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Wreck Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Wreck.

"Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

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And on the pedestal these words appear:
`My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings:
'Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!'
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

You win some, lose some, and wreck some.
- Dale Earnhardt

It seems that every time mankind is given a lot of energy,
we go out and wreck something with it.
- David R. Brower

 

Vote: the instrument and symbol of a freeman's power
to make a fool of himself and a wreck of his country.
- Ambrose Bierce

I hope to stand firm enough to not go backward,
and yet not go forward fast enough
to wreck the country's cause.
- Abraham Lincoln

The man who lets a leader prescribe his course is a
wreck being towed to the scrap heap.
- Ayn Rand

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A rusty nail placed near a faithful compass,
will sway it from the truth, and wreck the argosy.
- Walter Scott

It is only what is written upon the soul of man that
will survive the wreck of time.
- Francis J. Grimke

I look a hundred and weigh 110 - you won't love me
when you see the wreck England has made me.
- Wallis Simpson

You don't have to be a wreck.
You don't have to be sick.
One's aim in life should be to die in good health.
Just like a candle that burns out.
- Jeanne Moreau

Social security, bank account, and credit card numbers aren't just data.
In the wrong hands they can wipe out someone's life savings,
wreck their credit and cause financial ruin.
- Melissa Bean

If you were a pretty boy pop singer,
it would wreck you,
growing older.
- Bob Geldof

Sometimes it's like watching a train wreck.
You're uncomfortable, but you just can't help yourself.
Some of those so-called bad interviews actually turned
into compelling television.
- Tony Danza

My life's a wreck, and I love it.
- Bo Bice

If it's going to be wrecked, I want to make sure I wreck it.
- Kevin Costner

I really wonder what gives us the right to wreck this poor planet of ours.
- Kurt Vonnegut

Metaphysics is a dark ocean without shores or lighthouse,
strewn with many a philosophic wreck.
- Immanuel Kant

There are certain shades of limelight that can wreck a girl's complexion.
- Audrey Hepburn

Those youngsters go out there and set a record and
clinch the pole position.
But what do you do if you wreck your car.
That record doesn't spend too well.
- Buck Baker

I don't want to wreck my voice.
I love to concentrate on playing the bass and keeping it very rock-solid.
If I were singing, I would have blown out my voice.
- Tina Weymouth

Our foreign policy has made a wreck of this planet.
I'm always in Africa...
And when I go to these places I see American policy
written on the walls of oppression everywhere.
- Harry Belafonte

The strips are nearly effortless unless I am really emotionally upset,
a wreck.
- Lynda Barry

I did a film once that I was killed in.
It was a painful, horrifying day.
It was a wonderful day from the standpoint of acting,
but I was a wreck otherwise.
- Leslie Easterbrook

I recorded a song called, I Fall to Pieces,
and I was in a car wreck.
Now I'm worried because I have a brand-new record,
and it's called Crazy!
- Patsy Cline

The cries of the sufferers on the remaining part of
the wreck were heard during the night.
- Grace Darling

Indifference may not wreck a man's life at any one turn,
but it will destroy him with a kind of dry-rot in the long run.
- Bliss Carman

It seems to me that in our lifetime we have passed
from the wreck of liberal humanism to the beginning
of a new recognition of dogma:
isn't it rather tremendous?
- Ruth Pitter

This wretched brain gave way, and I became a wreck at random driven,
without one glimpse of reason or heaven.
- Thomas More

As a part owner, I'm going to be not only an admirer...
but a nervous wreck.
- Roger Staubach

I started on the downers which were a hell of a lot
better than the uppers because I was a nervous wreck.
- Corey Haim

I'm just going to crumble like a wreck.
I'll go home, become an alcoholic and maybe!
jump of a bridge.
- Gordon Strachan

The good parts of a book may be only something a writer
is lucky enough to overhear or it may be the wreck
of his whole damn life and one is as good as the other.
- Ernest Hemingway

Usury once in control will wreck the nation.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

Aging gracefully is supposed to mean trying not to
hide time passing and just looking a wreck.
Don't worry girls, look like a wreck,
that's the way it goes.
- Jeanne Moreau

I wanted to end my life so bad and was in my car ready
to go down that ramp into the water,
and I did go part way, but I stopped.
I went again and stopped.
I then got out of the car and stood by the car a nervous wreck.
- Susan Smith

Dad was just an emotional wreck.
He was drinking a lot of the time, he was smoking a lot of pot.
And because he takes certain medications,
the drinking was making him...
you know, he wasn't even present, really.
- Jack Osbourne

