Coincidence Quotes (157) Spiritual Sayings
Summary: Definition of Coincidence. A coincidence (often stated as a mere coincidence) is a collection of two or more events or conditions, closely related by time, space, form, or other associations which appear unlikely to bear a relationship as either cause to effect or effects of a shared cause, within the observer's or observers' understanding of what cause can produce what effects.
Live your life with an appreciation of coincidences and you connect with the field of infinate possibilities.
~ Deepak Chopra
“Coincidence is God's way of being anonymous.”
~ Laura Pedersen, Best Bet
“The probability of a certain set of circumstances coming together in a meaningful (or tragic) way is so low that it simply cannot be considered mere coincidence. ”
~ V.C. King
“If I could, I'd write a huge encyclopedia just about the words luck and coincidence”
~ Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
No one is where he is by accident, and chance plays no part in God’s plan. ~ A Course in Miracles In the magical universe there are no coincidences and there are no accidents. Nothing happens unless someone wills it to happen. ~ William S. Burroughs Coincidences are spiritual puns. ~ G.K. Chesterton According to Vedanta, there are only two symptoms of enlightenment, just two indications that a transformation is taking place within you toward a higher consciousness. The first symptom is that you stop worrying. Things don’t bother you anymore. You become light hearted and full of joy. The second symptom is that you encounter more and more meaningful coincidences in your life, more and more synchronicities. And this accelerates to the point where you actually experience the miraculous. ~ Deepak Chopra When you live your life with an appreciation of coincidences and their meanings, you connect with the underlying field of infinite possibilities. ~ Deepak Chopra Coincidence is God’s way of remaining anonymous. ~ Albert Einstein Chance is perhaps the pseudonym of God when he does not wish to sign his work. ~ Anatole France As soon as we notice that certain types of events ‘like’ to cluster together at certain times, we begin to understand the Chinese, whose theories of medicine, philosophy, and even building are based on a ‘science’ of meaningful coincidences. ~ Marie Louise von Franz There is no such thing as chance; and what seems to us mere accident springs form the deepest source of destiny. ~ Friedrich Schiller
In mathematics, two angles that are said to coincide fit together perfectly. The word "coincidence" does not describe luck or mistakes. It describes that which fits together perfectly.
~ Wayne Dyer
When you live your life with an appreciation of coincidences and their meanings, you connect with the underlying field of infinite possibilities.
~ Deepak Chopra
According to Vedanta, there are only two symptoms of enlightenment, just two indications that a transformation is taking place within you toward a higher consciousness. The first symptom is that you stop worrying. Things don't bother you anymore. You become light hearted and full of joy. The second symptom is that you encounter more and more meaningful coincidences in your life, more and more synchronicities. And this accelerates to the point where you actually experience the miraculous.
~ Deepak Chopra
Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence.
~ Erma Bombeck
in the magical universe there are no coincidences and there are no accidents. nothing happens unless someone wills it to happen
~ William S. Burroughs
Everything in this life has a purpose, there are no mistakes, no coincidences.
~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
Coincidence is God's way of remaining anonymous.
~ Albert Einstein
Every single moment is a coincidence.
~ Douglas Coupland
When I think of some of my earlier work, it really seems a fortunate coincidence that I succeeded.
~ Helmut Jahn
Just think of all the billions of coincidences that don't happen.
~ Dick Cavett
Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself, and know that everything in life has purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences, all events are blessings given to us to learn from.
~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
We do not create our destiny; we participate in its unfolding. Synchronicity works as a catalyst toward the working out of that destiny.
~ David Richo
Life is like a game of cards. The hand you are dealt is determinism; the way you play it is free will.
~ Jawaharlal Nehru
What irritates me is the bland way people go around saying, 'Oh, our attitude has changed. We don't dislike these people any more.' But by the strangest coincidence, they haven't taken away the injustice; the laws are still on the books.
~ Christopher Isherwood
Vengeance is not the point; change is. But the trouble is that in most people's minds the thought of victory and the thought of punishing the enemy coincide.
~ Barbara Deming
Marvel books also feed into the smaller publishers and the fact that this is happening in the same month we're launching Ultimate Fantastic Four is no coincidence.
