Top 335 Disaster Quotes of 2020

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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.”

― A. R. Ammons

“The trouble with progress is that it tends to happen slowly and quietly. It’s not necessarily going to shout about itself, or make the nightly news like a disaster or a scandal would.”

― Aaron Koblin

“A disaster where marble has been substituted for imagination.”

― Ada Louise Huxtable

“The economics profession advances by one confusing financial disaster at a time.”

― Adam Davidson

“As a self-proclaimed cooking disaster, I try to makes things that I think I can easily master.”

― Adam Rippon

“I really love New York, but I have to say, the humidity during the summer is a nightmare for a cartoonist. Not only am I sweating in my studio, my bristol board is curling up, the drafting tape is peeling off the board, my Rapidograph pens bleed the minute I put them to paper… it’s a disaster.”

― Adrian Tomine

“Dark lipstick on me is both a risk and a disaster.”

― Alexa Chung

“I would argue that electing Donald Trump would be a disaster for minorities; it would be a disaster when it comes to foreign policy.”

― Ana Kasparian

“Most children of the underclass are born out of wedlock; relationships are fleeting and unstable (which ensures that what is born into the underclass stays in the underclass). This is a world in which there are almost no worthwhile male role models, which is a disaster when boys turn to youths.”

― Andrew Neil

“Turning a zombie pandemic into a generic disaster movie robs the zombies of their dirty, nasty edginess and robs the disaster of its epic scope.”

― Annalee Newitz

“Trusting our intuition often saves us from disaster.”

― Anne Wilson Schaef

“I never did very well as an immigrant. I’ve lived in several countries and been a disaster everywhere.”

― Aravind Adiga

“The middle class is teetering on the brink of collapse just as surely as AIG was in the fall of 2009 – only this time, it’s not just one giant insurance company (and its banking counterparties) facing disaster, it’s tens of millions of hardworking Americans who played by the rules.”

― Arianna Huffington

“As we learned after President Herbert Hoover signed the Smoot-Hawley tariff at the outset of the Great Depression, vibrant international trade is a key component to economic recovery; hindering trade is a recipe for disaster.”

― Asa Hutchinson

“The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in March 2011 was an immense tragedy that sparked a global response. The international community came forward with aid to the victims and came together to address the broader concerns about nuclear security and safety.”

― Ban Ki-moon

“The most significant indicator that there is no disaster in Iraq is the fact that there is no exodus.”

― Bashar al-Assad

“Lebanon was under Israeli occupation, up to its capital, but we did not consider that a disaster. Why? Because it was very clear that there are ways to resist.”

― Bashar al-Assad

“Japan hosts more forward-deployed U.S. troops than any other country and serves as home port for our only forward-deployed aircraft carrier. In 2011, when a tsunami devastated Japan and created the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear facility, the United States stood shoulder-to-shoulder with our Japanese allies to respond and rebuild.”

― Ben Rhodes

“I am a PR disaster because I talk too much.”

― Benedict Cumberbatch

“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. Mays

“We all remember the BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, the worst oil spill in U.S. history. What is less well known is that BP is claiming a 9.9 billion tax deduction on the money they had to spend cleaning up their own mess and paying for damages they caused. That is absurd.”

― Bernie Sanders

“I thought the Bush economic policy was a disaster. We lost 500,000 private sector jobs during his tenure.”

― Bernie Sanders

“Without unity, the country will face disaster.”

― Bhumibol Adulyadej

“Whenever Congress undertakes large-scale reform, there are times when disaster appears certain – only to be averted at the last minute by the good sense of its sometimes unfairly maligned members.”

― Bill Bradley

“To me, in retrospect, it was amazing that ‘Seinfeld’ was a show that had such mass appeal. At first it was a disaster in the ratings, but then it became a cultural phenomenon. I don’t know if that’s possible anymore, but I don’t try for that.”

― Bill Lawrence

“There are two things in New York, euphoria and disaster.”

― Bill Parcells

“This is the United States of America. It means we respond to our fellow Americans in times of crisis and emergency and disaster.”

― Bob Menendez

“I really like ‘Disaster Artist.’”

― Bobcat Goldthwait

“My life hasn’t always been a disaster, it’s just that when it has, it’s been a spectacular disaster.”

― Boy George

“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.”

― Bruce Jackson

“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.”

― Buffy Sainte-Marie

“Here’s what I have to say: Obama is a disaster, and Washington politicians are worthless.”

― Carlos Beruff

“An asteroid impact is a preventable natural disaster. It’s in part preventable because we have the technology, and it’s in part preventable because it’s predictable.”

― Carrie Nugent

“You don’t have to look any farther than the state of California to know that having a ‘Gordian knot’ of conflicting measures acting upon on your state budget is a recipe for disaster.”

― Cary Kennedy

“I would have loved to have been an architect – which, actually, would have been a disaster.”

― Cate Blanchett

“Leaving American disaster victims to languish is morally reprehensible and un-American.”

― Cedric Richmond

“The Iraq war took priority over domestic disaster prevention.”

― Charles B. Rangel

“A default on our debts as a result of not meeting our obligations would be a disaster for the stock market, and Americans would see their retirement funds shrivel up.”

― Charles B. Rangel

“The U.N. is worse than disaster. The U.N. creates conflicts. Look at the disgraceful U.N. Human Rights Council: It transmits norms which are harmful, anti-liberty and anti-Semitic, among other things. The world would be better off in its absence.”

― Charles Krauthammer

“The Obama foreign policy, in broad strokes, has been a disaster.”

― Charles Krauthammer

“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

“The pursuit of approval usually ends in disaster.”

― Chris Morris

“There is just no substitute for seeing a disaster area firsthand and getting the chance to speak in person to victims and responders.”

― Chris Murphy

“When I take risks, I win. When I do the safe thing, it’s a disaster.”

