Disasters Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 100 Quotes About Disasters

#1. The world's natural calamities and disasters-its tornados and hurricanes, volcanoes and floods-its physical turmoil-are not created by us specifically.
What is created by us is the degree to which these events touch our life - Author: Neale Donald Walsch
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#2. Part of the trouble is that I've never properly understood that some disasters accumulate, that they don't all land like a child out of an apple tree. - Author: Janet Burroway
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#3. I believe that FEMA plays a key role in working with states and localities to prepare for and respond to natural disasters. As president, I will ensure FEMA has the funding it needs to fulfill its mission. - Author: Mitt Romney
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#4. There are disasters that are entirely manmade, but none that are entirely natural. - Author: Rebecca Solnit
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#5. You don't need to conduct autopsies on your disasters. - Author: Elizabeth Gilbert
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#6. Marriage is a journey of disasters, only to fall in love all over again, with the person that rescues you each time. - Author: Shannon L. Alder
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#7. It's not natural disasters that are to blame for the deprivation of the North Korean people, but the failed policies of Kim Jong Il. - Author: John Bolton
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#8. Why do we procrastinate leaving? The denial phase is a humbling one. It takes a while to come to terms with our miserable luck. Rowley puts it this way: 'Fires only happen to other people.' We have a tendency to believe that everything is OK because, well, it almost always has been before. - Author: Amanda Ripley
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#9. Crazy Curran ranked right up there with monsoons, tornadoes, earthquakes, and other natural disasters. - Author: Ilona Andrews
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#10. I went through a big Alice Cooper phase, which was probably a major influence on my writing style later, especially after Plastic Surgery Disasters. - Author: Jello Biafra
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#11. It's very difficult to ignore humanitarian disasters. The royalties from my albums continue to support my charity work. - Author: Cat Stevens
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#12. There will always been the prurient rubbernecking aspect to disasters: people who just can't get enough gore. - Author: Peter Landesman
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#13. Some natural disasters were preferable to the sorts that people could wreak upon each other. - Author: Mark Lawrence
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#14. In the darkness you could hear the crying of women, the wailing of infants, and the shouting of men. Some prayed for help. Others wished for death. But still more imagined that there were no Gods left, and that the universe was plunged into eternal darkness. - Author: Pliny The Younger
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#15. These days, it's really been uninteresting except when disasters occur. - Author: James Van Allen
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#16. So disasters come not singly; But as if they watched and waited, Scanning one another's motions, When the first descends, the others Follow, follow, gathering flock-wiseRound their victim, sick and wounded, First a shadow, then a sorrow, Till the air is dark with anguish. - Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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#17. The American president [George W. Bush] closes his eyes to the economic and human damages that are inflicted on his country and the world economy by natural disasters, like Katrina, through neglected climate protection. - Author: Jurgen Trittin
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#18. When we pray "as it is in heaven," we are saying that as heaven has no sickness, poverty, disasters, so it is on earth. - Author: Paul Silway
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#19. The beef industry has contributed to more American deaths than all the wars of this century, all natural disasters, and all automobile accidents combined. - Author: Neal Barnard
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#20. Glory may be everlasting, yet it is fleeting as well - soon forgotten in the aftermath of even the most famous of victories if they lead to greater disasters. - Author: George R R Martin
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#21. The thing about family disasters is that you never have to wait long before the next one puts the previous one into perspective. - Author: Robert Breault
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#22. It is in the midst of disasters that bold men grow bolder. - Author: Henry IV
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#23. It's like a sheet of blue-lined paper, the kind you write on at school, but with the lines suddenly missing. No structure. Nothing is predictable. Everything that might happen now is new. Sometimes disasters make me feel that way. - Author: Catherine Ryan Hyde
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#24. You could argue that [the decline of public schools] is one of the major disasters in our lifetimes. We took one of the greatest successes in the history of the earth and turned it into one of the greatest disasters in the history of the earth. - Author: Charlie Munger
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#25. I am a limitless series of natural disasters and all of these disasters have been unnaturally repressed. - Author: Kathy Acker
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#26. But disasters are made of paper. You make a decision or two, then walk in to them like you would a harmless corner store, and soon they're behind you, on the enormous pile of dead and harmless disasters that once had you worried sick.

