By a lie, a man...annihilates his dignity as a man.
— Immanuel Kant

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 annihilating quote

Nature abhors annihilation.
— Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

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