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David Attenborough Quotes and Sayings

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I think a major element of jetlag is psychological.
Nobody ever tells me what time it is at home.
- David Attenborough

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The fundamental issue is the moral issue.
- David Attenborough

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

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

 

I suffer much less than many of my colleagues.
I am perfectly able to go to Australia and film within three hours of arrival.
- David Attenborough

It's a moral question about whether we have the right to exterminate species.
- David Attenborough

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Before the BBC, I joined the Navy in order to travel.
- David Attenborough

I've been to Nepal, but I'd like to go to Tibet.
It must be a wonderful place to go.
I don't think there's anything there,
but it would be a nice place to visit.
- David Attenborough

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

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.
- David Attenborough

Being in touch with the natural world is crucial.
- David Attenborough

All we can hope for is that the thing is going to slowly and imperceptibly shift.
All I can say is that 50 years ago there were no such
thing as environmental policies.
- David Attenborough

I'm not in politics.
- David Attenborough

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

It was regarded as a responsibility of the BBC to provide
programs which have a broad spectrum of interest,
and if there was a hole in that spectrum,
then the BBC would fill it.
- David Attenborough

If I can bicycle, I bicycle.
- David Attenborough

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

Crying wolf is a real danger.
- David Attenborough

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.
- David Attenborough

The whole of science, and one is tempted to think the
whole of the life of any thinking man,
is trying to come to terms with the relationship between
yourself and the natural world.
Why are you here, and how do you fit in,
and what's it all about.
- David Attenborough

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.
- David Attenborough

I mean, it is an extraordinary thing that a large proportion
of your country and my country,
of the citizens, never see a wild creature from dawn 'til dusk,
unless it's a pigeon, which isn't really wild,
which might come and settle near them.
- David Attenborough

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.
- David Attenborough

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

In the old days...
it was a basic, cardinal fact that producers didn't have opinions.
When I was producing natural history programmes,
I didn't use them as vehicles for my own opinion.
They were factual programmes.
- David Attenborough

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

I don't think of all the misery
but of the beauty that still remains.
- Anne Frank

If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.
- Og Mandino

Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

Every thought we think is creating our future.
- Louise L. Hay

People hardly ever make use of the freedom which they have,
for example, freedom of thought;
instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.
- Soren Kierkegaard

If a million people say a foolish thing,
it is still a foolish thing.
- Anatole France

The problem with making assumptions
is that we believe they are the truth
- don Miguel Ruiz

The greatest harm can result from the best intentions.
- Terry Goodkind

The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
- Albert Einstein

Men and women are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing.
- Publilius Syrus

The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Think about these once in a while
and watch your answers change.
- Richard Bach

The most incomprehensible thing about the world
is that it is comprehensible.
- Albert Einstein

To kill an error is as good a service as,
and sometimes even better than,
the establishing of a new truth or fact.
- Charles Darwin

If a problem cannot be solved, enlarge it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

The most important thing about Spaceship Earth -
an instruction book didn't come with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

Excellence is the result of
caring more than others think wise,
risking more than other's think safe,
dreaming more than others think practical,
and expecting more than others think possible.
- Anonymous

The most important things in life
are seldom the most obvious.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you keep getting the wrong answers,
try asking better questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We should not pretend to understand the world
only by the intellect.
The judgment of the intellect
is only part of the truth.
- Carl Jung

A man who does not think for himself does not think at all.
- Oscar Wilde

Does anybody really think that they didn't get what they had
because they didn't have the talent
or the strength or the endurance or the commitment?
- Nelson Mandela

They can because they think they can.
- Virgil

Sometimes I think we're alone.
Sometimes I think we're not.
In either case, the thought is staggering.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Words make you think a thought.
Music makes you feel a feeling.
A song makes you feel a thought.
- E. Y. Harburg

With every rising of the sun
Think of your life as just begun.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

I think that somehow, we learn who we really are
and then live with that decision.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Life is fully as bad as you think it is,
so never think life is bad.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Carpe diem! Rejoice while you are alive; enjoy the day;
live life to the fullest;
make the most of what you have.
It is later than you think.
- Horace


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