― Christine and the Queens

“It was 1976, and I was acting off-Broadway with a pair of Canadians: Victor Garber and Gale Garnett. The play was called ‘Cracks,’ and Martin Sherman, the man who wrote it, went on a few years later to have a giant hit with ‘Bent.’ But not this time around. Opening night was a disaster.”

― Christopher Lloyd

“Imagine the possibilities if humanity banded together before disaster struck to relieve everyday suffering worldwide.”

― Christy Turlington

“Bogging down large armies in historically complex, dangerous areas ends in disaster.”

― Chuck Hagel

“I’m usually convinced that what I’m working on is a total disaster.”

― Claire Tomalin

“I don’t think I’ve ever had a real fashion disaster.”

― Clive Owen

“It’s a film called ‘Kursk’, which is a true story about a submarine disaster. There was an accident on board a Russian submarine in the year 2000, and it stranded a large number of sailors. That’s next.”

― Colin Firth

“A neoliberal disaster is one who generates a mass incarceration regime, who deregulates banks and markets, who promotes chaos of regime change in Libya, supports military coups in Honduras, undermines some of the magnificent efforts in Haiti of working people, and so forth.”

― Cornel West

“’Chernobyl’ is a human story. It’s not a disaster movie. It’s not about explosions. It’s about people and truths and lies.”

― Craig Mazin

“U.S. trade policy has been a disaster for American workers.”

― Dan Lipinski

“Unlike most major American cities, Honolulu is geographically insulated from the rest of the country. When disaster strikes we cannot call on neighboring states for assistance.”

― Daniel Akaka

“On any measure, Spain’s bank rescue has been a disaster. A hundred million euros have been added to the national debt, ten-year bonds are at a record high and the country’s credit rating has been downgraded three notches.”

― Daniel Hannan

“The combination of Obamacare and taxes would be a disaster.”

― David A. Siegel

“Progressive politics in America is an organizational disaster.”

― David Brock

“Texting has added a new dimension to language use, but its long-term impact is negligible. It is not a disaster.”

― David Crystal

“Humans are possessed, to some degree, with the power of foresight. Yet we so often learn things the hard way, through disaster.”

― David Grinspoon

“Life constantly presents the greatest opportunity brilliantly disguised as the biggest disaster.”

― David Icke

“The two biggest threats to international security in 2013 are Iran getting a nuclear weapon, and Iran being bombed to stop it getting a nuclear weapon. Both would precipitate a long and dangerous conflict in an already unstable Middle East. Both would be a disaster.”

― David Miliband

“Sam Nunn might bring us Georgia and maybe even another Southern state but, in my opinion, at an unacceptable cost to our principles and to the concept of change that has stirred millions to rise and work for Barack Obama. Sam Nunn would be a disaster as a running mate and a total anathema to millions of Americans.”

― David Mixner

“Like a nuclear disaster, the fallout from the meltdown of Syria threatens to be with us for decades, and the longer it is permitted to continue, the more severe the damage will be.”

― David Petraeus

“In the ’70s, you didn’t know who was going to survive in a disaster film.”

― Dean Devlin

“Adventure books are my personal favorites. ‘The Endurance,’ a story about Ernest Shackleton’s legendary Antarctica expedition, or ‘Into Thin Air,’ Jon Krakauer’s personal account of the 1996 disaster on Mt Everest, are two notables.”

― Dean Karnazes

“We all feel the urge to condemn ourselves out of guilt, to blame others for our misfortunes and to fantasize about total disaster.”

― Deepak Chopra

“Personally, I consider ‘Titanic’ the most brilliant example of successful counterprogramming; the film actually countered itself by embedding an epic chick flick within a classic disaster movie.”

― Diablo Cody

“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

“As a past attorney general I consider a WTO Brexit to be a disaster for us as, leaving aside the economic damage it will cause, it would trash our reputation for observing our international obligations – as it must lead to our breaching the Good Friday Agreement with Ireland on the Irish border.”

― Dominic Grieve

“I can tell you that a carbon tax will be a total economic disaster.”

― Doug Ford

“My life is neither a disaster nor supernatural, yet it is an unlikely event.”

― Douglas Coupland

“Dominant narrative is so overwhelming in politics. The smallest gaffe when the momentum is against you is a disaster. But when it is with you, everyone just ignores it.”

― Ed Miliband

“I am above the weakness of seeking to establish a sequence of cause and effect, between the disaster and the atrocity.”

― Edgar Allan Poe

“Many people have been getting too casual about climbing Everest. I forecast a disaster many times.”

― Edmund Hillary

“Smart cities are those who manage their resources efficiently. Traffic, public services and disaster response should be operated intelligently in order to minimize costs, reduce carbon emissions and increase performance.”

― Eduardo Paes

“If you look at photojournalism, it’s largely driven by current events… always chasing a crisis or disaster. I follow a narrative that is much looser than current events.”

― Edward Burtynsky

“I don’t usually feel threatened by the militias. Most members are just indulging their fantasies of being warriors without having to sign up for the Army. They want to be heroes and save their neighbors from disaster.”

― Eileen Pollack

“The world has conducted a massive macro-economic experiment since the cataclysm of 2008. In Europe, the fans of austerity have had their chance, and the results have been a disaster.”

― Eliot Spitzer

“The art of losing isn’t hard to master; so many things seem filled with the intent to be lost that their loss is no disaster.”

― Elizabeth Bishop

“My father did a lot of disaster relief work, and he was always in places where there was a lot of pain.”

― Elizabeth Holmes

“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

“Y2K is showing everyone what technical people have been dealing with for years: the complex, muddled, bug-bitten systems we all depend on, and their nasty tendency toward the occasional disaster.”

― Ellen Ullman

“The only really safe thing to do is to write a diary of where you’ve been, what time you went to bed, what you ate. If I wrote honestly about everything I think it’d be a disaster. It would cause a lot of trouble.”

