David Attenborough Quotes

18 David Attenborough quotes:

"You know, we could say yes, they were about to exterminate sea horses and now they aren't... But it isn't a solution to the world's problems."
"I like animals. I like natural history. The travel bit is not the important bit. The travel bit is what you have to do in order to go and look at animals."
Author: Attenborough Quotes Category: Animals Quotes British Journalist Quotes
"The reverse side of the coin in having this extraordinary ability to go anywhere, is that no one anywhere is remote any more."
Author: Attenborough Quotes Category: Ability Quotes English Actor Quotes
"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."
Author: Attenborough Quotes Category: Television Quotes British Journalist Quotes
"Crying wolf is a real danger."
Author: Attenborough Quotes Category: Danger Quotes British Journalist Quotes
"It is curiosity, quite right-a divine curiosity. A characteristic of the gods is curiosity."
"I'm especially involved, for example, in the Richmond Environmental Centre. That's one of those things you can hardly say no to."
"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."
Author: Attenborough Quotes Category: Food Quotes
"It's lost on me. I can just about tell if it's got a jet engine or one of those funny things on the front!"
Author: Attenborough Quotes Category: Funny Quotes
"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."
Author: Attenborough Quotes Category: Guilt Quotes
"I am not over fond of animals."
"It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement; the greatest source of visual beauty; the greatest source of intellectual interest. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living."
Author: Attenborough Quotes Category: Beauty Quotes British Journalist Quotes
"I'm absolutely strict about it. When I land, I put my watch right, and I don't care what I feel like, I will go to bed at half past eleven. If that means going to bed early or late, that's what I live by. As soon as you get there, live by that time."
Author: Attenborough Quotes Category: Land Quotes British Journalist Quotes
"I think a major element of jetlag is psychological. Nobody ever tells me what time it is at home."
Author: Attenborough Quotes Category: Travel Quotes British Journalist Quotes
"I asked the airline staff what I was going to do with all the animals as I didn't have any food for them. They were very unhelpful."
"An understanding of the natural world and what's in it is a source of not only a great curiosity but great fulfillment."
Author: Attenborough Quotes Category: Curiosity Quotes British Journalist Quotes
"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."
"People are not going to care about animal conservation unless they think that animals are worthwhile."
Author: Attenborough Quotes Category: Animals Quotes British Journalist Quotes

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