All across the world, in every kind of environment and region known to man, 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.
I have often thought that if photography were difficult in the true sense of the term -- meaning that the creation of a simple photograph would entail as much time and effort as the production of a good watercolor or etching -- there would be a vast improvement in total output. The sheer ease with which we can produce a superficial image often leads to creative disaster.
Only disaster can follow divided counsels and opposing wills.
A great power has to have the discipline not only to go when necessary but to know when not to go. Getting involved in ethnic, religious civil wars is a recipe for disaster.
By the end of the decade it had become obvious that perhaps the one constant of our variegated and strung-out peer groups was a pervasive sense of self-consciousness that sent us in grouchy packs to ugly festivals just to be together and dig ourselves and each other, as if all of this meant something greater than that we were kids who liked rock 'n' roll and came out to have a good time, as if our very styles and trappings and drugs and jargon could be in themselves political statements for any longer than about fifteen stoned seconds, even a threat to the Mother Country! So we loved and loved and doted on ourselves and our reflections in each other even as the whole thing got out of hand and turned into mud and disaster areas and downs and death.
Most golfers prepare for disaster. A good golfer prepares for success.
The minute you think you've got it made, disaster is just around the corner.
Meet success like a gentleman and disaster like a man.
War is not one disaster of milions of people. War is milions of disasters of one person.
I admire addicts. In a world where everybody is waiting for some bline, random disaster, or some sudden disease, the addict has the comfort of knowing what will most likely wait for him down the road. He's taken some control over his ultimate fate, and his addiction keeps the cause of death from being a total surprise.
Golf is not just an exercise; it's an adventure, a romance... a Shakespeare play in which disaster and comedy are intertwined.
And here we encounter the seeds of government disaster and collapse -- the kind that wrecked ancient Rome and every other civilization that allowed a socio political monster called the welfare state to exist
The play was a great success but the audience was a disaster
The director is simply the audience. So the terrible burden of the director is to take the place of that yawning vacuum, to be the audience and to select from what happens during the day which movement shall be a disaster and which a gala night. His job is to preside over accidents.
A delay is not a good thing, but it's not a disaster.
Pride and excess bring disaster for man.
Know your enemy and know yourself and you can fight a hundred battles without disaster.
You should treat all disasters as if they were trivialities but never treat a triviality as if it were a disaster.
A nation is not in danger of financial disaster merely because it owes itself money.
Living things have been doing just that for a long, long time. Through every kind of disaster and setback and catastrophe. We are survivors.
Any natural or man-made disaster .. could really wipe out many of these animals.
If you put yourself in a group of people you cannot work with it's obviously going to be a disaster.
Disaster can strike anyone at any time. It could be me tonight.
Only after disaster can we be ressurected.
In the past, people worked together only when some great disaster threatened.