Best 370 of Disaster quotes - MyQuotes

By Anonym 14 Sep

Donald Trump

NAFTA stripped us of manufacturing jobs. We lost our jobs. We lost our money. We lost our plants. It is a disaster.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Francis Stuart Campbell

The great pagan sadness of modern man is largely due to his premonition of ultimate disaster.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Aleksandar Hemon

It was a great fucking time, the short era of disaster euphoria, for nothing enhances pleasures and blocks guilt like a looming cataclysm.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Thomas Curtis Clark

We are creatures of rage and madness and bitter tears and we knew that from the start. Our end was disaster and we knew that from the start. We knew it all from the start.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Christopher Buckley

How many times had those awful words - "I know what I'm doing" - been uttered throughout history as prelude to disaster?

By Anonym 19 Sep

David Nicholls

There is a point in the future where even the worst disaster starts to settle into an anecdote.

By Anonym 15 Sep

James Van Allen

These days, it's really been uninteresting except when disasters occur.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Anthony Liccione

People from the past, have a tendency to walk back into the present, and run over the future.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ashleigh Brilliant

Don't wait for a disaster to get to know your neighbors.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Rebecca Solnit

This is a paradise of rising to the occasion that points out by contrast how the rest of the time most of us fall down from the heights of possibility, down into diminished selves and dismal societies. Many now do not even hope for a better society, but they recognize it when they encounter it, and that discovery shines out even through the namelessness of their experience. Others recognize it, grasp it, and make something of it, and long-term social and political transformations, both good and bad, arise from the wreckage. The door to this ear's potential paradises is in hell.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Richard Bandler

Most people plan by disaster. They think of what can go wrong and then they master it.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Michael Grant

And he thought of the two people who had held his job before him: Sam and Astrid. Both beaten into despair by trying to hold this group of kids together in the face of one disaster after another. Both of them now happy to let Edilio handle it. “No wonder,” Edilio muttered. “Stay inside unless absolutely necessary,” Edilio shouted, and not for the first or last time wished he was still just Sam’s faithful sidekick.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Kamand Kojouri

Maybe when we face a tragedy, someone, somewhere is preventing a bigger tragedy from happening.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Donald Trump

The estate tax has been a disaster. First of all it's double taxation, some people could even say it's triple taxation.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Euripides

Disaster appears, to crush one man now, but afterward another.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Richard Lloyd Parry

Most of the parents who came to the school were full-time mothers and housewives; most of the villagers offering their opinions were retired, elderly and male. It was another enactment of the ancient dialogue, its lines written centuries ago, between the entreating voices of women, and the oblivious, overbearing dismissiveness of old men.

By Anonym 13 Sep

James Fallows

For a decade or more after the Vietnam war, the people who had guided the U.S. to disaster decently shrank from the public stage.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Walker Percy

Have you noticed that only in time of illness or disaster or death are people real?

By Anonym 16 Sep

Sheldon Currie

I pulled the sheet off their faces. Their faces were black with coal dust and didn't look like anything was wrong with them except they were dirty. The both of them had smiles on their faces. I thought maybe one of them had told a joke just before they died and, pain and all, they both laughed and ended up with a smile. Probably not true but but it made me feel good to think about it like that, and when the Sister came in I asked her if I could clean their faces and she said, "no, certainly not!" but I said, "ah, c'mon, it's me brother n' father, I want to," and she looked at me and looked at me, and at last she said, "of course, of course, I'll get some soap and water." When the nun came back she helped me. Not doing it, but more like showing me how, and taking to me, saying things like "this is a very handsome man" and "you must have been proud of your brother" when I told her how Charlie Dave would fight for me, and "you're lucky you have another brother"; of course I was, but he was younger and might change, but she talked to me and made it all seem normal, the two of us standing over a dead face and cleaning the grit away. The only other thing I remember a nun ever saying to me was, "Mairead, you get to your seat, this minute!

By Anonym 16 Sep

Svetlana Alexievich

It's certainly true that Chernobyl, while an accident in the sense that no one intentionally set it off, was also the deliberate product of a culture of cronyism, laziness, and a deep-seated indifference toward the general population. The literature on the subject is pretty unanimous in its opinion that the Soviet system had taken a poorly designed reactor and then staffed it with a group of incompetents. It then proceeded, as the interviews in this book attest, to lie about the disaster in the most criminal way. In the crucial first ten days, when the reactor core was burning and releasing a steady stream of highly radioactive material into the surrounding areas, the authorities repeatedly claimed that the situation was under control. . . In the week after the accident, while refusing to admit to the world that anything really serious had gone wrong, the Soviets poured thousands of men into the breach. . . The machines they brought broke down because of the radiation. The humans wouldn't break down until weeks or months later, at which point they'd die horribly.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sarah Vowell

History is one war after another with a bunch of murders and natural disasters in between.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Thomas John Barnardo

Only disaster can follow divided counsels and opposing wills.

By Anonym 18 Sep

William Shakespeare

Or if there were a sympathy in choice, War, death, or sickness did lay siege to it, Making it momentany as a sound, Swift as a shadow, short as any dream, Brief as the lightning in the collied night, That, in a spleen, unfolds both heaven and earth, And, ere a man hath power to say ‘Behold!’ The jaws of darkness do devour it up. So quick bright things come to confusion

By Anonym 13 Sep

Rebecca Solnit

Everyday life is a disaster, and disaster can liberate us.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Steven Magee

Modern society is a biological disaster masquerading as progress.

