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Doom Quotes

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Ernest Hemingway
“If people bring so much courage to this world the world has to kill them to break them, so of course it kills them. The world breaks every one and afterward many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry.”
Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms

Jim Morrison
“The future is uncertain but the end is always near.”
jim morrison

Terry Pratchett
“Over the centuries, mankind has tried many ways of combating the forces of evil... prayer, fasting, good works and so on. Up until Doom, no one seemed to have thought about the double-barrel shotgun. Eat leaden death, demon...”
Terry Pratchett

Jodi Picoult
“Do you know how sometimes - when you are riding your bike and you start skidding across sand, or when you miss a step and start tumbling down the stairs - you have those long, long seconds to know that you are going to be hurt, and badly?”
Jodi Picoult, My Sister's Keeper

George Eliot
“No evil dooms us hopelessly except the evil we love, and desire to continue in, and make no effort to escape from.”
George Eliot, Daniel Deronda

Ruta Sepetys
“How foolish to believe we are more powerful than the sea or the sky.”
Ruta Sepetys, Salt to the Sea

J.K. Franko
“You see, there are no pretty pink flowers in the woods at night.”
J.K. Franko, Eye for Eye

Victoria Aveyard
“They trained me for this. It's their own fault. They helped make their own doom.”
Victoria Aveyard, Red Queen

Thomas  Harris
“God's creatures who cried themselves to sleep stirred to cry again.”
Thomas Harris, The Silence of the Lambs

Димитър Димов
“И все по-ясно виждам, че нашият свят ще загине от алчността си.”
Dimitar Dimov, Тютюн

Leigh Bardugo
“Eat, Your Highness. "
"Everything tastes like doom, " he whispered.
"Then add salt.”
Leigh Bardugo, King of Scars

Henry Miller
“For a hundred years or more the world, our world, has been dying. And not one man, in these last hundred years or so, has been crazy enough to put a bomb up the asshole of creation and set it off. The world is rotting away, dying piecemeal. But it needs the coup de grace, it needs to be blown to smithereens. Not one of us is intact, and yet we have in us all the continents and the seas between the continents and the birds of the air. We are going to put it down ― the evolution of this world which has died but which has not been buried.”
Henry Miller, Tropic of Cancer

Erik Pevernagie
“If the doom of failure stifles some time the path of our life, it can pin us down like downtrodden aliens, while, meanwhile, the world around is erupting in joy and contentment. Let's go back then to the nuts and bolts and consult the core of our inner self. ("The grass was greener over there")”
Erik Pevernagie

Jenny Offill
“The only love that feels like love is the doomed kind. (Fun fact.)”
Jenny Offill, Dept. of Speculation
tags: doom, love

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“No destiny attacks us from outside. But, within him, man bears his fate and there comes a moment when he knows himself vulnerable; and then, as in a vertigo, blunder upon blunder lures him.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Night Flight

J.R.R. Tolkien
“The doom lies in yourself, not in your name.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Children of Húrin

H.P. Lovecraft
“No death, no doom, no anguish can arouse the surpassing despair which flows from a loss of identity.
- Through the Gates of the Silver Key
H.P. Lovecraft, The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath

Jennifer Niven
“I love the thrill of impending, weightless doom...”
Jennifer Niven, All the Bright Places

Donna Tartt
“But does it make any sense at all to know that it ends badly for all of us, even the happiest of us, and that we all lose everything that matters in the end-and yet to know as well, despite all this, as cruelly as the game is stacked, that it's possible to play it with a kind of joy?
To try to make some meaning out of all this seems unbelievably quaint. Maybe I only see a pattern because I've been staring too long. But then again, to paraphrase Boris, maybe I see a pattern because it's there.”
Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch

J.R.R. Tolkien
“Now when Túrin learnt from Finduilas of what had passed, he was wrathful, and he said to Gwindor: 'In love I hold you for your rescue and sake-keeping. But now you have done ill to me, friend, to betray my right name, and call my doom upon me, from which I would lie hid.'
But Gwindor answered: 'The doom lies in yourself, not in your name.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Children of Húrin

J.R.R. Tolkien
“He knew that all the hazards and perils were now drawing together to a point: the next day would be a day of doom, the day of final effort or disaster, the last gasp.”
J R R Tolkien

Brent Weeks
“Hope is the great deceiver. Hope is the piper who leads us sleepy to our slaughter.”
Brent Weeks, The Broken Eye

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“A single radio post still heard him. The only link between him and the world was a wave of music, a minor modulation. Not a lament, no cry, yet purest of sounds that ever spoke despair.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Night Flight

George Orwell
“...every human being is doomed to die, which is the greatest of all failures.”
George Orwell

Alfred Tennyson
“She saw the snowy poles of moonless Mars, That marvellous round of milky light Below Orion, and those double stars Whereof the one more bright

Is circled by the other”
Alfred Lord Tennyson, Tennyson's Poetry

Toba Beta
“Prehistory of mankind is way too horrible to be remembered.
But if we choose to ignore it, then we'll be doomed to repeat it.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

Vladimir Nabokov
“Queer, how I misinterpreted the designations of doom.”
Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita

Gabrielle Zevin
“You don't know much about guns, other than the guns you've used in video games, like Doom. And even when you play Doom, guns are not your weapon of choice. You prefer a chainsaw or a rocket launcher, weapons with more Grand Guignol-style thrills to them.”
Gabrielle Zevin, Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow

Milan Kundera
“Je finis donc par comprendre que ma révolte était illusoire, que ma dissemblance n'était plus perceptible que pour moi seul, invisible qu'elle était pour les autres.”
Milan Kundera, The Joke

“So this is my fate
I am doomed to remain
In this place that my crooked heart led
I won't be fooled again
From now on I know
Wisdom means to follow my head”
Ani Baker, Handsome Vanilla

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