The finite is annihilated in the presence of the infinite, and becomes a pure nothing. So our spirit before God, so our justice before divine justice.
— Blaise Pascal

Try as you will, you cannot annihilate that eternal relic of the human heart, love.
Victor Hugo annihilates quote

To really ask is to open the door to the whirlwind. The answer may annihilate the question and the questioner.
— Anne Rice

What is a scientist? We give the name scientist to the type of man who has felt experiment to be a means guiding him to search out the deep truth of life, to lift a veil from its fascinating secrets, and who, in this pursuit, has felt arising within him a love for the mysteries of nature, so passionate as to annihilate the thought of himself.
— Maria Montessori

By annihilating the desires, you annihilate the mind. Every man without passions has within him no principle of action, nor motive to act.
— annihilates quotation by Claude A. Helvetius