Quotes and Sayings about Environment



"Being on the run, having to change the way that you do business, being unable to plan in a safe and secure environment, always looking over your shoulder, knowing that some day somebody's going to knock on your door and it's going to be your last."
- John Abizaid
(Related: Change, Business, Being, Day, Environment)

"We worked on solving the problem of voice communications in a noisy military environment. We established military codes that are highly audible and invented selection tests for personnel who had a superior ability to recognize sound in a noisy background."
- M. H. Abrams
(Related: Ability, Environment, Military, Sound, Tests, Voice)

"It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment."
- Ansel Adams
(Related: Government, Environment, Fight)

"I am in the process of starting a nonprofit organization that gives rescued animals a home in a simulated wild environment and, for those who have been tested on, who are disabled, aggressive, etc., their own space to live out their days."
- Casey Affleck
(Related: Home, Animals, Environment, Space)

"Complexity is one of the great problems in environmental design."
- Christopher Alexander
(Related: Design, Environmental, Complexity, Problems)

"You cannot escape the results of your thoughts. Whatever your present environment may be, you will fall, remain or rise with your thoughts, your vision, your ideal. You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as your dominant aspiration."
- James Lane Allen
(Related: Thoughts, Vision, Desire, Environment, May, Present, Results, Will)

"I think my perception of my own life is different and the fact that Lauren and myself are together. I've never felt this free or happy and so that permeates onto my onstage persona and to my working environment."
- Rick Allen
(Related: Life, Perception, Environment, Fact)

"But my point is that you design something in the end that precludes any unhealthy trading practices that are not going to serve your environmental or your economic objectives but now is not the time to do it."
- John Anderson
(Related: Design, Environmental, Time, End, Now, Objectives)

"It is one of the issues that will have to be worked through however let me make the point and I think anyone would accept that if you set it up properly, not only will you get better environmental outcomes, you have a chance to create more wealth with the available resource."
- John Anderson
(Related: Environmental, Wealth, Chance, Will)

"All of my work is based on nature. I grew up in a rural environment and living in the Bay Area allows for immediate access to wonderful natural environs. Basically nature is my Genus Loci, or the place where my spirit resides."
- Judith Anderson
(Related: Nature, Work, Environment, Living, Spirit)

"It is futile for an artist to try to create an environment because you have an environment around you all the time. Any living organism has an environment."
- Carl Andre
(Related: Time, Artist, Environment, Living)

"A place is an area within an environment that has been altered in such a way to make the general environment more conspicuous."
- Carl Andre
(Related: Environment)

"I think that's created a healthy environment. The comparisons to "ER" were maddening and there was this assumption that the two of us were looking at each other with rage and resentment, which was also not the case."
- Adam Arkin
(Related: Comparisons, Environment, Resentment)

"To confront those fears, in a controlled environment, where there's 300 people around you going through the same thing, it's this weird sort of yin and yang."
- Adam Arkin
(Related: People, Environment)

"I believe we can and should have it all. Lower deficits but higher spending. More peace with a bigger military that goes off and kills terrorists and whatnot. A cleaner environment without forcing SUVs off the road."
- Craig Armstrong
(Related: Peace, Environment, Military, Road)

"Environmentalists have a very conflicted relationship with their cars."
- Tom Arnold
"All the writers and producers around us that gave us the environment where we could play. They were able to provide us with a place where we could take chances to play with things, go against the grain and do things that people don't always do."
- Matthew Ashford
(Related: People, Environment, Play, Writers)

"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
(Related: History, Decisions, Environment, Value)

"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
(Related: Animals, Environment, Plants)

"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
(Related: Car, Conscience, Driving, Fact, Hate)

"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
(Related: Environmental, Hope, Years)

"The challenge as we saw in the Nigerian project was to restructure the economy decisively in the direction of a modern free market as an appropriate environment for cultivation of freedom and democracy and the natural emergence of a new social order."
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Related: Challenge, Democracy, Direction, Economy, Environment, Freedom, Order, Project)

"What we've proven is that you can protect the environment, use it wisely and grow the economy and that there is no conflict between the two."
- Bruce Babbitt
(Related: Conflict, Economy, Environment)

"A good director creates an environment, which gives the actor the encouragement to fly."
- Kevin Bacon
(Related: Actor, Encouragement, Environment)

"He wasn't really Method but he believed that when you did a role there were lots of things you could do with your co-star in order to create the right environment. You known, if you were supposed to be in love, to create that feeling between the two of you."
- Jane Badler
(Related: Love, Environment, Feeling, Order, Right)

"Excellent education and an excellent environment are two hallmarks of our state. How we treat our environment is connected to so many other opportunities in Maine."
- John Baldacci
(Related: Education, Environment, State)

"Energy consumption matters both to our environment and our economy."
- John Baldacci
(Related: Economy, Energy, Environment)

"Obviously there are times with acting when exactly what is required is just going through the motions, and when doing nothing is the best thing. But at other times, you have to make that leap beyond the immediate environment of people putting up lights on the set."
- Christian Bale
(Related: People, Acting, Environment, Nothing)

"I think that is a universal adolescent feeling, trying to find your place. The adolescent who is perfectly adjusted to his environment, I've yet to meet."
- Roger Bannister
(Related: Environment, Feeling, Trying)

"Architecture is a art when one consciously or unconsciously creates aesthetic emotion in the atmosphere and when this environment produces well being."
- Luis Barragan
(Related: Architecture, Art, Being, Emotion, Environment)

"I tell my environmental friends that they have won. Every issue we look at from an energy perspective is now also looked at from an environmental perspective."
- Joe Barton
(Related: Environmental, Energy, Friends, Now, Perspective)

"I think that being in an environment is a much richer experience than just working on a soundstage."
- Kathy Bates
(Related: Experience, Being, Environment)

"Under the Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star Program, homes are independently verified to be measurably more energy efficient than average houses."
- Melissa Bean
(Related: Environmental, Energy, Houses, Protection)

"There are two ways of being creative. One can sing and dance. Or one can create an environment in which singers and dancers flourish."
- Warren G. Bennis
(Related: Dance, Being, Environment)

"Fears of creating new kinds of plagues or of altering human evolution or of irreversibly altering the environment were only some of the concerns that were rampant."
- Paul Berg
(Related: Environment, Evolution)

"The pressure to compete, the fear somebody else will make the splash first, creates a frenzied environment in which a blizzard of information is presented and serious questions may not be raised."
- Carl Bernstein
(Related: Fear, Environment, First, Information, May, Pressure, Questions, Will)

"This is absolutely bizarre that we continue to subsidize highways beyond the gasoline tax, airlines, and we don't subsidize, we don't want to subsidize a national rail system that has environmental impact."
- Joe Biden
(Related: Environmental, Bizarre, Tax, Want)

"Like anyone who goes to college, you're leaving a familiar surrounding and a comfortable environment and your friends and everything, and you're starting fresh. It can be pretty daunting."
- Jason Biggs
(Related: College, Environment, Friends, Pretty)

"The Long Island Sound is an environmentally unique estuary that needs to be protected."
- Tim Bishop
(Related: Needs, Sound)

"Liberals in Congress have spent the past three decades pandering to environmental extremists. The policies they have put in place are in large part responsible for the energy crunch we are seeing today. We have not built a refinery in this country for 30 years."
- Marsha Blackburn
(Related: Environmental, Congress, Country, Energy, Liberals, Past, Today, Years)

"Job creation requires a business friendly environment with a tax structure that is not punitive and a state government designed for efficient use of fewer tax dollars."
- Kenneth Blackwell
(Related: Business, Government, Creation, Environment, Tax, Job, State)

"Like I said, I'm more worried long term about the environmental issues then the use of arms."
- Hans Blix
(Related: Environmental)

"I think a film set is a quite controlled environment and you feel like you can trust them and it is going to be a safe place to work, but I really don't think about it."
- Orlando Bloom
(Related: Trust, Work, Environment, Film)

"In other words, we are interested in the anatomical and mental characteristics of men living under the same biological, geographical, and social environment, and as determined by their past."
- Franz Boas
(Related: Men, Environment, Living, Past, Words)

"I think the best work flows out of a collaborative environment."
- Steven Bochco
(Related: Work, Environment)

"Well, for starters, we have to do more to create demand for new technologies that can reduce our dependence on foreign oil and environmental degradation."
- Sherwood Boehlert
(Related: Environmental, Dependence, Oil)

"Let me start by emphasizing that I am open to efforts to expedite environmental procedures for true emergencies or in other clear cases where current laws are needlessly burdensome."
- Sherwood Boehlert
(Related: Environmental, Laws, Open)

"Having yet another vote on refinery legislation that uses high oil prices as an excuse to weaken environmental protections and to give more legislative gifts to the oil industry is misguided in the extreme."
- Sherwood Boehlert
(Related: Environmental, Extreme, Gifts, Legislation, Oil, Vote)

"The nation will benefit in the long term if it continues to be open to foreign expertise. This will help the country to establish its business culture and environment faster, based on international best practice."
- Hassanal Bolkiah
(Related: Business, Country, Culture, Environment, Expertise, Help, Nation, Open, Practice, Will)

"We all love the environment, but we have placed creatures above people. A rat is a rat."
- Sonny Bono
(Related: Love, People, Environment)

"Barge traffic on the Mississippi River represents the most efficient, most cost-effective, most environmentally sound means of transporting commodity goods from this region of the country to market."
- Leonard Boswell
(Related: Country, Sound)

"For the good of our environment, the good of the economy, and the good of the Nation, I strongly urge support of the upper Mississippi locks and dams project."
- Leonard Boswell
(Related: Economy, Environment, Nation, Project, Support)

"We have fought for social justice. We have fought for economic justice. We have fought for environmental justice. We have fought for criminal justice. Now we must add a new fight - the fight for electoral justice."
- Barbara Boxer
(Related: Environmental, Fight, Justice, Now)

"I think Democrats are right. We fight for the American dream, for the environment, for privacy rights, a woman's right to choose, a good public education system."
- Barbara Boxer
(Related: Education, Dream, American, Democrats, Environment, Fight, Rights, Privacy, Public, Woman)

"We save paradise by an intense education program where you get people that you can trust to talk sanely about the environment and hope that the message will get through."
- Arthur Boyd
(Related: Education, Trust, People, Hope, Environment, Paradise, Talk, Will)

"Everything I do is the environment."
- Arthur Boyd
(Related: Environment)

"The excitement of vitamins, nutrition and metabolism permeated the environment."
- Paul D. Boyer
(Related: Environment, Excitement)

"Every time I have some moment on a seashore, or in the mountains, or sometimes in a quiet forest, I think this is why the environment has to be preserved."
- Bill Bradley
(Related: Time, Environment, Mountains, Quiet)

"Furthermore, both Pennsylvania and New Jersey Departments of Environmental Protection have evaluated the sediment to be dredged and also found it to be not toxic."
- Robert Brady
(Related: Environmental, Protection)

"Likewise, with solar, especially here in California, we're discovering that the 80 solar farm schemes that are going forward want to basically bulldoze 1,000 sq. mi. of southern California desert. Well, as an environmentalist, we would rather that didn't happen."
- Stewart Brand
(Related: Want)

"It is the gift of seeing the life around them clearly and vividly, as something that is exciting in its own right. It is an innate gift, varying in intensity with the individual's temperament and environment."
- Bill Brandt
(Related: Life, Environment, Right, Temperament)

"We're failing our children with education, we're failing our environment."
- Carol Moseley Braun
(Related: Education, Children, Environment)

"In 1995, I founded The Molecular Sciences Institute with a gift from the Philip Morris Company where I hoped that we could create an environment where young people could pursue science in an atmosphere of harmonious purpose and high intellectual challenge."
- Sydney Brenner
(Related: Science, People, Purpose, Challenge, Company, Environment)

"I maintain that if there is such a thing as a true and honest environmentalist, it's people like Slim and hopefully me, who have been caretakers of the land all our lives, along with the generations before us."
- Wilford Brimley
(Related: People, Generations, Land)

"We owe it to our children to be better stewards of the environment. The alternative? - a world without whales. It's too terrible to imagine."
- Pierce Brosnan
(Related: Children, Environment, World)

"We've got to search back to our last known safe landmark. I can't say exactly where, but I think it's back there at the start of the Industrial Revolution, we began applying energy in vast amounts to tools with which we began tearing the environment apart."
- David R. Brower
(Related: Energy, Environment, Revolution, Tools)

"But when you have to deal with notes, and to be able to make a full definition of what a sound is - if you are not around that environment, then you'll find you lose that feel, that momentum, you lose all that."
- Dennis Brown
(Related: Environment, Sound)

"My wife and I came to Canada for the 1994 Commonwealth Games and we really liked the B.C. lifestyle and environment. The following year we applied to become permanent residents. We moved here in 1996 after the Atlanta Olympics."
- Jonathan Brown
(Related: Wife, Canada, Environment, Games)

"You cannot achieve environmental security and human development without addressing the basic issues of health and nutrition."
- Gro Harlem Brundtland
(Related: Environmental, Health, Development, Security)

"More than ever before, there is a global understanding that long-term social, economic, and environmental development would be impossible without healthy families, communities, and countries."
- Gro Harlem Brundtland
(Related: Environmental, Development, Countries, Understanding)

"Just as there's garbage that pollutes the Potomac river, there is garbage polluting our culture. We need an Environmental Protection Agency to clean it up."
- Patrick Buchanan
(Related: Environmental, Culture, Protection)

"Even though I had pushed through the Tango album, it was just not a very good environment to be in on a daily basis. In many ways, this is the best time of my life."
- Lindsey Buckingham
(Related: Life, Time, Environment)

"I can find God in nature, in animals, in birds and the environment."
- Pat Buckley
(Related: God, Nature, Animals, Birds, Environment)

"Heredity is nothing but stored environment."
- Luther Burbank
(Related: Environment, Heredity, Nothing)

"Nuclear power will help provide the electricity that our growing economy needs without increasing emissions. This is truly an environmentally responsible source of energy."
- Michael Burgess
(Related: Power, Economy, Electricity, Energy, Help, Needs, Will)

"The jarring change going from an urban environment to an extremely remote natural environment is extremely inspiring. It's constantly stimulating, it's like a slap in the face."
- Carter Burwell
(Related: Change, Environment, Inspiring)