The sky has fallen a thousand times already. - Author: David Cain
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#27. I think the Duke of Buckingham is the cause of all our miseries, and till the King be informed thereof, we shall never go out with honor, or sit with honor here. That man is the grievance of grievances. Let us set down the causes of all our disasters and they will all reflect upon him. - Author: Edward Coke
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#28. Using predictive models from engineering and public health, designers will plan safer, healthier cities that could allow us to survive natural disasters, pandemics, and even a radiation calamity that drives us underground. - Author: Annalee Newitz
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#29. But I have gone back to work; I try to intoxicate myself with ink, the way others intoxicate themselves with brandy, so as to forget the public disasters and my private sorrows. - Author: Gustave Flaubert
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#30. When you ask people what they think of Africa, they think of AIDS, genocide, disasters, famine. - Author: Mo Ibrahim
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#31. You don't need to leverage natural disasters. You don't need to capitalize on civil unrest. You need to be human. It's not always about business. - Author: Scott Stratten
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#32. Inhabitants of underdeveloped nations and victims of natural disasters are the only people who have ever been happy to see soybeans. - Author: Fran Lebowitz
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#33. That natural disasters are required to provide Americans with a glimpse of reality in their own country is an indication of the deep rot infecting the official political culture. - Author: Tariq Ali
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#34. Forgiveness comes later in life, after you've created enough disasters of your own. - Author: Mat Johnson
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#35. Disasters have a way of making us stronger in the broken places.
- Author: James Lee Witt
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#36. In life, the worst disasters come from passion. - Author: Euripides
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#37. While natural disasters capture headlines and national attention short-term, the work of recovery and rebuilding is long-term. - Author: Sylvia Mathews Burwell
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#38. Your whole life, she says, you're searching for disaster - you're auditioning disasters - so you'll be well rehearsed when the ultimate disaster finally arrives. - Author: Chuck Palahniuk
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#39. Increasingly gang violence and organized crime, together with climate change-driven natural disasters, are displacing more people as wars are fewer on the continent and political violence has decreased considerably, the NRC has decided to treat this as a humanitarian crisis. - Author: Jan Egeland
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#40. This is a basic function of Congress to keep the government running. And so, what we ought not to do is play politics with those who have been affected by disasters. - Author: David Plouffe
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#41. There was a tsunami and there are terrible natural disasters, all of this because of too little Torah study. - Author: Ovadia Yosef
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#42. The mission, he thought, probably failed because of a series of logical, reasonable, carefully considered decisions, each of which seemed like a good idea at the time. Like most colossal disasters. - Author: Mary Doria Russell
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#43. Champion Ven knelt in the ruins of the village. Sifting through the rubble, he lifted out a broken doll, its pink dress streaked with dirt and its pottery face cracked.
There was always a broken doll.
