''VideoGame/{{Persona 2}}''

->''"THAT DOES IT!! Who gave you the right to tell her what she can or can't be?! Go on, Hinata! Show this guy he's wrong!"''
-->-- '''Manga/{{Naruto}}''''s ShutUpHannibal in response to Neji's BreakingSpeech to Hinata

->''"There are laws. Laws of Time, and once upon a time there were people in charge of those laws, but they died. They all died. Do you know who that leaves? '''Me!''' It's taken me all these years to realize the Laws of Time are mine, and '''they will obey me!'''"''
-->-- '''The Doctor''', ''Series/DoctorWho''

->''"The future is not to be seen... the future is to be made!"''
-->--'''Aya''', ''WeissKreuz''

->''"May those that accept their fate be granted happiness; may those who defy it be granted glory."''
-->-- ''Anime/PrincessTutu''

->''"Okay, I have a theory. It's called:'' '''''I never knew it was possible to care less about time travel.'''''''"''
-->-- '''Black Mage''', ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'' "Episode 1136"

->''"There is no fate but what we make for ourselves."''
-->-- The {{A|nAesop}}esop of ''Terminator2JudgmentDay''

->''"Life's like a movie, write your own ending."''
-->-- ''TheMuppetMovie''

->''"Destiny...destiny...destiny...destiny...'''SHUT THE HELL UP!''' How 'bout you save your high and mighty crap for after I've been haunted to death, skullface? Sacrifice? Offering? Destiny? Quit spoutin' out a bunch of cryptic explanations! The point is, this is war! It ain't different from any other war! The last one standing wins! Listen here! I'm beatin' all a' you back down to Hell! Tell those ugly pale-faced bastards for me! If I get hit, I will hit back! Tell 'em leavin' me half-eaten is gonna be the end of you! I'll hunt and kill all those wretched monsters...and all of you...DOWN TO THE LAST ONE! THIS IS...'''MY DECLARATION OF WAR!'''''"
-->-- '''Guts''' from the ''{{Berserk}}'' manga, declaring war against the Apostles and the Godhand.

->''"Dear Celia. I don't know your last name and I don't know where you live, but I know you have two young boys -- twins, I believe. And I know you didn't have a FlashForward. I understand how terrifying that is and how powerless you must be feeling. But I want you to know that you are not alone and that your situation is not as hopeless as you think. Our paths were meant to cross. I didn't know how. I didn't know when. But things have changed now. Things are no longer going to unfold as I had feared. My gift to you is release from that dread... From the feeling that you're no longer in control. We will never meet. I will never know you. So live your life. Live every day. And know that the future is unwritten. Make the most of that."''
-->-- [[spoiler: Al Gough]], FlashForward2009

->''"I see in you the power to defy fate itself."''
-->--'''The Fortuneteller''', ''ShadowOfDestiny''

->'''Spatch II:''' You will not speak of Spatch like that. In his book, it is prophesied. It will happen now.
->'''Rice Boy:''' Who are you to say which prophesies are true and which are false? They are just written words! They know nothing more than we do!
-->--''RiceBoy'', [[http://riceboy.jho-tan.com/see/408.html Page 408]].

->''"The question that has haunted my being has been answered: The future is not fixed. My choices are my own. And yet, how ironic, for I now find I have no choice at all. I am a warrior. Let the battle be joined."''
-->-- '''Dinobot''', ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars''

->'''Richie:'''(Both men are hanging from a Ferris Wheel) Hey Eddie, if we killed ourselves, we could ''cheat'' Fate!
->'''Eddie:''' I don't think we want to piss Fate off at the moment.
-->--''{{Bottom}}''

-> In 13 the beast is rising
-> The Frenchman did surmise
-> Through earthquakes and starvation
-> The warlord will arise
-> Terror, death, destruction
-> Pour from the eastern sands
-> But the truth of all predictions
-> Is always in your hands

-> If you're gonna die, die with your boots on
-> If you're gonna try, just stick around
-> Gonna cry, just move along
-> If you're gonna die, you're gonna die
-->'''Music/IronMaiden''', "[[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic Die With Your Boots On]]"

->There's no reason\\
There's no compromise\\
Change in seasons\\
Living the high life\\
I don't know you\\
So don't freak on me\\
I can't control you\\
You're not my destiny\\
\\
Straight out of line\\
I can't find a reason\\
Why I should justify my ways\\
Straight out of line\\
I don't need a reason\\
You don't need to lie to me
-->'''Music/{{Godsmack}}''', "Straight Out of Line", also used for the ''VideoGame/PrinceOfPersiaWarriorWithin'' soundtrack

