Ruins Quotes

We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Ruins Quotes from Shoojit Sircar, John Gourley, Johann Johannsson, Barbara Cartland, Walter Smith. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.

I lived in the south near Tughlaqabad. My father was in

I lived in the south near Tughlaqabad. My father was in the Air Force station. I used to go to Tughlaqabad Fort, and there’s a huge city park there a big city forest, near the ruins. They were so beautiful. So I have been to those parks.
Shoojit Sircar
Money messes up everything. It ruins art. The second you start putting price tags on this stuff, it’s… Art isn’t for just the wealthy. It’s for everybody to enjoy.
John Gourley
I’m fascinated by the ruins and remains of industrialisation.
Johann Johannsson
To sleep around is absolutely wrong for a woman; it’s degrading and it completely ruins her personality. Sooner or later it will destroy all that is feminine and beautiful and idealistic in her.
Barbara Cartland
Our works decay and disappear but God gentlest works stay looking down on the ruins we toil to rear.
Walter Smith
The Japanese scored an important victory at Pearl Harbor, but the attack pulled the United States into World War II, and four years later, Japan was in ruins, utterly defeated.
Peter Bergen
Ruins, for me, are the beginning. With the debris, you can construct new ideas. They are symbols of a beginning.
Anselm Kiefer
I love ruins and museums but, if I’ve been working hard, I enjoy a beach holiday.
Richard Herring
On ‘Adam Ruins Everything’ we do the broadest sketch comedy possible. We do stuff where you can see it immediately and know it’s a joke – characters in big silly costumes; here’s Uncle Sam and he’s twiddling his fingers saying, ‘Oh, I’m naughty.’
Adam Conover
Nothing ruins the lines of a suit or blazer and makes you look more like a doofus than when your pockets are crammed with stuff – a wallet, a cell phone, keys, a calculator, a calendar, pens, etc.
Roger Stone
For so many people, it’s very hard to feel okay with success, because success is not cool. It supposedly tarnishes your thing; it ruins little pockets of scenes and the self-importance that comes from thinking you’re the only people in your town that are doing something.
Oneohtrix Point Never
The prudent person may direct a state, but it is the enthusiast who regenerates or ruins it.
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
Aeneas carried his aged father on his back from the ruins of Troy and so do we all, whether we like it or not, perhaps even if we have never known them.
Angela Carter
I am a keen medievalist and like going around museums and ruins and finding out about the people and local culture. I’m not one for sitting by a pool or lying on a beach. I also like to sketch while I’m on holiday, if I have time.
Jools Holland
I’m ready for a Christianity that ‘ruins’ my life, that captures my heart and makes me uncomfortable. I want to be filled with an astonishment which is so captivating that I am considered wild and unpredictable and… well… dangerous. Yes, I want to be ‘dangerous’ to a dull and boring religion.
Mike Yaconelli
When you look at the startling ruins of Nuremberg, you are looking at a result of the war. When you look at the prisoners on view in the courthouse, you are looking at 22 of the causes.
Janet Flanner
If I’m not writing songs about things I’ve actually been through, it ruins the idea of making music to me.
Austin Carlile
I hate meeting my favorite bands because then it just ruins it.
Carlos Pena, Jr.
Even though I loved to write, I never liked English lit. class very much. I think it ruins books when you dissect them too much. I liked my art classes best.
Meg Cabot
The model of the human habitat dictated by zoning is a formless, soul-less, centerless, demoralizing mess. It bankrupts families and townships. It disables whole classes of decent, normal citizens. It ruins the air we breathe. It corrupts and deadens our spirit.
James Howard Kunstler
Music deals with time and timing. It’s so magical, but when you get into it, every little sound and every little space between the sounds, it’s critical, so critical. And if it’s not there, it not only feels wrong, but it ruins things.
David Lynch
In 1953, after the armistice ending the Korean War, South Korea lay in ruins. President Eisenhower was eager to put an end to hostilities that had left his predecessor deeply unpopular, and the war ended in an uneasy stalemate.
Noah Feldman
My music is a personal thing, and I feel like if I talk too much about the songs, or if there’s too much of my personal life out there, it ruins it.
Washed Out
Most of these alternative arrangements, so-called, arise out of the ruins of marriages, not as an improvement of old fashioned marriage.
Christopher Lasch
Politics ruins the character.
Otto von Bismarck
I would have the Constitution torn in shreds and scattered to the four winds of heaven. Let us destroy the Constitution and build on its ruins the temple of liberty. I have brothers in slavery. I have seen chains placed on their limbs and beheld them captive.
William Wells Brown
I think what ruins relationships and causes most fights is insecurity.
Olivia Wilde
We shall not have succeeded in demolishing everything unless we demolish the ruins as well. But the only way I can see of doing that is to use them to put up a lot of fine, well-designed buildings.
Alfred Jarry
Jesus was all right, but his disciples were thick and ordinary. It’s them twisting it that ruins it for me.
John Lennon
It totally ruins my voice. I quit smoking, drinking, and doing ecstasy.
Mark Hoppus
We have people building models in Roblox for their Mayan ruins history project, or we’ve had people build tornadoes for their weather project. Roblox can be used in a lot of different ways.
David Baszucki
Nothing ruins your day more than getting a bad review.
Taylor Swift