"Government does not create wealth. The major role for the government is to create an environment where people take risks to expand the job rate in the United States."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Government, People, Wealth, Environment, Job, states, United)

"To shake your rump is to be environmentally aware."
- David Byrne
"The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself."
- Mark Caine
(Related: Success, Environment, First)

"When you live in a networked environment, it's possible to separate data from applications."
- Stephen Cambone
(Related: Environment)

"I certainly didn't think of myself as gifted. The standards for being gifted in my environment were if you were good in Little League or if you were good in football."
- James Cameron
(Related: Being, Environment, Football)

"I had read tons of science fiction. I was fascinated by other worlds, other environments. For me, it was fantasy, but it was not fantasy in the sense of pure escapism."
- James Cameron
(Related: Science, Escapism, Fantasy, Fiction, Sense)

"My recording career has luckily run the gamut of recording environments."
- Matt Cameron
(Related: Career)

"Over the past several years, all of us as Canadians, and as members of the North American cultural and economic environment, have been to a greater or lesser extent party to a significant attitudinal change towards our culture."
- Alex Campbell
(Related: Change, American, Culture, Environment, Party, Past, Years)

"I think there are other issues that the Democrats could use to rally evangelicals. There are a lot of us, for instance, who believe that the Bible calls us to be environmentally responsible."
- Tony Campolo
(Related: Bible, Democrats)

"The American people elected us here to cut spending so we can create an environment for jobs in America. The House has acted. We have demonstrated that we want to see spending, discretionary spending, brought down to levels of 2008. We've seen no counteraction. We have seen no position that has been expressed by the other side at all."
- Eric Cantor
(Related: People, America, American, Environment, Jobs, Want)

"It is our duty to see that our future citizens are well born; that they are properly nourished, and are reared in that environment most likely to develop in them their full capacity and powers."
- Arthur Capper
(Related: Duty, Environment, Future)

"God, our genes, our environment, or some stupid programmer keying in code at an ancient terminal - there's no way free will can ever exist if we as individuals are the result of some external cause."
- Orson Scott Card
(Related: God, Cause, Environment, Free will, Result)

"That's the great thing about having your friends around you. I've known these guys forever. I really enjoy their company just as people. You couldn't ask for a better work environment."
- Drew Carey
(Related: Work, People, Company, Environment, Friends)

"More than 20 years on, sustained competition, informed customers and the rapid growth of new technology provide the necessary environment for substantial deregulation."
- Stephen Carter
(Related: Technology, Growth, Competition, Environment, Years)

"Abortion on demand has, in my judgment, contributed significantly to an environment in our country in which life has become very cheap."
- Robert Casey
(Related: Life, Abortion, Country, Environment, Judgment)

"Typically, historical black colleges and universities like Delaware State, attracted students who were raised in an environment where going to college wasn't the next natural step after high school."
- Michael N. Castle
(Related: College, Environment, School, State, Students)

"My experiences in film and theatre in the States have been much more rigorous-in England there's an environment of, Let's try this."
- Kim Cattrall
(Related: EnglEnvironment, Film, states, Theatre)

"There should be more attention paid to scientific research in the ecology area, and I think that such attention to proper environmental concerns would make the public feel much better about it."
- Thomas R. Cech
(Related: Environmental, Attention, Ecology, Public, Research)

"On the issues that I care deeply about - the environment, Roe vs. Wade, the war in Iraq, with no weapons of mass destruction, the tax cuts that are now leading to deficits, I've got some deep issues with the president."
- Lincoln Chafee
(Related: War, Care, Deep, Destruction, Environment, Tax, Iraq, Leading, Now, President, Tax cuts, Weapons)

"The lyrics came out of necessity. When we started writing the record, we started in a more fusion environment and that got boring really quick and that wasn't what we were about on an organic level."
- Jimmy Chamberlin
(Related: Environment, Necessity, Quick, Writing)

"For anyone to open their heart, they need the right atmosphere, and something to prompt them. For my mother it was her trip abroad: she was in a very relaxed, understanding environment. I was very sympathetic towards her."
- Jung Chang
(Related: Mother, Heart, Environment, Open, Right, Understanding)

"And I remember how proud I was to put on my training jersey and go out on the field. Making it back to that environment was for me my greatest moment, because somebody had told me I couldn't do it and I never gave up on myself, the game and my teammates."
- Brandi Chastain
(Related: Environment, Training)

"I have a 16 year-old son, so I'm now a soccer mom. I stand on the sidelines and I hear the things parents are saying, so I want them to understand what it is their kids are feeling in any sports environment."
- Brandi Chastain
(Related: Sports, Mom, Son, Environment, Feeling, Kids, Now, Parents, Saying, Soccer, Want)

"Education must provide the opportunities for self-fulfillment; it can at best provide a rich and challenging environment for the individual to explore, in his own way."
- Noam Chomsky
(Related: Education, Environment, Self)

"When on the set of a film, you have to play natural for entire scenes in a very unnatural environment. You have to express emotions and interact with other actors and also use your voice."
- Helena Christensen
(Related: Actors, Emotions, Environment, Film, Play, Voice)

"Environmental degradation, overpopulation, refugees, narcotics, terrorism, world crime movements, and organized crime are worldwide problems that don't stop at a nation's borders."
- Warren Christopher
(Related: Environmental, Crime, Nation, Problems, Terrorism, World)

"When you talk to crews that went to Mir or have gone up to International Space Station, they say that you go through different phases of adaptation or getting used to the space environment."
- Laurel Clark
(Related: Environment, Space, Talk)

"The cell, over the billions of years of her life, has covered the earth many times with her substance, found ways to control herself and her environment, and insure her survival."
- Albert Claude
(Related: Life, Control, Survival, Earth, Environment, Years)

"There's no environment. Use your imagination. There's no fourth wall, whether it's the first time you've told this story about her life, or the sixth time."
- Jill Clayburgh
(Related: Time, Imagination, Life, Environment, First)

"San Francisco is an interesting place. It's always been such a nice culturally diverse environment, which it still is, but there's a lot of money there now and a lot of dot com's so it's a little different than it used to be."
- Les Claypool
(Related: Money, Environment, Now)

"I'd be cheating everyone here, the staff and rest of my teammates, if I wasn't able to stay on top of my work. It was almost like therapy, to come back and get in an environment I'm comfortable with."
- Roger Clemens
(Related: Work, Cheating, Environment, Rest, Therapy)

"You get elected, often, if you're a woman, on the strength of the women's vote; then you get into office, and you have to adapt to an overwhelmingly male environment."
- Eleanor Clift
(Related: Women, Strength, Environment, Office, Vote, Woman)

"But reducing harmful emissions, abating our dependence on foreign oil and developing alternative renewable energy sources have benefits that go beyond environmental health, they improve personal health, enhance national security and encourage our nation's economic viability."
- Jim Clyburn
(Related: Environmental, Health, Benefits, Dependence, Energy, Nation, National security, Oil)

"Environmental policy must strike a balance between the earth's best interests and our citizen's pressing needs."
- Jim Clyburn
(Related: Environmental, Policy, Balance, Earth, Needs)

"Environmental protection doesn't happen in a vacuum. You can't separate the impact on the environment from the impact on our families and communities."
- Jim Clyburn
(Related: Environmental, Protection)

"We have a moral responsibility to protect the earth and ensure that our children and grandchildren have a healthy and sustainable environment in which to live."
- Jim Clyburn
(Related: Children, Earth, Environment, Responsibility)

"The cause of violence is not ignorance. It is self-interest. Only reverance can restrain violence - reverance for human life and the environment."
- William Sloane Coffin, Jr.
(Related: Life, Cause, Environment, Ignorance, Self, Violence)

"The cost of acquiring new customers and maintaining those relationships in an online environment versus bricks and mortar is significant."
- Stephen Cohen
(Related: Environment, Relationships)

"I love going to concerts, so that whole environment is something that intrigues me anyway."
- Gary Cole
(Related: Love, Environment)

"It is the greatest scam in history. I am amazed, appalled and highly offended by it. Global Warming; It is a scam. Some dastardly scientists with environmental and political motives manipulated long term scientific data to create an illusion of rapid global warming."
- John Coleman
(Related: Environmental, History, Global warming, Illusion, Motives, Scientists)

"All the things that human beings suffer from are how their environment treats them, and how the elements of their planet affects their mind and body - like radiation, cancer, and all."
- Ornette Coleman
(Related: Body, Cancer, Environment, Mind)

"People blame their environment. There is only one person to blame - and only one - themselves."
- Robert Collier
(Related: People, Blame, Environment)

"The modern assault on the environment began about 50 years ago, during and immediately after World War II."
- Barry Commoner
(Related: War, Environment, World, World war, Years)

"The environmental crisis is a global problem, and only global action will resolve it."
- Barry Commoner
(Related: Environmental, Action, Crisis, Will)

"The environmental crisis arises from a fundamental fault: our systems of production - in industry, agriculture, energy and transportation - essential as they are, make people sick and die."
- Barry Commoner
(Related: Environmental, People, Agriculture, Crisis, Energy, Production)

"The most meaningful engine of change, powerful enough to confront corporate power, may be not so much environmental quality, as the economic development and growth associated with the effort to improve it."
- Barry Commoner
(Related: Environmental, Change, Power, Quality, Development, Growth, Corporate, Effort, May)

"My entry into the environmental arena was through the issue that so dramatically - and destructively - demonstrates the link between science and social action: nuclear weapons."
- Barry Commoner
(Related: Environmental, Science, Weapons)

"By adopting the control strategy, the nation's environmental program has created a built-in antagonism between environmental quality and economic growth."
- Barry Commoner
(Related: Environmental, Quality, Strategy, Control, Growth, Nation)

"In every case, the environmental hazards were made known only by independent scientists, who were often bitterly opposed by the corporations responsible for the hazards."
- Barry Commoner
(Related: Environmental, Corporations, Scientists)

"Environmental quality was drastically improved while economic activity grew by the simple expedient of removing lead from gasoline - which prevented it from entering the environment."
- Barry Commoner
(Related: Environmental, Quality)

"Environmental concern is now firmly embedded in public life: in education, medicine and law; in journalism, literature and art."
- Barry Commoner
(Related: Art, Environmental, Education, Concern, Journalism, Law, Literature, Medicine, Now, Public)

"Earth Day 1970 was irrefutable evidence that the American people understood the environmental threat and wanted action to resolve it."
- Barry Commoner
(Related: Environmental, People, Action, American, Day, Earth)

"The weapons were conceived and created by a small band of physicists and chemists; they remain a cataclysmic threat to the whole of human society and the natural environment."
- Barry Commoner
(Related: Society, Environment, Weapons)

"What is new is that environmentalism intensely illuminates the need to confront the corporate domain at its most powerful and guarded point - the exclusive right to govern the systems of production."
- Barry Commoner
(Related: Corporate, Production, Right)

"The wave of new productive enterprises would provide opportunities to remedy the unjust distribution of environmental hazards among economic classes and racial and ethnic communities."
- Barry Commoner
(Related: Environmental)

"Your background and environment is with you for life. No question about that."
- Sean Connery
(Related: Life, Environment, Question)

"To congratulate oneself on one's warm commitment to the environment, or to peace, or to the oppressed, and think no more is a profound moral fault."
- Robert Conquest
(Related: Peace, Commitment, Environment, Fault)

"The message here was not about indeterminacy, nor about immediacy, but about the control of sounds right there in your environment, and the process of composition as long-term growth of interests within that sound complex."
- Tony Conrad
(Related: Control, Growth, Environment, Right, Sound)

"To get away from one's working environment is, in a sense, to get away from one's self; and this is often the chief advantage of travel and change."
- Charles Horton Cooley
(Related: Change, Travel, Environment, Self, Sense)

"It's like this - these five members have been influenced of course by other groups, because that's where this generation's groups came from - an environment like the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Yardbirds, and The Who. People like that."
- Alice Cooper
(Related: People, Environment)

"This Nation has realized significant environmental improvements over the last three decades."
- Jerry Costello
(Related: Environmental, Nation)

"Salad bars are like a restaurant's lungs. They soak up the impurities and bacteria in the environment, leaving you with much cleaner air to enjoy."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: Environment)

"The awareness of our environment came progressively in all countries with different outlets."
- Jacques Yves Cousteau
(Related: Awareness, Countries, Environment)

"The real cure for our environmental problems is to understand that our job is to salvage Mother Nature. We are facing a formidable enemy in this field. It is the hunters... and to convince them to leave their guns on the wall is going to be very difficult."
- Jacques Yves Cousteau
(Related: Environmental, Nature, Mother, Cure, Enemy, Job, Problems)

"Business is a subset of the environment, not the other way around. You can't have a healthy economy, you can't have a healthy anything in a degraded environment."
- Peter Coyote
(Related: Business, Economy, Environment)

"We wanted to create an environment where if a game player enjoyed the "writing style" of a particular game designer, he or she could look for the next game by that same author and not be disappointed."
- David Crane
(Related: Environment)

"We all live every day in virtual environments, defined by our ideas."
- Michael Crichton
(Related: Ideas, Day)

"For an introvert his environment is himself and can never be subject to startling or unforeseen change."
- Quentin Crisp
(Related: Change, Environment)

"I like the outdoors and the natural world. Environmental issues."
- Mackenzie Crook
(Related: Environmental, World)

"Quality is the result of a carefully constructed cultural environment. It has to be the fabric of the organization, not part of the fabric."
- Phil Crosby
(Related: Quality, Environment, Result)

"I enjoy being recognized whatever environment I'm in."
- Tony Curtis
(Related: Being, Environment)

"That area environmentally is a waste. You can't do anything. I don't care if the Sierra Club goes out there. It is fully polluted! You're not only going to work to clean up the environment, but also you will put people to work."
- Richard M. Daley
(Related: Work, People, Care, Environment, Waste, Will)

"The environmental movement, like all political processes, reacts best to disasters. But these are very slow, very gradual disasters in the making."
- Ted Danson
(Related: Environmental, Disasters)

"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
(Related: Environmental, Company, Oil, Project, Recycling, State)

"Address these environmental issues and you will address every issue known to man. And we keep dabbling in things that aren't really that important in the long term."
- Ted Danson
(Related: Environmental, Man, Will)

