Top 30 Self-Destructive Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Self-Destructive Quotes from famous people such as Aleksandar Hemon, Jade Thirlwall, Tove Lo, Patti Smith, Kirk Hammett, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

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Aleksandar Hemon
Anorexia is a self-destructive thing, and you become stubborn, so when people are trying to tell you something, you get it into your head that they’re against you, and you’re not going to listen.
Jade Thirlwall
I was always drawn to the self-destructive kind of way. I thought there was something beautiful about it; I don’t know why.
Tove Lo
The thing is, it’s not uncool to worry about people who seem like they’re going on the wrong path. There’s nothing cool about being self-destructive.
Patti Smith
I was really, really wild in my early twenties and a bit self-destructive.
Kirk Hammett
Even cynical, selfish people will realize, one way or the other, that it’s not in their self-interest to act in self-destructive ways.
David Grinspoon
I was a big party guy in my twenties, and kind of a playboy as well. I adopted a lot of values and goals that were fairly superficial and, in many cases, self-destructive. They looked cool and sounded sexy on the surface, but underneath, there was no real meaning going on, just a lot of escapism.
Mark Manson
It’s not uncool to worry about people who seem like they’re going on the wrong path. There’s nothing cool about being self-destructive.
Patti Smith
I definitely have a real self-destructive streak.
Florence Welch
Sometimes it would be nice to just have some red wine with dinner, but it’s not worth the risk. I have a great life, a great situation. Why would I want to risk self-destructive behaviour?
Kristin Davis
Ego is one of the biggest weapons that is used to take us down. It’s self-destructive. It’s a problem on all levels – even regular people can have big ego problems.
Yehuda Berg
If you don’t find some way to discuss what’s going on inside you, it can come out in other ways that are self-destructive.
Viggo Mortensen
I don’t think of sex as a self-destructive impulse.
Thom Gunn
My mother died in 1997 and I spiralled into this self-destructive vortex of trying to annihilate my consciousness. I was afraid to face the grief of losing her, because she was somebody I loved more than anybody else in the world.
Panos Cosmatos
As every scuba diver knows, panic is your worst enemy: when it hits, your mind starts to thrash and you are likely to do something really stupid and self-destructive.
Daniel Dennett
A lot of people just ask me about how I can do small budgets and big budgets, but many actors do both. I think the more self-destructive impulse I have is doing so many different characters.
Bill Pullman
I have a tendency to dip my foot in self-destructive behavior.
I am a self-destructive idiot.
Swara Bhaskar
A lot of my characters in all of my books have a self-destructive urge. They’ll do precisely the thing that they know is wrong, take a perverse delight in doing the wrong thing.
Richard Russo
I can be very self-destructive, but quietly.
Sam Taylor-Johnson
There’s a lot psychologically going on in boxing… I think I relate to some of it. I have a respect for it. It’s like performing, but it’s also this crazy, self-destructive thing.
Julia Holter
I think that what I’m attracted to is people who are wild. But the self-destructive side comes out of the wild side. The wildness is very different from me. That’s why I think I like it.
Gus Van Sant
I’m not a 21-year-old angsty self-destructive rapscallion anymore.
Karen O
I guess I’m rather self-destructive, and I like to give other people who are self-destructive a song to sing.
I hate being forced to do things. I hate people telling me what to do, so I’ll do the complete opposite. It’s a bit self-destructive sometimes.
Sky Ferreira
I am not self-destructive. I am not a person who wants to die.
Whitney Houston
Limit your inputs to only those that support a certain kind of self-destructive behavior, and you can be cheered with enthusiasm as you drive yourself off a cliff.
Adam-Troy Castro
We are stubborn, self-destructive conformists. Any other view of our species is just a self-congratulatory delusion.
Michael Crichton
America’s greatness has been the greatness of a free people who shared certain moral commitments. Freedom without moral commitment is aimless and promptly self-destructive.
John W. Gardner
When we meet real tragedy in life, we can react in two ways – either by losing hope and falling into self-destructive habits, or by using the challenge to find our inner strength. Thanks to the teachings of Buddha, I have been able to take this second way.
Dalai Lama