~ Mark Millar
IT is mere coincidence that Cooper was born in the year which produced The Power of Sympathy and that when he died Uncle Tom's Cabin was passing through its serial stage, and yet the limits of his life mark almost exactly the first great period of American fiction.
~ Carl Clinton Van Doren
It is no coincidence that our country has not been attacked since 9-11. Our initiatives to protect the homeland and aggressively take the fight to the terrorists have been factors in that success.
~ Roger Wicker
Many applications of the coincidence method will therefore be found in the large field of nuclear physics, and we can say without exaggeration that the method is one of the essential tools of the modern nuclear physicist.
~ Walther Bothe
Is it possible that there are no coincidences?
~ M. Night Shyamalan
It is better, however, for his own reputation that the story-teller should risk a few actions for libel on account of these unfortunate coincidences than that he should adopt the melancholy device of using blanks or asterisks.
~ James Payn
The subject of my work has a lot to do with general, artistic matters, questions like: What is creativity? Where do we come from? What are our motors? What is coincidence? What is logic?
Its no coincidence that the word holiday suggests a holy day, or that the longest book in the Torah concerns the Sabbath. If you wish to advance in any sphere, the best way is to take a retreat.
~ Pico Iyer
Whether I sound like Sammy or not is purely coincidence. You have got to hand it to him, he sings his ass off. There is no moss on that stone.
~ Gary Cherone
Coincidence is logical.
~ Johan Cruijff
Consciousness itself is an infinite regress. This explains coincidences.
~ Robert Anton Wilson
The last three books are much more a case of a moment of history, what happened almost by accident or coincidence, like being in the same elevator or lifeboat.
~ Michael Ondaatje
There is always room for coincidence.
I really believe that coincidence is God's way of remaining anonymous.
~ Bill Moyers
It is such a complex matter we live within, it is impossible to track logic and decision making really, so therefore each choice can actually only be seen as coincidence.
If you do something once, people will call it an accident. If you do it twice, they call it a coincidence. But do it a third time and you've just proven a natural law!
~ Grace Hopper
Every individual decision is nothing but coincidence, every artistic decision is coincidence.
Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three times is enemy action.
~ Ian Fleming
The worst possible turn can not be programmed. It is caused by coincidence.
~ Friedrich Durrenmatt
Coincidences are spiritual puns.
~ Gilbert K. Chesterton
Direction coupling between the various radiations generated in a nuclear reaction both with one another and with the initiating radiation can also be detected and measured by coincidences; this provides valuable information about the structure of the atomic nuclei.
~ Walther Bothe
I love England. It's no coincidence it's the first place I moved to for a more cosmopolitan life, which is the only thing Iceland lacks.
I don't believe in coincidence.
~ Juliette Binoche
Happiness is always a coincidence.
~ Jose Bergamin
There are no coincidences.
~ Kami Garcia
It is no coincidence that the growth of modern tyrants has in every case been heralded by the growth of prejudice.
~ Henry A. Wallace
In Jewish history there are no coincidences.
~ Elie Wiesel
Coincidence is the word we use when we can't see the levers and pulleys.
~ Emma Bull
When we're interested in something, everything around us appears to refer to it (the mystics call these phenomena "signs," the sceptics "coincidence," and psychologists "concentrated focus," although I've yet to find out what term historians should use).
~ Paulo Coelho
People are entirely too disbelieving of coincidence.
~ Isaac Asimov
There are no coincidences. Every event we experience and every person we meet has intentionally been put in our path to help raise our level of consciousness .
~ Cheryl Richardson
To praise it would amount to praising myself. For the entire content of the work... coincides almost exactly with my own meditations which have occupied my mind for the past thirty or thirty-five years.
~ Carl Friedrich Gauss
There are no mistakes, no coincidences. All events are blessings given to us to learn from.
~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
Coincidence may be described as the chance encounter of two unrelated causal chains which
~ Arthur Koestler
As soon as we notice that certain types of events 'like' to cluster together at certain times, we begin to understand the Chinese, whose theories of medicine, philosophy, and even building are based on a 'science' of meaningful coincidences.
