Best 97 of Catastrophe quotes - MyQuotes

By Anonym 20 Sep

Darmie Orem

When flash of hope scans through your dreams. When news of goodness skims the surface of your expectations and bravery abates, break not, keep pressing less the dreams of your fingers suffer extinction.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Rex Stout

Being broke is not a disgrace, it is only a catastrophe.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Max Lucado

In our grandparents' generation news of an earthquake in Nepal would reach around the world some days later. In our parents' day the nightly news communicated the catastrophe. Now it's a matter of minutes. We've barely processed one crisis, and then we hear of another.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Virginia Woolf

Why, if it was an illusion, not praise the catastrophe, whatever it was, that destroyed illusion and put truth in it's place?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Steve Inskeep

So many awful things have happened in Karachi, it's true. It has its own crazy rhythm. Even as crazy as other news is in Pakistan, the city manages to beat that in the frequency of catastrophes.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Shannon Lynette

Your life is just a series of catastrophes followed by a poorly executed sword swallowing side show

By Anonym 19 Sep

Brien Foerster

The spherules [that could only have formed from the combustion of rock] also were found at 17 other sites across four continents, an estimated 10 million metric tons' worth, further supporting the idea that whatever changed Earth did so on a massive scale. It's unlikely that a wildfire or thunderstorm would leave a geological calling card that immense, covering about 50 million square kilometers. 'We know something came close enough to Earth and it was hot enough that it melted rock, that's what these carbon spherules are. In order to create this type of evidence that we see around the world, it was big,' Tankersley says, contrasting the effects of an event so massive with the 1883 volcanic explosion on Krakatoa in Indonesia. 'When Krakatoa blew its stack, Cincinnati had no summer. Imagine winter all year round. That's just one little volcano blowing its top.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jean-paul Sartre

The universe remains dark. We are animals struck by catastrophe.

By Anonym 13 Sep

William J. Bernstein

Do the math. Expect catastrophes. Whatever happens, stay the course.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Maile Meloy

It takes experience to know what is a catastrophe (Richard Hughes, 'A High Wind in Jamaica'),

By Anonym 15 Sep

Bruce Chatwin

To lose a passport was the least of one’s worries. To lose a notebook was a catastrophe.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Masha Gessen

It's not natural for people in the opposition to leave. It's always a personal catastrophe.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Martin Scorsese

If everything moves along and there are no major catastrophes we're basically headed towards holograms.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Brien Foerster

The precision of many of the flat surfaces [at Puma Punku] is astonishing. In some cases, they are almost as flat as laser perfection, and the idea that a Bronze Age culture like the Tiwanaku were responsible for this work is clearly impossible. What is also curious is that much of the stone has been partially or fully excavated from the red clay mud of the area, which infers either extreme age, or that a cataclysmic event occurred here, partially burying the site [...]. Further, there are blocks which appear to have been snapped in half - not by the invading Aymara, colonial Spanish, or more recently, but at a time in the distant past. The logic behind this statement is that there are no apparent tool marks or other evidence of attempts to break the stone.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bill Gates

Good stuff tends to happen gradually, whereas violence or catastrophes are deemed more newsworthy.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Simon Kuper

Other than sports, only war and catastrophe can create this sort of national unity.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Donna Lynn Hope

Evil spawns mayhem while benevolence repairs; doing good comforts the living while prayers are extended to the one who attends to the dead.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ludwig Von Mises

Continued inflation inevitably leads to catastrophe.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Robin Robertson

In my head, when the gales are riding wild, I steer towards catastrophe then write about it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Michael Lewis

I confess some part of me thought, If only I'd stuck around, this is the sort of catastrophe I might have created.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Andrew Coyle Bradley

Shakespeare very rarely makes the least attempt to surprise by his catastrophes. They are felt to be inevitable, though the precise way in which they will be brought about is not, of course, foreseen.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Michael Bassey Johnson

Your name still rings a bell when you say something good, not by causing catastrophe in a bid to sound more interesting.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Greg Jay

In order to learn history right, one must listen to the right people

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eric Alterman

As with almost every significant aspect of the Bush presidency, its handling of 9/11 was a catastrophe from start to finish.

By Anonym 19 Sep

E. R. Eddison

Thunder and blood and night must usurp our parts, to complete and make up the catastrophe of this great piece.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Julie Murphy

Sometimes catastrophes split you in half and even if all the pieces are there, they might not ever fit back together.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Uri Avnery

What is the alternative to peace? A catastrophe for both peoples [Palestine and Israel].

