I was a victim of a series of accidents, as are we all.
—Kurt Vonnegut in The Sirens of Titan
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 in The Celestine Prophecy
What if she was meant to be, or could have been, someone important in my life? I think that’s what scares me: the randomness of everything. That the people who could be important to you might just pass you by. Or you pass them by.
—Peter Cameron in Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You
When I pray, coincidences happen, and when I don't, they don't.