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You mustn't take what I say as gospel because no one can second-guess the future.


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I have heard that the Saudi Arabians are paying Greenpeace to campaign against Nuclear Power. It wouldn't surprise me at all.

I have heard that the Saudi Arabians are paying Greenpeace to campaign against Nuclear Power. It wouldn't surprise me at all.



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NASA will send up a big sun shade that will be in orbit between the earth and sun and deflect 2 or 3 percent of the sunshine back into space. It would be cheaper than the international space station.



Evolution is a tightly coupled dance, with life and the material environment as partners. From the dance emerges the entity Gaia.

Evolution is a tightly coupled dance, with life and the material environment as partners. From the dance emerges the entity Gaia.



There aren't just bad people that commit genocide; we are all capable of it. It's our evolutionary history.

There aren't just bad people that commit genocide; we are all capable of it. It's our evolutionary history.



The problem is we don't know what the climate is doing. We thought we knew 20 years ago. That led to some alarmist books - mine included - because it looked clear-cut, but it hasn't happened.

The problem is we don't know what the climate is doing. We thought we knew 20 years ago. That led to some alarmist books - mine included - because it looked clear-cut, but it hasn't happened.



Let's make hay while it lasts.

Let's make hay while it lasts.



Perhaps the single most important thing that we can do to undo the harm we have done is to fix firmly in our minds the thought: the earth is alive.

Perhaps the single most important thing that we can do to undo the harm we have done is to fix firmly in our minds the thought: the earth is alive.



Nature favors those organisms which leave the environment in better shape for their progeny to survive.

Nature favors those organisms which leave the environment in better shape for their progeny to survive.



I suspect any worries about genetic engineering may be unnecessary. Genetic mutations have always happened naturally, anyway.

I suspect any worries about genetic engineering may be unnecessary. Genetic mutations have always happened naturally, anyway.



The oil companies regard nuclear power as their rival, who will reduce their profits, so they put out a lot of disinformation about nuclear power.

The oil companies regard nuclear power as their rival, who will reduce their profits, so they put out a lot of disinformation about nuclear power.





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Sometimes we think people are like lottery tickets, that they're there to make our most absurd dreams come true.



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Italian hospitals are great. The doctor smoking in the emergency room will sign any prescription you ask for.



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Expressing political opinion can be a powerful way to establish a character's voice when writing fiction.



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Public service used to be the highest of callings, until people like Madame Voldemort vilified it.



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People don't use their eyes. They never see a bird, they see a sparrow. They never see a tree, they see a birch. They see concepts.



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Interviewer: "What keeps you grounded?" Bieber: "Gravity." Interviewer: "What's up, Justin?" Bieber: "The sky, man."



In a way, my past gives me a little credibility. Not that anybody cares what I did nineteen years ago, but I did have a career, and a legitimate one, before I met my husband.

In a way, my past gives me a little credibility. Not that anybody cares what I did nineteen years ago, but I did have a career, and a legitimate one, before I met my husband.



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The best state is that in which bad men are not allowed to hold office, and good men are not allowed to refuse office.



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I'm attracted to roles that are unpredictable, and if I can get my hands on something like that, I'm thrilled. I like performances where you don't know what's coming, moment to moment.




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