"We're not trying to reinvent the wheel; for any environmental organization to claim sole responsibility for any kind of victory is insane, because everybody attacks these problems as a group."
- Ted Danson
(Related: Environmental, Victory, Problems, Responsibility, Trying)

"God exists, if only in the form of a meme with high survival value, or infective power, in the environment provided by human culture."
- Richard Dawkins
(Related: God, Power, Survival, Culture, Environment, Value)

"Mercury emissions will continue to harm the environment and to endanger the health of children and pregnant women, until this Administration puts public health before politics."
- Mark Dayton
(Related: Health, Politics, Women, Children, Environment, Harm, Mercury, Public, Will)

"I like John Kerry. I think he's intellectually curious and very thoughtful. I think he's deeply committed on issues like the environment. I think he's an internationalist, which I am."
- Howard Dean
(Related: Environment, Thoughtful)

"The Cowles Commission was the optimal environment for the type of research that I wanted to do."
- Gerard Debreu
(Related: Environment, Research)

"Of the 55 refineries closed in America in the last 10 years, they were all closed for economic reasons, mostly oil company mergers. Not a single one was closed for environmental purposes or objections."
- Peter DeFazio
(Related: Environmental, America, Company, Oil, Years)

"It is possible to build a virtual-reality generator whose repertoire includes every possible environment."
- David Deutsch
(Related: Environment)

"I remember the guest stars who came, they were always trying to find a new plot for their characters because they wanted to stay. It was really a great working environment."
- Caroline Dhavernas
(Related: Environment, Guest, Stars, Trying)

"The broadest pattern of history - namely, the differences between human societies on different continents - seems to me to be attributable to differences among continental environments, and not to biological differences among peoples themselves."
- Jared Diamond
(Related: History)

"No government is here forever. And there are other forces - the most potent force in our society, in fact, big business - doing good for the environment."
- Jared Diamond
(Related: Business, Government, Society, Environment, Fact, Force)

"I decided that now is the time to start doing the things that really interest me and I find important. It was in the 10 years of the MacArthur grant that I began working on my first book... and I began putting more work into environmental history."
- Jared Diamond
(Related: Environmental, History, Time, Work, First, Interest, Now, Years)

"Federal elections happen every two years in this country. Presidential elections every four years. And four years just isn't long enough to dismantle all the environmental laws we've got in this country."
- Jared Diamond
(Related: Environmental, Country, Elections, Laws, Years)

"Overtime, hatchery fish tend to show signs of domestication and these traits adapted to the hatchery environment can make it more difficult to survive in the wild."
- Norm Dicks
(Related: Environment, Fish)

"The Endangered Species Act is the strongest and most effective tool we have to repair the environmental harm that is causing a species to decline."
- Norm Dicks
(Related: Environmental, Act, Harm)

"For three decades, Democrats and Republicans worked together to make our environment better."
- Christopher Dodd
(Related: Democrats, Environment, Republicans)

"We learned that economic growth and environmental protection can and should go hand in hand."
- Christopher Dodd
(Related: Environmental, Growth, Protection)

"For me it was perfect, because it wasn't a very competitive environment, and it was a studio program. They basically send you off, and say, bring us some work, and we'll help you improve it. It really rewarded self-discipline."
- Anthony Doerr
(Related: Work, Environment, Help, Self)

"The problem of the environment is the extension of good housekeeping of the thinking woman."
- Marjory Stoneman Douglas
(Related: Environment, Housekeeping, Thinking, Woman)

"Hierarchy works well in a stable environment."
- Mary Douglas
(Related: Environment)

"The Buggles was much more a studio environment idea, which we never actually took on the road."
- Geoff Downes
(Related: Idea, Environment, Road)

"Man shapes himself through decisions that shape his environment."
- Rene Dubos
(Related: Decisions, Environment, Man)

"Cities all over the world are getting bigger as more and more people move from rural to urban sites, but that has created enormous problems with respect to environmental pollution and the general quality of life."
- Alan Dundes
(Related: Environmental, Life, Quality, People, Cities, Pollution, Problems, Respect, World)

"American culture is torn between our long romance with violence and our terror of the devastation wrought by war and crime and environmental havoc."
- Katherine Dunn
(Related: Environmental, War, Romance, American, Crime, Culture, Terror, Violence)

"Moral codes adjust themselves to environmental conditions."
- Will Durant
(Related: Environmental)

"Once the image was in the digital environment, one of the problems was, we had no means to reproduce the color spectrum, grey scale, and contrast that film produces, without converting the digital file to film, evaluating it, then going back and changing the digital image."
- John Dykstra
(Related: Contrast, Environment, Film, Problems)

"Because I come from that old-school optics environment, I know stuff about depth of field and camera movement and things that are not necessarily a part of the curriculum for people who started on a box and have never done anything that wasn't on a box."
- John Dykstra
(Related: People, Curriculum, Environment, Old)

"Man should be master of his environment, not its slave. That is what freedom means."
- Anthony Eden
(Related: Environment, Freedom, Man)

"An attitude to life which seeks fulfillment in the single-minded pursuit of wealth - in short, materialism - does not fit into this world, because it contains within itself no limiting principle, while the environment in which it is placed is strictly limited."
- Charles Edwards
(Related: Life, Attitude, Wealth, Environment, Fulfillment, Materialism, Pursuit, World)

"I wanted to make sure that the environment of the shooting itself was not that controlled, and the way to go about that course was to work with as small a crew as possible."
- Atom Egoyan
(Related: Work, Environment)

"The environment is everything that isn't me."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Environment)

"Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: People, Environment, Opinions)

"The joy of acting for me is to be able to experience emotions in a safe environment. You can't scream and cry in the street because everybody will look. If you do it on a movie set, you get applauded."
- Jesse Eisenberg
(Related: Experience, Acting, Emotions, Environment, Joy, Will)

"The orchestration of press, radio and television to create a continuous, lasting and total environment renders the influence of propaganda virtually unnoticed precisely because it creates a constant environment."
- Jacques Ellul
(Related: Environment, Influence, Press, Propaganda, Television)

"Every collaboration helps you grow. With Bowie, it's different every time. I know how to create settings, unusual aural environments. That inspires him. He's very quick."
- Brian Eno
(Related: Time, Collaboration, Quick)

"The election in Iraq clearly demonstrates that Iraqi people are like people everywhere. They desire to create a future in an environment that is safe and allows them to reach their full potential as human beings, whatever that potential may be."
- John Ensign
(Related: People, Desire, Environment, Future, Iraq, May, Potential)

"A fitting external security environment could also play an important role in promoting social consensus and institutionalization towards democratization."
- Recep Tayyip Erdogan
(Related: Environment, Play, Security)

"Bankers cannot afford to be concerned with only the economic aspects of projects. There may be serious implications on the natural environment, the urban environment, on human culture."
- Arthur Erickson
(Related: Culture, Environment, May, Projects)

"As President Bush has said on numerous occasions, it is the government's role to create the conditions, the friendly environment, that will attract capital."
- Donald Evans
(Related: Government, Environment, President, Will)

"Researches at Yale found a connection between brain cancer and work environment. The No. 1 most dangerous job for developing brain cancer? Plutonium hat model."
- Jimmy Fallon
(Related: Work, Cancer, Connection, Environment, Job)

"There are a couple of carp fishing books I've been reading. I'm very interested in that line of books, because I think they write very well, carp anglers, about the general environment."
- Tom Felton
(Related: Books, Environment, Fishing, Reading)

"If you're going to be at a job environment, you should love it. You shouldn't do it just for money. You should do it because you love it. And the money comes naturally."
- Debbi Fields
(Related: Love, Money, Environment, Job)

"Customary though it may be to write about that institutionalized pastime as though it existed apart from the general environment, my story does not lend itself to such treatment."
- Curt Flood
(Related: Environment, May, Treatment)

"We must guard against the overreaching hand of big government trying to take away our freedom. And we must always protect the environment in a manner consistent with our values."
- Steve Forbes
(Related: Government, Values, Environment, Freedom, Trying)

"Hollywood's got its own particular environment."
- Harrison Ford
(Related: Environment, Hollywood)

"If my parents had discouraged me, I would have turned out very differently. They raised me in an open-minded, liberal environment."
- Tom Ford
(Related: Environment, Liberal, Open, Parents)

"Life consists not simply in what heredity and environment do to us but in what we make out of what they do to us."
- Harry Emerson Fosdick
(Related: Life, Environment, Heredity)

"Sun's role in the grand scheme of development is to work on the runtime environment and the APIs. The tools we produce are much more for systems programmers, not enterprise developers."
- John Fowler
(Related: Work, Development, Environment, Sun, Tools)

"I also focus on Bush and his administration - who do a lot of lying - and how a right-wing media has allowed them to get away with a lot of stuff that, in a different media environment, they probably wouldn't be able to get away with."
- Al Franken
(Related: Environment, Focus, Lying, Media, Right)

"I don't see this planet being... they're talking about how they're turning around the environmental problems here, but I think it's already too late."
- Ace Frehley
(Related: Environmental, Being, Problems, Talking)

"I think it is the weak and the young and the minorities that you need to look after to get a healthy creative environment - to get a lot of choices, a lot of different styles of music, a lot experimental stuff that everyone else feeds off."
- Peter Gabriel
(Related: Music, Choices, Environment)

"I align myself with almost all researchers in assuming that anything we do is a composite of whatever genetic limitations were given to us by our parents and whatever kinds of environmental opportunities are available."
- Howard Gardner
(Related: Environmental, Limitations, Parents)

"There was never going to be a right time for a band that was still recording and had health in its environment, had made a very good record and was playing well."
- Peter Garrett
(Related: Health, Time, Environment, Right)

"I also assume that they are not simply the physical properties of things as now conceived by physical science. Instead, they are ecological, in the sense that they are properties of the environment relative to an animal."
- James J. Gibson
(Related: Science, Environment, Now, Sense)

"Human inertia makes the everyday environment, the furniture, as it were, appear to be a given."
- Todd Gitlin
(Related: Environment)

"If we talk about the environment, for example, we have to talk about environmental racism - about the fact that kids in South Central Los Angeles have a third of the lung capacity of kids in Santa Monica."
- Danny Glover
(Related: Environmental, Example, Fact, Kids, Racism, Talk)

"If we look at Houston, which is a very environmentally toxic place, we find that it has one of the highest levels of young men going to prison and also among the highest levels of illiteracy in the country."
- Danny Glover
(Related: Men, Country, Houston, Prison)

"In my almost ten years in the House of Representatives, I have voted consistently to allow companies to drill for oil and natural gas in environmentally friendly ways."
- Virgil Goode
(Related: Oil, Years)

"I took the initiative in moving forward a whole range of initiatives that have proven to be important to our country's economic growth, environmental protection, improvements in our educational system."
- Al Gore
(Related: Environmental, Growth, Country, Protection)

"As president, I will bring all the parties and stakeholders together. I am going to come up with a solution that respects the environment and does not cause an upheaval in the economy."
- Al Gore
(Related: Cause, Economy, Environment, President, Solution, Will)

"A lot of fun stuff happens when you go out on a bike compared to when you're in a car. You're more in the environment. It's enjoyable. Even when It's raining It's still fun."
- Stone Gossard
(Related: Car, Environment, Fun)

"Research has shown that a barren environment is much more damaging to baby animals than it is to adult animals. It does not hurt the adult animals the same way it damages babies."
- Temple Grandin
(Related: Animals, Babies, Baby, Environment, Hurt, Research)

"As you may know, some of the stereotyped behaviors exhibited by autistic children are also found in zoo animals who are raised in a barren environment."
- Temple Grandin
(Related: Animals, Children, Environment, May)

"With respect to the environment in our state and our state's future - in addition to water which is very important here - I think it is crucial for him to make a sincere commitment to energy efficiency, fuel efficiency, by helping us to produce those cars of the future."
- Jennifer Granholm
(Related: Commitment, Efficiency, Energy, Environment, Future, Respect, State, Water)

"I have not made any suggestions about climate change. This is more about blending or shifting the conversation about the environment versus the economy. It's just such an old, outdated conversation."
- Jennifer Granholm
(Related: Change, Climate, Climate change, Conversation, Economy, Environment, Old)

"The whole purpose was to say that it doesn't have to be a zero sum. It's not the environment or jobs. You can have both. You can help the auto industry achieve that if you have investment in plants."
- Jennifer Granholm
(Related: Purpose, Environment, Help, Investment, Jobs, Plants)

"Well, you know I have an office, my film offices. So I know that syndrome. I fancy offices, so there must be something wrong with me. Even the window cleaner intrigues me. It's a very sexy environment."
- Hugh Grant
(Related: Environment, Fancy, Film, Office, Wrong)

"The magic can happen in a studio. Special things can happen in a recording studio, even though it may seem like a clinical environment from the outside looking in."
- Benny Green
(Related: Environment, Magic, May)

"It's just like any relationship, the more contained the environment, the more the good stuff appears and the more the bad stuff will reveal itself."
- Bruce Greenwood
(Related: Environment, Will)

"With a contained environment, there is the promise of friction. And that is where the drama comes from."
- Bruce Greenwood
(Related: Drama, Environment, Promise)

"Perhaps catastrophe is the natural human environment, and even though we spend a good deal of energy trying to get away from it, we are programmed for survival amid catastrophe."
- Germaine Greer
(Related: Survival, Energy, Environment, Trying)

"I've always been a strong supporter of environmental protection and initiatives in that area. But I'm willing to set priorities. If we have to make reductions in one place, we'll have to-in order to increase another place, I'm willing to do that."
- Judd Gregg
(Related: Environmental, Order, Priorities, Protection)

"It's been said that government doesn't create jobs, business does. For the most part, this is true. But government creates the environment in which businesses can excel and expand."
- Christine Gregoire
(Related: Business, Government, Environment, Jobs)

"I've always been the only girl in those environments. It's comfortable for me - I prefer it, actually."
- Lisa Guerrero
"In hard-core science fiction in which characters are responding to a change in environment, caused by nature or the universe or technology, what readers want to see is how people cope, and so the character are present to cope, or fail to cope."
- James Gunn
(Related: Change, Nature, Science, Technology, People, Character, Environment, Fiction, Present, Universe, Want)

