Destroy Quotes

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Mikhail Bakunin
“The urge to destroy is also a creative urge.”
Mikhail Bakunin

Israelmore Ayivor
“7 things negative people will do to you. They will...
1. Demean your value;
2. Destroy your image
3. Drive you crazily!
4. Dispose your dreams!
5. Discredit your imagination!
6. Deframe your abilities and
7. Disbelieve your opinions!

Stay away from negative people!”
Israelmore Ayivor

Mary E. Pearson
“It can take years to mold a dream. It takes only a fraction of a second for it to be shattered.”
Mary E. Pearson, The Kiss of Deception

Tahereh Mafi
“I clench my fists and try not to scream and I tuck my friends in my heart and
revenge
I think
has never looked so sweet.”
Tahereh Mafi, Ignite Me

Sarah Kane
“They will love me for that which destroys me.”
Sarah Kane, 4.48 Psychosis

Robert G. Ingersoll
“Until every soul is freely permitted to investigate every book, and creed, and dogma for itself, the world cannot be free. Mankind will be enslaved until there is mental grandeur enough to allow each man to have his thought and say. This earth will be a paradise when men can, upon all these questions differ, and yet grasp each other's hands as friends. It is amazing to me that a difference of opinion upon subjects that we know nothing with certainty about, should make us hate, persecute, and despise each other. Why a difference of opinion upon predestination, or the trinity, should make people imprison and burn each other seems beyond the comprehension of man; and yet in all countries where Christians have existed, they have destroyed each other to the exact extent of their power. Why should a believer in God hate an atheist? Surely the atheist has not injured God, and surely he is human, capable of joy and pain, and entitled to all the rights of man. Would it not be far better to treat this atheist, at least, as well as he treats us?

Christians tell me that they love their enemies, and yet all I ask is—not that they love their enemies, not that they love their friends even, but that they treat those who differ from them, with simple fairness.

We do not wish to be forgiven, but we wish Christians to so act that we will not have to forgive them. If all will admit that all have an equal right to think, then the question is forever solved; but as long as organized and powerful churches, pretending to hold the keys of heaven and hell, denounce every person as an outcast and criminal who thinks for himself and denies their authority, the world will be filled with hatred and suffering. To hate man and worship God seems to be the sum of all the creeds.”
Robert G. Ingersoll, Some Mistakes of Moses

“IN THE HANDS OF MAN

He who creates a poison, also has the cure.
He who creates a virus, also has the antidote.
He who creates chaos, also has the ability to create peace.
He who sparks hate, also has the ability to transform it to love.
He who creates misery, also has the ability to destroy it with kindness.
He who creates sadness, also has the ability to to covert it to happiness.
He who creates darkness, can also be awakened to produce illumination.
He who spreads fear, can also be shaken to spread comfort.
Any problems created by the left hand of man,
Can also be solved with the right,
For he who manifests anything,
Also has the ability to
Destroy it.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Farley Mowat
“Whenever and wherever men have engaged in the mindless slaughter of animals (including other men), they have often attempted to justify their acts by attributing the most vicious or revolting qualities to those they would destroy; and the less reason there is for the slaughter, the greater the campaign for vilification.”
Farley Mowat, Never Cry Wolf

Zaman Ali
“Books have the power to create, destroy or change civilization.”
Zaman Ali, Humanity

Alexandre Dumas
“Yet man will never be perfect until he learns to create and destroy; he does know how to destroy, and that is half the battle.”
Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo

Suzanne Collins
“You don't destroy what you want to
acquire in the future.”
Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay

“Never judge someone's character based on the words of another. Instead, study the motives behind the words of the person casting the bad judgment. An honest woman can sell tangerines all day and remain a good person until she dies, but there will always be naysayers who will try to convince you otherwise. Perhaps this woman did not give them something for free, or at a discount. Perhaps too, that she refused to stand with them when they were wrong — or just stood up for something she felt was right. And also, it could be that some bitter women are envious of her, or that she rejected the advances of some very proud men. Always trust your heart. If the Creator stood before a million men with the light of a million lamps, only a few would truly see him because truth is already alive in their hearts. Truth can only be seen by those with truth in them. He who does not have Truth in his heart, will always be blind to her.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Pete Doherty
“I'm not going to be hardened by these people, to these things, I'm not going to let them destroy my feelings or my emotions.”
Pete Doherty

Anne Rice
“The spirit who inhabits her animates us all. Destroy the host, you destroy the power. The young die first; the old wither slowly; the eldest perhaps would go last. But she is the Queen of the Damned, and the Damned can't live without her.”
Anne Rice, The Queen of the Damned

Kami Garcia
“The anger welled inside me, with no where to go. I could feel it eating away at me. I knew if i didn't find a way to release it, it would destroy me.”
Kami Garcia, Sublimes creatures

Richard Dawkins
“Things exist either because they have recently come into existence or because they have qualities that made them unlikely to be destroyed in the past.”
Richard Dawkins, The Blind Watchmaker: Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe Without Design

Brandon Sanderson
“I’m going to destroy you, little man!" Sourcefield yelled after me. "I’ll rip you apart like a piece of tissue paper in a hurricane!"
"Wow," I said, reaching an intersection and taking cover by an old mailbox.
"What?" Tia asked.
"That was a really good metaphor.”
Brandon Sanderson, Firefight

Alain de Botton
“There is no one more likely to destroy us than the person we marry.”
Alain de Botton, The Course of Love

Frank Beddor
“Only the previous day, Arch had found him in a spirit-dance corral, blistering the creatures to the point of death, such was his need to touch and destroy.”
Frank Beddor, Seeing Redd

Jerry Stahl
“Destroy your life; then put it back together.You'll get great material, meet some fascinating characters and – side benefit – the skills you develop will give you greater compassion, insight and range with the people you create on the page – or run into off of it.”
Jerry Stahl

Virginia Woolf
“But love – don’t we all talk a great deal of nonsense about it? What does one mean? ... It’s only a story one makes up in one’s mind about another person, and one knows all the time it isn’t true. Of course one knows; why, one’s always taking care not to destroy the illusion.”
Virginia Woolf

“Evil surrounding can destroy a Good soul.”
Udayveer Singh

Akshay Vasu
“A true romance is not something that happens between the skins. It is something that burns our souls beautifully and leaves us craving to be destroyed even more.”
Akshay Vasu, The Abandoned Paradise: Unraveling the beauty of untouched thoughts and dreams

“As if you gave your heart to autumn, for
What it destroys never blossoms again”
Zubair Ahsan

Rachel Hartman
“The world is surprisingly hard to destroy.”
Rachel Hartman, Tess of the Road

“To re-create yourself, you have to destroy yourselves first.”
Bindu Madhav Tata

“Civilization has taken the animal out of man, and unleashed it into the world.”
Anthony T. Hincks

“Immigrants built our great nation, and racists & bigots will destroy it.”
Anthony T. Hincks

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“The purpose of my purpose is not to destroy my purpose, although we can be rather purposeful in doing exactly that.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

“You cannot build your own house, while busy destroying your neighbour’s.”
Gift Gugu Mona

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