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David Attenborough Quotes: "The truth is: the natural world is changing. And we are totally dependent on that world. It provides our food, water and air. It is the most precious thing we have and we need to defend it."

The truth is: the natural world is changing. And we are totally dependent on that world. It provides our food, water and air. It is the most precious thing we have and we need to defend it.




David Attenborough Quotes: "Instead of controlling the environment for the benefit of the population, perhaps we should control the population to ensure the survival of our environment"

Instead of controlling the environment for the benefit of the population, perhaps we should control the population to ensure the survival of our environment




David Attenborough Quotes: "What humans do over the next 50 years will determine the fate of all life on the planet."

What humans do over the next 50 years will determine the fate of all life on the planet.



David Attenborough Quotes: "Anyone who believes in indefinite growth on a physically finite planet is either mad or an economist"

Anyone who believes in indefinite growth on a physically finite planet is either mad or an economist




David Attenborough Quotes: "The World is full of wonders, but they become more Wonderful, not less Wonderful when Science looks at them."

The World is full of wonders, but they become more Wonderful, not less Wonderful when Science looks at them.



David Attenborough Quotes: "The question is, are we happy to suppose that our grandchildren may never be able to see an elephant except in a picture book?"

The question is, are we happy to suppose that our grandchildren may never be able to see an elephant except in a picture book?



David Attenborough Quotes: "How could I look my grandchildren in the eye and say I knew what was happening to the world and did nothing."

How could I look my grandchildren in the eye and say I knew what was happening to the world and did nothing.




David Attenborough Quotes: "Bringing nature into the classroom can kindle a fascination and passion for the diversity of life on earth and can motivate a sense of responsibility to safeguard it."

Bringing nature into the classroom can kindle a fascination and passion for the diversity of life on earth and can motivate a sense of responsibility to safeguard it.



David Attenborough Quotes: "I just wish the world was twice as big and half of it was still unexplored."

I just wish the world was twice as big and half of it was still unexplored.



David Attenborough Quotes: "People must feel that the natural world is important and valuable and beautiful and wonderful and an amazement and a pleasure."

People must feel that the natural world is important and valuable and beautiful and wonderful and an amazement and a pleasure.



David Attenborough Quotes: "An understanding of the natural world and what's in it is a source of not only a great curiosity but great fulfillment..."

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 Quotes: "If we [humans] disappeared overnight, the world would probably be better off."

If we [humans] disappeared overnight, the world would probably be better off.




David Attenborough Quotes: "I'm no longer sceptical. I no longer have any doubt at all. I think climate change is the major challenge facing the world."

I'm no longer sceptical. I no longer have any doubt at all. I think climate change is the major challenge facing the world.



David Attenborough Quotes: "We can now destroy or we can cherish-the choice is ours."

We can now destroy or we can cherish-the choice is ours.



David Attenborough Quotes: "Everyone likes birds. What wild creature is more accessible to our eyes and ears, as close to us and everyone in the world, as universal as a bird?"

Everyone likes birds. What wild creature is more accessible to our eyes and ears, as close to us and everyone in the world, as universal as a bird?



David Attenborough Quotes: "I don't approve of sunbathing, and it's bad for you."

I don't approve of sunbathing, and it's bad for you.



David Attenborough Quotes: "The only way to save a rhinoceros is to save the environment in which it lives, because there's a mutual dependency between it and millions of other species of both animals and plants."

The only way to save a rhinoceros is to save the environment in which it lives, because there's a mutual dependency between it and millions of other species of both animals and plants.



David Attenborough Quotes: "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."

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 Quotes: "I'm not over-fond of animals. I am merely astounded by them."

I'm not over-fond of animals. I am merely astounded by them.



David Attenborough Quotes: "I'm against this huge globalisation on the basis of economic advantage."

I'm against this huge globalisation on the basis of economic advantage.



David Attenborough Quotes: "There are some four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Four million different solutions to the problems of staying alive."

There are some four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Four million different solutions to the problems of staying alive.



David Attenborough Quotes: "Life is not all high emotion. Some of the most interesting things are when its not highly emotional: little details of relationships and body language."

Life is not all high emotion. Some of the most interesting things are when its not highly emotional: little details of relationships and body language.



David Attenborough Quotes: "I suppose happiness is something one enjoys, but I suspect that happiness is not a state but rather a transition."

I suppose happiness is something one enjoys, but I suspect that happiness is not a state but rather a transition.



David Attenborough Quotes: "People are not going to care about animal conservation unless they think that animals are worthwhile."