~ Marie-Louise von Franz
Two babies were born on the same day at the same hospital. They lay there and looked at each other. Their families came and took them away. Eighty years later, by a bizarre coincidence, they lay in the same hospital, on their deathbeds, next to each other. One of them looked at the other and said, 'So, what did you think?
~ Steven Wright
Just by coincidence, Senator Teddy Kennedy and I, in the last couple of days, after several months of negotiations, have reached an agreement for an immigration proposal that we will be putting out next week, ... our proposal is along the lines of make them pay a fine of a couple thousand dollars, make them work for three years, and after three years they can get in the back of the line for a green card and then eventually become citizens.
~ John McCain
Having no unusual coincidence is far more unusual than any coincidence could possibly be.
~ Isaac Asimov
The sixties were when hallucinogenic drugs were really, really big. And I don't think it's a coincidence that we had the type of shows we had then, like The Flying Nun.
~ Ellen DeGeneres
All mystical experience is coincidence; and vice versa, of course.
~ Tom Stoppard
Coincidences are God's way of remaining anonymous.
~ Doris Lessing
It's one of these wonderful economic coincidences.
~ Edward Higgins White
I've been a young man. Boobs are near the center of the universe, until you turn twenty-five or so. Which is also when young men's auto insurance rates go down. This is not a coincidence.
~ Jim Butcher
I don't believe in coincidences.
~ George Noory
Coincidence may be described as the chance encounter of two unrelated causal chains which-miraculously, it seems-merge into a significant event. It provides the neatest paradigm of the bisociation of previously separate contexts, engineered by fate. Coincidences are puns of destiny. In the pun, two strings of thought are tangled into one acoustic knot; in the coincidental happening, two strings of events are knitted together by invisible hands.
~ Arthur Koestler
plagiarism, n. A literary coincidence compounded of a discreditable priority and an honorable subsequence.
~ Ambrose Bierce
This play John Drinkwater's Abraham Lincoln holds the season's record, thus far, with a run of four evening performances and one matinee. By an odd coincidence, it ran just five performances too many.
~ Dorothy Parker
It could be coincidence. It's an extraordinarily short turnaround it's impossible to say at this point.
~ Bruce Hoffman
It was certainly an accident, an accident caused by a series of circumstances and coincidences
~ Gianfranco Fini
We have to live with it, sometimes these coincidences do happen. They are obviously huge losses but we will just have to get on as we are.
~ Duncan Fletcher
It may be a coincidence, but from the minute I took anti-depressants, I didn't pick up a guitar or a pen for seven years.
~ Adam Ant
With reference to the narrative of events, far from permitting myself to derive it from the first source that came to hand, I did not even trust my own impressions, but it rests partly on what I saw myself, partly on what others saw for me, the accuracy of the report always being tried by the most severe and detailed tests possible. My conclusions have cost me some labor from the want of coincidence between accounts of the same occurrences by different eye-witnesses, arising sometimes from imperfect memory, sometimes from undue partiality for one side or the other.
The problem of synchronicity has puzzled me for a long time, ever since the middle twenties, when I was investigating the phenomena of the collective unconscious and kept on coming across connections which I simply could not explain as chance groupings or "runs." What I found were "coincidences" which were connected so meaningfully that their "chance" concurrence would represent a degree of improbability that would have to be expressed by an astronomical figure.
~ Carl Jung
People are entirely too disbelieving of coincidence. They are far too ready to dismiss it and to build arcane structures of extremely rickety substance in order to avoid it. I, on the other hand, see coincidence everywhere as an inevitable consequence of the laws of probability, according to which having no unusual coincidence is far more unusual than any coincidence could possibly be.
~ Isaac Asimov
In the pun, two strings of thought are tangled into one acoustic knot.
~ Arthur Koestler
Without realizing it, the individual composes his life according to the laws of beauty even in times of greatest distress.
~ Milan Kundera
I was in the right place at the right time.
~ Mel Allen
I happened to be in the right place at the right time.
~ Calvin Harris
Chance is perhaps the pseudonym of God when he did not want to sign.