Why did there always have to be a damn doll? - Author: Sarah Beth Durst
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#44. Disasters are usually a good time to re-examine what we've done so far, what mistakes we've made, and what improvements should come next. - Author: Dan Ariely
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#45. Disasters happen. We still have no way to eliminate earthquakes, wildfires, hurricanes, floods or droughts. We cope as best we can by fortifying ourselves against danger with building codes and levees, and by setting aside money to clean up afterwards. - Author: Seth Shostak
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#46. I tell you, the difference for me is between being victimized, terrorized, numbed by reading about different disasters, or reducing the anxiety by getting up and doing something about it, at whatever level. - Author: Ted Danson
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#47. Not having ice cream," she proclaimed, "is the culmination of all disasters! - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#48. Disasters have no mercy hours where they stop visiting the people; for them, all hours are favourite and legitimate to visit! - Author: Mehmet Murat Ildan
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#49. Recorded history is largely an account of the crimes and disasters committed by banal little men at the levers of imperial machines. - Author: Edward Abbey
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#50. The only way to make disasters bearable is to laugh about them. - Author: Rosamunde Pilcher
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#51. The environmental movement, like all political processes, reacts best to disasters. But these are very slow, very gradual disasters in the making. - Author: Ted Danson
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#52. The miserable failures of capitalist economies in the Great Depression were root causes of worldwide social and political disasters. - Author: James Tobin
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#53. If you are good at in the art of finding consolation, it means that you have the best medicine after the disasters. - Author: Mehmet Murat Ildan
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#54. When disasters come at the same time, they compete with each other. - Author: Naguib Mahfouz
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#55. The walls of books around him, dense with the past, formed a kind of insulation against the present world and its disasters. - Author: Ross Macdonald
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#56. The things you think are the disasters in your life are not the disasters really. Almost anything can be turned around: out of every ditch, a path, if you can only see it. - Author: Hilary Mantel
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#57. Many LBOs are man-made disasters. When the price paid is excessive, the equity portion of an LBO is really an out-of-the-money call option. Many fiduciaries placed large amounts of the capital under their stewardship into such options in 2006 and 2007. - Author: Seth Klarman
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#58. Disasters teach us humility. - Author: Anselm Of Canterbury
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#59. I like natural disasters and I think that they may be the highest form of art possible to experience - Author: Walter De Maria
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#60. It is in the genes of cities to bounce back from disasters - whether natural or man made. The denizens of suburbia have no choice but to survive and move on. But it is the manner in which different cities respond to emergencies that sets them apart. - Author: Vikas Swarup
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#61. Very large scale disasters, especially those that have occurred in the developing world, have very long recovery periods. - Author: Irwin Redlener
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#62. As for life's tragedies, our love will defeat them. Love is the most effective cure. In the crevices of disasters, happiness lies like a diamond in a mind, so let us instill in ourselves the wisdom of love. - Author: Naguib Mahfouz
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#63. I expect to see trade wars, foreign policy disasters, a few race riots, a decrease in personal liberty, higher taxes, higher inflation and probably, economic collapse. The silver lining is, secession will probably become more feasible. - Author: Charley Reese
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#64. His view of the world featured swift disasters set against a background of lurking doom, my cooking did nothing to contradict it. - Author: Margaret Atwood
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#65. Natural disasters are revelatory. The manner in which a society interprets a catastrophe and responds to the chaos exposes many of the accepted truths, prejudices, hopes, and fears of a culture. - Nicholas Shrady, The Last Day - Author: Steve Olson
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#66. Kathy was a Republican, one of those people who used the unforgivable phrase "meant to be"
usually when describing her own good fortune or the disasters that had befallen other people. - Author: Jennifer Egan
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#67. Hurricanes, tornadoes and volcanoes are all Natural Disasters. We can't fit Global Warming into that category. We have only us to blame - Author: Veronica White
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#68. Live disasters are wonderful attractions when you're safe on the other side of them. - Author: Sara Paretsky
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#69. Being frustrated is disagreeable, but the real disasters of life begin when you get what you want. - Author: Irving Kristol
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#70. Apart from the emergency aid we provide to alleviate the sufferings of victims of natural disasters, calamities and crises, we worked for transforming U.A.E.'s charity activities into an institutional activity with an aim of making them more effective and sustainable. - Author: Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan
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#71. Our disasters have been some of the best things that ever happened to us. And what we swore were blessings have been some of the worst. - Author: Richard Bach
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#72. My life was a sort of series of random disasters. - Author: Claire Tomalin