"Our role is to develop techniques that allow us to provide emergency life-saving procedures to injured patients in an extreme, remote environment without the presence of a physician."
- Chris Hadfield
(Related: Life, Environment, Extreme)

"We do not know, in most cases, how far social failure and success are due to heredity, and how far to environment. But environment is the easier of the two to improve."
- John B. S. Haldane
(Related: Success, Failure, Environment, Heredity)

"Man is largely a creature of habit, and many of his activities are more or less automatic reflexes from the stimuli of his environment."
- G. Stanley Hall
(Related: Habit, Environment, Man)

"We are eternally linked not just to each other but our environment."
- Herbie Hancock
(Related: Environment)

"Words are chameleons, which reflect the color of their environment."
- Learned Hand
(Related: Environment, Words)

"And I know that the younger generation is doing things that are so ingenious. And for them it's not a matter of a political belief or an environmental stance. It's really just common sense."
- Daryl Hannah
(Related: Environmental, Belief, Common sense)

"Moreover, the practical recommendations deduced from ecological principles threaten the vested interests of commerce; it is hardly surprising that the financial and political power created by these investments should be used sometimes to suppress environmental impact studies."
- Garrett Hardin
(Related: Environmental, Power, Financial, Commerce, Principles)

"Why are ecologists and environmentalists so feared and hated? This is because in part what they have to say is new to the general public, and the new is always alarming."
- Garrett Hardin
(Related: Public)

"When I was in the seventh grade I did a report about the environment and the loss of species. It was supposed to be only a few pages, but ended up being nearly 50."
- Woody Harrelson
(Related: Being, Environment, Loss)

"I think an old style of addressing environmental problems is ebbing, but the rise of the so-called conservative, political movement in this country is not a trend towards the future but a reaction to this very broad shift that we are undergoing."
- Paul Hawken
(Related: Environmental, Conservative, Country, Future, Old, Problems, Style)

"He will therefore have to use what knowledge he can achieve, not to shape the results as the craftsman shapes his handiwork, but rather to cultivate a growth by providing the appropriate environment, in the manner in which the gardener does this for his plants."
- Friedrich August von Hayek
(Related: Knowledge, Growth, Environment, Plants, Results, Will)

"Home life is a foreign environment for most guys. So it's natural to show them being idiots at home."
- Patricia Heaton
(Related: Home, Life, Being, Environment, Idiots)

"Keep your feet on the ground, but let your heart soar as high as it will. Refuse to be average or to surrender to the chill of your spiritual environment."
- Arthur Helps
(Related: Heart, Environment, Feet, Spiritual, Surrender, Will)

"It's important to determine which surroundings work best for you, and then build that environment to suit your needs."
- Marilu Henner
(Related: Work, Environment, Needs)

"Everyone thrives most in his or her own unique environment."
- Marilu Henner
(Related: Environment)

"I suspect that a substantial fraction of human problems in the world today, not just cults, result from the mismatch between the current environment and the environment in which we evolved."
- Keith Henson
(Related: Environment, Problems, Result, Today, World)

"High status males had multiple wives or additional mating opportunities in the ancestral environment."
- Keith Henson
(Related: Environment, Wives)

"Men and women want to do a good job, and if they are provided the proper environment, they will do so."
- William Reddington Hewlett
(Related: Men, Women, Environment, Job, Want, Will)

"I assume we will have figured out a way to efficiently utilize solar energy and tied that to an efficient way to use nuclear energy in such a way that it doesn't pose a serious environmental issue."
- John Hickenlooper
(Related: Environmental, Energy, Will)

"I don't like going to the gym because I don't like being with people I don't know in that intense environment."
- Utada Hikaru
(Related: People, Being, Environment)

"We begin to see, therefore, the importance of selecting our environment with the greatest of care, because environment is the mental feeding ground out of which the food that goes into our minds is extracted."
- Napoleon Hill
(Related: Food, Care, Environment, Importance)

"For over 15 years, through the clean coal programs of the Department of Energy, the Federal Government has been a solid partner, working jointly with private companies and the states to develop and demonstrate a new generation of environmentally clean technology using coal."
- Tim Holden
(Related: Government, Technology, Energy, states, Years)

"I think we have grave problems. I am very much concerned about environmental questions, even though in Finnish society, we are not facing the most urgent problems."
- Harri Holkeri
(Related: Environmental, Society, Grave, Problems, Questions)

"Each environment has its own signature. Sound tells a story: You make choices about what you're hearing, where to look, how you want to feel about what's going on."
- Stephen Hopkins
(Related: Choices, Environment, Hearing, Sound, Want)

"It seems to me that many writers, by virtue of environments of culture, art and education, slip into writing because of their environments."
- Robert E. Howard
(Related: Art, Education, Virtue, Culture, Writers, Writing)

"I became a writer in spite of my environments."
- Robert E. Howard
(Related: Writer)

"But the idea of a man making his living by writing seemed, in that hardy environment, so fantastic that even today I am sometimes myself assailed by a feeling of unreality."
- Robert E. Howard
(Related: Idea, Environment, Feeling, Living, Man, Today, Writing)

"I view my role more as trying to set up an environment where the personalities, creativity and individuality of all the different employees come out and can shine."
- Tony Hsieh
(Related: Creativity, Employees, Environment, Individuality, Trying)

"For me, my role is about unleashing what people already have inside them that is maybe suppressed in most work environments."
- Tony Hsieh
(Related: Work, People)

"We improved the environment in which our children live, learn and play by decreasing crime and clamping down on abuse and violence in the home and on the streets."
- Jane D. Hull
(Related: Home, Abuse, Children, Crime, Environment, Play, Violence)

"Despite Arizona's remarkable growth in recent years, we have met the current federal health standards for ozone pollution and the Environmental Protection Agency recently approved our dust control plan."
- Jane D. Hull
(Related: Environmental, Health, Control, Growth, Pollution, Protection, Remarkable, Years)

"This is a tough environment, and it's tough for everybody."
- Brit Hume
(Related: Environment)

"The outdoors, the beautiful environment, both in fresh and salt water. And the thing that concerns me is the amount of kids that stand on street corners, or go into pinball parlours, and call it recreation."
- Rex Hunt
(Related: Environment, Kids, Recreation, Water)

"From first to last the civilization of America has been bound up with its physical environment."
- Ellsworth Huntington
(Related: Civilization, America, Environment, First)

"For the source of any characteristic so widespread and uniform as this adaptation to environment we must go back to the very beginning of the human race."
- Ellsworth Huntington
(Related: Beginning, Environment, Race)

"History in its broadest aspect is a record of man's migrations from one environment to another."
- Ellsworth Huntington
(Related: History, Environment, Man)

"So that we focus not on competing visions for Europe but on what Europe can do to improve economic growth, to give us a cleaner environment, to create more jobs, to make us more secure."
- John Hutton
(Related: Growth, Environment, Europe, Focus, Jobs, Visions)

"We like the size of the company today given the environment and have no plans to split it up and make it smaller."
- Robert Iger
(Related: Company, Environment, Today)

"Healthy people are those who live in healthy homes on a healthy diet; in an environment equally fit for birth, growth work, healing, and dying... Healthy people need no bureaucratic interference to mate, give birth, share the human condition and die."
- Ivan Illich
(Related: Diet, Work, People, Growth, Dying, Environment, Healing)

"I reflect back 35 years ago, and look how far we have come in America with our environmental policy to improve the conditions of our air and water, and we have had some real successes."
- Jay Inslee
(Related: Environmental, Policy, America, Water, Years)

"We had some major successes and we did so because the country embraced the spirit of Earth Day and embraced this concept that we have to have forward-looking, visionary environmental policy and energy policy in this country."
- Jay Inslee
(Related: Environmental, Policy, Country, Day, Earth, Energy, Spirit)

"Inductive reason, which alone makes man master of his environment, is an achievement; and when once born it must be reinforced by inhibiting the growth of other modes of knowledge."
- Muhammed Iqbal
(Related: Knowledge, Achievement, Growth, Environment, Man, Reason)

"The ultimate purpose of religious life is to make this evolution move in a direction far more important to the destiny of the ego than the moral health of the social fabric which forms his present environment."
- Muhammed Iqbal
(Related: Health, Life, Purpose, Destiny, Direction, Ego, Environment, Evolution, Present, Religious)

"We're going to create a portable handheld environment, and you should expect the same things you've always expected from Playstation - a great quality product, versatility, great value to the consumer."
- Ian Jackson
(Related: Quality, Environment, Value)

"I think it's going to deliver on the promises we've said it's going to and it is going to be the most successful product ever to come into the handheld environment, and it just happens to have a number of different functions."
- Ian Jackson
(Related: Successful, Environment, Promises)

"I know they are all environmentalists. I heard a lot of my speeches recycled."
- Jesse Jackson
"I have no idea how to become successful in children's tv programming today other than to say that whereever you find that rare animal being pursued, insert yourself into its environment; get in the door in any position and work from within."
- William Jackson
(Related: Work, Idea, Successful, Being, Children, Environment, Programming, Today)

"Now, the downside to conservation is that so much is done for the public, which almost always mars the environment that one wanted to conserve."
- Arne Jacobsen
(Related: Conservation, Environment, Now, Public)

"I wanted to improve the suburban office building; to create a great urban space in a suburban environment with all that implies about interaction, collaboration and creativity."
- Helmut Jahn
(Related: Creativity, Building, Collaboration, Environment, Office, Space)

"I think the younger generation, the people poised to dominate the workforce, are more socially conscious. They are more demanding in terms of environment and how that environment contributes to their life."
- Helmut Jahn
(Related: Life, People, Environment)

"We want our buildings to work like a machine that will create a pleasurable environment."
- Helmut Jahn
(Related: Work, Environment, Machine, Want, Will)

"Why should we think upon things that are lovely? Because thinking determines life. It is a common habit to blame life upon the environment. Environment modifies life but does not govern life. The soul is stronger than its surroundings."
- William James
(Related: Life, Soul, Habit, Blame, Environment, Thinking)

"This Bush administration has a growing credibility gap, maybe even a credibility chasm, on environmental policy. The President has lost the trust of the American people when it comes to the environment."
- Jim Jeffords
(Related: Environmental, Trust, People, Policy, American, Credibility, President)

"Since the day he came into office, President Bush has worked to gut more than 34 years of hard work by weakening many of our Nation's standing environmental laws, some of which were signed into law by his father."
- Jim Jeffords
(Related: Environmental, Work, Father, Day, Hard work, Law, Laws, Nation, Office, President, Years)

"Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected."
- Steve Jobs
(Related: Quality, People, Environment, Excellence)

"I believe it is important for people to create a healthy mental environment in which to accomplish daily tasks."
- Darren L. Johnson
(Related: People, Environment)

"We live within two environments: one is physical and surrounds us; the other is mental and is inside of us. Both can be designed to support your success."
- Darren L. Johnson
(Related: Success, Support)

"House passage is good news for the Northwest corner and our environment."
- Nancy L. Johnson
(Related: Environment, News)

"It's the opposite journey from what I've usually done with films. I find it very easy to go from, say, a lit, pleasurable environment, like what you see outside there, to a very dark place. But the opposite journey, which is what this movie takes, is much more complicated."
- Neil Jordan
(Related: Environment, Journey)

"Initially with The Butcher Boy, there was this kid growing up in this strange, weird environment that I remember from when I was a kid. And Patrick's vision was so complete there."
- Neil Jordan
(Related: Vision, Environment, Growing up)

"People say that to me and I think what unites all my characters is that they are hurt; it's most accurate to say I play characters that are hurt but are responding to their environment."
- Ashley Judd
(Related: People, Environment, Hurt, Play)

"I think some of the things I deal with Hopper probably has dealt with also, since it's somewhat the same environment and I have pretty strong reactions to what this country looks like. It looks pretty dull and spare, and you like this and dislike it and it's very complicated."
- Donald Judd
(Related: Country, Environment, Pretty)

"But I think you have to - whatever the environment looks like, it does enter into people's art work one way or another; it's very remote or it isn't. It's remote in my work but it has to have a certain degree of ordinariness."
- Donald Judd
(Related: Art, Work, People, Environment)

"I even smoke in bed. Imagine smoking a cigar in bed, reading a book. Next to your bed, there's a cigar table with a special cigar ashtray, and your wife is reading a book on how to save the environment."
- Raul Julia
(Related: Wife, Bed, Environment, Reading, Smoking)

"Military police know what to do, they know the Geneva Conventions, and their objective is to provide a safe, secure, fair environment for prisoners under their control."
- Janis Karpinski
(Related: Control, Environment, Military, Police)

"If we intend to provide a better life, and a better world, for future generations, we can't ignore the quality of the environment we leave them."
- John Kasich
(Related: Life, Quality, Environment, Future, Generations, World)

"The sterile, arid environment created by truly jarring and discordant signage and gargantuan billboards is a turnoff."
- Jonathan Katz
(Related: Environment)

"The organization and the environment are in concert."
- Kevin Kelly
(Related: Environment)

"The current understanding was that it was impossible to predict how something would evolve because it was a very turbulent environment full of things interacting with each other."
- Kevin Kelly
(Related: Environment, Understanding)

"The most certain thing you can say about the environment tomorrow is that it probably is going to be just like today, for the most part."
- Kevin Kelly
(Related: Environment, Today, Tomorrow)

"When a system is in turbulence, the turbulence is not just out there in the environment, but is a part of the organization or organism that you are looking at."
- Kevin Kelly
(Related: Environment)

"The most interesting thing about change in the environment is that for the most part the environment isn't changing."
- Kevin Kelly
(Related: Change, Environment)

"An organization's reason for being, like that of any organism, is to help the parts that are in relationship to each other, to be able to deal with change in the environment."
- Kevin Kelly
(Related: Change, Being, Environment, Help, Reason)

"Basins of attraction, of self organization, show up as well in our complex social environment, in human organizations. Here again, while we cannot predict the result of any given input, we can say that it will likely fall within one of several areas."
- Kevin Kelly
(Related: Environment, Result, Self, Will)

"Each organism's environment, for the most part, consists of other organisms."
- Kevin Kelly
(Related: Environment)

"Each system is trying to anticipate change in the environment."
- Kevin Kelly
(Related: Change, Environment, Trying)

