Ruined Quotes

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Leah Raeder
“Who fixes broken people? Is it only other broken people, ones who've already been ruined? And do we need to be fixed? It was the messiness and hurt in our pasts that drove us, and that same hurt connected us at a subdermal level, the kind of scars written so deeply in your cells that you can't even see them anymore, only recognize them in someone else.”
Leah Raeder, Unteachable

Anita Brookner
“Dr Weiss, at forty, knew that her life had been ruined by literature”
Anita Brookner, A Start in Life

Amy Tintera
“Kind, reasonable, thoughtful. It wasn't 'love' or an admission of wild, passionate feelings, but he realized he liked her three words more. 'Love' would have been easy, another easy lie in a long line of lies. 'Love' would be easy to dismiss.”
Amy Tintera, Ruined

Amy Tintera
“Of course I wasn't pretending!” The words exploded out of her before she could stop them. Heat spread across her cheeks.
Cas's mouth had been open, ready with a reply, and he snapped it shut.
She cleared her throat. She'd already embarrassed herself horribly, might as well finish it off. “I fully intended to ignore you, but it turns out you're very hard to ignore. I never pretended to feel anything for you, Cas. All of that was real, and definitely never part of the plan. And I should have...” A lump formed in her throat, and she swallowed, her voice shaking. “I should have warned you about the attack. I should have trusted you. I'm sorry.”
Amy Tintera, Ruined

“I’ve never considered myself a femme fatale as I’ve never seduced anyone and ruined their lives. At least as far as I know.”
Scarlett Johansson

Amy Tintera
“You underestimate yourself if you think any woman would have to pretend to have feelings for you.”
Amy Tintera, Ruined

Elizabeth Hoyt
“She'd never find another man like him as long as she lived. He was ruining her for any other, and the pleasure of it was beyond bearing.”
Elizabeth Hoyt, Thief of Shadows
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Sophocles
“This is Electra. Brilliant no more.”
Sophocles, Electra

“She's ruined, oh but she's a masterpiece.”
Renesmee Stormer

Iris Murdoch
“. . . darkness was staining all the intricate channels of what had once seemed so perfect.”
Iris Murdoch, The Sacred and Profane Love Machine

Mehmet Murat ildan
“When people whose lives have turned into ruins wander through the ruins, we can easily see that life has treated the ruins much better!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Prachi Prangya Agasti
“Maybe he would ruin her like the waves crashes the shore, but nothing was more beautiful for her than wanting to be wrecked into his demise. In his ruins she breathed to exist.”
Prachi Prangya Agasti
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“Sometimes you like to keep stuff bottled up, but that is not the best policy.”
Aireen C. Pontillo

Billy Collins
“Building with Its Face Blown Off

How suddenly the private
is revealed in a bombed-out city,
how the blue and white striped wallpaper

of a second story bedroom is now
exposed to the lightly falling snow
as if the room had answered the explosion

wearing only its striped pajamas.
Some neighbors and soldiers
poke around in the rubble below

and stare up at the hanging staircase,
the portrait of a grandfather,
a door dangling from a single hinge.

And the bathroom looks almost embarrassed
by its uncovered ochre walls,
the twisted mess of its plumbing,

the sink sinking to its knees,
the ripped shower curtain,
the torn goldfish trailing bubbles.

It's like a dollhouse view
as if a child on its knees could reach in
and pick up the bureau, straighten a picture.

Or it might be a room on a stage
in a play with no characters,
no dialogue or audience,

no beginning, middle, and end–
just the broken furniture in the street,
a shoe among the cinder blocks,

a light snow still falling
on a distant steeple, and people
crossing a bridge that still stands.

