Best Quotes About Environment

The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself. It is not in your environment; it is not in luck or chance, or the help of others; it is in yourself alone. -Orison Swett Marden

Advertising is an environmental striptease for a world of abundance. -Marshall McLuhan

The effectiveness of advertising depends on the amount and kind of product information available to consumers… advertising will be more successful the more impoverished the consumer's information environment. -Michael Schudson

I think the environment should be put in the category of our national security. Defense of our resources is just as important as defense abroad. Otherwise what is there to defend? -Robert Redford

Watching baseball under the lights is like observing dogs indoors, at a pedigree show. In both instances, the environment is too controlled to suit the species. -Melvin Maddocks

Outside of the chair, the teapot is the most ubiquitous and important design element in the domestic environment and almost everyone who has tackled the world of design has ended up designing one. -David McFadden

A primary function of art and thought is to liberate the individual from the tyranny of his culture in the environmental sense and to permit him to stand beyond it in an autonomy of perception and judgment. -Lionel Trilling

An attitude to life which seeks fulfillment in the single-minded pursuit of wealth – in short, materialism – does not fit into this world, because it contains within itself no limiting principle, while the environment in which it is placed is strictly limited. -E. F. Schumacher

Keep your feet on the ground, but let your heart soar as high as it will. Refuse to be average or to surrender to the chill of your spiritual environment. -Arthur Helps

There are two ways of being creative. One can sing and dance. Or one can create an environment in which singers and dancers flourish. -Warren Bennis

The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself. -Mark Caine

Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected. -Steve Jobs

Organic buildings are the strength and lightness of the spiders' spinning, buildings qualified by light, bred by native character to environment, married to the ground. -Frank Lloyd Wright

To shake your rump is to be environmentally aware. -David Byrne

The cause of violence is not ignorance. It is self-interest. Only reverance can restrain violence – reverance for human life and the environment. -William Sloane Coffin

Man must cease attributing his problems to his environment, and learn again to exercise his will – his personal responsibility in the realm of faith and morals. -Albert Schweitzer

Researches at Yale found a connection between brain cancer and work environment. The No. 1 most dangerous job for developing brain cancer? Plutonium hat model. -Jimmy Fallon

If the federal government had been around when the Creator was putting His hand to this state, Indiana wouldn't be here. It'd still be waiting for an environmental impact statement. -Ronald Reagan

You see, it's never the environment; it's never the events of our lives, but the meaning we attach to the events – how we interpret them – that shapes who we are today and who we'll become tomorrow. -Tony Robbins

Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions. -Albert Einstein

We begin to see, therefore, the importance of selecting our environment with the greatest of care, because environment is the mental feeding ground out of which the food that goes into our minds is extracted. -Napoleon Hill

Traditionally the great men of our country have sprung from poor environments; that being so, it would appear we have long suffered from a severe lack of poverty. -Gerald F. Lieberman

We do not know, in most cases, how far social failure and success are due to heredity, and how far to environment. But environment is the easier of the two to improve. -John B. S. Haldane

Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them. -W. Clement Stone

People blame their environment. There is only one person to blame – and only one – themselves. -Robert Collier

Why should we think upon things that are lovely? Because thinking determines life. It is a common habit to blame life upon the environment. Environment modifies life but does not govern life. The soul is stronger than its surroundings. -William James

We won't have a society if we destroy the environment. -Margaret Mead

We make the world we live in and shape our own environment. -Orison Swett Marden

Your outlook upon life, your estimate of yourself, your estimate of your value are largely colored by your environment. Your whole career will be modified, shaped, molded by your surroundings, by the character of the people with whom you come in contact every day. -Orison Swett Marden

It hurts the spirit, somehow, to read the word environments, when the plural means that there are so many alternatives there to be sorted through, as in a market, and voted on. -Lewis Thomas

One of the best kept secrets in America is that people are aching to make a commitment, if they only had the freedom and environment in which to do so. -John Naisbitt

We found that the most exciting environments, that treated people very well, are also tough as nails. There is no bureaucratic mumbo-jumbo… excellent companies provide two things simultaneously: tough environments and very supportive environments. -Tom Peters

It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment. -Ansel Adams

I know they are all environmentalists. I heard a lot of my speeches recycled. -Jesse Jackson

The environment is everything that isn't me. -Albert Einstein

Perhaps catastrophe is the natural human environment, and even though we spend a good deal of energy trying to get away from it, we are programmed for survival amid catastrophe. -Germaine Greer

We are built to conquer environment, solve problems, achieve goals, and we find no real satisfaction or happiness in life without obstacles to conquer and goals to achieve. -Maxwell Maltz

A strong, successful man is not the victim of his environment. He creates favorable conditions. His own inherent force and energy compel things to turn out as he desires. -Orison Swett Marden

I am working to make sure we don't only protect the environment, we also improve governance. -Wangari Maathai

Education must provide the opportunities for self-fulfillment; it can at best provide a rich and challenging environment for the individual to explore, in his own way. -Noam Chomsky

It's been said that government doesn't create jobs, business does. For the most part, this is true. But government creates the environment in which businesses can excel and expand. -Christine Gregoire

Pushing production out of America to nations without our environmental standards increases global environmental risks. -Frank Murkowski

I want to rid the country of corruption and return our economic environment. -Nestor Kirchner

Excellent education and an excellent environment are two hallmarks of our state. How we treat our environment is connected to so many other opportunities in Maine. -John Baldacci

Energy consumption matters both to our environment and our economy. -John Baldacci

Our state's beautiful natural environment is part of why we all love and live in New Hampshire. It is also one of our state's most important economic assets. -John Lynch

In today's world, it is no longer unimaginable to think that business can operate – and even thrive – in an environmentally-friendly manner. -Olympia Snowe

The election in Iraq clearly demonstrates that Iraqi people are like people everywhere. They desire to create a future in an environment that is safe and allows them to reach their full potential as human beings, whatever that potential may be. -John Ensign

Since the day he came into office, President Bush has worked to gut more than 34 years of hard work by weakening many of our Nation's standing environmental laws, some of which were signed into law by his father. -Jim Jeffords

This Bush administration has a growing credibility gap, maybe even a credibility chasm, on environmental policy. The President has lost the trust of the American people when it comes to the environment. -Jim Jeffords

The war being fought in Afghanistan and Iraq is bringing about a fundamental change to the environment that has given rise and power to the extremists who export terrorism. -Craig L. Thomas

Every time I have some moment on a seashore, or in the mountains, or sometimes in a quiet forest, I think this is why the environment has to be preserved. -Bill Bradley

When asked if I consider myself Buddhist, the answer is, Not really. But it's more my religion than any other because I was brought up with it in an intellectual and spiritual environment. I don't practice or preach it, however. -Uma Thurman

I grew up in a mostly Buddhist environment. -Uma Thurman

I think Democrats are right. We fight for the American dream, for the environment, for privacy rights, a woman's right to choose, a good public education system. -Barbara Boxer

We have fought for social justice. We have fought for economic justice. We have fought for environmental justice. We have fought for criminal justice. Now we must add a new fight – the fight for electoral justice. -Barbara Boxer

This is absolutely bizarre that we continue to subsidize highways beyond the gasoline tax, airlines, and we don't subsidize, we don't want to subsidize a national rail system that has environmental impact. -Joe Biden

I've always been a strong supporter of environmental protection and initiatives in that area. But I'm willing to set priorities. If we have to make reductions in one place, we'll have to-in order to increase another place, I'm willing to do that. -Judd Gregg

On the issues that I care deeply about – the environment, Roe vs. Wade, the war in Iraq, with no weapons of mass destruction, the tax cuts that are now leading to deficits, I've got some deep issues with the president. -Lincoln Chafee

Mercury emissions will continue to harm the environment and to endanger the health of children and pregnant women, until this Administration puts public health before politics. -Mark Dayton

Ethanol is a premier, high performance fuel. It has tremendous environmental benefits and is a key component to energy independence for our country. -Richard Lugar

A healthy environment is essential to a livable Oregon and a strong economy. -Ted Kulongoski

If all mankind were to disappear, the world would regenerate back to the rich state of equilibrium that existed ten thousand years ago. If insects were to vanish, the environment would collapse into chaos. -E. O. Wilson

It's obvious that the key problem facing humanity in the coming century is how to bring a better quality of life – for 8 billion or more people – without wrecking the environment entirely in the attempt. -E. O. Wilson

Perhaps the time has come to cease calling it the 'environmentalist' view, as though it were a lobbying effort outside the mainstream of human activity, and to start calling it the real-world view. -E. O. Wilson

If we intend to provide a better life, and a better world, for future generations, we can't ignore the quality of the environment we leave them. -John Kasich

Quality is the result of a carefully constructed cultural environment. It has to be the fabric of the organization, not part of the fabric. -Phil Crosby

We cannot but feel uneasy about the losses caused by humanity themselves. Apart from the losses of life and property in destructive wars, the environment and natural resources are also being destroyed by human hands. -Nong Duc Manh

You can't have virtue without sin. What I'm after is having my characters' virtues defined by how they operate in a very sinful environment. That's how you test people. -Frank Miller

We must guard against the overreaching hand of big government trying to take away our freedom. And we must always protect the environment in a manner consistent with our values. -Steve Forbes

I think the human body is beautiful, and I don't really have a huge problem in dealing with it, but it's the context, the environment and what I feel about it that that makes the difference for me. -Andie MacDowell

The pressure to compete, the fear somebody else will make the splash first, creates a frenzied environment in which a blizzard of information is presented and serious questions may not be raised. -Carl Bernstein

There's a hell of a lot of freedom in this rock and roll circus… it's where all the freaks go – it's the environment for me. -Brian Molko

It is possible to build a virtual-reality generator whose repertoire includes every possible environment. -David Deutsch

Human beings, viewed as behaving systems, are quite simple. The apparent complexity of our behavior over time is largely a reflection of the complexity of the environment in which we find ourselves. -Herbert A. Simon

Learning is any change in a system that produces a more or less permanent change in its capacity for adapting to its environment. -Herbert A. Simon

A reader is not supposed to be aware that someone's written the story. He's supposed to be completely immersed, submerged in the environment. -Jack Vance

I think DOOM had just the right mix of elements that keep people coming back to it: great monsters, excellent weapons with great balance, a spooky environment and extreme speed. -John Romero

I think it makes people in the Pentagon kind of nervous to know that chemical agents and environmental factors could cause so much damage in terms of what may happen in the future. -Bernie Sanders

To congratulate oneself on one's warm commitment to the environment, or to peace, or to the oppressed, and think no more is a profound moral fault. -Robert Conquest

The heart of our relationship, this natural environment that has blessed us really all along the west coast of North America, on both sides of the border we've realized that this incredible natural wealth comes with a price. -Dan Miller

The business of art is to reveal the relation between man and his environment. -D. H. Lawrence

There are hundreds of millions of gun owners in this country, and not one of them will have an accident today. The only misuse of guns comes in environments where there are drugs, alcohol, bad parents, and undisciplined children. Period. -Ted Nugent

We have been endowed with the capacity and the power to create desirable pictures within and to find them automatically in the outer world of our environment. -John McDonald

Birds are indicators of the environment. If they are in trouble, we know we'll soon be in trouble. -Roger Tory Peterson

I had been to New Mexico many times. I loved it. It's a very exotic, interesting, severely crazy environment. I don't know if I could live there all year. It's such an intense place. -Campbell Scott

The key to successful missionary work is a close relationship between the missionaries and the members. Creating an environment in working with members that will bring more into the Church. -Richard G. Scott

All of my work is based on nature. I grew up in a rural environment and living in the Bay Area allows for immediate access to wonderful natural environs. Basically nature is my Genus Loci, or the place where my spirit resides. -Judith Anderson

We obviously want to produce things that people want. We are going to continue to do that in an environmentally responsible way, while still being aware of the physical, scientific, and practical issues that we have to deal with. -Lee R. Raymond

You are a product of your environment. So choose the environment that will best develop you toward your objective. Analyze your life in terms of its environment. Are the things around you helping you toward success – or are they holding you back? -W. Clement Stone

I align myself with almost all researchers in assuming that anything we do is a composite of whatever genetic limitations were given to us by our parents and whatever kinds of environmental opportunities are available. -Howard Gardner

You cannot escape the results of your thoughts. Whatever your present environment may be, you will fall, remain or rise with your thoughts, your vision, your ideal. You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as your dominant aspiration. -James Lane Allen

If you're going to be at a job environment, you should love it. You shouldn't do it just for money. You should do it because you love it. And the money comes naturally. -Debbi Fields

We work in an environment where your options are to do, you know, Batman 10, so when you get to do a movie that's a really great film like this, people really step up to the plate and enjoy it. -James Woods

It is futile for an artist to try to create an environment because you have an environment around you all the time. Any living organism has an environment. -Carl Andre

A place is an area within an environment that has been altered in such a way to make the general environment more conspicuous. -Carl Andre

When we realize we can make a buck cleaning up the environment, it will be done! -Dennis Weaver

We must learn to understand humanity better so that we can create an environment that is more beneficial to people, more rewarding, more pleasant to experience. -John Portman

Architects in the past have tended to concentrate their attention on the building as a static object. I believe dynamics are more important: the dynamics of people, their interaction with spaces and environmental condition. -John Portman

Men and women want to do a good job, and if they are provided the proper environment, they will do so. -William Reddington Hewlett

A very Faustian choice is upon us: whether to accept our corrosive and risky behavior as the unavoidable price of population and economic growth, or to take stock of ourselves and search for a new environmental ethic. -E. O. Wilson

We are eternally linked not just to each other but our environment. -Herbie Hancock

In hard-core science fiction in which characters are responding to a change in environment, caused by nature or the universe or technology, what readers want to see is how people cope, and so the character are present to cope, or fail to cope. -James E. Gunn

The destruction of our environment and resources cannot be stemmed unless the growth of the world's population is stemmed and ultimately reduced. -Henry W. Kendall

When elected officials abandon our environment and ruin our natural resources, public health is endangered. I know the importance of providing a clean environment for our children; I have attended more than one funeral for a child who has died from an asthma attack. -Gwen Moore

People tend to work in teams, in a collaborative way, in an informal network. If you create an environment like that, it's much more effective and much more efficient. -Jim Mitchell

House passage is good news for the Northwest corner and our environment. -Nancy Johnson

The nature of the task needs to be renewed so people just don't feel that all the hard work is in the same groove all the time, under the same circumstances and in the same environment. -Timothy White

The broadest pattern of history – namely, the differences between human societies on different continents – seems to me to be attributable to differences among continental environments, and not to biological differences among peoples themselves. -Jared Diamond

I decided that now is the time to start doing the things that really interest me and I find important. It was in the 10 years of the MacArthur grant that I began working on my first book… and I began putting more work into environmental history. -Jared Diamond

No government is here forever. And there are other forces – the most potent force in our society, in fact, big business – doing good for the environment. -Jared Diamond

Federal elections happen every two years in this country. Presidential elections every four years. And four years just isn't long enough to dismantle all the environmental laws we've got in this country. -Jared Diamond

Since stepping down as laboratory director in 1999, I have devoted an increasing fraction of my time to international issues. I am involved with energy, environment, and sustainability issues, particularly as they involve new energy sources free of greenhouse gases. -Burton Richter

The awareness of our environment came progressively in all countries with different outlets. -Jacques Yves Cousteau

The real cure for our environmental problems is to understand that our job is to salvage Mother Nature. We are facing a formidable enemy in this field. It is the hunters… and to convince them to leave their guns on the wall is going to be very difficult. -Jacques Yves Cousteau

If people have a basic understanding of right from wrong, possess a strong desire to better themselves and persist in their cause, they can break the chain of any negative environment. -Dave Pelzer

