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Natural Disaster Quotes


"Sometimes it takes a natural disaster to reveal a social disaster." - Jim Wallis

"Climate is always evolving, and natural disaster have always existed." - Marco Rubio

"Disaster is a natural part of my evolution toward tragedy and dissolution." - Chuck Palahniuk

"In the absence of a natural disaster we are left again to our own uneasy devices." - Joan Didion

"This is what happens when you fall in love. You're looking at a natural disaster." - Janet Fitch

"Hurricane Katrina is without question the worst natural disaster in American history,." - Douglas Brinkley

"Yes, life in Chechnya so far looks more like a life after a natural disaster." - Vladimir Putin

"We're facing a natural disaster in the middle of an economic disaster. The federal government has to balance its budget the way our families do." - Nan Hayworth

"A natural disaster in one American city is a natural disaster in every American city, including Fresno and, for that matter, every city and small town in the San Joaquin Valley," - Alan Autry

"Born often under another sky, placed in the middle of an always moving scene, himself driven by the irresistible torrent which draws all about him, the American has no time to tie himself to anything, he grows accustomed only to change, and ends by regarding it as the natural state of man. He feels the need of it, more he loves it; for the instability; instead of meaning disaster to him, seems to give birth only to miracles all about him." - Alexis De Tocqueville

"Some folks are natural born kickers. They can always find a way to turn disaster into butter," - Katherine Paterson

"All students of disaster movies know that nothing survives these natural onslaughts except cats and the highest paid film stars." - Simon Jenkins

"It doesn't take a miracle or a natural disaster to live in the world that you're after, the change is gonna happen to you" - Michael Tolcher

"I want you bad like a natural disaster. You are all I see. You are the only one I want to know." - Henry Rollins

"You have no control [over natural disaster]. That's what's scary about it. You're helpless. That feeling of helplessness is really scary." - R L Stine

"We learn from every natural disaster. Whether it's a fire or a flood, we learn something from it so we can respond to the next one better." - Malcolm Turnbull

"the natural condition is one of insurmountable obstacles on the road to imminent disaster. strangely enough it all works out in the end... it's a mystery." - Tom Stoppard

"We cannot stop natural disasters but we can arm ourselves with knowledge: so many lives wouldn't have to be lost if there was enough disaster preparedness." - Petra Nemcova

"Rising sea levels, severe draughts, the melting of the polar caps, the more frequent and devastating natural disasters all raise demand for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief." - Leon Panetta

"One of the essential elements of government responsibility is to communicate effectively to the American people, especially in time of a potential terrorist attack or a natural disaster." - Vito Fossella

"FEMA has lost its focus, and Floridians know first-hand of the agency's shortcomings, .. Natural disaster preparedness and response programs have become trapped in a homeland security bureaucracy." - Alcee Hastings

"Women are natural anarchists." - Kim Gordon

"I'm a natural sceptic." - David Hockney

"I find it vulgar that people are so fascinated by natural disasters, and we allow footage of young people that are looting because they have no choice because of natural disaster." - Sasha Grey

"As the country continues to dissect the recent natural disaster, we might want to start considering what about the disaster wasn't actually 'natural' at all. ... Human activity, the burning of fossil fuels, is causing global warming. Global warming is causing the oceans to warm. Warm oceans are steroids for storms." - Michael Moore

"Every natural action is graceful." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Literary critics make natural detectives." - A S Byatt

"And it's like some tiny nothing that sets off a natural disaster halfway across the world, only this was the opposite of disaster, how by accident she saved me with that thoughtless act of grace, and she never knew, and how that, too, is the part of the history of love." - Nicole Krauss

"Having said that, I believe we must not compound the natural disaster of Katrina by creating a fiscal disaster in Congress - it is our duty to ensure that we reign in other government spending in any event, and especially in this time of national emergency." - Chris Chocola