"In a broad systems sense, an organism's environment is indistinguishable from the organism itself."
- Kevin Kelly
(Related: Environment, Sense)

"But in a turbulent environment the change is so widespread that it just routes around any kind of central authority. So it is best to manage the bottom-up change rather than try to institute it from the top down."
- Kevin Kelly
(Related: Change, Authority, Environment)

"My efforts in Congress are guided by the belief that environmental preservation and restoration are a critical part of the legacy we leave to future generations."
- Sue Kelly
(Related: Environmental, Belief, Congress, Future, Generations)

"The destruction of our environment and resources cannot be stemmed unless the growth of the world's population is stemmed and ultimately reduced."
- Henry W. Kendall
(Related: Growth, Destruction, Environment, Population, World)

"We must conserve our environment and pass it on to our children in as good or better condition than it was passed to us."
- Mark Kennedy
(Related: Children, Environment)

"We did that with people like Chris Rock, Woody Harrelson, and the environmentalist Julia Butterfly Hill."
- Anthony Kiedis
(Related: People)

"I mean, I really don't want the federal government to be determining whether or not a person who feels certain ways about the environment or about animals or about certain religious issues should be considered an extremist. That to me is a type of thought control, mind control, which is very dangerous."
- Peter King
(Related: Government, Thought, Control, Animals, Environment, Mind, Religious, Want)

"I want to rid the country of corruption and return our economic environment."
- Nestor Kirchner
(Related: Corruption, Country, Environment, Want)

"Nevertheless, there is another threat on the horizon. I see this threat in environmentalism which is becoming a new dominant ideology, if not a religion. Its main weapon is raising the alarm and predicting the human life endangering climate change based on man-made global warming."
- Vaclav Klaus
(Related: Change, Life, Religion, Climate, Climate change, Global warming, Ideology, Man)

"More and more surveys in the US are indicating a change in values taking place among consumers, who become more concerned about quality of life, food, health and the environment."
- David Korten
(Related: Change, Health, Food, Life, Quality, Values, Environment)

"A healthy environment is essential to a livable Oregon and a strong economy."
- Ted Kulongoski
(Related: Economy, Environment)

"The cast gets along pretty well, it's a good work environment. I hang out a lot with Brett Claywell, he plays Tim Smith on the show. We play plenty of basketball."
- James Lafferty
(Related: Work, Basketball, Environment, Play, Pretty)

"I believe in nurturing creativity and offering a haven for creators, enabling them to develop their ideas to the fullest. With more and more talented creators being drawn to Cirque in an environment that fulfills them, these are ideal to continue developing great new shows."
- Guy Laliberte
(Related: Ideas, Creativity, Being, Environment)

"Neither does man have gills for living in a water environment; yet it is not sinful to explore the depths of the oceans in search of food or other blessings."
- Walter Lang
(Related: Food, Blessings, Environment, Living, Man, Oceans, Water)

"Thus, races arose from an original coding which God pulled out as needed for adaptation to the environment."
- Walter Lang
(Related: God, Environment)

"A stable Iraq at peace with its neighbors will remain elusive until we improve both the security and the economic environment in Iraq."
- Tom Lantos
(Related: Peace, Environment, Iraq, Neighbors, Security, Will)

"Environmentalism opposes reckless innovation and makes conservation the central order of business."
- Christopher Lasch
(Related: Business, Conservation, Innovation, Order)

"Instead of taking environmentalism away from the left, conservatives condemn it as a counsel of doom."
- Christopher Lasch
"The atmosphere defines the environment of sound."
- Bill Laswell
(Related: Environment, Sound)

"Freedom was conditioned by man's physical body, heredity, and environment."
- Kenneth Scott Latourette
(Related: Body, Environment, Freedom, Heredity, Man)

"The business of art is to reveal the relation between man and his environment."
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Related: Art, Business, Environment, Man)

"I have suggested that scientific progress requires a favorable environment."
- Ernest Lawrence
(Related: Progress, Environment)

"We grew up in a very creative environment and were exposed to the arts at a very young age, so it's not a surprise that all of us are in some form of the arts."
- Spike Lee
(Related: Age, Environment)

"My lens of choice was always the 35 mm. It was more environmental. You can't come in closer with the 35 mm."
- Annie Leibovitz
(Related: Environmental, Choice)

"I mean, there was a portion, of course, that I think, when I look back now, that there was a portion of what attracted me must have been the awe of him being a powerful man in this environment, not to take away from who he is as a real person."
- Monica Lewinsky
(Related: Being, Environment, Man, Now)

"Traditionally the great men of our country have sprung from poor environments; that being so, it would appear we have long suffered from a severe lack of poverty."
- Gerald F. Lieberman
(Related: Men, Being, Country, Poor, Poverty)

"Global markets must be balanced by global values such as respect for human rights and international law, democracy, security and sustainable economic and environmental development."
- Anna Lindh
(Related: Environmental, Development, Values, Democracy, Rights, Human rights, Law, Respect, Security)

"Yet, despite our many advances, our environment is still threatened by a range of problems, including global climate change, energy dependence on unsustainable fossil fuels, and loss of biodiversity."
- Dan Lipinski
(Related: Change, Climate, Climate change, Dependence, Energy, Environment, Loss, Problems)

"The environmental benefits of hydrogen are also outstanding. When used as an energy source, hydrogen produces no emissions besides water. Zero polluting emissions, an amazing advance over the current sources of energy that we use."
- Dan Lipinski
(Related: Environmental, Benefits, Energy, Water)

"By cutting critical domestic programs such as education, health, environmental protection, and veterans' services, this budget reveals misplaced priorities."
- Dan Lipinski
(Related: Environmental, Education, Health, Priorities, Protection, Veterans)

"Hydrogen holds great promise to meet many of our future energy needs, and it addresses national security and our environmental concerns. Hydrogen is the simplest, most abundant element in the universe."
- Dan Lipinski
(Related: Environmental, Energy, Future, National security, Needs, Promise, Universe)

"There needs to be radical development in equality law to create the environment to allow women to stay in work."
- Ken Livingstone
(Related: Equality, Women, Work, Development, Environment, Law, Needs, Radical)

"When a business group tells us there is nothing wrong with the environment, naturally they may have good arguments, but we are also sceptical, because we know that they have an interest in these things."
- Bjorn Lomborg
(Related: Business, Arguments, Environment, Interest, May, Nothing, Wrong)

"Evolution is a tightly coupled dance, with life and the material environment as partners. From the dance emerges the entity Gaia."
- James Lovelock
(Related: Life, Dance, Environment, Evolution)

"Nature favors those organisms which leave the environment in better shape for their progeny to survive."
- James Lovelock
(Related: Nature, Environment, Favors)

"When I was on that boat, I realized the only way I would feel creatively challenged was if I totally changed everything about my environment and put myself in a storm, in a sense."
- Josh Lucas
(Related: Environment, Sense)

"Ethanol is a premier, high performance fuel. It has tremendous environmental benefits and is a key component to energy independence for our country."
- Richard Lugar
(Related: Environmental, Performance, Benefits, Country, Energy, Independence, Key)

"The fundamental problem for Republicans when it comes to the environment is that whatever you say is viewed through the prism of suspicion."
- Frank Luntz
(Related: Environment, Republicans, Suspicion)

"Our state's beautiful natural environment is part of why we all love and live in New Hampshire. It is also one of our state's most important economic assets."
- John Lynch
(Related: Love, Environment, State)

"In a collaborative environment directors hire actors because they want their input, not just their bodies."
- Kelly Lynch
(Related: Actors, Environment, Want)

"We need to promote development that does not destroy our environment."
- Wangari Maathai
(Related: Development, Environment)

"In a few decades, the relationship between the environment, resources and conflict may seem almost as obvious as the connection we see today between human rights, democracy and peace."
- Wangari Maathai
(Related: Peace, Conflict, Connection, Democracy, Environment, Rights, Human rights, May, Obvious, Today)

"I am working to make sure we don't only protect the environment, we also improve governance."
- Wangari Maathai
(Related: Environment)

"We are very fond of blaming the poor for destroying the environment. But often it is the powerful, including governments, that are responsible."
- Wangari Maathai
(Related: Environment, Poor)

"I think the human body is beautiful, and I don't really have a huge problem in dealing with it, but it's the context, the environment and what I feel about it that that makes the difference for me."
- Andie MacDowell
(Related: Body, Difference, Environment)

"The underlying message of the Lancet article is that if you want to understand aggressive behaviour in children, look to the social and emotional environment in which they are growing up, and the values they bring to the viewing experience."
- Hugh Mackay
(Related: Experience, Values, Children, Environment, Growing up, Want)

"Watching baseball under the lights is like observing dogs indoors, at a pedigree show. In both instances, the environment is too controlled to suit the species."
- Melvin Maddocks
(Related: Baseball, Dogs, Environment)

"We are built to conquer environment, solve problems, achieve goals, and we find no real satisfaction or happiness in life without obstacles to conquer and goals to achieve."
- Maxwell Maltz
(Related: Happiness, Life, Goals, Environment, Obstacles, Problems, Satisfaction)

"We cannot but feel uneasy about the losses caused by humanity themselves. Apart from the losses of life and property in destructive wars, the environment and natural resources are also being destroyed by human hands."
- Nong Duc Manh
(Related: Life, Being, Environment, Humanity, Property)

"The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself. It is not in your environment; it is not in luck or chance, or the help of others; it is in yourself alone."
- Orison Swett Marden
(Related: Opportunity, Chance, Environment, Help, Luck)

"We make the world we live in and shape our own environment."
- Orison Swett Marden
(Related: Environment, World)

"Your outlook upon life, your estimate of yourself, your estimate of your value are largely colored by your environment. Your whole career will be modified, shaped, molded by your surroundings, by the character of the people with whom you come in contact every day."
- Orison Swett Marden
(Related: Life, People, Character, Career, Day, Environment, Value, Will)

"A strong, successful man is not the victim of his environment. He creates favorable conditions. His own inherent force and energy compel things to turn out as he desires."
- Orison Swett Marden
(Related: Successful, Energy, Environment, Force, Man)

"But I absolutely believe that architecture is a social activity that has to do with some sort of communication or places of interaction, and that to change the environment is to change behaviour."
- Thom Mayne
(Related: Architecture, Change, Communication, Environment)

"Living in an entirely different physical as well as biotic environment, such a population would have unique opportunities to enter new niches and to select novel adaptive pathways."
- Ernst Mayr
(Related: Environment, Living, Population)

"If operating in a network environment, do not place public domain or shareware programs in a common file-server directory that could be accessible to any other PC on the network."
- John McAfee
(Related: Environment, Network, Public)

"And the people who live in the southern part of my state do not have a secure environment. To wit, there are signs that the government put up that say, 'Warning. You are in a drug smuggling area and a human smuggling area.'"
- John McCain
(Related: Government, People, Environment, State, Wit)

"We were environmentalists of the Teddy Roosevelt theory. We believed in separation of church and state. We believed in the independence of the Supreme Court not being subject to politicians."
- Pete McCloskey
(Related: Church, Being, Court, Independence, Politicians, Separation, State, Theory)

"The result was, when Congress convened in January 1971, everyone was now an environmentalist. They had seen a new force, college students, who favored the environment."
- Pete McCloskey
(Related: College, Congress, Environment, Force, Now, Result, Students)

"Well, perhaps the greatest achievement, and we didn't know it at the time, was we held an Earth Day in 1970, and out of that Earth Day a lot of students got involved in saving the environment, or trying to."
- Pete McCloskey
(Related: Time, Achievement, Day, Earth, Environment, Students, Trying)

"We have been endowed with the capacity and the power to create desirable pictures within and to find them automatically in the outer world of our environment."
- John McDonald
(Related: Power, Environment, World)

"Outside of the chair, the teapot is the most ubiquitous and important design element in the domestic environment and almost everyone who has tackled the world of design has ended up designing one."
- David McFadden
(Related: Design, Environment, World)

"My hope is that we continue to do an even better job in terms of our nation's energy policy, so that we may even further reduce our reliance on foreign sources of oil and take better care of our environment in the process."
- John M. McHugh
(Related: Policy, Hope, Care, Energy, Environment, Job, May, Nation, Oil)

"Aquatic invasive species are destroying the environment, damaging fisheries, and costing American taxpayers billions of dollars annually."
- John M. McHugh
(Related: American, Environment)

"Advertising is an environmental striptease for a world of abundance."
- Marshall McLuhan
(Related: Environmental, Abundance, Advertising, World)

"The spoken word was the first technology by which man was able to let go of his environment in order to grasp it in a new way."
- Marshall McLuhan
(Related: Technology, Environment, First, Man, Order, Word)

"We won't have a society if we destroy the environment."
- Margaret Mead
(Related: Society, Environment)

"Machines built by human beings they will function correctly if we provide them with a very specific environment. But if that environment is changed, they won't function at all."
- Ralph Merkle
(Related: Environment, Machines, Will)

"As in any technological revolution, there will be winners and losers. On balance, everyone will come out ahead, although there will be particular companies that will not be able to cope with a new environment."
- Ralph Merkle
(Related: Balance, Environment, Revolution, Will)

"The heart of our relationship, this natural environment that has blessed us really all along the west coast of North America, on both sides of the border we've realized that this incredible natural wealth comes with a price."
- Dan Miller
(Related: Heart, Wealth, America, Environment)

"You can't have virtue without sin. What I'm after is having my characters' virtues defined by how they operate in a very sinful environment. That's how you test people."
- Frank Miller
(Related: People, Virtue, Environment, Sin)

"A variety of factors contribute to the price of gasoline in the United States. These factors include worldwide supply, demand and competition for crude oil, taxes, regional differences in access to gasoline supplies and environmental regulations."
- Gary Miller
(Related: Environmental, Competition, Oil, states, Taxes, United, Variety)

"My father influenced by his very life, his very example and the environment that I was brought up in. But, he did not encourage or discourage any of us. He let us make up our own minds."
- Juliet Mills
(Related: Life, Father, Environment, Example)

"We are also fortunate in being in quite a sheltered environment, in terms of people moving on to do other things, because there are relatively few companies in Scotland that are looking for the skill set that we've developed."
- David Milne
(Related: People, Being, Environment, Scotland, Skill)

