Quotations on Crisis

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There is a human capital crisis in the federal government. Not only are we losing the decades of talent as civil servants retire, we are not doing enough to develop and nurture the next generation of public servants.
- Daniel Akaka
(Keywords: Government, Talent, Crisis, Losing, Public)

In times of life crisis, whether wild fires or smoldering stress, the first thing I do is go back to basics... am I eating right, am I getting enough sleep, am I getting some physical and mental exercise everyday.
- Edward Albert
(Keywords: Life, Crisis, Eating, Exercise, First, Right, Sleep, Stress)

The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.
- Dante Alighieri
(Keywords: Crisis, Hell, Neutrality)

Mr. Speaker, our Nation must no longer be complacent about underage drinking and its alarming consequences. We must bring this national public health crisis out of the shadow and into the bright light of a national priority.
- Lucille Roybal Allard
(Keywords: Health, Consequences, Crisis, Drinking, Light, Nation, Public, Shadow)

With such compelling information, the question is why haven't we been able to do more to prevent the crisis of underage drinking? The answer is: the alcohol industry.
- Lucille Roybal Allard
(Keywords: Alcohol, Crisis, Drinking, Information, Question)

Real style is not having a program - it's how one behaves in a crisis.
- Frank Auerbach
(Keywords: Crisis, Style)

The School Energy Crisis Relief Act authorizes the Secretary of Energy to issue energy assistance grants to help the poorest school districts across the Nation offset these unexpected and challenging costs.
- Joe Baca
(Keywords: Act, Crisis, Energy, Help, Nation, School)

I really do think that any deep crisis is an opportunity to make your life extraordinary in some way.
- Martha Beck
(Keywords: Life, Opportunity, Crisis, Deep)

The current health crisis, however, is a little more the work of the evil empire. We were told, we were assured, that the more meat and dairy and poultry we ate, the healthier we'd be.
- Mark Bittman
(Keywords: Health, Work, Crisis, Evil)

The President and the Democrats on Congress have exploited the financial crisis to advance their socialist big government tax, spend and borrow agenda.
- Bradley A. Blakeman
(Keywords: Government, Financial, Congress, Crisis, Democrats, Tax, President)

I think the government should do everything they possibly can to, to bring this crisis to an end; and that means going after BP, enforcing the laws that are on the books, and restoring the gulf to its original condition.
- John Boehner
(Keywords: Government, Books, Crisis, End, Laws)

Asean is obviously a very important association for us. Over the past 30 years Asean has made great strides in regional cooperation covering a number of areas, although recently it has been under strain because of the financial crisis and other challenges.
- Hassanal Bolkiah
(Keywords: Financial, Cooperation, Crisis, Past, Years)

I support the recommendations made by the International Crisis Group. The primary responsibility is for Kosovo Albanians to demonstrate that their treatment of minorities is adequate.
- Emma Bonino
(Keywords: Crisis, Responsibility, Support, Treatment)

The DC 9/11: Time of Crisis film was hard to get the part; I had to audition three times. It was very serious and very sobering. We studied and tried to re-create all the stuff that we all saw that day.
- Timothy Bottoms
(Keywords: Time, Crisis, Day, Film)

David Brinkley was an icon of modern broadcast journalism, a brilliant writer who could say in a few words what the country needed to hear during times of crisis, tragedy and triumph.
- Tom Brokaw
(Keywords: Country, Crisis, Journalism, Tragedy, Words, Writer)

Several unions have agreed to larger employee contributions for their members. Taxpayers are living with cuts and making sacrifices to deal with the reality of California's budget crisis, state workers are going to have to do the same.
- Jerry Brown
(Keywords: Crisis, Living, Reality, State, Workers)

If you have a crisis, whether on a ship or wherever, there are heroes who rise above it.
- Jerry Bruckheimer
(Keywords: Crisis, Heroes)

The financial crisis should not become an excuse to raise taxes, which would only undermine the economic growth required to regain our strength.
- George W. Bush
(Keywords: Financial, Growth, Strength, Crisis, Taxes)

If for no other reason than the energy crisis now facing this country, the federal government should be eager to become partners with us in rebuilding our city.
- Jane Byrne
(Keywords: Government, Country, Crisis, Energy, Now, Reason)

In reality drilling is the slowest, dirtiest, and most expensive way to solve our energy crisis.
- Lois Capps
(Keywords: Crisis, Drilling, Energy, Reality)

Now is not the time to give greater protections to pharmaceutical companies that put unsafe drugs like Vioxx on the market. Such protections have nothing to do with the liability insurance crisis facing doctors and should be stripped from this bill.
- Dennis Cardoza
(Keywords: Time, Crisis, Doctors, Drugs, Nothing, Now)

In every war zone that I've been in, there has been a reality and then there has been the public perception of why the war was being fought. In every crisis, the issues have been far more complex than the public has been allowed to know.
- John Le Carre
(Keywords: War, Perception, Being, Crisis, Public, Reality, Zone)

In short, our response as a party should be to work to solve the crises that produce crisis pregnancies, and work to make life worth living for mother and child, rather than victimize the child as a way of dealing with the crisis.
- Robert Casey
(Keywords: Life, Work, Mother, Crisis, Living, Party, Worth)

My idea, as the whole world knows, is that the capitalist system now doesn't work either for the United States or the world, driving it from crisis to crisis, which are each time more serious.
- Fidel Castro
(Keywords: Time, Work, Idea, Crisis, Driving, Now, states, United, World)

It is popular to call it a crisis of the Western world. It is in fact a crisis of the whole world. Communism, which claims to be a solution of the crisis, is itself a symptom and an irritant of the crisis.
- Whittaker Chambers
(Keywords: Communism, Crisis, Fact, Popular, Solution, World)

