Destroyed Quotes

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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

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

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

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

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

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

A. Zavarelli
“I never realized how empty my life had really become until I had him in it. He did that to me. He said I wrecked him, but he completely destroyed me. Everything was fine when I was alone. When I didn’t have to feel or think or care about someone else. Sure I was sad and broken, but I was okay. Now, I’m anything but.”
A. Zavarelli, Crow

“One of the major destruction of man is distraction”
Steven Chuks Nwaokeke

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“In my impatience I become convinced that this desire of mine should have been fulfilled yesterday, when it belongs to a tomorrow that yesterday would have killed had I had my way.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Marie Lu
“My Christmas ornament and Dad's painting had been destroyed, but just because they were destroyed doesn't mean some traces of them, however small and broken, weren't left behind. And if there are enough pieces, you can see what the original object was supposed to be.”
Marie Lu, Warcross

Jessica Khoury
“Don’t you understand? It’s forbidden, Aladdin! We jinn must abide by many rules, but first among them, most important of all, we must never fall in love with a human!”
He catches his breath, swallowing hard. “And do you always follow the rules?”
“I—” Casting my gaze skyward, I draw a deep breath, searching for words among the stars. “It’s not about that. Do you know what kind of destruction we would cause? Have you not heard the story of your own people, how their city was destroyed, how thousands died? It was not hate that sparked the war between your people and mine, Aladdin. It was love. I held hands with Roshana the Wise and called her sister, and those words set our world on fire!”
There it is. My greatest shame, laid bare. The truth lies between us like broken glass. Surely now he sees what I truly am: a betrayer, a monster, an enemy. Aladdin stares at me, his face softening.
“That wasn’t your fault,” he says. “Loving someone is never wrong. And like you said, it’s not a choice. It just happens, and we’re all helpless in its power.”
“That doesn’t change the fact that the consequences are disastrous. As the poets say, shake hands with a jinni, and you shake hands with death.”
Jessica Khoury, The Forbidden Wish

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“The strewn and tangled wreckage that litters our lives is the precious raw material from which great beginnings are forged.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Ashley Jade
“It was then that I realized.
There are a thousand ways to break a girl...but it only takes one to kill her.

-Alyssa 'Blame It on the Pain”
Ashley Jade, Blame It on the Pain

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“If the light we have is continually engulfed by the darkness in a way that makes the darkness even darker, maybe we should think about getting our light from Someone else before it gets a whole lot darker.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Jason Medina
“She could see the destroyed remnants of the George Washington Bridge and kept preparing for the flash and mushroom cloud, but it did not come. In a way, she was slightly disappointed.”
Jason Medina, The Manhattanville Incident: An Undead Novel

Christina Engela
“When facts are misrepresented in order to serve an opinion or to promote it aggressively - especially an opinion which demonstrably results in people being victimized, persecuted, and their lives destroyed in many places in the world, it should be a matter of concern to everyone who wants people to be treated equally, fairly and justly.”
Christina Engela

Rick Yancey
“It wasn't about saving us. And it wasn't about enslaving us or herding us into reservations. It was about killing us. All of us.”
Rick Yancey

Jason Medina
“Military jets sank The Intrepid and blew up the entire pier.”
Jason Medina, The Manhattanville Incident: An Undead Novel

Jason Medina
“Those bastards have absolutely no regard for history! Why not just bomb the whole city and be done with it?”
Jason Medina, The Manhattanville Incident: An Undead Novel

Dada Bhagwan
“There is no such thing as destruction in this world. Eternal Thing [vastu] is not destroyed, its phase state (avastha) is destroyed.”
Dada Bhagwan

“One of the major destruction of man is distraction”
Steven Chuks Nwakokeke

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!

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

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

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

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

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