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James Lovelock Quotes and Sayings

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If we gave up eating beef we would have roughly 20
to 30 times more land for food than we have now.
- James Lovelock

Related topics: Environmental

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

Civilization in its present form hasn't got long.
- James Lovelock

I'm a scientist, not a theologian.
I don't know if there is a God or not.
Religion requires certainty.
- James Lovelock

 

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

I've got personal views on the '60s.
You can't have freedom without paying the price for it.
- James Lovelock

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

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An inefficient virus kills its host.
A clever virus stays with it.
- James Lovelock

If it hadn't been for the Cold War, neither Russia
nor America would have been sending people into space.
- James Lovelock

You never know with politicians what they are really saying.
And I don't say that in a negative way-they have an appalling job.
- James Lovelock

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

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.
- James Lovelock

Florida will be gone altogether, the whole damned place,
in not too long.
- James Lovelock

Esso has been the main one in America spreading the
disinformation that there is no global warming problem.
- James Lovelock

One pound of uranium is worth about 3 million pounds worth of coal or oil.
- James Lovelock

Science always uses metaphor.
- James Lovelock

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

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

Let's make hay while it lasts.
- James Lovelock

Climatologists are all agreed that we'd be lucky to
see the end of this century without the world being
a totally different place,
and being 8 or 9 degrees hotter on average.
- James Lovelock

Geological change usually takes thousands of years
to happen but we are seeing the climate changing not
just in our lifetimes but also year by year.
- James Lovelock

Life does more than adapt to the Earth.
It changes the Earth to its own purposes.
- James Lovelock

For each of our actions there are only consequences.
- James Lovelock

Sadly, it's much easier to create a desert than a forest.
- James Lovelock

Just after World War II, this country led the world
in science by every way you could measure it,
yet the number of scientists was a tiny proportion of what it is now.
- James Lovelock

This programme to stop nuclear by 2020 is just crazy.
If there were a nuclear war, and humanity were wiped out,
the Earth would breathe a sigh of relief.
- James Lovelock

A billion could live off the earth; 6 billion living
as we do is far too many,
and you run out of planet in no time.
- James Lovelock

I'm not a pessimist, even though I do think awful things are going to happen.
- James Lovelock

China will soon emit more greenhouse gases than America,
but its regime knows if it caps aspirations there will be a revolution.
- James Lovelock

We'd never have got a chance to go outside and look
at the earth if it hadn't been for space exploration and NASA.
- James Lovelock

All the modelling we do shows that the climate is poised
on the jump up to a new hot state.
It is accelerating so fast that you could say that we are already in it.
- James Lovelock

There is little evidence that our individual intelligence
has improved through recorded history.
- James Lovelock

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.
- James Lovelock

If you start any large theory, such as quantum mechanics,
plate tectonics, evolution, it takes about 40 years
for mainstream science to come around.
Gaia has been going for only 30 years or so.
- James Lovelock

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize
how close they were to success when they gave up.
- Thomas Edison

I had forgotten how much light there is in the world,
'til you gave it back to me.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

Revenge... is like a rolling stone,
which, when a man hath forced up a hill,
will return upon him with a greater violence,
and break those bones whose sinews gave it motion.
- Albert Schweitzer

Friends are the siblings God never gave us.
- Mencius

No person was ever honored for what he received.
Honor has been the reward for what he gave.
- Calvin Coolidge

Part of our essential humanity is paying respect to what God gave us
and what will be here a long time after we're gone.
- William J. Clinton

She generally gave herself very good advice,
(though she very seldom followed it).
- Lewis Carroll

Our creator is the same and never changes
despite the names given Him by people here
and in all parts of the world.
Even if we gave Him no name at all,
He would still be there, within us,
waiting to give us good on this earth.
- George Washington Carver

My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person,
he believed in me.
- Jim Valvano

When I stand before God at the end of my life,
I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left,
and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
- Erma Bombeck

If a friend of mine gave a feast, and did not invite me to it,
I should not mind a bit.
but if a friend of mine had a sorrow
and refused to allow me to share it,
I should feel it most bitterly.
If he shut the doors of the house of mourning against me,
I would move back again and again and beg to be admitted
so that I might share in what I was entitled to share.
If he thought me unworthy, unfit to weep with him,
I should feel it as the most poignant humiliation.
- Oscar Wilde

As I have discovered by examining my past,
I started out as a child.
Coincidentally, so did my brother.
My mother did not put all her eggs in one basket,
so to speak: she gave me a younger brother named Russell,
who taught me what was meant by "survival of the fittest."
- Bill Cosby

I've said it before, but it's absolutely true:
My mother gave me my drive,
but my father gave me my dreams.
Thanks to him, I could see a future.
- Liza Minelli

Anthropology was the science that gave her the platform from which she surveyed,
scolded and beamed at the world.
- Jane Howard

My hope is that 10 years from now, after I've been
across the street at work for a while,
they'll all be glad they gave me that wonderful vote.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

The thing the sixties did was to show us the possibilities
and the responsibility that we all had.
It wasn't the answer.
It just gave us a glimpse of the possibility.
- John Lennon

The poem is the point at which our strength gave out.
- Richard Rosen

God gave me a great body and it's my duty to take care of my physical temple.
- Jean Claude Van Damme

I was raised by free-spirited people,
though my father gave me a very strong work ethic.
- Diane Lane

God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give
ourselves the gift of living well.
- Voltaire

My doctor gave me six months to live,
but when I couldn't pay the bill he gave me six months more.
- Walter Matthau

Always it gave me a pang that my children had no lawful claim to a name.
- Harriet Ann Jacobs

After fifteen minutes I wanted to marry her,
and after half an hour
I completely gave up the idea of stealing her purse.
- the movie Take the Money and Run (1969)

Yeah I called her up. She gave me a bunch of ...
about me not listening to her, or something.
I don't know, I wasn't really paying attention.
- the movie Dumb & Dumber (1994)

I told my doctor I get very tired when I go on a diet,
so he gave me pep pills.
Know what happened? I ate faster.
- Joe E. Lewis

I gave my beauty and my youth to men.
I am going to give my wisdom and experience to animals.
- Brigitte Bardot

On one night of my debut the Prince of Wales,
the Princess, and the duchess of London came to see me.
They loved me for what I was and what I gave them.
- Lillie Langtry

After these three novels I gave up writing novels for a time;
I was dissatisfied with romantic doom,
yet didn't see much way around it.
- Nicholas Mosley

But I felt that most of us in the world today gave
priority to our personal interests.
- Paul Hoffman

Analysis gave me great freedom of emotions and fantastic confidence.
I felt I had served my time as a puppet.
- Hedy Lamarr

Europe, which gave us the idea of same-sex marriage,
is a dying society, with birthrates 50 percent below replacement.
- Maggie Gallagher

Every girl should use what Mother Nature gave her before
Father Time takes it away.
- Laurence J. Peter

The Founding Fathers gave the free press the protection
it must have to bare the secrets of government and inform the people.
- Hugo Black

You know, Hillary Clinton gives of herself.
Princess Diana gave of herself.
But they are not saints.
- Edward James Olmos

My attitude toward graduate students was different,
I must say.
I used graduate students as colleagues:
I gave them the best problems to work on,
and I encouraged them.
- Frank Press

I know a man who gave up smoking, drinking,
sex, and rich food.
He was healthy right up to the day he killed himself.
- Johnny Carson

I think the studio gave me that series on purpose,
because they knew perfectly well that Robert Riskin
was ill and that I needed to go to work.
They gave me that series to do.
- Fay Wray


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