Inspirational Wreckage Quotes & Sayings In Life

These wreckage quotes will inspire you. Wreckage the remains of something that has been badly damaged or destroyed.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging wreckage quotes, wreckage sayings, and wreckage proverbs.

Best Wreckage Quotes

  1. “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
  2. “The most beautiful stories always start with wreckage.” ~ Jack London
  3. “To retrieve the past is no great effort, when the events to be recalled are so firmly imprinted on the mind. It is existence in the present, the bleak wreckage and residue of what has gone before, that is so burdensome.” ~ K. W. Jeter
  4. “I think I’ll dismember the world and then I’ll dance in the wreckage.” ~ Neil Gaiman
  5. “Literature is strewn with the wreckage of men who have minded beyond reason the opinions of others.” ~ Virginia Woolf

  6. “The individual woman is required . . . a thousand times a day to choose either to accept her appointed role and thereby rescue her good disposition out of the wreckage of her self-respect, or else follow an independent line of behavior and rescue her self-respect out of the wreckage of her good disposition.” ~ Jeannette Rankin
  7. “No matter your wreckage. There will be someone to find you beautiful, despite the cruddy metal. Your ruin is not to be hidden behind paint and canvas. Let them see the cracks. Someone will come to sing into these empty spaces.” ~ Sarah Kay
  8. “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
  9. “The roads of life are strewn with the wreckage of run-down, half-finished loves.” ~ Ralph Washington Sockman
  10. “When I found I had given birth to a human wreckage, to a child that was an imbecile, my heart was broken.” ~ Victoria Woodhull

  11. “The silence drew off, baring the pebbles and shells and all the tatty wreckage of my life.” ~ Sylvia Plath
  12. “You’re in the arms of the Angels; may you find some comfort here.” ~ Sarah McLachlan
  13. “After spending most of her life scanning the horizon for slights and threats, genuine and imagined, she knew the real threat to her happiness came not from the dot in the distance, but from looking for it. Expecting it. Waiting for it. And in some cases, creating it. Her father had jokingly accused her of living in the wreckage of her future. Until one day she’d looked deep into his eyes and saw he wasn’t joking. He was warning her.” ~ Louise Penny
  14. “That’s how I became the damaged party boy who wandered through the wreckage, blood streaming from his nose, asking questions that never required answers. That’s how I became the boy who never understood how anything worked. That’s how I became the boy who wouldn’t save a friend. That’s how I became the boy who couldn’t love the girl.” ~ Bret Easton Ellis
  15. “.. every step of the upward way is strewn with wreckage of body, mind, and morals.” ~ G. Stanley Hall

  16. “A man’s house burns down. The smoking wreckage represents only a ruined home that was dear through years of use and pleasant associations. By and by, as the days and weeks go on, first he misses this, then that, then the other thing. And when he casts about for it he finds that it was in that house. Always it is an essential – here was but one of its kind. It cannot be replaced. It was in that house. It is irrevocably lost…It will be years before the tale of lost essentials is complete, and not till then can he truly know the magnitude of his disaster.” ~ Mark Twain
  17. “She touches me The jungle lights up with incinerating fire Looks like a flaming serpent I look into her eyes I see a movie flickering Car crashes People kicking corpses Men ripping their tracheas out and shaking them at the sky I think to myself: I don’t want to survive this one I want to burn up in the wreckage Cooking flesh in the jungle” ~ Henry Rollins
  18. “This is my belief: that through difficulties and problems God gives us the opportunity to grow. So when your hopes and dreams and goals are dashed, search among the wreckage, you may find a golden opportunity hidden in the ruins.” ~ Abdul Kalam
  19. “His own life seemed so solitary, a fragile column supporting nothing amidst the wreckage of the years.” ~ Carson McCullers

