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- But in a cataclysm, the obvious wise selfishness is generosity, and the cry is, " Stand together, for, singly, we perish." - "The Deluge", David Graham Phillips.
- Berlioz himself calls his Requiem " a musical cataclysm." - "Musicians of To-Day", Romain Rolland Commentator: Claude Landi.
- The acute crisis was over, the danger of a cataclysm had been averted, but the situation that remained was big with problems full of menace and uncertainty. - "The New York Stock Exchange in the Crisis of 1914", Henry George Stebbins Noble.