Destroyed Quotes

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Banana Yoshimoto
“As I grow older, much older, I will experience many things, and I will hit rock bottom again and again. Again and again I will suffer; again and again I will get back on my feet. I will not be defeated. I won't let my spirit be destroyed.”
Banana Yoshimoto, Kitchen

Federico García Lorca
“But hurry, let's entwine ourselves as one, our mouth broken, our soul bitten by love, so time discovers us safely destroyed.”
Federico Garcia Lorca

Cassandra Clare
“Once there was a boy,” said Jace.

Clary interrupted immediately. “A Shadowhunter boy?”

“Of course.” For a moment a bleak amusement colored his voice. Then it was gone. “When the boy was six years old, his father gave him a falcon to train. Falcons are raptors – killing birds, his father told him, the Shadowhunters of the sky.

“The falcon didn’t like the boy, and the boy didn’t like it, either. Its sharp beak made him nervous, and its bright eyes always seemed to be watching him. It would slash at him with beak and talons when he came near: For weeks his wrists and hands were always bleeding. He didn’t know it, but his father had selected a falcon that had lived in the wild for over a year, and thus was nearly impossible to tame. But the boy tried, because his father told him to make the falcon obedient, and he wanted to please his father.

“He stayed with the falcon constantly, keeping it awake by talking to it and even playing music to it, because a tired bird was meant to be easier to tame. He learned the equipment: the jesses, the hood, the brail, the leash that bound the bird to his wrist. He was meant to keep the falcon blind, but he couldn’t bring himself to do it – instead he tried to sit where the bird could see him as he touched and stroked its wings, willing it to trust him. Hee fed it from his hand, and at first it would not eat. Later it ate so savagely that its beak cut the skin of his palm. But the boy was glad, because it was progress, and because he wanted the bird to know him, even if the bird had to consume his blood to make that happen.

“He began to see that the falcon was beautiful, that its slim wings were built for the speed of flight, that it was strong and swift, fierce and gentle. When it dived to the ground, it moved like likght. When it learned to circle and come to his wrist, he neary shouted with delight Sometimes the bird would hope to his shoulder and put its beak in his hair. He knew his falcon loved him, and when he was certain it was not just tamed but perfectly tamed, he went to his father and showed him what he had done, expecting him to be proud.

“Instead his father took the bird, now tame and trusting, in his hands and broke its neck. ‘I told you to make it obedient,’ his father said, and dropped the falcon’s lifeless body to the ground. ‘Instead, you taught it to love you. Falcons are not meant to be loving pets: They are fierce and wild, savage and cruel. This bird was not tamed; it was broken.’

“Later, when his father left him, the boy cried over his pet, until eventually his father sent a servant to take the body of the bird away and bury it. The boy never cried again, and he never forgot what he’d learned: that to love is to destroy, and that to be loved is to be the one destroyed.”
Cassandra Clare, City of Bones

Ray Bradbury
“For if we're destroyed, the knowledge is dead...We're nothing more than dust jackets for many pages to a person...”
Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

“Everybody is equally weak on the inside, just that some present their ruins as new castles and become kings –”
Simona Panova, Nightmarish Sacrifice

Janet Evanovich
“Babe, you've destroyed a car, burned down two buildings, stapled a guy's nuts, and you have sixteen stitches in your leg. Take a night off. Have a glass of wine, watch some television, and go to bed early."
Janet Evanovich, Lean Mean Thirteen

T.J. Klune
“I'm not depressed!'
she looked him up and down. 'You aren't? Why on earth not?”
T.J. Klune, The House in the Cerulean Sea

Jo Nesbø
“To have the chance of being loved we have to take a chance on being destroyed inside”
Jo Nesbø, The Devil's Star

Luke Rhinehart
“And it's his illusions about what
constitutes the real world which are inhibiting him...His reality, his reason, his society ... These are what must be destroyed”
Luke Rhineheart

Iris Murdoch
“I'm made for misery, misery, misery, I'm made to be destroyed!”
Iris Murdoch, The Message to the Planet

Jyoti Patel
“What if I tell you
my world collapsed
seeing you walk away,
what if I tell you that
the sky tear apart
in your absence,
what if I tell you
my world gets destroyed
in the silence between us
- ruined”

Nitya Prakash
“I just want to thank all those who've destroyed me into the person I am today.”
Nitya Prakash

Steven Magee
“I always wanted to be like Steve Austin, the six million dollar man. I got my wish when professional astronomy destroyed my health and sent me down the path of having to rebuild my body in the USA.”
Steven Magee

Chelsea G. Summers
“This man, this Casimir, which is the name of the young man in question - and it should have told me something, a dirty translation of it means "destroyer of peace" - was nothing to me, a single blip in the Morse code of my life, something too brief to read. He was a phoneme, a dangling modifier, a printer's orphan.”
Chelsea G. Summers, A Certain Hunger

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“The pathology of greed is always greater than the object that greed pursues. Therefore, anything obtained by greed will eventually be killed by the very greed that worked so diligently to possess it. Hence, the pathology.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

“Indolence has destroyed the arts.”

