Destruction Quotes

Maxine Hong Kingston

In a time of destruction, create something.

Carl Sagan

If it can be destroyed by the truth, it deserves to be destroyed by the truth..
If it can be destroyed by the truth, it deserves to be destroyed by the truth.

Kurt Vonnegut

The planet was being destroyed by manufacturing processes, and what was being manufactured was lousy, by
The planet was being destroyed by manufacturing processes, and what was being manufactured was lousy, by and large.

Ray Bradbury

Every morning I jump out of bed and step on a landmine. The landmine is me.
Every morning I jump out of bed and step on a landmine. The landmine is me. After the explosion, I spend the rest of the day putting the pieces together.

Michael Bassey Johnson

Don't be decieved by your mortality, you're just a piece of debris, and the sophisticated one lies inside us which was either created or would be destroyed.

Paul Hoffman

It is not against reason, said the Englishman, to prefer the destruction of the world to a scratch on your finger – how much easier to understand the same price for the gash in your soul.

Michael Jackson

We have to heal our wounded world. The chaos, despair, and senseless destruction we see today are a result of the alienation that people feel from each other and their environment.

Michael Hogan

Most stories are not about people
but about life, an addiction like the rest of them
that destroys you even as you love it,
but you love it anyway and can never get enough.

Michael Bassey Johnson

Take good care of your final word. If your final say will hunt you in day's
Take good care of your final word. If your final say will hunt you in day's ahead, then hold back the words, and let silence speak.

Wendell Berry

The growth of the exploiters' revolution on this continent has been accompanied by the growth of the idea that work is beneath human dignity, particularly any form of hand work. We have made it our overriding ambition to escape work, and as a consequence have debased work until it is only fit to escape from.

Eloise Dyson

It’s funny. From up here, the destruction seems to fade. Almost as if like people, in time, even the world can heal itself.

Chuck Palahniuk

Only after disaster can we be resurrected.

Michael Bassey Johnson

A sincere friend conceals all your deformities, deceives and convince others that you are extremely perfect,
A sincere friend conceals all your deformities, deceives and convince others that you are extremely perfect, the insincere will tell the truth of destruction, leave you open for others to glare and laugh.

Gemma Malley

Humans are destructive animals, but they are also wise ones.

Dave Matthes

I never had a childhood. Not like the rest of them anyway. I had a starting
I never had a childhood. Not like the rest of them anyway. I had a starting point from which I have never stopped running.

Markus Zusak

Together, they would watch everything that was so carefully planned collapse, and they would smile at the beauty of destruction.

J. Robert Oppenheimer

Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.

J.A. Baker

Whatever is destroyed, the act of destruction does not vary much. Beauty if vapour from the pit of death.

William Shakespeare

Woe, destruction, ruin, and decay; the worst is death and death will have his day.

Dave Matthes

Being crazy, for the rest of us, is a form of sanity.

Dave Matthes're either gonna spend your life fucking pussy, or taking it to church.. Dave Matthes're either gonna spend your life fucking pussy, or taking it to church.

Dave Matthes

Life will hack off your head and shit down your neck every chance it gets. I've found that consuming drugs and booze, listening to music and always having an excuse in the best way to tip the scales.

Dave Matthes

Let me ask you this: How many days do you have left, if any, in the life you promised for yourself yesterday?

Dave Matthes

So you mean to tell me you won't fuck anyone you don't share some kind of deep emotional connection with? What a sad, depressing, truly horrible life you must lead...

Rick Riordan

Our problems started in Dallas, when the fire-breathing sheep destroyed the King Tut exhibit.

James Fenton

It is not what they built. It is what they knocked down.
It is not the houses. It is the spaces between the houses.
It is not the streets that exist. It is the streets that no longer exist.

Paul Henry Thiry D'Holbach

If the ignorance of nature gave birth to such a variety of gods, the knowledge of this nature is calculated to destroy them.

Robert McKee

No civilization, including Plato's, has ever been destroyed because its citizens learned too much.

C.J. Sansom

Have you ever thought what a God would be like who actually ordained and executed the cruelty that is in [the biblical Book of Revelation]? A holocaust of mankind. Yet so many of these Bible-men accept the idea without a second thought.

Kathryn V. White

My art is an act of creation and destruction, with all the sorrow and joy these engender as well as all the shadow and light these contain.

Michael Bassey Johnson

Your enemies are not to be destroyed, grant them longevity to witness your success.

Bryant McGill

Without inner-peace and contentment, success will ultimately destroy you.

Erol Ozan

Intelligence without wisdom brings destruction.

Anthony Liccione

The only fear that builds character, is the fear of God.

Michael Bassey Johnson

When no power is vested in a turbulent man, he behaves sorrowfully like a nearly killed christmas goat, but when fully endorsed, without considering his level of insanity and evil gestures, he cuts everyone in the society into pieces.

Roman Payne

I’ve seen knives pierce the chest,
Children dying in the road
Crawling things hooked and baited,
Rapists bound and then castrated,
Villains singed in public square.
Yet none these sights did make me cringe
Like when my Love cut all her hair.