― Ellie Goulding

“The capital phenomenon, the most catastrophic disaster, is uninterrupted sleeplessness, that nothingness without release.”

― Emil Cioran

“Society is not a disease, it is a disaster. What a stupid miracle that one can live in it.”

― Emil Cioran

“He taught me never to smile, which helps me when I visit disaster sites.”

― Emo Philips

“I’m not a trained chef, so I end up making stuff up. It either turns out brilliant or an absolute disaster. I just go for it.”

― Eric Balfour

“Most companies are busy making their products worse, not better. Updating is almost always a disaster.”

― Eric Ries

“I had one particular handbag disaster when I couldn’t get into it, and when I finally did, it flew over the red carpet and was caught by 200 lenses. Not a great moment.”

― Erin O’Connor

“It would be nice if we didn’t have to drill for oil in the gulf. We have this shallow continental shelf on the west coast of Florida, and it would be a real disaster if we had a major oil spill there. It would be wonderful if we could find some other source of energy.”

― Eugenie Clark

“Research is so unpredictable. There are periods when nothing works and all your experiments are a disaster and all your hypotheses are wrong.”

― Francis Collins

“So many folks in the venture capital business are sheep that just want to follow the herd. They are momentum investors purchasing highly illiquid investments. That is a recipe for disaster.”

― Fred Wilson

“During a large disaster, like Hurricane Katrina, warnings get hopelessly jumbled. The truth is that, for warnings to work, it’s not enough for them to be delivered. They must also overcome that human tendency to pause; they must trigger a series of effective actions, mobilizing the informal networks that we depend on in a crisis.”

― Gary Wolf

“If we continue to address the issue of the environment where we live as though we’re the only species that lives here, we’ll create a disaster for ourselves.”

― Gaylord Nelson

“The pooling operation used in convolutional neural networks is a big mistake, and the fact that it works so well is a disaster.”

― Geoffrey Hinton

“Zombies to me don’t represent anything in particular. They are a global disaster that people don’t know how to deal with.”

― George A. Romero

“I saw Spurs as being a very good fit for me – but we were unable to agree financial terms with them… With hindsight, though, that was not a disaster.”

― Georginio Wijnaldum

“Since they all broke up the greatest conference in football, which was the Southwest Conference, I’ve had little interest in them any more. I thought that was a disaster and a disgrace when they did that, but they did it anyway. So I’ve lost interest them and I don’t care what they do anymore.”

― Gib Lewis

“How can we teach our children to be responsible beyond themselves and care for other human beings’ welfare and for the welfare of the planet and all that it contains? It’s a difficult lesson to convey, when, more than 20 years after the Exxon Valdez disaster, Prince William Sound is still experiencing the damaging effects.”

― Gloria Reuben

“Women are more than smart enough to see that McCain’s policies are a disaster… He is anti- every reproductive issue we’ve ever fought for.”

― Gloria Steinem

“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

“Manchester United and Liverpool have been bought with huge leverage, and we’ve got Roman Abramovich at Chelsea who can turn his loans into shares. It is really important for the Premier League to ask itself: if a club is being bought on such a mountain of debt, isn’t that a possible recipe for disaster for the future?”

― Gordon Taylor

“’The Disaster Artist’ book is the peak of my career in many ways, but there’s something so rewarding about creating something from scratch.”

― Greg Sestero

“James Franco, Seth Rogen, and Evan Goldberg are the ideal guys to adapt ‘The Disaster Artist.’”

― Greg Sestero

“After ‘The Room’ premiered in 2003 – which went exactly as it does in ‘The Disaster Artist’ – I didn’t think it was going to go anywhere. It wasn’t a film I wanted to share with people.”

― Greg Sestero

“From my perspective, it’s really risk management to ensure that humans have the ability to go somewhere else in case there were to be some huge disaster on Earth.”

― Gwynne Shotwell

“I think this notion that public enterprises do not work and therefore nationalization will be a disaster, I mean, it’s not supported by evidence.”

― Ha-Joon Chang

“I tried to play sports, which was a disaster and probably one of the reasons I ended up being an actress.”

― Haley Bennett

“I can recall back in 1998, in August of that year, when we had a horrible disaster along the Mexican border in the town of Del Rio. At the time, FEMA was the shining star of the federal government. It’s now perceived as many to be the dullest knife in the drawer. Right or wrong, that’s the perception.”

― Henry Bonilla

“When I left the Treasury, there was a poll that showed – and I don’t remember the numbers exactly right – something like 90% of the people were against TARP. It prevented a disaster, but you don’t get credit for a disaster that people don’t see.”

― Henry Paulson

“I think Naomi Klein was very astute with her book ‘Shock Doctrine.’ We make money on disaster.”

― Henry Rollins

“One person’s disaster is another person’s talking point.”

― Henry Rollins

“I would have been a disaster as a career politician. I would never have toed a party line.”

― Hilary Mantel

“My second marriage was to a girl I met in Manchester, kept a long-distance relationship going for two years, then we got married… disaster.”

― Ian McShane

“I have a certain manner of speech that is unique to me. I tried once to have my staff tweet for me, and it was a disaster! People knew right away that it wasn’t me.”

― Iman

“The larger the disaster, the more necessary it is to have the government as the principal driver of recovery.”

― Irwin Redlener

“Kids get a lot of lip service in disaster planning, but they tend to get far fewer resources than they need. The mantra of ‘children are our most valuable resource’ is almost never matched by actual funding.”

― Irwin Redlener

“No organization should be allowed near disaster unless they are willing to cooperate with some level of established leadership.”

― Irwin Redlener

“President Obama was deeply and clearly affected by the Sandy Hook disaster.”

― Irwin Redlener

“Meanwhile, fears of universal disaster sank to an all time low over the world.”

― Isaac Asimov

“I tried a juice cleanse, and it was a total disaster. For the eight hours that I lasted, I felt like I was on the brink of starvation. For me, it’s about making the right choices.”

