End Of Civilization Famous Quotes & Sayings

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#1. An assault on an ideology is not merely different from a threat made to a person; it is the opposite of a threat made to a person. The whole end of liberal civilization is to substitute the criticism of ideas for assaults on people. - Author: Adam Gopnik
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#2. Pattaya is what the end of civilization will look like. - Author: John Cameron Smith
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#3. What lies beneath has pushed its way to the surface once again. Time to get away while there is still air left in our lungs. - Author: Jeyn Roberts
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#4. As you know we are facing the end of the Western Civilization by having a market based strategy, we are bringing Western Civilization to its knees by selling private insurance plans on a website where people pick and choose. - Author: Kathleen Sebelius
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#5. Nearly half of the American population is eagerly anticipating the end of the world. This dewy-eyed nihilism provides absolutely no incentive to build a sustainable civilization. Many of these people are lunatics, but they are not the lunatic fringe. - Author: Sam Harris
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#6. It would be wonderful if I could see the end of civilization during my lifetime. - Author: Hayao Miyazaki
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#7. I feel that I'm in a very interesting position, where I'm standing back to look at this change, at this moment in history of human beings. If the end of the civilization comes before the end of my life, that's lucky! I want to witness how this big story of humans ends. - Author: Hiroshi Sugimoto
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#8. By the end of the war there was nothing about men and women that surprised him. Nothing about anything really. The whole edifice of civilization turned out to be constructed from an unstable mix of quicksand and imagination. - Author: Kate Atkinson
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#9. The end of the human race will be that it will eventually die of civilization. - Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
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#10. Without adventure all civilization is full of decay. Adventure rarely reaches its predetermined end. Columbus never reached China. - Author: Alfred North Whitehead
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#11. It was possible, she thought, that she had won the race to reach the end of civilization. There was no prize. Obviously. - Author: Kate Atkinson
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#12. Peace on earth would mean the end of civilization as we know it. - Author: Joseph Heller
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#13. From everything that I'd read, End Timers were waiting for the collapse of civilization the way fans of the Twilight series awaited the trailer for Breaking Dawn. - Author: Wendy McClure
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#14. We tried to make a beautiful world here, the voices mumble. There were those who saw the end of civilization as an opportunity to start over, to undo the errors of history
to relive mankind's awkward adolescence with all the wisdom of our modern age. But everything was happening so fast. - Author: Isaac Marion
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#15. St. Augustine accepted a date of about 5000 B.C. for the Creation of the universe according to the book of Genesis. (It is interesting that this is not so far from the end of the last Ice Age, about 10,000 B.C., which is when archaeologists tell us that civilization really began.) - Author: Stephen Hawking
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#16. My two interests are spirituality and politics. I would mesh them in some way; maybe try to figure out the politics of spirituality, or the spirituality of politics. Or maybe come up with this really crazy naive solution for the end of civilization. - Author: Serj Tankian
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#17. Here we are at the edge of the world, the very edge of Western civilization, and all of us are so desperate to feel something, anything, that we keep falling into each other and f*****g our way toward the end of days. - Author: M.I.A.