~ Anatole France
Don’t dismiss the synchronicity of what is happening right now finding its way to your life at just this moment. There are no coincidences in the universe, only convergences of Will, Intent, and Experience.
~ Neale Donald Walsch
It is no coincidence that the century of total war coincided with the century of central banking.
~ Ron Paul
This was love: a string of coincidences that gathered significance and became miracles.
~ Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
i think of all the thousands of billions of steps and missteps and chances and coincidences that have brought me here. Brought you here, and it feels like the biggest miracle in the world.
~ Lauren Oliver
It isn't a coincidence that prayer was commanded right after the year of sadness. The prayer was the greatest comfort.
You don't know why God has put that person in your path. It's not a coincidence. He's strategically lined up every person, every detail and every step of your life. Now do your part--don't miss an opportunity to do good for others.
~ Joel Osteen
I testify that the tender mercies of the Lord are real and that they do not occur randomly or merely by coincidence. Often, the Lord's timing of His tender mercies helps us to both discern and acknowledge them.
~ David A. Bednar
I don't think that anything happens by coincidence... No one is here by accident... Everyone who crosses our path has a message for us. Otherwise they would have taken another path, or left earlier or later. The fact that these people are here means that they are here for some reason"...
~ James Redfield
It is no coincidence that the American hunter is the most patriotic of all our citizens. Who cares more for this land's beauties than he?
~ Fred Bear
When a coincidence seems amazing, that's because the human mind isn’t wired to naturally comprehend probability & statistics.
~ Neil deGrasse Tyson
This is the way you look at the poorest details of the world resurfaced, after you've been driving for a long time -- you feel their singleness and precise location and the forlorn coincidence of you being there to see them.
~ Alice Munro
The universe is always speaking to us... sending us little messages, causing coincidences and serendipities,reminding us to stop, to look around, to believe in something else, something more.
~ Nancy Thayer
Even chance meetings are the result of karma… Things in life are fated by our previous lives. That even in the smallest events there’s no such thing as coincidence.
~ Haruki Murakami
Seekers are offered clues all the time from the world of spirit. Ordinary people call these clues coincidences
~ Deepak Chopra
It can hardly be a coincidence that no language on earth has ever produced the expression, 'As pretty as an airport.
~ Douglas Adams
My liveliest interest is not so much in things, as in relations of things. I have spent much time thinking about the alleged pseudo-relations that are called coincidences. What if some of them should not be coincidences?
~ Charles Fort
Isn't it a remarkable coincidence almost everyone has the same religion as their parents ? And it always just happens to be the right religion. Religions run in families. If we'd been brought up in ancient Greece we would all be worshiping Zeus and Apollo. If we had been born Vikings we would be worshiping Wotan and Thor. How does this come about ? Through childhood indoctrination.
~ Richard Dawkins
Coincidence is the language of the stars, for something to happen, so many forces have to be put into action.
~ Paulo Coelho
A coincidence is a trend we have decided not to take seriously.
~ Philip Slater
I find it interesting that it was back in the 1970s that the swine flu broke out under another, then under another Democrat president, Jimmy Carter. I'm not blaming this on President Obama, I just think it's an interesting coincidence.
~ Michele Bachmann
Everyone carries a piece of the puzzle. Nobody comes into your life by mere coincidence. Trust your instincts. Do the unexpected. Find the others.
~ Timothy Leary
It is no coincidence that Jesus talks endlessly about love. Free love. Unconditional love.
~ Donald Miller
In every moment, the Universe is whispering to you. You're constantly surrounded by signs, coincidences, and synchronicities , all aimed at propelling you in the direction of your destiny.
~ Denise Linn
It's a really neat and special coincidence, but it's nothing but a coincidence. This wasn't set up to give Matt that honor. It's just the way it worked out. It's a neat extra.
~ Tony La Russa
Is it just a coincidence that as the portion of our income spent on food has declined, spending on health care has soared? In 1960 Americans spent 17.5 percent of their income on food and 5.2 percent of national income on health care. Since then, those numbers have flipped: Spending on food has fallen to 9.9 percent, while spending on heath care has climbed to 16 percent of national income. I have to think that by spending a little more on healthier food we could reduce the amount we have to spend on heath care.
