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Jacques-Yves Cousteau Quotes: "Water and air, the two essential fluids on which all life depends, have become global garbage cans."

Water and air, the two essential fluids on which all life depends, have become global garbage cans.




Jacques-Yves Cousteau Quotes: "From birth, man carries the weight of gravity on his shoulders. He is bolted to earth. But man has only to sink beneath the surface and he is free."

From birth, man carries the weight of gravity on his shoulders. He is bolted to earth. But man has only to sink beneath the surface and he is free.




Jacques-Yves Cousteau Quotes: "For most of history, man has had to fight nature to survive; in this century he is beginning to realize that, in order to survive, he must protect it."

For most of history, man has had to fight nature to survive; in this century he is beginning to realize that, in order to survive, he must protect it.



Jacques-Yves Cousteau Quotes: "The future is in the hands of those who explore... and from all the beauty they discover while crossing perpetually receding frontiers, they develop for nature and for humankind an infinite love."

The future is in the hands of those who explore... and from all the beauty they discover while crossing perpetually receding frontiers, they develop for nature and for humankind an infinite love.




Jacques-Yves Cousteau Quotes: "The reason I love the sea I cannot explain - it's physical. When you dive you begin to feel like an angel. It's a liberation of your weight."

The reason I love the sea I cannot explain - it's physical. When you dive you begin to feel like an angel. It's a liberation of your weight.



Jacques-Yves Cousteau Quotes: "The best way to observe a fish is to become a fish."

The best way to observe a fish is to become a fish.



Jacques-Yves Cousteau Quotes: "The sea, the great unifier, is man's only hope. Now, as never before, the old phrase has a literal meaning: we are all in the same boat."

The sea, the great unifier, is man's only hope. Now, as never before, the old phrase has a literal meaning: we are all in the same boat.




Jacques-Yves Cousteau Quotes: "I was playing when I invented the aqualung. I think play is the most serious thing in the world."

I was playing when I invented the aqualung. I think play is the most serious thing in the world.



Jacques-Yves Cousteau Quotes: "People protect what they love."

People protect what they love.



Jacques-Yves Cousteau Quotes: "In the deep space of the sea I have found my moon"

In the deep space of the sea I have found my moon



Jacques-Yves Cousteau Quotes: "Sometimes we are lucky enough to know that our lives have been changed, to discard the old, embrace the new, and run headlong down an immutable course"

Sometimes we are lucky enough to know that our lives have been changed, to discard the old, embrace the new, and run headlong down an immutable course



Jacques-Yves Cousteau Quotes: "We must plant the sea and herd its animals using the sea as farmers instead of hunters. That is what civilization is all about - farming replacing hunting."

We must plant the sea and herd its animals using the sea as farmers instead of hunters. That is what civilization is all about - farming replacing hunting.




Jacques-Yves Cousteau Quotes: "Overconsumption and overpopulation underlie every environmental problem we face today"

Overconsumption and overpopulation underlie every environmental problem we face today



Jacques-Yves Cousteau Quotes: "What is a scientist after all? It is a curious man looking through a keyhole, the keyhole of nature, trying to know what's going on."

What is a scientist after all? It is a curious man looking through a keyhole, the keyhole of nature, trying to know what's going on.



Jacques-Yves Cousteau Quotes: "When one man, for whatever reason, has the opportunity to lead an extraordinary life, he has no right to keep it to himself."

When one man, for whatever reason, has the opportunity to lead an extraordinary life, he has no right to keep it to himself.



Jacques-Yves Cousteau Quotes: "There is about as much educational benefit to be gained in studying dolphins in captivity as there would be studying mankind by only observing prisoners held in solitary confinement."

There is about as much educational benefit to be gained in studying dolphins in captivity as there would be studying mankind by only observing prisoners held in solitary confinement.



Jacques-Yves Cousteau Quotes: "If we were logical, the future would be bleak, indeed. But we are more than logical. We are human beings, and we have faith, and we have hope, and we can work."

If we were logical, the future would be bleak, indeed. But we are more than logical. We are human beings, and we have faith, and we have hope, and we can work.



Jacques-Yves Cousteau Quotes: "We are living in an interminable succession of absurdities imposed by the myopic logic of short-term thinking."

We are living in an interminable succession of absurdities imposed by the myopic logic of short-term thinking.



Jacques-Yves Cousteau Quotes: "We forget that the water cycle and the life cycle are one."

We forget that the water cycle and the life cycle are one.



Jacques-Yves Cousteau Quotes: "Man has only to sink beneath the surface and he is free."

Man has only to sink beneath the surface and he is free.



Jacques-Yves Cousteau Quotes: "When we return wild animals to nature, we merely return them to what is already theirs. For man cannot give wild animals freedom, they can only take it away."

When we return wild animals to nature, we merely return them to what is already theirs. For man cannot give wild animals freedom, they can only take it away.



Jacques-Yves Cousteau Quotes: "I wake up saying, I'm still alive; a miracle. And so I keep on pushing."

I wake up saying, I'm still alive; a miracle. And so I keep on pushing.



Jacques-Yves Cousteau Quotes: "Mankind has probably done more damage to the Earth in the 20th century than in all of previous human history."

Mankind has probably done more damage to the Earth in the 20th century than in all of previous human history.



Jacques-Yves Cousteau Quotes: "The happiness of the bee and the dolphin is to exist. For man it is to know that and to wonder at it."

