We’ve collected the best Meant To Be Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Baker Mayfield, Dean Devlin, John Bishop, Jaboukie Young-White, Chris Rea. Use them as an inspiration.
One of my sons has a tattoo on his ankle that was meant to be Africa but looks like Australia, one of my sons mumbles, and one of my sons is a gay man. I’ll be honest, there’s been loads of nights when me and my wife have sat up and worried and worried and worried, ‘What are we going to do if he doesn’t stop mumbling?’
I’m a great believer in the idea that if it’s meant to be, it will be.
I don’t think that the next generation should fear just being who they are rather than confirming to an expectation of what they are meant to be.
What’s meant to be will always find a way.
I experienced life in a struggling team at Eintracht Frankfurt, but I was still young then and didn’t understand what it meant to be relegated.
Look, it’s a mainstream animated movie, and how often are those considered thought provoking? It’s meant to be a great time at the theater, but it’s also designed to work on more than one level.
Beauty secrets are meant to be shared with the world!
I always figure hey, look, I’m not a rock star, I’m an actor. I’m somebody who’s meant to be other people and I’m not meant to be here representing myself. I’m happier when I’m presenting myself as other characters.
My father always taught by telling stories about his experiences. His lessons were about morality and art and what insects and birds and human beings had in common. He told me what it meant to be a man and to be a Black man. He taught me about love and responsibility, about beauty, and how to make gumbo.
If men were meant to be a dominant power, men would be on this earth by themselves. So, I don’t understand when women‘s rights are challenged – because you’re talking about human rights. You talk about subjugating an entire culture that we heavily depend on for everything we need for survival.
Records are always meant to be broken.
It’s a violent sport. It’s meant to be that way.
My shows are meant to be entertaining, not educational.
We’re supposed to be an entrepreneurial company; we’re meant to be expanding and looking for opportunities – but the minute you do it, you get your head bashed in.
Someday, I’ll make the right connection with the house I’m meant to be in.
The marriage of a man and woman is the most enduring human institution, honored in all cultures and by every religious faith. It’s in this institution that children are meant to be nurtured. We know this after thousands of years of human experience.
Do I think human beings are meant to be in 40-year-long monogamous, faithful, relationships? No, No, No. Whoever said they were? Only the Bible or something. No one ever said that was a good idea.
A lot of people are not meant to be together.
Stuxnet, Duqu and Flame are not normal, everyday malware, of course. All three of them were most likely developed by a Western intelligence agency as part of covert operations that weren’t meant to be discovered. The fact that the malware evaded detection proves how well the attackers did their job.
I just wanted to go to New York and be on Broadway, but then I was accepted by Juilliard, where they trained me in classical voice. It was great in the end, but at the time, I thought, ‘What am I doing here? This is not my path.’ But it was absolutely my path and where I was meant to be.
Respectfully, ‘Awkward Black Girl’ was never meant to be politically correct. We poke fun at ignorance.
The Saylor Foundation is meant to be a gadfly to encourage Google, Apple, MIT, Harvard, the United States government, and the Chinese government to aggressively pursue digital education.
I will admit to being slightly embarrassed that I am getting tattoos relatively late in life. Tattoos are meant to be something you get in your 20s when you’re actually worried about your appearance.
Sometimes I think some things just happen and are meant to be.
‘The Infinity War’ is meant to be a culmination film. It’s meant to join together all of the Marvel Cinematic Universe against an incredible universal threat – Thanos.
I look at things as ‘Everything is meant to be.’
Records are meant to be broken and they should be broken, but fairly.
I’m a big believer in everything meant to be. If it didn’t work out then, it’s fine.
But sometimes I’ve felt a little constrained by that idea of who I’m meant to be.
I feel like I’m meant to be a mom.
I always had the feeling, even when I started, that my photography was meant to be archival in nature. Sort of like wine, I guess – they get better with age.
Advertising was only meant to be a very small part of my life. I had intended that I would work extensively in journalism for about five or six years and then I’d become a writer.
I wasn’t cast to play the part of a paranormal investigator, like maybe some other shows out there. I believe it, and it’s my passion, and this is what I’m here to do in this life. I love it. It was just meant to be for me. It’s what I’m doing. This was my purpose.
If you’re hard-working and meant to be loved by millions, you’ll have it.
No matter what I do, I can’t help but feel that I’m under a microscope. Some of it is completely silly, and some of it is meant to be hurtful. For example, a website accumulated all of my music videos to point out perceived Illuminati images. I loved that one. Of course, it was all ridiculous but funny.
There is good in everything; it’s just how you choose to look at it. Everything that’s worth it has a price. For me to be a model – I had to leave my family. Do you think I liked that? No! There are sacrifices. Life is meant to be a challenge, because challenges are what make you grow.
