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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

J.R.R. Tolkien
“I must indeed abide the Doom of Men whether I will or nill: the loss and the silence. But I say to you, King of the Numenoreans, not till now have I understood the tale of your people and their fall. As wicked fools I scorned them, but I pity them at last. For if this is indeed, as the Elves say, the gift of the One to Men, it is bitter to receive.”
J.R R. Tolkien

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

Iris Murdoch
“I know people can be awful dooms for each other.”
Iris Murdoch, The Black Prince

Joseph Roth
“It was quite obvious, it was, as people say, as clear as day, that Lieutenant Trotta, the grandson of the hero of Solferino, was partly bringing about the doom of others, partly being pulled under by those who were themselves going down, and, in any case, that he was one of those unhappy beings on whom an evil power had cast its evil eye.”
Joseph Roth, The Radetzky March
tags: doom

Iris Murdoch
“That art gives charm to terrible things is perhaps its glory, perhaps its curse. Art is a doom.”
Iris Murdoch, The Black Prince

Hunter S. Thompson
“Most smart people tend to feel queasy when the conversation turns to things like "certain death" and "total failure" and the idea of a "doomed generation." But not me. I am comfortable with these themes. There is nothing new about them, except when they come all at once. Any conversation that can make smart people confront a mix of Death, Doom, and Failure with a straight face is probably worth listening in on. They don't come around real often, and when they do it almost always means that at least two of the people doing the talking are in very serious trouble.”
Hunter S. Thompson, Generation of Swine: Tales of Shame and Degradation in the '80's

J.R.R. Tolkien
“Great heart!' said Turambar. 'Happy was the choice that took you for a helper!' But even
as he spoke, a great stone hurtled from above and smote Hunthor on the head, and he fell
into the water, and so ended: not the least valiant of the House of Haleth. Then Turambar
cried: Alas! It is ill to walk in my shadow! Why did I seek aid? For now you are alone, O
Master of Doom, as you should have known it must be. Now conquer alone!”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Children of Húrin

Orhan Pamuk
“Initially, the talk of misery spreads throughout the neighborhood, becoming in turn the rumor of ill-fortune and later the certainty of doom.”
Orhan Pamuk, My Name Is Red

“Typhus was raging and even some at the Danish consulate were infected.... The pharmacies, running out of medicines, sold Orthodox amulets, and people were instructed to tie their sleeves tightly at the wrist so as to prevent lice from creeping in. Former ladies-in-waiting were sleeping on the floor, with eleven former aristocrats sharing one room. A feeling of doom was spreading all over the city, like typhus itself.”
John Curtis Perry, The Flight of the Romanovs: A Family Saga

“Those who fail to learn from the past abate its triumphs.”
Rayvern White

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