And beyong that–crows in a tree,
the statue of a leader on a horse,
and clouds that look like smoke,

and even farther on, in another country
on a blanket under a shade tree,
a man pouring wine into two glasses

and a woman sliding out
the wooden pegs of a wicker hamper
filled with bread, cheese, and several kinds of olives.”
Billy Collins, The Trouble With Poetry - And Other Poems

Iris Murdoch
“For me, nothing can ever be well again.”
Iris Murdoch, The Green Knight

Laura Kasischke
“There are daisies
In the ruined garden, still blooming strangely”
Laura Kasischke, Space, in Chains

Nitya Prakash
“Past and caste have ruined 80% lives.”
Nitya Prakash

Nitya Prakash
“Life is pretty stress free once you've ruined everything that matters.”
Nitya Prakash

Iris Murdoch
“She had inhibited her sympathy, one genuine sympathetic impulse would have ruined her.”
Iris Murdoch, The Message to the Planet

Nitya Prakash
“We ruined each other by being together. We destroyed each other’s dreams.”
Nitya Prakash

Nitya Prakash
“Some people are ruined forever for any other hands.”
Nitya Prakash

Iris Murdoch
“How irrevocably spoilt, down to its minutest detail, his world was now. Even the countryside was spoilt, the animals, the birds, the flowers. There was nowhere to run to.”
Iris Murdoch, The Sacred and Profane Love Machine

Bodhi Smith
“it is a shame that so many beautiful places have become immensely popular within the past 3-4 years...they are being plastered all over the internet making people want to go and see them, especially photographers...and its a further shame that so many photographers only want to take pictures, with the goal to share to their social media sites and get likes, sponsors, and money...ironically how before that, like just 4 years ago, you seldom saw many images of unknown places, and most people had no clue where these spots where...now these special places are becoming less unique as they get more and more coverage and exposure, becoming less and less mystical to the art-world...

it is also a further shame how many of these photographers only care about themselves and getting their picture at any cost, including the cost of damaging their natural surroundings with their ignorance...and my god, the stuff i have seen them do and leave behind in their wake is appalling...and more and more all the reason for why i will not disclose anymore the places where i go now that are unknown treasures which i have been discovering, so these new photo sites do not ever have to become overrun like so many other beautiful places have regrettably become, all due to inconsiderate and selfish people with their selfish cameras and cellphones, and selfish actions, those annoying people out there who are merely like pesky fleas to a very beautiful location, sucking the blood and life out of it slowly...

i feel partially to blame, as i used to always give people locations of my photo comps, so many of the places not many knew about and were rarely visited, let alone photographed...there were spots i photographed over 5 years ago, and now many of these sites are overrun with greed and stupidity, getting trashed, tagged, and overrun. i know i am not directly to blame, but i was part of the problem even though i was only trying to help out other courteous photographers, but in the process of doing just that, the door opened to the ugly people looking to use others and use places for their own greedy intentions...i would even give them the gps to within 5 feet of the spot if they asked me...i was always so open and as helpful as i could be...also gave out all my camera settings and told how i went about creating my impressions with my equipment and thoughts about the composition...

now look what has happened...i am not to blame, but i do carry much of the responsibility as word got out to these previously secluded locations...so now, i want no part of it anymore. and even-though now i often get called selfish and mean for not disclosing my locations, i must do what i feel is necessary to protect what i love and the places i love.”
Bodhi Smith, Bodhi Smith Impressionist Photography

Steven Magee
“Professional astronomy ruined my life.”
Steven Magee

Iris Murdoch
“Why did I ever leave them, what was I fleeing from? What spoilt scene that I could not then endure?”
Iris Murdoch, The Nice and the Good

Lailah Gifty Akita
“The ruined soul is restored through the redemption grace of repentance.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Amanda Littrell
“Completely ruined, I thought. Normal was out the window and floating to the stars.”
Amanda Littrell, Keeping Her Toy

Nenia Campbell
“He was going to destroy her. He nearly had before, but his vanity and his egocentrism had rendered him too myopic to truly see into the heart of her and do the damage that he'd craved. This time, she would not escape unscathed; he was going to make her suffer and do it so well that she might even grow to crave it—until it sent her plummeting. Until it left her broken and bleeding.

Until he ripped her heart out.”
Nenia Campbell, Quid Pro Quo

Amy Tintera
“You told me once that you didn't really expect to make it out of the Lera castle alive,' Olivia said. 'So this is fitting, right? This is how it was always supposed to go.' She looked from Em to the soldiers and back again, a sad smile on her face. 'I don't think I ever really expected to make it out of this alive either.”
Amy Tintera, Allied

Amy Tintera
“We're not the ones who live, Em. We're the ones who fight alone, so others can live better.”
Amy Tintera, Allied

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