91 Disaster Quotes And Sayings

If you’re feeling overwhelmed with the current events and turmoil in the world, and you need a little inspiration and perspective, make sure to check out some of these disaster quotes. These moving and inspirational quotes can remind us that we all have a role to play in our world — we make a difference every day!

You don't need another Human Being to make your life complete, but let's be honest. Having your wounds kissed by someone who doesn't see them as disasters In your soul, but cracks to put their love into, Is the most calming thing In this World. Emery Allen
Tragedy descends, and in the carnage our enraged cynicism screams ‘If there was a God, He would not have allowed this! ’ And somehow we’ve conveniently forgotten that once upon a time He allowed us to tell Him to go away, and once upon that time we allowed ourselves to take Him up on that offer. Craig D. Lounsbrough
God’s absence in the carnage is due to one single rather unnerving fact; that at some time past He honored our request that He leave. And if we are not brutally honest with ourselves regarding that choice, it is we ourselves who have set the stage for the next tragedy. Craig D. Lounsbrough
The positive emotions that arise in...unpromising circumstances demonstrate that social ties and meaningful work are deeply desired, readily improvised, and intensely rewarding. The very structure of our economy and society prevent these goals from being achieved. Rebecca Solnit
A poet should be so crafty with words that he...
A poet should be so crafty with words that he is envied even for his pains. Criss Jami
If the surprise outcome of the recent UK referendum - on whether to leave or remain in the European Union - teaches us anything, it is that supposedly worthy displays of democracy in action can actually do more harm than good. Witness a nation now more divided; an intergenerational schism in the making; both a governing and opposition party torn to shreds from the inside; infinitely more complex issues raised than satisfactory solutions provided. It begs the question 'Was it really all worth it' ? . Alex Morritt
Daemon! " Dee called from the kitchen. "I need your help! "" We should go see what she's doing before she destroys your kitchen." He rubbed his hands down his face. "It's possible. Jennifer L. Armentrout
Science fiction films are not about science. They are about...
Science fiction films are not about science. They are about disaster, which is one of the oldest subjects of art. Susan Sontag
I will feel no guilt on shutting my door to...
I will feel no guilt on shutting my door to those who didn't listen. Stefan Molyneux
We can act to deal with the consequences of the earthquake and tsunami, but the disaster was only faintly political in the economics and indifference..the relief will be very political, in who gives how much (Bush offering 15 million, then 35 million under pressure, the cost of his inauguration and then 350 million under strong international pressure)..but the event itself transcends politics, the realm of things we cause and can work to prevent. We cannot wish that human beings were not subject to the forces of nature, including the mortality.. we cannot wish for the seas to dry up, that the waves grow still, that the tectonic plates ceast to exist, that nature ceases to be beyond our abilities to predict and control.. But the terms of that nature include such catastrophe and suffering, which leaves us with sorrow as not a problem to be solved but a fact. And it leaves us with compassion as the work we will never finish . Rebecca Solnit
Bad people often end up as heroes.
Bad people often end up as heroes. Michael Bassey Johnson
And she thought then how strange it was that disaster–the sort of disaster that drained the blood from your body and took the air out of your lungs and hit you again and again in the face–could be at times, such a thing of beauty. Anita Shreve
But I will be a beautiful disaster.
But I will be a beautiful disaster. Lyndsay Faye
I pulled the sheet off their faces. Their faces were black with coal dust and didn't look like anything was wrong with them except they were dirty. The both of them had smiles on their faces. I thought maybe one of them had told a joke just before they died and, pain and all, they both laughed and ended up with a smile. Probably not true but but it made me feel good to think about it like that, and when the Sister came in I asked her if I could clean their faces and she said, "no, certainly not! " but I said, "ah, c'mon, it's me brother n' father, I want to, " and she looked at me and looked at me, and at last she said, "of course, of course, I'll get some soap and water." When the nun came back she helped me. Not doing it, but more like showing me how, and taking to me, saying things like "this is a very handsome man" and "you must have been proud of your brother" when I told her how Charlie Dave would fight for me, and "you're lucky you have another brother"; of course I was, but he was younger and might change, but she talked to me and made it all seem normal, the two of us standing over a dead face and cleaning the grit away. The only other thing I remember a nun ever saying to me was, "Mairead, you get to your seat, this minute!. Sheldon Currie
But oh, the perils of leadership in a species so anxious to be told what to do. How little they knew of what they created by their demands. Leaders made mistakes. And those mistakes, amplified by the numbers who followed without questioning, moved inevitably toward great disasters. Frank Herbert
Everyone appears to be courageous until bad weathers arrive, and then we know the true leaders. Israelmore Ayivor
