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Sanctions against polluters are feeble and out of date, and are rarely invoked.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