My Favorite Quotes
Hits 51 to 75 of 93
 David Attenborough - “When I was right in the middle of Borneo, you thought you were in a different world. There was no radio, no ways of communicating.”
 Richard Attenborough - “And I believe we need heroes, I believe we need certain people who we can measure our own shortcomings by.”
 Richard Attenborough - “I came from a family who believed in, in quotes, the Rights of Man, who believed that in order to justify the sort of luxurious life that the majority of us have, related to the whole world, that you had to do something.”
 David Attenborough - “Since when has Finland been a rotten place to live in”
 David Attenborough - “The only way Prescott is going to get through something to do with transport policy, is if the public think there are too many damn things on the road, and use the railways.”
 David Attenborough - “People must feel that the natural world is important and valuable and beautiful and wonderful and an amazement and a pleasure.”
 David Attenborough - “Getting to places like Bangkok or Singapore was a hell of a sweat. But when you got there it was the back of beyond. It was just a series of small tin sheds.”
 David Attenborough - “I mean, one is living an amazingly privileged life. It's only been the last 20 or so years that one could have possibly gone to all the places you and I go to.”
 David Attenborough - “I remember sleeping in places that were infested with rats and waking up with one trundling over my face. Actually, I hate rats In my time, I've picked up all sorts of things in hotels-fleas, lice, tapeworm.”
 David Attenborough - “It's not just that we are dependent on the natural world for our food and for the very air we breathe-which is, of course, the case-and that the very richness of the natural world continues to provide us with all kinds of assistance.”
 Richard Attenborough - “I believe in trade unionism, and I believe in democracy, in democratic trade unionism.”
 David Attenborough - “There are a multitude of things that the individual can do. There is the present debate going on about petrol, for instance. The fact is that we are poisoning the atmosphere and the less fumes we put in it, the better. And we are using up our fossil fuels.”
 David Attenborough - “Crying wolf is a real danger.”
 David Attenborough - “It is curiosity, quite right-a divine curiosity. A characteristic of the gods is curiosity.”
 David Attenborough - “An understanding of the natural world and what's in it is a source of not only a great curiosity but great fulfillment.”
 David Attenborough - “I mean, it is an extraordinary thing that a large proportion of your country and my country, of the citizens, never see a wild creature from dawn 'til dusk, unless it's a pigeon, which isn't really wild, which might come and settle near them.”
 David Attenborough - “Here we are with even the most obvious things like a fishing policy or a transport policy-we know what the consequences are.”
 David Attenborough - “I don't run a car, have never run a car. I could say that this is because I have this extremely tender environmentalist conscience, but the fact is I hate driving.”
 Richard Attenborough - “I can't write, I can't paint, I don't compose.”
 David Attenborough - “It's very easy to say everything is outrageous. But if you have an oil company that's setting up its own environmental department, for example, what do you do Do you spit in its eye, or do you make sure that what they do actually has some substance”
 David Attenborough - “People say we have all got to join Europe for reasons which even the economists themselves aren't clear on-at the same time we're saying, well yes of course Scotland has got to be independent. And why don't we make Wales independent too And the north of England.”
 David Attenborough - “Children start off reading in books about lions and giraffes and so on, but they also-if they're lucky enough and have reasonable privileges of any human being-are able to go into a garden and turn over stone and see a worm and see a slug and see an ant.”
 Richard Attenborough - “I do care about style. I do care, but I only care about style that serves the subject.”
 Richard Attenborough - “And there are certain things, and they are evident, obviously, without being boring about it, but I mean obviously, the two evident and easy ones being Gandhi and Cry Freedom, there are things which I do care about very much and which I would like to stand up and be counted.”
 David Attenborough - “It is that range of biodiversity that we must care for - the whole thing - rather than just one or two stars.”

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