"If you have a major disaster involving hundreds of thousands, or in this case millions of people, whether it be a natural disaster or an act of terrorism, the first 72 hours are going to be totally chaotic no matter what you plan to do." - Warren Rudman

"Whenever a natural disaster occurs, it is always the Red Cross that responds quickly and compassionately. I am honored to lend my voice to their cause, and thrilled to serve on the Celebrity Cabinet for 2010." - Reba Mcentire

"We, the American people, clearly see the daunting forces we will undoubtedly face: terrorists, crime, drug gangs, the possibility of Euro-style debt riots, civil unrest or natural disaster." - Wayne LaPierre

"To function effectively, the system scientist must know a considerable amount about the natural world AND about mathematics, without being an expert in either field. This is clearly a prescription for career disaster in today's world of ultra-high specialization." - John L. Casti

"People say you need to be strong, smart, and lucky to survive hard times, war, a natural disaster, or physical torture. But I say emotional abuse-anxiety, fear, guilt, and degradation-is far worse and much harder to survive." - Lisa See

"A foreigner is an individual who is considered either comic or sinister. When the victim of a disaster - preferably natural but sometimes political -the foreigner may also be pitied from a distance for a short period of time." - John Ralston Saul

"People say you need to be strong, smart, and lucky to survive hard times, war, a natural disaster, or physical torture. But I say emotional abuse-anxiety, fear, guilt, and degradation-is far worse and much harder to survive." - Lisa See

"In my mind of course natural disaster like tsunami, and these things, also I think indirectly may relate to human behavior. But then major sort of problems actually they're due to a lack of moral principle." - Dalai Lama

"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

"Americans rightly asked, if this is the way our government responds to a natural disaster it knew about days in advance, how would it respond to a surprise terrorist attack? How would it respond to an earthquake?" - Russ Carnahan

"If your child gets asthma, the fossil fuel industry doesn't pay. Or if there's a natural disaster, the bill is paid by the taxpayer, not the fossil fuel company." - James Hansen

"The one thing that I have been struck with, after coming here to Congress is, how many people in Washington, D.C. talk about job loss like they are talking about the weather, or a natural disaster like an earthquake." - Stephen F Lynch

"If the Poe Lock were ever rendered unusable due to a terrorist attack or natural disaster, it would halt commerce on the Great Lakes and these industries would be helpless." - Bart Stupak

"It is imperative that when thousands of selfless volunteers respond to those who have incurred the wrath of a natural disaster that legal liability need not be hanging over their heads." - Jon Porter

"I welcome a discussion on a long-term, pro-active approach to disaster relief for Americans. Until Congress arrives at a conclusion, however, we must continue to honor America's honorable tradition of helping Americans recover for natural catastrophes." - Cedric Richmond

"I can only hope the federal aid made available today will be sufficient in our recovery efforts, and pray that our citizens continue to be safe from the fallout of this dangerous natural disaster." - Mike Rogers

"This may sound trite, but bad things happen to good people, and when you're facing terrorism, natural disaster, you can have every wonderful plan in place, but I am a realist." - Warren Rudman

"The fact is, Japan's whaling is illegal, so just because there is a natural disaster in Japan is no reason for us to stop opposing their illegal activities in the Southern Ocean." - Paul Watson

"No matter what is happening in life or in the world - war, natural disaster, poor health, pain, the death of loved ones - if existence is filled with art, music and literature, life will be fulfilling, a joy." - Karen Decrow

"Hurricane Charley is the worst natural disaster to befall our state in a dozen years, and it is unthinkable that anyone would try to take advantage of neighbors at a time like this,." - Charlie Crist

"I work closely with a number of charities from food pantries to drug rehabilitation to natural disaster relief to preventing sexual exploitation of young girls. It is one of the most rewarding things I do." - Beyonce Knowles

"So our building of the visible Church becomes much like any natural business function, using natural means and natural motives." - Francis Schaeffer