Parents provide their children with genes as well as an environment, so the fact that talkative parents have kids with good language skills could simply mean that and that the same genes that make parents talkative make children articulate. -Steven Pinker

So no, it's not all in the genes, but what isn't in the genes isn't in the family environment either. It can't be explained in terms of the overall personalities or the child-rearing practices of parents. -Steven Pinker

There are a tremendous amount of environmental issues that are on the table. -Ed Rendell

And secondly, I would impose a significant state landfill tipping fee and use that tipping fee to fund the billion dollar bond issue that I want to create to produce the funds for all of the environmental challenges that we just went over. -Ed Rendell

I think if we're going to have to landfill trash, and I think we basically have to, we might as well get the upside for it and dedicate that upside to improving the environment in so many different ways. -Ed Rendell

I'm interested in giving business an opportunity by improving the tax environment to invest and grow with Pennsylvania, to expand and put more money in capital investment and creating jobs. -Ed Rendell

He will therefore have to use what knowledge he can achieve, not to shape the results as the craftsman shapes his handiwork, but rather to cultivate a growth by providing the appropriate environment, in the manner in which the gardener does this for his plants. -Friedrich August von Hayek

The purpose of random testing is not to catch, punish, or expose students who use drugs, but to save their lives and discover abuse problems early so that students can grow up and learn in a drug-free environment. -John Walters

If my parents had discouraged me, I would have turned out very differently. They raised me in an open-minded, liberal environment. -Tom Ford

Neither does man have gills for living in a water environment; yet it is not sinful to explore the depths of the oceans in search of food or other blessings. -Walter Lang

Thus, races arose from an original coding which God pulled out as needed for adaptation to the environment. -Walter Lang

If operating in a network environment, do not place public domain or shareware programs in a common file-server directory that could be accessible to any other PC on the network. -John McAfee

I think it is the weak and the young and the minorities that you need to look after to get a healthy creative environment – to get a lot of choices, a lot of different styles of music, a lot experimental stuff that everyone else feeds off. -Peter Gabriel

I am in the process of starting a nonprofit organization that gives rescued animals a home in a simulated wild environment and, for those who have been tested on, who are disabled, aggressive, etc., their own space to live out their days. -Casey Affleck

The only way to save a rhinoceros is to save the environment in which it lives, because there's a mutual dependency between it and millions of other species of both animals and plants. -David Attenborough

You can only get really unpopular decisions through if the electorate is convinced of the value of the environment. That's what natural history programmes should be for. -David Attenborough

I don't run a car, have never run a car. I could say that this is because I have this extremely tender environmentalist conscience, but the fact is I hate driving. -David Attenborough

All we can hope for is that the thing is going to slowly and imperceptibly shift. All I can say is that 50 years ago there were no such thing as environmental policies. -David Attenborough

The fundamental problem for Republicans when it comes to the environment is that whatever you say is viewed through the prism of suspicion. -Frank Luntz

I believe we can and should have it all. Lower deficits but higher spending. More peace with a bigger military that goes off and kills terrorists and whatnot. A cleaner environment without forcing SUVs off the road. -Craig Armstrong

The most important environmental issue is one that is rarely mentioned, and that is the lack of a conservation ethic in our culture. -Gaylord Nelson

In the state of Wisconsin it's mandated that teachers in the social sciences and hard sciences have to start giving environmental education by the first grade, through high school. -Gaylord Nelson

Franklin Roosevelt was very concerned about environmental issues. -Gaylord Nelson

If we continue to address the issue of the environment where we live as though we're the only species that lives here, we'll create a disaster for ourselves. -Gaylord Nelson

Loads of chemicals and hazardous wastes have been introduced into the atmosphere that didn't even exist in 1948. The environmental condition of the planet is far worse than it was 42 years ago. -Gaylord Nelson

Unless action is taken soon – unless we can display the same vision of that earlier period – we will lose the treasure of California's open space and environmental beauty. -Adam Schiff

I think my perception of my own life is different and the fact that Lauren and myself are together. I've never felt this free or happy and so that permeates onto my onstage persona and to my working environment. -Rick Allen

My efforts in Congress are guided by the belief that environmental preservation and restoration are a critical part of the legacy we leave to future generations. -Sue Kelly

A healthy human environment is one in which we try to make sense of our limits, of the accidents that can always befall us and the passage of time which inexorably changes us. -Rowan Williams

Overtime, hatchery fish tend to show signs of domestication and these traits adapted to the hatchery environment can make it more difficult to survive in the wild. -Norm Dicks

The Endangered Species Act is the strongest and most effective tool we have to repair the environmental harm that is causing a species to decline. -Norm Dicks

We improved the environment in which our children live, learn and play by decreasing crime and clamping down on abuse and violence in the home and on the streets. -Jane D. Hull

The mers were also designed to reproduce only at long intervals, in order to maintain the natural balance of the environment in which they were placed. -Joan D. Vinge

So, these political activities will create friction in and of themselves, and in this environment of friction there'll be additional violence. -John Abizaid

Being on the run, having to change the way that you do business, being unable to plan in a safe and secure environment, always looking over your shoulder, knowing that some day somebody's going to knock on your door and it's going to be your last. -John Abizaid

I grew up in an environment of jokes and sarcasm and puns. I talk that way, so I write that way. -Allan Sloan

We wanted to create an environment where if a game player enjoyed the 'writing style' of a particular game designer, he or she could look for the next game by that same author and not be disappointed. -David Crane

It is one of the issues that will have to be worked through however let me make the point and I think anyone would accept that if you set it up properly, not only will you get better environmental outcomes, you have a chance to create more wealth with the available resource. -John Anderson

But my point is that you design something in the end that precludes any unhealthy trading practices that are not going to serve your environmental or your economic objectives but now is not the time to do it. -John Anderson

If you live in a squalid environment, then of course you are going to want to get out of it, you are probably going to want to get into the country, because that's what it does. -Richard Rogers

You know, the environment is fragmenting, and the environment is, in many places, absolutely hideous! -Richard Rogers

The only way forward, if we are going to improve the quality of the environment, is to get everybody involved. -Richard Rogers

I have no idea how to become successful in children's tv programming today other than to say that whereever you find that rare animal being pursued, insert yourself into its environment; get in the door in any position and work from within. -William Jackson

Because I come from that old-school optics environment, I know stuff about depth of field and camera movement and things that are not necessarily a part of the curriculum for people who started on a box and have never done anything that wasn't on a box. -John Dykstra

Once the image was in the digital environment, one of the problems was, we had no means to reproduce the color spectrum, grey scale, and contrast that film produces, without converting the digital file to film, evaluating it, then going back and changing the digital image. -John Dykstra

For three decades, Democrats and Republicans worked together to make our environment better. -Christopher Dodd

We learned that economic growth and environmental protection can and should go hand in hand. -Christopher Dodd

We are also fortunate in being in quite a sheltered environment, in terms of people moving on to do other things, because there are relatively few companies in Scotland that are looking for the skill set that we've developed. -David Milne

We have to provide good teachers, good environment, community involvement with schools. -David Selby

History in its broadest aspect is a record of man's migrations from one environment to another. -Ellsworth Huntington

For the source of any characteristic so widespread and uniform as this adaptation to environment we must go back to the very beginning of the human race. -Ellsworth Huntington

From first to last the civilization of America has been bound up with its physical environment. -Ellsworth Huntington

The underlying message of the Lancet article is that if you want to understand aggressive behaviour in children, look to the social and emotional environment in which they are growing up, and the values they bring to the viewing experience. -Hugh Mackay

I also assume that they are not simply the physical properties of things as now conceived by physical science. Instead, they are ecological, in the sense that they are properties of the environment relative to an animal. -James J. Gibson

Conservation of energy also protects our environment. -Lamar S. Smith

The environment on set is very encouraging. -Michael Shanks

The ultimate purpose of religious life is to make this evolution move in a direction far more important to the destiny of the ego than the moral health of the social fabric which forms his present environment. -Muhammad Iqbal

Inductive reason, which alone makes man master of his environment, is an achievement; and when once born it must be reinforced by inhibiting the growth of other modes of knowledge. -Muhammad Iqbal

The Long Island Sound is an environmentally unique estuary that needs to be protected. -Tim Bishop

But when you have to deal with notes, and to be able to make a full definition of what a sound is – if you are not around that environment, then you'll find you lose that feel, that momentum, you lose all that. -Dennis Brown

So I'm not a Southern writer in the commonly held sense of the term, like Faulkner or Eudora Welty, who took the South for their entire literary environment and subject matter. -Donna Tartt

Thompson and Ritchie were among the first to realize that hardware and compiler technology had become good enough that an entire operating system could be written in C, and by 1978 the whole environment had been successfully ported to several machines of different types. -Eric S. Raymond

If Unix could present the same face, the same capabilities, on machines of many different types, it could serve as a common software environment for all of them. -Eric S. Raymond

For the first time, individual hackers could afford to have home machines comparable in power and storage capacity to the minicomputers of ten years earlier – Unix engines capable of supporting a full development environment and talking to the Internet. -Eric S. Raymond

Domestic discretionary spending on education and health care and the environment has been growing at 2 to 3 percent a year. He says we have to rein it in, but he ignores the spending category that is the big spike in the budget. -John Spratt

I think in part the reason is that seeing an economy that is, in many ways, quite different from the one grows up in, helps crystallize issues: in one's own environment, one takes too much for granted, without asking why things are the way they are. -Joseph Stiglitz

The comparison to the old world is something to get excited about. We have the potential for more choice and innovation, and a different regulatory environment that doesn't place as much weight on economic regulations of terms and conditions. -Michael K. Powell

Sun's role in the grand scheme of development is to work on the runtime environment and the APIs. The tools we produce are much more for systems programmers, not enterprise developers. -John Fowler

The cell, over the billions of years of her life, has covered the earth many times with her substance, found ways to control herself and her environment, and insure her survival. -Albert Claude

The symptoms of fascist thinking are colored by environment and adapted to immediate circumstances. But always and everywhere they can be identified by their appeal to prejudice and by the desire to play upon the fears and vanities of different groups in order to gain power. -Henry A. Wallace

Typically, historical black colleges and universities like Delaware State, attracted students who were raised in an environment where going to college wasn't the next natural step after high school. -Michael N. Castle

That area environmentally is a waste. You can't do anything. I don't care if the Sierra Club goes out there. It is fully polluted! You're not only going to work to clean up the environment, but also you will put people to work. -Richard M. Daley

Hierarchy works well in a stable environment. -Mary Douglas

I don't like going to the gym because I don't like being with people I don't know in that intense environment. -Utada Hikaru

I think the greatest challenge in environmentalism and the most rewarding challenge is trying to figure out how humans can meet their needs while protecting the environment. -Gale Norton

Local innovation and initiative can help us better understand how to protect our environment. -Gale Norton

Why has it seemed that the only way to protect the environment is with heavy-handed government regulation? -Gale Norton

I think today we recognize that economic activity needs to search for ways to protect the environment. -Gale Norton

This Nation has realized significant environmental improvements over the last three decades. -Jerry Costello

In a collaborative environment directors hire actors because they want their input, not just their bodies. -Kelly Lynch

The excitement of vitamins, nutrition and metabolism permeated the environment. -Paul D. Boyer

We've got to search back to our last known safe landmark. I can't say exactly where, but I think it's back there at the start of the Industrial Revolution, we began applying energy in vast amounts to tools with which we began tearing the environment apart. -David R. Brower

The environment doesn't change that radically. You are still going to go home at night and NBC is going to be there, ABC and CBS will still be there. -Dick Wolf

The second stream of material that is going to come out of this project is a programming environment and a set of programming tools where we really want to focus again on the needs of the newbie. This environment is going to have to be extremely user-friendly. -Guido van Rossum

Poetry is its own medium; it's very different than writing prose. Poetry can talk in an imagistic sense, it has particular ways of catching an environment. -Story Musgrave

Business is a subset of the environment, not the other way around. You can't have a healthy economy, you can't have a healthy anything in a degraded environment. -Peter Coyote

I firmly believe that we can have a healthy environment and a sustainable timber industry. -Frank Murkowski

One of Alaska's strengths is our pioneer role in environmentally sensitive development. -Frank Murkowski

Whether fuel cell system development in central Oregon, wind power generation along the Columbia Gorge, or geothermal energy in southern Oregon, investing in new energy sources makes America more energy independent while creating good paying, environmentally friendly jobs. -Greg Walden

When I was on that boat, I realized the only way I would feel creatively challenged was if I totally changed everything about my environment and put myself in a storm, in a sense. -Josh Lucas

There was never going to be a right time for a band that was still recording and had health in its environment, had made a very good record and was playing well. -Peter Garrett

It's just like any relationship, the more contained the environment, the more the good stuff appears and the more the bad stuff will reveal itself. -Bruce Greenwood

With a contained environment, there is the promise of friction. And that is where the drama comes from. -Bruce Greenwood

It is important to consider whether the sample size selected by the Environmental Genome Project will provide sufficient power to discover most alleles relevant to gene-environment interactions. -Samuel Wilson

We all recognize that in recent decades, many important achievements have helped create a cleaner, healthier environment, yet our national needs in environmental health are not being fully met. -Samuel Wilson

The infrastructure for linking environmental health and public health is not working as well as it should. -Samuel Wilson

Moreover, environmental health at the local level has become narrowly focused, very much defined around regulations and the attendant regulatory debates. -Samuel Wilson

There is no doubt that environmentally related diseases will continue to pose problems in the future. -Samuel Wilson

San Francisco is an interesting place. It's always been such a nice culturally diverse environment, which it still is, but there's a lot of money there now and a lot of dot com's so it's a little different than it used to be. -Les Claypool

And although our bodies are bounded with skin, and we can differentiate between outside and inside, they cannot exist except in a certain kind of natural environment. -Alan Watts

Aquatic invasive species are destroying the environment, damaging fisheries, and costing American taxpayers billions of dollars annually. -John M. McHugh

My hope is that we continue to do an even better job in terms of our nation's energy policy, so that we may even further reduce our reliance on foreign sources of oil and take better care of our environment in the process. -John M. McHugh

We seem to do better in the studio than we do in a live environment. -Josh Silver

Job creation requires a business friendly environment with a tax structure that is not punitive and a state government designed for efficient use of fewer tax dollars. -Kenneth Blackwell

Let's clean up our environment. Let's clean up our bodies, but most importantly, let's not permit our babies of the future to be polluted before they are even born. -Louise Slaughter

Everyone thrives most in his or her own unique environment. -Marilu Henner

It's important to determine which surroundings work best for you, and then build that environment to suit your needs. -Marilu Henner

We must conserve our environment and pass it on to our children in as good or better condition than it was passed to us. -Mark Kennedy

How it is that within 60 days of a general election issue, groups can no longer tell voters that a Member of Congress votes pro-abortion, against guns, against the environment or whatever else is beyond me. -Paul Weyrich

We did that with people like Chris Rock, Woody Harrelson, and the environmentalist Julia Butterfly Hill. -Anthony Kiedis

To confront those fears, in a controlled environment, where there's 300 people around you going through the same thing, it's this weird sort of yin and yang. -Adam Arkin

I think that's created a healthy environment. The comparisons to 'ER' were maddening and there was this assumption that the two of us were looking at each other with rage and resentment, which was also not the case. -Adam Arkin

For the first two weeks of filming, I remember bristling at some of the occurrences on the set, none of which directly involved me. Then I surrendered to the environment, to Michael's method, and became much happier, even though no one knew what to expect. -Madeleine Stowe

My entry into the environmental arena was through the issue that so dramatically – and destructively – demonstrates the link between science and social action: nuclear weapons. -Barry Commoner

The weapons were conceived and created by a small band of physicists and chemists; they remain a cataclysmic threat to the whole of human society and the natural environment. -Barry Commoner