  20. “In mindful grief, we become the landing strip that allows any feelings to arrive. Some crash, some land softly. Some harm us, but none harm us in a lasting way. We remain as they taxi away or as their wreckage is cleared away. We can trust that we will survive.” ~ David Richo
  21. “Once I witnessed a windstorm so severe two 100-year-old trees were uprooted on the spot. The next day, walking among the wreckage, I found the friable nests of birds, completely intact and unharmed on the ground. That the featherweight survive the massive, that this reversal of fortune takes place among us — that is what haunts me. I don’t know what it means.” ~ Mary Ruefle
  22. “There’s no theme, no moral to be learned, except for the knowledge that lightning can strike from a clear blue sky one morning and take away everything you’ve built, everything you’ve counted on, leaving wreckage and no meaning behind. It can happen to anyone, it can happen to you.” ~ Damon Galgut
  23. “You just have to work really hard to tune out the noise and the static. Because it gets louder, and people really have an opinion, and you don’t want to shy away from taking chances for fear of what people will say, or living in the wreckage of the future [of] what may be if I do this.” ~ Jennifer Aniston
  24. “In the periods of crisis, the bigger firms absorb the smaller ones,and when the industrial monsters eventually go down, the wreckage is far greater than when the little enterprises buckle.” ~ Robert Heilbroner

  25. “But the people of the disaster area fundamentally needed to understand that the rest of Australia had noticed their misery and their stoicism and their intense sense of community and determination to arise from the sodden wreckage of their homes, and that Australians would dig deep to help. I helped to describe the community ethos which quickly triumphed over incipient despair. It is this mobilisation of the unifying spirit that thrills us all, even as we mourn.” ~ Peter Cosgrove
  26. “When I get old and slow down I want to look behind me and see all the fire and the wreckage and no stone left unturned.” ~ Aisha Tyler
  27. “This universe is the wreckage of the infinite on the shores of the finite.” ~ Swami Vivekananda
  28. “The true wisdom of the philosopher ought to insist in enjoying everything. Yet we apply ourselves to dissecting and destroying everything that is good in itself, that has virtue, albeit the virtue there is in mere illusions. Nature gives us this life like a toy to a weak child. We want to see how it all works; we break everything. There remains in our hands, and before our eyes, stupid and opened too late, the sterile wreckage, fragments that will not again make a whole. The good is so simple.” ~ Eugene Delacroix
  29. “They are strewn with the wreckage of dead Empires – past Powers – only the Albanian “goes on forever.”” ~ Edith Durham

  30. “And Hermione was struggling to her feet in the wreckage, and three red-headed men were grouped on the ground where the wall had blasted apart. Harry grabbed Hermione’s hand as they staggered and stumbled over stone and wood. ‘No – no – no!’ someone was shouting. ‘No! Fred! No!’ And Percy was shaking his brother, and Ron was kneeling beside them, and Fred’s eyes stared without seeing, the ghost of his last laugh still etched upon his face.” ~ J. K. Rowling
  31. “As for you, Private, if you mention a word of this to anyone, I’ll feed you to the cat thing here. Understand?” “Yum,” said Mogget. “Yes, sir!” mumbled the telephone operator, his hands shaking as he tried to smother the burning wreckage of his switchboard with a fire blanket.” ~ Garth Nix
  32. “Nightly you retrace your steps again to return to the scene of the crime. It’s uncanny how you hover in the air of the wreckage that you left behind.” ~ Aimee Mann
  33. “I wonder how many ways there are for a mother to produce that wreckage in her own daughter, and my muscles tense as I think of them.” ~ Jon McGregor
  34. “I am a woman built upon the wreckage of myself.” ~ Chris Cleave

