Top 66 Earthquake Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Earthquake Quotes from famous people such as Russ Carnahan, Jose Andres, John Breaux, Carrie Nugent, James A. Winnefeld, Jr., and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

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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
When the earthquake hit Haiti in 2010, I was on vacation in the Cayman Islands.
Jose Andres
We don’t suggest that because San Francisco lies on top of an earthquake fault that it should be moved.
John Breaux
There’s been a lot of really great intensive research into earthquakes, but we can’t predict an earthquake down to the day. We can’t predict where a hurricane is going to be a month in advance.
Carrie Nugent
If you have a sudden emergency, earthquake, hurricane, you name it, we want to be able to have a National Guard officer able to command federal forces.
James A. Winnefeld, Jr.
It is not light that we need, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake.
Frederick Douglass
Nothing but an imperious intellectual and moral necessity can drive into doubt a religious mind, for it is as though an earthquake shook the foundations of the soul, and the very being quivers and sways under the shock.
Annie Besant
Being in the bands of a hurricane, it’s not like a tornado that’s going to pass very quickly. It’s the most serious thing that you will ever experience next to, I’m sure, an earthquake.
Joshua Henry
I am grateful to President George W. Bush for PEPFAR, which is saving the lives of millions of people in poor countries and to both Presidents Bush for the work we’ve done together after the South Asia tsunami, Hurricane Katrina and the Haitian earthquake.
William J. Clinton
I’ll never forget the 2019 edition of International Fight Week for a couple of reasons: Not only did I experience my first earthquake, but I also got to work as a sideline reporter for three NBA Summer League games.
Ariel Helwani
An earthquake strikes Haiti, and care packages from America are among the first to arrive – and not far behind are former Presidents Clinton and Bush.
Mitt Romney
The inflated imitations of gold and silver, which after the rapture are thrown into the fire, all is exhausted and dissipated by the debt. All scrips and bonds are wiped out. At the fourth pillar dedicated to Saturn, split by earthquake and flood: vexing everyone, an urn of gold is found and then restored.
I’d like to make a sincere lament for the victims of Sichuan earthquake. I will pray for them with all of my heart.
Ok Taec-yeon
I actually happened to be in Haiti right before the earthquake in 2010. I was there already with the organization I work with now, Artists for Peace and Justice, visiting the primary school that I had adopted, the Academy for Peace and Justice in Port-au-Prince. I came back, and within days, the earthquake happened.
Olivia Wilde
Even if change in a voice is light, and people maybe don’t notice it, that slight change is, for singers, a bit of an earthquake.
Juan Diego Florez
I was in L.A. during an earthquake in 1994, an experience that really stressed me out. I started doing yoga to calm my nerves.
Gloria Reuben
And in rural communities we’ve worked alongside, Haitians are doing far more than merely recovering from the earthquake. Many are creating long-term sustainable change.
Craig Kielburger
We want a story that starts out with an earthquake and works its way up to a climax.
Samuel Goldwyn
Whether it is a tsunami, or whether it is a hurricane, whether it’s an earthquake – when we see these great fatal and natural acts, men and women of every ethnic persuasion come together and they just want to help.
Martin Luther King III
The great earthquake shall be in the month of May; Saturn, Capricorn, Jupiter, Mercury in Taurus; Venus, also Cancer, Mars in zero.
In Europe the various ranks of society are, like the strata of the earth, fixed and fossilized. There can be no great change without a terrible upheaval, a social earthquake.
Josiah Strong
I got quite annoyed after the Haiti earthquake. A baby was taken from the wreckage and people said it was a miracle. It would have been a miracle had God stopped the earthquake. More wonderful was that a load of evolved monkeys got together to save the life of a child that wasn’t theirs.
Terry Pratchett
I couldn’t help but be impressed by the magnitude of the earthquake.
Dan Quayle
We had our first earthquake over here recently. That was a bizarre feeling. I just became disoriented and I remember my dad freaking out. Nothing broke or anything.
Ashley Scott
Can you name me even one time when someone else raced to the Americans in trouble? I don’t think there was outside help even during the San Francisco earthquake.
Gordon Sinclair
War prosperity is like the prosperity that an earthquake or a plague brings.
Ludwig von Mises
Playing polo is like trying to play golf during an earthquake.
