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

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

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

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

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

“Indolence has destroyed the arts.”

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

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

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!

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

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

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
“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

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“We don’t necessarily want to do the ‘right thing’ because it’s not our ‘right thing.’ And maybe when we reach the point where we’ve blown up our lives so much that we can no longer deny that we’ve blown up our lives, we’ll finally admit that anything other than the ‘right thing’ will always turn out to be the ‘wrong thing.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

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

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”

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

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