American culture is torn between our long romance with violence and our terror of the devastation wrought by war and crime and environmental havoc.
— Katherine Dunn

We have thousands of patients and family members who are dealing with dual devastation, cancer and the hurricane.
Greg Anderson devastation quote

Nearly two weeks have passed since Hurricane Katrina made landfall along the Gulf Coast, and while we are still dealing with the tremendous devastation - and will be for quite some time - we are also seeing increased signs of recovery and help in our region.
— Jo Bonner

It is in these acts called trivialities that the seeds of joy are forever wasted, until men and women look round with haggard faces at the devastation their own waste has made, and say, the earth bears no harvest of sweetness -- calling their denial knowledge.
— George Eliot

There are those who believe Black people possess the secret of joy and that it is this that will sustain them through any spiritual or moral or physical devastation.
— Alice Walker