Quotes of Catastrophe

“ War is a series of catastrophes that results in a victory. ”

- Georges Clemenceau

“ Calamities are of two kinds: misfortunes to ourselves, and good fortune to others. ”

- Ambrose Bierce

“ Every decision is liberating, even if it leads to disaster. Otherwise, why do so many people walk upright and with open eyes into their misfortune? ”

- Elias Canetti

“ Let us be of good cheer, remembering that the misfortunes hardest to bear are those which never happen. ”

- James Russell Lowell

“ This nomination is a catastrophe. ”

- Charles Krauthammer

“ Love can cure heartbreaks, misfortune, or tragedy. It is the eternal companion. ”

- Unknown

“ Destruction was effected after visitation, for visitation always precedes. ”

- Emanuel Swedenborg

“ Life improves slowly and goes wrong fast, and only catastrophe is clearly visible. ”

- Edward Teller

“ This was such a massive catastrophe. I don't know that anything could have been done differently. We had a lot of heroic people. ”

- John Walsh

“ The tragedy of life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach. ”

- Benjamin Mays

“ Feeling good about government is like looking on the bright side of any catastrophe. When you quit looking on the bright side, the catastrophe is still there. ”

- Gandhi

“ 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. ”

- Germaine Greer

“ The notion that one will not survive a particular catastrophe is, in general terms, a comfort since it is equivalent to abolishing the catastrophe. ”

- Iris Murdoch

“ A hundred times have I thought New York is a catastrophe and 50 times: It is a beautiful catastrophe. ”

- Le Corbusier

“ It must be borne in mind that the tragedy of life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach. It isn't a calamity to die with dreams unfulfilled, but it is a calamity not to dream. It is not a disaster to be unable to capture your ideal, but it is a disaster to have no ideal to capture… ”

- Benjamin E. Mayes

“ Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe. ”

- H. G. Wells

“ The happiness of most people we know is not ruined by great catastrophes or fatal errors, but by the repetition of slowly destructive little things. ”

- Ernest Dimnet

“ Murphy's Law: "If there are two or more ways to do something, and one of those ways can result in a catastrophe, then someone will do it.". ”

- Edward A. Murphy Jr

“ When a man meets catastrophe on the road, he looks in his purse, but a woman looks in her mirror. ”

- Margaret Turnbull

“ A wise man who stands firm is a statesman, a foolish man who stands firm is a catastrophe. ”

- Adlai E. Stevenson

“ AIDS occupies such a large part in our awareness because of what it has been taken to represent. It seems the very model of all the catastrophes privileged populations feel await them. ”

- Susan Sontag

“ Anything in history or nature that can be described as changing steadily can be seen as heading toward catastrophe. ”

- Susan Sontag

“ Ever since our love for machines replaced the love we used to have for our fellow man, catastrophes proceeded to increase. ”

- Man Ray

“ If some great catastrophe is not announced every morning, we feel a certain void. nothing in the paper today, we sigh. ”

- Paul Valery

“ It's not catastrophes, murders, deaths, diseases, that age and kill us; it's the way people look and laugh, and run up the steps of omnibuses. ”

- Virginia Woolf

“ One approaches the journey's end. But the end is a goal, not a catastrophe. ”

- George Sand

“ Science fiction writers foresee the inevitable, and although problems and catastrophes may be inevitable, solutions are not. ”

- Isaac Asimov

“ The greatest efforts of the race have always been traceable to the love of praise, as the greatest catastrophes to the love of pleasure. ”

- John Ruskin

“ 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. ”

- Carl Jung

“ 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. ”

- Leonard Cohen
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