Tornado Quotes

Quotes tagged as "tornado" (showing 1-19 of 19)
Rick Riordan
“If you’re listening to this, congratulations! You survived Doomsday.
I’d like to apologize straightaway for any inconvenience the end of the world may have caused you. The earthquakes, rebellions, riots,tornadoes, floods, tsunamis, and of course the giant snake who swallowed the sun—I’m afraid most of that was our fault. Carter and I decided we should at least explain how it happened.”
Rick Riordan, The Serpent's Shadow

Rick Riordan
“Our problems started in Dallas, when the fire-breathing sheep destroyed the King Tut exhibit.”
Rick Riordan, The Serpent's Shadow

Haruki Murakami
“In the spring of her twenty-second year, Sumire fell in love for the first time in her life. An intense love, a veritable tornado sweeping across the plains—flattening everything in its path, tossing things up in the air, ripping them to shreds, crushing them to bits. The tornado’s intensity doesn’t abate for a second as it blasts across the ocean, laying waste to Angkor Wat, incinerating an Indian jungle, tigers and everything, transforming itself into a Persian desert sandstorm, burying an exotic fortress city under a sea of sand. In short, a love of truly monumental proportions. The person she fell in love with happened to be 17 years older than Sumire. And was married. And, I should add, was a woman. This is where it all began, and where it all ended. Almost.”
Haruki Murakami, Sputnik Sweetheart

Rick Riordan
“Yes, an actual full-sized camel. If you find that confusing, just think how the criosphinx must have felt.
Where did the camel come from, you ask? I may have mentioned Walt’s collection of amulets. Two of them summoned disgusting camels. I’d
met them before, so I was less than excited when a ton of dromedary flesh flew across my line of sight, plowed into the sphinx, and collapsed on top
of it. The sphinx growled in outrage as it tried to free itself. The camel grunted and farted.
“Hindenburg,” I said. Only one camel could possibly fart that badly. “Walt, why in the world—?”
“Sorry!” he yelled. “Wrong amulet!”
The technique worked, at any rate. The camel wasn’t much of a fighter, but it was quite heavy and clumsy. The criosphinx snarled and clawed
at the floor, trying unsuccessfully to push the camel off; but Hindenburg just splayed his legs, made alarmed honking sounds, and let loose gas.
I moved to Walt’s side and tried to get my bearings.”
Rick Riordan, The Serpent's Shadow

Shaun Hick
“The world is full of people who will help you manufacture tornados in order to blow out a match.”
Shaun Hick

Vera Nazarian
“A tornado of thought is unleashed after each new insight. This in turn results in an earthquake of assumptions. These are natural disasters that re-shape the spirit.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

Dana Reinhardt
“The roof was torn off the gym. God's way of telling the jocks that they'd better remember who's really charge.”
Dana Reinhardt, How to Build a House

David Walsh
“the wind is scary.. during a tornado or in life in general.. never know when a gust is going to come in your direction and change everything”
David Walsh

Charisse Montgomery
“In the great tornado of life, things sometimes seem out of control, and we can’t see where we are going. But sometimes, when the storm passes and the dust settles, things have landed into place beautifully.”
Charisse Montgomery, Home Care CEO: A Parent's Guide to Managing In-home Pediatric Nursing

Richelle E. Goodrich
“Announcing the intended arrival of some people is kind of like issuing a hurricane warning. ”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Making Wishes

Colleen Hoover
“Todo en ella es cautivante, como la consecuencia de una tormenta. No se supone que la gente obtenga placer de la destrucción que la madre naturaleza es capaz de hacer, pero queremos mirar de todos modos. Charlie es la devastación dejada a raíz de un tornado.”
Colleen Hoover, Never Never

Shannon Messenger
“Stepping into a tornado screams This is the dumbest thing you will ever do.”
Shannon Messenger, Let the Sky Fall

David Foster Wallace
“Tornadoes were, in out part of Central Illinois, the dimensionless point at which parallel lines met and whirled and blew up. They made no sense.”
David Foster Wallace, A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again: Essays and Arguments

Danielle  Paige
“Just because I'd learned how to take care of myself didn't mean I didn't still feel panic setting in every time she left me like this - all alone, with no clue when she'd be back, of or she'd ever be back at all. Even without a tornado on the way, it was always an open question.”
Danielle Paige, Dorothy Must Die

Andrea Heltsley
“Oh shit, this is really happening!” Mia cried, terrified.
“Holy crap, I’ve never been in a tornado!” Shane exclaimed as he went pale.
-Mia and Shane”
Andrea Heltsley, Dissolve

Bruce Sterling
“And yet Jane still couldn't help feeling sorry for the anticyclonic. That mutant left-handed runt of the liter... the poor damned giant evil beautiful thing...”
Bruce Sterling, Heavy Weather

“Outside the rain began to pour in sheets, and the wind howled . Giant pieces of hail began to pelt the building— banging off the skylights so hard that Simpson worried the glass might shatter. Then, as it had earlier in the day, the wind briefly let up. It was then Simpson heard a sound she had dreaded —a sound she couldn’t believe she was actually hearing. It was 2: 40 P.M. and the tornado sirens in Moore started to wail.”
Holly Bailey, The Mercy of the Sky: The Story of a Tornado

Danielle  Paige
“Tornado or no tornado, a girl from Kansas doesn't let much get to her.”
Danielle Paige, Dorothy Must Die

Curtis Tyrone Jones
“She’s a tornado in a tank top leaving wreckage in her wake.”
Curtis Tyrone Jones