― Ivanka Trump

“A trade war would be a disaster for the world. It’s very easy to slip into a trade war.”

― Jack Ma

“During my life, I have had a few nightmares which happened to me while I was wide awake. One of them was the National Republican Convention in San Francisco, which produced the greatest disaster the Republican Party has ever known – Nominee Barry Goldwater.”

― Jackie Robinson

“For a decade or more after the Vietnam war, the people who had guided the U.S. to disaster decently shrank from the public stage.”

― James Fallows

“Environmental disaster is the gravest threat to China’s continued development. That’s according to me, but it is not some wacko view.”

― James Fallows

“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

“Politically speaking, it’s always easier to shell out money for a disaster that has already happened, with clearly identifiable victims, than to invest money in protecting against something that may or may not happen in the future.”

― James Surowiecki

“I think that the economy, and the political system, has literally become such a disaster I don’t know if it’s possible to save it.”

― James Woods

“I’m a dirty kid: I like to be outside, I like to run about, I like to get messy. So I spent a lot of time outside as a kid, skating and just being a disaster. I was obsessed with Dogtown – I still am obsessed with Dogtown, the Z-Boys. I love Stacy Peralta and Jay Adams and Andrew Reynolds, all these guys. I used to think I was Chad Muska.”

― Jamie Campbell Bower

“I was proud to witness American Jewish organizations found the Save Darfur Coalition in June 2004 to mobilize a coordinated interfaith response to the ongoing humanitarian disaster.”

― Jan Schakowsky

“Coincidence is a recognized element in ‘real life.’ All of us have anecdotes about those times when, by the merest coincidence, we avoided some disaster or stumbled onto some wonderful experience.”

― Jane Lindskold

“Our Strategic Petroleum Reserve is there for a natural disaster or some other catastrophe.”

― Jason Chaffetz

“I feel like for me to write songs that I would be interested in as a listener, there has to be tension, and there has to be some kind of push and pull between reality and the potential of disaster.”

― Jason Isbell

“After the mediocre ‘Final Fantasy XIII’ and the sheer disaster that was ‘Final Fantasy XIV,’ many fans have lost faith in the RPG titan.”

― Jason Schreier

“My most disastrous date was not so much a disaster as uncomfortable for both parties involved.”

― Jennifer Aniston

“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

“If my dancing is a disaster – it doesn’t define me as a person.”

― Jennifer Grey

“If we don’t change, millions of American families are just one medical emergency, or one layoff, away from financial disaster and bankruptcy.”

― Jim Cooper

“It’s hard to believe President George Bush gave a speech in New Orleans about disaster recovery and failed to mention the word ‘farm’ or the word ‘rural.’”

― Jim Hightower

“Sometimes it takes a natural disaster to reveal a social disaster.”

― Jim Wallis

“In the middle of a recession, where we’re just climbing out of it, where the economy -unemployment is still at 9.7 percent, the idea of raising taxes and reducing spending is a prescription for disaster.”

― Joe Biden

“The minute you think you’ve got it made, disaster is just around the corner.”

― Joe Paterno

“The war on Iraq was a disaster, clearly carried out under false pretences.”

― Joe Wilson

“I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity.”

― John D. Rockefeller

“Let’s face it: the War on Drugs was a disaster. It may be well intentioned… but it sent millions of kids to prison, gave them felonies oftentimes when they had no violent crimes.”

― John Hickenlooper

“Brexit is a disaster, Italy won’t be real about its debt, and the European Union is in trouble.”

― John Layfield

“The French repulsed wave after wave of frontal attacks at Dien Bien Phu. The 1968 Tet offensive against the U.S. was a military disaster that effectively destroyed the Viet Cong. But Giap persisted and prevailed.”

― John McCain

“The conduct of President Bush’s war of choice has been plagued with incompetent civilian leadership decisions that have cost many lives and rendered the war on and occupation of Iraq a strategic policy disaster for the United States.”

― John Olver

“Prudence is not the same thing as caution. Caution is a helpful strategy when you’re crossing a minefield; it’s a disaster when you’re in a gold rush.”

― John Ortberg

“New York is a city with virtually no habitable public space – only private spaces expensively maintained within the general disaster.”

― John Updike

“Even Woodstock turned out to be a disaster. Everybody was stuck in the mud and people got sick.”

― Johnny Rivers

“Cynically but accurately put, Americans oppose public intervention or regulation if it helps others, but favor it if it helps them – take social security, disaster relief, public works projects, for example.”

― Jon Meacham

“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

“Internal protectionism in Europe would be deadly, really a disaster for European economies.”

― Jose Manuel Barroso

“Iraq continues to be an immense disaster, and the President has no apparent plan for getting our troops out.”

― Jose Serrano

“If the militarily most powerful – and least threatened – states need nuclear weapons for their security, how can one deny such security to countries that are truly insecure? The present nuclear policy is a recipe for proliferation. It is a policy for disaster.”

― Joseph Rotblat

“The chief task was to stop the arms race before it brought utter disaster. However, after the collapse of communism and the disintegration of the Soviet Union, any rationale for having nuclear weapons disappeared.”

― Joseph Rotblat

“The bank bailout should have been more focused on helping small and medium sized banks, on helping homeowners. I think the trade agreements are a disaster.”

― Joseph Stiglitz

“Commercial distress in any great business center will the more surely create widespread disaster.”

― Josiah Strong

“The pains felt by Asian countries are our own pains. Disaster in Asia is nothing but ours as well.”

― Junichiro Koizumi

“The Premier League is one of the most difficult in the world. There’s five, six, or seven clubs that can be the champions. Only one can win, and all the others are disappointed and live in the middle of disaster.”

― Jurgen Klopp

“If I could learn to treat triumph and disaster the same, then I would find bliss.”

― Kathie Lee Gifford

“We pray that every field of science may contribute in bringing happiness – not disaster – to human beings.”

