The Moving Finger Writes




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The Moving Finger Writes : Phrases



Meaning:

Whatever one does in one's life is one's own responsibility and cannot be changed.


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Origin:

This line originates in Edward Fitzgerald's translation of the poem The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyam, 1859:

The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ,
Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit
Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line,
Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it.





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