Quotes: catastrophe

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  • Adlai E. Stevenson II
    Adlai E. Stevenson II
    American lawyer, politician, and diplomat 1900-1965
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    A wise man who stands firm is a statesman, a foolish man who stands firm is a catastrophe.
  • Albert Speer
    Albert Speer
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    All sensible Army people turned gas warfare down as being utterly insane since, in view of your superiority in the air, it would not be long before it would bring the most terrible catastrophe upon German cities, which were completely unprotected.
  • Susan Sontag
    Susan Sontag
    American writer, filmmaker, teacher, and political activist 1933-2004
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    Anything in history or nature that can be described as changing steadily can be seen as heading toward catastrophe.
  • Richard Dawkins
    Richard Dawkins
    English ethologist, evolutionary biologist and author 1941-
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    George Bush is a catastrophe for the world. And a dream for Bin Laden.


  • H.G. Wells
    H.G. Wells
    British-born American author 1866-1946
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    History is a race between education and catastrophe.
  • H. G. Wells
    H. G. Wells
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    Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
  • Paul Valery
    Paul Valery
    French poet 1871-1945
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    If some great catastrophe is not announced every morning, we feel a certain void. nothing in the paper today , we sigh.
  • Pat Buchanan
    Pat Buchanan
    American politician author and columnist 1938-
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    If the sexual revolution has been a medical disaster, socially it has been a catastrophe. Why do the media not report and explore the tragic results of the sexual revolution? Because many are collaborators.
  • Selma James
    Selma James
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    It is not women's fault if we are so tender. It is in the nature of the lives we live. And further, it would be a terrible catastrophe if men had to live men's lives and women's also. Which is precisely what has happened today - to women.
  • Jean Baudrillard
    Jean Baudrillard
    French sociologist, philosopher and cultural theorist 1929-2007
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    Mistakes, scandals, and failures no longer signal catastrophe. The crucial thing is that they be made credible, and that the public be made aware of the efforts being expended in that direction. The ''marketing'' immunity of governments is similar to that of the major brands of washing powder.
  • George Sand
    George Sand
    French Novelist 1804-1876
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    One approaches the journey's end. But the end is a goal, not a catastrophe.
  • Germaine Greer
    Germaine Greer
    Australian writer and public intellectual 1939-
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    Perhaps catastrophe is the natural human environment, and even though we spend a good deal of energy trying to get away from it, we are programmed for survival amid catastrophe.
  • Carl Gustav Jung
    Carl Gustav Jung
    Swiss psychiatrist 1875-1961
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    The heaping together of paintings by Old Masters in museums is a catastrophe; likewise, a collection of a hundred Great Brains makes one big fathead.
  • Iris Murdoch
    Iris Murdoch
    Anglo-Irish novelist and philosopher 1919-1999
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    The notion that one will not survive a particular catastrophe is, in general terms, a comfort since it is equivalent to abolishing the catastrophe.
  • Leonard Cohen
    Leonard Cohen
    Canadian-born American Musician, Songwriter, Singer 1934-
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    The term clinical depression finds its way into too many conversations these days. One has a sense that a catastrophe has occurred in the psychic landscape.
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