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Ada Louise Huxtable Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Ada Louise Huxtable.

A disaster where marble has been substituted for imagination.
- Ada Louise Huxtable

Washington is an endless series of mock palaces clearly built for clerks.
- Ada Louise Huxtable

The age of Lincoln and Jefferson memorials is over.
It will be presidential libraries from now on.
- Ada Louise Huxtable

Summer is the time when one sheds one's tensions with one's clothes,
and the right kind of day is jeweled balm for the battered spirit.
A few of those days and you can become drunk with the
belief that all's right with the world.
- Ada Louise Huxtable

 

Nothing was more up-to-date when it was built,
or is more obsolete today, than the railroad station.
- Ada Louise Huxtable

An excellent job with a dubious undertaking,
which is like saying it would be great if it wasn't awful.
- Ada Louise Huxtable

The formula for achieving a successful relationship is simple:
you should treat all disasters as if they were trivialities
but never treat a triviality as if it were a disaster.
- Quentin Crisp

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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

Know your enemy and know yourself and you can fight
a hundred battles without disaster.
- Sun Tzu

Even Woodstock turned out to be a disaster.
Everybody was stuck in the mud and people got sick.
- Johnny Rivers

Science fiction films are not about science.
They are about disaster, which is one of the oldest subjects of art.
- Susan Sontag

Trusting our intuition often saves us from disaster.
- Anne Wilson Schaef

Alas, I emerge from one disaster to fall into a worse.
- Pierre Corneille

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

If the economy becomes disembodied from society it
can only lead to disaster.
- Susan George

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

The pains felt by Asian countries are our own pains.
Disaster in Asia is nothing but ours as well.
- Junichiro Koizumi

Mr. Chairman, obviously a $60 million cut in the National
Endowment for the Arts would be a disaster.
- Norm Dicks

Every attempt to make war easy and safe will result
in humiliation and disaster.
- William Tecumseh Sherman

I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity.
- John D. Rockefeller

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

Working together was a bit of a disaster.
I'd tell him his ideas were cr*p and he'd say the same about mine.
- Daisy Donovan

I beg you take courage; the brave soul can mend even disaster.
- Catherine II

The most significant indicator that there is no disaster
in Iraq is the fact that there is no exodus.
- Bashar al-Assad

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

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.
- John Kasich

Failure is simply the non-presence of success.
But a fiasco is a disaster of mythic proportions.
- Orlando Bloom

I attended a very small junior high and specially in
the end that became a disaster.
The principal was pretty senile and a drunk,
so the children more or less runned the school.
- Jonathan Brandis

Society is not a disease, it is a disaster.
What a stupid miracle that one can live in it.
- Emile M. Cioran

There's a difference between a failure and a fiasco...
a fiasco is a disaster of mythic proportions.
- Orlando Bloom

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

If you put yourself in a group of people you cannot
work with it's obviously going to be a disaster.
- David Cronenberg

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

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

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

I'm not really interested in politics,
because I think it's just too removed from my own life.
If there's a war, though, or a disaster,
I want to know what's happening.
- Zhang Ziyi

Much as we may wish to make a new beginning,
some part of us resists doing so as though we were
making the first step toward disaster.
- William Throsby Bridges

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

Weapons of mass destruction in the hands of Islamic
extremists will be a disaster for the world.
- Ron Lewis

This is a Disaster.
This isn't something somebody can control.
We ain't stuck on stupid.
- Russel Honore

I certainly wouldn't say that my life is a disaster,
but there have been moments where I've felt like that.
- Duncan Sheik

Commercial distress in any great business center will
the more surely create widespread disaster.
- Josiah Strong

In the past, people worked together only when some
great disaster threatened.
- Walter Ulbricht

We not only romanticize the future; we have also made
it into a growth industry,
a parlor game and a disaster movie all at the same time.
- Eugene Kennedy

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

Mr. President, it may surprise my colleagues,
but I am no fan of federal disaster programs for agriculture.
They are difficult to pass and often a disaster to implement.
- Pat Roberts

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

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

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

I think the inherent right of the Government to lie
to save itself when facing a nuclear disaster is basic.
- Arthur Sylvester

Meanwhile, fears of universal disaster sank to an all time low over the world.
- Isaac Asimov

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

We pray that every field of science may contribute in bringing happiness -
not disaster -
to human beings.
- Kenichi Fukui

Get off your ass and get down here to fix the goddamn
biggest disaster in the nation's history.
- Ray Nagin

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 most dire disaster in love is the death of imagination.
- George Meredith

I am above the weakness of seeking to establish a sequence of cause and effect,
between the disaster and the atrocity.
- Edgar Allan Poe

In painting feathers, you want to create the look of feathers,
but if you try to paint all the feathers,
you have nothing but disaster.
- John O'Neill

An orchestra full of stars can be a disaster.
- Kurt Masur

Technology without hatred can be a blessing.
Technology with hatred is always a disaster.
- Simon Wiesenthal

I didn't lead a very wise life, myself,
but it was a full one and a grown-up one.
You come of age very quickly through shipwreck and disaster.
- Philip Dunne

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

If I could learn to treat triumph and disaster the same,
then I would find bliss.
- Kathie Lee Gifford

My heart is so light that it's amazing.
I get to play all this grief, all this loss,
all this disaster and chaos.
It's hysterically funny.
I am very light.
- Linda Hamilton

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

W2K will be a bigger disaster than Y2K.
- Scott McNealy

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

The war on Iraq was a disaster, clearly carried out under false pretences.
- Joe Wilson

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

He taught me never to smile, which helps me when I visit disaster sites.
- Emo Philips

Turning the Internet over to the U.N.
or some other phony international organization would be a disaster,
and I am not willing to stand by and let it happen.
- John Doolittle


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