Demise Quotes

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Philip Pullman
“All good things pass away.”
Philip Pullman, The Golden Compass

Holly Black
“Mutually assured destruction.”
Holly Black, Red Glove

“I kept a picture of me kissing my dad’s corpse on the forehead in my wallet for years. I’d break it out any time someone showed me a baby picture, just so they would know how it ends.”
Doug Stanhope, Digging Up Mother: A Love Story

Rick Riordan
“Scale of one to ten
How would you rate your demise?
Thanks for your input”
Rick Riordan, The Hidden Oracle

Mitch Albom
“Instead, he would make death his final project, the center point of his days. Since everyone was going to die, he could be of great value, right? He could be research. A human textbook. Study me in my slow and patient demise. Watch what happens to me. Learn with me.”
Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie

Stieg Larsson
“The whole organization seemed to be in free fall, indulging in a collective fantasy in which experienced colleagues refused to admit that their every movement, every decision that was made and implemented, only led them one step closer to the abyss.”
Stieg Larsson, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
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“Any system that values profit over human life is a very dangerous one indeed.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Carlos Ruiz Zafón
“The only thing I can recall is that it rained all day and all night, and that when I asked my father whether heaven was crying, he couldn't bring himself to reply. Six years later my mother's absence remained in the air around us, a deafening silence that I had not yet learned to stifle with words.”
Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind

Shannon L. Alder
“When the rush of the weak sweeps over those that strive to be strong, its destruction. The commonplaces of moral judgment become fogged with the lack of perception stained with the sting of longing. The voice of reason is lost in the envious echoes of hearts torn by battle. The song of our children echo the misfortune of their parent's haze---we all started out small and had dreams to become something more than what we were.”
Shannon L. Alder

“Any system that values profit over human life is a very dangerous one indeed. Simply put, it lacks values, and such a system will eventually collapse once its true light is discovered by the masses. Though some say that capitalism is a modern system, corruption has been the source for the demise of every great civilization.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“In the thoughtlessness of my incessant hurry, I have made God an ‘addendum in’ my life verses the ‘agenda of’ my life. And what I need to hurry up and realize is that with these priorities positioned as such, what I am hurrying to is my own demise.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Munia Khan
“My life is never influenced by death because I am full of resurrections after so many spiritual and emotional demises”
Munia Khan

“Now the line is: Forget the classics, concentrate on an education for the 21st century! Which apparently means knowing how to operate electronic devices and figure out a spreadsheet. That's not education, it's vocational training. What once were means seem to have become ends in education. And our more with-it "educators" shift with every passing wind, clutching at the latest gimmick the way drowning men do at straws.”
Paul Greenberg

Elise Kova
“I have yet to discover if you will be my salvation or my demise.”
Elise Kova, Fire Falling

Munia Khan
“My body weeps to live
when you make me believe
that someday I will be dead
soul sleepless in graveyard's bed”
Munia Khan

T.F. Hodge
“Success honors the giver, and the taker is cheated by demise.”
T.F. Hodge

Jasper Fforde
“The very possibility of death focuses the mind wonderfully.”
Jasper Fforde, Shades of Grey

Steven Magee
“Mankind's obsession with money and greed has them going down a one way street to their demise.”
Steven Magee

“Every day part of our mind exercises are devoted to bracing ourselves against the advancing penultimate act that foreshadows our sorrowful ultimate demise. It is foolish to deny our destiny. We must play life’s mocking game to the predetermined finish line. Every twist and turn is perilous. Fate is comparable to walking on black ice: we are eventually bound to slip. The untiring testing hand of fate will trip each of us up on one or more occasion before it delivers its fatal blow.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

John M. Sheehan
“The Whisper Of Too Late

As a voice whispers from above as it did all of yesterday's chances fading in the smoke of your demise like your words of today falling back into the abyss of your own free-will.”
John M. Sheehan

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“God poses no threat to me other than keeping me from being my own greatest threat.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough