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Quotes About Self Destruction

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Fernando Pessoa
“In order to understand, I destroyed myself.”
Fernando Pessoa

Hermann Hesse
“I will no longer mutilate and destroy myself in order to find a secret behind the ruins.”
Hermann Hesse

“Having a low opinion of yourself is not 'modesty.' It's self-destruction. Holding your uniqueness in high regard is not 'egotism.' It's a necessary precondition to happiness and success.”
Bobbe Sommer

Russell Brand
“Be led by your talent, not by your self-loathing; those other things you just have to manage.”
Russell Brand, My Booky Wook

Donna Tartt
“Sometimes we want what we want even if we know it’s going to kill us.”
Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch

Garth Stein
“I suddenly realized. The zebra. It is not something outside of us. The zebra is something inside of us. Our fears. Our own self-destructive nature. The zebra is the worst part of us when we are face-to-face with our worst times. The demon is us!”
Garth Stein, The Art of Racing in the Rain

Giacomo Casanova
“Be the flame, not the moth.”
Giacomo Casanova

Cassia Leo
“The quickest path to self-destruction is to push away the people you love.”
Cassia Leo, Pieces of You

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Those who pray for your downfall are concentrating negative thoughts towards you, without taking cognisance of the slippery ground in which they are standing, which could lead to their downfall.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

“Sometimes you hit a point where you either change or self destruct.”
Sam Stevens

Mike  Norton
“One of the greatest evils is the foolishness of a good man. For the giving man to withhold helping someone in order to first assure personal fortification is not selfish, but to elude needless self-destruction; martyrdom is only practical when the thought is to die, else a good man faces the consequence of digging a hole from which he cannot escape, and truly helps no one in the long run.”
Mike Norton, Just Another War Story

Brandon Mull
“Sometimes the best offense was avoiding self-destruction.”
Brandon Mull, Seeds of Rebellion

Jean-Paul Sartre
“One could only damage oneself through the harm one did to others. One could never get directly at oneself.”
Jean-Paul Sartre

Sarah Ban Breathnach
“This is how women self-sabotage and self-destruct. Unless we have constant witnesses to our hard work, we are convinced we pull off every day of our lives through smoke and mirrors. (27)”
Sarah Ban Breathnach, Peace and Plenty: Finding Your Path to Financial Serenity

Dan Simmons
“Luckily, even as a young man not yet become himself, John Bridgens had two things besides indecision that kept him from self-destruction - books and a sense of irony.”
Dan Simmons, The Terror

Etienne de L'Amour
“You know, we worry about the Bomb, a thought interceded, and yet just look around: there are millions of people out there, just like you and me, with their thumb on the self-destruct button.”
Etienne de L'Amour, Thank You, I Understand

Unless we learn to know ourselves, we run the danger of destroying ourselves.
“Unless we learn to know ourselves, we run the danger of destroying ourselves.”
Ja A. Jahannes, WordSong Poets

“Freeways flickering; cell phones chiming a tune
We're riding to Utopia; road map says we'll be arriving soon
Captains of the old order clinging to the reins
Assuring us these aches inside are only growing pains
But it's a long road out of Eden
(...)
Behold the bitten apple, the power of the tools
But all the knowledge in the world is of no use to fools
And it's a long road out of Eden”
Eagles, Long Road Out of Eden

Criss Jami
“The emphasis and the reason for a pure humility is to result in love for others; not always necessarily the belittlement of self. When there is pride and self-righteousness and being pretentiously too far above, generally, one has a difficult time reaching the compassionate side of love for others, the side that understands (or at least attempts to understand): 'I am aware that I am not so far from falling in the same way.' Humility seeks to understand, and sometimes even relate; and in result, the love lovingly, properly, effectively wills the removal of the destructive sins of another as from oneself.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Irvine Welsh
“N it's fuckin well beyond violence, it's beyond even sexual; it's a kind ay love, a fuckin bizarre, vain-glorious self-adoration, way past the fuckin ego even. Ah'm findin somethin...ah'm...but it's what bein a hard man is aboot; it's a journey, a fuckin self-destructive quest tae find yir limits, cause they fuckin limits eywis come in the form ay a harder man. A big, stong, stiff-hard man whae can dae it for ye, whae can teach ye, show ye whaire ye stand, where yir fuckin parameters ur.”
Irvine Welsh, Porno

Tim McGraw
“Sometimes, I am my own worst enemy.”
Tim McGraw

“All extreme opinions consume themselves.”
Marty Rubin

Herman Melville
“Thou hast but enraged, not insulted me, sir; but for that I ask thee not to beware of Starbuck; thou wouldst but laugh; but let Ahab beware of Ahab; beware of thyself, old man.”
Herman Melville, Moby-Dick; or, The Whale

“She had underestimated the human capacity for self-destruction.”
Robert Repino, Mort[e]

Israelmore Ayivor
“Never loan your heart to hatred; it pays you back with self-destruction. Majority of people living are not aware that anger is an acid that destroys its own container.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Daily Drive 365

Christopher Bollen
“When do the defense measures of a paranoid country become their own agents of self-destruction?”
Christopher Bollen, Orient: A Novel

“If you don’t walk according to the Word of God, then you are on the way that leads to self-destruction”
Sunday Adelaja

Stephen King
“What really bugs Henry about Barry, he supposes, is Barry’s complacency. His inner assurance that there is no need to change his self-destructive behavior, let alone search for its roots.”
Stephen King, Dreamcatcher

Christopher Bollen
“Was there anything as innocent as willful self-destruction?”
Christopher Bollen, Orient: A Novel

Haruki Murakami
“Κατά μία έννοια, μόνος μου κατέστρεψα τον εαυτό μου. Τώρα το συνειδητοποιώ.”
Haruki Murakami

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