Fate and Free Will Quotes in Beautiful Creatures
How we cite our quotes:
"You think that just because she's sweet and innocent now, she'll be Claimed by the Light? That means nothing." (10.09.191)
Good people get angry, you know? Everyone has a little bit of a mean streak, even the nicest old lady you meet. Just check out Betty White. We wouldn't want to cross her in a dark alley.
On one closet door was scrawled, "fate decides." On the other, it said, "until challenged by the fated." (10.09.3)
Ethan is describing all the words Lena has written around her bedroom in black marker. (Good thing Ravenwood isn't a rental or Macon would not be getting his deposit back.) Lena's conflicted about fate. She alternates between being resigned to it (letting fate decide her course) and deciding to fight back.
"That's the biggest load of crap I've ever heard. [...] All that destiny garbage. Nobody can decide what happens to you. Nobody but you." (10.09.135-137)
Ethan is definitely a cheerleader for the Free Will team, giving Lena the defy-your-fate pep talk that she so desperately needs.