I have come to a point where I have accepted that not everyone is meant to be friends.
I have a brilliant memory of being driven back to school when ‘Super Trouper’ was number one in the charts in 1980. When it came on the radio my mum just drove right past the school gates! When you’re 11 years old and meant to be going back to boarding school, that’s a great feeling.
I had soaked up all of these ideas about what it meant to be a creative person from media and culture. And I had this idea in my head that if this was your calling it was supposed to be fun. It was supposed to feel good to wrestle with a blank page. And imagine my surprise when it wasn’t fun at all.
I’ve always been the Rodney Dangerfield of this game. Maybe it was meant to be that way, but that always drove me.
Baseball is meant to be a contemplative game. They play music to draw young people to the game. If young people can’t come to the game without music, then they should stay home.
People really are looking for this perfect sort of dream person, but it’s hard to go out every night or make the effort to meet people in your hometown, if you haven‘t already met them all. Online there’s this infinite possibility of meeting this person who, no matter where they live, you’re meant to be with.
Great brands are meant to be great aggregators.
Of course there is really vile anti-Semitism in Wagner‘s writings, but I can’t accept the idea that characters like Beckmesser and Alberich are Jewish stereotypes in disguise. Would Beckmesser be a court councillor if he was meant to be a Jewish stereotype? No Jew could occupy such a role.
Love means home. It’s where you’re meant to be.
The experience in Iraq has taken away the essential trust which political leaders need before embarking on military action. It was meant to be about weapons of mass destruction rather than regime change. Unfortunately, the nation was misled, and secret service information was misused.
We literally see things so differently, all the architecture and stuff. That’s the cool part about skateboarding. We’re out there skating stuff that’s not meant to be skated.
Number four, we’re going to play like winners, play the game the way it’s meant to be played. Don’t get full of yourself if something good happens. Don’t get too depressed when something bad happens.
Private emails between friends and colleagues written in haste and without much thought or sensitivity, even when the content of them is meant to be in jest, can result in offense where none was intended.
I was always meant to be a writer. I’ve felt that way since I was a child.
I started really believing and understanding what it meant to be a follower of Jesus when I was probably in high school sometime. From there, just trying to draw on my faith since then.
I love Sherlock Holmes, but I love any of these old stories where the writer was paid by the word, so the adventures just continue forever. They are almost like they were meant to be read out loud.
Some relationships don’t last for a lifetime but we still feel like it is the one that is meant to be.
If I didn’t get a job, between 16 and 18, that wasn’t significant, I was just going to go to college. I didn’t want to be a struggling actor at 36 with five kids, doing something I hated. You see the story so much. It’s such a vicious business to be in when you’re not meant to be in it.
As for the depiction of the Catholic church, it’s not meant to be a prediction.
I was always meant to be a mom. As soon as I had my kids, it just felt so natural.
I came to the realisation, rather late in the day, that whatever your body‘s meant to be, it will figure itself out.
It’s very hard to live in an environment where you’re reminded, constantly told that your existence just happens to be here… That you are not meant to be here.
Haverford was there for me and taught me what it meant to be a human being.
Falling in Place was meant to be very much rooted in a place and time, and music was a part of that.
Sitcoms are designed for normal people who just want to turn on their TV and get a laugh. It’s not high-brow, you don’t have to work so hard, and it’s meant to be a relatable genre. That’s why I love it so much – my fans are from 8 years old to 80 years old, because everybody can relate to what’s funny.
Life is all about balance, and there are certain times of the year – birthday, anniversary, holidays – that are meant to be enjoyed without guilt. That being said, Thanksgiving is a meal – it’s not a Thanksgiving day, and it’s not a Thanksgiving week.
And I’m not anti-sequel, but I just feel like there are very few ideas that are meant to be continued.
Growing up, I knew I was different. But I didn’t know what it meant to be Aboriginal. I just knew that I had a really big, extended family. I was taught nothing about who we were or where we came from.
Some people are brilliant at being comedy actors and if you’re a comedian I think there’s a perception that, if you’re acting at something that’s meant to be funny, it will be funny all the way though and you’ll be dropping in gags.
The title ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend‘ is meant to be a deconstruction of a stereotype, and the whole show is about deconstructing the boxes that we’re supposed to be put into. We like taking apart the tropes and the stereotypes and explore the nuances, so ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ is a label that we go deep underneath to explore.
Mammootty came on board unexpectedly. ‘Uncle,’ which I am co-producing with Sajai Sebastian, was meant to be a low-budget film and we had almost cast another actor in the titular role. But, during the shoot of ‘Puthan Panam,’ I narrated the film’s plot to Mammootty, who liked it and wanted to do the movie.
Records are meant to be broken, I guess.
