Times of crisis are difficult. There are all kinds of crises that people can experience throughout their life, some are personal while others affect a large number of people. Here are ten quotes from people speaking about different crises.
1 “I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts.”
2 “Everything I read about hitting a midlife crisis was true. I had such a struggle letting go of youthful things and learning how to exist and have enthusiasm while settling into the comfort of an older age.”
3 “I consider the fact that thousands of children die each day from starvation and a lack of medicine a crisis for humanity and a problem we must collectively attempt to solve.”
4 “The completely solitary self: that’s where poetry comes from, and it gets isolated by crisis, and those crises are often very intimate also.”
5 “What one decides to do in crisis depends on one’s philosophy of life, and that philosophy cannot be changed by an incident. If one hasn’t any philosophy in crises, others make the decision.”
6 “We cannot solve a crisis without treating it as a crisis. […] And if solutions within the system are so impossible to find, then maybe we should change the system itself.”
7 “In times of crisis, we must all decide again and again whom we love.”
8 When written in Chinese, the word ‘crisis’ is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
–John F. Kennedy
9 “If your life just falls apart early on, you can put it together again. It’s the people who are always on the brink of crisis, who don’t hit bottom, who are in trouble.”
10 “I will forever be fascinated by how people deal with adversity, how people react in moments of crisis, or how people behave when life gets uncomfortable.”
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