Destruction Quotes

11 of the best book quotes about destruction
  1. #1
    I wanted to destroy everything beautiful I’d never have.
  2. #2
    Ruin, eldest daughter of Zeus, she blinds us all, that fatal madness—she with those delicate feet of hers, never touching the earth, gliding over the heads of men to trap us all. She entangles one man, now another.
    The Iliad
    King Agamemnon
  3. #3
    “As I stood at the door, on a sudden I beheld a stream of fire issue from an old and beautiful oak which stood about twenty yards from our house; and so soon as the dazzling light vanished, the oak had disappeared, and nothing remained but a blasted stump. When we visited it the next morning, we found the tree shattered in a singular manner. It was not splintered by the shock, but entirely reduced to thin ribbons of wood. I never beheld anything so utterly destroyed.”
  4. #4
    “The application of force alone, without support based on a spiritual concept, can never bring about the destruction of an idea or arrest the propagation of it, unless one is ready and able to ruthlessly to exterminate the last upholders of that idea even to a man, and also wipe out any tradition which it may tend to leave behind.”
  5. #5
    “Destroying things is much easier than making them.”
  6. #6
    “But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated.”
  7. #7
    Your pretty empire took so long to build, now, with a snap of history’s fingers, down it goes.
  8. #8
    Nature’s creative power is far beyond man’s instinct of destruction.
  9. #9
    “I guess humans like to watch a little destruction. Sand castles, houses of cards, that’s where they begin. Their great skill is their capacity to escalate.”
  10. #10
    “It took some man a lifetime maybe to put some of his thoughts down, looking around at the world and life, and then I came along in two minutes and boom! it’s all over.”
  11. #11
    “Every bit of learning is a little death. Every bit of new information challenges a previous conception, forcing it to dissolve into chaos before it can be reborn as something better. Sometimes such deaths virtually destroy us.”
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