Nitya Prakash
“He didn’t Hit her, but destroyed everything she had! I don’t know if She realised it was abuse, because it wasn’t physical. It was Mental!”
Nitya Prakash, Letters to Mira!

Mumtaz Mufti
“اندر سے ایک آواز اٹھتی ۔ بول تیرا جیون کس کام آیا ؟ وہ سوچ ہار جاتی، پر اس کا جواب ذہن میں نہ آتا۔ الجھے الجھے خیال الجھاتے۔ مجھے چمن سے اکھیڑا ۔ بیل بنا کر اک درخت کے گرد گھمایا اور اب اس درخت کو اکھیڑ پھینکا ۔ بیل مٹی میں مل گئی ۔ اب یہ کس کے گرد گھومے ؟ بول میراجیون کس کام آیا۔”
Mumtaz Mufti, Samay Ka Bandhan / سمے کا بندھن

Noor Al-Shanti
“All of those plans had been destroyed by the arrogant charity of a King.”
Noor Al-Shanti, Children of the Dead City

Nitya Prakash
“But my thoughts destroyed me before anyone else could.”
Nitya Prakash

Jason Medina
“Once his brain was destroyed, the Fox Serum Virus could no longer control his body. He was dead and would not be reanimated.”
Jason Medina, The Manhattanville Incident: An Undead Novel

Iris Murdoch
“He felt indestructible because destroyed.”
Iris Murdoch, The Sacred and Profane Love Machine

Steven Magee
“After informing the management team at Dartmouth College that I was keeping daily records of the behavioral problems I was observing in all staff that I supervised, they insisted those records be destroyed.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“It is going to be a sad legacy of mankind that a group of toxic nerds destroyed society.”
Steven Magee

Stacey Ballis
“The situation is simple. If you want to keep our business, we'd like a different project manager. One who doesn't act like she thinks we're stupid, or insufferable. Someone who doesn't act like she hates working with us."
A red haze falls over my eyes. I've never been anything but respectful with these jackasses. I've been friendly and calm and accommodating. But this? This running to my bosses and tattling like spoiled children? Asking to have me removed because I told them that I want to build their stupid house so that it doesn't fall down? This is major bullshit, and my blood pressure soars. My carefully-fought-for bit of restraint that I've been struggling so hard to maintain shatters into a zillion pieces. And before I know it, words are flying out the front of my head.
"Mr. and Mrs. Manning, everyone here at MacMurphy wants you to be happy with your experience. And you should absolutely work with someone you connect with. I recommend Liam Murphy, he's your kind of ass-kissing suck-up guy. He will tell you what you want to hear, one hundred percent of the time. He will built your monstrous tasteless house and fill it with your cut-rate special-deal fell-off-the-truck fixtures that your buddies pawn off on you. He'll never tell you that you are building something with built-in lack of resale value due to your appallingly bad taste, and that you are doing it at a price nearly twice what the market in that neighborhood will ever bear. He can be the one to ignore your calls in two years when your screening room walls sprout black mold and your ghastly gold-flecked marble backsplash cracks in half as the kitchen settles six inches into your unstable leaky basement. As for your perception that I act like I think you are stupid and insufferable and I hate working with you? Let me assure you. That? Is no act.”
Stacey Ballis, Recipe for Disaster

Ehsan Sehgal
“You don't know the pain that I suffered from -
I was not aware of the destruction that destroyed my life”
Ehsan Sehgal

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Weeds are the things that choose to be persistent despite the reality that they’re going to get pulled.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Our humanity is global. You will find this shared humanity indomitably present in every circumstance of life. Therefore, if we dare to appeal to the commonality of our shared humanity as our primary and unrelenting endeavor, we would utterly transform what is being completely destroyed.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Steven Magee
“Building new homes in an area that was previously destroyed by hurricane Ian may be regarded as a form of insanity.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“The Florida hurricane Ian disaster showed that small islands had the largest destroyed areas and loss of life.”
Steven Magee

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