― Kenichi Fukui

“Once our country is fully engulfed in a debt crisis, our economy will be torn apart, and every American will be a victim of the federal government’s failure to prevent this disaster.”

― Kevin McCarthy

“In his first term, President Barack Obama played a cautious manager navigating the worst economic disaster since the Great Depression and cleaning up the messes left by President George W. Bush in Iraq and Afghanistan.”

― Kevin O’Leary

“For me, I’m just too bad at remembering the details of lengths of parts of songs, so if we had backing tracks, it would be a recipe for disaster.”

― Kevin Parker

“An orchestra full of stars can be a disaster.”

― Kurt Masur

“The enduring lesson is war is a disaster. Whoever wins, tremendous loss of life, property – a set back for civilisation.”

― Lee Kuan Yew

“If I put on a tie and play what I really think I am, I’m a disaster.”

― Lee Marvin

“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

“I’m a bit of a pessimist, oh yeah, and I always think the film I’m about to make is going to be a disaster.”

― Lenny Abrahamson

“This disaster did not force us to abandon our ideal; on the contrary, from the very first months of the conflict, it led us to define precisely the conditions for its realization.”

― Leon Jouhaux

“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

“My friends have named me the person they least want to do extreme adventures with, because I always seem to be very close to being part of a disaster. If a cat has nine lives, I think I’ve used a few.”

― Leonardo DiCaprio

“God, I used to have really skinny-crap eyebrows. They were such an ugly disaster.”

― Lily James

“The Department of Education’s refusal to oversee and hold for-profit schools accountable is a government-made disaster, and American students and taxpayers should not have to pay for it.”

― Lisa Madigan

“My nails are a disaster. If I play guitar when my nails are long, I just tear them off.”

― Liz Phair

“Pretending that there are no choices to be made – reading only books, for example, which are cheery and safe and nice – is a prescription for disaster for the young.”

― Lois Lowry

“My mother was a phoenix who always expected to rise from the ashes of her latest disaster. She loved being Judy Garland.”

― Lorna Luft

“This nation can no longer tolerate the autonomous conduct of any single service. A waste of the resources of America in spendthrift defense is an invitation to disaster for America.”

― Louis A. Johnson

“I was a teenager, and I started to go to high school, and it was a disaster!”

― Ludovico Einaudi

“The state can be and has often been in the course of history the main source of mischief and disaster.”

― Ludwig von Mises

“I hope I’m wrong, but I am afraid that Iraq is going to turn out to be the greatest disaster in American foreign policy – worse than Vietnam, not in the number who died, but in terms of its unintended consequences and its reverberation throughout the region.”

― Madeleine Albright

“I’m in a complete state of panic before I begin something because I’m sure that it’s going to be a complete disaster. I’m going to do a worse job than anybody could ever imagine anybody doing on the planet Earth.”

― Maira Kalman

“When we have a disaster in Japan, I wonder, how can we prevent our lives and traditions and history from the disaster?”

― Makoto Shinkai

“There are no quick fixes to Indigenous poverty and social disaster.”

― Malcolm Fraser

“AIDS is the biggest challenge, the major disaster facing this country and we would have wished for something more specific and far-reaching.”

― Mangosuthu Buthelezi

“If you want to say I was a disaster of a player, then say it. But give me another disaster of a player who played almost 500 games across 14 years.”

― Manuel Pellegrini

“When you have a system that increases border security funding by about 300 percent, and it only increases funding for immigration courts by 70 percent, you have a disaster.”

― Marc Veasey

“Climate is always evolving, and natural disaster have always existed.”

― Marco Rubio

“Obamacare’s a disaster. But the answer is not to simply return to the way things were before. The answer is to repeal and replace Obamacare with modern, market-centered reforms.”

― Marco Rubio

“Having a baby is a disaster for your career. I don’t think there’s any sympathy.”

― Mariella Frostrup

“I had three abortions because I was certain that it would be a disaster for my work.”

― Marina Abramovic

“Unfettered free trade has led to a disaster.”

― Marine Le Pen

“’Scary Movie’ has lost its way as a franchise. It has turned into ‘Disaster Film’ and ‘Epic Movie’ and ‘Date Movie’ and that isn’t what I wanted. I wanted to do a movie that was just grounded in a reality that went to crazy places.”

― Marlon Wayans

“If a natural disaster strikes your community, reach out to your friends, neighbors, and complete strangers. Lend a helping hand.”

― Marsha Blackburn

“The Obama Administration continues to talk about the ‘policies of the past’ and insist that a return to those policies will lead to disaster.”

― Marsha Blackburn

“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

“Romney economics would spell disaster for America’s middle class. In this economy there are shipbuilders and ship wreckers.”

― Martin O’Malley

“In our interconnected world, novel technology could empower just one fanatic, or some weirdo with a mindset of those who now design computer viruses, to trigger some kind of disaster. Indeed, catastrophe could arise simply from technical misadventure – error rather than terror.”

― Martin Rees

“Liability limit has become a symbol of corporate greed in passing the risk of disaster to the U.S. government and U.S. citizens.”

― Marvin Ammori

“Beard’s secret is always to be slightly on the edge but to pull back from disaster at the last minute.”

― Mary Beard

“I used to think that the British press were particularly awful to Cherie Blair. I think Blair’s foreign policy was a complete disaster, but the British press, when they wanted to explain why Blair took unexpected moves, they did create Cherie as the power behind the throne.”

― Mary Beard

“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

“The rise of ISIS in Iraq and Syria has been a disaster for the public image of Islam – and a boon for the Islamophobia industry.”

― Mehdi Hasan

“Miliband failed us, his Labour supporters. And Labour will now, because of him, be in a disaster zone for a long time.”

― Melvyn Bragg

“Sometimes, disaster can inspire ingenuity.”

