Plastic Quotes

Quotes tagged as "plastic" (showing 1-30 of 48)
George Carlin
“We’re so self-important. Everybody’s going to save something now. “Save the trees, save the bees, save the whales, save those snails.” And the greatest arrogance of all: save the planet. Save the planet, we don’t even know how to take care of ourselves yet. I’m tired of this shit. I’m tired of f-ing Earth Day. I’m tired of these self-righteous environmentalists, these white, bourgeois liberals who think the only thing wrong with this country is that there aren’t enough bicycle paths. People trying to make the world safe for Volvos. Besides, environmentalists don’t give a shit about the planet. Not in the abstract they don’t. You know what they’re interested in? A clean place to live. Their own habitat. They’re worried that some day in the future they might be personally inconvenienced. Narrow, unenlightened self-interest doesn’t impress me.

The planet has been through a lot worse than us. Been through earthquakes, volcanoes, plate tectonics, continental drift, solar flares, sun spots, magnetic storms, the magnetic reversal of the poles … hundreds of thousands of years of bombardment by comets and asteroids and meteors, worldwide floods, tidal waves, worldwide fires, erosion, cosmic rays, recurring ice ages … And we think some plastic bags and some aluminum cans are going to make a difference? The planet isn’t going anywhere. WE are!

We’re going away. Pack your shit, folks. We’re going away. And we won’t leave much of a trace, either. Maybe a little Styrofoam … The planet’ll be here and we’ll be long gone. Just another failed mutation. Just another closed-end biological mistake. An evolutionary cul-de-sac. The planet’ll shake us off like a bad case of fleas.

The planet will be here for a long, long, LONG time after we’re gone, and it will heal itself, it will cleanse itself, ’cause that’s what it does. It’s a self-correcting system. The air and the water will recover, the earth will be renewed. And if it’s true that plastic is not degradable, well, the planet will simply incorporate plastic into a new paradigm: the earth plus plastic. The earth doesn’t share our prejudice toward plastic. Plastic came out of the earth. The earth probably sees plastic as just another one of its children. Could be the only reason the earth allowed us to be spawned from it in the first place. It wanted plastic for itself. Didn’t know how to make it. Needed us. Could be the answer to our age-old egocentric philosophical question, “Why are we here?”

Plastic… asshole.”
George Carlin

Jess C. Scott
“What's the whole point of being pretty on the outside when you’re so ugly on the inside?”
Jess C. Scott, I'm Pretty

Louis Tomlinson
“Remember people you may not be plastic...but you are fantastic! never forget that”
Louis Tomlinson

Jess C. Scott
“You may be married to a star, but that doesn't mean they'll treat you like one.”
Jess C. Scott, I'm Pretty

John Green
“You see how fake it all is. It's not even hard enough to be made out of plastic. It's a paper town.”
John Green, Paper Towns

Hannah Harrington
“All of them are the same type; girls with overprocessed hair and too much makeup and way too much access to Daddy’s credit cards. Girls who, if you took away the designer labels, hair dye and cover-up, wouldn’t be more than average-looking, but with all that stuff look too plastic to be pretty.”
Hannah Harrington, Speechless

Rebecca McNutt
“Personally, I believe "if it ain't broke, don't fix it". I'd rather use film cameras and vinyl records and cathode ray tubes than any sort of the digital technology available. Look around! The streets are full of people who would rather have their eyes on their cell phones than on the world around them! Scientists are researching technology to erase specific memories from people! Our thrown-away digital technology is showing up overseas in huge piles of toxic heavy metals and plastic!

And yet there are still people who keep wanting technology and the future to keep going. They dream of flying cars, or humanoid robots, of populated cities on Mars. But do we really NEED this stuff? Maybe before we try to keep turning our world into an episode of The Jetsons, we should focus more on the problems that are surprisingly being overlooked now more than ever. Before we design another stupid cell phone or build a flying car, let's put a stop to racism, to sexism, to homophobia, to war. Let's stop buying all our "American" products from sweat shops overseas and let's end poverty in third-world countries. Let's let film photography never go obsolete, let's let print books continue to be printed. Let's stop domestic violence and child abuse and prostitution and this world's heavy reliance on prescription drugs. Let's stop terrorism, let's stop animal cruelty, , let's stop overpopulation and urbanization, let's stop the manufacture of nuclear weapons...