"People tend to work in teams, in a collaborative way, in an informal network. If you create an environment like that, it's much more effective and much more efficient."
- Jim Mitchell
(Related: Work, People, Environment, Network)

"I think part of that is to create an environment where it's like real life, where you don't really know what's going to happen to you in a certain scene."
- Radha Mitchell
(Related: Life, Environment)

"There's a hell of a lot of freedom in this rock and roll circus... it's where all the freaks go - it's the environment for me."
- Brian Molko
(Related: Environment, Freedom, Hell)

"When elected officials abandon our environment and ruin our natural resources, public health is endangered. I know the importance of providing a clean environment for our children; I have attended more than one funeral for a child who has died from an asthma attack."
- Gwen Moore
(Related: Health, Children, Environment, Importance, Public, Ruin)

"When I got to filmmaking, the most democratic of environments where anybody could say anything, those were the best environments, but what you don't want to assume is that you know what the audience is thinking."
- Rick Moranis
(Related: Thinking, Want)

"I'm doing my work in an environment that's ultimately about dollars and cents."
- Marguerite Moreau
(Related: Work, Environment)

"White males are the most responsible for the destruction of human life and environment on the planet today."
- Robin Morgan
(Related: Life, Destruction, Environment, Today)

"It is my strong hope that an environment will be created in which both of our countries can cooperate for the realization of a world without nuclear weapons."
- Yoshiro Mori
(Related: Hope, Countries, Environment, Weapons, Will, World)

"I was born and raised in the oldest settled part of the nation and in an environment in which racism was officially mooted."
- Constance Baker Motley
(Related: Environment, Nation, Racism)

"We decided that the environment was an integral part of our policies and the political thrust of our government. We gave it the priority and we sustained it with the money required to make it happen."
- Brian Mulroney
(Related: Money, Government, Environment)

"When I appointed the Minister of the Environment to major cabinet status, the Planning and Priorities committee, the signals that that sent through Ottawa were major, because that's what the bureaucracy understands."
- Brian Mulroney
(Related: Bureaucracy, Committee, Environment, Planning, Priorities)

"We created the Cabinet Committee on the Environment to review the environmental implications of all government initiatives. I think what made us successful was the fact that it was a sustained approach. We did something new every year."
- Brian Mulroney
(Related: Environmental, Government, Successful, Committee, Fact)

"So that was Reagan's political problem. As a rancher in California, he was an environmentalist himself. But the President of the United States doesn't control everything that happens in Washington."
- Brian Mulroney
(Related: Control, President, states, United, Washington)

"I can see now a vision emerging how Canada is going to profit in the future from our Arctic resources without destroying the environment on which it is all based."
- Brian Mulroney
(Related: Vision, Canada, Environment, Future, Now, Profit)

"I think the government has to reposition environment on top of their national and international priorities."
- Brian Mulroney
(Related: Government, Environment, Priorities)

"I would go to them and I would explain this is the price of going forward. We're going to move ahead in all these other areas. We're moving ahead in tax reform and GST, we are moving ahead on trade, but this will not be done at the cost of the environment."
- Brian Mulroney
(Related: Environment, Tax, Reform, Trade, Will)

"The vast material displacements the machine has made in our physical environment are perhaps in the long run less important than its spiritual contributions to our culture."
- Lewis Mumford
(Related: Culture, Environment, Machine, Spiritual)

"I firmly believe that we can have a healthy environment and a sustainable timber industry."
- Frank Murkowski
(Related: Environment)

"One of Alaska's strengths is our pioneer role in environmentally sensitive development."
- Frank Murkowski
(Related: Development)

"Pushing production out of America to nations without our environmental standards increases global environmental risks."
- Frank Murkowski
(Related: Environmental, America, Nations, Production)

"It's obvious that if you're going to play a character you need to amass information about that person and about their environment or their era that they're in and use as little or as much as necessary."
- Cillian Murphy
(Related: Character, Environment, Information, Obvious, Play)

"Since this was the first and only series I had ever produced, I was unaware of what the "Normal" environment was for a studio. I tried to run it as I did in my SF studio."
- Joe Murray
(Related: Environment, First)

"Poetry is its own medium; it's very different than writing prose. Poetry can talk in an imagistic sense, it has particular ways of catching an environment."
- Story Musgrave
(Related: Poetry, Environment, Prose, Sense, Talk, Writing)

"One of the best kept secrets in America is that people are aching to make a commitment, if they only had the freedom and environment in which to do so."
- John Naisbitt
(Related: People, America, Commitment, Environment, Freedom, Secrets)

"It's a sad day when a cartoon is doing more and cares more and pays more attention to the environment than our president."
- Kathy Najimy
(Related: Attention, Day, Environment, President)

"It would be unwise to say the least, irresponsible of us at the TSA, at the Homeland Security Department not to evolve our technology to match the changing threat environment that we inhabit."
- Janet Napolitano
(Related: Technology, Environment, Security)

"Israel remains a foreign body in this large area, and it always proved that it is unable to coexist with this environment, because the, the scope of the massacres that it has committed does not permit it to coexist."
- Hassan Nasrallah
(Related: Body, Environment, Israel)

"Just by being out you're doing your part. It's like recycling. You're doing your part for the environment if you recycle; you're doing your part for the gay movement if you're out."
- Martina Navratilova
(Related: Being, Environment, Gay, Recycling)

"Franklin Roosevelt was very concerned about environmental issues."
- Gaylord Nelson
(Related: Environmental)

"The most important environmental issue is one that is rarely mentioned, and that is the lack of a conservation ethic in our culture."
- Gaylord Nelson
(Related: Environmental, Conservation, Culture)

"Loads of chemicals and hazardous wastes have been introduced into the atmosphere that didn't even exist in 1948. The environmental condition of the planet is far worse than it was 42 years ago."
- Gaylord Nelson
(Related: Environmental, Years)

"In the state of Wisconsin it's mandated that teachers in the social sciences and hard sciences have to start giving environmental education by the first grade, through high school."
- Gaylord Nelson
(Related: Education, Environmental, First, Giving, School, State, Teachers)

"If we continue to address the issue of the environment where we live as though we're the only species that lives here, we'll create a disaster for ourselves."
- Gaylord Nelson
(Related: Disaster, Environment)

"I'm involved with Recording Artists and Actors Against Drunk Driving. I'm also involved with most children's causes, because children can't help the environment they're in."
- Judd Nelson
(Related: Actors, Artists, Causes, Children, Driving, Environment, Help)

"Small businesses are the number one job creators in America. Therefore, it is important that the federal government creates an environment that helps them succeed, not one that sets them up to fail."
- Randy Neugebauer
(Related: Government, America, Environment, Job, Succeed)

"If somebody asked me about my inspiration I would say that it's not the peopleand it's not the things, it's travel and experiencing different environments."
- Marc Newson
(Related: Travel, Inspiration)

"The bottom line in my view is that America's mothers and fathers deserve to have confidence in law enforcement's ability to ensure that their children are being raised in the safest possible environment."
- Bob Ney
(Related: Ability, America, Being, Children, Confidence, Environment, Fathers, Law, Mothers)

"Our environment, the world in which we live and work, is a mirror of our attitudes and expectations."
- Earl Nightingale
(Related: Work, Environment, Expectations, World)

"I certainly don't live in a kosher home although I was raised in a kosher environment."
- Leonard Nimoy
(Related: Home, Environment)

"You arrive at a village, and in this calm environment, one starts to hear echo."
- Yannick Noah
(Related: Echo, Environment)

"Organized Christianity has always represented immortality as a sort of common heritage; but I never could see why spiritual life should not be conditioned on the same terms as all life, i. e., correspondence with environment."
- Albert J. Nock
(Related: Life, Christianity, Environment, Immortality, Spiritual)

"A big ethical question is what happens after people stop using the device. Does it degrade the environment? Could it have been designed so it would actually be good for the environment?"
- Donald Norman
(Related: People, Environment, Question)

"My wife and I now live in the summers in northern Michigan in an environment which is wonderfully conducive to research, and where most of my work in the last 15 years has been done."
- Douglass North
(Related: Work, Wife, Environment, Now, Research, Years)

"Why has it seemed that the only way to protect the environment is with heavy-handed government regulation?"
- Gale Norton
(Related: Government, Environment)

"Local innovation and initiative can help us better understand how to protect our environment."
- Gale Norton
(Related: Environment, Help, Innovation)

"I think today we recognize that economic activity needs to search for ways to protect the environment."
- Gale Norton
(Related: Environment, Needs, Today)

"I think the greatest challenge in environmentalism and the most rewarding challenge is trying to figure out how humans can meet their needs while protecting the environment."
- Gale Norton
(Related: Challenge, Environment, Needs, Trying)

"There are hundreds of millions of gun owners in this country, and not one of them will have an accident today. The only misuse of guns comes in environments where there are drugs, alcohol, bad parents, and undisciplined children. Period."
- Ted Nugent
(Related: Accident, Alcohol, Children, Country, Drugs, Parents, Today, Will)

"This possibility bothered me as I thought it was not advisable to remain in one academic environment, and the long dark winters in Edinburgh could be rather dismal."
- Paul Nurse
(Related: Thought, Possibility, Environment)

"In the absence of sound oversight,responsible businesses are forced to compete against unscrupulous and underhanded businesses, who are unencumbered by any restrictions on activities that might harm the environment, or take advantage of middle-class families, or threaten to bring down the entire financial system."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Financial, Absence, Environment, Harm, Sound)

"There are nuclear weapons in China, Iran, Korea and Pakistan. It wouldn't take much to send a couple of warheads off on this planet somewhere that would cause a lot of environmental damage, then if you have got someone who wants to retaliate you have real problems."
- Edward James Olmos
(Related: Environmental, Cause, Problems, Weapons)

"There are no environments where you're only going to win, because life just isn't like that."
- Bobby Orr
(Related: Life)

"As I have tried to show, science, in producing the airplane and the wireless, has created a new international political environment to which governments must adjust their foreign policies."
- John Boyd Orr
(Related: Science, Environment)

"I found for me that my safe place was work. I could control my environment. I became very fastidious and detailed, and wanted things a certain way."
- Marie Osmond
(Related: Work, Control, Environment)

"A changing environment will affect Alaska more than any other state, because of our location. I'm not one though who would attribute it to being man-made."
- Sarah Palin
(Related: Being, Environment, Man, State, Will)

"It's more than just high quality food for the family table; it's growing the food in a way that does not harm the environment. That gives me emotional well-being that is important to me."
- Robert Patterson
(Related: Family, Food, Quality, Environment, Harm)

"For me, going vegan was an ethical and environmental decision. I'm doing the right thing by the animals."
- Alexandra Paul
(Related: Environmental, Decision, Animals, Right)

"I had never been able to get a car that said how much I cared about the environment until I drove electric."
- Alexandra Paul
(Related: Car, Environment)

"If people have a basic understanding of right from wrong, possess a strong desire to better themselves and persist in there cause, they can break the chain of any negative environment."
- Dave Pelzer
(Related: People, Negative, Cause, Desire, Environment, Right, Understanding, Wrong)

"We found that the most exciting environments, that treated people very well, are also tough as nails. There is no bureaucratic mumbo-jumbo... excellent companies provide two things simultaneously: tough environments and very supportive environments."
- Tom Peters
(Related: People)

"Birds are indicators of the environment. If they are in trouble, we know we'll soon be in trouble."
- Roger Tory Peterson
(Related: Birds, Environment, Trouble)

"You're really creative when you're in an environment that you don't know how to handle. So collaborating was like that for me. I think that was one of the reasons why I knew I was gonna get a challenging reaction."
- Liz Phair
(Related: Environment)

"LA can be a very open and accepting creative environment. But it is important, because there is this odd separation here, it is important to make your kids mindful of other people and other people's plight."
- Ryan Phillippe
(Related: People, Environment, Kids, Open, Separation)

"Parents provide their children with genes as well as an environment, so the fact that talkative parents have kids with good language skills could simply mean that and that the same genes that make parents talkative make children articulate."
- Steven Pinker
(Related: Children, Environment, Fact, Kids, Language, Parents)

"So no, it's not all in the genes, but what isn't in the genes isn't in the family environment either. It can't be explained in terms of the overall personalities or the child-rearing practices of parents."
- Steven Pinker
(Related: Family, Environment, Parents)

"There's been progress toward seeing that nature and culture are not opposing terms, and that wilderness is not the only kind of landscape for environmentalists to concern themselves with."
- Michael Pollan
(Related: Nature, Progress, Concern, Culture, Wilderness)

"People in Slow Food understand that food is an environmental issue."
- Michael Pollan
(Related: Environmental, Food, People)

"Leaving England was a painful decision, and we still have some regrets about it. However, at that time, the research environment for theoretical chemistry was clearly better in the U.S."
- John Pople
(Related: Time, Decision, EnglEnvironment, Research)

"We must learn to understand humanity better so that we can create an environment that is more beneficial to people, more rewarding, more pleasant to experience."
- John Portman
(Related: Experience, People, Environment, Humanity)

"Architects in the past have tended to concentrate their attention on the building as a static object. I believe dynamics are more important: the dynamics of people, their interaction with spaces and environmental condition."
- John Portman
(Related: Environmental, People, Attention, Building, Past)

"Well, right now, I'm very fascinated with 1920s Berlin. I mean, probably the more interesting thing would be to go to the beginning of civilization or precivilization - like polytheistic times. It would be interesting to see what came before modern religion and culture - what circumstances created the environment or the need for it."
- Natalie Portman
(Related: Religion, Civilization, Beginning, Circumstances, Culture, Environment, Now, Right)

"Without individuals feeling safe and having an environment of safety, they then have reluctance of taking part in the city of being active. They wind up wanting to leave the city. That's more detrimental."
- Dick Powell
(Related: Being, Environment, Feeling, Safety, Wind)

"The comparison to the old world is something to get excited about. We have the potential for more choice and innovation, and a different regulatory environment that doesn't place as much weight on economic regulations of terms and conditions."
- Michael K. Powell
(Related: Choice, Environment, Innovation, Old, Potential, Weight, World)

"The kind of event on a conveyor belt that causes a fire occurs in a variety of industrial environments, not uniquely in coal environments."
- Richard Price
(Related: Causes, Fire, Variety)

