Quotes About Pollution

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Friedrich Nietzsche
“One must be a sea, to receive a polluted stream without becoming impure.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra

Jacques-Yves Cousteau
“Water and air, the two essential fluids on which all life depends, have become global garbage cans.”
Jacques-Yves Cousteau

“We live in a world where unfortunately the distinction between true and false appears to become increasingly blurred by manipulation of facts, by exploitation of uncritical minds, and by the pollution of the language.”
Arne Tiselius

Patrick Ness
One hundred and fifty years ago, the monster began, this country had become a place of industry. Factories grew on the landscape like weeds. Trees fell, fields were up-ended, rivers blackened. The sky choked on smoke and ash, and the people did, too, spending their days coughing and itching, their eyes turned forever toward the ground. Villages grew into town, towns into cities. And people began to live on the earth rather than within it.
Patrick Ness, A Monster Calls

Chief Seattle
“Like a man who has been dying for many days, a man in your city is numb to the stench.”
Chief Seattle

Ian Rankin
“You wouldn't think you could kill an ocean, would you? But we'll do it one day. That's how negligent we are.”
Ian Rankin, Blood Hunt

Martin Cruz Smith
“Because normal human activity is worse for nature than the greatest nuclear accident in history.”
Martin Cruz Smith

E.A. Bucchianeri
“It was exciting to be off on a journey she had looked forward to for months. Oddly, the billowing diesel fumes of the airport did not smell like suffocating effluence, it assumed a peculiar pungent scent that morning, like the beginning of a new adventure, if an adventure could exude a fragrance.”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly

Amit Abraham
“Love is in the air but the air is highly polluted”
Amit Abraham

Chris Hedges
“Becoming vegan is the most important and direct change we can immediately make to save the planet and its species.”
Chris Hedges

Terry Pratchett
“And so Mort came at last to the river Ankh, greatest of rivers. Even before it entered the city, it was slow and heavy with the silt of the plains, and by the time it got to The Shades even an agnostic could have walked across it. It was hard to drown in the Ankh, but easy to suffocate.”
Terry Pratchett, Mort

“Destruction is a man's will,
Nevertheless Prevention is also a man's will,
Its a man's choice to choose between Destruction and Prevention. :)”
Babu Rajan

Toba Beta
“Talking about pollution, nobody's holy.
They who pollute, sinned against nature.”
Toba Beta

John Brunner
“We are told that "the meek shall inherit the earth." It follows that the meek are chosen of God. I shall try to be meek, not because I want the earth - you can keep it, after the way you've fucked it around it's not worth having - but because I too should like to be chosen of God. QED.

Besides, I like animals better than you bastards.”
John Brunner, The Sheep Look Up

“The internal combustion engine, one of the greatest technological advancements in history, has an unfortunate downside, namely air pollution so thick that, very soon, sixty-four packs of crayons will include the color Sky Brown”
Cuthbert Soup, A Whole Nother Story

Toba Beta
“The living sinners on deadly ground.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

John Brunner
“She recalled him as a forceful and witty speaker with a ready repartee and a penetrating voice. He had once, for example, put down a spokesman for the pesticide industry with a remark that people still quoted at parties: "And I presume on the eighth day God called you and said, 'I changed my mind about insects!”
John Brunner, The Sheep Look Up

Rebecca McNutt
“Yeah, you’re right about having entire rooms full of film and photos… in that Sydney Mines house I have a darkroom, I have boxes of film and home movie footage… I have a few projectors, I have piles of Kodachrome slides… I like photographs. The world is always running away from society and the only way to keep the stuff that’s happened in the past is by taking photographs, I can keep memories of things alive with photographs,” Alecto responded. “People say that a time machine can’t be invented, but they’ve already invented a device that can stop time, cameras are the world’s first time machines… The steel mill, the coal mines, the train tracks, the smog in the sky, I’ve been able to rescue it on super-8 and Kodachrome, and no one can remediate those photographs, I can keep them as long as I want to.”
Rebecca McNutt, Smog City

Michael Pollan
“I asked the feedlot manager why they didn't just spray the liquefied manure on neighboring farms. The farmers don't want it, he explained. The nitrogen and phosphorus levels are so high that spraying the crops would kill them. He didn't say that feedlot wastes also contain heavy metals and hormone residues, persistent chemicals that end up in waterways downstream, where scientists have found fish and amphibians exhibiting abnormal sex characteristics.”
Michael Pollan, The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals