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#73. We have a real role in how our own collective lives, our nation, and our world and society turn out. Seizing those opportunities is important, and disasters are sometimes one of those opportunities. - Author: Rebecca Solnit
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#74. This book has been a catalogue of mistakes by politicians, moral and practical disasters which led to wars, enslavement and wretchedness on a scale which no previous age could have dreaded or dreamed of. - Author: A. N. Wilson
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#75. It was an injured worker finding a lawyer on a contingent fee in a little town in Texas that blew the top off one of the greatest industrial disasters in American history. - Author: Ralph Nader
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#76. Yes, nature has two faces: The pretty one and the ugly one, the disasters! Love the first face and be prepared for the second one! - Author: Mehmet Murat Ildan
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#77. There is something in us that loves certain disasters and the fever of this moment and surrendering to that. - Author: Barbara Kingsolver
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#78. My architectural drive was to design new types of buildings to help poor people, especially following natural disasters and catastrophes ... I will use whatever time is left to me to keep doing what I have been doing, which is to help humanity. - Author: Frei Otto
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#79. Except for the people who were there that one day they discovered the polio vaccine, being part of history is rarely a good idea. History is one war after another with a bunch of murders and natural disasters in between. - Author: Sarah Vowell
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#80. At the end of the day I'm writing comedy. If you get too realistic as a comedy writer with your disasters, it stops being funny. - Author: Simon Rich
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#81. Incontestably, alas, most people are not, in action, worth very much; and yet, every human being is an unprecedented miracle. One tries to treat them as the miracles they are, while trying to protect oneself against the disasters they've become. - Author: James Baldwin
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#82. I had a few dating disasters along the way with girls cheating on me. One girl was the inspiration for me singing 'Cry Me A River' on 'The X Factor.' That was my payback to her because she was unfaithful. - Author: Liam Payne
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#83. As London is suddenly promoted as a super-wealth brand, the England outside London shivers beneath cutbacks, tight circumstances and economic disasters. - Author: Morrissey
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#84. The reason why there is more pessimism about technology in Europe has to do with history, the use of databases to keep track of people in the camps, ecological disasters. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#85. Some people dote on contemplating disasters. - Author: William Gibson
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#86. I consider Christian theology to be one of the greatest disasters of the human race. - Author: Alfred North Whitehead
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#87. Disasters, therefore, and losses, and wrongs, have only the same power over virtue that a cloud has over the sun. - Author: Seneca.
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#88. I'd ask [God] why he keeps trying to kill us all with disease, pestilence, and natural disasters. I'd ask why 99% of all species there ever were are now extinct
if God works in mysterious ways, that way is mysteriously genocidal. - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#89. I asked what sort of 'trouble' we might expect. That he couldn't say; disasters always come out of the blue. - Author: Albert Camus
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#90. To ward off these disasters, they spent a whole lot of time trying to keep their gods happy via a number of complex rituals, many involving copious amounts of sex ("the gods wish us to have sex" is the oldest pickup line in the world). - Author: Gene Doucette
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#91. Technology is always a two-edged sword. It will bring in many benefits, but also many disasters. - Author: Alan Moore
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#92. Being rational - along with being clear and honest - are important if we are to create the needed shift in fundamental thinking necessary to make it possible to pull this world back from the brink of multiple disasters on ecological, cultural, political, and economic fronts. - Author: Robert Jensen
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#93. As a species, we've somehow survived large and small ice ages, genetic bottlenecks, plagues, world wars and all manner of natural disasters, but I sometimes wonder if we'll survive our own ingenuity. - Author: Diane Ackerman
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#94. Financial crises are not natural disasters. They are man-made disasters. - Author: Ziad K. Abdelnour
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#95. There is one thing we must appreciate about the disasters: They are perfectly just when they do their jobs! - Author: Mehmet Murat Ildan
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#96. Everyone should be commended for allowing people to make disasters, to make failures - you've just got to be sure that it's a magnificent failure and that, by creating a magnificent failure, you plant the seed. - Author: Malcolm McLaren
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#97. The U.N.'s humanitarian agencies rely on charitable donations from the public as well as the generosity of governments to continue their lifesaving work in response to natural disasters, armed conflicts and other emergencies. - Author: Ban Ki-moon
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#98. Even disasters
there are always disasters when you travel
can be turned into adventures. - Author: Marilyn French
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#99. Only Norway regularly sends colonists from Europe, and we all know of that country's ecological disasters. - Author: John Scalzi
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#100. Like raindrops, beautiful women were every-where. Like raindrops, only a few ever landed on you. They would either soak into your constitution or drip away into that puddle of other former love disasters drying out; dying in the Bangkok sun.
Red Night Zone - Bangkok City - Author: James A. Newman
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