"thank god for pure natural strength" - Ronnie Coleman

"All women are natural born espionage agents." - Eddie Cantor

"Revenge may be wicked, but it's natural." - William Makepeace Thackeray

"Peace is a natural effect of trade." - Baron de Montesquieu

"The unreal is natural, so natural that it makes of unreality the most natural of anything natural. That is what America does, and that is what America is." - Gertrude Stein

"Revenge may be wicked, but it's natural." - William Makepeace Thackeray

"Canada and space are a natural fit." - Marc Garneau

"I am not a natural dancer." - Ricki Lake

"I like a girl with natural beauty." - Chandler Parsons

"I have a natural curiosity for people." - Nicholas Haslam

"The unnatural, that too is natural." - Johann Wolfgang Von Goeth

"Nobody is actually a natural C.E.O." - Ben Horowitz

"Medicine and writing are natural companions." - Kevin Patterson

"I love a natural look in pictures." - Marilyn Monroe

"Everyday life is a disaster, and disaster can liberate us." - Rebecca Solnit

"ObamaCare is a complete disaster." - Donald Trump

"The press lives on disaster." - Clement Attlee

"It's a recipe for disaster." - Cody Lundin

"Obamacare is a disaster, folks." - Donald Trump

"Our military is a disaster." - Donald Trump

"I do a lot of work with the Red Cross, too. As a reporter, before I went to entertainment news, I tended to follow natural disasters. I went to Charleston, South Carolina, after Hurricane Hugo. I went to Miami the year after they were recovering from Hurricane Andrew. I came to California when they were recovering from a big earthquake. I've seen the Red Cross and how they stay there years after a natural disaster. They're not just there when a disaster is happening." - Nancy O'Dell

"Mathematics without natural history is sterile, but natural history without mathematics is muddled." - John Maynard Smith

"There seems to be a feeling that anything that is natural is good. Strychnine is natural." - Isaac Asimov

"Things don't ever stay the same. Natural beginnings come to natural or unnatural ends." - Kristin Cashore

"Hard work will always overcome natural talent when natural talent does not work hard enough." - Alex Ferguson

"To be right is to be natural, and to be natural is to be right." - Arthur Desmond

"It's just natural, it's not a great disaster. People keep talking about it like it's The End of The Earth. It's only a rock group that split up, it's nothing important. You know, you have all the old records there if you want to reminisce." - John Lennon

"Haile Selassie was not an evil man, but his priorities were misplaced. He was so concerned with establishing a strong central government and modernizing the country that he failed to meet the challenge of natural disaster... It was his false pride, this lack of courage to admit mistakes, that brought about his downfall." - Haile Selassie

"How impossible it is for us to imagine ourselves victims of disaster. We suffer for the poor people who were thrown into the sea from their cruise ship off the coast of Tuscany, some losing their lives. Imagine a world of accelerating natural disasters, one after the other so that nobody can help anyone else." - Vivienne Westwood

"I named my camel Katrina. She was a natural disaster. She slobbered everywhere and seemed to think the purple streak in my hair was some kind of exotic fruit. She was obsessed with trying to eat my head. I named Walt's camel Hindenburg. He was almost as large as a zeppelin and definitely as full of gas." - Rick Riordan

"The recent upsurge of public concern over environmental questions reflects a belated recognition that man has been too cavalier in his relations with nature. Unless we arrest the depredations that have been inflicted so carelessly on our natural systems-which exist in an intricate set of balances-we face the prospect of ecological disaster." - Richard M. Nixon

"If your child dies, or you witness a terrible natural disaster, yes, you certainly want a scientific explanation as to what's happened. But science can't help you to find meaning, help you deal with that turbulence of your grief, rage, and dismay." - Karen Armstrong

"Every Victim requires a Persecutor. But the Persecutor isn't always necessarily a person. The Persecutor could also be a condition or a circumstance. A persecuting condition might be a disease or a heart attack, or an injury. A persecuting circumstance could be a natural disaster, like a hurricane or an earthquake or a house burning down." - David Emerald Womeldorff