― Michael Arden

“I understand the appeal of a businessman president. But Trump’s business plan is a disaster in the making.”

― Michael Bloomberg

“It’s no accident that Julia Child appeared on public television – or educational television, as it used to be called. On a commercial network, a program that actually inspired viewers to get off the couch and spend an hour cooking a meal would be a commercial disaster, for it would mean they were turning off the television to do something else.”

― Michael Pollan

“To me, the idea that any kind of disaster helps create a nation seems a ridiculous one. There was no family in the house on the land next to me, and there might have been.”

― Michael Winter

“To me, even what the glossies would consider a fashion disaster are still self expression.”

― Michelle Visage

“A major part of being prepared is having a plan. Local calls don’t always work in the immediate vicinity of a disaster, so it’s important to have an out-of-town contact with whom the entire family can check in.”

― Mike Crapo

“There is an enormous consensus about the disaster that Obamacare has been.”

― Mike Pompeo

“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

“I’m hoping that maybe I can be part of a disaster relief effort, something that’s real life. That’s kind of what I do anytime I stop working: ‘OK, what’s something that you’ve really wanted to do?’”

― Missy Peregrym

“Any idea of a united India could never have worked, and in my judgment, it would have led us to terrific disaster. Maybe that view is correct; maybe it is not – that remains to be seen.”

― Muhammad Ali Jinnah

“Mr. Modi is responsible for everyone’s misery, demonetisation disaster, destruction of all democratic institutions. He is creating problems for everybody: for political leaders, for media, for corporates. He is not following any democratic values.”

― N. Chandrababu Naidu

“Any deal that allows Iran to enrich uranium, which allows them to ultimately break out within a few months with a nuclear weapon, is a disaster for the world.”

― Naftali Bennett

“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

“I started writing ‘The Lord of Opium’ in 2008 and produced about 80 pages before disaster struck. Three eye operations nearly put an end to my career.”

― Nancy Farmer

“Today, as never before, the fates of men are so intimately linked to one another that a disaster for one is a disaster for everybody.”

― Natalia Ginzburg

“I don’t admire Freud as much as some people do. Imagine Shakespeare being aware of the Oedipal complex when he wrote Hamlet. It would have been a disaster.”

― Nathalie Sarraute

“One morning, just like 9/11, there’s going to be a disaster. I have yet to see the United Nations do anything effective with either Iran or North Korea.”

― Newt Gingrich

“After ‘Skins’ I became mildly famous, which was a bit of a disaster.”

― Nicholas Hoult

“The idea of acting is something that absolutely repulses me. I just can’t do it. I’m terrible at it. I get roped into films every now and then, and it’s always a disaster.”

― Nick Cave

“Greatness and fiasco is the same. You’re reaching for something just out of your grasp, and if you get it, it’s great, and if you don’t, it’s a disaster.”

― Noah Hawley

“A war with Pakistan would be an utter disaster.”

― Noam Chomsky

“American decline is real, though the apocalyptic vision reflects the familiar ruling class perception that anything short of total control amounts to total disaster.”

― Noam Chomsky

“Mr. Chairman, obviously a $60 million cut in the National Endowment for the Arts would be a disaster.”

― Norm Dicks

“If a sufficient number of management layers are superimposed on top of each other, it can be assured that disaster is not left to chance.”

― Norman Ralph Augustine

“With a disaster like global warming, it’s too late to worry about when it’s looming except to figure out how to adapt to it.”

― Octavia E. Butler

“All of Hollywood was convinced that ‘Gone with the Wind’ would be a colossal disaster and rather hoped it would be.”

― Olivia De Havilland

“Trump’s racism has clearly driven his policy decisions during his first year in office – from his Muslim ban and his despicable treatment of DREAMers to his ruthless ramp-up of immigration raids and the callous termination of protections for Haitians and Salvadorans who fled natural disaster and violence.”

― Opal Tometi

“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

“People don’t actually stay still, you know – when their area is a disaster, they go somewhere else, right? And that’s just a natural human impulse.”

― Paolo Bacigalupi

“If we had a terrorist attack, the way the people respond is going to determine whether that attack is just a tragedy or whether that attack becomes an all-out disaster.”

― Patrick J. Kennedy

“The foundations and the intent of the Affordable Care Act are laudable. The way it’s being implemented is a disaster.”

― Patrick Soon-Shiong

“It is truly bracing and instructive to contemplate the End Times – at least at safe remove, in the pages of fiction – especially as the world beyond our hearths churns and convulses unknowably, yet perhaps just short of ultimate disaster.”

― Paul Di Filippo

“The root of disaster means a star coming apart, and no image expresses better the look in a patient’s eyes when hearing a neurosurgeon’s diagnosis.”

― Paul Kalanithi

“Every week I have a disaster in my kitchen. The fire alarm goes off repeatedly. But it doesn’t stop me being adventurous.”

― Paul O’Grady

“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

“In 2006, I started making a film called ‘Restraint of Beasts.’ While I was making it, I had a personal disaster. My wife fell ill, so we stopped shooting halfway through. And then sadly, my wife died.”

― Pawel Pawlikowski

“Libya is a huge disaster.”

― Pete Hoekstra

“Obamacare became the disaster that its detractors always said that it would become.”

― Pete Hoekstra

“This type of mass influx is simply too much to handle. What we’ve had since the disaster of the 1965 Immigration Act will take 100 years or more to absorb.”

― Peter Brimelow

“I could make the title of my memoirs: ‘It’s got cinematic disaster written all over it.’”

― Peter Capaldi

“Cities tend to be representations of societies: diversity and inequality find their extremes in urban settings. Yet, when war is added onto pre-existing inequalities, high levels of poverty, or even disaster, urban fragility increases exponentially, making it harder to absorb the shocks of warfare.”

― Peter Maurer

“If we all think only of our own interests, we are headed for collective disaster – just look at what we are doing to our planet’s climate.”