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#18. In a decadent society people can slowly drift or slowly be drawn by the culture of commerce into yearning for violence. Maybe people have a deep congenital awareness that no civilization lasts forever, that the most peaceful prosperity will someday have to end, or maybe it's just human nature - Author: Jonathan Franzen
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#19. For thousands of years it has been understood that, just as civilizations have to come to an end, there can even be times of global extinctions. But always there are people who know how to gather the essence of life and hold it safely, protect it and nurture it until the next seeding. - Author: Peter Kingsley
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#20. It was the end of civilization, the end of all that men had striven for since the beginning of time. In the space of a few days, humanity had lost its future, for the heart of any race is destroyed, and its will to survive is utterly broken, when its children are taken from it. - Author: Arthur C. Clarke
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#21. Sadism ... is a massive cultural fact that appeared precisely at the end of the eighteenth century and that constitutes one of the greatest conversions of the occidental imagination ... madness of desire, the insane delight of love and death in the limitless presumption of appetite. - Author: Michel Foucault
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#22. A warming of this magnitude would risk the end of civilization as we know it by the end of this century. - Author: Peter Barrett
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#23. The problem with the press is that they can't tell the difference between a bicycle crash and the end of civilization. - Author: George Bernard Shaw
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#24. In their meditations, the high priests and priestesses of Atlantis had seen that the Atlantean civilization was going to end cataclysmically. - Author: Frederick Lenz
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#25. After once having made the mistake of watching television news, I had worried for a while about an asteroid hitting the earth and wiping out human civilization. The anchorwoman had said it was not merely possible but probable. At the end of the report, she smiled. - Author: Dean Koontz
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#26. In the end, the character of a civilization is encased in its structures. - Author: Frank Gehry
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#27. It must be remembered: fields end freedom. Whatever the astonishing subsequent achievements of civilization, it had a little recognized price: humanity itself became one of its own domesticated species. We enslaved ourselves to conquer. - Author: Mark Elvin
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#28. Modern civilization is a product of an energy binge. Binges often end in hangovers. - Author: Alfred W. Crosby
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#29. Perceptive observers saw civilization thinned to a mere veneer, with barbarism surging just beneath the surface, straining for release. - Author: Bruce Brander
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#30. New York makes one think of the collapse of civilization, about Sodom and Gomorrah, the end of the world. The end wouldn't come as a surprise here. Many people already bank on it. - Author: Saul Bellow
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#31. But chastity means passion, chastity means neurasthenia. And passion and neurasthenia mean instability. And instability means the end of civilization. You can't have a lasting civilization without plenty of pleasant vices. - Author: Aldous Huxley
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#32. Many clever men like you have trusted to civilization. Many clever Babylonians, many clever Egyptians, many clever men at the end of Rome. Can you tell me, in a world that is flagrant with the failures of civilisation, what there is particularly immortal about yours? - Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton
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#33. It's just a show. It's not the end of Western Civilization. It's chewing gum. - Author: Jerry Springer
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#34. Over the next 20 to 30 years, we are going to end up with world government. It's inevitable ... There's going to be conflict, coercion and consensus. That's part of what will be required as we give birth to the first global civilization. - Author: Jim Garrison
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#35. The barbarian invasion put an end, for six centuries, to the civilization of western Europe. It lingered in Ireland until the Danes destroyed it in the ninth century; - Author: Bertrand Russell
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#36. Sweatpants painted to look like denim are the end of civilization. It drives me mental. - Author: Annabel Tollman
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#37. 'Buncha Losers' comedy is one of those homegrown American art forms, up there with infomercials and Elvis-shaped soap carvings. No other civilization could have invented it. The French took a stab with Sartre's 'No Exit,' but then they had to ruin it with a lesson at the end. - Author: Rob Sheffield
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#38. And saw in the growing pile of civilization only a foolish heaping that must inevitably fall back upon and destroy its makers in the end. - Author: Anonymous
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#39. The history of America is the history of a genocide that didn't end yet, the genocide of American civilizations. - Author: Luiz Bolognesi
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#40. Civilization is perhaps approaching one of those long winters that overtake it from time to time. Romantic Christendom - picturesque, passionate, unhappy episode - may be coming to an end. Such a catastrophe would be no reason for despair. - Author: George Santayana
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#41. Money no longer has any meaning. Civilization is coming to an end. If not the destruction of the world, it's an endless stalemate. - Author: Stephen Fry
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#42. Civilization was like a mad dash that lasted fie thousand years. Progress begot more progress; countless miracles gave birth to more miracles; humankind seemed to possess the power of gods; but in the end, the real power was wielded by time. - Author: Liu Cixin
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#43. There are ruins all over the world, testaments of the atrocities, and burial chambers of the lost souls. But the facts are always misinterpreted. History is inaccurate. - Author: Jeyn Roberts
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#44. I saw someone peeing in Jermym Street the other day. I thought, is this the end of civilization as we know it? Or is it simply someone peeing in Jermyn Street? - Author: Alan Bennett