Michelle Schoffro Cook
“An apple a day might have kept the doctor away prior to the industrialization of food growing and
preparation. But, according to research compiled by the United States Drug Administration (USDA) today’s apple contains residue of eleven different neurotoxins—azinphos, methyl chloripyrifos, diazinon, dimethoate, ethion, omthoate, parathion, parathion methyl, phosalone, and phosmet — and the USDA was testing for only one category of chemicals known as organophosphate insecticides. That doesn’t sound too appetizing does it? The average apple is sprayed with pesticides seventeen times before it is harvested.”
Michelle Schoffro Cook, The Brain Wash: A Powerful, All-Naural Program to Protect Your Brain Against Alzheimer's, Depression, Parkinson's and Other Brain Diseases

Joyce Carol Oates
“The days were brief and attenuated and the season appeared to be fixed - neither summer nor winter, spring nor fall. A thermal haze of inexpressible sweetness, though bearing tiny bits of grit or mica, had eased into the Valley from the industrial region to the north and there were nights when the sun set at the western horizon as if it were sinking through a porous red mass, and there were days when a hard-glaring moon like bone remained fixed in a single position, prominent in the sky. ("Family")”
Joyce Carol Oates, American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from the 1940's Until Now

“Nostalgia washes over me with tons of memors and lifetime rolled on this land. Every oblivious memory from the childhood wraps open in the fragrance of these busy roads and familiar land, long signals, irritating traffic,honking cars,rushing people,excessive pollution defining Delhi at its best.”
Parul Wadhwa, The Masquerade

“The obvious pollution occurring in many places - worst of all, in the planned societies- has encouraged the growth of the environmental movement, which, however, as shown in previous chapters, has an agenda that goes far beyond clean-up and beautification, far beyond the stewardship of nature that is commanded by ancient religious tradition. Embracing the "biospheric vision" in the "spirit of deep ecology", the movement sees human beings as the chief enemy in the struggle on behalf of a deified Nature. The environmental movement, therefore, is the perfect vehicle for population control. It is popular - people do love trees and animals and beautiful scenery - and it is unequivocal in its devotion to reducing human numbers. The environmental agencies of the United Nations, with their chilling blueprints for "demographic transition" and a standardless, undefined but totally planned and controlled "sustainable development", combine the fervor of nature worship with the lack of accountability of an unelected, international bureaucracy.”
Jacqueline Kasun, The War Against Population: The Economics and Ideology of Population Control

“Jeanine Honicker. . . . coined a sentence . . . 'The solution to pollution by dilution when it comes to radiation if fallacious.”
Helen Broinowski Caldicott, A Desperate Passion: An Autobiography

Mohith Agadi
“Environment is no one's property to destroy; it's everyone's responsibility to protect.”
Mohith Agadi

J.R. Rim
“The garbage can is for things that have no importance. If it did have some value, it no longer has any.”
J.R. Rim

Karan Mahajan
“Growing up in Delhi, one gets addicted to pollution.”
Karan Mahajan, The Association of Small Bombs

Arlie Russell Hochschild
“Many workers in the petrochemical plants were conservative Republicans and avid hunters and fishers and felt caught in a terrible bind. They loved their magnificent wilderness. They remembered it as children. They knew it and respect it as sportsmen. But their jobs were in industries that polluted--often legally--this same wilderness.”
Arlie Russell Hochschild, Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right

“Global Warming doesn't mean that blankets will become obsolete.”
Anthony T. Hincks

“If we could change just one thing in time, what would we change?

WARS, so that we could learn by our mistakes?
FAMINE, so that we could feed the world's populace?
DISEASE, so that we would never have any sick?
POLLUTION, so that we would live in a pristine environment?
GREED, so that we all learn that life isn't all about money?
OLD AGE, so that we could all live forever?
LOVE, so that we could all live in peace and harmony?
BEING ALONE, so that we would never-ever be alone throughout life?
MAN'S APATHY, so that he would truly understand what it's all about?

The choice is hard, because no matter where we start, we will always leave out someone and something.”
Anthony T Hincks

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