Racism is always there underneath, but usually it is exploited in these times of economic crisis, and it's hard to find out when one slides into another.
- Iris Chang
(Keywords: Crisis, Racism)

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
- Anton Chekhov
(Keywords: Crisis, Day, Living)

Our state is in crisis. Our people are hurting. Now is the time when we all must resist the traditional, selfish call to protect your own turf at the cost of our state. It is time to leave the corner, join the sacrifice, come to the center of the room and be part of the solution.
- Chris Christie
(Keywords: Time, Sacrifice, People, Crisis, Now, Solution, State)

See, what you're meant to do when you have a mid-life crisis is buy a fast car, aren't you? Well, I've always had fast cars. It's not that. It's the fear that you're past your best. It's the fear that the stuff you've done in the past is your best work.
- Robbie Coltrane
(Keywords: Work, Car, Fear, Crisis, Past)

The environmental crisis is a global problem, and only global action will resolve it.
- Barry Commoner
(Keywords: Environmental, Action, Crisis, Will)

The environmental crisis arises from a fundamental fault: our systems of production - in industry, agriculture, energy and transportation - essential as they are, make people sick and die.
- Barry Commoner
(Keywords: Environmental, People, Agriculture, Crisis, Energy, Production)

There is no better illustration of that crisis than the fact that the president is openly violating our nation's laws by authorizing the NSA to engage in warrantless surveillance of U.S. citizens.
- John Conyers
(Keywords: Crisis, Fact, Laws, Nation, President)

I think these movies are as much for people of that time as for people who weren't born. For people who weren't born, they see how leaders must act under a crisis situation, not trying to be re-elected or not trying to check polls, that they go from their gut check.
- Kevin Costner
(Keywords: Movies, Time, People, Act, Crisis, Leaders, Trying)

If you don't have a spiritual practice in place when times are good, you can't expect to suddenly develop one during a moment of crisis.
- Doug Coupland
(Keywords: Crisis, Practice, Spiritual)

Man is not imprisoned by habit. Great changes in him can be wrought by crisis - once that crisis can be recognized and understood.
- Norman Cousins
(Keywords: Habit, Crisis, Man)

Perhaps two million years ago the creatures of a planet in some remote galaxy faced a musical crisis similar to that which we earthly composers face today.
- George Crumb
(Keywords: Composers, Crisis, Today, Years)

First National Bank laid off 1,000 people; where do they go? There are no jobs for them. So we are having serious economic problems in this country. We are in a real economic crisis.
- Richard M. Daley
(Keywords: People, Country, Crisis, First, Jobs, Problems)

You can't relate to a superhero, to a superman, but you can identify with a real man who in times of crisis draws forth some extraordinary quality from within himself and triumphs but only after a struggle.
- Timothy Dalton
(Keywords: Quality, Crisis, Man, Struggle)

You know, let a few years go by until I hit my midlife crisis. Then that can be documented on film.
- Claire Danes
(Keywords: Crisis, Film, Years)

Our theology is still in a time of crisis, and I think this will last for some years more.
- Godfried Danneels
(Keywords: Time, Crisis, Theology, Will, Years)

The Bush Administration claims there is a Social Security crisis only to distract Americans from its serious mismanagement of the federal budget.
- Mark Dayton
(Keywords: Americans, Crisis, Security)

There's a new medical crisis. Doctors are reporting that many men are having allergic reactions to latex condoms. They say they cause severe swelling. So what's the problem?
- Phyllis Diller
(Keywords: Medical, Men, Cause, Crisis, Doctors)

The Bush Administration and the Congress have to stop ignoring this crisis in international trade. The longer we ignore it, the more American jobs will move overseas. It's just that simple.
- Byron Dorgan
(Keywords: American, Congress, Crisis, Jobs, Trade, Will)

There's nothing like a family crisis, especially a divorce, to force a person to re-evaluate his life.
- Michael Douglas
(Keywords: Family, Life, Crisis, Divorce, Force, Nothing)

The war and terrorism in the Middle East, the crisis of leadership in many of the oil-supply countries in the developing world, the crisis of global warming - all these are very clearly tied to energy.
- Julia Louis Dreyfus
(Keywords: Leadership, War, Countries, Crisis, Energy, Global warming, Oil, Terrorism, World)

Our country is not in crisis; there are no tanks in the streets. No matter what the outcome of the president's situation, life in America will go on. Our lives will continue to be filled with practical matters, not constitutional ones.
- Jennifer Dunn
(Keywords: Life, America, Country, Crisis, President, Will)

It takes a lot of experience of life to see why some relationships last and others do not. But we do not have to wait for a crisis to get an idea of the future of a particular relationship. Our behavior in little every incidents tells us a great deal.
- Eknath Easwaran
(Keywords: Experience, Life, Idea, Behavior, Crisis, Future, Relationships)

Poetry is a natural energy resource of our country.It has no energy crisis, possessing a potential that will last as long as the country. Its power is equal to that of any country in the world.
- Richard Eberhart
(Keywords: Poetry, Power, Country, Crisis, Energy, Potential, Will, World)

The film is about Joe discovering who his mother and father are and his relationship with them, and the identity crisis he goes through once he finds out who his parents are.
- Christopher Eccleston
(Keywords: Mother, Father, Crisis, Film, Identity, Parents)

Finally, I am encouraged to note that the Security Council issued a statement today expressing its concern about the massive humanitarian crisis in Darfur and calling on all parties to the conflict to protect civilians and reach a ceasefire.
- Jan Egeland
(Keywords: Concern, Conflict, Crisis, Security, Today)



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