Parenting is meant to be just a natural part of life. You just think you know how to do it but, of course, it’s much more complicated than that.
The one thing that shaped my life was when I was 15 or 16: I knew I wanted to be a journalist. And not just a journalist, but a journalist in the Middle East, and to go back to the Arab world and try to understand what it meant to be Lebanese.
There are curveballs that are thrown at you, and you just have to get over it and forgive… if you believe you’re perfect, and you don’t believe in forgiveness, you’re not meant to be married.
I never meant to be an actress.
What we are is what we were always meant to be, and that’s writers.
I never meant to be in romantic comedies; it’s just what ended up happening. But they are tricky, in a post-1960s sexual revolution way. It was easier when you couldn’t have sex scenes: everything crackled very nicely. They’re not easy.
I mean, once work’s out there it’s meant to be used.
I don’t sit down to write a funny story. Every single thing I sit down to write is meant to be sad.
When I called ‘Cut 4 Me’ a mixtape, I was thinking about a few elements: One is used instrumentals. The project is more centered around introducing you to an artist; it’s not meant to be seminal. It’s ‘Hi,’ ‘Hello,’ a thing that you first hear.
It’s not a good feeling to hide a huge part of your life. If you were meant to be somebody else, you’d be somebody else, so don’t change who you are.
‘The Awakening‘ is meant to be listened to in its entirety. Every song ultimately explores a character dealing with life, making mistakes, fighting, trying. But we also live in a singles-type world, and it works on that level, too.
In its beginnings, music was merely chamber music, meant to be listened to in a small space by a small audience.
I have spent a lifetime trying to share what it has meant to be a woman first in the world of sports so that other young women have a chance to reach their dreams.
I am okay being friends with an ex. You don’t become enemies. Everybody has their own journey and they leave when the time is over. Maybe, they are only meant to be with you for that particular time.
Nothing can save something that is not meant to be, no matter how hard you try.
I was always made aware of inequality in society, that there was a class system. In Somalia, we have clan structures. My mother’s family is ethnically not Somali, and so we spoke often about what it meant to be ‘other’ in that way.
It all happened so fast. The ghetto. The deportation. The sealed cattle car. The fiery altar upon which the history of our people and the future of mankind were meant to be sacrificed.
I wasn’t meant to be famous. I’ve been blessed.
As a child I learned what it meant to be persecuted. But, even then, at the worst of times, I knew there was good in the world.
I was definitely meant to be a young adult author, and I love it – I’m here to stay!
Some secrets are meant to be taken to the grave, and that’s what I plan on doing with all mine. They’re not necessarily my secrets to tell. I’m the gatekeeper of other people’s secrets.
My first motion capture game was with Sony – ‘NBA: The Life.’ It was very ahead of its time. Brandon Akiaten, he was the writer and director. He had a real vision of what this game was meant to be; it was a basketball game where I was the Jerry Maguire sports agent type guy. And it was great!
Rock music is not meant to be perfect.
Furniture is meant to be used and enjoyed.
I like being at the front – it’s where I’m meant to be.
The studio is meant to be always a place where, first of all, they can be out of spotlight, and second, where they could work with a peer group on parts that they might not have played otherwise.
‘Bridget Jones’ is meant to be a funny night out, but with emotional truth. I wanted to make it a classic that you can pick up in 10 years and not cringe over.
If you are watching a fairy tale, that’s why you go to fairy tales: you want these uncomplicated stories and uncomplicated characters. But if it’s meant to be real life, you want there to be some reflection of your experience and have something you can hook into.
Humanity is a crazy contradiction. I accept us for who we are. We’re not that great. Every time we take a step forward we go back to the same primitive behavior. We’re meant to be this way. It’s not our fault, it’s just who we are.
I have a lot to be grateful to L.A. for, but I overstayed my welcome by 28 years. I was only meant to be there for six months.
Summer is meant to be for travel, for exploration, for leisure, but sometimes budgets and schedules dictate otherwise.
Even though it’s meant to be the season of jollity and goodwill, there’s something delicious about the anticipation of a Christmassy ghost thrill.
Most music that you hear is in synch with itself. We were experimenting with the music falling out of synch with itself and even though it is out of synch you mind can still understand what it is meant to be doing.
An allegory is not meant to be taken literally. There is a great lack of comprehension on the part of some readers.
Challenge yourself, grow, blossom, and become who you were meant to be. Don’t ever stay at a job solely out of convenience or comfort. Aim higher, even if that means pursuing another job that’s just one step closer to your ultimate goal.
When we made the first album, it was meant to be a snapshot of Mumford & Sons in 2009.
Life is meant to be enjoyed, not just endured.
When you’re at work, be fully at work. And let your leisure time be what it’s meant to be – restorative and fun.
