Quotations The Best Quotes About Disaster  

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A list of the best disaster quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous disaster quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic disaster quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational disaster quotes from that same writer.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best quotes about disaster?" and "What are inspirational disaster quotes?"

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The stabbing horror of life is... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Quotes About Disaster
The stabbing horror of life is not contained in calamities and disasters, because these things wake one up and one gets very familiar and intimate with them and finally they become tame again. No, it is more like being in a hotel room in Hoboken let us say, and just enough money in one's pocket for another meal. Henry Miller

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Perhaps catastrophe is the nat... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Quotes About Disaster
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

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Our sympathy is cold to the re... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Quotes About Disaster
Our sympathy is cold to the relation of distant misery. Edward Gibbon

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A great calamity is as old as ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Quotes About Disaster
A great calamity is as old as the trilobites an hour after it has happened.

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The compensations of calamity ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Quotes About Disaster
The compensations of calamity are made apparent to the understanding also, after long intervals of time. A fever, a mutilation, a cruel disappointment, a loss of wealth, a loss of friends, seems at the moment unpaid loss, and unpayable. But the sure years reveal the deep remedial force that underlies all facts. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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What quarrel, what harshness, ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Quotes About Disaster
What quarrel, what harshness, what unbelief in each other can subsist in the presence of a great calamity, when all the artificial vesture of our life is gone, and we are all one with each other in primitive mortal needs? George Eliot

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Haste breeds error; error bree... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Quotes About Disaster
Haste breeds error; error breeds woe. Janet Morris

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Down went the owners -- greedy... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Quotes About Disaster
Down went the owners -- greedy men whom hope of gain allured: oh, dry the starting tear, for they were heavily insured. Sir William Schwenck Gilbert

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The popularity of disaster mov... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Quotes About Disaster
The popularity of disaster movies expresses a collective perception of a world threatened by irresistible and unforeseen forces which nevertheless are thwarted at the last moment. Their thinly veiled symbolic meaning might be translated thus: We are innocent of wrongdoing. We are attacked by unforeseeable forces come to harm us. We are, thus, innocent even of negligence. Though those forces are insuperable, chance will come to our aid and we shall emerge victorious. David Mamet