~ Michael Pollan
We are today beginning to see work by very reputable scientists that says the universe is created by our observations. It is not a coincidence; we are actively involved in physically shaping the world that we experience.
~ Bruce H. Lipton
Consequence is no coincidence.
~ Lauryn Hill
You can try to call it coincidence, but at the end of the day, there are 20, 30 things when you combine them all that had to happen at the right time in order for me to be here. That’s why I call it a miracle.
~ Jeremy Lin
It’s amazing how many coincidences occur when one begins to pray.
~ Bill Hybels
I'm not responsible for my photographs. Photography is not documentary, but intuition, a poetic experience. It's drowning yourself, dissolving yourself, and then sniff, sniff, sniff - being sensitive to coincidence. You can't go looking for it; you can't want it, or you won't get it. First you must lose your self. Then it happens.
~ Henri Cartier-Bresson
What you dismiss as an ordinary coincidence may be an opening to an extraordinary adventure.
~ Deepak Chopra
Every instance since the beginning of time has been a coincidence: A leaf in a tree embodies the combined efforts of the earth, water, wind, stars, and sunshine. When you realize that everything has led to the present, to this moment, you see there's nothing to be afraid of, nothing to be burdened by. The present moment is the moment of arrival - and it took the entire universe to create it. All is as it should be.
~ Deepak Chopra
History was a trash bag of random coincidences torn open in a wind. Surely, Watt with his steam engine, Faraday with his electric motor, and Edison with his incandescent light bulb did not have it as their goal to contribute to a fuel shortage some day that would place their countries at the mercy of Arab oil.
~ Joseph Heller
When confronted with the order and beauty of the universe and the strange coincidences of nature, it's very tempting to take the leap of faith from science into religion. I am sure many physicists want to. I only wish they would admit it.
~ Tony Rothman
Strings of coincidence can strengthen us in the determination to follow our deepest intuitions even when they run counter to conventional wisdom and logic and cannot be subjected to rational explanation.
~ Robert Moss
Yesterday they called it coincidence. Today it's synchronicity. Tomorrow they'll call it skill.
~ Antero Alli
Coincidences are not accidents but signals from the universe which can guide us toward our true destiny.
~ Deepak Chopra
Coincidence is a messenger sent by truth.
~ Jacqueline Winspear
People are an asset, not a liability. The United States is the most immigrant-friendly nation in the world and the richest country in the world. This is not a coincidence. Those voices that would make us less immigrant-friendly would make us less successful, less prosperous and certainly less American.
~ Grover Norquist
Life is full of luck, like getting dealt a good hand, or simply by being in the right place at the right time. Some people get luck handed to them, a second chance, a save. It can happen heroically, or by a simple coincidence , but there are those who don’t get luck on a shiny platter, who end up in the wrong place at the wrong time, who don’t get saved.
~ Jessica Sorensen
Coincidences happen, but I've come to believe they are actually quite rare. Something is at work, okay? Somewhere in the universe (or behind it), a great machine is ticking and turning its fabulous gears.
~ Stephen King
Life has been some combination of fairy-tale coincidence and joie de vivre and shocks of beauty together with some hurtful self-questioning.
~ Sylvia Plath
I always interpret coincidences as little clues to our destiny
~ Ann Brashares
I live for coincidences. They briefly give to me the illusion or the hope that there's a pattern to my life, and if there's a pattern, then maybe I'm moving toward some kind of destiny where it's all explained.
~ Jonathan Ames
A certain man once lost a diamond cuff-link in the wide blue sea, and twenty years later, on the exact day, a Friday apparently, he was eating a large fish - but there was no diamond inside. That’s what I like about coincidence.
~ Vladimir Nabokov
We know that attention acts as a lightning rod. Merely by concentrating on something one causes endless analogies to collect around it, even penetrate the boundaries of the subject itself: an experience that we call coincidence, serendipity – the terminology is extensive. My experience has been that in these circular travels what is really significant surrounds a central absence, an absence that, paradoxically, is the text being written or to be written.
~ Julio Cortazar
Certainly I'm still mining my experiences as a journalist. I think it's no coincidence that all three of my novels basically are about how people act in a time of catastrophe. Do they go to their best self or their worst self?