If you’re naturally a certain size, I think it suits you and you can see that. There’s no point in trying to conform for the sake of it. People are meant to be different shapes, and their different shapes are so interesting and, ultimately, why people fall in love with them.
The man is meant to be the alpha in the relationship on the money and power front.
I’ve kind of realised life is meant to be tough and everybody is in psychic and spiritual discomfort of some sort and has a burden to carry. I’ve realised I’m not special.
Video games are meant to be just one thing: Fun! Fun for everyone.
I wasn’t meant to be an attorney, but I was meant to go to law school.
The Giving Pledge is not meant to be prescriptive or restrictive.
I’m a strong believer in ‘everything is meant to be for a reason.’
I’m open to whatever is meant to be, it will be.
I try to maintain the perspective that life is meant to be laughed at.
It’s drama, it’s a lot of things, but you know it’s always about every movie or every TV project ever made is meant to be watched. If people like it and support it, that’s what it is all about, really it’s sort of the important part about it.
It’s certain I never was meant to be an actor.
I do have the odd dream where I’m on stage and I’ve completely forgotten what I’m meant to be performing – so they are more nightmares than dreams.
One grows up thinking you will naturally be able to have children, and when it doesn’t happen, it’s a shock. But I just feel that it wasn’t meant to be.
I was made exactly the way I was meant to be made in who I am and my personality and the way I was born.
It’s called ‘The Outlaw Album,’ not ‘The Ozarks Album.’ These are stories that delve into different kinds of outlawry, from criminal acts to interior, or psychological, outlawry. The book is not meant to be a tapestry of the Ozarks.
Males and females are unique and different, because their brains are different. There’s not a limitation on girls. My grandmother was very strong, and so was my mother. She also knew what it meant to be a woman and wife and was very successful at it.
I’m meant to be an animation director. That world, and the culture of stop-motion, is where I want to live. It’s more my problem than Hollywood’s. I’m not attuned to Hollywood.
Sometimes my jokes are meant to be tasteless.
I think that my whole journey had been getting to the place where I can accept myself for who I am, to be the woman that I’m meant to be, but you have to get there first.
Some people just aren’t meant to be happy.
I know being on a major label is meant to be antiquated, but we’re fine with it.
I was not trying to write some sort of serious meditation on war and peace. ‘The Grace of Kings‘ is meant to be a fun book. It’s meant to be an epic fantasy.
Our big songs were all songs that were never meant to be.
In certain strains of Judaism, there’s a profound passion for the ineffable. Contemplation of God is meant to be forever elusive, because, you know, our tiny minds can’t possibly comprehend Him. If we find ourselves comprehending Him, then we can be sure we’re off track.
Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be.
‘We Are the Champions‘ is meant to be ‘we,’ as in ‘all of us,’ collectively, not us the band. It’s a shame that some people understandably had the wrong take on that. ‘No time for losers‘ is not the kindest line, but it’s really more of a ‘we all of us.’ It’s a celebration.
I quit high school to be a pro skateboarder out of Ohio, which is just asinine, but it was meant to be.
When I created ‘Taskmaster,’ it was never meant to be suitable for family Christmases. The host, Greg Davies, is a sweary giant, the comedians are often uncouth and the show was on late-night TV.
‘Ain’t Them Bodies Saints‘ wound up becoming a love story even though it was not initially meant to be one.
I was always meant to be Khali.
If you walk out of a movie that’s meant to be about race in our country, and you’re feeling good and happy, then that movie didn’t tell you all of the truth. It’s too big of an issue, and it’s too complicated for you to feel good. It’s something you should feel like you need to talk about.
But I don’t know if people are meant to be together. You have to have a lot in common, choose well and be really fortunate. It’s not like you’re sprinkled with fairy dust. You have to believe that love will be there when you need it.
When I say I wasn’t a ‘meant to be’ guy, I’ve almost been jaded in the sport, where I don’t believe in anything.
I sometimes feel that the world is a very uncivilised place where it is meant to be at its most civilised. Where it’s meant to be intellectual or artistic or compassionate, it isn’t, and that makes me very angry.
For all the import and message of ‘The Iliad,’ it’s ultimately a story that’s meant to be heard, and the person hearing ‘The Iliad’ determines what it means.
The difference between comedians and the general public is that we are meant to be funnier. And when you’ve got politicians giving material so easy that the general public is doing it, what is the necessity of us anymore?
I was not naturally meant to be on stage. I hated being in the spotlight; I was scared.
If something is meant to be, then it will be.
I always believe you will end up where you are meant to be.
He’s meant to be that classic Homer, Ulysses, Hercules – a character who goes out or has some gift of some kind. He goes on a journey of discovery and part of that is falling into darkness – the temptations of life.