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#45. The spirit of the place is a strange thing. Our mechanical age tries to override it. But it does not succeed. In the end the strange, sinister spirit of the place, so diverse and adverse in differing places, will smash our mechanical oneness into smithereens. - Author: D.H. Lawrence
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#46. The fact remains that, if the supply of energy failed, modern civilization would come to an end as abruptly as does the music of an organ deprived of wind. - Author: Frederick Soddy
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#47. Human history began as an act of disobedience, and it is not unlikely that it will be terminated by an act of obedience. At this point in history the capacity to doubt, to criticize and to disobey may be all that stands between a future for mankind and the end of civilization. - Author: Erich Fromm
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#48. The United States, and other advanced nations, will someday be able to produce instruments of death so terrible the world will be in abject terror of itself and its ability to end civilization ... Such war-making weapons should be developed - but only for purposes of discovery and experimentation - Author: Thomas A. Edison
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#49. The queen appeared as innocent as one of those mountains which smoke a little, and then one day end up causing a whole civilization to become an art installation - Author: Terry Pratchett
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#50. And here was the moment. The end of it all, for civilization was merely another name for friendship, and friendship was coming to an end. - Author: Iain Pears
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#51. Civilization is held together by duct tape and spit, and I'm worried about the duct tape. - Author: Jacqueline Patricks
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#52. Somewhere on the Earth tonight, my Tylla, there is a Man with a Lever, which, when he pulls it, Will Save The World. The man is now unemployed. His switch gathers dust. He himself plays pinochle. - Author: Ray Bradbury
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#53. If we can change our priorities, achieve balance and understanding in our roles as human beings in a complex world, the coming era can well be that of a richer civilization, not its end. - Author: Sigurd F. Olson
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#54. Unshined shoes are the end of civilization. - Author: Diana Vreeland
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#55. In a living society every day is a day of judgment; and its recognition as such is not the end of all things but the beginning ofa real civilization. - Author: George Bernard Shaw
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#56. In essence the Renaissance was simply the green end of one of civilization's hardest winters. - Author: John Fowles
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#57. The "west"-what curse has fallen upon it that at the term of its trajectory it produces only these businessmen, these shopkeepers, these racketeers with their blank stares and atrophied smiles ... is it with such vermin as this that a civilization so delicate and so complex must come to an end? - Author: Emil Cioran
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#58. I'm thinking about the end of civilization. We may not keep growing like we are now. There must be an end of civilization. That's what I did as a show at the Palais de Tokyo, the 33 scenarios of how this civilization ends. - Author: Hiroshi Sugimoto
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#59. We could not be fulfilled if we weren't inauthentic some of the time - inauthentic, that is, in relation to such things as our passing desires to throttle our children, poison our spouse, or end our marriage over a dispute about changing a lightbulb. - Author: Alain De Botton
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#60. The/ supreme end-result of/ early Gothic phallic forms/ is the skyscraper & the/ oil drill & powered/ compressor & pistons of/ great engines ... - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#61. Sedentary culture is the goal of civilization. It means the end of its lifespan and brings about its corruption. - Author: Ibn Khaldun
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#62. This is the story of the end of the world, the rise and fall of human civilization, the creation of the Partials and the death of everything else. - Author: Dan Wells
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#63. In America there is not one single element of civilization that is not made to depend, in the end, upon public opinion. - Author: Henry Ward Beecher
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#64. But even a victory of planning will not mean the end of history. Atrocious wars among the candidates for the supreme office will break out. Totalitarianism may wipe out civilization, even the whole of the human race. Then, of course, history will have come to its end too. - Author: Ludwig Von Mises
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#65. Resort to science has rendered modern war so destructive of life and property that it presents a new problem to mankind, such, that unless our civilization shall find some means of making an end to war, war will make an end to our civilization. - Author: John Hessin Clarke
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#66. If he had said otherwise. To admit that a thermonuclear catastrophe would be the end of civilization and of the biosphere would be, in religious terms, profane and defeatist. All religions must, at their core, look forward to the end of this world and - Author: Christopher Hitchens
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#67. It is insane that two men, sitting on opposite sides of the world, should be able to decide to bring an end to civilization. - Author: John F. Kennedy
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#68. First, I worry about climate change. It's the only thing that I believe has the power to fundamentally end the march of civilization as we know it, and make a lot of the other efforts that we're making irrelevant and impossible. - Author: William J. Clinton
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#69. The study of history, it seems to me, leads to the conviction that all important events tend toward the same end - the civilization of mankind. - Author: Madame De Stael
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#70. We've been around for a long time, Mr. Dowell. Longer than you or any of your stupid little friends could ever conceive. Sleeping in the shadows and waiting for the right moment. A disease you might call us. A plague. Evil. From beneath the ground, it rises as it has done many times in the past. - Author: Jeyn Roberts
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