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  • The fact is that the New Deal did not work. It prolonged what might have been a troubling two-year downturn into a horrifying blow to world prosperity that ended up in a war that killed countless millions. It was one of the greatest acts of wreckage in world history.

    War   Blow   Years  
  • In the periods of crisis, the bigger firms absorb the smaller ones,and when the industrial monsters eventually go down, the wreckage is far greater than when the little enterprises buckle.

    Robert L. Heilbroner (2011). “The Worldly Philosophers: The Lives, Times And Ideas Of The Great Economic Thinkers”, p.160, Simon and Schuster
  • Somewhere, on the long road that wound through those four years, the girl with her sachet & dancing slippers had slipped away & there was left a woman with sharp green eyes, who counted pennies & turned her hands to many menial tasks, a woman to whom nothing was left from the wreckage except the indestructible red earth on which she stood.

    Girl   Eye   Hands  
    Margaret Mitchell, Pat Conroy (2008). “Gone with the Wind”, p.680, Simon and Schuster
  • After spending most of her life scanning the horizon for slights and threats, genuine and imagined, she knew the real threat to her happiness came not from the dot in the distance, but from looking for it. Expecting it. Waiting for it. And in some cases, creating it. Her father had jokingly accused her of living in the wreckage of her future. Until one day she'd looked deep into his eyes and saw he wasn't joking. He was warning her.

    Life   Distance   Father  
    Louise Penny (2014). “The Long Way Home: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel”, p.22, Macmillan
  • What most people don't seem to realize is that there is just as much money to be made out of the wreckage of a civilization as from the upbuilding of one.

    Gone with theWind pt. 2, ch. 9 (1936)
  • This is how one pictures the angel of history. His face is turned toward the past. Where we perceived a chain of events, he sees one single catastrophe which keeps piling wreckage and hurls it in front of his feet. The angel would like to stay, awaken the dead, and make whole what has been smashed. But a storm is blowing from Paradise; it has got caught in his wings with such violence that the angel can no longer close them. This storm irresistably propels him into the future to which his back is turned, while the pile of debris before him grows skyward. The storm is what we call progress.

    Angel   Past   Wings  
    "Theses on the Philosophy of History". Book by Walter Benjamin, 1955.
  • Once I witnessed a windstorm so severe two 100-year-old trees were uprooted on the spot. The next day, walking among the wreckage, I found the friable nests of birds, completely intact and unharmed on the ground. That the featherweight survive the massive, that this reversal of fortune takes place among us — that is what haunts me. I don’t know what it means.

    Mean   Years   Two  
    Mary Ruefle (2012). “Madness, Rack, and Honey: Collected Lectures”, p.206, Wave Books
  • The most beautiful stories always start with wreckage.

  • A defensive investor can always prosper by looking patiently and calmly through the wreckage of a bear market.

  • I am a woman built upon the wreckage of myself.

    Wreckage   Built  
    Chris Cleave (2010). “Incendiary: A Novel”, Simon and Schuster
  • This universe is the wreckage of the infinite on the shores of the finite.

  • There's that older poem of John Ashbery's-"America"-with the pun "I'm a wrecker," so wreckage and building out of the ashes of that. We're haunted by the genocide that is America, the decimation of so many native cultures. As a mix-blood European ancestry American, you're a nexus of all those violences, and yet there's a relative personal identity as well.

    Source: www.raintaxi.com
  • If it's wrong to wreck the planet, it's wrong to profit from the wreckage.

  • My sudden, unforeseen capitulation had knocked me backward, and I had nothing to hold on to. My internal weather was eerily calm, as if in a tornado's aftermath, birdsong, sunshine, supersaturated colors, wreckage all around, and myself, dazed and limping.

  • The stench of human wreckage in which the Nazi regime finally sank down to defeat has been the most shocking fact of modern times.

    Facts   Wreckage   Defeat  
    Janet Flanner (1966). “Paris Journal: 1944-1965”
  • When I found I had given birth to a human wreckage, to a child that was an imbecile, my heart was broken.

  • The wreckage of stars - I built a world from this wreckage.

    Stars   Wreckage   World  
    Friedrich Nietzsche (2010). “The Peacock and the Buffalo: The Poetry of Nietzsche”, p.323, Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Another secret we carry is that though drab outside - wreckage to the eye, mirrors a mortification - inside we flame with a wild life that is almost incommunicable.

    Eye   Mirrors   Flames  
    Florida Scott-Maxwell (2013). “Measure of My Days”, p.21, Knopf
  • With vision only, you get no follow-through. With enforcers only, the vision is realized but leaves a lot of wreckage.

    Colin L. Powell (1995). “My American Journey”, Random House Incorporated
  • Fame is like a big eraser. It's strange, now that I'm famous. In my parents' opinion, all the shitty things - all the wreckage of my past - is erased. Now it's like I was never the kid who got arrested. Now I'm a wonderful son.

    Kids   Son   Past  
    "Biography/ Personal Quotes". www.imdb.com.
  • The individual woman is required . . . a thousand times a day to choose either to accept her appointed role and thereby rescue her good disposition out of the wreckage of her self-respect, or else follow an independent line of behavior and rescue her self-respect out of the wreckage of her good disposition.

  • His own life seemed so solitary, a fragile column supporting nothing amidst the wreckage of the years.

    Carson McCullers (1998). “Collected Stories of Carson McCullers”, p.160, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • A man's house burns down. The smoking wreckage represents only a ruined home that was dear through years of use and pleasant associations. By and by, as the days and weeks go on, first he misses this, then that, then the other thing. And when he casts about for it he finds that it was in that house. Always it is an essential - here was but one of its kind. It cannot be replaced. It was in that house. It is irrevocably lost...It will be years before the tale of lost essentials is complete, and not till then can he truly know the magnitude of his disaster.

    Love   Goodbye   Home  
    Mark Twain (2010). “Mark Twain's Own Autobiography: The Chapters from the North American Review”, p.26, Univ of Wisconsin Press
  • We know that in September, we will wander through the warm winds of summer's wreckage. We will welcome summer's ghost.

    Summer   Wind   Wreckage  
  • In spite of the fact that the law of revenge solves no social problems, men continue to follow its disastrous leading. History is cluttered with the wreckage of nations and individuals that pursued this self-defeating path.

    Martin Luther King Jr. (1963). “Strength to Love”
  • The word that came to me now was "defiant." Because a person had to be defiant to be able to stand amid the wreckage of her life and instead of shaking a fist, pick up a hammer.

    Hammers   Fists   Able  
    Karen White (2011). “The Beach Trees”, p.238, Penguin
  • I think I’ll dismember the world and then I’ll dance in the wreckage.

  • In the arms of the angel, fly away from here....you are pulled from the wreckage, of your silent reverie, you're in the arms of the angel, may you find some comfort here.

    Angel   Comfort   May  
  • Liberalism in various guises - feminism, the sexual revolution, gay activism - has been at war with marriage and family for several decades now. And when do-gooders look around at the wreckage of human lives caused by disintegrating families, they call for government to act as father, mother, brother, and sister.

    Mother   Brother   Father  
    Mona Charen (2006). “Do-Gooders: How Liberals Hurt Those They Claim to Help and the Rest of Us”, Sentinel
  • .. every step of the upward way is strewn with wreckage of body, mind, and morals.

    G. Stanley Hall (2013). “Adolescence - Its Psychology and Its Relations to Physiology, Anthropology, Sociology, Sex, Crime, and Religion (1931)”, p.13, Read Books Ltd
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