Bryant McGill

A society that has destroyed freedom and beauty must itself be destroyed.

Amy Neftzger

How is destruction beautiful?" He asked in a challenging tone.

"You may think that a broken egg is ugly and messy," she answered, "but the cake it goes into is beautiful and won't hold together without it."

"Eggs don't get blown up. They get broken."

"You've never seen me bake," she replied with a smirk.

Terry Tempest Williams

Beauty is transformed over time, and not without destruction.

Michael Bassey Johnson

Girls, watch out for the bad guys!...there are those capable of showering their resources on you just to dance on top of you, and finally destroy your good image and reputation.

Malcolm Lowry

Now you see what kind of creatures we are, Hugh. Eating things alive. That's what we do. How can you have much respect for mankind, or any belief in the social struggle?

Marty Rubin

An avalanche doesn't look back at the damage it causes.

S.R. Crawford

We all know what’s coming. The winds are picking up, spiralling closer and bringing with it a great wave of destruction…none of us can hide…no matter which side you choose, you’ll be dragged into the line of fire and who’s to say, my friend, which of us will come out alive?

Nenia Campbell

I am the rightful ruler of this world And now that I, too, have awakened, like my dragons, I have come to take back what is mine.

Jonathan Messinger

How could you love something so destructive?" I ask.
"Because this wolf doesn't care if your heart is whole or not," you say. "It tastes just the same.

Michael Bassey Johnson

Keeping the door that leads to your heart ajar is destructive as univited guests would move in and trample on your feelings, leaving you in great pains, but closing it always is a sure way to spot out the destructive and innovative guests.

Michael Bassey Johnson

Some people tend to throw your love to the dogs when you become totally submissive to
Some people tend to throw your love to the dogs when you become totally submissive to them, but when you want to get out of the heat, they pull you back into the kitchen.

Michael Bassey Johnson

Forcing your love on someone who doesn't love you is an emotional rape, because your victim's heart was not aroused, you jumped into it without foreplay.

Mullk Raj Anand

…If one who slays one is a murderer then he who slays a thousand is not a hero,' said Lalu.
- Pg. #112, Across the Black Waters.

Albert Einstein

If I had known they were going to do this, I would have become a shoemaker.

George Orwell

The essential act of war is destruction, not necessarily of human lives, but of the products of human labour. War is a way of shattering to pieces, or pouring into the stratosphere, or sinking in the depths of the sea, materials which might otherwise be used to make the masses too comfortable, and hence, in the long run, too intelligent.

Babu Rajan

Destruction is a man's will,
Nevertheless Prevention is also a man's will,
Its a man's choice to choose between Destruction and Prevention. :)

Stephen King

Do they see the lethal insanity of a race to the brink of oblivion, and then over the edge? Apparently not. If they did, surely they wouldn't be racing to begin with. Or is it a simple failure of imagination? One doesn't like to think such a rudimentary failing could bring about the end, yet...

Margaret Mitchell

I told you once before that there were two times for making big money, one in the up-building of a country and the other in its destruction. Slow money on the up-building, fast money in the crack-up. Remember my words. Perhaps they may be of use to you some day. (Rhett Butler)

T.P. Louise

Father never approved of my toys
Saw them as child's playthings
I was a child

They were my world
I ruled there
And he stepped on them
Destroying them

And in turn
Destroyed me
I should have been left to play
Now I must step on everything

Emma Abdullah

Destruction makes people go away so,if you hide inside destruction,you're safe

Marty Rubin

Every human life has infinite value and to destroy even one is a crime against all humanity.

Sarah Salem

A house can be replaced but never a lost life.

Primo Levi

It is man who kills, man who creates or suffers injustice; it is no longer man who, having lost all restraint, shares his bed with a corpse. Whoever waits for his neighbor to die in order to take his piece of bread is, albeit guiltless, further from the model of
thinking man than the most primitive pigmy or the most vicious sadist".

Sun Tzu

There are five dangerous faults which may affect a general:
(1) Recklessness, which leads to destruction;
(2) cowardice, which leads to capture;
(3) a hasty temper, which can be provoked by insults;
(4) a delicacy of honor which is sensitive to shame;
(5) over-solicitude for his men, which exposes him to worry and trouble.

Isaac Asimov

John Dalton's records, carefully preserved for a century, were destroyed during the World War II bombing of Manchester. It is not only the living who are killed in war.

Philippa Gregory

If this is the will of God, it takes a strange and terrible shape. I did not know that the God of Battles was vile like this. I never knew that a saint could summon torment like this.

Pablo Picasso

The urge to destroy is also a creative urge.

Charles Bukowski

the way to create art is to burn and destroy
ordinary concepts and to substitute them
with new truths that run down from the top of the head
and out of the heart

P.S. Baber

Analysis is the art of creation through destruction.

Dean Cavanagh

Destruction is as valid an artistic statement as construction. Both statements echo the model of the society we live in. The only invalid art is utopian

Bryant McGill

Spirituality is like a thin-thin thread, that if delicately followed guides us from darkness to light; from poverty to abundance and from destruction to safety.