The environmental crisis arises from a fundamental fault: our systems of production – in industry, agriculture, energy and transportation – essential as they are, make people sick and die. -Barry Commoner

The modern assault on the environment began about 50 years ago, during and immediately after World War II. -Barry Commoner

In every case, the environmental hazards were made known only by independent scientists, who were often bitterly opposed by the corporations responsible for the hazards. -Barry Commoner

Earth Day 1970 was irrefutable evidence that the American people understood the environmental threat and wanted action to resolve it. -Barry Commoner

By adopting the control strategy, the nation's environmental program has created a built-in antagonism between environmental quality and economic growth. -Barry Commoner

Environmental quality was drastically improved while economic activity grew by the simple expedient of removing lead from gasoline – which prevented it from entering the environment. -Barry Commoner

What is new is that environmentalism intensely illuminates the need to confront the corporate domain at its most powerful and guarded point – the exclusive right to govern the systems of production. -Barry Commoner

The wave of new productive enterprises would provide opportunities to remedy the unjust distribution of environmental hazards among economic classes and racial and ethnic communities. -Barry Commoner

The most meaningful engine of change, powerful enough to confront corporate power, may be not so much environmental quality, as the economic development and growth associated with the effort to improve it. -Barry Commoner

The environmental crisis is a global problem, and only global action will resolve it. -Barry Commoner

I love going to concerts, so that whole environment is something that intrigues me anyway. -Gary Cole

We should restore a proper balance in environmental regulation and energy production that is based on common sense, not political agendas. -Mac Thornberry

The problem of the environment is the extension of good housekeeping of the thinking woman. -Marjory Stoneman Douglas

I don't see this planet being… they're talking about how they're turning around the environmental problems here, but I think it's already too late. -Ace Frehley

We grew up in a very creative environment and were exposed to the arts at a very young age, so it's not a surprise that all of us are in some form of the arts. -Spike Lee

We have a project with Unocal here in Los Angeles, where we as an environmental organization, the oil company, and the state all get together to promote the recycling of used motor oil. -Ted Danson

We're not trying to reinvent the wheel; for any environmental organization to claim sole responsibility for any kind of victory is insane, because everybody attacks these problems as a group. -Ted Danson

The environmental movement, like all political processes, reacts best to disasters. But these are very slow, very gradual disasters in the making. -Ted Danson

Address these environmental issues and you will address every issue known to man. And we keep dabbling in things that aren't really that important in the long term. -Ted Danson

I maintain that if there is such a thing as a true and honest environmentalist, it's people like Slim and hopefully me, who have been caretakers of the land all our lives, along with the generations before us. -Wilford Brimley

The magic can happen in a studio. Special things can happen in a recording studio, even though it may seem like a clinical environment from the outside looking in. -Benny Green

I wanted to make sure that the environment of the shooting itself was not that controlled, and the way to go about that course was to work with as small a crew as possible. -Atom Egoyan

My idea of an amusement park story is getting adventurers to go tour environmental disaster areas. After all, if the entire Great Barrier Reef gets killed, which seems like an extremely lively possibility, what are you going to do with all that rotting limestone? -Bruce Sterling

It's like this – these five members have been influenced of course by other groups, because that's where this generation's groups came from – an environment like the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Yardbirds, and The Who. People like that. -Alice Cooper

What we've proven is that you can protect the environment, use it wisely and grow the economy and that there is no conflict between the two. -Bruce Babbitt

I wanted to be as comfortable in that environment as she was. I moved around those areas in character. -Debbie Reynolds

I think that being in an environment is a much richer experience than just working on a soundstage. -Kathy Bates

I reflect back 35 years ago, and look how far we have come in America with our environmental policy to improve the conditions of our air and water, and we have had some real successes. -Jay Inslee

We had some major successes and we did so because the country embraced the spirit of Earth Day and embraced this concept that we have to have forward-looking, visionary environmental policy and energy policy in this country. -Jay Inslee

An organization's reason for being, like that of any organism, is to help the parts that are in relationship to each other, to be able to deal with change in the environment. -Kevin Kelly

Each system is trying to anticipate change in the environment. -Kevin Kelly

The most interesting thing about change in the environment is that for the most part the environment isn't changing. -Kevin Kelly

The most certain thing you can say about the environment tomorrow is that it probably is going to be just like today, for the most part. -Kevin Kelly

Each organism's environment, for the most part, consists of other organisms. -Kevin Kelly

In a broad systems sense, an organism's environment is indistinguishable from the organism itself. -Kevin Kelly

When a system is in turbulence, the turbulence is not just out there in the environment, but is a part of the organization or organism that you are looking at. -Kevin Kelly

The organization and the environment are in concert. -Kevin Kelly

The current understanding was that it was impossible to predict how something would evolve because it was a very turbulent environment full of things interacting with each other. -Kevin Kelly

Basins of attraction, of self organization, show up as well in our complex social environment, in human organizations. Here again, while we cannot predict the result of any given input, we can say that it will likely fall within one of several areas. -Kevin Kelly

But in a turbulent environment the change is so widespread that it just routes around any kind of central authority. So it is best to manage the bottom-up change rather than try to institute it from the top down. -Kevin Kelly

I think the best work flows out of a collaborative environment. -Steven Bochco

I enjoy being recognized whatever environment I'm in. -Tony Curtis

It is the gift of seeing the life around them clearly and vividly, as something that is exciting in its own right. It is an innate gift, varying in intensity with the individual's temperament and environment. -Bill Brandt

A big ethical question is what happens after people stop using the device. Does it degrade the environment? Could it have been designed so it would actually be good for the environment? -Donald Norman

I think it's going to deliver on the promises we've said it's going to and it is going to be the most successful product ever to come into the handheld environment, and it just happens to have a number of different functions. -Ian Jackson

We're going to create a portable handheld environment, and you should expect the same things you've always expected from Playstation – a great quality product, versatility, great value to the consumer. -Ian Jackson

I found for me that my safe place was work. I could control my environment. I became very fastidious and detailed, and wanted things a certain way. -Marie Osmond

This is a tough environment, and it's tough for everybody. -Brit Hume

For anyone to open their heart, they need the right atmosphere, and something to prompt them. For my mother it was her trip abroad: she was in a very relaxed, understanding environment. I was very sympathetic towards her. -Jung Chang

When you talk to crews that went to Mir or have gone up to International Space Station, they say that you go through different phases of adaptation or getting used to the space environment. -Laurel Clark

I think that is a universal adolescent feeling, trying to find your place. The adolescent who is perfectly adjusted to his environment, I've yet to meet. -Roger Bannister

Complexity is one of the great problems in environmental design. -Christopher Alexander

In this country, the health concerns and the environmental concerns are as deep as in Europe. All the surveys show that. But here, we didn't have the cultural dimension. This is a fast-food culture. -Jeremy Rifkin

The position I took at the time was that we hadn't really examined any of the potential environmental consequences of introducing genetically modified organisms. -Jeremy Rifkin

Since this was the first and only series I had ever produced, I was unaware of what the 'Normal' environment was for a studio. I tried to run it as I did in my SF studio. -Joe Murray

I make photographs and still make photographs of the natural environment. It's a love because that was part of my life before I was involved in photography. -John Sexton

My father influenced by his very life, his very example and the environment that I was brought up in. But, he did not encourage or discourage any of us. He let us make up our own minds. -Juliet Mills

Heredity is nothing but stored environment. -Luther Burbank

All the things that human beings suffer from are how their environment treats them, and how the elements of their planet affects their mind and body – like radiation, cancer, and all. -Ornette Coleman

The outdoors, the beautiful environment, both in fresh and salt water. And the thing that concerns me is the amount of kids that stand on street corners, or go into pinball parlours, and call it recreation. -Rex Hunt

So that we focus not on competing visions for Europe but on what Europe can do to improve economic growth, to give us a cleaner environment, to create more jobs, to make us more secure. -John Hutton

American culture is torn between our long romance with violence and our terror of the devastation wrought by war and crime and environmental havoc. -Katherine Dunn

If somebody asked me about my inspiration I would say that it's not the peopleand it's not the things, it's travel and experiencing different environments. -Marc Newson

I think part of that is to create an environment where it's like real life, where you don't really know what's going to happen to you in a certain scene. -Radha Mitchell

I enjoyed entertaining people since I was a little girl. There was nothing better than making people laugh. That, and the need to express myself in a safe environment. -Amy Weber

That whole environment was just incompatible with my beliefs and my personality. It was a dark time for me. -Zhang Ziyi

You get elected, often, if you're a woman, on the strength of the women's vote; then you get into office, and you have to adapt to an overwhelmingly male environment. -Eleanor Clift

When on the set of a film, you have to play natural for entire scenes in a very unnatural environment. You have to express emotions and interact with other actors and also use your voice. -Helena Christensen

The government should set a goal for a clean environment but not mandate how that goal should be implemented. -Dixie Lee Ray

Mankind is considered (by the radical environmentalists) the lowest and the meanest of all species and is blamed for everything. -Dixie Lee Ray

I assume we will have figured out a way to efficiently utilize solar energy and tied that to an efficient way to use nuclear energy in such a way that it doesn't pose a serious environmental issue. -John Hickenlooper

The experiences of promoting my first album were really something; there is so much illusion in my environment (touring and pop music) that I wanted to clear away. -Duncan Sheik

It's inevitable your environment will influence what you do. -Duncan Sheik

As you may know, some of the stereotyped behaviors exhibited by autistic children are also found in zoo animals who are raised in a barren environment. -Temple Grandin

Research has shown that a barren environment is much more damaging to baby animals than it is to adult animals. It does not hurt the adult animals the same way it damages babies. -Temple Grandin

More and more surveys in the US are indicating a change in values taking place among consumers, who become more concerned about quality of life, food, health and the environment. -David Korten

And I think that the environment is one very strong way to counterbalance the chaotic nature of our life. -Minoru Yamasaki

I want to do very useful buildings and I would like to find a method of producing these buildings through our technology because I think that this is the only way that we will gain wonderful environment easily in the future. -Minoru Yamasaki

The nature of the global business environment guarantees that no matter how hard we work to create a stable and healthy organisation, our organisation will continue to experience dramatic changes far beyond our control. -Margaret J. Wheatley

There is no question that photography has played a major role in the environmental movement. -Galen Rowell

Ever since the 1860s when photographers travelled the American West and brought photographs of scenic wonders back to the people on the East Coast of America we have had a North American tradition of landscape photography used for the environment. -Galen Rowell

These days, most nature photographers are deeply committed to the environmental message. -Galen Rowell

I've always been the only girl in those environments. It's comfortable for me – I prefer it, actually. -Lisa Guerrero

Human inertia makes the everyday environment, the furniture, as it were, appear to be a given. -Todd Gitlin

Personally I discovered that you could go through the academy as a young scholar, come out, and almost immediately have an impact on the academic environment. -Bernice Johnson Reagon

We're failing our children with education, we're failing our environment. -Carol Moseley Braun

There are nuclear weapons in China, Iran, Korea and Pakistan. It wouldn't take much to send a couple of warheads off on this planet somewhere that would cause a lot of environmental damage, then if you have got someone who wants to retaliate you have real problems. -Edward James Olmos

Home life is a foreign environment for most guys. So it's natural to show them being idiots at home. -Patricia Heaton

LA can be a very open and accepting creative environment. But it is important, because there is this odd separation here, it is important to make your kids mindful of other people and other people's plight. -Ryan Phillippe

Over the past several years, all of us as Canadians, and as members of the North American cultural and economic environment, have been to a greater or lesser extent party to a significant attitudinal change towards our culture. -Alex Campbell

As President Bush has said on numerous occasions, it is the government's role to create the conditions, the friendly environment, that will attract capital. -Donald Evans

Nuclear power will help provide the electricity that our growing economy needs without increasing emissions. This is truly an environmentally responsible source of energy. -Michael C. Burgess

Abortion on demand has, in my judgment, contributed significantly to an environment in our country in which life has become very cheap. -Robert Casey

We worked on solving the problem of voice communications in a noisy military environment. We established military codes that are highly audible and invented selection tests for personnel who had a superior ability to recognize sound in a noisy background. -M. H. Abrams

Being an American is such a rich environment, because there's so many people from other countries and cultures, and through that you're able to see other people's experiences. -Rick Yune

There should be more attention paid to scientific research in the ecology area, and I think that such attention to proper environmental concerns would make the public feel much better about it. -Thomas R. Cech

I wanted to help raise awareness, so I created an environmental foundation called Just Within Reach. -Kevin Richardson

This possibility bothered me as I thought it was not advisable to remain in one academic environment, and the long dark winters in Edinburgh could be rather dismal. -Paul Nurse

People in Slow Food understand that food is an environmental issue. -Michael Pollan

There's been progress toward seeing that nature and culture are not opposing terms, and that wilderness is not the only kind of landscape for environmentalists to concern themselves with. -Michael Pollan

If you're not adapting to the very rapidly changing environment, if you can't think creatively, you lose big in this society because there are very few jobs for you left. -Robert Sternberg

The bicycle is a former child's toy that has now been elevated to icon status because, presumably, it can move the human form from pillar to post without damage to the environment. -Brock Yates

In 1995, I founded The Molecular Sciences Institute with a gift from the Philip Morris Company where I hoped that we could create an environment where young people could pursue science in an atmosphere of harmonious purpose and high intellectual challenge. -Sydney Brenner

Bankers cannot afford to be concerned with only the economic aspects of projects. There may be serious implications on the natural environment, the urban environment, on human culture. -Arthur Erickson

Every collaboration helps you grow. With Bowie, it's different every time. I know how to create settings, unusual aural environments. That inspires him. He's very quick. -Brian Eno

Customary though it may be to write about that institutionalized pastime as though it existed apart from the general environment, my story does not lend itself to such treatment. -Curt Flood

My wife and I came to Canada for the 1994 Commonwealth Games and we really liked the B.C. lifestyle and environment. The following year we applied to become permanent residents. We moved here in 1996 after the Atlanta Olympics. -Jonathan Brown

Barge traffic on the Mississippi River represents the most efficient, most cost-effective, most environmentally sound means of transporting commodity goods from this region of the country to market. -Leonard Boswell

For the good of our environment, the good of the economy, and the good of the Nation, I strongly urge support of the upper Mississippi locks and dams project. -Leonard Boswell

A shift is necessary toward lifestyles less geared to environmental damaging consumption patterns. -Maurice Strong

After all, sustainability means running the global environment – Earth Inc. – like a corporation: with depreciation, amortization and maintenance accounts. In other words, keeping the asset whole, rather than undermining your natural capital. -Maurice Strong

Also, it is interesting that developing countries, with China and India perhaps in the lead, where the future of the global environment will be decided are now on board with the case for sustainable development. -Maurice Strong

I am on the board of corporations who contribute both to environmental problems and their solutions. And I am on the NGO side: the Earth Council and other organizations. -Maurice Strong

I am President of the UN created University for Peace, which has a strong commitment to the relationship between peace, security and the environment. I meet with young people around the world and I always come away enthused and encouraged. -Maurice Strong

I've developed a huge regard for Toyota for its environmental awareness, for its immense commitment to research and development in this field, and for its leadership in developing hybrids which others are now following. -Maurice Strong

Not to say that corporations are perfect today, but even grand corporations like Dupont have made immense progress in translating some of their past environmentally damaging practices into new profit opportunities. -Maurice Strong

One of the things that I've always thought I would like to do is to develop an environmental index. Then people can measure their own environmental performance on an index as they do in other ways. -Maurice Strong

Ted Turner is still a leader. And he sets a great example. His ability financially has been reduced, but his influence and his example still is an important asset to the whole environmental movement. -Maurice Strong

