Terrorism Quotations

Terrorism Quotations
  1. "This was not an act of terrorism, but it was an act of WAR "--
    George W. Bush
  2. "Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. These acts shatter steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve. "--
    George W. Bush Address to the US after hijack attacks on the US World Trade Centers and Pentagon, September 11, 2001
  3. "We're a peaceful nation. Yet, as we have learned, so suddenly and so tragically, there can be no peace in a world of sudden terror. In the face of today's new threat, the only way to pursue peace is to pursue those who threaten it."--
    President George W. Bush
  4. "These acts shattered steel, but they cannot dent the steel of America's resolve. "--
    President George W. Bush
  5. "Freedom itself was attacked this morning by a faceless coward. Freedom will be defended! "--
    President George W. Bush, September 11, 2001
  6. "The best defense against terrorism is a strong offensive against terrorists. That work continues. "--
    President George W. Bush, 10/13/2001
  7. "I want the people of New York to be an example to the rest of the country, and the rest of the world, that terrorism can't stop us."--
    Rudolph Giuliani
  8. "Maybe the purpose of all this is to find out if America today is as strong as when we fought for our independence or when we fought for ourselves as a Union to end slavery or as strong as our fathers and grandfathers who fought to rid the world of Nazism and communism. The terrorists were counting on our cowardice. They've learned a lot about us since then. And so have we. "--
    Rudolph Giuliani, at a funeral for a friend
  9. "This is the second Pearl Harbor. I don't think that I overstate it. "--
    Senator Chuck Hagel R-Nebraska
  10. "These young Americans sent a message to terrorists everywhere ... 'You can run but you can't hide."--
    Ronald Wilson Reagan, 40th US President, Republican(On US pilots who captured four terrorists)

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  11. "We're going to find out who did this and we're going after the bastards."--
    Orrin Hatch, US Senator, Republican, Utah (referring to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon)
  12. "You can be sure that the American spirit will prevail over this tragedy."--
    Colin Powell
  13. "We must not descend to the level of those who perpetrated Tuesday's violence by targeting individuals based on their race, their religion, or their national origin. Such reports of violence and threats are in direct opposition to the very principles and laws of the United States and will not be tolerated. "--
    John Ashcroft, Attorney General
  14. "Let's roll. "--
    Todd Beamer, before he and others apparently thwarted the fourth set of terrorists
  15. "All of a sudden there were people screaming. I saw people jumping out of the building. Their arms were flailing. I stopped taking pictures and started crying."--
    Michael Walters, a free-lance photo journalist in Manhattan
  16. "We will put a trap around the regime and I say to the Taleban: Surrender the terrorists or surrender power. It's your choice.--
    British Prime Minister Tony Blair
  17. "All attempts to destroy democracy by terrorism will fail. It must be business as usual."--
    Margaret Thatcher
  18. "Rarely do you see an attack that changes the world's conception of attack, as these terrorist attacks changed the world's conception of what a terrorist attack can do. Nothing they did was novel, yet the attack was completely new. And our conception of defense must change as well. "--
    Bruce Schneier, Counterpane Internet Security, Crypto-Gram
  19. "Mayor Rudolph Giuliani has been named Time magazine's Person of the Year. The magazine's editors chose Giuliani for having more faith in us than we had in ourselves, for being brave when required and rude where appropriate and tender without being trite, for not sleeping and not quitting and not shrinking from the pain all around him. "--
    Time Magazine
  20. "If the events of September 11th have proven anything, it's that the terrorists can attack us, but they can't take away what makes us American - our freedom, our liberty, our civil rights. No, only Attorney General John Ashcroft can do that. "--
    Jon Stewart on The Daily Show

