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I was with Ted Turner when he came to see Kofi Annan -
by Maurice Strong

I was with Ted Turner when he came to see Kofi Annan -
the Secretary-General of the UN -
to announce his decision to put $1 billion to the service
of UN projects and programs.
- Maurice Strong

Well they do have a use, but we should never believe
that any international conference is going to suddenly
solve problems like the condition of the global environment.
- Maurice Strong

Inertia is a powerful force in human and political affairs.
- Maurice Strong

The tendency is to keep doing things the way you have done them.
- Maurice Strong

 

I am on the board of corporations who contribute both
to environmental problems and their solutions.
And I am on the NGO side: the Earth Council and other organizations.
- Maurice Strong

A shift is necessary toward lifestyles less geared
to environmental damaging consumption patterns.
- Maurice Strong

We must, from here on in, all go down the same path...
There may not be another chance.
- Maurice Strong

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The Prime Minister of India, at a meeting that I co-chaired a few months ago,
stated that any development that is not sustainable is not development.
- Maurice Strong

We owe at least this much to future generations,
from whom we have borrowed a fragile planet called Earth.
- Maurice Strong

What pleases me most is that sustainable development
is on almost everybody's agenda now.
- Maurice Strong

We need what I have often called an ecological approach
to the management of these resources and we do not have that now.
We have the inertia of past habits, unsustainable habits.
- Maurice Strong

I am convinced the prophets of doom have to be taken seriously.
- Maurice Strong

We may get to the point where the only way of saving
the world will be for industrial civilization to collapse.
- Maurice Strong

So, what we do as individuals matters.
It adds up.
- Maurice Strong

In addition to this, they already have a fuel cell
car on the road in Japan.
It is subsidized from within the corporation because
they are still at a high cost.
- Maurice Strong

We're either going to save Ihe world or no one will be saved.
- Maurice Strong

After all, sustainability means running the global environment -
Earth Inc.
- like a corporation: with depreciation,
amortization and maintenance accounts.
In other words, keeping the asset whole,
rather than undermining your natural capital.
- Maurice Strong

Also, it is interesting that developing countries,
with China and India perhaps in the lead,
where the future of the global environment will be
decided are now on board with the case for sustainable development.
- Maurice Strong

One of the things that I've always thought I would
like to do is to develop an environmental index.
Then people can measure their own environmental performance
on an index as they do in other ways.
- Maurice Strong

Ted Turner is still a leader.
And he sets a great example.
His ability financially has been reduced,
but his influence and his example still is an important
asset to the whole environmental movement.
- Maurice Strong

I've developed a huge regard for Toyota for its environmental awareness,
for its immense commitment to research and development in this field,
and for its leadership in developing hybrids which
others are now following.
- Maurice Strong

Don't accept that you can't make a difference.
Because if you can't make a difference,
you won't make a difference, and if you put a multiplier
on that we will continue on an unsustainable pathway.
- Maurice Strong

I believe we are going to move into a situation where
the more effective conferences will be smaller,
more specialized, more focused, with occasional large
gatherings to get the attention of the larger world.
- Maurice Strong

We in the industrialized world make a greater difference
because our ecological footprint,
our impact on the condition of the environment,
is 40 to 50 times larger than that of people in the developing world.
- Maurice Strong

Licences to have babies incidentally is something that
I got in trouble for some years ago for suggesting
even in Canada that this might be necessary at some point,
at least some restriction on the right to have a child.
- Maurice Strong

Nevertheless, the concept of sustainable development is now known -
even amongst those who haven't accepted it -
and it's recognized,
debated and followed by an increasing number of businesses.
- Maurice Strong

I am President of the UN created University for Peace,
which has a strong commitment to the relationship between peace,
security and the environment.
I meet with young people around the world and I always
come away enthused and encouraged.
- Maurice Strong

If you want to maintain a sustainable supply of fish
you have to farm the fish,
rather than mine them.
So putting your money into fishing fleets that are
going to exacerbate the problem by over-fishing is
not the way to preserve the underlying asset.
- Maurice Strong

Not to say that corporations are perfect today,
but even grand corporations like Dupont have made immense
progress in translating some of their past environmentally
damaging practices into new profit opportunities.
- Maurice Strong

Toyota was the first to put a commercial fuel cell powered car on the road,
and I have no doubt that Toyota will continue to be
in the front lines in the development of competitive fuel cell vehicles.
- Maurice Strong

Feel Unity with Spirit and All Creation
All things share the same breath the
beast, the tree, the man... the air
shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle [actually written by screenwriter Ted Perry in 1972]

I have a fantasy where Ted Turner is elected President
but refuses because he doesn't want to give up power.
- Arthur C. Clarke

