Quotes: disaster

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  • Quentin Crisp
    Quentin Crisp
    English writer and actor 1908-1999
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    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
  • A disaster where marble has been substituted for imagination.
  • A nation is not in danger of financial disaster merely because it owes itself money.
  • Billy Evans
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    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.
  • James S. Brady
    James S. Brady
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    Disaster these days is not official until it is recorded on the evening news.
  • Benjamin Graham
    Benjamin Graham
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    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
  • Mario Puzo
    Mario Puzo
    American author, screenwriter and journalist 1920-1999
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    Falling in love is great but being in love is a disaster.
    Source: The Godfather
  • Bruce Jackson
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    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.
  • Camille Paglia
    Camille Paglia
    American academic and social critic 1947-
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    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)
  • Bob Ney
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    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
    John D. Rockefeller
    American industrialist: founder Exxon 1839-1937
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    I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity.
  • Henry Miller
    Henry Miller
    American writer 1891-1980
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    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.
  • Bernie Sanders
    Bernie Sanders
    American politician serving as the junior United States Senator from V 1941-
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    I thought the Bush economic policy was a disaster. We lost 500,000 private sector jobs during his tenure.
  • A. R. Ammons
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    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.
  • 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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