51+ Great Coincidence Quotes For Life's Funny Turns Of Fate

Coincidence quotes are quite relatable!

Coincidence refers to the accidental occurrence of events at the same time but which seem to have some sort of connection.

However, there's quite a difference between coincidence and fate. While coincidence is just a matter of the right time and the right place, fate is something which is inevitable and is meant to be.

No one can have control over their fate or, for that matter, over coincidences. Coincidences can be anything—it could be you meeting the love of your life, landing your dream job, meeting a long-lost friend, or even something unfortunate such as being late for class as well as forgetting to submit your assignment for the day! As Sherlock Holmes says regarding coincidence, "the universe is rarely so lazy". A coincidence can be simply funny too, and can occur over the most trivial things and at the most unexpected times.

If you like what you read, check out clever quotes and [quotes about fate] as well!

Witty Quotes About Coincidence

Coincidence quotes can be witty too.

Here are some smart coincidence quotes that'll find you thinking!

1. "A coincidence is a trend we have decided not to take seriously."

- Philip Slater.

2. "When a coincidence seems amazing, that's because the human mind isn’t wired to naturally comprehend probability and statistics."

- Neil deGrasse Tyson.

3. "When I think of some of my earlier work, it really seems a fortunate coincidence that I succeeded."

- Helmut Jahn.

4. "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.

5. "Life had taught him to be profoundly suspicious of coincidence, and it had similarly taught him to view any seemingly random conjunction of events or persons as coincidence and thus be suspicious of that, as well."

- Donna Leon.

6. "Any coincidence is worth noticing. You can throw it away later if it is only a coincidence."

- Agatha Christie.

7. "I've often noticed that when coincidences start happening they go on happening in the most extraordinary way. I dare say it's some natural law that we haven't found out."

- Agatha Christie.

8. "The concept of randomness and coincidence will be obsolete when people can finally define a formulation of patterned interaction between all things within the universe."

- Toba Beta.

9. "If we think one event is the response to the other, we call it a reaction. If we feel that the two incidents are not related, we call it a mere coincidence."

- Liezi.

10. "For 40 years, physicists and cosmologists have been quietly collecting examples of all too convenient 'coincidences' and special features in the underlying laws of the universe that seem to be necessary in order for life, and hence conscious beings, to exist."

- Paul Davies.

11. "The human mind delights in finding pattern—so much so that we often mistake coincidence or forced analogy for profound meaning."

- Stephen Jay Gould.

12. "The word 'coincidence' does not describe luck or mistakes. It describes that which fits together perfectly."

- Wayne Dyer.

13. "Nothing in my life is a coincidence."

- Kami Garcia.

14. "Mycroft Holmes: Oh, Sherlock. What do we say about coincidence?

Sherlock Holmes: The universe is rarely so lazy."

- 'Sherlock', Series Three, Episode Two.

15. "Coincidence may be described as the chance encounter of two unrelated causal chains which-miraculously, it seems—merge into a significant event."

- Arthur Koestler.

16. "But I don't believe coincidences are chance events. I think they're the times we happen to see the mysterious pattern connecting everything."

- Julie Gittus.

17. "Chance. Stupid, dumb, blind chance. Just a part of the strange mechanism of the world, with its fits and coughs and starts and random collisions."

- Laurence Oliver.

Inspirational Quotes On Coincidence

Coincidence quotes help deal with life's unpredictability.

These coincidence quotes including coincidence love quotes are all about life's unanticipated turns.

18. "The sweet accident of coincidence is the best foundation on which to build."

- Gregory Maguire.

19. "This was love: a string of coincidences that gathered significance and became miracles."

- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

20. "Coincidence is the science of the true believer."

- Chet Raymo.

21. "It’s amazing how many coincidences occur when one begins to pray."

- Bill Hybels.

22. "I always interpret coincidences as little clues to our destiny."

- Ann Brashares.

23. "Coincidence is God's way of remaining anonymous."

- Albert Einstein.

24. "The coincidences or little miracles that happen every day of your life are hints that the universe has much bigger plans for you than you ever dreamed of for yourself."

- Deepak Chopra.

25. "Good things and bad—every friendship and romance formed, every accident, every illness—resulted from the conspiracy of hundreds of little things, in and of themselves inconsequential."

- Angie Kim.

26. "I wonder if things can happen too early or too late or if everything happens at exactly the right time. If so, how sad and beautiful."

- Simon Van Booy.

27. "Coincidences mean you’re on the right path."

- Simon Van Booy.

28. "Do you think the universe fights for souls to be together? Some things are too strange and strong to be coincidences."

- Emery Allen.

29. "I believe that things happen for a reason. I think there are no coincidences in life."

- Corey Feldman.

30. "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.

31. "It’s hard to believe in coincidence, but it’s even harder to believe in anything else."

- John Green.

32. "Life is full of luck, like getting dealt a good hand, or simply by being in the right place at the right time."

- Jessica Sorensen.

33. "I have a manuscript that I'm almost done with, but I've been saying that forever. I'm on what I think will be the second-to-last chapter. It's a story about chance and coincidence."

- Mary E. Pearson.

34. "Coincidences link us to the unknown and weave us into it."

- Doug Dillon.

35. "We often dream about people from whom we receive a letter by the next post. I have ascertained on several occasions that at the moment when the dream occurred the letter was already lying in the post-office of the addressee.”

- C. G. Jung.

36. "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.

37. "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.

38. "We don’t meet people by accident. They’re meant to cross our path for a reason."

- Kathryn Perez.

39. "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.

40. "In a world that operates largely at random, coincidences are to be expected, but any one of them must always be mistrusted."

- Rex Stout.

41. "When you live your life with an appreciation of coincidences and their meanings, you connect with the underlying field of infinite possibilities."

- Deepak Chopra.

42. "Our lives really do seem strange and mysterious when you look back on them. Filled with unbelievably bizarre coincidences and unpredictable, zigzagging developments. In the midst of the everyday, these things may strike you as simply ordinary things, a matter of course."

- Haruki Murakami.

43. "Coincidences are glimpses into the creative mind of the universe."

- Deepak Chopra.

No Coincidence Quotes

Don't believe in coincidence? These quotes have got you covered!

44. "There are no coincidences. Just miracles by the boatload."

- Clare Vanderpool.

45. "There are no coincidences. Just opportunities you're too dumb to see, doors you've been too blind to step through."

- Sara Gran.

46. "The things that come to us easily, our propensities, are carried on a deep subconscious level into our next life. There are no coincidences."

- Raquel Cepeda.

47. "There is no such thing as coincidence in this world. The only thing is hitsuzen. Hitsuzen...A naturally fore-ordained event. A state in which all other outcomes are impossible."

- Clamp.

48. "In the magical universe there are no coincidences and there are no accidents. Nothing happens unless someone wills it to happen."

- William S. Burroughs.

49. "When we live each moment aware that our loved ones are still very much with us, we begin to believe there are no such things as coincidences but synchrodestiny instead."

- Angie Corbett-Kuiper.

50. "I do not believe in meaningless coincidences. I believe every coincidence is a message, a clue about a particular facet of our lives that requires our attention."

- Deepak Chopra.

51. "But really, there are no coincidences. Coincidences are just other people’s choices, plans you don’t know about."

- Elise Broach.

52. "There are no coincidences. And everything means something."

- Cate Tiernan.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for coincidence quotes then why not take a look at [conversation quotes], or satire quotes?


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