The happiness of the bee and the dolphin is to exist. For man it is to know that and to wonder at it.



Jacques-Yves Cousteau Quotes: "If human civilization is going to invade the waters of the earth, then let it be first of all to carry a message of respect."

If human civilization is going to invade the waters of the earth, then let it be first of all to carry a message of respect.



Jacques-Yves Cousteau Quotes: "It takes generosity to discover the whole through others. If you realize you are only a violin, you can open yourself up to the world by playing your role in the concert."

It takes generosity to discover the whole through others. If you realize you are only a violin, you can open yourself up to the world by playing your role in the concert.



Jacques-Yves Cousteau Quotes: "The impossible missions are the only ones which succeed."

The impossible missions are the only ones which succeed.



Jacques-Yves Cousteau Quotes: "We must go and see for ourselves."

We must go and see for ourselves.



Jacques-Yves Cousteau Quotes: "It is certain that the study of human psychology, if it were undertaken exclusively in prisons, would also lead to misrepresentation and absurd generalizations."

It is certain that the study of human psychology, if it were undertaken exclusively in prisons, would also lead to misrepresentation and absurd generalizations.



Jacques-Yves Cousteau Quotes: "The sea is not a bargain basement."

The sea is not a bargain basement.



Jacques-Yves Cousteau Quotes: "A lot of people attack the sea, I make love to it."

A lot of people attack the sea, I make love to it.



Jacques-Yves Cousteau Quotes: "The road to the future leads us smack into the wall. We simply ricochet off the alternatives that destiny offers. Our survival is no more than a question of 25, 50 or perhaps 100 years."

The road to the future leads us smack into the wall. We simply ricochet off the alternatives that destiny offers. Our survival is no more than a question of 25, 50 or perhaps 100 years.



Jacques-Yves Cousteau Quotes: "Without ethics, everything happens as if we were all five billion passengers on a big machinery and nobody is driving the machinery. And it's going faster and faster, but we don't know where."

Without ethics, everything happens as if we were all five billion passengers on a big machinery and nobody is driving the machinery. And it's going faster and faster, but we don't know where.



Jacques-Yves Cousteau Quotes: "All life is part of a complex relationship in which each is dependent upon the others, taking from, giving to and living with all the rest."

All life is part of a complex relationship in which each is dependent upon the others, taking from, giving to and living with all the rest.



Jacques-Yves Cousteau Quotes: "The sea is the universal sewer."

The sea is the universal sewer.



Jacques-Yves Cousteau Quotes: "However fragmented the world, however intense the national rivalries, it is an inexorable fact that we become more interdependent every day."

However fragmented the world, however intense the national rivalries, it is an inexorable fact that we become more interdependent every day.



Jacques-Yves Cousteau Quotes: "The future of nutrition is found in the oceans"

The future of nutrition is found in the oceans



Jacques-Yves Cousteau Quotes: "Man, of all the animals, is probably the only one to regard himself as a great delicacy."

Man, of all the animals, is probably the only one to regard himself as a great delicacy.



Jacques-Yves Cousteau Quotes: "We are human beings, and we have faith, and we have hope"

We are human beings, and we have faith, and we have hope



Jacques-Yves Cousteau Quotes: "We know how to organize warfare, but do we know how to act when confronted with peace?"

We know how to organize warfare, but do we know how to act when confronted with peace?



Jacques-Yves Cousteau Quotes: "I said that the oceans were sick but they're not going to die. There is no death possible in the oceans - there will always be life - but they're getting sicker every year."

I said that the oceans were sick but they're not going to die. There is no death possible in the oceans - there will always be life - but they're getting sicker every year.



Jacques-Yves Cousteau Quotes: "With earth's burgeoning human population to feed we must turn to the sea with understanding and new technology. We need to farm it as we farm the land."

With earth's burgeoning human population to feed we must turn to the sea with understanding and new technology. We need to farm it as we farm the land.



Jacques-Yves Cousteau Quotes: "And let us remember too that life, in its exuberance, always succeeds in overflowing the narrow limits within which man thinks he can confine it."

And let us remember too that life, in its exuberance, always succeeds in overflowing the narrow limits within which man thinks he can confine it.



Jacques-Yves Cousteau Quotes: "If we go on the way we have, the fault is our greed and if we are not willing to change, we will disappear from the face of the globe, to be replaced by the insect."

If we go on the way we have, the fault is our greed and if we are not willing to change, we will disappear from the face of the globe, to be replaced by the insect.



Jacques-Yves Cousteau Quotes: "No sooner does man discover intelligence than he tries to involve it in his own stupidity."

No sooner does man discover intelligence than he tries to involve it in his own stupidity.



Jacques-Yves Cousteau Quotes: "In order to save the planet it would be necessary to kill 350,000 people per day."

In order to save the planet it would be necessary to kill 350,000 people per day.



Jacques-Yves Cousteau Quotes: "May this continent, the last explored by humankind, be the first one to be spared by humankind."

May this continent, the last explored by humankind, be the first one to be spared by humankind.



Jacques-Yves Cousteau Quotes: "Farming as we do it is hunting, and in the sea we act like barbarians."

Farming as we do it is hunting, and in the sea we act like barbarians.



Jacques-Yves Cousteau Quotes: "The biggest obstacle was mixing abortion with overpopulation. These are two things that have nothing to do with each other."

The biggest obstacle was mixing abortion with overpopulation. These are two things that have nothing to do with each other.