Destruction

«May it not be that he loves chaos and destruction (there can be no disputing that he does sometimes love it) because he is instinctively afraid of attaining his object and completing the edifice he is constructing? Who knows, perhaps he only loves that edifice from a distance, and is by no means in love with it at close quarters; perhaps he only loves building it and does not want to live in it, but will leave it, when completed...»

Fyodor Dostoyevsky


«On the rue de la Crosse, the Hotel of Bees becomes almost weightless for a moment, lifted in a spiral of flame, before it begins to rain the pieces back to the earth»

Anthony Doerr


«There is a self-destructive program running in the consciousness of humanity, and we must write a new program.»

Bryant McGill


«How is destruction beautiful?" He asked in a challenging tone.»

Amy Neftzger


«violent storms. and beautiful smiles. both have electricity. both are equally destructive in nature.»

Sanober Khan


«Always remember: Power in the wrong hands can destroy the owner. The same power that gave victory to Samson is what destroyed him.»

Ziad K. Abdelnour


«What if one happens to be possessed of a heart that can’t be trusted—? What if the heart, for its own unfathomable reasons, leads one willfully and in a cloud of unspeakable radiance away from health, domesticity, civic responsibility and strong social connections and all the blandly-held common virtues and instead straight towards a beautiful flare of ruin, self-immolation, disaster?»

Donna Tartt


«My art is an act of creation and destruction, with all the sorrow and joy these engender as well as all the shadow and light these contain.»

Kathryn V. White


«Father never approved of my toys»

T.P. Louise


«Spirituality is like a thin-thin thread, that if delicately followed guides us from darkness to light; from poverty to abundance and from destruction to safety.»

Bryant McGill


«Toujours et partout on peut résumer la situation initiale en termes d'une crise qui fait peser sur la communauté et son système culturel une menace de destruction totale. Cette crise est presque toujours résolue par la violence.»

René Girard


«Don't be decieved by your mortality, you're just a piece of debris, and the sophisticated one lies inside us which was either created or would be destroyed.»

Michael Bassey Johnson


«It were indeed to be wish'd that our art had been less ingenious, in contriving means destructive to mankind; we mean those instruments of war, which were unknown to the ancients, and have made such havoc among the moderns. But as men have always been bent on seeking each other's destruction by continual wars; and as force, when brought against us, can only be repelled by force; the chief support of war, must, after money, be now sought in chemistry.»

Hermann Boerhaave


«they ask why do i look so sad»

Unknown


«There is a point when the anguished soul finally despairs. A moment in life when the heart, the will, even the spirit crumbles. Some say that after much grief and drowning in tears, it is possible to pick up the pieces and carefully repair what was shattered.»

Richelle E. Goodrich


«A house can be replaced but never a lost life.»

Sarah Salem


«the way to create art is to burn and destroy»

Charles Bukowski


«Is this, Miriam wonders, what they call the march of history? And even if she doesn't fully understand, it doesn't mean she can't appreciate the need, the periodic need for some people to resort to gasoline, rags, and matches. Doesn't it always come to this? Isn't history as much about tearing things down as it is about building things up?»

Peter Orner


«We now have the liberal playbook and we know what they are doing, and we are using it against them. Unlike the Democrats though, we aren't out to destroy our society, we are out to save it.»

Mark R. Levin


«She has always been a bystander in family destruction, never realizing she herself possessed the capacity to inflict it.»

Curtis Sittenfeld


«I’ve seen knives pierce the chest,»

Roman Payne


«John Dalton's records, carefully preserved for a century, were destroyed during the World War II bombing of Manchester. It is not only the living who are killed in war.»

Isaac Asimov


«Rejoice, for bad things are about to happen.»

Ryan Sohmer


«One who enjoys finding errors will then start creating errors to find.»

Criss Jami


«Some people tend to throw your love to the dogs when you become totally submissive to them, but when you want to get out of the heat, they pull you back into the kitchen.»

Michael Bassey Johnson


«You can't let the truth bring out the worst and let it get the best of you.»

Criss Jami


«It’s funny. From up here, the destruction seems to fade. Almost as if like people, in time, even the world can heal itself.»

Eloise Dyson


«The growth of the exploiters' revolution on this continent has been accompanied by the growth of the idea that work is beneath human dignity, particularly any form of hand work. We have made it our overriding ambition to escape work, and as a consequence have debased work until it is only fit to escape from.»

Wendell Berry


«to love is to destroy, and that to be loved is to be the one destroyed.»

Cassandra Clare


«What obsession do men have for destruction and murder? Who do we electrocute men for murdering an individual and then pin a purple heart on them for mass slaughter of someone arbitrarily labeled 'enemy?»

Sylvia Plath