Quotations on Disasters

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I went through a big Alice Cooper phase, which was probably a major influence on my writing style later, especially after Plastic Surgery Disasters.
- Jello Biafra
(Keywords: Disasters, Influence, Style, Writing)

Mr. Speaker, from hurricanes and floods in Latin America to earthquakes in Asia, natural disasters are increasingly becoming a regular feature of life for large numbers of people around the globe.
- Earl Blumenauer
(Keywords: Life, People, America, Disasters, Numbers)

I had seen people who had lost everything and everyone they loved to war, famine, and natural disasters.
- Chelsea Clinton
(Keywords: War, People, Disasters, Famine)

The formula for achieving a successful relationship is simple: you should treat all disasters as if they were trivialities but never treat a triviality as if it were a disaster.
- Quentin Crisp
(Keywords: Successful, Disaster, Disasters, Formula)

I tell you, the difference for me is between being victimized, terrorized, numbed by reading about different disasters, or reducing the anxiety by getting up and doing something about it, at whatever level.
- Ted Danson
(Keywords: Anxiety, Being, Difference, Disasters, Reading)

But by showing us live coverage of every bad thing happening everywhere in the world, cable news makes life seem like it's just an endless string of disasters - when, for most people in most places today, life is fairly good.
- Gregg Easterbrook
(Keywords: Life, People, Disasters, News, Today, World)

In a world full of competing emergencies and disasters, it really helps if there is an international locomotive that can help us bring attention - help us bring resources.
- Jan Egeland
(Keywords: Attention, Disasters, Help, World)

There is a huge responsibility on all of us to get England through. It would be one of the biggest disasters in sports history if we blew it and we must make sure it does not happen.
- Rio Ferdinand
(Keywords: History, Sports, Disasters, England, Responsibility)

We had had several mine disasters where workers, some of the workers were rescued. It was, you know, who was lucky and who weren't. Some would find the air pockets But, in this one, bam, it was just, everybody was gone and it greatly depressed the state.
- Richard Grimes
(Keywords: Disasters, State, Workers)

There is a growing feeling that perhaps Texas is really another country, a place where the skies, the disasters, the diamonds, the politicians, the women, the fortunes, the football players and the murders are all bigger than anywhere else.
- Pete Hamill
(Keywords: Women, Country, Disasters, Feeling, Football, Politicians)

Farms and ranches contend with much more than quarterly reports and profit margins - the weather can wreak havoc on their quality of life and economic viability. When natural disasters strike, we must do all we can to assist the backbone of our economy.
- Ruben Hinojosa
(Keywords: Life, Quality, Disasters, Economy, Profit, Weather)

My friends, as I have discovered myself, there are no disasters, only opportunities. And, indeed, opportunities for fresh disasters.
- Boris Johnson
(Keywords: Disasters, Friends)

Our agricultural economy in the Hudson Valley continues to face historically low prices and producer income, as well as losses due to weather and other disasters.
- Sue Kelly
(Keywords: Disasters, Economy, Income, Weather)

Did you know that the word "tsunami," which is now being used worldwide, is a Japanese word? This is indicative of the extent to which Japan has been subject to frequent tsunami disasters in the past.
- Junichiro Koizumi
(Keywords: Being, Disasters, Now, Past, Word)

We must expect reverses, even defeats. They are sent to teach us wisdom and prudence, to call forth greater energies, and to prevent our falling into greater disasters.
- Robert E. Lee
(Keywords: Wisdom, Disasters, Prudence)

As Mayor of San Francisco, I will work hard to ensure that, in the event of natural or man-made disasters, San Franciscans are prepared and our City is protected.
- Gavin Newsom
(Keywords: Work, Disasters, Man, Will)

But I warn my colleagues that we will fail in our efforts to protect the homeland if we do not take additional steps to avoid a trade-off between protecting ourselves against terrorists attacks and preparing for and responding to natural disasters.
- David E. Price
(Keywords: Disasters, Trade, Will)

Are you kidding? I'm a terrible cook, but John is a really great one. Literally, I never cook. The whole time we were dating, I prepared two officially romantic meals. Both of them were such disasters that he begs me never to go into the kitchen again.
- Rebecca Romijn
(Keywords: Time, Dating, Disasters, Kitchen, Romantic)

The garden is growth and change and that means loss as well as constant new treasures to make up for a few disasters.
- May Sarton
(Keywords: Change, Growth, Disasters, Garden, Loss)

I've produced more pilots than United Airlines, and they've all been disasters. Every audition I ever took in my life I lost.
- Willard Scott
(Keywords: Life, Disasters, United)

Getting into the habit of switching a timer on will, I promise, save you from any number of kitchen disasters.
- Delia Smith
(Keywords: Habit, Disasters, Kitchen, Promise, Will)

If politics and business fail us, of course the military will be called in. In the developing world, the massive and repeated ecological disasters are quite commonly met by the military.
- Bruce Sterling
(Keywords: Business, Politics, Disasters, Military, Will, World)

It's very difficult to ignore humanitarian disasters. The royalties from my albums continue to support my charity work.
- Cat Stevens
(Keywords: Work, Charity, Disasters, Support)

My heart goes out to victims and survivors of the Hurricane Katrina tragedy and to their families. This disaster will go down in history books as one of the largest natural disasters in U.S. history.
- Ellen Tauscher
(Keywords: History, Heart, Books, Disaster, Disasters, Tragedy, Victims, Will)

Crime is only the worst example, but it is a paradigm for other Labour policy disasters. No one tells the voters that crime is falling: let them stay scared senseless.
- Polly Toynbee
(Keywords: Policy, Crime, Disasters, Example)

Global interdependence today means that economic disasters in developing countries could create a backlash on developed countries.
- Atal Bihari Vajpayee
(Keywords: Countries, Disasters, Today)

The average man is a conformist, accepting miseries and disasters with the stoicism of a cow standing in the rain.
- Colin Wilson
(Keywords: Disasters, Man, Rain)

There was a tsunami and there are terrible natural disasters, all of this because of too little Torah study.
- Ovadia Yosef
(Keywords: Disasters, Study)









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