Doom Quotes

Quotes tagged as "doom" (showing 1-30 of 95)
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

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

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

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

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

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
“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

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

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

Aaron Dries
“But lurking behind every summer was a fall just waiting to happen.”
Aaron Dries, The Fallen Boys

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

Michael A. Ferro
“Imagine if you will—and you will—a mushroom cloud bigger than anything that you currently see out that window. Imagine jet planes and bombers the size of apartment complexes dropping technological marvels of deconstruction upon this city, this world, all around the epicenter of a blooming death cloud. Imagine that mushroom coming to a head, knowing that it is filled with unimaginable heat and concrete, dust, papers—human faces, eyes, and brains. Gray matter filling the radioactive cloud with electricity as all that is inside us leaves us and becomes one with the mushroom. Glass will melt and connect with steel, and we will melt and connect with each other as everything that made us whole is criminally dissected and rearranged. Everything below us, from the sewer tunnels to the subway line, will be consumed into the cloud and jettisoned into the stratosphere, where it will become nothing but silken ash, hardened to a black substance, and turned back to a black dust, transfixed into a black nothing. A stinking, glowing crater all that remains of where you had your first kiss and told someone that you loved them. A mess of a world where everything you’ve ever done quickly becomes all that you’ll ever do.”
Michael A. Ferro, TITLE 13: A Novel

Melika Dannese Lux
“ 'I’ve seen its other side. I know what lives here, what’s been slumbering for so long.”
 A hollow pit opened up where Roger’s heart was supposed to be. “How would you know that?”
 “I woke it up.”
Melika Dannese Lux, Deadmarsh Fey

“Legalise drugs and murder.”
Jus Oborn

Jason Medina
“I am sorry to say that Manhattan is officially lost to us. We fear the connecting boroughs may be next. Pray for us.”
Jason Medina, The Manhattanville Incident: An Undead Novel

Penny Hancock
“I was filled with a sense of doom that dragged my heart down into my boots”
Penny Hancock, A Trick of the Mind

George R.R. Martin
“They held each other close and turned their backs upon the end.
The hills that split asunder and the black that ate the skies;
The flames that shot so high and hot that even dragons burned;
Would never be the final sights that fell upon their eyes.
A fly upon a wall, the waves the sea wind whipped and churned —
The city of a thousand years, and all that men had learned;
The Doom consumed it all alike, and neither of them turned"
―Tyrion Lannister and Jorah Mormont, quoting a poem about the Doom”
George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

P.C. Hodgell
“Men said afterward that no blacker night had ever fallen...The wind roared through the city, ripping up slates, clawing at the houses until those within feared that not a wall would stand until morning. They thought they heard voices wailing high above the earth, and those who peered out swore that they saw terrible things as the north wind, the demon wind, bore southward the nightmares of a dying land.”
P.C. Hodgell, God Stalk

James Baldwin
“The Americans have no sense of doom, none whatever. They do not recognize doom when they see it.”
James Baldwin, Giovanni's Room

Neal Shusterman
“One hundred and thirty IQ points all focused on cooking up doom. Lev can't hope to compete with that.”
Neal Shusterman, Unwind
tags: doom, iq

J.R.R. Tolkien
“Indeed the mind of Ilúvatar concerning you is not known to the Valar, and he has not revealed all things that are to come. But this we hold to be true, that your home is not here, neither in the Land of Aman nor anywhere within the Circles of the World. And the Doom of Men, that they should depart, was at first a gift of Ilúvatar. It became a grief to them only because coming under the shadow of Morgoth it seemed to them that they were surrounded by a great darkness, of which they were afraid; and some grew wilful and proud and would not yield, until life was reft from them. We who bear the ever-mounting burden of the years do not clearly understand this; but if that grief has returned to trouble you, as you say, then we fear that the Shadow arises once more and grows again in your hearts. Therefore, though you be the Dúnedain, fairest of Men, who escaped from the Shadow of old and fought valiantly against it, we say to you: Beware! The will of Eru may not be gainsaid; and the Valar bid you earnestly not to withhold the trust to which you are called, lest soon it become again a bond by which you are constrained. Hope rather that in the end even the least of your desires shall have fruit. The love of Arda was set in your hearts by Ilúvatar, and he does not plant to no purpose.”
J.R.R. Tolkien
tags: doom, eru, fate, men

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