65 Natural Disaster Quotes On Success In Life

These natural disaster quotes will inspire you. A natural disaster is a sudden and terrible event in nature (such as a hurricane, tornado, or flood) that usually results in serious damage and many deaths.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging natural disaster quotes, natural disaster sayings, and natural disaster proverbs.

Best Natural Disaster Quotes

  1. “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
  2. “We learn from every natural disaster. Whether it’s a fire or a flood, we learn something from it so we can respond to the next one better.” ~ Malcolm Turnbull
  3. “Even with all our technology and the inventions that make modern life so much easier than it once was, it takes just one big natural disaster to wipe all that away and remind us that, here on Earth, we’re still at the mercy of nature.” ~ Neil deGrasse Tyson
  4. “While natural disasters capture headlines and national attention short-term, the work of recovery and rebuilding is long-term.” ~ Sylvia Mathews Burwell

  5. “Bad things do happen in the world, like war, natural disasters, disease. But out of those situations always arise stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things.” ~ Daryn Kagan
  6. “Sometimes it takes a natural disaster to reveal a social disaster.” ~ Jim Wallis
  7. “The world will continue to be hit by natural disasters and hateful mass killings, but communities bounce back stronger, so keep going.” ~ Azran Osman Rani
  8. “You have no control [over natural disaster]. That’s what’s scary about it. You’re helpless. That feeling of helplessness is really scary.” ~ R. L. Stine

  9. “The nature will continue, it’s our existence that is finite and you are given this gift of life and you make your way with it, but fate and natural disasters will continue on.” ~ Larry Fessenden
  10. “In my mind of course natural disaster like tsunami, and these things, also I think indirectly may relate to human behavior. But then major sort of problems actually they’re due to a lack of moral principle.” ~ Dalai Lama
  11. “No matter what is happening in life or in the world – war, natural disaster, poor health, pain, the death of loved ones – if existence is filled with art, music and literature, life will be fulfilling, a joy.” ~ Karen DeCrow
  12. “In the absence of a natural disaster we are left again to our own uneasy devices.” ~ Joan Didion

  13. “History is one war after another with a bunch of murders and natural disasters in between.” ~ Sarah Vowell
  14. “All across the world, …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.” ~ Barack Obama
  15. “The beef industry has contributed to more American deaths than all the wars of this century, all natural disasters, and all automobile accidents combined.” ~ Neal Barnard
  16. “All natural disasters are comforting because they reaffirm our impotence, in which, otherwise, we might stop believing. At times it is strangely sedative to know the extent of your own powerlessness.” ~ Erica Jong

  17. “This is what happens when you fall in love. You’re looking at a natural disaster.” ~ Janet Fitch
  18. “In all natural disasters through time, man needs to attach meaning to tragedy, no matter how random and inexplicable the event is.” ~ Nathaniel Philbrick
  19. “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
  20. “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

  21. “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
  22. “War zones are dangerous, protests can be violent, also, natural disasters are difficult to cover, so there are going to be risks.” ~ Kate Adie
  23. “It doesn’t take a miracle or a natural disaster to live in the world that you’re after, the change is gonna happen to you” ~ Michael Tolcher
  24. “I had seen people who had lost everything and everyone they loved to war, famine, and natural disasters.” ~ Chelsea Clinton

  25. “This visit is meant to express my closeness to our brothers and sisters who endured the suffering, loss and devastation caused by Typhoon Yolanda.  Together with many people throughout the world, I have admired the heroic strength, faith and resilience demonstrated by so many Filipinos in the face of this natural disaster, and so many others.” ~ Pope Francis
  26. “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
  27. “He led the state through a budget crisis, natural disasters, and political turmoil, working across party lines for a better environment, election reforms, and bipartisan solutions.” ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger
  28. “This may sound trite, but bad things happen to good people, and when you’re facing terrorism, natural disaster, you can have every wonderful plan in place, but I am a realist.” ~ Warren Rudman

