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Green politics at its worst amounts to a sort of Zen fascism; less extreme, it denounces growth and seeks to stop the world so that we can all get off.

Author: Chris Patten (1944)

Profession: British Statesman, Governor of Hong Kong

We do not inherit the land from our ancestors, we borrow it form our children.

Author: Native American Proverb

Profession: Sayings of Native American Origin

The nation that destroys its soil destroys itself.

Author: Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945)

Profession: Thirty-second President of the USA

Guns have metamorphosed into cameras in this earnest comedy, the ecology safari, because nature has ceased to be what it always had been -- what people needed protection from. Now nature tamed, endangered, mortal -- needs to be protected from people.

Author: Susan Sontag (1933)

Profession: American Essayist

And he gave it for his opinion, that whoever could make two ears of corn, or two blades of grass, to grow upon a spot of ground where only one grew before, would deserve better of mankind, and do more essential service to his country, than the whole race of politicians put together.

Author: Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)

Profession: Anglo-Irish Satirist

The universe is like a safe to which there is a combination. Bit the combination is locked up in the safe.

Author: Peter De Vries (1910)

Profession: American Author

How to be green? Many people have asked us this important question. It's really very simple and requires no expert knowledge or complex skills. Here's the answer. Consume less. Share more. Enjoy life.

Author: Derek Wall


We cannot cheat on DNA. We cannot get round photosynthesis. We cannot say I am not going to give a damn about phytoplankton. All these tiny mechanisms provide the preconditions of our planetary life. To say we do not care is to say in the most literal sense that ''we choose death.''

Author: Dame Barbara Ward (1914-1981)

Profession: British Journalist, Economist, Conservationist