76 Total Quotes

Michael Brown Quotes

It is inherently impractical, totally impractical, for the federal government to respond to every disaster of whatever size in every community across the country,
Michael Brown
#Disaster

Clearly the evidence is there that we have young people under the age of 21 routinely buying alcohol in our bars. Let's be realistic about it, and that's not good. When you get to be 21 then you can be an adult and you can drink responsibly and be an adult. But right now we don't need to have people under 21 in bars.
Michael Brown
#Age And Aging

The total lack of communication. The inability to hear and have good intelligence on the ground about what was occurring there, ... We had to actually take teams out yesterday because of the dangerous situation they were in. That's very frustrating not only to me but those teams. Those medical teams want to help save lives and the thugs and the others that are causing the problem are actually making it more difficult. So we had to pull them out for a while. They want to go back in. They're going back in.
Michael Brown
#Communication

Government does have the right to take properties under eminent domain with caution and responsibility. In this case the tenant had gone out of business and abandoned the property. It is not right for them to get money because they breached the lease.
Michael Brown
#Caution

We're going to move an army of people down there to help Mississippi and Louisiana however we can.
Michael Brown
#Army

Mike will be working across a number of programs within Australian cricket with his area of expertise in fielding and throwing.
Michael Brown
#Cricket

in general, will show that this was a disaster of catastrophic proportions where communications were difficult at best, and communications were nonexistent at other times.
Michael Brown
#Disaster

People are getting the help they need, ... This is an ongoing disaster. This disaster didn't just end when Katrina left.
Michael Brown
#Disaster

I think I told him that we were realizing our worst nightmare, that everything we had planned about, worried about, that FEMA, frankly, had worried about for 10 years was coming true.
Michael Brown
#Nightmare

This story's not about me. This story's about the worst disaster of the history of our country that stretched every government to its limit, and now we have to help these victims. That's all I've wanted to do.
Michael Brown
#Country

I don't buy the ?fog of war' defense. It was a fog of bureaucracy.
Michael Brown
#Bureaucracy

He's very engaged, and he's asking a lot of really good questions I would expect him to ask. I say that only because I want everyone to recognize ... how serious the situation remains.
Michael Brown
#Ask

My point is that the court made a mistake in their analysis. The distinctions in the case were misunderstood and misapplied.
Michael Brown
#Analysis

There was a cultural clash that didn't recognize the absolute inherent science of preparing for a disaster. Any time you break that cycle ... you're doomed to failure.
Michael Brown
#Disaster

We've already started calling in additional troops that we have available to us like the Coast Guard Auxiliary, ... We have plenty of resources, plenty of people.
Michael Brown
#Troops

This was a catastrophic disaster, and in every disaster, there are mistakes, and it's not always smooth and pretty. I'm at ease knowing I was doing everything I could.
Michael Brown
#Disaster

This was a catastrophic disaster, and in very disaster, there are mistakes, and it's not always smooth and pretty.
Michael Brown
#Disaster

This is a community that's in dire need of jobs, which has a median income of less than $19,000 a year, ... If we don't use this power, cities will die.
Michael Brown
#Community

I'm anxious to get back to D.C. to correct all the inaccuracies and lies,
Michael Brown
#Lies And Lying

this was not people choosing to stay in their beach homes.
Michael Brown
#People

I pray to God we don't see those numbers. My gut is ... we don't. But we just don't know.
Michael Brown
#God

Money was not available to do the follow-up.
Michael Brown
#Money

I'm anxious to get back to D.C. to correct all the inaccuracies and lies that are being said,
Michael Brown
#Lies And Lying

I'm going to go home and walk my dog and hug my wife and, maybe get a good Mexican meal and a stiff margarita and a full night's sleep. And then I'm going to go right back to FEMA and continue to do all I can to help these victims, ... This story's not about me. This story's about the worst disaster of the history of our country that stretched every government to its limit and now we have to help these victims.
Michael Brown
#Home

I'm going to go home and walk my dog and hug my wife, and maybe get a good Mexican meal and a stiff margarita and a full night's sleep. And then I'm going to go right back to FEMA and continue to do all I can to help these victims.
Michael Brown
#Home

I'm going to go home and walk my dog and hug my wife, and maybe get a good Mexican meal and a stiff margarita and a full night's sleep, ... And then I'm going to go right back to FEMA and continue to do all I can to help these victims.
Michael Brown
#Home

I surmise there are people in New Orleans who won't be able to get back to their homes for months, if ever.
Michael Brown
#People

We're finding more and more people coming out of the woodwork, ... They're appearing in places we didn't know they existed.
Michael Brown
#People

the total lack of communications, the inability to hear and have good intelligence on the ground about what was actually occurring there.
Michael Brown
#Intelligence

I understand the mayor's frustration,
Michael Brown
#Frustration