We in the industrialized world make a greater difference because our ecological footprint, our impact on the condition of the environment, is 40 to 50 times larger than that of people in the developing world. -Maurice Strong

Well they do have a use, but we should never believe that any international conference is going to suddenly solve problems like the condition of the global environment. -Maurice Strong

We live in such a sheltered environment in the United States. I've been fortunate enough to have traveled all over the world, and I've seen things you only read about and see on the news. -Payne Stewart

There are a couple of carp fishing books I've been reading. I'm very interested in that line of books, because I think they write very well, carp anglers, about the general environment. -Tom Felton

There's no environment. Use your imagination. There's no fourth wall, whether it's the first time you've told this story about her life, or the sixth time. -Jill Clayburgh

And I remember how proud I was to put on my training jersey and go out on the field. Making it back to that environment was for me my greatest moment, because somebody had told me I couldn't do it and I never gave up on myself, the game and my teammates. -Brandi Chastain

I have a 16 year-old son, so I'm now a soccer mom. I stand on the sidelines and I hear the things parents are saying, so I want them to understand what it is their kids are feeling in any sports environment. -Brandi Chastain

Living in an entirely different physical as well as biotic environment, such a population would have unique opportunities to enter new niches and to select novel adaptive pathways. -Ernst Mayr

More than ever before, there is a global understanding that long-term social, economic, and environmental development would be impossible without healthy families, communities, and countries. -Gro Harlem Brundtland

You cannot achieve environmental security and human development without addressing the basic issues of health and nutrition. -Gro Harlem Brundtland

What is sacred among one people may be ridiculous in another; and what is despised or rejected by one cultural group, may in a different environment become the cornerstone for a great edifice of strange grandeur and beauty. -Hu Shih

The challenge as we saw in the Nigerian project was to restructure the economy decisively in the direction of a modern free market as an appropriate environment for cultivation of freedom and democracy and the natural emergence of a new social order. -Ibrahim Babangida

Even though I had pushed through the Tango album, it was just not a very good environment to be in on a daily basis. In many ways, this is the best time of my life. -Lindsey Buckingham

When I got to filmmaking, the most democratic of environments where anybody could say anything, those were the best environments, but what you don't want to assume is that you know what the audience is thinking. -Rick Moranis

Now, the downside to conservation is that so much is done for the public, which almost always mars the environment that one wanted to conserve. -Arne Jacobsen

There is something sublime about its aloofness from and its indifference to its external environment. -Frederick Soddy

Physiology is concerned with all those phenomena of life that present them selves to us in sense perception as bodily processes, and accordingly form part of that total environment which we name the external world. -Wilhelm Wundt

There's a kind of dynamic quality about theater and that dynamic quality expresses itself in relation to, first of all, the environment in which it's being staged; then the audience, the nature of the audience, the quality of the audience. -Wole Soyinka

Man shapes himself through decisions that shape his environment. -Rene Dubos

Nature favors those organisms which leave the environment in better shape for their progeny to survive. -James Lovelock

Evolution is a tightly coupled dance, with life and the material environment as partners. From the dance emerges the entity Gaia. -James Lovelock

But the idea of a man making his living by writing seemed, in that hardy environment, so fantastic that even today I am sometimes myself assailed by a feeling of unreality. -Robert E. Howard

I became a writer in spite of my environments. -Robert E. Howard

It seems to me that many writers, by virtue of environments of culture, art and education, slip into writing because of their environments. -Robert E. Howard

Global markets must be balanced by global values such as respect for human rights and international law, democracy, security and sustainable economic and environmental development. -Anna Lindh

Once you develop your own style, you know when you're able to give your best. Feeling at home is part of it, and I don't think that's an L.A. thing. It's a matter of the environment and of what affects you. -Herb Ritts

Initially with The Butcher Boy, there was this kid growing up in this strange, weird environment that I remember from when I was a kid. And Patrick's vision was so complete there. -Neil Jordan

It's the opposite journey from what I've usually done with films. I find it very easy to go from, say, a lit, pleasurable environment, like what you see outside there, to a very dark place. But the opposite journey, which is what this movie takes, is much more complicated. -Neil Jordan

I even smoke in bed. Imagine smoking a cigar in bed, reading a book. Next to your bed, there's a cigar table with a special cigar ashtray, and your wife is reading a book on how to save the environment. -Raul Julia

A good director creates an environment, which gives the actor the encouragement to fly. -Kevin Bacon

Thousands of women are crushed and made inarticulate by that system and never develop as their natures would force them to develop were they in a decent environment. -Agnes Smedley

However now we can create a sound that can truly startle someone and in terms of sound effects I think the environment that we are in now has improved dramatically. -Nobuo Uematsu

Each environment has its own signature. Sound tells a story: You make choices about what you're hearing, where to look, how you want to feel about what's going on. -Stephen Hopkins

The nation will benefit in the long term if it continues to be open to foreign expertise. This will help the country to establish its business culture and environment faster, based on international best practice. -Hassanal Bolkiah

As I have tried to show, science, in producing the airplane and the wireless, has created a new international political environment to which governments must adjust their foreign policies. -John Boyd Orr

For over 15 years, through the clean coal programs of the Department of Energy, the Federal Government has been a solid partner, working jointly with private companies and the states to develop and demonstrate a new generation of environmentally clean technology using coal. -Tim Holden

The atmosphere defines the environment of sound. -Bill Laswell

The Cowles Commission was the optimal environment for the type of research that I wanted to do. -Gerard Debreu

I think the younger generation, the people poised to dominate the workforce, are more socially conscious. They are more demanding in terms of environment and how that environment contributes to their life. -Helmut Jahn

I wanted to improve the suburban office building; to create a great urban space in a suburban environment with all that implies about interaction, collaboration and creativity. -Helmut Jahn

We want our buildings to work like a machine that will create a pleasurable environment. -Helmut Jahn

Your background and environment is with you for life. No question about that. -Sean Connery

Without individuals feeling safe and having an environment of safety, they then have reluctance of taking part in the city of being active. They wind up wanting to leave the city. That's more detrimental. -Dick Powell

Israel remains a foreign body in this large area, and it always proved that it is unable to coexist with this environment, because the, the scope of the massacres that it has committed does not permit it to coexist. -Hassan Nasrallah

Now, Venus is an extremely hostile environment, and as such presents a lot of challenges for a science fiction author who wants to create life there. However, as I began to research it more thoroughly, I found myself intrigued by the possibilities the world offers. -Sarah Zettel

The bottom line in my view is that America's mothers and fathers deserve to have confidence in law enforcement's ability to ensure that their children are being raised in the safest possible environment. -Bob Ney

You're really creative when you're in an environment that you don't know how to handle. So collaborating was like that for me. I think that was one of the reasons why I knew I was gonna get a challenging reaction. -Liz Phair

That's where I began to ask questions that maybe don't have one specific answer. And the more people you get answers from, the richer the environment becomes. -John Zorn

But clearly an economy that's growing and expanding like this one – and it certainly is doing that with high GDP output, employment numbers strong, capacity utilization strong – that's an environment in which the Fed needs to continually be alert to early signs of inflation. -John W. Snow

Yet, despite our many advances, our environment is still threatened by a range of problems, including global climate change, energy dependence on unsustainable fossil fuels, and loss of biodiversity. -Dan Lipinski

The environmental benefits of hydrogen are also outstanding. When used as an energy source, hydrogen produces no emissions besides water. Zero polluting emissions, an amazing advance over the current sources of energy that we use. -Dan Lipinski

Hydrogen holds great promise to meet many of our future energy needs, and it addresses national security and our environmental concerns. Hydrogen is the simplest, most abundant element in the universe. -Dan Lipinski

When a business group tells us there is nothing wrong with the environment, naturally they may have good arguments, but we are also sceptical, because we know that they have an interest in these things. -Bjorn Lomborg

People say that to me and I think what unites all my characters is that they are hurt; it's most accurate to say I play characters that are hurt but are responding to their environment. -Ashley Judd

Fears of creating new kinds of plagues or of altering human evolution or of irreversibly altering the environment were only some of the concerns that were rampant. -Paul Berg

Simply put, drilling in ANWR would be expensive, environmentally devastating, and would do very little to fix our energy crisis or to bring down the price of oil and gasoline. -Allyson Schwartz

Like anyone who goes to college, you're leaving a familiar surrounding and a comfortable environment and your friends and everything, and you're starting fresh. It can be pretty daunting. -Jason Biggs

I don't want to flee, nor do I want to abandon the battle of these farmers who live without any protection in the forest. They have the sacrosanct right to aspire to a better life on land where they can live and work with dignity while respecting the environment. -Dorothy Stang

In such an environment, I was able to study things that could be of immediate usefulness to the world. That learning experience undoubtedly served me well when I eventually entered the work force. -Koichi Tanaka

My recording career has luckily run the gamut of recording environments. -Matt Cameron

I think there are other issues that the Democrats could use to rally evangelicals. There are a lot of us, for instance, who believe that the Bible calls us to be environmentally responsible. -Tony Campolo

I'm involved with Recording Artists and Actors Against Drunk Driving. I'm also involved with most children's causes, because children can't help the environment they're in. -Judd Nelson

Evolution acts slowly. Our psychological characteristics today are those that promoted reproductive success in the ancestral environment. -Keith Henson

I suspect that a substantial fraction of human problems in the world today, not just cults, result from the mismatch between the current environment and the environment in which we evolved. -Keith Henson

High status males had multiple wives or additional mating opportunities in the ancestral environment. -Keith Henson

Why are ecologists and environmentalists so feared and hated? This is because in part what they have to say is new to the general public, and the new is always alarming. -Garrett Hardin

Moreover, the practical recommendations deduced from ecological principles threaten the vested interests of commerce; it is hardly surprising that the financial and political power created by these investments should be used sometimes to suppress environmental impact studies. -Garrett Hardin

Military police know what to do, they know the Geneva Conventions, and their objective is to provide a safe, secure, fair environment for prisoners under their control. -Janis Karpinski

Well, perhaps the greatest achievement, and we didn't know it at the time, was we held an Earth Day in 1970, and out of that Earth Day a lot of students got involved in saving the environment, or trying to. -Pete McCloskey

The result was, when Congress convened in January 1971, everyone was now an environmentalist. They had seen a new force, college students, who favored the environment. -Pete McCloskey

We were environmentalists of the Teddy Roosevelt theory. We believed in separation of church and state. We believed in the independence of the Supreme Court not being subject to politicians. -Pete McCloskey

Of the 55 refineries closed in America in the last 10 years, they were all closed for economic reasons, mostly oil company mergers. Not a single one was closed for environmental purposes or objections. -Peter DeFazio

I'd be cheating everyone here, the staff and rest of my teammates, if I wasn't able to stay on top of my work. It was almost like therapy, to come back and get in an environment I'm comfortable with. -Roger Clemens

It's more than just high quality food for the family table; it's growing the food in a way that does not harm the environment. That gives me emotional well-being that is important to me. -Robert Patterson

I certainly don't live in a kosher home although I was raised in a kosher environment. -Leonard Nimoy

With respect to the environment in our state and our state's future – in addition to water which is very important here – I think it is crucial for him to make a sincere commitment to energy efficiency, fuel efficiency, by helping us to produce those cars of the future. -Jennifer Granholm

The whole purpose was to say that it doesn't have to be a zero sum. It's not the environment or jobs. You can have both. You can help the auto industry achieve that if you have investment in plants. -Jennifer Granholm

I have not made any suggestions about climate change. This is more about blending or shifting the conversation about the environment versus the economy. It's just such an old, outdated conversation. -Jennifer Granholm

Well, you know I have an office, my film offices. So I know that syndrome. I fancy offices, so there must be something wrong with me. Even the window cleaner intrigues me. It's a very sexy environment. -Hugh Grant

That's the great thing about having your friends around you. I've known these guys forever. I really enjoy their company just as people. You couldn't ask for a better work environment. -Drew Carey

My wife and I now live in the summers in northern Michigan in an environment which is wonderfully conducive to research, and where most of my work in the last 15 years has been done. -Douglass North

And I know that the younger generation is doing things that are so ingenious. And for them it's not a matter of a political belief or an environmental stance. It's really just common sense. -Daryl Hannah

The movement for the environment really only started in the mid 1970's. -Anita Roddick

The Body Shop Foundation is run by our staff and supports social activism and environmental activism. We don't tend to support big agencies. -Anita Roddick

When you live in a networked environment, it's possible to separate data from applications. -Stephen Cambone

All the writers and producers around us that gave us the environment where we could play. They were able to provide us with a place where we could take chances to play with things, go against the grain and do things that people don't always do. -Matthew Ashford

We decided that the environment was an integral part of our policies and the political thrust of our government. We gave it the priority and we sustained it with the money required to make it happen. -Brian Mulroney

We created the Cabinet Committee on the Environment to review the environmental implications of all government initiatives. I think what made us successful was the fact that it was a sustained approach. We did something new every year. -Brian Mulroney

So that was Reagan's political problem. As a rancher in California, he was an environmentalist himself. But the President of the United States doesn't control everything that happens in Washington. -Brian Mulroney

I would go to them and I would explain this is the price of going forward. We're going to move ahead in all these other areas. We're moving ahead in tax reform and GST, we are moving ahead on trade, but this will not be done at the cost of the environment. -Brian Mulroney

I think the government has to reposition environment on top of their national and international priorities. -Brian Mulroney

I can see now a vision emerging how Canada is going to profit in the future from our Arctic resources without destroying the environment on which it is all based. -Brian Mulroney

You arrive at a village, and in this calm environment, one starts to hear echo. -Yannick Noah

My lens of choice was always the 35 mm. It was more environmental. You can't come in closer with the 35 mm. -Annie Leibovitz

We don't have to sacrifice a strong economy for a healthy environment. -Dennis Weaver

Practically every environmental problem we have can be traced to our addiction to fossil fuels, primarily oil. -Dennis Weaver

The premise is simple: One economy and one environment, and they're interdependent. -Dennis Weaver

The jarring change going from an urban environment to an extremely remote natural environment is extremely inspiring. It's constantly stimulating, it's like a slap in the face. -Carter Burwell

A stable Iraq at peace with its neighbors will remain elusive until we improve both the security and the economic environment in Iraq. -Tom Lantos

We all love the environment, but we have placed creatures above people. A rat is a rat. -Sonny Bono

The orchestration of press, radio and television to create a continuous, lasting and total environment renders the influence of propaganda virtually unnoticed precisely because it creates a constant environment. -Jacques Ellul

A variety of factors contribute to the price of gasoline in the United States. These factors include worldwide supply, demand and competition for crude oil, taxes, regional differences in access to gasoline supplies and environmental regulations. -Gary Miller

I mean that the time where we need International agreement more than ever on the environment and the rest, poverty we are breaking up our International Institutions and the rule of law and Tony Blair is part of it. -Clare Short

A lot of fun stuff happens when you go out on a bike compared to when you're in a car. You're more in the environment. It's enjoyable. Even when It's raining It's still fun. -Stone Gossard

I'm doing my work in an environment that's ultimately about dollars and cents. -Marguerite Moreau

The lyrics came out of necessity. When we started writing the record, we started in a more fusion environment and that got boring really quick and that wasn't what we were about on an organic level. -Jimmy Chamberlin

He wasn't really Method but he believed that when you did a role there were lots of things you could do with your co-star in order to create the right environment. You known, if you were supposed to be in love, to create that feeling between the two of you. -Jane Badler

In fact, because of their connection to the land, farmers do more to protect and preserve our environment than almost anyone else. They are some of the best environmentalists around. -Ike Skelton

Like I said, I'm more worried long term about the environmental issues then the use of arms. -Hans Blix

In other words, we are interested in the anatomical and mental characteristics of men living under the same biological, geographical, and social environment, and as determined by their past. -Franz Boas

