Annihilation Quotes

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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

Kamand Kojouri
“They want us to be afraid.
They want us to be afraid of leaving our homes.
They want us to barricade our doors
and hide our children.
Their aim is to make us fear life itself!
They want us to hate.
They want us to hate 'the other'.
They want us to practice aggression
and perfect antagonism.
Their aim is to divide us all!
They want us to be inhuman.
They want us to throw out our kindness.
They want us to bury our love
and burn our hope.
Their aim is to take all our light!
They think their bricked walls
will separate us.
They think their damned bombs
will defeat us.
They are so ignorant they don’t understand
that my soul and your soul are old friends.
They are so ignorant they don’t understand
that when they cut you I bleed.
They are so ignorant they don’t understand
that we will never be afraid,
we will never hate
and we will never be silent
for life is ours!”
Kamand Kojouri

Herman Melville
“Is it that by its indefiniteness it shadows forth the heartless voids and immensities of the universe, and thus stabs us from behind with the thought of annihilation, when beholding the white depths of the milky way? Or is it, that as in essence whiteness is not so much a color as the visible absence of color; and at the same time the concrete of all colors; is it for these reasons that there is such a dumb blankness, full of meaning, in a wide landscape of snows- a colorless, all-color of atheism from which we shrink? And when we consider that other theory of the natural philosophers, that all other earthly hues — every stately or lovely emblazoning — the sweet tinges of sunset skies and woods; yea, and the gilded velvets of butterflies, and the butterfly cheeks of young girls; all these are but subtile deceits, not actually inherent in substances, but only laid on from without; so that all deified Nature absolutely paints like the harlot, whose allurements cover nothing but the charnel-house within; and when we proceed further, and consider that the mystical cosmetic which produces every one of her hues, the great principle of light, for ever remains white or colorless in itself, and if operating without medium upon matter, would touch all objects, even tulips and roses, with its own blank tinge — pondering all this, the palsied universe lies before us a leper; and like wilful travellers in Lapland, who refuse to wear colored and coloring glasses upon their eyes, so the wretched infidel gazes himself blind at the monumental white shroud that wraps all the prospect around him. And of all these things the Albino whale was the symbol. Wonder ye then at the fiery hunt?”
Herman Melville, Moby-Dick or, the Whale

Jared Diamond
“[W]hat makes patriotic and religious fanatics such dangerous opponents is not the deaths of the fanatics themselves, but their willingness to accept the deaths of a fraction of their number in order to annihilate or crush their infidel enemy.”
Jared Diamond, Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Don't tell a lie to be loved, speak the truth to be hated.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Georges Bataille
“Laughing at the universe liberated my life. I escape its weight by laughing. I refuse any intellectual translations of this laughter, since my slavery would commence from that point on.”
Georges Bataille, Guilty

Dejan Stojanovic
“Total knowledge is annihilation
Of the desire to see, to touch, to feel
The world sensed only through senses
And immune to the knowledge without feeling.”
Dejan Stojanovic

Conrad Aiken
“Here too was the terrifying fixed curve of the infinite, the creeping curve of logic which at least must become the final signpost at the edge of nothing. After that - the deluge. The great white light of annihilation. The bright flash of death... ("Mr. Arcularis")”
Conrad Aiken, American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from Poe to the Pulps

Stephen King
“And there he would either be mercifully annihilated or live forever, insane and yet conscious inside It's homicidal endless formless hungry being.”
Stephen King, It

Kamand Kojouri
“Having drunk the dregs of Your Love,
I am intoxicated beyond recognition.
Now, I only pray for the nearness of You
so I may advance in my annihilation.”
Kamand Kojouri

Dan Brown
“If antimatter and matter make contact, both are destroyed
instantly. Physicists call the process ‘annihilation.”
Dan Brown, Angels & Demons

Frédéric Joliot-Curie
“It is because I know all that science can bring to the world that I shall continue my efforts to ensure that it contributes to the happiness of all men, whether they be white, black, or yellow, and not to their annihilation in the name of some divine mission or other.”
Frédéric Joliot-Curie

Dejan Stojanovic
“Procreation annihilates eternity.”
Dejan Stojanovic, The Sun Watches the Sun

“Don't most astrophysicists now predict some "end of the line" - an end to it all? Not just the death of things, but the annihilation of everything. Some great contraction, or collapse. Or, perhaps, some vast dissipation into eternal emptiness. Maybe it's all swallowed up by an immense black hole, which then swallows itself. But, whatever the case, their extinction is inevitable and absolute. So complete as to erase any and all evidence that this reality - this existence - ever took place. So complete that, perhaps, for all intents and purposes, it never really did.