  29. “Never in our country’s history have we witnessed a natural disaster that has impacted so many people in such a wide area. In fact, as of the writing of this column, millions of people along the Gulf Coast have been displaced from their homes in a period of only five days.” ~ Jo Bonner
  30. “Hurricane Charley is the worst natural disaster to befall our state in a dozen years, and it is unthinkable that anyone would try to take advantage of neighbors at a time like this,.” ~ Charlie Crist
  31. “The National Guard has served America as both a wartime force and the first military responders in times of domestic crisis. Hundreds of times each year, the nation’s governors call upon their Guard troops to respond to fires, floods, hurricanes and other natural disasters.” ~ Russel Honore
  32. “America’s humanitarian concern for foreign victims of natural disasters or civil strife is being abused by President Bush when he extends legal status to foreigners in the US when there is no reason that they could not go home safely.” ~ Dan J. Stein

  33. “The one thing that I have been struck with, after coming here to Congress is, how many people in Washington, D.C. talk about job loss like they are talking about the weather, or a natural disaster like an earthquake.” ~ Stephen F. Lynch
  34. “Disaster is a natural part of my evolution toward tragedy and dissolution.” ~ Chuck Palahniuk
  35. “I think small animals can escape from many kinds of natural disaster more easily. There are just more places for them to hide, and more ways for them to find safe habitats. So this means that rats are set up to rule the Earth, but most of us already knew that. Now you know why.” ~ Annalee Newitz
  36. “I want you bad like a natural disaster. You are all I see. You are the only one I want to know.” ~ Henry Rollins

  37. “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.” ~ Tariq Ali
  38. “With so much evidence of depleting natural resources, toxic waste, climate change, irreparable harm to our food chain and rapidly increasing instances of natural disasters, why do we keep perpetuating the problem? Why do we continue marching at the same alarming beat?” ~ Yehuda Berg
  39. “Natural disasters are terrifying – that loss of control, this feeling that something is just going to randomly end your life for absolutely no reason is terrifying. But, what scares me is the human reaction to it and how people behave when the rules of civility and society are obliterated.” ~ Eli Roth
  40. “Whenever a natural disaster occurs, it is always the Red Cross that responds quickly and compassionately. I am honored to lend my voice to their cause, and thrilled to serve on the Celebrity Cabinet for 2010.” ~ Reba McEntire

  41. “Whenever a natural disaster occurs, it is always the Red Cross that responds quickly and compassionately. I am honored to lend my voice to their cause, and thrilled to serve on the Celebrity Cabinet for 2010.” ~ Reba McEntire
  42. “There also is the plight that comes from natural disasters; these natural disasters could be alleviated or dealt with; we only need some time to do it.” ~ Bhumibol Adulyadej
  43. “The problem is that every study I’m aware of, which is probably not that many, has indicated that a dollar spent in preparation and avoidance of natural disasters is worth $15 that is spent in relief. But there’s no political payoff for preparation. So, who benefits? I mean, the governor or senator or the president? Bill Clinton at Oklahoma City, his performance there helped him enormously. And there really hasn’t been any regulation that would, in fact, interfere with environmental disaster.” ~ Mark Shields
  44. “We live in an idiotic capitalist self-indulgent society where the sex life of a pop star is more important than impending starvation, land mines and child soldiers in Africa, or more interesting than the world’s biggest man-made natural disaster in oil fields of the Middle East.” ~ Peter Menzel

  45. “On the The AIDS Epidemic: This is a war. It has killed more people than has been the case in all previous wars and in all previous natural disasters … We must not continue to be debating, to be arguing, when people are dying.” ~ Nelson Mandela
  46. “One of the essential elements of government responsibility is to communicate effectively to the American people, especially in time of a potential terrorist attack or a natural disaster.” ~ Vito Fossella
  47. “Conservatives say human beings are people who are primarily concerned with self-interest, and that’s what they should be concerned with – self-interest and individual responsibility. They shouldn’t be paying for anybody else’s health care or anything else like that. As a result, government is something that should be absolutely minimal. It’s not there for your overall protection and empowerment – it’s not there to offer protection against disease or natural disasters or bad products or companies who sell you fallacious mortgages and so on.” ~ George Lakoff
  48. “Hurricane Katrina is without question the worst natural disaster in American history.” ~ Douglas Brinkley