I have suggested that scientific progress requires a favorable environment. -Ernest Lawrence

I was born and raised in the oldest settled part of the nation and in an environment in which racism was officially mooted. -Constance Baker Motley

It's obvious that if you're going to play a character you need to amass information about that person and about their environment or their era that they're in and use as little or as much as necessary. -Cillian Murphy

Machines built by human beings they will function correctly if we provide them with a very specific environment. But if that environment is changed, they won't function at all. -Ralph Merkle

As in any technological revolution, there will be winners and losers. On balance, everyone will come out ahead, although there will be particular companies that will not be able to cope with a new environment. -Ralph Merkle

Kafka truly illustrates the way the environment oppresses the individual. He shows how the unconscious controls our lives. -Manuel Puig

Yes, I was invited to make the sound environment at a booth of a huge electronic company, during the Hanover Industrial Fair in 1973. It was a job. Slightly good paid. But not as much as my producer then told the press. -Klaus Schulze

In my almost ten years in the House of Representatives, I have voted consistently to allow companies to drill for oil and natural gas in environmentally friendly ways. -Virgil Goode

It's not just the effect of technology on the environment, on religion, on the economic structure, on society, on politics, etc. It's that everything now exists in technology to the point where technology is the new and comprehensive host of nature of life. -Godfrey Reggio

So to hope to be able to have peace, to be able to have justice and environmental balance, are consequences of our behavior, not just our intentions. -Godfrey Reggio

I can find God in nature, in animals, in birds and the environment. -Pat Buckley

The Buggles was much more a studio environment idea, which we never actually took on the road. -Geoff Downes

Having yet another vote on refinery legislation that uses high oil prices as an excuse to weaken environmental protections and to give more legislative gifts to the oil industry is misguided in the extreme. -Sherwood Boehlert

Let me start by emphasizing that I am open to efforts to expedite environmental procedures for true emergencies or in other clear cases where current laws are needlessly burdensome. -Sherwood Boehlert

Well, for starters, we have to do more to create demand for new technologies that can reduce our dependence on foreign oil and environmental degradation. -Sherwood Boehlert

I also have a big love of classical music played on piano because this is the environment I grew up in my brother being one of the great masters in this world. -Suzi Quatro

There are no environments where you're only going to win, because life just isn't like that. -Bobby Orr

If we look at Houston, which is a very environmentally toxic place, we find that it has one of the highest levels of young men going to prison and also among the highest levels of illiteracy in the country. -Danny Glover

If we talk about the environment, for example, we have to talk about environmental racism – about the fact that kids in South Central Los Angeles have a third of the lung capacity of kids in Santa Monica. -Danny Glover

But I think you have to – whatever the environment looks like, it does enter into people's art work one way or another; it's very remote or it isn't. It's remote in my work but it has to have a certain degree of ordinariness. -Donald Judd

I think some of the things I deal with Hopper probably has dealt with also, since it's somewhat the same environment and I have pretty strong reactions to what this country looks like. It looks pretty dull and spare, and you like this and dislike it and it's very complicated. -Donald Judd

I certainly didn't think of myself as gifted. The standards for being gifted in my environment were if you were good in Little League or if you were good in football. -James Cameron

I had read tons of science fiction. I was fascinated by other worlds, other environments. For me, it was fantasy, but it was not fantasy in the sense of pure escapism. -James Cameron

I mean, there was a portion, of course, that I think, when I look back now, that there was a portion of what attracted me must have been the awe of him being a powerful man in this environment, not to take away from who he is as a real person. -Monica Lewinsky

I think a film set is a quite controlled environment and you feel like you can trust them and it is going to be a safe place to work, but I really don't think about it. -Orlando Bloom

I think an old style of addressing environmental problems is ebbing, but the rise of the so-called conservative, political movement in this country is not a trend towards the future but a reaction to this very broad shift that we are undergoing. -Paul Hawken

We look for opportunities to play together including basketball, tennis, swimming, riding bikes and touch football. I try to provide a loving environment where we can play. I think that's good on so many levels – emotionally, for family interactions and, of course, physically. -Alan Thicke

When I was in the seventh grade I did a report about the environment and the loss of species. It was supposed to be only a few pages, but ended up being nearly 50. -Woody Harrelson

Parents should not smoke in order to discourage their kids from smoking. A child is more likely to smoke when they have been raised in the environment of a smoker. -Christy Turlington

Sacred spaces can be created in any environment. -Christy Turlington

Hollywood's got its own particular environment. -Harrison Ford

My experiences in film and theatre in the States have been much more rigorous-in England there's an environment of, Let's try this. -Kim Cattrall

Instead of taking environmentalism away from the left, conservatives condemn it as a counsel of doom. -Christopher Lasch

We have a moral responsibility to protect the earth and ensure that our children and grandchildren have a healthy and sustainable environment in which to live. -Jim Clyburn

Environmental protection doesn't happen in a vacuum. You can't separate the impact on the environment from the impact on our families and communities. -Jim Clyburn

But reducing harmful emissions, abating our dependence on foreign oil and developing alternative renewable energy sources have benefits that go beyond environmental health, they improve personal health, enhance national security and encourage our nation's economic viability. -Jim Clyburn

I also focus on Bush and his administration – who do a lot of lying – and how a right-wing media has allowed them to get away with a lot of stuff that, in a different media environment, they probably wouldn't be able to get away with. -Al Franken

Leaving England was a painful decision, and we still have some regrets about it. However, at that time, the research environment for theoretical chemistry was clearly better in the U.S. -John Pople

Our role is to develop techniques that allow us to provide emergency life-saving procedures to injured patients in an extreme, remote environment without the presence of a physician. -Chris Hadfield

Obviously there are times with acting when exactly what is required is just going through the motions, and when doing nothing is the best thing. But at other times, you have to make that leap beyond the immediate environment of people putting up lights on the set. -Christian Bale

Liberals in Congress have spent the past three decades pandering to environmental extremists. The policies they have put in place are in large part responsible for the energy crunch we are seeing today. We have not built a refinery in this country for 30 years. -Marsha Blackburn

God, our genes, our environment, or some stupid programmer keying in code at an ancient terminal – there's no way free will can ever exist if we as individuals are the result of some external cause. -Orson Scott Card

Journey with me to a true commitment to our environment. Journey with me to the serenity of leaving to our children a planet in equilibrium. -Paul Tsongas

From a viable economy to the full funding of Headstart, from a clean environment to true equality for women, from a strong military to a commitment to racial brotherhood, from schools that are honored to streets free of excessive violence. -Paul Tsongas

Small businesses are the number one job creators in America. Therefore, it is important that the federal government creates an environment that helps them succeed, not one that sets them up to fail. -Randy Neugebauer

I think we have grave problems. I am very much concerned about environmental questions, even though in Finnish society, we are not facing the most urgent problems. -Harri Holkeri

Cities all over the world are getting bigger as more and more people move from rural to urban sites, but that has created enormous problems with respect to environmental pollution and the general quality of life. -Alan Dundes

For me it was perfect, because it wasn't a very competitive environment, and it was a studio program. They basically send you off, and say, bring us some work, and we'll help you improve it. It really rewarded self-discipline. -Anthony Doerr

But I absolutely believe that architecture is a social activity that has to do with some sort of communication or places of interaction, and that to change the environment is to change behaviour. -Thom Mayne

Freedom was conditioned by man's physical body, heredity, and environment. -Kenneth Scott Latourette

A fitting external security environment could also play an important role in promoting social consensus and institutionalization towards democratization. -Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Politics is the art of controlling your environment. -Hunter S. Thompson

Everything I do is the environment. -Arthur Boyd

We need to promote development that does not destroy our environment. -Wangari Maathai

Moral codes adjust themselves to environmental conditions. -Will Durant

Words are chameleons, which reflect the color of their environment. -Learned Hand

We all live every day in virtual environments, defined by our ideas. -Michael Crichton

If you're old, don't try to change yourself, change your environment. -B. F. Skinner

I think Captain Cousteau might be the father of the environmental movement. -Ted Turner

Our environment, the world in which we live and work, is a mirror of our attitudes and expectations. -Earl Nightingale

It isn't pollution that's harming the environment. It's the impurities in our air and water that are doing it. -Dan Quayle

For me, going vegan was an ethical and environmental decision. I'm doing the right thing by the animals. -Alexandra Paul

I had never been able to get a car that said how much I cared about the environment until I drove electric. -Alexandra Paul

There needs to be radical development in equality law to create the environment to allow women to stay in work. -Ken Livingstone

The spoken word was the first technology by which man was able to let go of his environment in order to grasp it in a new way. -Marshall McLuhan

Life consists not simply in what heredity and environment do to us but in what we make out of what they do to us. -Harry Emerson Fosdick

Man should be master of his environment, not its slave. That is what freedom means. -Anthony Eden

Man is largely a creature of habit, and many of his activities are more or less automatic reflexes from the stimuli of his environment. -G. Stanley Hall

God exists, if only in the form of a meme with high survival value, or infective power, in the environment provided by human culture. -Richard Dawkins

We are very fond of blaming the poor for destroying the environment. But often it is the powerful, including governments, that are responsible. -Wangari Maathai

While expanding market access for American industry, financial markets and farmers is critical, I believe it needs to be done responsibly, accounting for the treatment and protection of workers and the environment. -Mark Udall

We save paradise by an intense education program where you get people that you can trust to talk sanely about the environment and hope that the message will get through. -Arthur Boyd

In the environmental movement, every time you lose a battle it's for good, but our victories always seem to be temporary and we keep fighting them over and over again. -David Suzuki

In a few decades, the relationship between the environment, resources and conflict may seem almost as obvious as the connection we see today between human rights, democracy and peace. -Wangari Maathai

White males are the most responsible for the destruction of human life and environment on the planet today. -Robin Morgan

Just by being out you're doing your part. It's like recycling. You're doing your part for the environment if you recycle; you're doing your part for the gay movement if you're out. -Martina Navratilova

As president, I will bring all the parties and stakeholders together. I am going to come up with a solution that respects the environment and does not cause an upheaval in the economy. -Al Gore

For an introvert his environment is himself and can never be subject to startling or unforeseen change. -Quentin Crisp

I like John Kerry. I think he's intellectually curious and very thoughtful. I think he's deeply committed on issues like the environment. I think he's an internationalist, which I am. -Howard Dean

I tell my environmental friends that they have won. Every issue we look at from an energy perspective is now also looked at from an environmental perspective. -Joe Barton

The vast material displacements the machine has made in our physical environment are perhaps in the long run less important than its spiritual contributions to our culture. -Lewis Mumford

It is our duty to see that our future citizens are well born; that they are properly nourished, and are reared in that environment most likely to develop in them their full capacity and powers. -Arthur Capper

To get away from one's working environment is, in a sense, to get away from one's self; and this is often the chief advantage of travel and change. -Charles Horton Cooley

Architecture is a art when one consciously or unconsciously creates aesthetic emotion in the atmosphere and when this environment produces well being. -Luis Barragan

It's a sad day when a cartoon is doing more and cares more and pays more attention to the environment than our president. -Kathy Najimy

Healthy people are those who live in healthy homes on a healthy diet; in an environment equally fit for birth, growth work, healing, and dying… Healthy people need no bureaucratic interference to mate, give birth, share the human condition and die. -Ivan Illich

Certainly Yahoo! wouldn't exist without the sort of environment that Stanford gave us to allow us to create it. -Jerry Yang

The environment is better and better for Democrats. -Stuart Rothenberg

It is my strong hope that an environment will be created in which both of our countries can cooperate for the realization of a world without nuclear weapons. -Yoshiro Mori

It's time we stopped ignoring the environment. Let's not let another election go by without making this a high priority. -David Suzuki

The sterile, arid environment created by truly jarring and discordant signage and gargantuan billboards is a turnoff. -Jonathan Katz

We owe it to our children to be better stewards of the environment. The alternative? – a world without whales. It's too terrible to imagine. -Pierce Brosnan

The kind of event on a conveyor belt that causes a fire occurs in a variety of industrial environments, not uniquely in coal environments. -Richard Price

More than 20 years on, sustained competition, informed customers and the rapid growth of new technology provide the necessary environment for substantial deregulation. -Stephen Carter

The cost of acquiring new customers and maintaining those relationships in an online environment versus bricks and mortar is significant. -Stephen Cohen

We like the size of the company today given the environment and have no plans to split it up and make it smaller. -Bob Iger

Man is a child of his environment. -Shinichi Suzuki

We recognize the need to adapt to a changing competitive environment. -Sumner Redstone

I took the initiative in moving forward a whole range of initiatives that have proven to be important to our country's economic growth, environmental protection, improvements in our educational system. -Al Gore

Organized Christianity has always represented immortality as a sort of common heritage; but I never could see why spiritual life should not be conditioned on the same terms as all life, i. e., correspondence with environment. -Albert J. Nock

A changing environment will affect Alaska more than any other state, because of our location. I'm not one though who would attribute it to being man-made. -Sarah Palin

It is the greatest scam in history. I am amazed, appalled and highly offended by it. Global Warming; It is a scam. Some dastardly scientists with environmental and political motives manipulated long term scientific data to create an illusion of rapid global warming. -John Coleman

Nevertheless, there is another threat on the horizon. I see this threat in environmentalism which is becoming a new dominant ideology, if not a religion. Its main weapon is raising the alarm and predicting the human life endangering climate change based on man-made global warming. -Vaclav Klaus

Going to college helped me, because I had four years in the conservatory program, which is close as you can get to a professional environment. It's like all day. -Ryan Sypek

The cast gets along pretty well, it's a good work environment. I hang out a lot with Brett Claywell, he plays Tim Smith on the show. We play plenty of basketball. -James Lafferty

Government does not create wealth. The major role for the government is to create an environment where people take risks to expand the job rate in the United States. -George W. Bush

Salad bars are like a restaurant's lungs. They soak up the impurities and bacteria in the environment, leaving you with much cleaner air to enjoy. -Douglas Coupland

I believe in nurturing creativity and offering a haven for creators, enabling them to develop their ideas to the fullest. With more and more talented creators being drawn to Cirque in an environment that fulfills them, these are ideal to continue developing great new shows. -Guy Laliberte

I view my role more as trying to set up an environment where the personalities, creativity and individuality of all the different employees come out and can shine. -Tony Hsieh

For me, my role is about unleashing what people already have inside them that is maybe suppressed in most work environments. -Tony Hsieh

Likewise, with solar, especially here in California, we're discovering that the 80 solar farm schemes that are going forward want to basically bulldoze 1,000 sq. mi. of southern California desert. Well, as an environmentalist, we would rather that didn't happen. -Stewart Brand

And the people who live in the southern part of my state do not have a secure environment. To wit, there are signs that the government put up that say, 'Warning. You are in a drug smuggling area and a human smuggling area.' -John McCain

You know, I like to think that I will subscribe very much to the core Republican principles of small government. Making a small number of rules and getting out of the way. Keeping taxes low. Creating an environment for small businesses to grow and thrive. -Meg Whitman

In the absence of sound oversight, responsible businesses are forced to compete against unscrupulous and underhanded businesses, who are unencumbered by any restrictions on activities that might harm the environment, or take advantage of middle-class families, or threaten to bring down the entire financial system. -Barack Obama

All too often in tough economic times, it is the environment that gets left on the cutting room floors of Congress as everyone scraps for limited federal dollars. -Debbie Wasserman Schultz

To be clear, climate change is a true 800 pound gorilla in the room. The effects of global warming threaten global environmental upheaval over the coming century. But for South Florida and the Everglades, it could be our death knell if urgent action is not taken. -Debbie Wasserman Schultz

It would be unwise to say the least, irresponsible of us at the TSA, at the Homeland Security Department not to evolve our technology to match the changing threat environment that we inhabit. -Janet Napolitano

