Earthquake Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old earthquake quotes, earthquake sayings, and earthquake proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


An earthquake is such fun when it is over.     

George Orwell

You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake.     

Jeannette Rankin

Whatever the natural cause, sin is the true cause of all earthquakes.     

John Wesley

The safest place to be during an earthquake would be in a stationary store.     

George Carlin

It takes an earthquake to remind us that we walk on the crust of an unfinished planet.     

Charles Kuralt

All Earthquakes and Disasters are warnings; there’s too much corruption in the world.     

Aristotle

An earthquake achieves what the law promises but does not in practice maintain - the equality of all men.     

Ignazio Silone

As for earthquakes, though they were still formidable, they were so interesting that men of science could hardly regret them.     

Bertrand Russell

Earthquakes traveling through the interior of the globe are like so many messengers sent out to explore a new land. The messages are constantly coming and seismologists are fast learning to read them.     

Reginald Aldworth Daly

A bad earthquake at once destroys the oldest associations: the world, the very emblem of all that is solid, has moved beneath our feet like a crust over a fluid; one second of time has conveyed to the mind a strange idea of insecurity, which hours of reflection would never have created.     

Charles Darwin

The impact of the earthquake on mental health was huge and unimaginably deep in people's lives. Some lost all benchmarks and references because of their great loss, we still have people coming to clinics with mental health problems related to the earthquake. They talk about the earthquake, about being under the rubble.     

Reggie Fils-Aime

People are not killed by earthquakes alone, but by collapsed buildings.      

Shigeru Ban

The great earthquake shall be in the month of May; Saturn, Capricorn, Jupiter, Mercury in Taurus; Venus, also Cancer, Mars in zero.     

Nostradamus

Earthquakes may be brought about because wind is caught up in the earth, so the earth is dislocated in small masses and is continually shaken, and that causes it to sway.     

Epicurus

Feeling earthquakes was part of growing up, and also preparing for them: doing earthquake drills, or having earthquake supplies. The looming feeling was part of my life. My experience of earthquakes has always been more the fear of them, or the possibility.     

Karen Thompson Walker