By Anonym 18 Sep

David Benioff

The days had become a confusion of catastrophes; what seemed impossible in the afternoon was blunt fact by the evening.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Sunday Adelaja

Whenever a nation or a group of people is devoid of light, catastrophe comes, calamity hits, there is danger everywhere.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Kurt Tucholsky

One man's death: that is a catastrophe. A hundred thousand dead: that is a statistic

By Anonym 18 Sep

Silvana De Mari

Per qualche motivo, tutto sommato, lo avrebbe di nuovo voluto neonato. Squittente e catastrofico, e che lo guardasse con occhi adoranti. Adesso non squittiva e non bruciava, ma come adorazione era senz'altro sullo scarso.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Karen Marie Moning

You, Ms. Lane, are a menace to others! A walking, talking catastrophe in pink!

By Anonym 16 Sep

Heinrich Von Kleist

Er bestrich sich Stirn und Brust, unwissend, was er aus seinem Zustande machen sollte, und ein unsägliches Wonnegefühl ergriff ihn, als ein Westwind, vom Meere her, sein wiederkehrendes Leben anwehte, und sein Auge sich nach allen Richtungen über die blühende Gegend von St. Jago hinwandte.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Brien Foerster

Oral tradition accounts that the author was able to glean from living local experts are that the Spanish, upon first seeing the great wall of Sacsayhuaman in 1533, and shocked at its scale, asked the local Inca if their ancestors had built it. The answer was a simple, 'No,' that the wall was there when the Inca arrived about 500 years prior. Sacsayhuaman is a huge and complex site, and it is clear that varying techniques were used in its construction [...]. There is no practical reason why such huge blocks were required at Sacsayhuaman, and they are in fact the largest ever employed in the Americas. The common belief that it was a fortress of some kind constructed by the Inca is an idea that the Spanish came up with. For the Inca, it was in fact one of the most sacred of holy places.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Brien Foerster

The catastrophic event of 12,000 years ago, having melted much of the planet's ice and causing a global sea rise of some 350 feet, could have been so intense as to have raised global temperatures by six degrees Celsius [...]. The ending of the last ice age was not a gradual event, as most people would assume, but fast and intense.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Pierre Teilhard De Chardin

Specialisation paralyses, ultra-specialisation kills. Palaeontology is littered with such catastrophes.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Rafik Schami

Tout grandit, m'a-t-il dit un jour, sauf les catastrophes. Elles sont énormes quand elles naissent; ensuite, elles rapetissent un peu plus chaque jour.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Gregory Jay Hunt

To those who accuse catch phrases, like pseudoscience, conspiracy theorist, and now fake news that is not an argument but an excuse to continue on the wrong path without conscience bothering them, if you actually read Velikovsky's work he makes complete sense and they know they cannot beat him with facts he uses their own sources and connects the dots,so instead they use terms to slander, it's all they have

By Anonym 14 Sep

Bruce Lee

Know the difference between a catastrophe and an inconvenience.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Hector Bianciotti

So many catastrophes in love are only accidents of egotism.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Louise Erdrich

As soon as there's a crisis, there are people who take charge and want to control others. Climate-change catastrophe and human migration and immigration are great for corporate and governmental control over people, and we have to contend with that. I should say, I see corporate control behind everything that the government is working on right now.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Brien Foerster

The commonalities that we find at all of the above locations include: 1) works in stone beyond the scale and technical prowess of the historically presumed builders, such as the Inca; 2) signs of construction interruptions and/or cataclysmic damage; and 3) oral traditions speaking of much earlier civilizations with advanced technological capabilities.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Marlene Steinberg

Isolation of catastrophic experiences. Dissociation may function to seal off overwhelming trauma into a compartmentalized area of conscious until the person is better able to integrate it into mainstream consciousness. The function of dissociation is particularly common in survivors of combat, political torture, or natural or transportation disasters.

By Anonym 14 Sep

James A. Owen

Sometimes a catastrophe is simply a course correction.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Theodor Adorno

The recent past always presents itself as if destroyed by catastrophes.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Brien Foerster

Something akin to a global scale combustion caused by perhaps a comet scraping our planet's atmosphere or a meteorite slamming into its surface, scorched the air, melted bedrock and altered the course of Earth's history. Exactly what it was is unclear, but this event jump-started what Kenneth Tankersley, an assistant professor of anthropology and geology at the University of Cincinnati, calls the last gasp of the last ice age. 'Imagine living in a time when you look outside and there are elephants walking around in Cincinnati,' Tankersley says. 'But by the time you're at the end of your years, there are no more elephants. It happens within your lifetime.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Richard Ben-veniste

No connection between Iraq and the 9/11 catastrophe.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Gabriel Chevallier

There is nothing in human affairs that is a true subject for ridicule. Beneath comedy lies the ferment of tragedy; the farcical is but a cloak for coming catastrophe.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ken Ham

An all-out attack on evolutionist thinking is possibly the only real hope our nations have of rescuing themselves from an inevitable social and moral catastrophe.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Leonard Cohen

I'm planning a catastrophe.