When dark situations arise, it is opportunity for you to reveal the leader in you. Rise and deal with them. Israelmore Ayivor
I noticed that volcanoes, earthquakes and floods, though are not good events, they are better than the silence of good people when bad people take the podium. The latter are to an extent uncontrollable, but the former can be stopped. Israelmore Ayivor
I regard monotheism as the greatest disaster ever to befall the human race. I see no good in Judaism, Christianity, or Islam -- good people, yes, but any religion based on a single, well, frenzied and virulent god, is not as useful to the human race as, say, Confucianism, which is not a religion but an ethical and educational system. Gore Vidal
The usual state of nature is recovering from the last disaster. James S.A. Corey
Maybe when we face a tragedy, someone, somewhere is preventing a bigger tragedy from happening. Kamand Kojouri
You're a shit cake with cum for whipped cream and dynamite for candles. Ahmed Mostafa
In books there are chapters to separate out the moments, to show that time is going by and things are changing, and sometimes the parts even have titles that are full of promise–' The Meeting', 'Hope', 'Downfall'–like paintings do. But in life there's nothing like that, no titles or signs or warnings, nothing to say 'Beware, danger! ' or 'Frequent landslides' or 'Disillusion ahead'. In life you stand all alone in your costume, and too bad if it's in tatters. Delphine De Vigan
Modern society is a biological disaster masquerading as progress. Steven Magee
Rather blessings, after counting my misfortunes, I realized how the more blessed I am. Anthony Liccione
People always say that digital cameras are much more stable than film cameras, but the truth is that digital cameras, or any kind of digital technology, is one of the most unstable things in the world. A film camera can last decades if you know how to look after it, but digital things can break down instantly. A violent storm, a nuclear bomb, even something as minor as a cracked screen or the releasing of newer models, can make a digital product just a block of useless metal. Rebecca McNutt
The future of the next generation relies on astronomers obtaining a full understanding ofthe rapidly changing human environmental conditions and the halting of biologically toxic corporategovernment policies. The overloading of the electromagnetic environment is one of these disastrouspolicies that must stop. Steven Magee
Sleep! May be you will wake up tomorrow and find that things never changed, the apocalypse never happened, and everything's fine, normal, at home. Or may be you will wake up tomorrow and find that things have changed, for the better, the apocalypse is over and there's light, hope and a new home. Sleep, you crazy soul, just sleep. Sanhita Baruah
There are many shades in the danger of adventures and gales, and it is only now and then that there appears on the face of facts a sinister violence of intention- that indefinable something which forces it upon the mind and the heart of a man, that this complication of accidents or these elemental furies are coming at him with a purpose of malice, with a strength beyond control, with an unbridled cruelty that means to tear out of him his hope and his fear, the pain of his fatigue and his longing for rest: which means to smash, to destroy, to annihilate all he has seen, known, loved, enjoyed, or hated; all that is priceless and necessary- the sunshine, the memories, the future, - which means to sweep the whole precious world utterly away from his sight by the simple and appalling act of taking his life. Joseph Conrad
She was–of course–perfectly normal–quiet and polite andreasonablyintelligent and...normal andself destructive and lonelyand terrified of everything And she loved Disaster– Tah The Trickster
I’ve seen a lot of stuff… maybe I’ve seen too much. I see most humans in a bad light because I’ve seen what they can do, how evil they can be… I’ve seen the Holocaust and I’ve seen Jonestown, I’ve seen the Vietnam War and I’ve seen Hiroshima… I’ve seen the Chernobyl disaster… I’ve seen the World Trade Center attack… I’ve been alive too long, over a hundred years is a long time to be alive, ” Alecto sighed, staring at the cigarette he was holding. Rebecca McNutt
And we mustn't lose our sense of humor, " Mrs. Which said. "The only way to cope with something deadly serious is to try to treat it a little lightly. Madeleine LEngle
We are creatures of rage and madness and bitter tears and we knew that from the start. Our end was disaster and we knew that from the start. We knew it all from the start. Thomas Curtis Clark
Adversity kills fearful people just by showing them its weapons. As to whether that weapon is fatal or fake, they don't care to know before they surrender! Israelmore Ayivor
There is a point in the future where even the worst disaster starts to settle into an anecdote. David Nicholls
Never take someone for granted based on your perception and act on it, for that would yield in ultimate disaster! Ramana Pemmaraju
Darkness falls upon Humanityand faces become terriblethingsthat wanted more than therewas.all our days are marked withunexpectedaffronts - somedisastrous, othersless sobut the process iswearing andcontinuous.attrition rules.most givewayleavingempty spaceswhere people shouldbe.and nowas we ready to self-destructthere is very little left tokillwhich makes the tragedyless and moremuch muchmore. Charles Bukowski
A tornado of thought is unleashed after each new insight. This in turn results in an earthquake of assumptions. These are natural disasters that re-shape the spirit. Vera Nazarian
