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  • Every crucial experience can be regarded as a setback — or the start of a new kind of development.

  • Crises are two edged; they always create possibilities for both evil and good.

  • There are two kinds of ordeals, of course: those we choose and those that seem to choose us.

  • ... we don't get offered crises, they arrive.

  • The Government should take a firm, bold line. This delay — this uncertainty, by which, abroad, we are losing our prestige and our position, while Russia is advancing and will be before Constantinople in no time! Then the Government will be fearfully blamed and the Queen so humiliated that she thinks she would abdicate at once.

  • The people who created the crisis in the first place will not be the ones that come up with a solution.

  • When you're in free fall, sometimes you have to build your wings on the way down.

    • Annette Simon,
    • in Mary Lou Quinlan, "Thank Goodness It's Monday," More ()
  • A crisis is only a turning point.

  • Crisis can be an addiction as powerful as any other ...

  • When you can't go forward and you can't go backward and you can't stay where you are without killing off what is deep and vital in yourself, you are on the edge of creation.

  • The worst has happened ... it's rather liberating.

  • If Constance doesn't have a disaster every day, she thinks she's not living right. The trouble is, you can't always tell whether the sky is really falling, or it's just another bad-hair day.

  • The state of emergency is also always a state of emergence.