"Kafka truly illustrates the way the environment oppresses the individual. He shows how the unconscious controls our lives."
- Manuel Puig
(Related: Environment, Unconscious)

"I also have a big love of classical music played on piano because this is the environment I grew up in my brother being one of the great masters in this world."
- Suzi Quatro
(Related: Love, Music, Brother, Being, Environment, World)

"It isn't pollution that's harming the environment. It's the impurities in our air and water that are doing it."
- Dan Quayle
(Related: Environment, Pollution, Water)

"The government should set a goal for a clean environment but not mandate how that goal should be implemented."
- Dixie Lee Ray
(Related: Government, Goal, Environment)

"Mankind is considered (by the radical environmentalists) the lowest and the meanest of all species and is blamed for everything."
- Dixie Lee Ray
(Related: Mankind, Radical)

"If Unix could present the same face, the same capabilities, on machines of many different types, it could serve as a common software environment for all of them."
- Eric S. Raymond
(Related: Environment, Machines, Present, Software, Unix)

"Thompson and Ritchie were among the first to realize that hardware and compiler technology had become good enough that an entire operating system could be written in C, and by 1978 the whole environment had been successfully ported to several machines of different types."
- Eric S. Raymond
(Related: Technology, Environment, First, Hardware, Machines)

"For the first time, individual hackers could afford to have home machines comparable in power and storage capacity to the minicomputers of ten years earlier - Unix engines capable of supporting a full development environment and talking to the Internet."
- Eric S. Raymond
(Related: Home, Power, Time, Development, Environment, First, Internet, Machines, Talking, Unix, Years)

"We obviously want to produce things that people want. We are going to continue to do that in an environmentally responsible way, while still being aware of the physical, scientific, and practical issues that we have to deal with."
- Lee R. Raymond
(Related: People, Being, Want)

"If the federal government had been around when the Creator was putting His hand to this state, Indiana wouldn't be here. It'd still be waiting for an environmental impact statement."
- Ronald Reagan
(Related: Environmental, Government, State, Waiting)

"Personally I discovered that you could go through the academy as a young scholar, come out, and almost immediately have an impact on the academic environment."
- Bernice Johnson Reagon
(Related: Environment)

"I think the environment should be put in the category of our national security. Defense of our resources is just as important as defense abroad. Otherwise what is there to defend?"
- Robert Redford
(Related: Defense, Environment, National security)

"We recognize the need to adapt to a changing competitive environment."
- Sumner Redstone
(Related: Environment)

"So to hope to be able to have peace, to be able to have justice and environmental balance, are consequences of our behavior, not just our intentions."
- Godfrey Reggio
(Related: Environmental, Peace, Hope, Balance, Behavior, Consequences, Intentions, Justice)

"It's not just the effect of technology on the environment, on religion, on the economic structure, on society, on politics, etc. It's that everything now exists in technology to the point where technology is the new and comprehensive host of nature of life."
- Godfrey Reggio
(Related: Life, Nature, Technology, Politics, Religion, Society, Effect, Environment, Now)

"I'm interested in giving business an opportunity by improving the tax environment to invest and grow with Pennsylvania, to expand and put more money in capital investment and creating jobs."
- Ed Rendell
(Related: Business, Money, Opportunity, Environment, Tax, Giving, Investment, Jobs)

"I think if we're going to have to landfill trash, and I think we basically have to, we might as well get the upside for it and dedicate that upside to improving the environment in so many different ways."
- Ed Rendell
(Related: Environment)

"There are a tremendous amount of environmental issues that are on the table."
- Ed Rendell
(Related: Environmental)

"And secondly, I would impose a significant state landfill tipping fee and use that tipping fee to fund the billion dollar bond issue that I want to create to produce the funds for all of the environmental challenges that we just went over."
- Ed Rendell
(Related: Environmental, State, Want)

"I wanted to be as comfortable in that environment as she was. I moved around those areas in character."
- Debbie Reynolds
(Related: Character, Environment)

"I wanted to help raise awareness, so I created an environmental foundation called Just Within Reach."
- Kevin Richardson
(Related: Environmental, Awareness, Help)

"Since stepping down as laboratory director in 1999, I have devoted an increasing fraction of my time to international issues. I am involved with energy, environment, and sustainability issues, particularly as they involve new energy sources free of greenhouse gases."
- Burton Richter
(Related: Time, Energy, Environment)

"The position I took at the time was that we hadn't really examined any of the potential environmental consequences of introducing genetically modified organisms."
- Jeremy Rifkin
(Related: Environmental, Time, Consequences, Potential)

"In this country, the health concerns and the environmental concerns are as deep as in Europe. All the surveys show that. But here, we didn't have the cultural dimension. This is a fast-food culture."
- Jeremy Rifkin
(Related: Environmental, Health, Country, Culture, Deep, Europe)

"Once you develop your own style, you know when you're able to give your best. Feeling at home is part of it, and I don't think that's an L.A. thing. It's a matter of the environment and of what affects you."
- Herb Ritts
(Related: Home, Environment, Feeling, Style)

"You see, it's never the environment; it's never the events of our lives, but the meaning we attach to the events - how we interpret them - that shapes who we are today and who we'll become tomorrow."
- Tony Robbins
(Related: Environment, Events, Meaning, Today, Tomorrow)

"We must make it an imperative duty of our government to protect the gifts which Nature has bestowed on America and to insure the maintenance of a clean, healthy, wholesome environment for our people."
- George Lincoln Rockwell
(Related: Government, Nature, People, America, Duty, Environment, Gifts)

"The Body Shop Foundation is run by our staff and supports social activism and environmental activism. We don't tend to support big agencies."
- Anita Roddick
(Related: Environmental, Activism, Body, Support)

"The movement for the environment really only started in the mid 1970's."
- Anita Roddick
(Related: Environment)

"If you live in a squalid environment, then of course you are going to want to get out of it, you are probably going to want to get into the country, because that's what it does."
- Richard Rogers
(Related: Country, Environment, Want)

"You know, the environment is fragmenting, and the environment is, in many places, absolutely hideous!"
- Richard Rogers
(Related: Environment)

"The only way forward, if we are going to improve the quality of the environment, is to get everybody involved."
- Richard Rogers
(Related: Quality, Environment)

"I think DOOM had just the right mix of elements that keep people coming back to it: great monsters, excellent weapons with great balance, a spooky environment and extreme speed."
- John Romero
(Related: People, Balance, Environment, Extreme, Right, Weapons)

"The second stream of material that is going to come out of this project is a programming environment and a set of programming tools where we really want to focus again on the needs of the newbie. This environment is going to have to be extremely user-friendly."
- Guido van Rossum
(Related: Environment, Focus, Needs, Programming, Project, Tools, Want)

"The environment is better and better for Democrats."
- Stuart Rothenberg
(Related: Democrats, Environment)

"Ever since the 1860s when photographers travelled the American West and brought photographs of scenic wonders back to the people on the East Coast of America we have had a North American tradition of landscape photography used for the environment."
- Galen Rowell
(Related: People, America, American, Environment, Photography, Tradition, Wonders)

"These days, most nature photographers are deeply committed to the environmental message."
- Galen Rowell
(Related: Environmental, Nature)

"There is no question that photography has played a major role in the environmental movement."
- Galen Rowell
(Related: Environmental, Photography, Question)

"I think it makes people in the Pentagon kind of nervous to know that chemical agents and environmental factors could cause so much damage in terms of what may happen in the future."
- Bernard Sanders
(Related: Environmental, People, Cause, Future, May)

"Unless action is taken soon - unless we can display the same vision of that earlier period - we will lose the treasure of California's open space and environmental beauty."
- Adam Schiff
(Related: Beauty, Environmental, Action, Vision, Open, Space, Treasure, Will)

"The effectiveness of advertising depends on the amount and kind of product information available to consumers... advertising will be more successful the more impoverished the consumer's information environment."
- Michael Schudson
(Related: Successful, Advertising, Environment, Information, Will)

"All too often in tough economic times, it is the environment that gets left on the cutting room floors of Congress as everyone scraps for limited federal dollars."
- Debbie Wasserman Schultz
(Related: Congress, Environment)

"To be clear, climate change is a true 800 pound gorilla in the room. The effects of global warming threaten global environmental upheaval over the coming century. But for South Florida and the Everglades, it could be our death knell if urgent action is not taken."
- Debbie Wasserman Schultz
(Related: Change, Death, Environmental, Action, Climate, Climate change, Global warming)

"Yes, I was invited to make the sound environment at a booth of a huge electronic company, during the Hanover Industrial Fair in 1973. It was a job. Slightly good paid. But not as much as my producer then told the press."
- Klaus Schulze
(Related: Company, Environment, Job, Press, Sound)

"Simply put, drilling in ANWR would be expensive, environmentally devastating, and would do very little to fix our energy crisis or to bring down the price of oil and gasoline."
- Allyson Schwartz
(Related: Crisis, Drilling, Energy, Oil)

"Man must cease attributing his problems to his environment, and learn again to exercise his will - his personal responsibility in the realm of faith and morals."
- Albert Schweitzer
(Related: Faith, Environment, Exercise, Man, Morals, Problems, Responsibility, Will)

"I had been to New Mexico many times. I loved it. It's a very exotic, interesting, severely crazy environment. I don't know if I could live there all year. It's such an intense place."
- Campbell Scott
(Related: Environment)

"The key to successful missionary work is a close relationship between the missionaries and the members. Creating an environment in working with members that will bring more into the Church."
- Richard G. Scott
(Related: Work, Successful, Church, Environment, Key, Missionaries, Will)

"We have to provide good teachers, good environment, community involvement with schools."
- David Selby
(Related: Community, Environment, Schools, Teachers)

"I make photographs and still make photographs of the natural environment. It's a love because that was part of my life before I was involved in photography."
- John Sexton
(Related: Life, Love, Environment, Photography)

"The environment on set is very encouraging."
- Michael Shanks
(Related: Encouraging, Environment)

"The experiences of promoting my first album were really something; there is so much illusion in my environment (touring and pop music) that I wanted to clear away."
- Duncan Sheik
(Related: Environment, First, Illusion)

"It's inevitable your environment will influence what you do."
- Duncan Sheik
(Related: Environment, Influence, Will)

"What is sacred among one people may be ridiculous in another; and what is despised or rejected by one cultural group, may in a different environment become the cornerstone for a great edifice of strange grandeur and beauty."
- Hu Shih
(Related: Beauty, People, Environment, May)

"I mean that the time where we need International agreement more than ever on the environment and the rest, poverty we are breaking up our International Institutions and the rule of law and Tony Blair is part of it."
- Clare Short
(Related: Time, Agreement, Environment, Law, Poverty, Rest)

"A primary function of art and thought is to liberate the individual from the tyranny of his culture in the environmental sense and to permit him to stand beyond it in an autonomy of perception and judgment."
- Beverly Sills
(Related: Art, Environmental, Thought, Perception, Culture, Judgment, Sense, Tyranny)

"We seem to do better in the studio than we do in a live environment."
- Josh Silver
(Related: Environment)

"Learning is any change in a system that produces a more or less permanent change in its capacity for adapting to its environment."
- Herbert Simon
(Related: Change, Environment, Learning)

"Human beings, viewed as behaving systems, are quite simple. The apparent complexity of our behavior over time is largely a reflection of the complexity of the environment in which we find ourselves."
- Herbert Simon
(Related: Time, Behavior, Complexity, Environment, Reflection)

"The gays like 'Project Runway' because it's a fashion, and the gays are into fashion and into design. It's a creative industry, and most of the gays are pretty creative, in general. That's just like the culture. We're not all into politics necessarily. We're more into the creative environment. I also think Heidi is a big draw. The boys love Heidi and think she's so fabulous. I just think it's a glitzy, fun show, and there are also always lots of gay boys on it, and, you know, that's fun."
- Christian Siriano
(Related: Love, Politics, Design, Boys, Culture, Environment, Fashion, Fun, Gay, Pretty)

"In fact, because of their connection to the land, farmers do more to protect and preserve our environment than almost anyone else. They are some of the best environmentalists around."
- Ike Skelton
(Related: Connection, Environment, Fact, Land)

"If you're old, don't try to change yourself, change your environment."
- B. F. Skinner
(Related: Change, Environment, Old)

"Let's clean up our environment. Let's clean up our bodies, but most importantly, let's not permit our babies of the future to be polluted before they are even born."
- Louise Slaughter
(Related: Babies, Environment, Future)

"I grew up in an environment of jokes and sarcasm and puns. I talk that way, so I write that way."
- Allan Sloan
(Related: Environment, Jokes, Sarcasm, Talk)

"Thousands of women are crushed and made inarticulate by that system and never develop as their natures would force them to develop were they in a decent environment."
- Agnes Smedley
(Related: Women, Environment, Force)

"Conservation of energy also protects our environment."
- Lamar S. Smith
(Related: Conservation, Energy, Environment)

"But clearly an economy that's growing and expanding like this one - and it certainly is doing that with high GDP output, employment numbers strong, capacity utilization strong - that's an environment in which the Fed needs to continually be alert to early signs of inflation."
- John W. Snow
(Related: Economy, Environment, Inflation, Needs, Numbers)

"In today's world, it is no longer unimaginable to think that business can operate - and even thrive - in an environmentally-friendly manner."
- Olympia Snowe
(Related: Business, Today, World)

"There is something sublime about its aloofness from and its indifference to its external environment."
- Frederick Soddy
(Related: Environment, Indifference)

"There's a kind of dynamic quality about theater and that dynamic quality expresses itself in relation to, first of all, the environment in which it's being staged; then the audience, the nature of the audience, the quality of the audience."
- Wole Soyinka
(Related: Nature, Quality, Being, Environment, First, Theater)

"Domestic discretionary spending on education and health care and the environment has been growing at 2 to 3 percent a year. He says we have to rein it in, but he ignores the spending category that is the big spike in the budget."
- John Spratt
(Related: Education, Health, Care, Environment)

"I don't want to flee, nor do I want to abandon the battle of these farmers who live without any protection in the forest. They have the sacrosanct right to aspire to a better life on land where they can live and work with dignity while respecting the environment."
- Dorothy Stang
(Related: Life, Work, Battle, Dignity, Environment, Land, Protection, Right, Want)

