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  • I looked at all the caged animals... the cast-offs of human society. I saw in their eyes love and hope, fear and dread, sadness and betrayal. And I was angry. "God," I said, "This is terrible! Why don't you do something?" God was silent for a moment, then s/he spoke softly. "I have done something," s/he replied. "I created you. Jim Willis
  • You can tell how high a society is by how much of its garbage is recycled. Dhyani Ywahoo (Native American)
  • The road we have long been traveling is deceptively easy, a smooth superhighway on which we progress with great speed, but at its end lies disaster. The other fork of the road—the one "less traveled by"—offers our last, our only chance to reach a destination that assures the preservation of the earth. Rachel Carson
  • Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. Margaret Mead
  • Having a job means selling your life for little coloured pieces of paper. Can't remember where I came across this one!
  • It is not the function of our Government to keep the citizen from falling into error; it is the function of the citizen to keep the Government from falling into error. Robert Houghwout Jackson, Chief Judge at the War-Crimes Tribunal in Nuremberg


  • The world can support a few million pharaohs, but it can't support six billion pharaohs. Daniel Quinn
  • Strictly speaking, my interest is not in legal rights for animals but in a change of heart towards animals. JM Coetzee
  • The more we learn of the true nature of non-human animals, especially those with complex brains and corresponding complex social behavior, the more ethical concerns are raised regarding their use in the service of man -- whether this be in entertainment, as "pets," for food, in research laboratories, or any of the other uses to which we subject them. Jane Goodall
  • Fortunately power has a shelf life. When the time comes, maybe this mighty empire will, like others before it, overreach itself and implode from within. Arundhati Roy
  • African women in general need to know that it's OK for them to be the way they are -- to see the way they are as a strength, and to be liberated from fear and from silence. Wangari Maathai
  • Let me say it openly: we are surrounded by an enterprise of degradation, cruelty and killing which rivals anything that the Third Reich was capable of, indeed dwarfs it, in that ours in an enterprise without end, self-regenerating, bringing rabbits, rats, poultry, livestock ceaselessly into the world for the purpose of killing them. Elizabeth Costello, the Lives of Animals


  • If the bees disappeared, man would have only four years of life left. Albert Einstein
  • When the last individual of a race of living things breathes no more, another Heaven and another Earth must pass before such a one can be again. William Beebe
  • Threatened by loss of habitat and the use of tiger parts in oriental medicine.
  • 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


  • In my heart, I think a woman has two choices: either she's a feminist or a masochist. Gloria Steinem
  • She tells enough white lies to ice a wedding cake. Margot Asquith
  • It is fast approaching the point where I don't want to elect anyone stupid enough to want the job. Erma Bombeck
  • Why is it when you want a nice souvenir, you find a great shell in a gift shop, but some yo-yo has affixed a ten-cent thermometer to it? Erma Bombeck



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