Quotes by disaster
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English writer and actor 1908-1999
Treat all disasters as if they were trivialities but never treat a triviality as if it were a disaster.Source: Manners from Heaven: A Divine Guide to Good Behaviour (1984) ch. 7
Ada Louise Huxtable
American architecture critic and writer 1921-2013
A disaster where marble has been substituted for imagination.
Andrew William Mellon
American banker and businessman 1855-1937
A nation is not in danger of financial disaster merely because it owes itself money.
American umpire in Major League Baseball 1884-
Ball teams do not always run true to form in a short series. In a season's campaign, class will tell; the best team will invariably win, unless disaster overtakes it. In a short series, some freak situation, same unusual play, may prove to be the turning point.
Disaster these days is not official until it is recorded on the evening news.
British-born American economist, professor and investor 1894-1976
Even the most conservative must realize that the recent transformation of surplus from an individual to a national disaster implies a scathing indictment of our capitalist system as it has now developed.Source: Storage and Stability Part I, Ch. I, The Changing Role of Surplus Stocks
American author, screenwriter and journalist 1920-1999
Falling in love is great but being in love is a disaster.Source: The Godfather
American folklorist, documentary filmmaker and writer 1936-
First, those images help us understand the general and specific magnitude of disaster caused by the tsunami. The huge outpouring of aid would not have happened without those images.
American academic and social critic 1947-
For a decade, feminists have drilled their disciples to say, Rape is a crime of violence but not of sex. This sugar-coated Shirley Temple nonsense has exposed young women to disaster. Misled by feminism, they do not expect rape from the nice boys from good homes who sit next to them in class.Source: Sex, Art and American Culture : New Essays (1992)
American politician 1954-
Homeowners and business owners across the country agreed to pay premiums, communities agreed to adopt building codes to mitigate flood dangers, and the Federal Government agreed to provide insurance coverage to policyholders after a disaster.
John D. Rockefeller
American industrialist: founder Exxon 1839-1937
I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity.
American writer 1891-1980
I see America spreading disaster. I see America as a black curse upon the world. I see a long night settling in and that mushroom which has poisoned the world withering at the roots.
American politician 1941-
I thought the Bush economic policy was a disaster. We lost 500,000 private sector jobs during his tenure.
A. R. Ammons
American poet 1926-2001
If a poem is each time new, then it is necessarily an act of discovery, a chance taken, a chance that may lead to fulfillment or disaster.
Indigenous Canadian-American singer-songwriter and musician 1941-
If I'm interrupted, it's just a minor inconvenience, but not a disaster, because it's easy to get back where I was: that is, the paint has not changed consistency; the light has not moved.
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