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 David Attenborough - “It's about cherishing the woodland at the bottom of your garden or the stream that runs through it. It affects every aspect of life.”
 David Attenborough - “I'm a very old BBC hand.”
 David Attenborough - “I do an awful lot of appearances, and to have one person always grinding the same axe would not be a good idea.”
 Richard Attenborough - “What I am sad about is that there is now, in America, no equivalent to the art circuit.”
 Richard Attenborough - “Well, you cannot think of cinema now, and you cannot think of cinema in the UK and not place Chaplin in the most extraordinary elevated context, if there can be such a thing, in that he was a genius, he was unique.”
 Richard Attenborough - “Pier Angeli was in the movie called Sea of Sand that Guy Green directed where this idea came up.”
 Richard Attenborough - “If you've ever seen the film In Which We Serve, but it was about a destroyer in the Mediterranean.”
 Richard Attenborough - “I think Tom Paine is one of the greatest men that's ever lived.”
 Richard Attenborough - “I think it is obscene that we should believe that we are entitled to end somebody's life, no matter what that person has supposedly done or not done.”
 Richard Attenborough - “I prefer fact to fiction.”
 Richard Attenborough - “I don't read a great deal of fiction, to my shame, other than the classics.”
 Richard Attenborough - “I am passionately opposed to capital punishment, and I have been all my life.”
 Richard Attenborough - “At my age the only problem is with remembering names. When I call everyone darling, it has damn all to do with passionately adoring them, but I know I'm safe calling them that. Although, of course, I adore them too.”
 David Attenborough - “You can only get really unpopular decisions through if the electorate is convinced of the value of the environment. That's what natural history programmes should be for.”
 David Attenborough - “I'm not in politics.”
 David Attenborough - “I'm against this huge globalisation on the basis of economic advantage.”
 David Attenborough - “I don't approve of sunbathing, and it's bad for you.”
 David Attenborough - “The fundamental issue is the moral issue.”
 David Attenborough - “The whole of science, and one is tempted to think the whole of the life of any thinking man, is trying to come to terms with the relationship between yourself and the natural world. Why are you here, and how do you fit in, and what's it all about.”
 David Attenborough - “Many individuals are doing what they can. But real success can only come if there is a change in our societies and in our economics and in our politics.”
 David Attenborough - “It's a moral question about whether we have the right to exterminate species.”
 David Attenborough - “Television of course actually started in Britain in 1936, and it was a monopoly, and there was only one broadcaster and it operated on a license which is not the same as a government grant.”
 David Attenborough - “It was regarded as a responsibility of the BBC to provide programs which have a broad spectrum of interest, and if there was a hole in that spectrum, then the BBC would fill it.”
 Richard Attenborough - “And that is how I employ my time in cinema, saying things about people who I think have touched us in terms of our value judgement and by example.”
 David Attenborough - “Well, I'm having a good time. Which makes me feel guilty too. How very English.”

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