"This visit is meant to express my closeness to our brothers and sisters who endured the suffering, loss and devastation caused by Typhoon Yolanda. Together with many people throughout the world, I have admired the heroic strength, faith and resilience demonstrated by so many Filipinos in the face of this natural disaster, and so many others." - Pope Francis

"All across the world, ...increasingly dangerous weather patterns and devastating storms are abruptly putting an end to the long-running debate over whether or not climate change is real. Not only is it real, it's here, and its effects are giving rise to a frighteningly new global phenomenon: the man-made natural disaster." - Barack Obama

"It's pretty easy to decide to roll with the punches, to look at the enormity of natural disaster and choose to hunker down and do less. It's more important than ever, I think, to persist and make a dent in the universe instead. We've all been offered access to so many tools, so many valuable connections, so many committed people. What an opportunity." - Seth Godin

"This visit is meant to express my closeness to our brothers and sisters who endured the suffering, loss and devastation caused by Typhoon Yolanda. Together with many people throughout the world, I have admired the heroic strength, faith and resilience demonstrated by so many Filipinos in the face of this natural disaster, and so many others." - Pope Francis

"We live in an idiotic capitalist self-indulgent society where the sex life of a pop star is more important than impending starvation, land mines and child soldiers in Africa, or more interesting than the world's biggest man-made natural disaster in oil fields of the Middle East." - Peter Menzel

"Refugees have been displaced by war or natural disaster or political catastrophes, and they are much more threatening because they are reminders to people that all the comforts that we take for granted can be taken away in just a moment." - Nguyen Viet Thang

"When Gimme Shelter was recorded, early '69 or something, it was a time of war and tension, so that's reflected in this tune. It's still wheeled out when big storms happen, as they did the other week. It's been used a lot to evoke natural disaster." - Mick Jagger

"I think small animals can escape from many kinds of natural disaster more easily. There are just more places for them to hide, and more ways for them to find safe habitats. So this means that rats are set up to rule the Earth, but most of us already knew that. Now you know why." - Annalee Newitz

"If there's horrible flooding in Pakistan or a horrible heat wave in Texas, we're no longer able to call it an act of God, or a natural disaster, or something like that, the way we could have through all of human history until 35 or 40 years ago." - Bill Mckibben

"It is not understood that before life an individual decides to live. A self is not simply the accidental personification of the body's biological mechanism. Each person born desires to be born. He dies when that desire no longer operates. No epidemic or illness or natural disaster - or stray bullet from a murderer's gun - will kill a person who does not want to die." - Seth

"I do not think that tragedy is our natural fate and I do not live in chronic dread of disaster. It is no happiness, but suffering that I consider unnatural. It is not success, but calamity that I regard as the abnormal exception in Human Life." - Ayn Rand

"The word survivor suggests someone who has emerged alive from a plane crash or a natural disaster. But the word can also refer to the loved ones of murder victims, and this was the sense in which it was used at a four-day conference in early June at Boston College." - Godfried Danneels

"This is part of the involuntary bargain we make with the world just by being alive. We get to experiences the splendor of nature, the beauty of art, the balm of love and the sheer joy of existence, always with the knowledge that illness, injury, natural disaster, or pure evil can end it in an instant for ourselves or someone we love." - Jeff Greenfield

"Never in our country's history have we witnessed a natural disaster that has impacted so many people in such a wide area. In fact, as of the writing of this column, millions of people along the Gulf Coast have been displaced from their homes in a period of only five days." - Jo Bonner

"We are deeply saddened by the tremendous loss of life and devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina, .. Starbucks has a long tradition of striving to bring together people and communities where we do business. We extend our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families and many others impacted by this natural disaster; our prayers and thoughts are with all the families who have lost loved ones." - Howard Schultz