  35. “This was not the old Chichikov. This was some wreckage of the old Chichikov. The inner state of his soul might be compared to a demolished building, which has been demolished so that from it a new one could be built; but the new one has not been started yet, because the infinitive plan has not yet come from the architect and the workers are left in perplexity.” ~ Nikolai Gogol
  36. “I came from the South and I know what war is, for I have seen its wreckage and terrible ruin. It is easy for me as President to declare war. I do not have to fight, and neither do the gentlemen on the Hill who now clamour for it. It is some poor farmer’s boy, or son of some poor widow away off in some modest community, or perhaps the scion of a great family, who will have to do the fighting.” ~ Woodrow Wilson
  37. “In my darkest night, when the moon was covered and I roamed through wreckage, a nimbus-clouded voice directed me: “Live in the layers, not on the litter.” Though I lack the art to decipher it, no doubt the next chapter in my book of transformations is already written. I am not done with my changes.” ~ Stanley Kunitz
  38. “At forty-two, I had never done anything that took my own breath away, and I suppose now that was part of the problem–my chronic inability to astonish myself. I promise you, no one judges me more harshly than I do myself; I caused a brilliant wreckage. Some say I fell from grace; they’re being kind. I didn’t fall. I dove.” ~ Sue Monk Kidd
  39. “I think my head’s a minefield strewn with triggers, and maybe if I survive each explosion, what emerges from the wreckage will be me, really, truly me.” ~ Ann Aguirre

  40. “In spite of the fact that the law of revenge solves no social problems, men continue to follow its disastrous leading. History is cluttered with the wreckage of nations and individuals that pursued this self-defeating path.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
  41. “This person had arrived, he had illuminated her, he had ensorcelled her with notions of miracle and beauty, he had both understood and misunderstood her, he had married her, he had broken her heart, he had looked upon her with those sad and hopeless eyes, he had accepted his banishment, and now he was gone. What a stark and stunning thing was life- that such a cataclysm can enter and depart so quickly, and leave such wreckage behind!” ~ Elizabeth Gilbert
  42. “Liberalism in various guises – feminism, the sexual revolution, gay activism – has been at war with marriage and family for several decades now. And when do-gooders look around at the wreckage of human lives caused by disintegrating families, they call for government to act as father, mother, brother, and sister.” ~ Mona Charen
  43. “If you can create even the illusion of high profitability for a few years, then when the thing collapses you can walk out of the wreckage a very rich man.” ~ Paul Krugman

  44. “The potential beauty of human life is constantly made ugly by man’s ever recurring song of retaliation. The oceans of history are made turbulent by the ever rising tides of revenge. Man has never risen above the injunction of the lex talionis: “Life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.” In spite of the fact that the law of revenge solves no social problems, men continue to follow its disastrous leading. History is cluttered with the wreckage of nations and individuals that pursued this self-defeating path.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
  45. “There’s that older poem of John Ashbery’s-“America”-with the pun “I’m a wrecker,” so wreckage and building out of the ashes of that. We’re haunted by the genocide that is America, the decimation of so many native cultures. As a mix-blood European ancestry American, you’re a nexus of all those violences, and yet there’s a relative personal identity as well.” ~ Anne Waldman
  46. “Opportunity can’t reward you with its many gifts if you fail to recognize it and act on it. What most people don’t seem to realize is that there is just as much money to be made from the wreckage of a civilization as from the upbuilding of one. Let the good times roll!” ~ Ernie J Zelinski
  47. “Whatever alleged ‘truth’ is proven by results to be but an empty fiction, let it be unceremoniously flung into the outer darkness, among the dead gods, dead empires, dead philosophies, and other useless lumber and wreckage!” ~ Anton Szandor LaVey
  48. “With vision only, you get no follow-through. With enforcers only, the vision is realized but leaves a lot of wreckage.” ~ Colin Powell