Karl Marx

It is well known how the monks wrote silly lives of Catholic Saints over the manuscripts on which the classical works of ancient heathendom had been written.

Alice Hoffman

Stone should last forever, but on that night I came to understand that a stone was only another form of dust. Streams of holy dust loomed in the air, and every breath included remnants of the Temple, so that we inhaled that which was meant to stand through eternity.

Peter Orner

Is this, Miriam wonders, what they call the march of history? And even if she doesn't fully understand, it doesn't mean she can't appreciate the need, the periodic need for some people to resort to gasoline, rags, and matches. Doesn't it always come to this? Isn't history as much about tearing things down as it is about building things up?

Sigmund Freud

we are threatened with suffering from three directions: from our body, which is doomed to decay..., from the external world which may rage against us with overwhelming and merciless force of destruction, and finally from our relations with other men... This last source is perhaps more painful to use than any other. (p77)

Shannon A. Thompson

Harmony would only come with destruction.

E'yen A. Gardner

All are at war with the one who wars against self.

Curtis Sittenfeld

She has always been a bystander in family destruction, never realizing she herself possessed the capacity to inflict it.

Markus Zusak

I guess humans like to watch a little destruction. Sand castles, houses of cards, that's where they begin. Their great skills is their capacity to escalate.

Bryant McGill

There is a self-destructive program running in the consciousness of humanity, and we must write a new program.

William R. Catton Jr

Even as a waste disposal site, the world is finite.

Mark A.R. Kleiman

There is no more destructive force in human affairs - not greed, not hatred - than the desire to have been right. Non-attachment to possessions is trivial when compared with non-attachment to opinions.

Dan Wells

Humanity will destroy itself, body and soul, before it will learn a simple lesson.

Anthony Doerr

On the rue de la Crosse, the Hotel of Bees becomes almost weightless for a moment, lifted in a spiral of flame, before it begins to rain the pieces back to the earth

Scott Westerfeld

You see, freedom has a way of destroying things.

A.S.A. Harrison

A revolution is taking place within her, as though a lifetime's experience could be outdistanced in the span of a conversation.

Gillian Flynn

in these shitty plastic days ...

Megan Abbott

Love is a kind of killing, Addy," she says. "Don't you know that?

Chelsea Pitcher

And I just walked away. Again and again, I walked away as her world fell down around her. As they destroyed her. We destroyed her.

Brandon Sanderson

Those candle flames were like the lives of men. So fragile. So deadly. Left alone, they lit and warmed. Let run rampant, they would destroy the very things they were meant to illuminate. Embryonic bonfires, each bearing a seed of destruction so potent it could tumble cities and dash kings to their knees.

F.T. McKinstry

She held out her hands, cupped and holding a small plant.
'The power to heal is the power to destroy,' she said with the faintest smile.

Ziad K. Abdelnour

Always remember: Power in the wrong hands can destroy the owner. The same power that gave victory to Samson is what destroyed him.

Rudolf Rocker

Power operates only destructively, bent always on forcing every manifestation of life into the straitjacket of its laws. Its intellectual form of expression is dead dogma, its physical form brute force.

Ryan Sohmer

Rejoice, for bad things are about to happen.

Mikhail Bakunin

The passion for destruction is also a creative passion

Edith Wharton

A frivolous society can acquire dramatic significance only through what its frivolity destroys.

Jared Diamond

The metaphor is so obvious. Easter Island isolated in the Pacific Ocean - once the island got into trouble, there was no way they could get free. There was no other people from whom they could get help. In the same way that we on Planet Earth, if we ruin our own [world], we won't be able to get help.

Mark R. Levin

We now have the liberal playbook and we know what they are doing, and we are using it against them. Unlike the Democrats though, we aren't out to destroy our society, we are out to save it.

René Girard

Toujours et partout on peut résumer la situation initiale en termes d'une crise qui fait peser sur la communauté et son système culturel une menace de destruction totale. Cette crise est presque toujours résolue par la violence.

Sylvia Plath

What obsession do men have for destruction and murder? Who do we electrocute men for murdering an individual and then pin a purple heart on them for mass slaughter of someone arbitrarily labeled 'enemy?

Shannon A. Thompson

Someone who doesn’t know if tomorrow will come would rather live every day twice than live it once.

Milan Kundera

L'avenir n'est qu'un vide indifférent qui n'intéresse personne, mais le passé est plein de vie et son visage irrite, révolte, blesse, au point que nous voulons le détruire et le repeindre.

Eckhart Tolle

Note: The mind is a superb interment if used rightly. Used wrongly, however, it becomes very destructive. To put it more accurately, it is not so much that you use your mind wrongly - you usually don't use it at all. It uses you. This is the disease. You believe that you are your mind. This is the delusion. The instrument has taken you over.

Arthur Schopenhauer

Any foolish boy can stamp on a beetle, but all the professors in the world cannot make a beetle.

Douglas Haddow

True creativity is inherently destructive, and truly creative individuals always, without exception, seek to destroy the mediums they work within.

Britany Lopez

Through the eyes of a happy girl lies guilt and destruction.

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