~ Geraldine Brooks
It's hard to believe in coincidence, but it's even harder to believe in anything else.
~ John Green
Are you aware that rushing toward a goal is a sublimated death wish? It's no coincidence we call them 'deadlines.
~ Tom Robbins
The human mind delights in finding pattern—so much so that we often mistake coincidence or forced analogy for profound meaning. No other habit of thought lies so deeply within the soul of a small creature trying to make sense of a complex world not constructed for it.
~ Stephen Jay Gould
There are things in this universe that we cannot control, and then there are the things we can. . . . Let fate, coincidence, and accident conspire; human beings must act on reason.
~ David Guterson
When there are strange things going on all around, every coincidence should be considered very carefully.
~ Sergei Lukyanenko
It is no coincidence that some of America's most lethargic industries-steel, footwear, rubber, textiles-are also among the most heavily protected.
~ Thomas DiLorenzo
By an incredible coincidence, Gamow and Edward Condon, who had discovered simultaneously and independently the explanation of radioactivity (one in Russia, the other in this country), came to spend the the last ten years of their lives within a hundred yards of each other in Boulder.
~ Stanislaw Ulam
In real life, coincidences happen all the time. In novels, they are leapt upon with fury.
~ Harlan Coben
We [ with Italo Calvino] had a great relationship. I don't think it's a coincidence that his only daughter's name is Giovanna. I loved his book dedications to me: "To Giovanna Cau, another book that won't be turned into a movie."
~ Giovanna Cau
The success [of the X-Men], I think, is for two reasons. The first is that, creatively, the book was close to perfect ... but the other reason is that it was a book about being different in a culture where, for the first time in the West, being different wasn't just accepted, but was also fashionable. I don't think it's a coincidence that gay rights, black rights, the empowerment of women and political correctness all happened over those twenty years and a book about outsiders trying to be accepted was almost the poster-boy for this era in American culture.
~ Mark Millar
Every now and then life sold you an illusion of design. A coincidence, a parallel, a sledgehammer symbol. The goods were always faulty. You forked over the cash only to discover they'd fallen apart by the time you got home. But life kept at it. Life couldn't help it. Life was a compulsive salesman.
~ Glen Duncan
People only speak to get something. If I say, Let me tell you a few things about myself, already your defenses go up; you go, Look, I wonder what he wants from me, because no one ever speaks except to obtain an objective. That's the only reason anyone ever opens their mouth, onstage or offstage. They may use a language that seems revealing, but if so, it's just coincidence, because what they're trying to do is accomplish an objective.
~ David Mamet
By the laws of statistics we could probably approximate just how unlikely it is that it would happen. But people forget especially those who ought to know better, such as yourself that while the laws of statistics tell you how unlikely a particular coincidence is, they state just as firmly that coincidences do happen.
~ Robert A. Heinlein
The disappointments of life can never, any more than its pleasures, be estimated singly; and the healthiest and most agreeable of men is exposed to that coincidence of various vexations, each heightening the effect of the other, which may produce in him something corresponding to the spontaneous and externally unaccountable moodiness of the morbid and disagreeable.
~ George Eliot
It is no mere coincidence that there is both an historic and a present relationship between community (people assisting each other) and a poverty of power due to financial recession.
~ Bill Mollison
The world is so unpredictable. Things happen suddenly, unexpectedly. We want to feel we are in control of our own existence. In some ways we are, in some ways we're not. We are ruled by the forces of chance and coincidence.
~ Paul Auster
Its funny - when you look at the real A-listers nowadays, look at how many live in and around Hollywood. Most of them live on a ranch in Utah. Its no coincidence these guys get in and get out.
~ Darren Boyd
Coincidence is God's way of performing miracles anonymously.
~ Sophy Burnham
It is often interesting, in retrospect, to consider the trifling causes that lead to great events. A chance encounter, a thoughtless remark - and the tortuous chain reaction of coincidence is set in motion, leading with devious inevitability to some resounding climax.
~ Patricia Moyes
Coincidence means only a connection that's not seen. Roots meet underground.
~ Charlotte Armstrong
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