By Anonym 14 Sep

David Lloyd George

It is always too late, or too little, or both. And that is the road to disaster.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Muhammad Ali

I'll destroy you. I am the master of disaster.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jill Stein

Yet we have a voting system that forbids us from actually bringing our values into our vote, which is, in my view, quite a disaster.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Iris Murdoch

He awoke the next morning to an instant consciousness of disaster.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Michelangelo Antonioni

Method actors are absolutely terrible. They want to direct themselves, and it's a disaster.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Donald Trump

We have the most incompetently worked trade deals ever negotiated probably in the history of the world, and that starts with NAFTA. And now they want to go TPP, one of the great disasters.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Iain Pears

Every cataclysm is welcomed by somebody; there is always someone to rejoice at disaster and see in it the prospect of a new beginning and a better world.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Bamigboye Olurotimi

Distractions can be disastrous if they are allowed, they will steal precious time and energy from most important things that matters in life.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Donald Trump

Obamacare is collapsing... imploding Obamacare disaster.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jan Egeland

Climate change disasters will displace more and more. Those who are most exposed are the poorest.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Noam Chomsky

A war with Pakistan would be an utter disaster.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Francois Ozon

Actually, for everybody, having sex the first time is never a good time. It's always a disaster.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Svetlana Alexievich

Everything we know of horror and dread is connected primarily with war. Stalin's Gulags and Auschwitz were recent gains for evil. History has always been the story of wars and military commanders, and war was, we could say, the yardstick of horror. This is why people muddle the concepts of war and disaster. In Chernobyl, we see all the hallmarks of war: hordes of soldiers, evacuation, abandoned houses. The course of life disrupted. Reports on Chernobyl in the newspapers are thick with the language of war: 'nuclear', 'explosion', 'heroes'. And this makes it harder to appreciate that we now find ourselves on a new page of history. The history of disasters has begun. But people do not want to reflect on that, because they have never thought about it before, preferring to take refuge in the familiar. And in the past. Even the monuments to the Chernobyl heroes look like war memorials.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Donald Trump

NAFTA is a horrible agreement, one of the worst trade deals ever. It's just one of the worst. Although TPP, which I terminated before it got signed - before it got finished, someday hopefully people will be thanking. That would have been one of the great disasters of all times, in terms of trade.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Nenia Campbell

Most creatures run when they sense danger. People grab a six-pack and a folding chair.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Donald Trump

Hillary Clinton is a disaster, folks. She has bad judgment. That was said by Bernie Sanders. He's given me a lot of my best lines.

By Anonym 13 Sep

James Packer

Business is good right now, but now my personal life is a disaster.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Graham Hancock

According to the Greek historian Diodorus Siculus, writing in the first century BC, 'There lies out in the deep off Libya [Africa] an island of considerable size, and situated as it is in the ocean it is a distant from Libya a voyage of a number of days to the west. Its land is fruitful, much of it being mountainous and not a little being a level plain of surpassing beauty. Through it flow navigable rivers ...' Diodorus goes on to tell us how Phoenician mariners, blown off course in a storm, had discovered this Atlantic island with navigable rivers quite by chance. Soon its value was recognized and its fate became the subject of dispute between Tyre and Carthage, two of the great Phoenician cities in the Mediterranean: 'The Tyrians ... purposed to dispatch a colony to it, but the Carthaginians prevented their doing so, partly out of concern lest many inhabitants of Carthage should remove there because of the excellence of the island, and partly in order to have ready in it a place in which to seek refuge against an incalculable turn of fortune, in case some total disaster should overtake Carthage. For it was their thought that since they were masters of the sea, they would thus be able to move, households and all, to an island which was unknown to their conquerors.' Since there are no navigable rivers anywhere to the west of Africa before the seafarer reaches Cuba, Haiti and the American continent, does this report by Diodorus rank as one of the earliest European notices of the New World?

By Anonym 14 Sep

John Pope

Success and glory are in the advance, disaster and shame lurk in the rear.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Slash

When we weren't being transcendent we specialized in self-inflicted disaster.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Butler Lampson

In handling resources, strive to avoid disaster rather than to attain an optimum.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Nadine Gordimer

Disaster is private, in its way, as love is.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ambrose Bierce

WHANGDEPOOTENAWAH, n. In the Ojibwa tongue, disaster; an unexpected affliction that strikes hard.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Simon Kurt Unsworth

There had to be something new, some fresh angle. As the rain pattered down around him, Kapenda thought. What was the weirdest thing he'd seen since this all started? He'd been in the tiny town of Chew Stoke a few weeks earlier, filming the remains of a vehicle that had been washed into a culvert and whose driver had died. In Grovehill, no one had died yet but there were abandoned cars strewn along the streets and surrounding tracks, hulking shapes that the water broke around and flowed over in fractured, churning flurries. That was old. Every television station had those shots. He'd been there the year before when the police had excavated a mud-filled railway tunnel and uncovered the remains of two people who had been crushed in a landslide. What they needed was something like that here, something that showed how weak man's civilized veneer was when set against nature's uncaring ferocity. He needed something that contrasted human frailty and natural strength, something that Dali might have painted - a boat on a roof, or a shark swimming up the main street. He needed that bloody house to collapse. ("Into The Water")

By Anonym 15 Sep

Laozi

When men lack a sense of awe, there will be disaster.