I mean, I really don't want the federal government to be determining whether or not a person who feels certain ways about the environment or about animals or about certain religious issues should be considered an extremist. That to me is a type of thought control, mind control, which is very dangerous. -Peter T. King

Well, right now, I'm very fascinated with 1920s Berlin. I mean, probably the more interesting thing would be to go to the beginning of civilization or precivilization – like polytheistic times. It would be interesting to see what came before modern religion and culture – what circumstances created the environment or the need for it. -Natalie Portman

The joy of acting for me is to be able to experience emotions in a safe environment. You can't scream and cry in the street because everybody will look. If you do it on a movie set, you get applauded. -Jesse Eisenberg

The American people elected us here to cut spending so we can create an environment for jobs in America. The House has acted. We have demonstrated that we want to see spending, discretionary spending, brought down to levels of 2008. We've seen no counteraction. We have seen no position that has been expressed by the other side at all. -Eric Cantor

I believe in Las Vegas. I think its best days are ahead of it. But I'm afraid to do anything in the current political environment in the United States. -Steve Wynn

We believe that it is very important that we have hopefully averted what would have been the most substantial headwind of all, which is a default for the first time in our history, and that that will contribute to a more positive environment that we hope will allow for greater growth and job creation. -Jay Carney

When the TV version of Annie came on, I was drawn to it. It was the struggle of this poor kid in this environment and how her life changed. It immediately resonated. -Jay-Z

Yeah, you got the family dog and the white picket fence, and you just think that's all there is. Some of us had to grow up in poverty-stricken urban neighborhoods, and we just had to adapt to our environment. I know that it's wrong. But people act like it's some crazy thing they never heard of. They don't know. -Michael Vick

We owe it to ourselves and to the next generation to conserve the environment so that we can bequeath our children a sustainable world that benefits all. -Wangari Maathai

Everyone is aware that most of the built environment today lacks a natural order, an order which presents itself very strongly in places that were built centuries ago. -Christopher Alexander

In an organic environment, every place is unique, and the different places also cooperate, with no parts left over, to create a global whole – a whole which can be identified by everyone who is part of it. -Christopher Alexander

Nowadays, the process of growth and development almost never seems to manage to create this subtle balance between the importance of the individual parts, and the coherence of the environment as a whole. One or the other always dominates. -Christopher Alexander

Mos Def is a name that I built and cultivated over the years it's a name that the streets taught me a figure of speech that was given to me by the culture and by my environment and I feel I've done quite a bit with that name and it's time to expand and move on. -Mos Def

I will say that growing up as a kid in an urban environment and having lived in cities all my life, the one achievement that everyone can look forward to is getting the perfect parking spot. -Saul Perlmutter

In the current environment, we find it very difficult to defend America, and so we keep our silence. Because, to be very frank with you, how can we defend America? -Sultan bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud

We grew up in abject poverty. Acting, writing scripts and skits were a way of escaping our environment at a very young age. -Viola Davis

And judging what is appropriate or not appropriate for a country, I think it is important in particular in judging what is the appropriate economic policy framework, one should take into account the overall political environment and the institutional framework within which economic policy operates. -Lucas Papademos

I think achieving a higher fiscal stability is also a very important condition for restoring an environment which is conducive to growth. -Lucas Papademos

While the wider global environment is worrying, we are seeing some positive results in our economic affairs. -Michael D. Higgins

No matter what the situation, winning takes care of a lot of stuff. Things are never perfect, even when you win. But it does make for a lot better environment, for sure. -Mike Quade

I was always drawn to teachers who made class interesting. In high school, I enjoyed my American and English literature classes because my teachers, Jeanne Dorsey and Dani Barton, created an environment where interaction was important. -Ellen Ochoa

It's about keeping animals in our environment. They can't be on somebody's purse or shoes or something. -Bindi Irwin

I'm trying to get across the message that don't be afraid of animals, they're just put on this earth to help the environment and everything like that. -Bindi Irwin

You can imagine what a dorm room environment is to a CF parent. It's like, oh my God. It's crazy. -Boomer Esiason

I grew up in a very masculine environment. So I was around a lot of men, my brothers and their friends. There was just a lot of guys around. -Alanis Morissette

But research confirms that both Republican and Democratic women are more likely than their male counterparts to initiate and fight for bills that champion social justice, protect the environment, advocate for families, and promote nonviolent conflict resolution. -Dee Dee Myers

I think we should all be more concerned about the environment and the effects of global warming. It will be pointless to talk about all the issues that divide us when it's 300 degrees outside. -Don Cheadle

I just love creating an environment where people can open up and say what's on their mind and in their heart. -Elizabeth Berkley

I don't have an interest in any car that isn't good for the environment, other than maybe an aesthetic quality in a picture book. -Emile Hirsch

People always accuse me of being motivational in a way, like it was a bad thing, but that's just how I was raised. My mom raised me in a positive environment, with lots of love in my heart, and that reflects in my music. -Lenny Kravitz

I always try to keep the circumstances in my life fresh. I like to change the physical environment I live in, change the people around me and try to experience things for the first time. I think that keeps one on their toes, creatively and spiritually. -Lenny Kravitz

The idea that we are not going to look after the Great Barrier Reef, which is just a wonderful tourism resource that it can be just for one example – we are not going to look after it, we won't have tight environment regulation, is frankly just not true. -Campbell Newman

At every turn, when humanity is asked the question, 'Do you want temporary economic gain or long-term environmental loss, which one do you prefer,' we invariably choose the money. -Ethan Hawke

I always like my trailer or hotel room to have fresh flowers or pillows I find at a local flea market – anything to personalize the environment. -Chloe Sevigny

I've been vegan for 15 years, and it turns out it makes a very big impact on the environment to eat fewer animal products, which cause more greenhouse gases than all of transportation combined. -Emily Deschanel

My mom breastfed me for more than a year, and I can't imagine doing it any other way. It's cheap and much better for the environment, and you don't have to lug all that stuff around. -Emily Deschanel

Anyone who criticises me for talking about fair trade is a few pebbles short of a beach. Because everyone should care about it, just like everyone should care about the environment, because we all live here. -Chris Martin

I will check the internet for at least an hour every morning scanning worldwide news to do with child abuse. So if you're constantly putting yourself in an environment where you're checking up on social economics or homelessness problems, if you keep yourself aware of it, you don't really have a day off. -Samantha Morton

I am a fashion designer. I'm not an environmentalist. When I get up in the morning, number one I'm a mother and a wife, and number two I design clothes. So the main thing I need to do is create, hopefully, exquisitely beautiful, desirable objects for my customer. -Stella McCartney

I was always the kid who could draw. I had this talent, and it was the one thing that gave me some kind of dignity in the midst of my personal environment. -Thomas Kinkade

I believe we are in a world where innovation in stuff was outlawed. It was basically outlawed in the last 40 years – part of it was environmentalism, part of it was risk aversion. -Peter Thiel

Raising awareness on the most pressing environmental issues of our time is more important than ever. -Leonardo DiCaprio

I need to be in a stable environment right now in my career. What I mean by that is a place where I can play and not have too much pressure on me and a place I can develop. Monaco wanted me and did whatever they could to get me so I feel very very good about that. -Freddy Adu

I was accustomed to being in far, far riskier environments. So I thought going into that canyon was a walk in the park – there were no avalanches, it was a beautiful day and I was essentially just walking. -Aron Ralston

You are the master of your environment. You've got your own head, your own mind. So once you figure out what you want for yourself, you have to create the proper environment to make sure you can live out all the things you want. -Tyrese Gibson

Governor Jan Brewer and the Arizona legislature have created an environment in Arizona where performing is no longer a neutral act. They have created an environment where they can convert the normal commercial interaction between artists and their fans into the means to apply this racist law. -Zack de la Rocha

I was one of those kids who wanted to do everything, I wanted to be a marine biologist, an actress, a writer, an environmentalist, an activist. -Kristin Kreuk

We need a grassroots movement and government policies and programs to change the food landscape and the built environment to give our children a chance to have happy, healthy successful lives. -Mark Hyman

No matter what you do, if you're trying to create something new, your environment has a massive impact on you. -Alex Kapranos

I want to show people that environmentalism can be fun! -Adrian Grenier

That professionalism comes from what I've watched people do on the set. I'm just trying to be as respectful to the environment, as they have been. I think I still act like a kid. I just try to be as professional as I can. -Haley Joel Osment

The kind of environment that we developed Google in, the reason that we were able to develop a search engine, is the web was so open. Once you get too many rules, that will stifle innovation. -Sergey Brin

My mom sent me to regular high school because she wanted me to have that experience and not say that I missed out, but I didn't like it at all. I'm more comfortable in the world that I'm in, I grew up in it so when I get around normal kids in regular high school I don't know what to do. I feel more secure in an adult environment. -Alexa Vega

I don't want to see blood spewing out but I don't mind it in controlled environment. Does it make me squeamish? No. -Ian Somerhalder

So I came from an environment where I was starved for information, starved for connection. -Marc Andreessen

At Current, television is all we do – that's our business. We don't have amusement parks I have to worry about, we don't have environmental cases against us, we don't have a series of outdoor-advertising companies. -Keith Olbermann

No one does a better, cleaner, or environmental friendlier, than the United States, when it comes to drilling for oil, gas, coal, oil refineries and fish friendly hydroelectric. -David Pratt

I think nowadays it doesn't really matter where we are physically located. We create our own culture around us to a large extent, whether it's what we're listening to, what we're watching, what we're reading – it can have very little to do with one's immediate cultural environment. We are in a global culture in that respect. -David Sylvian

In a fragile environment, we need to be aware of ourselves as members of a uniquely powerful species living among other species who are quite as interesting as we are but vulnerable to us because we are cleverer in more destructive ways. -Andrew Motion

Bloom County was set in a tidy, rural environment probably because of Harper Lee's 'To Kill a Mockingbird.' -Berkeley Breathed

Climate change is happening, humans are causing it, and I think this is perhaps the most serious environmental issue facing us. -Bill Nye

Regulations about environments are going to get tougher and tougher. -Carlos Ghosn

I think the new generation is much more demanding about respect for the environment than we have ever imagined. -Carlos Ghosn

Being in a multicultural environment in childhood is going to give you intuition, reflexes and instincts. You may acquire basic responsiveness later on, but it's never going to be as spontaneous as when you have been bathing in this environment during childhood. -Carlos Ghosn

As a writer, the worst thing you can do is work in an environment of fear of rejection. -Carol Leifer

I believe it's in the best interests of a child to be in a stable environment. -Dan Savage

Why should we not expect self-designated environmental leaders to practice what they preach? -David Frum

I'm a latecomer to the environmental issue, which for years seemed to me like an excuse for more government regulation. But I can see that in rich societies, voters are paying less attention to economic issues and more to issues of the spirit, including the environment. -David Frum

Entrepreneurs have a great ability to create change, be flexible, build companies and cultivate the kind of work environment in which they want to work. -Tory Burch

Public discourse has been polluted now for decades by corporate-funded disinformation – not just with climate change but with a host of health, environmental and societal threats. The implications for the planet are grim. -Michael E. Mann

I don't think women's prisons are environments for dance routines, and I don't think mass murder is humorous. -Natalie Merchant

When I was in second grade, my mother moved from Miami to this evangelical conservative environment in western North Carolina, two miles down the road from Billy Graham and his wife, Ruth. -Patricia Cornwell

I think in running, to be honest, that even though athletes are very dedicated and are willing to train and do whatever they need to do to prepare, more often than not they're not in a very professional environment where you've got a high performance director and a coach that are really monitoring your daily activities. -Alberto Salazar

It's been in the back of my head for five or six years, but more on the local level to get involved and try to create a better environment for my children and grandchildren. -Jon Runyan

If someone knows of a job creator anywhere in the world that's looking for a high, complex tax environment or looking for a high regulatory environment, I would like to meet them because I have yet to meet a job creator that's looking for that, and that's what we have. -Marco Rubio

If living by these sets of morals and principles and wanting to help better my land, better my country, my community, my team, my environment and helping the next person help themselves, if that's considered crazy, then I'm a crazy. -Luke Scott

I believe that parents need to make nutrition education a priority in their home environment. It's crucial for good health and longevity to instill in your children sound eating habits from an early age. -Cat Cora

There is so much uncertainty out there, and the government in Washington doesn't seem to get it. What's needed is a new business environment. -Rob Portman

In a difficult and uncertain environment, Renault remains on track to meet its 2012 objective. -Carlos Ghosn

Someday, I'd like to sit down with a small group of people, in a relaxed environment, and make a film that feels more independent. That way we can be a little more free in terms of storytelling and subject. -Chris Wedge

With all the hybrid stuff and things like that, I think that's a fabulous direction to go with cars in that sense. As someone who grew up around muscle cars, I'll never not be able to not love a muscle car. Not that I don't care about the environment, that's not it. But I adore muscle cars. -Michael Symon

Locally produced foods – defined as those harvested within a 100-mile radius of one's home – have a lesser impact on the environment because of the decreased need for transportation from source to consumer. -Tyler Florence

In TV, when you're doing guest roles, you're gliding into a zone where people are already very comfortable. They go in and go to work every day. You're coming in, and it's a brand-new environment, so you have to get it… and then you're gone again. -Stephen Root

If you talk to geneticists they are constantly finding that your genes are being switched on and off because of the environment. Genes alone do not determine an exact path in your life. -Jeffrey Eugenides

Yes, the Green Party is committed to a healthy environment. But the Green Party is not solely committed to just that. -Cynthia McKinney

But social justice and the environment are very tied together in my head. -Dar Williams

The influence I would hope to have is to create an environment where we're not singling Americans out – that we are creating opportunities for all Americans. Not saying, 'I'm going to funnel money into your city so that you're completely dependent on government.' -Mia Love

New Mexico is an environment where we are open for business. -Susana Martinez

I remember my Republican Party as fiscally conservative, as caring about the environment. -Lincoln Chafee

Innovations that are guided by smallholder farmers, adapted to local circumstances, and sustainable for the economy and environment will be necessary to ensure food security in the future. -Bill Gates

There are two problems for our species' survival – nuclear war and environmental catastrophe – and we're hurtling towards them. Knowingly. -Noam Chomsky

In front of the world, all of a sudden I'm a great athlete and I'm put into an environment with 25 other women and I'm expected to go to team meals, team functions. -Hope Solo

If China is helping its domestic industries charge an artificially low price for solar panels and other environmental goods, then China is violating international trade rules that it agreed to when it became a member of the World Trade Organization. -Ron Wyden

The physical environment of L.A. is really beautiful. It's actually kinda fun, too, if you're working. It's just not really fun if you're not working and you don't know anybody. -Rose Byrne

Our work on light bulbs wasn't an arbitrary mandate. We didn't just pick a standard out of the air, or look for a catchy sounding standard like 25 by 2025 not based in science or feasibility. Instead, we worked with both industry and environmental groups to come up with a standard that made sense and was doable. -Fred Upton

Without international participation, jobs and emissions will simply shift overseas to countries that require few, if any, environmental protections, harming the global environment as well as the U.S. economy. -Fred Upton

There is no 'need' for us to eat meat, dairy or eggs. Indeed, these foods are increasingly linked to various human diseases and animal agriculture is an environmental disaster for the planet. -Gary L. Francione

At this stage of my life I would rather try and have some small impact within a company and suffer through those things than make such a big stink that nobody can trust to work with you. It's very important in an environment of a big institution that people don't feel threatened that you're going to expose them in any way. -Gelsey Kirkland

My role is not to choose between safeguarding the economy and protecting the environment – it's about doing both. -Geoff Hoon

I was raised in the environment where it really wasn't about sittin' around dreaming all the time, it was about practicing and workin' really hard and if a dream ever came to you, you'd be prepared for that opportunity. -Harry Connick, Jr.

