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Greg Cummings

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An award-winning wildlife conservationist, Greg Cummings achieved remarkable success protecting gorilla populations in the wild through community-based initiatives in East and Central Africa. During his 17-year tenure as executive director of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund, he raised millions of dollars from corporations, foundations and individuals around the world. All that money was invested directly into communities adjacent to habitats and helped ensure the survival of the mountain gorilla.

As a veteran safari guide, Cummings has taken movie producers, heads of industry, ambassadors and celebrities to meet great apes in the wild. Steve McQueen, who recently won the Academy Award for Best Picture, remarked after trekking with him in the Co
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Gorillaland

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Pirates: A Somali Adventure

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“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.”
Ernest Hemingway
Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach
“You will begin to touch heaven, Jonathan, in the moment that you touch perfect speed. And that isn’t flying a thousand miles an hour, or a million, or flying at the speed of light. Because any number is a limit, and perfection doesn’t have limits. Perfect speed, my son, is being there.”
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Robert Ardrey
“But we were born of risen apes, not fallen angels, and the apes were armed killers besides. And so what shall we wonder at? Our murders and massacres and missiles, and our irreconcilable regiments? Or our treaties whatever they may be worth; our symphonies however seldom they may be played; our peaceful acres, however frequently they may be converted into battlefields; our dreams however rarely they may be accomplished. The miracle of man is not how far he has sunk but how magnificently he has risen. We are known among the stars by our poems, not our corpses.”
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Arthur C. Clarke
“Before you become too entranced with gorgeous gadgets and mesmerizing video displays, let me remind you that information is not knowledge, knowledge is not wisdom, and wisdom is not foresight. Each grows out of the other, and we need them all.”
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Graham Greene
“I don't care a damn about men who are loyal to the people who pay them, to organizations...I don't think even my country means all that much. There are many countries in our blood, aren't there, but only one person. Would the world be in the mess it is if we were loyal to love and not to countries?”
Graham Greene, Our Man in Havana

Anthony Burgess
“Oh it was gorgeousness and gorgeosity made flesh. The trombones crunched redgold under my bed, and behind my gulliver the trumpets three-wise silverflamed, and there by the door the timps rolling through my guts and out again crunched like candy thunder. Oh, it was wonder of wonders. And then, a bird of like rarest spun heavenmetal, or like silvery wine flowing in a spaceship, gravity all nonsense now, came the violin solo above all the other strings, and those strings were like a cage of silk round my bed. Then flute and oboe bored, like worms of like platinum, into the thick thick toffee gold and silver. I was in such bliss, my brothers.”
Anthony Burgess, A Clockwork Orange

George Orwell
“Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout with some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven on by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand.”
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Greg Cummings Stuart wrote: "Thanks for being my friend, Greg. It's people like you who are my true heroes. I'm consulting with a writer now to as he turns his book about 1890's Frank Hall in Kenya into a terrific screenplay. ..."

That's right up my street! So much happened in EA during that decade. I'll post a blog about the history of Mombasa-Kampala road soon, which you may find interesting.


Stuart Land Thanks for being my friend, Greg. It's people like you who are my true heroes. I'm consulting with a writer now to as he turns his book about 1890's Frank Hall in Kenya into a terrific screenplay. I think what you do is not only fascinating, but what is the better part of being human.


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Jill Thanks for your friendship on Goodreads, Greg.


Tamara Rose Blodgett Hi Greg and thanks for your friendship~! =D


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