It does not matter what I believe. The past is done. Hope is irrelevant. We measure success and failure in history with a cost of lives. Penicillin saved people, and the world wars exterminated them. Success and failure. Feelings, regrets, the point where they knew they made mistakes..it is interesting but unfortunately, irrelevant. Did they go to their death and grieve for what they did? Did the makers of the atomic bomb grieve for the destruction they dedicated their lives towards creating? Who cares? They did it. Whether they knew what they were creating, or whether they talked themselves into believing it was for the best, the glory of history is being able to view it in black-and-white. However honorable one's initial intention, a villain will always be a villain. . Caroline Hanson
Let me leave you with this thought, written by my father before he died. If you incorporate it into your system of values, it will serve as a worthy guide to the management of your sexual energy: Strong desire is like a river. As long as it flows within the banks of God’s will–be the current strong or weak–all is well. But when it overruns those boundaries and seeks its own channels, then disaster lurks in the rampage below. . James C. Dobson
There she stood, hiding; the mother without child, the voiceless woman full of anger. Her smoked nails hammered her evaporated heart snivelling in the grotty kitchen of disaster. Her face, depleted, cauterised. Her eyes wheezed shame at what she knew would happen to her daughter, again and all over again. Laura Gentile
The Fukushima nuclear complex went on to become the worst man-made engineering disaster in all of human history, outside of war. Steven Magee
President Trump's health care plan is a human rights disaster. Steven Magee
Flying in a modern jet airplane doses the human with levels of radiation comparable to those found in nuclear disaster zones. Steven Magee
Let's get something straight; you're not a piece of shit, you're amazing. It doesn't matter who buys me drinks, or who asks me to dance, or who flirts with me. I'm going home with you. You've asked me to trust you, and you don't seem to trust me. - Abby, Beautiful Disaster Jamie Mcguire
If this is really it...if you're really done with me...will you let me hold you tonight? - Travis Jamie Mcguire
Distractions can be disastrous if they are allowed, they will steal precious time and energy from most important things that matters in life. Bamigboye Olurotimi
If a country is not governed well, all sort of disasters will become a routine of that country! Mehmet Murat Ildan
Most creatures run when they sense danger. People grab a six-pack and a folding chair. Nenia Campbell
A few years ago the Deists denied the inspiration of the Bible on account of its cruelty. At the same time they worshiped what they were pleased to call the God of Nature. Now we are convinced that Nature is as cruel as the Bible; so that, if the God of Nature did not write the Bible, this God at least has caused earthquakes and pestilence and famine, and this God has allowed millions of his children to destroy one another. So that now we have arrived at the question -- not as to whether the Bible is inspired and not as to whether Jehovah is the real God, but whether there is a God or not. . Robert G. Ingersoll
When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping." To this day, especially in times of "disaster, " I remember my mother's words and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers — so many caring people in this world. Fred Rogers
And he thought of the two people who had held his job before him: Sam and Astrid. Both beaten into despair by trying to hold this group of kids together in the face of one disaster after another. Both of them now happy to let Edilio handle it.“ No wonder, ” Edilio muttered.“ Stay inside unless absolutely necessary, ” Edilio shouted, and not for the first or last time wished he was still just Sam’s faithful sidekick. Michael Grant
Many of those who elected to remain might have escaped. 'Chivalry' is a mild appellation for their conduct. Some of the vaunted knights of old were desperate cowards by comparison. A fight in the open field, or jousting in the tournament, did not call out the manhood in a man as did the waiting till the great ship took the final plunge, in the knowledge that the seas round about were covered with loving and yearning witnesses whose own salvation was not assured. . Unknown
It was a symposium of horror and heroism, the like of which has not been known in the civilized world since man established his dominion over the sea. Unknown
When someone refuses listening to reason disaster will surely follow. Ken Poirot
This is a paradise of rising to the occasion that points out by contrast how the rest of the time most of us fall down from the heights of possibility, down into diminished selves and dismal societies. Many now do not even hope for a better society, but they recognize it when they encounter it, and that discovery shines out even through the namelessness of their experience. Others recognize it, grasp it, and make something of it, and long-term social and political transformations, both good and bad, arise from the wreckage. The door to this ear's potential paradises is in hell. . Rebecca Solnit
During times of disaster sorrow brings people together in a spirit of friendship, and influences man to recognize the blessings of becoming his brother's keeper. Napoleon Hill
Here's a new 'Blessing' for our ti Vera Nazarian
It's called the Infinity Effect. Edward M. Wolfe
It was a great fucking time, the short era of disaster euphoria, for nothing enhances pleasures and blocks guilt like a looming cataclysm. Aleksandar Hemon