― Peter Singer

“BP has finally acknowledged what the American people have been saying for weeks: It must take responsibility for its reckless conduct, clean up the Gulf and compensate the countless victims of the disaster it caused.”

― Peter Welch

“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

“Negotiating with the Taliban must be done from a position of strength. Negotiating from a position of weakness would be a disaster.”

― Philip Hammond

“Alas, I emerge from one disaster to fall into a worse.”

― Pierre Corneille

“To take revenge halfheartedly is to court disaster; either condemn or crown your hatred.”

― Pierre Corneille

“China, I didn’t take it seriously; it was a lack of professionalism. They delayed to send us a written offer – It was a disaster.”

― Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

“I have a dogmatic certainty: God is in every person’s life. God is in everyone’s life. Even if the life of a person has been a disaster, even if it is destroyed by vices, drugs or anything else – God is in this person’s life. You can – you must – try to seek God in every human life.”

― Pope Francis

“For two years, I was without a movie down South, and ‘Department’ proved a disaster; people don’t even remember the film.”

― Rana Daggubati

“Writing with a film in mind – writing like a screenplay – is a sureshot recipe for disaster.”

― Ravi Subramanian

“We are entering an era of heightened disaster, thanks to climate change. Being prepared for disaster will mean being prepared to sift truth from rumour, and being prepared to adjust our worldview.”

― Rebecca Solnit

“Panic is rare, looting is essentially insignificant, people are not terrified and trampling each other to flee from a disaster scene, but in fact are trying to manage a situation. We may in fact revert to some sort of primordial civility.”

― Rebecca Solnit

“It is always one’s virtues and not one’s vices that precipitate one into disaster.”

― Rebecca West

“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 Ben-Veniste

“There is no sense in doing a wonderful script with somebody who can’t direct because that is a disaster.”

― Robert Culp

“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

“The disaster at the Bay of Pigs intensified Kennedy’s doubts about listening to advisers from the CIA, the Pentagon, or the State Department who had misled him or allowed him to accept lousy advice.”

― Robert Dallek

“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

“The subprime disaster was a result of financial bombs – derivatives – exploding in financial institutions such as AIG and Lehman Brothers, as well as banks and financial institutions throughout the world.”

― Robert Kiyosaki

“The Keystone pipeline is one of those things that’s sort of a political driver. And mostly, the Republicans use it to sort of embarrass the president and embarrass quite a few Democrats who feel that there’s a potential for an environmental disaster.”

― Rodney Frelinghuysen

“David Dinkins was a financial disaster personally – and as an administrator. That is what the record shows.”

― Roger Ailes

“European fisheries are a disaster. The American fisheries are well-kept.”

― Roger Daltrey

“The John McCain tactic of praising Obama as a great American and great senator ‘with whom I disagree’ is a loser. You’ve got to call him out as what he is – a fraud and a disaster.”

― Roger Stone

“The most objective measurement we have is that the market actually valued the two split Ethereums more than it valued the one original Ethereum; the market viewed it as a good thing, and I don’t see it as any sort of disaster whatsoever.”

― Roger Ver

“Weapons of mass destruction in the hands of Islamic extremists will be a disaster for the world.”

― Ron Lewis

“Should Hillary Clinton run for president, voters who ignore the difference between the image she seeks to project and the reality will have only themselves to blame if her presidency turns into a disaster.”

― Ronald Kessler

“In typical Washington fashion, nothing gets reformed until a disaster happens.”

― Ronald Kessler

“I try not to think about negative thoughts and possibilities and disaster and things like that.”

― Rory Cochrane

“There are two sighs of relief every night in the life of an opera manager. The first comes when the curtain goes up The second sigh of relief comes when the final curtain goes down without any disaster, and one realizes, gratefully, that the miracle has happened again.”

― Rudolf Bing

“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

“This is a Disaster. This isn’t something somebody can control. We ain’t stuck on stupid.”

― Russel Honore

“If the film is a hit then everyone shares the success. If it is going to be a disaster then it might as well be because of me, not because of somebody else.”

― Salman Khan

“I think everybody at IBM knows the early 1990s disaster, and it’s in our fabric that you cannot miss the ship.”

― Samuel J. Palmisano

“For its speculations to be taken seriously, dystopian fiction must be part of a discussion of contemporary society, a projection of ongoing political failures perhaps, or the wringing of present jeopardy for future disaster.”

― Sarah Hall

“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

“W2K will be a bigger disaster than Y2K.”

― Scott McNealy

“’60 Minutes’ was a disaster for me because it made everybody think that I was the house liberal of CBS, which is the part that I was playing. It was fun for a while.”

― Shana Alexander

“The moral values, ethical codes and laws that guide our choices in normal times are, if anything, even more important to help us navigate the confusing and disorienting time of a disaster.”

― Sheri Fink

“When Katrina struck in 2005, roughly 300 deaths were recorded at hospitals, long-term care facilities and in nursing homes, according to a recently published study of death certificates and disaster mortuary team records. Many of them might have been saved if they had been evacuated sooner.”

― Sheri Fink

“There is a tomorrow after a disaster, and it’s sometimes hard to remember that in the midst of it.”

― Sheri Fink

“By the time I turned 12, I was a 5-foot 10-inch social disaster. Towering over my friends was the bane of my adolescence.”

― Sheri L. Dew

“Realizing that the majority of kids that get molested feel that it is their fault, along with shame, those kids have no idea what to say or do to try to report anything, and add that with the lack of education, it is a complete recipe for disaster that leads to non-reporting of molestation.”

― Sherri Shepherd

“After the Fukushima disaster, Japan shut down most of its reactors and said it would move to renewables.”

― Shi Zhengrong

“’McHale’s Navy’ was a disaster. I’m not pretending it wasn’t a disaster.”

― Sidney Sheinberg

“Technology without hatred can be a blessing. Technology with hatred is always a disaster.”