  49. “Tragedy blows through your life like a tornado, uprooting everything, creating chaos. You wait for the dust to settle, and then you choose. You can live in the wreckage and pretend it’s still the mansion you remember. Or you can crawl from the rubble and slowly rebuild. Because after disaster strikes, the important thing is that you move on. But if you’re like me, you just keep chasing the storm.” ~ Rob Thomas
  50. “The fact is that the New Deal did not work. It prolonged what might have been a troubling two-year downturn into a horrifying blow to world prosperity that ended up in a war that killed countless millions. It was one of the greatest acts of wreckage in world history.” ~ Llewellyn Rockwell
  51. “This have I known always: Love is no more than the wide blossom which the wind assails, than the great tide that treads the shifting shore, strewing fresh wreckage gathered in the gales; Pity me that the heart is slow to learn, that the swift mind beholds at every turn.” ~ Edna St. Vincent Millay
  52. “Fame is like a big eraser. It’s strange, now that I’m famous. In my parents’ opinion, all the shitty things – all the wreckage of my past – is erased. Now it’s like I was never the kid who got arrested. Now I’m a wonderful son.” ~ Bobcat Goldthwait
  53. “A defensive investor can always prosper by looking patiently and calmly through the wreckage of a bear market.” ~ Benjamin Graham

  54. “Another secret we carry is that though drab outside – wreckage to the eye, mirrors a mortification – inside we flame with a wild life that is almost incommunicable.” ~ Florida Scott-Maxwell
  55. “Rebuilding us. Isn’t that what the spirit requires, when we climb over the wreckage of our lives, sometimes, we go on to make our lives our own affirmation? We are perfect expressions of perfect Love, here and now. There is no permanent injury.” ~ Richard Bach
  56. “If it’s wrong to wreck the planet, it’s wrong to profit from the wreckage.” ~ Bill McKibben
  57. “I went to Communism as one goes to a spring of fresh water, and I left Communism as one clambers out of a poisoned river strewn with the wreckage of flooded cities and the corpses of the drowned.” ~ Arthur Koestler
  58. “The word that came to me now was “defiant.” Because a person had to be defiant to be able to stand amid the wreckage of her life and instead of shaking a fist, pick up a hammer.” ~ Karen White

  59. “I close my eyes and I take a deep breath and I think about my life and how I ended up this way. I think about the ruin, devastation and wreckage I have caused to myself and to others. I think about self-hatred and self-loathing. I think about how and why and what happened and the thoughts come easily, but the answers don’t.” ~ James Frey
  60. “Somewhere, on the long road that wound through those four years, the girl with her sachet & dancing slippers had slipped away & there was left a woman with sharp green eyes, who counted pennies & turned her hands to many menial tasks, a woman to whom nothing was left from the wreckage except the indestructible red earth on which she stood.” ~ Margaret Mitchell
  61. “The past is not a peaceful landscape lying there behind me, a country in which I can stroll wherever I please, and will gradually show me all its secret hills and dales. As I was moving forward, so it was crumbling. Most of the wreckage that can be seen is colourless, distorted, frozen: its meaning escapes me… all that’s left is a skeleton. I shall never find my plans again, my hopes and fears – I shall not find myself.” ~ Simone de Beauvoir
  62. “In the arms of the angel, fly away from here….you are pulled from the wreckage, of your silent reverie, you’re in the arms of the angel, may you find some comfort here.” ~ Sarah McLachlan

  63. “Our old pilgrims believed stories in which the West was a promise, a place where decent people could escape the wreckage of failed lives and start over. Come along, the dream whispers, and you can have another chance. We still listen to promises in the wind. This time, we think, we’ll get it right.” ~ William Kittredge
  64. “My sudden, unforeseen capitulation had knocked me backward, and I had nothing to hold on to. My internal weather was eerily calm, as if in a tornado’s aftermath, birdsong, sunshine, supersaturated colors, wreckage all around, and myself, dazed and limping.” ~ Kate Christensen
  65. “We can no longer afford to worship the God of hate or bow before the altar of retaliation. The oceans of history are made turbulent by the ever-rising tides of hate. History is cluttered with the wreckage of nations and individuals that pursued this self-defeating path of hate. Love is the key to the solution of the problems of the world.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

Wreckage a badly damaged object or the separated parts of a badly damaged object.

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