(attrib: F.L. Vanderson)”
Mort W. Lumsden, Citations: A Brief Anthology

“Modernity invented the future, but that’s all over. In the current version ‘progressive history’ camouflages phylogenetic death-drive tactics, Kali-wave: logistically accelerating condensation of virtual species extinction. Welcome to the matricide laboratory. You want it so badly it’s a slow scream in your head, deleting itself into bliss.”
Nick Land, Fanged Noumena: Collected Writings, 1987-2007

“When the sky explodes, trees will be left standing on their head, and you shall marvel at the color of their sorrow as you gaze up at the sky above.”
Anthony T. Hincks

Justin Cronin
“I wanted to kill them. No, not kill. "Kill" is too dull a word for that which I desired. I wanted to annihilate them. I wanted to tear them limb from limb. I wanted to crack their bones and bury my face in the wet remains. I wanted to reach inside their chests and yank out their hearts and devour the bloody meat as the last stray current twitched the muscle and watch their faces as they died.”
Justin Cronin, The City of Mirrors

Jorge Luis Borges
“Equivocamos esa paz con la muerte
y creemos anhelar nuestro fin
y anhelamos el sueno y la indiferencia.

(We mistake peace for death
and we believe we long for our end
when what we long for is sleep and indifference.)”
Jorge Luis Borges, Selected Poems

“There are no civilians in Japan.”
Richard B. Frank, Downfall: The End of the Imperial Japanese Empire

Laurie Perez
“Each cell within its atom is a raw, formless idea that exists beyond mortality. It is the wild state constantly creating your world, the one word in a collective equation that is you becoming written from nothing into something — and so it knows, ultimately, annihilation is an essential instrument of becoming new to all that can be known.”
Laurie Perez, The Power of Amie Martine

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
“Il m’est venu un jour l’idée que si l’on voulait écraser complètement, anéantir un être humain, le frapper du châtiment le plus terrible, au point que l’assassin le plus effroyable en aurait eu peur à l’avance il suffirait juste de donner au travail un caractère d’inutilité, d’absurdité totale, complète.”
Dostoievski, Crimen y Castigo

Jeff VanderMeer
“Soon after, there comes the crunch of boots, and, disoriented, you shout, ‘Annihilation! Annihilation!”
Jeff VanderMeer, Acceptance

Jeff VanderMeer
“A ghost bird might be a hawk in one place, a crow in another, depending on the context. The sparrow that shot up into the blue sky one morning might transform mid-flight into an osprey the next. This was the way of things here. There were no reasons so mighty that they could override the desire to be in accord with the tides and the passage of seasons and the rhythms underlying everything around me.”
Jeff VanderMeer

A.K. Kuykendall
“You have absolutely no idea how close humanity came to annihilation by an extraterrestrial race. Absolutely no idea.”
A.K. Kuykendall, Imperium Heirs

Donna Goddard
“To an ego, being ignored is equivalent to annihilation. To not exist is any ego’s greatest fear. It is a warranted fear because the ego does, in fact, get annihilated in proportion to the growth of one’s spiritual realisation. However, the rewards of spiritual development so outshine the feeble offerings of the ego that it is an insignificant price to pay. Does one begrudge paying a small price for something invaluable?”
Donna Goddard, Faith

“She came near to me and whispered some good words. And if that wasn’t a dream, that is, of course, a threat of massive annihilation. They are back and thoughts re-started to go over the edges of reality again.”
Rabin Paudel

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“It's not that success is guaranteed that we go to war. It's because it is the only alternative we have left to avoid annihilation”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, The Great Pearl of Wisdom

Göran Sonnevi
“Freedom also has the potential to annihilate
because it is limitless.”
Göran Sonnevi, Mozart's Third Brain

“Sometimes I'm the winter tree and most of these times, a gathering of autumn leaves.”
Goitsemang Mvula

Laurence Galian
“Allah does not always open Its Jamal. The Murid's assignment is to unite the Jalal and the Jamal. These two are projected from, and absorbed back into, the black nothingness called Allah's Kamal - a state of invisible, neuter, annihilation. Jalal is Allah's power, force and strength. It often manifests as trials and tests for the Murid. Jamal is Allah's sweetness, compassion, understanding, and forgiveness. Kamal is the whispered breath of nonexistence.”
Laurence Galian, The Sun At Midnight: The Revealed Mysteries Of The Ahlul Bayt Sufis

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