When I was a Republican governor, he was obviously a Democratic president, but on issue after issue after issue, President Obama was very helpful to us in education, in the environment, with the handling of the BP oil spill. -Charlie Crist

Time after time we're told corporations should have freedom from pesky job safety regulations, environmental protections and labor standards – giving working people the freedom to be crushed in collapsing mines, choke on filthy air and get paid too little to live on. -Richard Trumka

Of course things get stagnant; people get too used to their environment, but that's why I'm in my district every week, at meetings with my constituents. -Charles B. Rangel

I still like going on the road and performing, but it's getting tougher. I try to have my wife and the twins with me but it's getting harder and harder for them. They need to be in a home environment and not traveling with me. -Kenny Rogers

I was raised in a religious environment, and my wife is one of the more religious people that I have ever known. -Lou Holtz

I worked for Xerox for 4 years and after that I knew I was never going to be a corporate person. It wasn't my environment. -Robert Kiyosaki

When someone does a small task beautifully, their whole environment is affected by it. -Jerry Seinfeld

Energy and environmental regulation, transportation, and broadband policy all benefit when legislators have a basic grounding in the technical concepts behind business models, products, and innovation. -John Sununu

As musicians and artists, it's important we have an environment – and I guess when I say environment, I really mean the industry, that really nurtures these gifts. Oftentimes, the machine can overlook the need to take care of the people who produce the sounds that have a lot to do with the health and well-being of society. -Lauryn Hill

If we're destroying our trees and destroying our environment and hurting animals and hurting one another and all that stuff, there's got to be a very powerful energy to fight that. I think we need more love in the world. We need more kindness, more compassion, more joy, more laughter. I definitely want to contribute to that. -Ellen DeGeneres

In Kenya women are the first victims of environmental degradation, because they are the ones who walk for hours looking for water, who fetch firewood, who provide food for their families. -Wangari Maathai

I thrive on production. It feels very much like a natural environment for me. -Kathryn Bigelow

Fracking is doable if there's full disclosure of all chemicals used. Secondly, science dictates the policy rather than politics. Third, there's collaboration between environmental groups and the natural gas industry. -Bill Richardson

I feel that my role as a former president is probably superior to that of other presidents. Primarily because of the activism and the injection of working at the Carter Center, and in international affairs, and to some degree, domestic affairs, on energy conservation, on environment, and things of that kind. -Jimmy Carter

I've used the prestige and influence of having been a president of the United States as effectively as possible. And secondly, I've still been able to carry out my commitments to peace and human rights and environmental quality and freedom and democracy and so forth. -Jimmy Carter

There is no fixed physical reality, no single perception of the world, just numerous ways of interpreting world views as dictated by one's nervous system and the specific environment of our planetary existence. -Deepak Chopra

You can't make positive choices for the rest of your life without an environment that makes those choices easy, natural, and enjoyable. -Deepak Chopra

The real key is to live in an environment where the mind feels free to choose the right thing instead of being compelled by habit and inertia to choose the wrong thing. -Deepak Chopra

I think we need the feminine qualities of leadership, which include attention to aesthetics and the environment, nurturing, affection, intuition and the qualities that make people feel safe and cared for. -Deepak Chopra

The extraction of oil, coal and minerals brought, and still brings, a cost to the environment. -Bono

What I've learned in my life, it's a very interesting social study for me, to go back and forth between being the guy at home and being the guy on the road and being the guy in studio and being the guy in the interview. The environment around you has so much to do with your character, and when I'm home, my character really changes quite a bit. -John Mayer

The Nobel Peace Prize is a powerful message. A durable peace is not a single achievement, but an environment, a process and a commitment. -Mohamed ElBaradei

You know, Californians care about protecting their environment. So do I. But they also care about that in the context of a healthy economy. -Carly Fiorina

Kitchens are hard environments and they form incredibly strong characters. -Gordon Ramsay

It's a paradox to be an actress, living in the city, taking planes all the time, trying to find the right balance in this life, which is not so eco-friendly, and still try to respect the environment. -Marion Cotillard

It's really wonderful to work in an environment with a lot of smart people. -Marissa Mayer

Really in technology, it's about the people, getting the best people, retaining them, nurturing a creative environment and helping to find a way to innovate. -Marissa Mayer

I'm in an environment where I have a lot of information about how to stay healthy and live a good life. I love vegan and raw food, I love to exercise. If I weren't in this business, I think I would be aging differently. -Connie Britton

Research confirms that both Republican and Democratic women are more likely than their male counterparts to initiate and fight for bills that champion social justice, protect the environment, advocate for families, and promote nonviolent conflict resolution. -Dee Dee Myers

The education of women is the best way to save the environment. -E. O. Wilson

I had in mind a message, although I hope it doesn't intrude too badly, persuading Americans, and especially Southerners, of the critical importance of land and our vanishing natural environment and wildlife. -E. O. Wilson

Because the living environment is what really sustains us. -E. O. Wilson

In many environments, take away the ants and there would be partial collapses in many of the land ecosystems. -E. O. Wilson

All three of the Abrahamic religions were born and nurtured in arid, disturbed environments. -E. O. Wilson

I feel that my environment reflects my belief in the grace and art and elegance of living simply. -bell hooks

I'd like to say that right now, in the last few years, the Democrats have been closer – have been more pro-environment. The coal industry is pretty well entrenched in the Republican Party and that's one of the things that we need to phase out. -Ted Turner

Consider what kind of car you get. Buy cars and other products that have the least impact environmentally. -Al Gore

Today we're dumping 70 million tons of global-warming pollution into the environment, and tomorrow we will dump more, and there is no effective worldwide response. Until we start sharply reducing global-warming pollution, I will feel that I have failed. -Al Gore

I have a private plane. But I fly commercial when I go to environmental conferences. -Arnold Schwarzenegger

Teddy Roosevelt is still a hero among environmentalists for his conservationist policies. -Arnold Schwarzenegger

I'm usually trying to react to what the actors are coming up with. And then the environment, and then the story. -Gus Van Sant

Why does the lizard stick his tongue out? The lizard sticks its tongue out because that's the way its listening and looking and tasting its environment. It's its means of appreciating what's in front of it. -William Shatner

The decline and fall of the modern religious right's notion of a Christian America creates a calmer political environment and, for many believers, may help open the way for a more theologically serious religious life. -Jon Meacham

However, I have a low opinion of people with narrow political horizons. Someone who talks about the environment and knows nothing about economics can make as many mistakes as someone who does the opposite. -Sigmar Gabriel

But, as environment minister, I am very interested in a thriving German automobile industry, because I can only pay for the rising costs of environmental protection at home and abroad if there are people in Germany with jobs and who pay taxes. -Sigmar Gabriel

If you feel your school is failing you, the question is why. Is it a lack of parental involvement, large classes, school violence, poor learning environment? Are there any standards to determine where problems are? Are there tutoring or mentoring programs? If the school is still failing after 3 years then what are your options? -John Rowland

You know, I don't really understand a suburban environment. I want to be out in the woods, I want to be where it's wild, I want to wake up and hear birds, I want to walk outside and see a gaggle of turkeys bouncing across my lawn – I want to be someplace like that – or I want to be right in the middle of an urban environment. -Karen Allen

I believe that we all have the potential to love any human being, and that genetics, upbringing, choice, social conditioning and environment play a major part in which way we sway. -Kathy Najimy

Apocalyptic thinking happens on the left as well as on the right, and in environmentalism, that's a terrible approach to take. Because it isn't true. -Kim Stanley Robinson

Research gathered over recent years has highlighted the countless benefits to people, wildlife and the environment that come from planting trees and creating new woodland habitat. It's obvious trees are good things. -Clive Anderson

On the environmental front there's concern about global warming and high levels of carbon dioxide, and trees take in CO2 and store carbon. -Clive Anderson

I really don't know what makes a comedian. I think it's a family background and environment. Yet if you put the same ingredients in another person, he may never utter a funny line. -Bob Newhart

Populism is not a style, it's a people's rebellion against the iron grip that big corporations have on our country – including our economy, government, media, and environment. -Jim Hightower

I see the job of directing as being one of creating the right atmosphere, creating an environment where people can realize their full potential. -Joe Wright

As a kid, during the school year, my head was often buried in a textbook or Judy Blume book; the words and pictures were the perfect, barrier-free environment for me. -Marlee Matlin

Civilization has given us enormous successes: going to the moon, technology. But then this is the civilisation that took us to debt, environmental crisis, every single crisis. We need a civilization where we say goodbye to these things. -Muhammad Yunus

The moment the angel enters a life it enters an environment. We are ecological from day one. -James Hillman

What I have experienced over time is that environmental problems are easier to deal with in ways that don't go into their interconnections to the rest of what we are. -Barry Commoner

I don't believe in environmentalism as the solution to anything. What I believe is that environmentalism illuminates the things that need to be done to solve all of the problems together. -Barry Commoner

It is a historical error for those who were not there to just refer to August 28th as 'I Have a Dream' speech day. That is a real disservice to those who were there. It was a sad day. It was not a celebration environment. -Jesse Jackson

I need a stimulating environment to write because my books are driven at 100 miles per hour at a time. -Lee Child

A calm environment is for after I finish work. -Lee Child

I plan to lower corporate taxes to create an environment that encourages companies to invest more. -Lee Myung-bak

I believe we should reframe our response to climate change as an imperative for growth rather than merely being a way of being green or meeting environmental commitments. -William Hague

I had a very supportive family environment that gave me room to explore and discover things about myself. -Brad Pitt

I was heartened that people everywhere want certain basic freedoms, even if they live in a totally different cultural environment. -Aung San Suu Kyi

The Hispanic community values entrepreneurship and family-owned businesses, and we deserve a leader in Washington who is dedicated to creating an environment where our values, our goals and our dreams of prosperity can become reality. -Mario Diaz-Balart

My greatest environments in which I can grow, or grow up, is in personal romantic relationships with a man. -Alanis Morissette

Yonkers made me strong and made me believe in myself, because so many people would doubt you and not believe. There are people that would believe in you, but the environment was so harsh, nobody wanted you to get out, you know? -Mary J. Blige

I always thought we had an environmental problem, but I hadn't realized how urgent it was. James Lovelock writes that by the end of this century there will be one billion people left. -Vivienne Westwood

Economists treat economics as if it is a pure science divorced from the facts of life. The result of this false accountancy is a willful confusion under cover of which industry wreaks its havoc scot-free and ignores the environmental cost. -Vivienne Westwood

I think it is a good thing to buy less and choose well – it's good for the environment and to be fair it's also good for me because my clothes are quite expensive. -Vivienne Westwood

People don't want to go to the dump and have a picnic, they want to go out to a beautiful place and enjoy their day. And so I think our job is to try to take the environment, take what the good Lord has given us, and expand upon it or enhance it, without destroying it. -Jack Nicklaus

I don't think it's too hippie to want to clean up the planet so you don't wind up dying of some kind of cancer when you're 45 years old. It enrages me that these big cancer-research organizations can't be bothered to man the front lines of environmental protest. -Jello Biafra

I respect and empathize with reporters and editors who must compete in today's environment. And I know full well that when I've been covering campaigns, which I still do, I've made my mistakes and have been far from perfect. -Dan Rather

I'm a drifter and an outsider. There's not one single environment I can totally belong to. -Ang Lee

I grew up in a fun-loving environment – you work hard and play hard. -Hunter Hayes

My school in St. Louis is great. They basically created a program where I can do online classes and independent studies when I'm traveling. But then I still get to go home and take classes in a normal school environment. -Karlie Kloss

We have no reason to think that climate change is harmful if you look at the world as a whole. Most places, in fact, are better off being warmer than being colder. And historically, the really bad times for the environment and for people have been the cold periods rather than the warm periods. -Freeman Dyson

Children born to teens have less supportive and stimulating environments, poorer health, lower cognitive development, and worse educational outcomes. Children of teen mothers are at increased risk of being in foster care and becoming teen parents themselves, thereby repeating the cycle. -Jane Fonda

We may overcompensate for our feelings of powerlessness by attempting to control and manipulate other people and our environment. Or we may eventually burst forth with uncontrolled rage that is highly exaggerated and distorted by its long suppression. -Shakti Gawain

Your environment doesn't define you. I don't have a lot of money, but I can help train people and I can talk to people. We can all be mentors to the next generation. -Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Nature is not simply a technical or economical resource, and human beings are not mere numbers. To suggest that one can somehow align all the squabbling institutions of science, environmental management, government and diplomacy in an alliance of convenience to regulate the global climate seems to me optimistic. -James Buchan

It's all about fair trade, and helping people eating locally grown stuff. We're recycling everything. We're trying to tour in the most conscious way possible, environmentally and socially. -Andrew Dost

You're sort of programmed a certain way because of your environment. That's all you know. But we don't have that anymore because of the internet. Because of the internet we're all communicating with each other all across the board, so you're getting information from people all around the world, hitting a much more diverse slice of culture. -Joe Rogan

I fight for the environment because we only have one planet, but I see how the environment affects poverty and how the environment affects women around the world. -Sophia Bush

Factory farming is one of the biggest contributors to the most serious environmental problems. The meat industry causes more greenhouse gas emissions than all the cars, trucks, planes and ships in the world. -Joan Jett

The environment I was raised in, you had to, to survive. -Mark Wahlberg

Chimpanzees, gorillas, orangutans have been living for hundreds of thousands of years in their forest, living fantastic lives, never overpopulating, never destroying the forest. I would say that they have been in a way more successful than us as far as being in harmony with the environment. -Jane Goodall

Most Africans don't get to see these wild animals at all. Once they see and learn about them, they are much more likely to become involved in protecting the environment. -Jane Goodall

Over and over, we hear politicians say they can't spend our tax dollars on environmental protection when the economy is so fragile. -David Suzuki

If we want to address global warming, along with the other environmental problems associated with our continued rush to burn our precious fossil fuels as quickly as possible, we must learn to use our resources more wisely, kick our addiction, and quickly start turning to sources of energy that have fewer negative impacts. -David Suzuki

From year to year, environmental changes are incremental and often barely register in our lives, but from evolutionary or geological perspectives, what is happening is explosive change. -David Suzuki

Beyond reducing individual use, one of our top priorities must be to move from fossil fuels to energy that has fewer detrimental effects on water supplies and fewer environmental impacts overall. -David Suzuki

If we have any hope of finding ways for seven billion people to live well on planet with finite resources, we have to learn to use our resources efficiently. Plastic bags are neither efficient nor environmentally friendly. -David Suzuki

The industrial processes in use today were developed at a time when no one had to consider what the environmental impact was. Who cared? But making ecological concerns matter to a company's bottom line will help it do the research and development that will reinvent everything we buy. -Daniel Goleman

Chess helps you to concentrate, improve your logic. It teaches you to play by the rules and take responsibility for your actions, how to problem solve in an uncertain environment. -Garry Kasparov

What is especially important is addressing the question of how religion can be enforced through political means and what can be done to create a political environment that, on the one hand, acknowledges the role of religion in society, while on the other hand does not impose one religion on the populace at the expense of all others. -Tony Campolo

During my travels in Iraq, Israel, Gaza, Brazil, Indonesia, Japan, Europe and all over the United States, I have seen and heard the voices of people who want change. They want the stabilization of the economy, education and healthcare for all, renewable energy and an environmental vision with an eye on generations to come. -Michael Franti

The aim is to create here in Britain a really hostile environment for illegal migration. -Theresa May

I grew up in a home environment where I wasn't getting esteem for anything I did. -Ben Affleck