Ted Kennedy is the only person alive who might know
more than we do about Chappaquiddick,
and he may not.
- Adam Clymer

The way those clubs shift against Ted Williams,
I can't understand how he can be so stupid not to accept
the challenge to him and hit to left field.
- Ty Cobb

The Rat Pack was the piece that really kicked me out
of that little funk that I was in and then Ted called
me up and asked me if I wanted to be the dad in Blow.
- Ray Liotta

The first two Prime Ministers whom I served,
Ted Heath and Margaret Thatcher drew strikingly different
lessons from the Second World War.
- Douglas Hurd

I wish there was a painter who could paint as well
as Ted Williams could hit.
- Jack Levine

A man has to have goals - for a day,
for a lifetime -
and that was mine,
to have people say, 'There goes Ted Williams,
the greatest hitter who ever lived.'
- Ted Williams

My idea of fast food is a mallard.
- Ted Nugent

History is a tool used by politicians to justify their intentions.
- Ted Koppel

Ted Williams was the greatest hitter I ever saw,
but DiMaggio was the greatest all around player.
- Bob Feller

My son is now an 'entrepreneur.' That's what you're
called when you don't have a job.
- Ted Turner

We were thrilled and we were privileged to be part of a revolution,
because make no mistake about it, Ted Turner changed the world with CNN.
- Christiane Amanpour

Ted Turner sailed into the meeting, and I mean sailed.
He holds himself as if he were at the helm of his sailboat,
in the process of winning the race.
- Joseph Barbera

Many of the Central Asians know Russian,
and Ted Levin speaks it fluently.
I speak Chinese, but Mongolian is completely different,
so we had to have translators.
- Yo-Yo Ma

Vegetarians are cool.
All I eat are vegetarians - except for the occasional mountain lion steak.
- Ted Nugent

CNN is one of the participants in the war.
I have a fantasy where Ted Turner is elected president
but refuses because he doesn't want to give up power.
- Arthur C. Clarke

I have been surrounded by artists and paintings throughout my life.
My father Ted Dyer is an artist, and from a very early
age I have spent time painting and drawing.
- John Dyer

If Ted Williams just tip his cap once he could be elected
Mayor of Boston in five minutes.
- Eddie Collins

It was tough for him in that newsroom with Ted Baxter
getting all the glory and this poor guy doing all the work.
Murray worried so much he worried his hair off!
- Gavin MacLeod

Ted needs someone to be there 100% of the time.
He thinks that's love.
It's not love - it's babysitting.
- Jane Fonda

When I came back to Washington to be The Times' chief
congressional correspondent in 1991,
I was looking for a book subject, and Ted Kennedy stood out for two reasons.
- Adam Clymer

Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man
can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer.
- Ted Williams

Every few seconds it changes - up an eighth,
down an eighth -it's like playing a slot machine.
I lose $20 million, I gain $20 million.
- Ted Turner

Well, I am a lot like my dad, and the character of Ted is based on my dad.
- Max Cannon

You can never quit.
Winners never quit, and quitters never win.
- Ted Turner

I seek a deeper truth, but I don't think I have to
go to a building designated for worship to find it.
- Ted Lange

The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do.
The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do.
- Ted Nelson

I think Captain Cousteau might be the father of the environmental movement.
- Ted Turner

In those days, the late 1970s, one of the leading politicians
was a soon-to-be uncle by marriage of Arnold Schwarzenegger,
named Ted Kennedy.
- Michael Kinsley

Knots Landing is the best thing that ever happened to me.
- Ted Shackelford

I think we are all slightly down in the dumps after another loss.
We may be in the wrong sign...
Venus may be in the wrong juxtaposition with somewhere else.
- Ted Dexter

I like to have friends in the kitchen and make a big
mess and use every pot in the kitchen.
- Ted Allen

You have to work with the auto industry,
the oil companies, you have to work to develop renewable fuel,
whether it's solar or different kinds of fuel or whatever.
- Ted Danson

I have no interest in writing, directing or producing.
- Ted Shackelford

Some nights, I was so good that I could have become an egotist.
- Ted Lindsay

We have a project with Unocal here in Los Angeles,
where we as an environmental organization,
the oil company, and the state all get together to
promote the recycling of used motor oil.
- Ted Danson

I don't think it's a matter of, do you win the game or not,
it's how gracefully do you play it.
- Ted Danson

After three years in Chicago, I decided to call it a career.
- Ted Lindsay

Oh, did I tell you I have a cookbook? I have a cookbook deal.
- Ted Allen

I act for the reality, for the moment,
and most of all I do it for the process.
- Ted Shackelford


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