  49. “I named my camel Katrina. She was a natural disaster. She slobbered everywhere and seemed to think the purple streak in my hair was some kind of exotic fruit. She was obsessed with trying to eat my head. I named Walt’s camel Hindenburg. He was almost as large as a zeppelin and definitely as full of gas.” ~ Rick Riordan
  50. “As the country continues to dissect the recent natural disaster, we might want to start considering what about the disaster wasn’t actually ‘natural’ at all. … Human activity, the burning of fossil fuels, is causing global warming. Global warming is causing the oceans to warm. Warm oceans are steroids for storms.” ~ Michael Moore
  51. “The critical question for our generation—and for every generation— is this: If you could have heaven, with no sickness, and with all the friends you ever had on earth, and all the food you ever liked, and all the leisure activities you ever enjoyed, and all the natural beauties you ever saw, all the physical pleasures you ever tasted, and no human conflict or any natural disasters, could you be satisfied with heaven if Christ were not there?” ~ John Piper
  52. “If your child dies, or you witness a terrible natural disaster, yes, you certainly want a scientific explanation as to what’s happened. But science can’t help you to find meaning, help you deal with that turbulence of your grief, rage, and dismay.” ~ Karen Armstrong

  53. “We are deeply saddened by the tremendous loss of life and devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina, .. Starbucks has a long tradition of striving to bring together people and communities where we do business. We extend our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families and many others impacted by this natural disaster; our prayers and thoughts are with all the families who have lost loved ones.” ~ Howard Schultz , Prayers for natural disaster quotes
  54. “Every Victim requires a Persecutor. But the Persecutor isn’t always necessarily a person. The Persecutor could also be a condition or a circumstance. A persecuting condition might be a disease or a heart attack, or an injury. A persecuting circumstance could be a natural disaster, like a hurricane or an earthquake or a house burning down.” ~ David Emerald Womeldorff
  55. “Climate science has been targeted by a major political movement, environmentalism, as the focus of their efforts, wherein the natural disasters of the earth system, have come to be identified with man’s activities – engendering fear as well as an agenda for societal reform and control… This greatly facilitates any conscious effort to politicize science via influence in such bodies where a handful of individuals (often not even scientists) speak on behalf of organizations that include thousands of scientists, and even enforce specific scientific positions and agendas.” ~ Richard Lindzen
  56. “A natural disaster in one American city is a natural disaster in every American city, including Fresno and, for that matter, every city and small town in the San Joaquin Valley.” ~ Alan Autry

  57. “Although it is tempting to think of these natural landscapes as reflecting a stability in climactic and geologic forces, long periods of climactic and geophysical stability actually result in a rundown of the energy available to ecosystems and people. Geologically young regions with recent mountain building and volcanism tend to be much more biologically productive and have supported large populations of people despite their vulnerability to natural disasters. Geologically old regions (like most of Australia) tend to have low biological productivity and supported fewer people.” ~ David Holmgren
  58. “If you want to have a nonmiraculous day, I suggest that newspaper and caffeine form the crux of your morning regimen. Listen to the morning news while you’re in the shower, read the headlines as you are walking out the door, make sure you’re keeping tabs on everything: the wars, the economy, the gossip, the natural disasters. . . But if you want the day ahead to be full of miracles, then spend some time each morning with God.” ~ Marianne Williamson
  59. “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.” ~ Sarah Vowell
  60. “I am sent on assignments just like guys. I have covered presidential campaigns, natural disasters, tragedies, red carpets, medical stories, and more.” ~ Megan Alexander

  61. “Climate change hype has grave real-world consequences. It gets rich countries to adopt silly policies and to impose devastating eco-imperialism on poor countries. The world’s rich millions can afford environmental extremism; its poor billions can’t. Climate change pseudo-science about human causality has been exposed repeatedly. What’s less appreciated is that there aren’t more natural disasters in need of an explanation.” ~ Leon Louw
  62. “Yes, life in Chechnya so far looks more like a life after a natural disaster.” ~ Vladimir Putin
  63. “I am a limitless series of natural disasters and all of these disasters have been unnaturally repressed.” ~ Kathy Acker

  64. “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.” ~ Mitt Romney
  65. “It is not understood that before life an individual decides to live. A self is not simply the accidental personification of the body’s biological mechanism. Each person born desires to be born. He dies when that desire no longer operates. No epidemic or illness or natural disaster – or stray bullet from a murderer’s gun – will kill a person who does not want to die.” ~ Seth

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