...I mean come on, we have all these problems to solve, but digital tech enthusiasts are more concerned that we don't have flying cars or robotic maids yet? That's pathetic.”
Rebecca McNutt

Susan Freinkel
“For all the environmental troubles single-use shopping bags cause, the much greater impacts are in what they contain. reducing the human footprint means addressing fundamentally unsustainable habits of food consumption, such as expecting strawberries in the depths of winter or buying of seafood that are being fished to the brink of extinction.”
Susan Freinkel, Plastic: A Toxic Love Story

Susan Freinkel
“Plastic should be a high value material... [It] should be in products that last a long time, and at the end of the life, you recycle it. To take oil or natural gas that took millions of years to produce and then to make a disposable product that last minutes or seconds, and then to just discard it--I think that's not a good way of using this resource. (Robert Haley)”
Susan Freinkel, Plastic: A Toxic Love Story

Susan Freinkel
“If you can't reuse or repair an item, do you ever really own it? Do you ever really own it? Do you ever develop the sense of pride and proprietorship that comes from maintaining an object in fine working order?

We invest something of ourselves in our material world, which in turn reflects who we are. In the era of disposability that plastic has helped us foster, we have increasingly invested ourselves in objects that have no real meaning in our lives. We think of disposable lighters as conveniences -- which they indisputably are; ask any smoker or backyard-barbecue chef -- and yet we don't think much about the tradeoffs that that convenience entails.”
Susan Freinkel, Plastic: A Toxic Love Story

Jefferson Smith
“How do you explain plastic to a medieval forest bard?”
Jefferson Smith, Strange Places

Susan Freinkel
“Manufacturers have long chosen plastic for their products on the basis of price and functionality., But creating a more sustainable relationship with plastics will require a new dexterity on our part. It will require us to think about the entire life cycle of the products we create and use.”
Susan Freinkel, Plastic: A Toxic Love Story

Ashley Asti
“How is the ocean not enraged,
swelling—
how is it not furious with grief:
we have drowned it in plastic,
its waves are no longer its own.
How does it survive this,
blistered by our carelessness?
We are drops of the ocean:
why can’t we see this?

—when plastic outnumbers fish”
Ashley Asti, The Moon and Her Sisters

“When plastic comes of age it shall clog the arteries of those who invented it.”
Anthony T. Hincks

“It's when we go fishing for plastic that we wonder where all the fish have gone.”
Anthony T. Hincks

“It's when plastic takes on a life of its own that the food chain will be disrupted.”
Anthony T. Hincks

“Plastic will inhabit the oceans long after man has gone.”
Anthony T. Hincks

Octavia E. Butler
“It was ... more poison packed tight together in one place than I've ever known. Did Humans make it that way on purpose?”
Octavia E. Butler, Adulthood Rites

“I really hope that plastic starts coming in different flavors because I would like to have a bit of variety in my food.”
Anthony T.Hincks

“Man has already started to cultivate artificial food.
It's called, Plastic.”
Anthony T.Hincks

“We are fast becoming a plastic society.
Pretty soon, we will have more in common with Ken & Barbie than with our natural environment.”
Anthony T.Hincks

“It's when we start shitting out plastic bags that we will start to realize that we have got a problem with our environment.”
Anthony T.Hincks

“It's when you sail the plastic oceans that you can get wrapped up in your sailing.”
Anthony T. Hincks

“The next great mystery of the ocean is, "How are we going to get rid of all that plastic?".”
Anthony T. Hincks

“We are so wrapped up in ourselves that we don't need plastic anymore.”
Anthony T. Hincks

“When the world gets smaller, that damn plastic patch gets bigger.”
Anthony T. Hincks

“Plastic will be the new pearl of the ocean.”
Anthony T. Hincks

“Clogged Arteries?
The it's time that you went and got a plastic's check up.
Feel Safe!...Feel Secure!...Know your plastic level!”
Anthony T. Hincks

“Plastic will be the main ingredient of all our grandchildren's recipes.”
Anthony T. Hincks

“Plastic is a gut wrenching story.
Literally!”
Anthony T. Hincks

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