We taped all this and then got it transcribed and picked
the best lines or ideas or ways to take a scene.
I've done that many times, and it can improve the script
but also wreck a perfectly good scene.
- John Schlesinger

When I was about 17 or 18, I finally admitted to myself
that I wasn't going to change.
I didn't know what the consequences would be,
but I had the definite feeling that it was going to wreck my Disney career.
- Tommy Kirk

Novel writing wrecks homes.
- C. S. Forester

Civilization...
wrecks the planet from seafloor to stratosphere.
- Richard Bach

I've had enough boyfriends and enough issues.
I'd seen enough train wrecks.
- Taylor Dayne

Reason has never failed men.
Only force and repression have made the wrecks in the world.
- William Allen White

Yes, it is worse than thrown away, because every fair
minded man must admit that the expenditure of this
sum of money in the county for intoxicating liquor creates lawlessness,
makes criminals, wrecks homes and brings trouble to
innocent women and children.
- Thomas Jordan Jarvis

The stars shall fade away, the sun himself Grow dim with age,
and nature sink in years, But thou shalt flourish in immortal youth,
Unhurt amidst the wars of elements, The wrecks of matter,
and the crush of worlds.
- Joseph Addison

It wasn't a secret that I was gay.
I'd come out to my parents during my junior year of high school,
on the day that I also wrecked the family car.
- Mary Cheney

If you've wrecked one train, you've wrecked them all.
- Charles Samuel Addams

My table seats eight, so that's my maximum.
Having a small number of guests is the only way to
generate good conversation.
Besides, your whole house doesn't get wrecked that way.
- Paul Lynde

But I am a blasted tree; the bolt has entered my soul;
and I felt then that I should survive to exhibit what
I shall soon cease to be -
a miserable spectacle of wrecked humanity,
pitiable to others and intolerable to myself.
- Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

I was not great behind the counter.
I had a week off without asking for it.
Another time, we had a cart go up in flames,
and we went out on another cart, which we wrecked by
running it into the cart that was on fire.
- Mike Weir

An architect's most useful tools are
an eraser at the drafting board,
and a wrecking bar at the site.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Smokey and The Bandit was just a lark.
All we did was run up and down those Georgia roads
wrecking cars and having the time of our life.
- Jerry Reed

But I will say that the drugs are much more ferocious then they used to be.
There are people wrecking their lives with addiction,
which seems much more severe.
- Armistead Maupin

It's obvious that the key problem facing humanity in
the coming century is how to bring a better quality of life -
for 8 billion or more people -
without wrecking the environment entirely in the attempt.
- E. O. Wilson

Literature is strewn with the wreckage of men who have
minded beyond reason the opinions of others.
- Virginia Woolf

The roads of life are strewn with the wreckage of run-down and half-finished loves.
- Ralph W. Sockman

When I found I had given birth to a human wreckage,
to a child that was an imbecile, my heart was broken.
- Victoria Woodhull

What most people don't seem to realize is that there
is just as much money to be made out of the wreckage
of a civilization as from the upbuilding of one.
- Margaret Mitchell

It is the nature of the artist to mind excessively what is said about him.
Literature is strewn with the wreckage of men who have
minded beyond reason the opinions of others.
- Virginia Woolf

Man can and must prevent the tragedy of famine in the
future instead of merely trying with pious regret to
salvage the human wreckage of the famine,
as he has so often done in the past.
- Norman Borlaug

Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress;
when I get tired of one,
I spend the night with the other.
- Anton Chekhov

The Bible is literature, not dogma.
- George Santayana

Movies are a complicated collision of literature,
theatre, music and all the visual arts.
- Yahoo Serious

Environmental concern is now firmly embedded in public life:
in education,
medicine and law; in journalism, literature and art.
- Barry Commoner

There is only one school of literature -
that of talent.
- Vladimir Nabokov

I didn't make any money from my writing until much later.
I published about 80 stories for nothing.
I spent on literature.
- Naguib Mahfouz

What matters in literature in the end is surely the idiosyncratic,
the individual, the flavor or the color of a particular human suffering.
- Harold Bloom

A lot of performing instincts are involved in the business of direction,
but so is analysis and having a sense of literature.
- Trevor Nunn

The genius of the Spanish people is exquisitely subtle,
without being at all acute; hence there is so much
humour and so little wit in their literature.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Let philosophy resolutely aim to be as scientific as possible,
but let her not forget her strong kinship with literature.
- Morris Raphael Cohen

Observing humans and observing oneself yields a clear-minded
starting point for literature.
- Gao Xingjian


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