Quotation Explorer - 'Extinct'

DEINOTHERIUM, n. An extinct pachyderm that flourished when the Pterodactyl was in fashion. The latter was a native of Ireland, its name being pronounced Terry Dactyl or Peter O'Dactyl, as the man pronouncing it may chance to have heard it spoken or seen it printed. - Ambrose Bierce
The human race may well become extinct before the end of the century. - Bertrand Russell
I'd ask [God] why he keeps trying to kill us all with disease, pestilence, and natural disasters. I'd ask why 99% of all species there ever were are now extinct -- if God works in mysterious ways, that way is mysteriously genocidal. - Neil deGrasse Tyson
Simple, don't tell about something exist in an extinction and don't tell about something extinct in an existence. - Haris Yanuar
Human race don't go extinct but only if we treat each other as a human regardless of gender, color, class, and ethnicity. - Mohith Agadi
Without the dreamers who write science fiction and other imaginary material we'd still be sitting in caves ... if we weren't already extinct. - William C. Samples
Maybe you are a poet and a dreamer, but don't you realize that those two species are extinct now? - J.G. Ballard
I personally cannot discern a shred of evidence for ‘[intelligent] design.’ If 97% of all creatures have gone extinct, some plan isn't working very well! - Irven Devore
HARMONISTS, n. A sect of Protestants, now extinct, who came from Europe in the beginning of the last century and were distinguished for the bitterness of their internal controversies and dissensions. - Ambrose Bierce
SALAMANDER, n. Originally a reptile inhabiting fire; later, an anthropomorphous immortal, but still a pyrophile. Salamanders are now believed to be extinct, the last one of which we have an account having been seen in Carcassonne by the Abbe Belloc, who exorcised it with a bucket of holy water. - Ambrose Bierce
You know, of course, that the Tasmanians, who never committed adultery, are now extinct.
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