Sylvester Stallone
War is the easiest photography in the business. Just get close, be lucky, know how your camera works. There are subjects everywhere. Everyplace you go, there is something to photograph in a war, like being in the middle of a hurricane or a train crash or an earthquake. You can’t miss it.
David Douglas Duncan
As seismologists gained more experience from earthquake records, it became obvious that the problem could not be reduced to a single peak acceleration. In fact, a full frequency of vibrations occurs.
Charles Francis Richter
I’ve slept through a mild earthquake in Italy. And also a very tight hockey game where people were screaming their heads off.
Carl Kasell
It is crystal clear to me that if Arabs put down a draft resolution blaming Israel for the recent earthquake in Iran it would probably have a majority, the U.S. would veto it and Britain and France would abstain.
Amos Oz
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I experienced the California Northridge Earthquake of 1994 and the eruption of Mount St. Helens in 1980, and I have thus seen firsthand how terrible and awesomely devastating a force of nature can be.
Paul Watson
Japan had the big earthquake in 2011, and the Olympics will be a good opportunity to bring strength to the people of the Tohoku region – and also to show everyone around the world that Japan is doing fine again. These are messages we have to convey through the power of sport.
Kohei Uchimura
What struck me first on reading the Ten Hoeve-Jacobson paper was how small the consequences of the radiation release from the Fukushima reactor accident are projected to be compared to the devastation wrought by the giant earthquake and tsunami.
Burton Richter
God speaks to me not through the thunder and the earthquake, nor through the ocean and the stars, but through the Son of Man, and speaks in a language adapted to my imperfect sight and hearing.
William Lyon Phelps
Nuclear power plants built in the areas usually thought of as earthquake zones, such as the California coastline, have a surprisingly low risk of damage from those earthquakes. Why? They built anticipating a major quake.
Bill Dedman
I lived in Bandra East, on the 12th floor. There was a small earthquake; I could feel the building shaking. I was halfway down the stairs when I realised I’d forgotten my laptop, and all my scripts were on it. If I lost the laptop, I’d lose all my work. I ran back up to get it!
Rajkumar Hirani
He wasn’t a football player, but my idol growing up was Roberto Clemente. The man died trying to help out earthquake victims in Nicaragua and that left a huge impression on me.
Ron Rivera
I find myself wanting to make music at the dining room table or in the bedroom – I’m kind of a mobile writer, so I sort of move around the house. But the attic is definitely where I can make the most noise. While everyone on the lower floors screams ‘Earthquake!’ But no! It’s just my bass!
Meshell Ndegeocello
I will remember this day for the rest of my life. There is nothing you can say. It’s just like you won the match after the earthquake and it just feels great.
Elena Vesnina
My daughter is one of my greatest inspirations. She’s an environmentalist, she plays piano, she’s raising money for the earthquake victims in Nepal. Every day she surprises me and teaches me something.
Patti Smith
Haiti is not an easy place to fight disease, even in the best of times. That was true even before a devastating earthquake ravaged Haiti’s capital and largest city, Port-au-Prince, in 2010.
Tom Frieden
Haiti is always talking about decentralization and nothing has been so obvious, perhaps a weakness, as the centralized nature of Haitian society as being revealed by the earthquake. I mean, they lost all these medical training programs because they didn’t have them anywhere else.
Paul Farmer
Part of the problem when I was doing ‘How I Learned to Drive’ is I would see my kids one night a week for six months, and that was just too hard. We moved to Philadelphia after we lost our house in the earthquake, the ’94 Northridge earthquake.
David Morse
Presenting statues of honor to reporters for covering an earthquake is like presenting a first prize to a doctor for performing surgery.
Phil Donahue
Whenever there is an international crisis – an earthquake, a flood, a war – Americans provide more assistance than the people of any other nation.
Stephen Moore
Already 2008 has proved a tumultuous year in terms of global perceptions of China, and there are still 59 days to go until the Beijing Olympics. The tragedy of the Sichuan earthquake followed hard on the heels of the riots in Tibet and the demonstrations surrounding the Olympic torch relay.
Martin Jacques
In the harrowing aftermath of Haiti’s earthquake, one of the greatest needs became desperately clear: safe water.
Marcus Samuelsson
When the Haiti earthquake happened, I registered with UNICEF to set up an account, and posted to Twitter for people to donate to it. In a matter of a couple of hours, $30,000 had been donated. That, to me, was eye-opening.
Misha Collins