Doomed Quotes

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John Green
“I'm in love with you," he said quietly.

"Augustus," I said.

"I am," he said. He was staring at me, and I could see the corners of his eyes crinkling. "I'm in love with you, and I'm not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things. I'm in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we're all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we'll ever have, and I am in love with you.”
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

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

Viv Albertine
“I love that word. Forever. I love that forever doesn't exist, but we have a word for it anyway, and use it all the time. It's beautiful and doomed.”
Viv Albertine, Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys

“So many sing out of tune and need a little help from their friends, but this may not suffice. Everyone should, thus, leave their ivory tower, now and then, and roll up their sleeves to help the sheeple to break the mold, those who have been doomed to remain unconstructed and unfit to experience revivifying awareness and gratifying conditions. (“Bread and Satellite”)”
Erik Pevernagie

“If we don’t stay hungry for attention and awareness, our life is doomed to remain bare and fallow. ("Love lying fallow ").”
Erik Pevernagie

Ann Aguirre
“Mother Mary of Anabolic Grace, we got Teras incoming?” He levels angry blue eyes on me. “You’re a hex, lady, dark luck, powerful bad juju, ken?”
“Only to people who try to kidnap me,” I tell him sweetly, and March snorts, so I feel obliged to add, “Or rescue me…” And then Dina makes a pfft sound. “Or who travel with me…” My gaze sweeps around the darkened interior, trying to find an ally, but nobody will hold my eyes more than two seconds, it seems. “Fine, frag you all, I’m dark juju, bad luck, and you’re all doomed.”
Ann Aguirre, Grimspace

“In theory, sure, Gregor could still go home. Pack up his three-year-old sister, Boots, get his mom out of the hospital, where she was recovering from the plague, and have his bat, Ares, fly them back up to the laudry room of their appartment building in New York City. Ares, his bond, who saved his life numerous times and who had had nothing but suffering since he had met Gregor. He tried to imagine the parting. "Well, Ares, it's been great. I'm heading home now. I know by leaving I'm completely dooming to annihilation everbody who's helped me down here, but I'm really not up for this whole war thing anymore. So, fly you high, you know?" Like that would ever happen.”
Suzanne Collins, Gregor and the Code of Claw

Jennifer Donnelly
“Can't you see that the courage to risk, to dare, to toss that gold coin up in the air over and over again, win or lose, is what makes humans human? They are fragile, doomed creatures, blinder than worms yet braver than the gods.”
Jennifer Donnelly, Stepsister

Grant Morrison
“Look at us! Are we not proof that there is no good, no evil, no truth, no reason? Are we not proof that the universe is a drooling idiot with no fashion sense - Mr Nobody on the fundamental philosophy of the Brotherhood of DADA”
Grant Morrison, Doom Patrol, Vol. 2: The Painting That Ate Paris

Joseph Conrad
“I remember staying to look at it for a long time, as one would linger within reach of a consoling whisper. The sky was pearly grey. It was one of those overcast days so rare in the tropics, in which memories crowd upon one, memories of other shores, of other faces.”
Joseph Conrad, Lord Jim

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

Iris Murdoch
“Your infatuation will end in tears.”
Iris Murdoch, The Message to the Planet

Anna Kavan
“All at once I feel desperate, outraged. Why am I alone doomed to spend nights of torment, with an unseen jailer, when all the rest of the world sleeps peacefully? By what laws have I been tried and condemned, without my knowledge, and to such a heavy sentence, too, when I do not even know of what or by whom I have been indicted? A wild impulse comes to me to protest, to demand a hearing, to refuse to submit any longer to such injustice. But to whom can one appeal when one does not even know where to find the judge? How can one ever hope to prove one’s innocence when there is no means of knowing of what one has been accused? No, there’s no justice for people like us in the world: all that we can do is to suffer as bravely as possible and put our oppressors to shame.”
Anna Kavan, Asylum Piece

Taylor Caldwell
“Everyone living is doomed”
Taylor Caldwell

James T. Farrell
“He had a picture in his mind of Studs Lonigan courageously telling life and the world to stick itself up it's old tomato.”
James T. Farrell, Studs Lonigan
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Iris Murdoch
“Sometimes one feels suddenly doomed by fate.”
Iris Murdoch, The Black Prince

Euripides
“Hurry, come hold me, though I am dead. Shed tears on my body as on my grave.”
Euripides, Electra

Thor Benson
“They say if you don't know your history, you're doomed to repeat it. Unfortunately, most Americans can't even figure out what's going on in the present.”
Thor Benson

Garth Risk Hallberg
“And why love things you were destined to lose? Why let yourself feel things if the feelings were doomed to die?”
Garth Risk Hallberg

Traci Chee
“Sentiment makes fools of us all.”
Traci Chee, The Speaker

Jason Medina
“I have complete faith that the government will find another way to screw us over and keep us trapped in the Infected Zone.”
Jason Medina, The Manhattanville Incident: An Undead Novel

Iris Murdoch
“I was born to be nothing and to have nothing.”
Iris Murdoch, Henry and Cato

Iris Murdoch
“All this had happened before, perhaps a million times, and because of this was doomed. There was no ordinary future any more, only this ecstatic tormented terrified present. The future had passed through the present like a sword. We were already, even eye to eye and lip to lip, deep in the horrors to come.”
Iris Murdoch, The Black Prince

Iris Murdoch
“Oh, all right, perhaps it wasn't all your fault, I was just doomed from the start.”
Iris Murdoch, The Message to the Planet

Jason Medina
“They knew if they remained in the city for much longer, they would be stuck and eventually run out of food. Their only hope of survival was to leave the city and meet up with the others.”
Jason Medina, The Manhattanville Incident: An Undead Novel

Iris Murdoch
“I'll never be happy, how can you love me, I'm awful, I'm covered with spiders, I'm doomed.”
Iris Murdoch, The Message to the Planet

Garth Risk Hallberg
“Despite which, Charlie seems doomed to stumble around in the dark, clutching pieces of a puzzle he still can't see.”
Garth Risk Hallberg, City on Fire

Noor Al-Shanti
“A small, decorative dagger was embedded in her stomach. She was doomed. Even still, Hawk could not leave her.”
Noor Al-Shanti, Children of the Dead City

Romain Gary
“You see, deep in their hearts they’re convinced that a colonization that doesn't end in a seditious movement and massacres is not a successful colonization. Perhaps they’re right, in a way.”
Romain Gary, The Roots of Heaven

“I haven't known up 'till now why I do not want to go. But now I do know. [...] Because this is the ship that they say is unsinkable,' she replied, 'and that is flying in the face of the Almighty. That ship will never reach the other side.”
Eva Hart, A Girl Aboard the Titanic: The Remarkable Memoir of Eva Hart, a 7-year-old Survivor of the Titanic Disaster

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