"The president's very right about one thing: When you have a disaster of that scale, whether it be natural or a terrorist attack, there's only one part of our entire government, state or local, that is equipped to handle it, and that's the U.S. military." - Warren Rudman

"We tend to think of heroes only in terms of violent combat, whether it's against enemies or a natural disaster. But human beings also perform radical acts of compassion; we just don't talk about them, or we don't talk about them as much." - Diane Ackerman

"Even with all our technology and the inventions that make modern life so much easier than it once was, it takes just one big natural disaster to wipe all that away and remind us that, here on Earth, we're still at the mercy of nature." - Neil Degrasse Tyson

"Law is twofold - natural and written. The natural law is in the heart, the written law on tables. All men are under the natural law." - Ambrose

"Of our desires some are natural and necessary, others are natural but not necessary; and others are neither natural nor necessary, but are due to groundless opinion." - Epicurus

"Optimist: Someone who figures that taking a step backwards after taking a step forwards is not a disaster. It's a cha-cha." - Robert Breault

"Every master was once a disaster." - T Harv Eker

"One person's fashion is another person's disaster." - Hillary Clinton

"Nothing but disaster follows from applause." - Thomas Bernhard

"Confidence without clarity is always a disaster." - Jaggi Vasudev

"There is no greater disaster than discontent." - Laozi

"No disaster is worse than being discontented." - Laozi

"To copy is to invite disaster." - W Edwards Deming

"Only after disaster can we be resurrected." - Chuck Palahniuk

"Disaster comes only because of ignorance." - Judah the Prince

"Pride and excess bring disaster for man." - Xunzi

"Prolific programmers contribute to certain disaster." - Niklaus Wirth

"Any disaster is a learning process." - Julia Child

"Disaster and chaos are always good" - Mao Zedong

"Each disaster became a steppingstone for growth." - Erin Brockovich

"Obamacare is collapsing... imploding Obamacare disaster." - Donald Trump

"Out of near disaster, came real progress." - Judy LaMarsh

"Both triumph and disaster are impostors." - Rudyard Kipling

"All is but illusion and disaster." - Voltaire

"Pride and excess bring disaster for man." - Xun Zi

"The alternative to discipline is disaster" - Vance Havner

"Man's brain is, after all, the greatest natural resource." - Karl Brandt

"The beauty of the natural world lies in the details." - Natalie Angier

"Humankind's greatest priority is to reintegrate with the natural world." - Jonathon Porritt

"Humility is a natural symptom of those who love God." - Radhanath Swami

"The strong are God's natural protectors of the weak." - Henry Ward Beecher

"artificial intellegance is no match for natural stupidity" - Albert Einstein

"Approved valor is made precious by natural courtesy." - Philip Sidney

"Human was the music, natural was the static." - John Updike

"There's only one sort of natural blonde on earth - albinos." - Marilyn Monroe

"Natural joy brings no headaches and no heartaches." - Elbert Hubbard

"Don't exaggerate. Just give your natural bitchy selves full rein" - Steig Larsson

"Love is like pi - natural, irrational, and very important." - Lisa Hoffman

"Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty." - Socrates

"Vanity is a natural object of temptation to a woman." - Jonathan Swift

"The industrial corporation is the natural enemy of nature." - Edward Abbey

"The discovery of natural law is a meeting with God." - Friedrich Dessauer

"Atheism is the natural and inseparable part of Communism." - Vladimir Lenin

"Unlock your natural drives by doing what you enjoy." - Hans Selye

"Natural Born Killers' is really a misunderstood romantic comedy." - Woody Harrelson

"I think most people have a natural instinct to rebel." - Elvis Presley

"Sympathy will have been increased through natural selection" - Charles Darwin

"Nothing is more natural to me than horror." - Lon Chaney, Jr.

"You do the natural. Trust God for the super." - Steven Furtick

"It seems that man's greatest natural enemy is the target." - Demetri Martin

"Defense is a lot more natural to me than offense." - Scott Rolen



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