"My idea of an amusement park story is getting adventurers to go tour environmental disaster areas. After all, if the entire Great Barrier Reef gets killed, which seems like an extremely lively possibility, what are you going to do with all that rotting limestone?"
- Bruce Sterling
(Related: Environmental, Idea, Possibility, Amusement, Disaster)

"If you're not adapting to the very rapidly changing environment, if you can't think creatively, you lose big in this society because there are very few jobs for you left."
- Robert Sternberg
(Related: Society, Environment, Jobs)

"We live in such a sheltered environment in the United States. I've been fortunate enough to have traveled all over the world, and I've seen things you only read about and see on the news."
- Payne Stewart
(Related: Environment, News, states, United, World)

"I think in part the reason is that seeing an economy that is, in many ways, quite different from the one grows up in, helps crystallize issues: in one's own environment, one takes too much for granted, without asking why things are the way they are."
- Joseph E. Stiglitz
(Related: Economy, Environment, Reason)

"You are a product of your environment. So choose the environment that will best develop you toward your objective. Analyze your life in terms of its environment. Are the things around you helping you toward success - or are they holding you back?"
- W. Clement Stone
(Related: Life, Success, Environment, Will)

"Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them."
- W. Clement Stone
(Related: Environment, Friends, Will)

"For the first two weeks of filming, I remember bristling at some of the occurrences on the set, none of which directly involved me. Then I surrendered to the environment, to Michael's method, and became much happier, even though no one knew what to expect."
- Madeleine Stowe
(Related: Environment, First)

"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
(Related: Progress, Corporations, Past, Profit, Today)

"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
(Related: Environmental, Thought, People, Performance, Measure)

"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
(Related: Environment, Problems)

"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
(Related: People, Difference, Environment, World)

"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
(Related: Earth, Environment, Running, Words)

"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
(Related: Environmental, Leader, Ability, Example, Influence)

"A shift is necessary toward lifestyles less geared to environmental damaging consumption patterns."
- Maurice Strong
(Related: Environmental)

"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
(Related: Development, Countries, Environment, Future, Now, Will)

"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
(Related: Environmental, Corporations, Earth, Problems)

"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
(Related: Environmental, Leadership, Development, Awareness, Commitment, Now, Research)

"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
(Related: Peace, People, Commitment, Environment, President, Security, University, World)

"In the environmental movement, every time you lose a battle it's for good, but our victories always seem to be temporary and we keep fighting them over and over again."
- David Suzuki
(Related: Environmental, Time, Battle, Fighting)

"It's time we stopped ignoring the environment. Let's not let another election go by without making this a high priority."
- David Suzuki
(Related: Time, Environment)

"Man is a child of his environment."
- Shinichi Suzuki
(Related: Environment, Man)

"Going to college helped me, because I had four years in the conservatory program, which is close as you can get to a professional environment. It's like all day."
- Ryan Sypek
(Related: College, Day, Environment, Years)

"In such an environment, I was able to study things that could be of immediate usefulness to the world. That learning experience undoubtedly served me well when I eventually entered the work force."
- Koichi Tanaka
(Related: Experience, Work, Environment, Force, Learning, Study, Usefulness, World)

"So I'm not a Southern writer in the commonly held sense of the term, like Faulkner or Eudora Welty, who took the South for their entire literary environment and subject matter."
- Donna Tartt
(Related: Environment, Literary, Sense, Writer)

"We look for opportunities to play together including basketball, tennis, swimming, riding bikes and touch football. I try to provide a loving environment where we can play. I think that's good on so many levels - emotionally, for family interactions and, of course, physically."
- Alan Thicke
(Related: Family, Basketball, Environment, Football, Play, Tennis)

"The war being fought in Afghanistan and Iraq is bringing about a fundamental change to the environment that has given rise and power to the extremists who export terrorism."
- Craig L. Thomas
(Related: Change, Power, War, Afghanistan, Being, Environment, Iraq, Terrorism)

"It hurts the spirit, somehow, to read the word environments, when the plural means that there are so many alternatives there to be sorted through, as in a market, and voted on."
- Lewis Thomas
(Related: Spirit, Word)

"Politics is the art of controlling your environment."
- Hunter S. Thompson
(Related: Art, Politics, Environment)

"We should restore a proper balance in environmental regulation and energy production that is based on common sense, not political agendas."
- Mac Thornberry
(Related: Environmental, Balance, Common sense, Energy, Production)

"I grew up in a mostly Buddhist environment."
- Uma Thurman
(Related: Buddhist, Environment)

"When asked if I consider myself Buddhist, the answer is, Not really. But it's more my religion than any other because I was brought up with it in an intellectual and spiritual environment. I don't practice or preach it, however."
- Uma Thurman
(Related: Religion, Buddhist, Environment, Practice, Spiritual)

"Journey with me to a true commitment to our environment. Journey with me to the serenity of leaving to our children a planet in equilibrium."
- Paul Tsongas
(Related: Children, Commitment, Environment, Journey, Serenity)

"From a viable economy to the full funding of Headstart, from a clean environment to true equality for women, from a strong military to a commitment to racial brotherhood, from schools that are honored to streets free of excessive violence."
- Paul Tsongas
(Related: Equality, Women, Brotherhood, Commitment, Economy, Environment, Military, Schools, Violence)

"Parents should not smoke in order to discourage their kids from smoking. A child is more likely to smoke when they have been raised in the environment of a smoker."
- Christy Turlington
(Related: Environment, Kids, Order, Parents, Smoking)

"Sacred spaces can be created in any environment."
- Christy Turlington
(Related: Environment)

"I think Captain Cousteau might be the father of the environmental movement."
- Ted Turner
(Related: Environmental, Father)

"While expanding market access for American industry, financial markets and farmers is critical, I believe it needs to be done responsibly, accounting for the treatment and protection of workers and the environment."
- Mark Udall
(Related: Financial, American, Environment, Needs, Protection, Treatment, Workers)

"However now we can create a sound that can truly startle someone and in terms of sound effects I think the environment that we are in now has improved dramatically."
- Nobuo Uematsu
(Related: Environment, Now, Sound)

"A reader is not supposed to be aware that someone's written the story. He's supposed to be completely immersed, submerged in the environment."
- Jack Vance
(Related: Environment)

"The mers were also designed to reproduce only at long intervals, in order to maintain the natural balance of the environment in which they were placed."
- Joan D. Vinge
(Related: Balance, Environment, Order)

"Whether fuel cell system development in central Oregon, wind power generation along the Columbia Gorge, or geothermal energy in southern Oregon, investing in new energy sources makes America more energy independent while creating good paying, environmentally friendly jobs."
- Greg Walden
(Related: Power, Development, America, Energy, Jobs, Wind)

"The symptoms of fascist thinking are colored by environment and adapted to immediate circumstances. But always and everywhere they can be identified by their appeal to prejudice and by the desire to play upon the fears and vanities of different groups in order to gain power."
- Henry A. Wallace
(Related: Power, Circumstances, Desire, Environment, Gain, Order, Play, Prejudice, Thinking)

"The purpose of random testing is not to catch, punish, or expose students who use drugs, but to save their lives and discover abuse problems early so that students can grow up and learn in a drug-free environment."
- John Walters
(Related: Purpose, Abuse, Drugs, Environment, Problems, Students, Testing)

"And although our bodies are bounded with skin, and we can differentiate between outside and inside, they cannot exist except in a certain kind of natural environment."
- Alan Watts
(Related: Environment, Skin)

"When we realize we can make a buck cleaning up the environment, it will be done!"
- Dennis Weaver
(Related: Environment, Will)

"We don't have to sacrifice a strong economy for a healthy environment."
- Dennis Weaver
(Related: Sacrifice, Economy, Environment)

"Practically every environmental problem we have can be traced to our addiction to fossil fuels, primarily oil."
- Dennis Weaver
(Related: Environmental, Addiction, Oil)

"The premise is simple: One economy and one environment, and they're interdependent."
- Dennis Weaver
(Related: Economy, Environment)

"I enjoyed entertaining people since I was a little girl. There was nothing better than making people laugh. That, and the need to express myself in a safe environment."
- Amy Weber
(Related: People, Environment, Nothing)

"How it is that within 60 days of a general election issue, groups can no longer tell voters that a Member of Congress votes pro-abortion, against guns, against the environment or whatever else is beyond me."
- Paul Weyrich
(Related: Congress, Environment)

"The nature of the global business environment guarantees that no matter how hard we work to create a stable and healthy organisation, our organisation will continue to experience dramatic changes far beyond our control."
- Margaret J. Wheatley
(Related: Business, Experience, Nature, Work, Control, Environment, Will)

"The nature of the task needs to be renewed so people just don't feel that all the hard work is in the same groove all the time, under the same circumstances and in the same environment."
- Timothy White
(Related: Nature, Work, Time, People, Circumstances, Environment, Hard work, Needs)

"You know, I like to think that I will subscribe very much to the core Republican principles of small government. Making a small number of rules and getting out of the way. Keeping taxes low. Creating an environment for small businesses to grow and thrive."
- Meg Whitman
(Related: Government, Environment, Principles, Republican, Rules, Taxes, Will)

"A healthy human environment is one in which we try to make sense of our limits, of the accidents that can always befall us and the passage of time which inexorably changes us."
- Rowan Williams
(Related: Time, Accidents, Environment, Limits, Sense)

"Perhaps the time has come to cease calling it the "environmentalist" view, as though it were a lobbying effort outside the mainstream of human activity, and to start calling it the real-world view."
- E. O. Wilson
(Related: Time, Effort)

"It's obvious that the key problem facing humanity in the coming century is how to bring a better quality of life - for 8 billion or more people - without wrecking the environment entirely in the attempt."
- E. O. Wilson
(Related: Life, Quality, People, Environment, Humanity, Key, Obvious)

"A very Faustian choice is upon us: whether to accept our corrosive and risky behavior as the unavoidable price of population and economic growth, or to take stock of ourselves and search for a new environmental ethic."
- E. O. Wilson
(Related: Environmental, Growth, Behavior, Choice, Population)

"If all mankind were to disappear, the world would regenerate back to the rich state of equilibrium that existed ten thousand years ago. If insects were to vanish, the environment would collapse into chaos."
- E. O. Wilson
(Related: Chaos, Environment, Insects, Mankind, State, World, Years)

"One of the responsibilities faced by the Environmental Genome Project is to provide the science base upon which society can make better informed risk management decisions."
- Samuel Wilson
(Related: Environmental, Science, Society, Management, Decisions, Project, Risk)

"The infrastructure for linking environmental health and public health is not working as well as it should."
- Samuel Wilson
(Related: Environmental, Health, Public)

"There is no doubt that environmentally related diseases will continue to pose problems in the future."
- Samuel Wilson
(Related: Doubt, Future, Problems, Will)

"We all recognize that in recent decades, many important achievements have helped create a cleaner, healthier environment, yet our national needs in environmental health are not being fully met."
- Samuel Wilson
(Related: Environmental, Health, Being, Needs)

"While the Environmental Genome Project does not seek to assign allele frequencies, we are aware of the importance of accurate allele frequency estimates for future epidemiologic studies and the large sample sizes such estimates will require."
- Samuel Wilson
(Related: Environmental, Future, Importance, Project, Will)

"Moreover, environmental health at the local level has become narrowly focused, very much defined around regulations and the attendant regulatory debates."
- Samuel Wilson
(Related: Environmental, Health)

"It is important to consider whether the sample size selected by the Environmental Genome Project will provide sufficient power to discover most alleles relevant to gene-environment interactions."
- Samuel Wilson
(Related: Environmental, Power, Project, Will)

"The environment doesn't change that radically. You are still going to go home at night and NBC is going to be there, ABC and CBS will still be there."
- Dick Wolf
(Related: Change, Home, Environment, Night, Will)

"We work in an environment where your options are to do, you know, Batman 10, so when you get to do a movie that's a really great film like this, people really step up to the plate and enjoy it."
- James Woods
(Related: Work, People, Environment, Film, Options)

"Organic buildings are the strength and lightness of the spiders' spinning, buildings qualified by light, bred by native character to environment, married to the ground."
- Frank Lloyd Wright
(Related: Character, Strength, Environment, Light, Spiders)

"Physiology is concerned with all those phenomena of life that present them selves to us in sense perception as bodily processes, and accordingly form part of that total environment which we name the external world."
- Wilhelm Wundt
(Related: Life, Perception, Environment, Name, Present, Sense, World)

"I want to do very useful buildings and I would like to find a method of producing these buildings through our technology because I think that this is the only way that we will gain wonderful environment easily in the future."
- Minoru Yamasaki
(Related: Technology, Environment, Future, Gain, Want, Will)

"And I think that the environment is one very strong way to counterbalance the chaotic nature of our life."
- Minoru Yamasaki
(Related: Life, Nature, Environment)

"Certainly Yahoo! wouldn't exist without the sort of environment that Stanford gave us to allow us to create it."
- Jerry Yang
(Related: Environment)

"The bicycle is a former child's toy that has now been elevated to icon status because, presumably, it can move the human form from pillar to post without damage to the environment."
- Brock Yates
(Related: Environment, Now, Post)

"Environmentalists are a socialist group of individuals that are the tool of the Democrat Party. I'm proud to say that they are my enemy. They are not Americans, never have been Americans, never will be Americans."
- Don Young
(Related: Americans, Enemy, Party, Will)

"You must constantly change and adapt to a new environment."
- Jong-yong Yun
(Related: Change, Environment)

"Being an American is such a rich environment, because there's so many people from other countries and cultures, and through that you're able to see other people's experiences."
- Rick Yune
(Related: People, American, Being, Countries, Environment)

"Now, Venus is an extremely hostile environment, and as such presents a lot of challenges for a science fiction author who wants to create life there. However, as I began to research it more thoroughly, I found myself intrigued by the possibilities the world offers."
- Sarah Zettel
(Related: Life, Science, Environment, Fiction, Now, Possibilities, Research, World)

"That whole environment was just incompatible with my beliefs and my personality. It was a dark time for me."
- Zhang Ziyi
(Related: Time, Beliefs, Environment, Personality)

"That's where I began to ask questions that maybe don't have one specific answer. And the more people you get answers from, the richer the environment becomes."
- John Zorn
(Related: People, Answers, Environment, Questions)