->''"For the [=PMDs=], prophecy is merely soothsaying, augury, prediction of [[YouCantFightFate implacable destiny and inevitable doom.]] They do not believe prophecy is ever ''[[NoManOfWomanBorn conditional]]'', and thus fail to see that it is -- always and foremost -- a call to ''act."
--> '''[[http://www.patheos.com/blogs/slacktivist/2009/02/27/tf-sign-o-the-times/ Slacktivist]]''' on ''[[LeftBehind Tribulation Force]]''

->A planet of playthings,
->We dance on the strings
->Of powers we cannot perceive
->"The stars aren't aligned,
->Or the gods are malign..."
->Blame is better to give than receive.
->
->You can choose a ready guide in some celestial voice.
->If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice.
->You can choose from phantom fears and kindness that can kill;
->I will choose a path that's clear
->I will choose freewill.
-->'''{{Rush}}''', ''Freewill''

->''"Fuck destiny! I am Seto Kaiba! I make my own fate!"''
-->'''Seto Kaiba''', ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries''

->''"What is the point of having free will if one cannot occasionally spit in the eye of destiny?"''
-->--'''"Gentleman" Johnny Marcone''', ''TheDresdenFiles, Dead Beat''

->''"Do you know why I stopped being Delight, my brother? I do. There are things not in your book. There are paths outside this garden. You would do well to remember that."''
-->-- '''Delirum''' to '''Destiny''' in "Brief Lives", ''ComicBook/TheSandman''

->''"Nothing is written."''
--> '''T.E. Lawrence''', ''LawrenceOfArabia''

->'''Einstein:''' From the moment the Ancients implanted that knowledge, you exist to serve a larger...
->'''John Crichton:''' NO! No. That's what ''you'' want. My name is John Crichton. I'm not your pawn.
-->--''Series/{{Farscape}}'', "Unrealised Realities"

->''"I am not playing by the rules anymore. I will fly around this candy-coated rock and comb the white sands until I find answers. No one can tell me our fate can't be repaired."''
-->-- '''Rose Lalonde''', ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''

->'''Garland''' ''([[BladeLock facing]] the Warrior of Light)'': We will never come to accept one another. [[YouCantFightFate We shall always be IN CONFLICT!]]
->'''Warrior of Light''': Destiny...ends here!
->'''Garland''': End it, [[BringIt if you can!]]
-->-- ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy''

->''"I don't see why it matters what is written. Not when it's about people. It can always be crossed out."''
-->-- '''[[AntiAntiChrist Adam Young]]''', ''Literature/GoodOmens''

->'''Xavien:''' ''As you say, we do not posses the ability to change ourselves to utterly.''\\
'''Zal:''' ''We have infinite choice, and that has to do.''
-->-- ''[[QuantumGravity Chasing the Dragon]]''

->''"Destiny is not a matter of chance; it's a matter of'' '''choice!'''"
-->--'''Shane Gooseman,''' ''[[WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGalaxyRangers Galaxy Rangers]]''

->'''[[TheObiWan Giro]]''': Don't tell me you forgot your promise already. You did mean it, right?\\
'''Aile''': Giro!? But, [[InTheBlood the blood that flows in me...]]\\
'''Giro''': Is just blood. Are you going to let some man you don't even know decide your destiny for you? Destiny is not something that is given to us by others. Destiny comes from the concept of "destine," or directing something towards a given end. Be the one doing the directing. Only you can decide your destiny.\\
'''Aile''': Only I can decide my destiny...\\
'''Giro''': Yes. Forget the past. It means nothing. The power you contain within is the key to creating your future.
-->--''VideoGame/MegaManZX''

->'''Aile''': I decided to become a Mega Man because I wanted to help people. You're fighting because you're trying to find out who you are, but don't forget. Only you can decide your own destiny. No matter what anyone says you are. The power you contain within is the key to creating your future. That's what a special person said to me.\\
'''Grey''': My destiny... My future.
-->--[[MasterApprenticeChain Aile giving Grey the lesson she got from Giro]], ''VideoGame/MegaManZX Advent''

->'''Grey''': Yeah, you're right, I am Defective. I'm just a person named Grey. You couldn't even change the destiny of a regular boy like me. This is the destiny that I've chosen... To live together with the people of this world!\\
'''Albert''': Is that what the "[[CloningBlues other me]]" would have said...? Goodbye, ultimate Defective! You can have your gentle peace... and leisurely rot in it! (''explodes'')
-->--''VideoGame/MegaManZX Advent''

->'''Granny Weatherwax''':Destiny ''is'' important, see, but people go wrong when they think it controls them. It's the other way around.\\
'''Nanny Ogg''': Bugger destiny.
-->--''Discworld/WyrdSisters''

