34+ Best Self Destruction Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Self destruction is behaviour by a person that is likely to make them fail or cause them to be harmed or killed. Profoundly inspirational self destruction quotes will brighten up your day and make you feel ready to take on anything.

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Famous Self Destruction Quotes

I don’t think public life in and of itself can destroy you. I think it’s the way people react to it, and some people are more sturdy than others… I don’t think any one faction can be blamed for a person’s self destruction – a certain amount of that has to be innate. — Patti Smith

Once people realized that, ‘Hey, we’re going to be left on Earth here, and everything is going to hell quickly,’ sci-fi soon became about our own self-destruction. — Edgar Wright

If the sensitive washout has no taste for extreme gestures, total self-destruction, then his hope for singularity rests in his voice. Tone is everything. — Darryl Pinckney

The Iraqis are not threatened by the Turks or by the Iranians or by the Saudis and they tell me that these are not weapons of mass destruction, they are weapons of self-destruction. — Hans Blix

That 1983 general election contained the telltale seeds of eventual Scottish Tory self-destruction. — Charles Kennedy

I think that Poe is so resonant because he represents that part of us that is in misery or sorrowful or wants to explore the darkness. He wrote a great story called ‘The Imp of the Perverse’ about the instinct towards self-destruction. Poe is the godfather of Goth literature and that whole movement. — John Cusack

When my parents died, they both were 47, and they died of complications of different diseases, one being diabetes. I became a diabetic at 17 and went on this road of kind of self-destruction, eating-wise, until I was 40. — Stephen Furst

I’ve always been concerned about kids – not just my own three, but all kids – what kind of an image I’m providing for them, what kind of inspiration. I don’t know now. Maybe I’m leading them down the path to self-destruction. — Evel Knievel

The status quo leads to self-destruction. — Emmanuel Macron

We’re all sick of holy wars and bloodshed because religion is supposed to give us life and a better life and is supposed to bring out our best self. When it results in mass destruction and hatred and anxiety, it’s the antithesis I think of what religion was designed to do. — Vera Farmiga

Capitalism proceeds through creative destruction. What is created is capitalism in a ‘new and improved’ form – and what is destroyed is self-sustaining capacity, livelihood and dignity of its innumerable and multiplied ‘host organisms’ into which all of us are drawn/seduced one way or another. — Zygmunt Bauman

The instinct of self-preservation in human society, acting almost subconsciously, as do all drives in the human mind, is rebelling against the constantly refined methods of annihilation and against the destruction of humanity. — Bertha von Suttner

Even within the context of the alternative scene I was a part of, within punk and hardcore and the alt scene, there was a focus on self-destruction. — Davey Havok

I found popularity through self-destruction, and that can be quite addictive. — Johnny Vegas

There’s something very romantic about self-destruction and sabotaging your life, and taking a hammer to it. — Gerard Way

Allowing a friend to careen toward self destruction is not friendship. That is a habit the United States needs to break as it pursues a richer and more deeply supportive relationship with Israel. — Stephen Kinzer

At some point, parents may become inured to a child’s self-destruction, but I never did. — David Sheff

My appetite for self-destruction and misery is greatly diminished. I’m not interested in being unhappy. — Boy George

The Muslim Brotherhood’s declaration of war against the United States is real, and the Obama Administration is again asleep at the wheel, continuing a policy of self-destruction. — Trent Franks

Capitalism cannot reform itself; it is doomed to self-destruction. — W. E. B. Du Bois

There are seeds of self-destruction in all of us that will bear only unhappiness if allowed to grow. — Dorothea Brande

I was 20 when I was sentenced to death. My life had been on a one-way path to self-destruction for years. I don’t remember too much about my early life, but I think I had a happy childhood, growing up in Philadelphia in a loving family with five siblings. — Nick Yarris

The question that we must ask is whether we are making progress toward the goal of universal peace. Or are we caught up on a treadmill of history, turning forever on the axle of mindless aggression and self-destruction? — F. W. de Klerk

I’ve always turned my anger inwards towards self-destruction. — Mackenzie Phillips

Well, love is insanity. The ancient Greeks knew that. It is the taking over of a rational and lucid mind by delusion and self-destruction. You lose yourself, you have no power over yourself, you can’t even think straight. — Marilyn French

Howard University shocked me into realizing how desperately sick the Negro could be, how he could be led into self-destruction, and how he would not realize that it was the society that had forced him into a great sickness. — Amiri Baraka

Self-destruction is such an interesting thing for a dramatist, and what’s particular to Nixon is how human the failings were that led to his downfall. — Peter Morgan

Self-conceit may lead to self destruction. — Aesop

I thought I could play the hellraiser and then put ‘Johnny Vegas’ back in his box. I found popularity through self-destruction. The more you damage yourself, the more people are drawn to you, and that can be quite addictive. It is not a lifestyle you can maintain. — Johnny Vegas

The underbelly of the human psyche, what is often referred to as our dark side, is the origin of every act of self-sabotage. Birthed out of shame, fear, and denial, it misdirects our good intentions and drives us to unthinkable acts of self-destruction and not-so-unbelievable acts of self-sabotage. — Debbie Ford

I think we all carry the seeds of our own destruction. You really have to be aware that just because something is good, it doesn’t mean it’s not going to trigger a self-destructive impulse. — Adam Ferrara

Sacrificing your relationship for your career sounds noble and romantic from the outside, but the reality is that it can create a pattern of self-destruction that will ultimately burn you out on the career you’ve worked so hard to build. It’s a trap and, for some, an easy way out of having to maintain relationships under stress. — Emily V. Gordon

Society should see parenting as a public health issue and help parents to bring their children up feeling loved. We have birthing classes, but no parenting classes. The latter is desperately needed if we are to avoid self-destruction. — Bernie Siegel

In rock stardom there’s an absolute economic upside to self-destruction. — Courtney Love