It's certainly true that Chernobyl, while an accident in the sense that no one intentionally set it off, was also the deliberate product of a culture of cronyism, laziness, and a deep-seated indifference toward the general population. The literature on the subject is pretty unanimous in its opinion that the Soviet system had taken a poorly designed reactor adn then staffed it with a group of incompetents. It then proceeded, as the interviews in this book attest, to lie about the disaster in the most criminal way. In the crucial first ten days, when the reactor core was burning and releasing a steady stream of highly radioactive material into the surrounding areas, the authorities repeatedly claimed that the situation was under control. . In the week after the accident, while refusing to admit to the world that anything really serious had gone wrong, the Soviets poured thousands of men into the breach. The machines they brought broke down because of the radiation. The humans wouldn't break down until weeks or months later, at which point they'd die horribly. Svetlana Alexievich
...disaster, when it is quite sure of its own strength, will announce itself by hardly moving its lips... Chris Cleave
So I flirt with disaster once or twice. Who doesn’t?” He snorted. “You don’t just flirt with disaster, you have intercourse with it. Dannika Dark
[T]he normal and the everyday are often amazingly unstoppable, and what is unimaginable is the cessation of them. The world is resilient, and, no matter what interruptions occur, people so badly want to return to their lives and get on with them. A veneer of civilization descends quickly, like a shining rain. Dust is settled. Lorrie Moore
Not everything that happens in your life has to hit you like a hurricane. Joyce Rachelle
And then it struck him what lay buried far down under the earth on which his feet were so firmly planted: the ominous rumbling of the deepest darkness, secret rivers that transported desire, slimy creatures writhing, the lair of earthquakes ready to transform whole cities into mounds of rubble. These, too, were helping to create the rhythm of the earth. He stopped dancing and, catching his breath, stared at the ground beneath his feet as though peering into a bottomless hole. Haruki Murakami
When I got home, my roof was gone. Overnight the weight of the snow became too much to carry. What tipped the scale? Think about it: there must have been a final snowflake that did it, a fraction of a fraction of a fraction of a milligram that made all the difference. Lauren Oliver
Have you noticed that only in time of illness or disaster or death are people real? Walker Percy
Always be prepared. Preparation with the anointing of the Holy Spirit secures success. Not being prepared and not having the anointing of the Holy Spirit, spells utter disaster Unknown
If your life is a miserable disaster, you might want to consider, that it's because you are doing something wrong. Bryant McGill
The few trees still upright were stripped of their branches, lonely flagpoles without a nation to claim them. Mike Mullin
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
There is humor in the specter of the worst disaster in our nation's history. All I have to do is sweep away the debris of shock to find it. Will Durst
He who refuses to stoop, who cannot be bribed by the promise of success or the fear of failure - who walks the highway of the right, and in disaster stands erect, is the only victor. Robert Green Ingersoll
Vietnam was a palpable failure. And of course, in retrospect, it was even more clearly a disaster and a failure than maybe people understood at the time. Robert Dallek
There's a difference between a failure and a fiasco... a fiasco is a disaster of mythic proportions. Orlando Bloom
Failure is simply the non-presence of success. But a fiasco is a disaster of mythic proportions. Orlando Bloom
No matter how well things are going, failure and disaster are just around the corner. So celebrate the good, but be ready for the bad. Vivek Wadhwa
Well, our position, and our chairman has talked about this extensively, is that we had a lot of intelligence prior to 9/11. We knew that two al Qaeda operatives who ultimately participated in the 9/11 disaster were in the United States. We didn't find them. Richard BenVeniste
No organization should be allowed near disaster unless they are willing to cooperate with some level of established leadership. Irwin Redlener
Disability is often framed, in medical terms, as the ultimate disaster and certainly as a deficit. Stella Young
Two European nations emerged with credit from the Iraq disaster: France and Germany. Both had the courage to withstand the Bush administration and oppose the U.S.-led invasion. Martin Jacques
I've been in rooms where people are discussing films that have yet to come out and saying delightedly, 'Oh, I've heard it's a disaster! ' The jealousy is unseemly. Lenny Abrahamson
What's sort of interesting about the whole public relations disaster that is the Net, in some ways, is that the fundamentals are really good. Meg Whitman
He taught me never to smile, which helps me when I visit disaster sites. Emo Philips
Some people don't like change, but you need to embrace change if the alternative is disaster. Elon Musk
When we rebuild a house, we are rebuilding a home. When we recover from disaster, we are rebuilding lives and livelihoods. Sri Mulyani Indrawati
In the auto industry, there's one thing you can always count on: if a new environmental or safety rule is proposed, executives will prophesy disaster. James Surowiecki
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 am usually part of any disaster at a wedding if I'm a bridesmaid, which I've been lucky enough to be several times. Jennifer Garner