Quotes Categories

Pollution Quotes

No witchcraft, no enemy action had silenced the rebirth of new life in this stricken world. The people had done it themselves.

Author: Rachel Carson (1907-1964)

Profession: American Marine Biologist, Author

Raise a million filters and the rain will not be clean, until the longing for it be refined in deep confession. And still we hear, If only this nation had a soul, or, Let us change the way we trade, or, Let us be proud of our region.

Author: Leonard Cohen (1934)

Profession: Canadian-born American Musician, Songwriter, Singer

The most important pathological effects of pollution are extremely delayed and indirect.

Author: Rene Dubos (1901-1982)

Profession: French-born American Bacteriologist

Pollution is nothing but the resources we are not harvesting. We allow them to disperse because we've been ignorant of their value.

Author: R. Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983)

Profession: American Inventor, Designer, Poet, Philosopher

Fresh air is good if you do not take too much of it; most of the achievements and pleasures of life are in bad air.

Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894)

Profession: American Author, Wit, Poet

Unfortunately, our affluent society has also been an effluent society.

Author: Hubert H. Humphrey (1911-1978)

Profession: American Democratic Politician, Vice President

Sanctions against polluters are feeble and out of date, and are rarely invoked.

Author: Ralph Nader (1934)

Profession: American Lawyer, Consumer Activist

Approximately 80 % of our air pollution stems from hydrocarbons released by vegetation, so let's not go overboard in setting and enforcing tough emission standards from man-made sources.

Author: Ronald Reagan (1911)

Profession: Fortieth President of the USA, Actor

I durst not laugh for fear of opening my lips and receiving the bad air.

Author: William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Profession: British Poet, Playwright, Actor

The new American finds his challenge and his love in the traffic-choked streets, skies nested in smog, choking with the acids of industry, the screech of rubber and houses leashed in against one another while the town lets wither a time and die.

Author: John Steinbeck (1902-1968)

Profession: American Author