->''"I don't think there's such a thing as "Destiny", my opinion on those words? They're just there to try and restrict one's decisions, I say screw them."''
-->--'''[[VideoGame/MegaMan Proto Man]]''', ''Roleplay/WeAreOurAvatars''

->''"The power of believing cuts open destiny and starts miracles! That's right, that's what [[TrueCompanions everyone]] taught me."''
-->---'''[[spoiler:Hanyuu]]''', ''HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi: Dear You - Bond''

->''"[[StableTimeLoop History said it disappeared]] - but history was ''wrong!''"''
-->-- '''Starfire''', ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans''

->'''Knykos:''' That is my destiny.
->'''Travis:''' ''(Shooting Knykos several times in the back)'' Know that word. Seventh grade. Last day of school, ever. Teacher said I'd never amount to nothing, ever. Was my destiny. Always thought: destiny can go @#$% itself.''
-->--''DarkAvengers: Comicbook/{{Ares}}''

->''"Keep yer stinkin' future!"''
-->--'''[[TheBigGuy Reyn]]''', ''VideoGame/{{Xenoblade}}''

->''"What else had the old monk said? [[YouCantFightFate History finds a way]]? Well, it was going to have to come up with something good, because it was up against [[{{Determinator}} Sam Vimes]] now."''
-->--'''Vimes's''' internal monologue, ''Discworld/NightWatch''

->''"Fate may command I die before the answers are discovered, but an Assassin takes orders from no one."''
-->--'''Ezio''', ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRevelations''

->''"But.. even if I knew for certain, I still wouldn't blindly accept my fate. I will not simply succumb to what others claim is my destiny. I fight for control over my own life. And I will win."''
-->-- '''Ragna the Bloodedge''', ''VideoGame/BlazBlueContinuumShift''

->'''Tidus''': ''"This is my story. It'll go the way I want... or I'll end it here."''
->'''Yuna''': ''"Wait. You say it's your story, but it's my story, too, you know? It would be so easy... to let my fate just carry me away... following this same path my whole life through. But I know... I can't. What I do, I do... with no regrets.''"
-->-- ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX''

->''"...sometimes knowing your own future enables you to change it, especially if you're bloody-minded, contradictory and completely unpredictable."''
-->-- '''The Doctor''', ''Series/DoctorWho''

->''"So screw destiny, right in the face. I say we take the fight to them, and do it our way."''
-->-- '''Dean Winchester''', ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''

->'''Baofu''': Ahh, shut up. You can take this fate of yours and stick it up your ass! Listen up, Tatsuya. Fate is...
->'''Katsuya''': No different than a prediction too late. If something happens, all you have to say is...
->'''Ulala''': "It's was all fate"!
-->-- ''VideoGame/{{Persona 2}} Eternal Punishment'', one of the ways to flip Nyarlathotep off.

->''"Anything can change."''
-->-- '''Chrom''', '''Videogame/FireEmblemAwakening'''

->''"I do believe in destiny ó but I donít think of it as some mysterious force from the stars that governs everybody from outside according to some prearranged scheme. I think of it as something that comes from inside, thatís built into people. Itís what happens when people act like the sort of people they are, when they do what comes most naturally. And itís not all-powerful, you can fight it, but itís tricky, because it means fighting your own natureÖ doing what youíre least inclined to do."''
-->-- '''Lucy Thames''', ''Literature/LocksmithsCloset''

-> ''[[YouCantFightFate So, there is no way to avert tragedy.]] [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption There is no choice but to give up.]]''
-> ''But don't give up.''
-> ''Only you can stand up to [[CycleOfRevenge this]].''
-->-- [[http://www.mangagamer.com/detail.php?goods_type=1&product_code=10 Blurb]] for ''HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi''

->'''Doc:''' Marty, I've made a decision. I'm not going with you tomorrow. [[IChooseToStay I'm staying here]].
->'''Marty:''' What are you talkin' about, Doc?
->'''Doc:''' There's no point in denying it. I'm in love with Clara.
->'''Marty:''' Oh, man. Doc, we don't belong here! Neither one of us! You know, it could still be you that gets shot tomorrow! (''shows the photograph of Doc's tombstone'') This tombstone could still be in your future!
->'''Doc:''' Marty, the future isn't written. It can be changed. You know that. Anyone can make their future whatever they want it to be. I can't let this one little photograph determine my entire destiny. I have to live my life according to what I believe is right in my heart.
-->-- ''[[Film/BackToTheFuture Back to the Future: Part III]]''

->'''Morpheous:''' Do you believe in fate, Neo?
->'''Neo:''' No.
->'''Morpheous:''' Why not?
->'''Neo:''' Because I don't like the idea that I'm not in control of my life.
->'''Morpheous:''' I know exactly how you feel.
-->-- ''Film/TheMatrix''

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