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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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Charles Bukowski
“darkness falls upon Humanity
and faces become terrible
things
that wanted more than there
was.

all our days are marked with
unexpected
affronts - some
disastrous, others
less so
but the process is
wearing and
continuous.
attrition rules.
most give
way
leaving
empty spaces
where people should
be.

and now
as we ready to self-destruct
there is very little left to
kill

which makes the tragedy
less and more
much much
more.”
Charles Bukowski, You Get So Alone at Times That it Just Makes Sense

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

James Frey
“This is how it has always been with me. Give me something good, I’ll destroy it. Love me, I’ll destroy you. I have never felt deserving of anything in my life.”
James Frey, A Million Little Pieces

Federico García Lorca
“I can’t listen to you. I can’t listen to your voice. It’s as though I’d drunk a bottle of anise and fallen asleep wrapped in a quilt of roses. It pulls me along – and I know I’m drowning – but I go on down.”
Federico García Lorca, Bodas de sangre

Matthew Kelly
“Withholding love is a bit like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.”
Matthew Kelly, The Seven Levels of Intimacy: The Art of Loving and the Joy of Being Loved

“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

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

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

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

Oche Otorkpa
“Drug cartels have taken the driver’s seat, training our young
men and women on how best to self destruct, while the larger
community watches on helplessly as these bands of renegades lead
our people towards the path of self annihilation”
Oche Otorkpa, The Unseen Terrorist

Auliq Ice
“Life taught me to free my ears from hearing negativity, destructive remarks;
false rumours and learn to open my eyes and my mind (to think) in order to progress in life”
Auliq Ice

Jeremy Griffith
“If you want to save the snow leopard, or the giant Redwoods, or the Okavango delta, or the Amazon, or the atmosphere, or the Earth, or those you love, or yourself, or the human race, this is the only path that can achieve that–so the truth is the sooner you support and adopt this path of transformation through understanding the better. The choice is self-destruction or self-discovery.”
Jeremy Griffith

“I would rather fight with my pain or end up with self destruction.”
venky Naidu

Auliq Ice
“Always try to succeed and learn to live and embrace with failure, that way you will succeed later.”
Auliq Ice

“In driving, one assumes the danger of destroying life, beginning with one’s own.”
Richard T. Kelly, The Possessions Of Doctor Forrest

“The poor manufacture the engines of their own destruction, but it's the rich who sell them.”
Sebastian Japrisot

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