My Favorite Quotes
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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.”
 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.”
 David Attenborough - “Well, I'm having a good time. Which makes me feel guilty too. How very English.”
 David Attenborough - “The nighttime is a very active time.”
 David Attenborough - “There is a shift... whether there will be some 180 turn-I don't think there can possibly be. But I think that we might move away from some of the appalling materialist considerations which have governed politics for a long time.”
 David Attenborough - “I think a major element of jetlag is psychological. Nobody ever tells me what time it is at home.”
 David Attenborough - “Oh, my capacity for guilt is enormous. I'm all the time thinking I'm not doing the things I should be doing, not doing enough of it, or I said I'd be vice-president of something or other, and what I have I done Nothing.”
 David Attenborough - “I've been to Nepal, but I'd like to go to Tibet. It must be a wonderful place to go. I don't think there's anything there, but it would be a nice place to visit.”
 David Attenborough - “I just wish the world was twice as big and half of it was still unexplored.”
 David Attenborough - “Being in touch with the natural world is crucial.”
 David Attenborough - “Neither have I said we have got to do this because of some pharmaceutical advantage there may or may not be. The moral issue is that we should not impoverish this world.”
 David Attenborough - “I haven't-touch wood-had a stomach upset for 15 or 20 years.”
 David Attenborough - “All we can hope for is that the thing is going to slowly and imperceptibly shift. All I can say is that 50 years ago there were no such thing as environmental policies.”
 David Attenborough - “I think there will be radical changes. But I don't actually think that within the next 100 years the natural world will be reduced to rats and cockroaches, nor do I think that the plant world will be reduced to some kind of desert.”

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