People are not going to care about animal conservation unless they think that animals are worthwhile.



David Attenborough Quotes: "In the Baboon community, it is not how strong you are that is important, but who you know that counts"

In the Baboon community, it is not how strong you are that is important, but who you know that counts



David Attenborough Quotes: "The correct scientific response to something that is not understood must always be to look harder for the explanation, not give up and assume a supernatural cause."

The correct scientific response to something that is not understood must always be to look harder for the explanation, not give up and assume a supernatural cause.



David Attenborough Quotes: "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."

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 Quotes: "Being in touch with the natural world is crucial."

Being in touch with the natural world is crucial.



David Attenborough Quotes: "Well, I'm having a good time. Which makes me feel guilty too. How very English."

Well, I'm having a good time. Which makes me feel guilty too. How very English.



David Attenborough Quotes: "Clearly we could devastate the world... as far as we know, the Earth is the only place in the universe where there is life. Its continued survival now rests in our hands"

Clearly we could devastate the world... as far as we know, the Earth is the only place in the universe where there is life. Its continued survival now rests in our hands



David Attenborough Quotes: "Nothing in the natural world makes sense - except when seen in the light of evolution"

Nothing in the natural world makes sense - except when seen in the light of evolution



David Attenborough Quotes: "Anyone who thinks that you can have infinite growth on a planet with finite resources is either a madman or an economist."

Anyone who thinks that you can have infinite growth on a planet with finite resources is either a madman or an economist.



David Attenborough Quotes: "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."

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 Quotes: "I believe the Abominable Snowman may be real. I think there may be something in that."

I believe the Abominable Snowman may be real. I think there may be something in that.



David Attenborough Quotes: "Birds are the most popular group in the animal kingdom. We feed them and tame them and think we know them. And yet they inhabit a world which is really rather mysterious."

Birds are the most popular group in the animal kingdom. We feed them and tame them and think we know them. And yet they inhabit a world which is really rather mysterious.



David Attenborough Quotes: "It is that range of biodiversity that we must care for - the whole thing - rather than just one or two stars."

It is that range of biodiversity that we must care for - the whole thing - rather than just one or two stars.



David Attenborough Quotes: "You know, it is a terrible thing to appear on television, because people think that you actually know what you're talking about."

You know, it is a terrible thing to appear on television, because people think that you actually know what you're talking about.



David Attenborough Quotes: "Its about cherishing the woodland at the bottom of your garden or the stream that runs through it. It affects every aspect of life."

Its 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 Quotes: "I often get letters, quite frequently, from people who say how they like the programmes a lot, but I never give credit to the almighty power that created nature."

I often get letters, quite frequently, from people who say how they like the programmes a lot, but I never give credit to the almighty power that created nature.



David Attenborough Quotes: "Until humanity manages to sort itself out and get a co-ordinated view about the planet, it's going to get worse and worse."

Until humanity manages to sort itself out and get a co-ordinated view about the planet, it's going to get worse and worse.



David Attenborough Quotes: "If I can bicycle, I bicycle."

If I can bicycle, I bicycle.



David Attenborough Quotes: "I'm swanning round the world looking at the most fabulously interesting things. Such good fortune."

I'm swanning round the world looking at the most fabulously interesting things. Such good fortune.



David Attenborough Quotes: "I would love to see a giant squid. Very few people have seen them. And only about half a dozen people have seen one alive."

I would love to see a giant squid. Very few people have seen them. And only about half a dozen people have seen one alive.



David Attenborough Quotes: "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."

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.



David Attenborough Quotes: "All life is related. And it enables us to construct with confidence the complex tree that represents the history of life"

All life is related. And it enables us to construct with confidence the complex tree that represents the history of life



David Attenborough Quotes: "I have no doubt that the fundamental problem the planet faces is the enormous increase in the human population"

I have no doubt that the fundamental problem the planet faces is the enormous increase in the human population



David Attenborough Quotes: "I think we're lucky to be living when we are, because things are going to get worse."

I think we're lucky to be living when we are, because things are going to get worse.



David Attenborough Quotes: "I'm not an animal lover if that means you think things are nice if you can pat them, but I am intoxicated by animals."

I'm not an animal lover if that means you think things are nice if you can pat them, but I am intoxicated by animals.



David Attenborough Quotes: "If you watch animals objectively for any length of time, you're driven to the conclusion that their main aim in life is to pass on their genes to the next generation."

If you watch animals objectively for any length of time, you're driven to the conclusion that their main aim in life is to pass on their genes to the next generation.