Jewish and Palestinian nationalism are virtually contemporaneous, and grew out of the disruptions that created new national movements from the ruins of the old empires / i.
Jack Schwartz
Artists of all times are like the gamblers of Monte Carlo, and this blind lottery allows some to succeed and ruins others. In my opinion, neither the winners nor the losers are worth worrying about.
Marcel Duchamp
I couldn’t stand back and watch the strong economy that my father envisioned go to ruins.
Park Geun-hye
If you view history as a backdrop, set-dressing or fiction, then ‘Pride and Prejudice’ is hugely entertaining. My reread saw the misery of the female characters’ reality. My new reaction was sadness and fury. Knowledge ruins everything!
Sara Pascoe
The existence of any evil anywhere at any time absolutely ruins a total optimism.
George Santayana
Even when the characters are supposed to be accustomed to the wonder, I try to weave an air of awe and impressiveness corresponding to what the reader should feel. A casual style ruins any serious fantasy.
H. P. Lovecraft
Anger is like those ruins which smash themselves on what they fall.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
In most mills, only the best portions of the best trees are used, while the ruins are left on the ground to feed great fires which kill much of what is left of the less desirable timber, together with the seedlings on which the permanence of the forest depends.
John Muir
Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness.
George Washington
Balkh is now little more than a sleepy Afghan town of overgrown ruins forgotten by the world. On market day, down lanes that wind through apple orchards and cherry orchards, merchants slowly make their way to the central bazaar, their wares teetering on donkey carts.
Terry Glavin
I hate going out for lunch during a workday because it slows down my pace and ruins my rhythm. I prefer to eat at my desk. Actually, I wander around the design studio with a plate in my hand as I dine on, for example, salmon sashimi and a salad of tomatoes and mozzarella. I often have a bit of dark chocolate after lunch.
Tom Ford
I have been hugely successful at times in my life, and I have also been in ruins. But the lessons I learned on the way up were just as valuable on the way down.
Molly Bloom
Literature can allow us to experience the best side of humankind, where instead of giving up, we struggle desperately in the ruins for love, connection and hope.
Caroline Leavitt
Basically, I think of fiction and non-fiction as different ways of engaging with the world. You reach a point where you feel you have said all you possibly can, in reportage or a review essay or a reflection on history, which ‘From the Ruins of Empire’ was.
Pankaj Mishra
The best thing is to always keep honest people around, because when you have a bunch of yes men around that know that you’re making a mistake but let you go on with it, that’s when it ruins your mind state as an artist.
Kendrick Lamar
Luxury ruins republics; poverty, monarchies.
Complaining not only ruins everybody else’s day, it ruins the complainer’s day, too. The more we complain, the more unhappy we get.
Dennis Prager
Talking about how I might write the next book is like talking about whether or not to have sex. Any dithering ruins it.
Louise Erdrich
From the ruins of the second world war, Labour rebuilt Britain and set it on course for European co-operation and membership of the E.U.
Andrew Adonis, Baron Adonis
The nature of catastrophe is, after all, reasonably unvarying in the way it ruins, destroys, wounds and devastates. But if something can be learned from the event – not least something as profound as the theory of plate tectonics – then it somehow puts the ruination into a much more positive light.
Simon Winchester
Socialism ruins societies because it misunderstands human nature.
Michael J. Knowles
Do you remember any instance where tyranny was destroyed and freedom established on its ruins, among a people possessing so small a share of virtue and public spirit? I recollect none, and this more than the British arms makes me fearful of final success, without a reform.
Patrick Henry
A thousand years may scare form a state. An hour may lay it in ruins.
Lord Byron
One and all, the orthodox creeds are crumbling into ruins everywhere.
John Fiske
I’m going to college. I don’t care if it ruins my career. I’d rather be smart than a movie star.
Natalie Portman
I have been blessed to have been working since I was 11. I think horror is an underrated genre. When done really well like in ‘The Ruins’, it pays homage to some of the stuff I really love in the ’70s and incurs some of that energy the fanbase really wants to see.
Jonathan Tucker
What I hated then – and hate now – is the way that people say to girls like me who get pregnant young that it ruins your life. Having a child doesn’t ruin your life – having a child is a blessing.
Rebecca Ferguson
False friendship, like the ivy, decays and ruins the walls it embraces; but true friendship gives new life and animation to the object it supports.
Richard Burton
The sigh of History rises over ruins, not over landscapes, and in the Antilles there are few ruins to sigh over, apart from the ruins of sugar estates and abandoned forts.
Derek Walcott
It would be wrong to see the re-making of Asia, much less India,as a revolt against the West. Asia has indeed been re-built on the ruins of colonialism, but not on the ruins of all that the West has come to represent.
Sanjaya Baru
Science has nothing to be ashamed of even in the ruins of Nagasaki. The shame is theirs who appeal to other values than the human imaginative values which science has evolved.
Jacob Bronowski
A man is a god in ruins.
Duke Ellington
How marriage ruins a man! It is as demoralizing as cigarettes, and far more expensive.
Oscar Wilde
We climb to heaven most often on the ruins of our cherished plans, finding our failures were successes.
Amos Bronson Alcott