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  21. "We are at war with people who are crazed fanatics, who want to destroy the Great White Satan. And they're all in one - and a bunch of them are in one place right now. So we need to kill them and we are killing them. "--
    Ann Coulter, on CNN Crossfire, November 23, 2001
  22. "What we say is terrorists, terrorism, is evil, and America doesn't engage in it, and these guys do, yet, suddenly, our competition has discovered `fair and balanced,' but only when it's radical terrorism versus the United States. "--
    Roger Ailes, Fox News chairman
  23. "Our people don't have to lead the American people to the conclusion they should reach about these horrible terrorist acts. "--
    David Westin, president of ABC News
  24. "Now for those who hate the country, there are a myriad of reasons. But one of them is they hate us because they are losers. They see us as winners. And those who see themselves as losers sometimes develop a deep and abiding hatred for those they see as winners. "--
    Dan Rather
  25. "The streets are filled with people briskly walking away from downtown, trying to get their cell phones to work. It's not a panic situation by any means - just lots of people determined to get the hell out of there. Some people are clearly shaken, and are being comforted by friends and strangers alike. The streets are completely jammed with cars as people try to get out of the city."--
    Andy Carvin, The Benton Foundation
  26. "If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known, that we are at all times ready for War. "--
    George Washington
  27. "If you want to destroy someone nowadays, you get into their infrastructure. You don't have to be a nation state to do it, and if they retain any capacity for retaliation then it's probably better if you're not. "--
    Phil Agre, Imagining the Next War: Infrastructural Warfare and the Conditions of Democracy
  28. "America is not like a blanket - one piece of unbroken cloth, the same color, the same texture, the same size. America is more like a quilt - many patches, many pieces, many colors, many sizes, all woven and held together by a common thread. "--
    Henry M. Jackson
  29. "No just cause can be advanced by terrorism."--
    Koffi Anan
  30. "If the culprits are Muslim, they have twisted the teachings of Islam. Whoever performed, or is behind, the terrorist attacks in the United States of America does not represent Islam. God is not behind assassins."--
    Muhammad Ali

    World Trade Center Disaster, 9/11/01,...
  31. "The terrible thing about TERRORISM is that ultimately it destroys those who practice it. Slowly but surely, as they try to extinguish life in others, the light within them dies."--
    Terry Waite
  32. "Victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road may be; for without victory there is no survival."--
    Winston Churchill
  33. "Fighting terrorism is like being a goalkeeper. You can make a hundred brilliant saves but the only shot that people remember is the one that gets past you. "--
    Paul Wilkinson
  34. "If you are a terror to many, then beware of many."--
  35. "To provoke dreams of terror in the slumber of prosperity has become the moral duty of literature."--
    Ernst Fischer
  36. "The careful application of terror is also a form of communication."--
  37. "Morality is always the product of terror; its chains and strait-waistcoats are fashioned by those who dare not trust others, because they dare not trust themselves, to walk in liberty."--
    Aldous Huxley
  38. "There is no terror in a bang, only in the anticipation of it."--
    Alfred Hitchcock
  39. "Only the unknown frightens men. But once a man has faced the unknown, that terror becomes the known."--
    Antoine De Saint-Exupery
  40. "The prospect of success in achieving our most cherished dream is not without its terrors. Who is more deprived and alone than the man who has achieved his dream? "--
    Brendan Francis

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  41. "The 1990s, after the reign of terror of academic vandalism, will be a decade of restoration: restoration of meaning, value, beauty, pleasure, and emotion to art and restoration of art to its audience."--
    Camille Paglia
  42. "He who strikes terror in others is himself continually in fear."--
    Claudius Claudianus
  43. "Civilization is maintained by a very few people in a small number of places and we need only some bombs and a few prisons to blot it out altogether."--
    Cyril Connolly
  44. "A fully equipped duke costs as much to keep up as two Dreadnoughts, and dukes are just as great a terror - and they last longer."--
    David Lloyd George
  45. "Action cures fear, inaction creates terror."--
    Doug Horton
  46. "Either these [unsaved] people are to be evangelized, or the leaven of communism and infidelity will assume such enormous proportions that it will break you in a reign of terror such as this country has never known."--
    Dwight L. Moody
  47. "Reason can wrestle and overthrow terror."--
  48. "Progress and reaction have both turned out to be swindles. Seemingly, there is nothing left but quietism - robbing reality of its terrors by simply submitting to it. "--
    George Orwell
  49. "Flying is hours and hours of boredom sprinkled with a few seconds of sheer terror."--
    Gregory 'Pappy' Boyington American Colonel During World War II
  50. "The worst nightmare I ever had about Vietnam was that I had to go back. I woke up in a sweat, in total terror. "--
    Oliver Stone

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