Saturday, April 19, 2008

Earth Day 2008

"Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on, or by imbeciles who really mean it."
~ Mark Twain

"To waste, to destroy, our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase it's usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by right to hand down to them amplified and developed."
~ Theodore Roosevelt

"It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment."
~ Ansel Adams

Water and air, the two essential fluids on which all life depends, have become global garbage cans."
~ Jacques Cousteau

"We won't have a society if we destroy the environment."
~ Margaret Mead

"The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom."
~ Isaac Asimov

"I really wonder what gives us the right to wreck this poor planet of ours."
~ Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

"The earth we abuse and the living things we kill will, in the end, take their revenge; for in exploiting their presence we are diminishing our future."
~ Marya Mannes

"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

"The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe, the less taste we shall have for destruction."
~ Rachel Carson

"The future will be green, or not at all. This truth lies at the heart of humankind's most pressing challenge: to learn to live in harmony with the Earth on a genuinely sustainable basis."
~ Sir Jonathon Porritt

"This is the first age that's ever paid much attention to the future, which is a little ironic since we may not have one."
~ Arthur C. Clarke

"The earth is what we all have in common."
~ Wendell Barry

"The obscure we see eventually. The completely obvious, it seems, takes longer."
~ Edward R. Murrow

"Look. This is your world! You can't not look. There is no other world. This is your world; it is your feast. You inherited this; you inherited these eyeballs; you inherited this world of color. Look at the greatness of the whole thing. Look! Don't hesitate - look! Open your eyes. Don't blink, and look, look - look further."
~ Chogyan Trungpa

"If and When were planted, and Nothing grew."
~ Author Unknown

Do something.


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