― Simon Wiesenthal

“When we rebuild a house, we are rebuilding a home. When we recover from disaster, we are rebuilding lives and livelihoods.”

― Sri Mulyani Indrawati

“Disability is often framed, in medical terms, as the ultimate disaster and certainly as a deficit.”

― Stella Young

“Life on Earth is at the ever-increasing risk of being wiped out by a disaster, such as sudden global nuclear war, a genetically engineered virus or other dangers we have not yet thought of.”

― Stephen Hawking

“For years, my early work with Roger Penrose seemed to be a disaster for science. It showed that the universe must have begun with a singularity, if Einstein’s general theory of relativity is correct. That appeared to indicate that science could not predict how the universe would begin.”

― Stephen Hawking

“Obamacare was a disaster.”

― Stephen Miller

“Yeah, I think it’s an absolute disaster that Australia, the government, allowed kangaroo culling.”

― Steve Irwin

“Within three hours of a disaster event there should be a recon damage assessment of the infrastructure and an educated guess as to the casualties and degree of imminent human peril. Then make the airdrops of supplies and personnel. Simultaneously, Seabees would be dropped in, with lights and generators, to begin rescue efforts.”

― Steven Van Zandt

“What the world needs is an Emergency Boss. An Emergency Czar. An Emergency Commander. A true Master Of Disaster. One person completely responsible for the anticipation, immediate reconnaissance, and urgent execution of rescue and relief efforts around the world.”

― Steven Van Zandt

“From the outside, Yahoo was extremely successful. It was making money; it was still bigger than Google. But when I got there, I learned what a disaster of a company looks like from the inside. There were a lot of vice presidents, and it was basically a turf battle between them.”

― Stewart Butterfield

“The choice facing the American people is not between growth and stagnation, but between short-term growth and long-term disaster.”

― Stewart Udall

“If you fix your sense of self to your job, then you’re heading for disaster.”

― Sue Perkins

“If the economy becomes disembodied from society it can only lead to disaster.”

― Susan George

“Science fiction films are not about science. They are about disaster, which is one of the oldest subjects of art.”

― Susan Sontag

“I do tend to wake up in the middle of the night convinced I’ve made a disaster.”

― Sydney Pollack

“When I tried to play characters that strayed from who I am it ended in disaster. People didn’t expect me in comedies or musicals.”

― Sylvester Stallone

“I think that if Britain does decide to leave the E.U., that would be a disaster for the technology sector here and probably also for the broader economy.”

― Taavet Hinrikus

“In times of disaster, basic connectivity is a form of aid that connects people to the resources critical for survival and enables humanitarian organizations to quickly deliver life-saving information.”

― Tae Yoo

“The defeat of the Augustan policy, as the peace with Maroboduus and the sufferance of the Teutoburg disaster may well be termed, was hardly a victory of the Germans.”

― Theodor Mommsen

“The revival of the Right is as extraordinary as it would be if the public had demanded dozens of new nuclear plants in the days after the Three Mile Island disaster; if we had reacted to Watergate by making Richard Nixon a national hero.”

― Thomas Frank

“Only disaster can follow divided counsels and opposing wills.”

― Thomas John Barnardo

“If you over-react to a crisis legislatively it generally ends in disaster.”

― Thomas Watson, Jr.

“It’s become a cliche to think of marriage as a disaster area and a war zone.”

― Tim Daly

“When I hear Donald Trump say the American military is a disaster, I want to go through the screen and shake the guy. We ought to have a commander in chief who talks about our troops with respect and gratitude.”

― Tim Kaine

“Digital is a disaster. No digital radio has the correct time and they don’t even agree with each other.”

― Tim Rice

“The Bush administration got a lot of things horribly wrong in its disaster response to the New Orleans flood, and it deserves almost all of the bitter recriminations hurled its way.”

― Timothy Noah

“It’s Obama’s bad luck that he got elected just as the mayhem of the foreclosures, the banking collapse, and the General Motors disaster was accelerating the surge in unemployment to warp speed.”

― Tina Brown

“Responding to a natural disaster is a complex problem.”

― Tom Perez

“I founded NextGen Climate with a clear mission in mind: to act politically to prevent climate disaster and preserve American prosperity.”

― Tom Steyer

“Theatre is a series of insurmountable obstacles on the road to imminent disaster.”

― Tom Stoppard

“I can’t cook to save my life. I’m a disaster.”

― Vicky Kaushal

“Billions of taxpayers’ money has been wasted in bad deals. The London Underground modernisation, personally negotiated by one of Gordon Brown’s team, was a disaster, as the National Audit Office has confirmed.”

― Vince Cable

“I challenge anybody to claim that clean tech done right is a disaster.”

― Vinod Khosla

“One of my favorite books is ‘The Swiss Family Robinson.’ The reason is, I’m fascinated by the postapocalyptic recovery. What do we do in a disaster? How do we make do?”

― Vint Cerf

“Yes, life in Chechnya so far looks more like a life after a natural disaster.”

― Vladimir Putin

“It never occurred to me that we would have as grandiose a program as the Marshall Plan, but I felt that we had to do something to save Europe from economic disaster which would encourage the Communist takeover.”

― W. Averell Harriman

“We did it Disneyland, in the knowledge that most of the people I talked to thought it would be a financial disaster – closed and forgotten within the first year.”

― Walt Disney

“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

“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

“The U.S’s first ballistic missile test was a complete disaster. The Atlas Missile Program, which began in the early 1950s, attempted its first ballistic missile launch on June 11, 1957. The rocket flew for 24 seconds before blowing up. It took two more years before the first successfully armed test flight took place.”

― Will Hurd

“If you are passionate only about yourself -that is the road to disaster.”

― William McNamara

“Every attempt to make war easy and safe will result in humiliation and disaster.”

― William Tecumseh Sherman

“Pride and excess bring disaster for man.”

― Xun Kuang
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