I grew up in a religious environment, and I'm proud of it. -Clarence Thomas

I've said that, that I've felt like as Christians and particularly even as Republicans, we needed to address issues that touched the broader perspective, and that included disease, hunger, poverty, homelessness, the environment. -Mike Huckabee

Golf has an ambivalent relationship with the environment. On one hand, it's a great preserver of open spaces. Golf doesn't pave the world – it helps to green the world. But the downside is, it uses a lot of fertilizer, pesticides and water. -Thomas Friedman

I am going to confront the old-fashioned negative thinking which says that all government needs to do to generate growth is cut worker and environmental protections, cut taxes on the rich and stroke 'fat cats' until they purr with pleasure. I'm completely repudiating the idea that government has to get out of the way. -Vince Cable

My college, Fitzwilliam, was pretty good but unfashionable and I lived in digs so I was not part of the cloistered 'old college' environment, which frankly was a bit intimidating. But I worked hard and settled in by exploring politics and girls. -Vince Cable

It's about the stories. If I write 14 stories that I love, then the next step is to get the environment of music around it to best envelop the story, and all kinds of sonic goodness – sonic goodies. -Frank Ocean

I'm sick of environmentalism. -Tracey Ullman

There has been a banking crisis, a financial crisis, an economic crisis, a social crisis, a geostrategic crisis and an environmental crisis. That's considerable in a country that's used to being protected. -Jean-Francois Cope

I thought a circus environment would be an interesting venue to explore, where you didn't just have one tent with three rings and a show going on but where you could explore different things in different tents. -Erin Morgenstern

The wonderful thing about 48 fps is the integration of live action and CG elements; that is something I learned from 'The Hobbit.' We are so used to 24 fps and the romance of celluloid… but at 48 fps, you cannot deny the existence of these CG creations in the same time frame and space and environment as the live action. -Andy Serkis

But I think there's something wonderful and extraordinary about climbing on your own and just that kind of relationship to the environment. I'm very addicted to the mountains. You know, so, I do like that solitude. -Andy Serkis

Performers are so vulnerable. They're frightened of humiliation, sure their work will be crap. I try to make an environment where it's warm, where it's OK to fail – a kind of home, I suppose. -Jane Campion

Starting at age 10, my personality and my identity all stemmed from employment. I had a set to be at. I was a certain way with the cameraman, a certain way with the makeup lady – a normal, routine environment. -Jason Bateman

Naturally, my body language changes given whatever environment I'm in. -Christina Ricci

I want a Mini-Cooper because it's fuel efficient, emissions efficient and all that stuff. It's small and better for the environment. I think that will be my next car. -Christina Ricci

I live in London and I love living in a gun free environment and long may it continue. -Clive Owen

I played on this soccer team, called Hollywood United, and there were a lot of old ex-international pro-players. We played this benefit match at the Rose Bowl, and the crowd streamed in. It's so nerve-wracking to go out into a stadium, feeling a billion eyes upon you when you mess up your touches. That's an overwhelming environment. -Donal Logue

A college football star, by his senior year, is used to running out there with 110,000 people going nuts. They feel comfortable in that environment. To me, a set feels like that. The one thing that I do know is that, as long as I'm prepared, I know this environment and this world. -Donal Logue

I found university a little dispiriting. I thought I would enter the great halls of Plato, but instead I entered the halls of an intellectual sausage factory. I wanted to do something not on the main course, and chose the environment. -Bjorn Lomborg

In the rich world, the environmental situation has improved dramatically. In the United States, the most important environmental indicator, particulate air pollution, has been cut by more than half since 1955, rivers and coastal waters have dramatically improved, and forests are increasing. -Bjorn Lomborg

The main environmental challenge of the 21st century is poverty. When you don't know where your next meal is coming from, it's hard to consider the environment 100 years down the line. -Bjorn Lomborg

Look for when the environment is changing – the big shift now is mobile Internet. It's really happening big-time. The way you interact with services on a smart phone compared to the Web is quite different, so there's a huge opportunity. -Niklas Zennstrom

I'm not a neat freak. I don't mind things being messy but I mind them being dirty. I just can't relax in a dirty environment. I like things organized. -Leah Remini

You cannot compare your athletic achievement to the importance of children and giving them a safe environment in which to grow up and enjoy life. -Steffi Graf

I can't sing but I can understand wanting to keep a balance, trying to pursue dreams, while creating a stable environment for my children. -Gabrielle Reece

You can go down the list of great artists and kind of understand that they are products of their environment. Whether it's U2 or Henry Rollins or myself or Johnny Lydon, they're gonna be products of their environment. -Eddie Vedder

The peoples of the Andes believe in the concept of 'living well' instead of wanting to 'live better' by consuming more, regardless of the cost to our neighbors and our environment. -Evo Morales

Too many countries that do not play by the free trade rules of the World Trade Organization – including, notably mercantilist China and monopolist Saudi Arabia – have been allowed in, to the detriment of both the WTO and the liberal trading environment it is supposed to sponsor. -Frank Gaffney

I mean, what is racism? Racism is a projection of our own fears onto another person. What is sexism? It's our own vulnerability about our potency and masculinity projected as our need to subjugate another person, you know? Fascism, the same thing: People are trying to untidy our state, so I legislate as a way of controlling my environment. -Gary Ross

I never thought I could learn much from a dog or cat. They sleep when we sleep. They eat when we eat. I'm into observing animals being as wild as they can be in a captive environment. -Dominic Monaghan

Everyone is slowly catching on to this one – and I know everyone says this – but we need to make a little more effort with the environment. Everyone says they turn off their lights, but do they really? -Jamie Bell

Dance is such a stressful environment. -Mia Wasikowska

All the time that I'm acting with an animated character, I'm looking at a tennis ball or sticky tape or an eyeline or a man in a green suit. There's no real environment, just this electric green that's blaring into your brain. -Mia Wasikowska

I was brought up in an environment where my parents expressed their financial concerns in front of their children. -Natalie Imbruglia

I thought I was gonna be an attorney, so I went to Dartmouth and I was a government major and I minored in environmental policy, and I didn't do anything academically around the arts. -Aisha Tyler

Personally, I don't even read bummer news stories about the environment because it makes me feel helpless to fix anything and reminds me that the general population doesn't treat these issues as an important part of our political life. -Rachel Dratch

While women across the globe have many differences – language, culture, environment – our similarities are undeniable, and the impact of abuse and oppression affects us all. -Carre Otis

A fascinating challenge facing today's environmental movement is how to best approach the reversal of past decisions that altered once-pristine environmental spaces for the sake of urgent man-made needs. -Matt Gonzalez

Some types of environmental restoration projects are well-known; restored wetlands, for instance, or coal mine reclamation projects. Recently though, larger dam removal projects have started, a number of them in Washington state. -Matt Gonzalez

A coalition with Tories and Liberal Democrats together is a golden opportunity to create the sort of planning reform that means not only can we have more environmentally sensitive planning, but we can have more homes and more schools. -Michael Gove

It's critical that children spend time before they arrive in school in a warm, attractive and inclusive environment, where they can learn through play, master social skills and prepare for formal schooling. -Michael Gove

There is something exciting about being in an environment in which it's really cool to be smart. -Freeman A. Hrabowski III

I'm fascinated by how ethnic communities have assimilated into massive capitalist environments. -Anton Yelchin

I really believe in the environmental movement right now – it only takes a little effort to make a big difference. -Brooke Burke

I'd say that animal rights and environmental issues have always been at the forefront of my mind. -Corey Feldman

One of the exciting and enjoyable aspects of acting is being in the environment with another actor. -Dominic Cooper

In whatever work environment, whether we admit it or not, there is always a little part of us that has been or will be tempted by a lifestyle for the wrong reasons. -Dominic Cooper

I am sure that, had I grown up with both parents, had I grown up in a safe environment, had I grown up with a feeling of safety rather than danger, I would not be the way I am. -Kristin Scott Thomas

I'm concerned about the ocean and the environment. And I love whales. -Mayim Bialik

In 2009 I went up on the space shuttle. I was in space for 16 days and docked at the space station for 11 days. The entire crew did five space walks, of which I was involved with three of them. When you're doing a space walk, you always have a buddy with you. It's a very dangerous environment when you're doing a space walk. -Thomas Marshburn

We have started something called the Corporate Services Corps. Now, it was modeled after the Peace Corps from long ago, the 1960s. And the idea was in this modern day and age, how do you get IBM'ers around the world to be global citizens? You know, globally aware, contribute, understand how to work in that environment, but do it on scale. -Ginni Rometty

Urbanization is not about simply increasing the number of urban residents or expanding the area of cities. More importantly, it's about a complete change from rural to urban style in terms of industry structure, employment, living environment and social security. -Li Keqiang

I have my team. Like if you see everyone around me – I have my hair and makeup girl, my assistant. They're very calm, they're all about positive energy. There're no drama queens. Everyone wants everyone else to have a positive experience. There are no agendas. I think it creates a healthy environment and there are no boundaries to cross. -Fergie

I've only done one shoot where it's modeling clothes, not like me in my environment. And the stylist, literally, I had her stand behind the photographer and do poses. -Elizabeth Olsen

Genes are not simple triggers. No one is hardwired to commit murder or any other crime. Our actions are always the result of stupendously complex gene-environment interactions, and environment is likely to remain the more important influence by far. -William Landay

Now the amygdala is our early warning detector, our danger detector. It sorts and scours through all of the information looking for anything in the environment that might harm us. So given a dozen news stories, we will preferentially look at the negative news. -Peter Diamandis

I think it's important to watch out for our environment and to be careful. -Joe Jonas

The giant white cube is now impeding rather than enhancing the rhythms of art. It preprograms a viewer's journey, shifts the emphasis from process to product, and lacks individuality and openness. It's not that art should be seen only in rutty bombed-out environments, but it should seem alive. -Jerry Saltz

When you're 17 and you have an idea, people don't really listen to you. I came out of an environment where my parents were always pushing me to do what I wanted and be creative, and I was not used to the industry's way of thinking. -Robyn

New Zealand needs to balance its environmental responsibilities with its economic opportunities, because the risk is that if you don't do that – and you want to lead the world – then you might end up getting unintended consequences. -John Key

I grew up playing sports, football, basketball, baseball, everything, and acting was such a different environment and different world for me. -Cam Gigandet

To survive in a lot of male-dominated situations – the police, the military, what have you – you put on a bit of the crass, blowhard thing, because you just can't survive being the nice guy in those environments. -Dean Norris

I grew up on movie sets, I'm comfortable on sets. A movie set is like a circus. I don't understand why moviemaking has to be such an insane environment. -Jason Reitman

If capitalism is to remain a healthy, vibrant economic system, corporations must participate in taking care of the society and the environment in which they live. -Simon Mainwaring

More and more companies are reaching out to their suppliers and contractors to work jointly on issues of sustainability, environmental responsibility, ethics, and compliance. -Simon Mainwaring

Corporate executives need to re-frame their responsibilities to include the interests of all the stakeholders in society at large; not just shareholders, but also employees, the citizens of our communities, and those who care about the environment. -Simon Mainwaring

We now see numerous examples of brands working together to address issues such as environmental degradations, climate control, pollution, poverty and disease. -Simon Mainwaring

When people align around shared political, social, economic or environmental values, and take collective action, thinking and behavior that compromises the lives of millions of people around the world can truly change. -Simon Mainwaring

If you can create an environment where people are invited to do their best work and the best ideas always win, then the project itself will win. -Jennifer Carpenter

I think there's a lot of work to be done with our societies. My biggest passions are the environment and health. And when I say 'health' I mean the secrets behind health and our food system. -Shailene Woodley

I am not saying that government has nothing to offer. Government has an important role in fostering an environment conducive to business creation while also protecting its citizens. These are not mutually exclusive. -Sher Valenzuela

I'm just a product of my environment, and it comes out in the music. -Big Boi

I want my kids to be in an environment where they can talk about values in a way that you can't always do in a public school setting. -Kerry Healey

All living beings, not just animals, but plants and microorganisms, perceive. To survive, an organic being must perceive – it must seek, or at least recognize, food and avoid environmental danger. -Lynn Margulis

There's so many issues tied to the meat industry. I mean, social, environmental, humanitarian – all of them. I know that when I'm eating that I'm not hurting the planet, I'm not hurting other people on this planet, I'm not hurting animals… and I'm not hurting nature. -Maggie Q

I feel like my work has been my path to freedom from having grown up in a segregated environment. -Anna Deavere Smith

It is extremely important to me that the social and environmental issues associated with the production of fashion clothing are addressed. -Bonnie Wright

When I talk about my artist parents, people imagine a bohemian environment and think, 'Aha, so that's where he gets it from!' But we were as white, straight, and middle-class as the next family on our white, straight, middle-class housing estate. -David Mitchell

Your environment affects you wherever you are. -David Mitchell

So I grew up in a very book-friendly environment and my education as a writer was reading. I think that's the best education. Reading, and taking from the people I admired. -Seth Grahame-Smith

At the end of the day, my natural habitat is in a car and I am happiest in that environment. -Maria de Villota

I do portraits. I usually do live models in a class environment, but I've been painting at home more. I really love the human form, and I love faces. I've tried to do landscapes a few times. -Michelle Pfeiffer

I was raised in a very sheltered, narrow environment. -Faye Wattleton

The number of stressors has multiplied exponentially: traffic, money, success, work/life balance, the economy, the environment, parenting, family conflict, relationships, disease. As the nature of human life has become far more complicated, our ancient stress response hasn't been able to keep up. -Andrew J. Bernstein

For the record, I am sticking with my claim that the simultaneous degradation of air quality, water quality, water supply, food safety, soil quality, and other environment-related variables is the main challenge to China's continued development. -James Fallows

There's no longer any surprise in noting that China has grave environmental problems. -James Fallows

It's time to face facts: Most people stop being environmentalists when they sit down to eat. -Ingrid Newkirk

It's the 21st century. It's healthier for us, better for the environment and certainly kinder to be a vegetarian. -Ingrid Newkirk

Giving the kids a programming environment of any sort, whether it's a tool like Squeak or Scratch or Logo to write programs in a childish way – and I mean that in the most generous sense of the word, that is, playing with and building things – is one of the best ways to learn. -Nicholas Negroponte

We all learned how to walk and talk by interacting with our environment, with real goals and rewards. -Nicholas Negroponte

The market is a brilliant system for the exchange of goods and services, but it doesn't protect the environment unless it's regulated, it doesn't train your workforce unless it's regulated, and it doesn't give you the long-term investment you want. -Ken Livingstone

The reason most of the children are having problems in any inner-city neighborhood is because they don't see enough positive role models in their own environment. -Marla Gibbs

This urbanization that's taking place around the world is very real. But if it's people that are seeking an urbanized environment out of desperation, that's not going to be helpful long term. -Mick Cornett

A lot of times, you feel like you're walking on eggshells in a creative environment, because everyone's having to watch out for egos so much of the time. -Tony Hale

The Eisenhower Building – the furniture is mismatched; everything is just bad decor and bad quality. Everybody's looking down at their Blackberry. It's a really frantic, mismatched environment. But on the exterior, it's this whitewashed, gorgeous building. It's a fascinating contrast. -Tony Hale

I'm very proud of my Nigerian heritage. I wasn't fortunate enough to be raised in a heavy Nigerian environment, because my parents were always working. My father was with D.C. Cabs and my mother worked in fast food and was a nurse. -Wale

I think politics today is all about false choices: You can have a robust energy economy and a challenged environment, or a great environment and no economy. That's a false choice. You can do both. -Ed Rendell

I hope that in future Congresses there will reemerge a recognition that climate change is a reality, that our policies to meet our energy needs must also deal responsibly with environmental issues, including the damage caused by greenhouse gas emissions. -Jeff Bingaman

I embrace the term 'evangelical,' if by that we mean a belief that we together can actually work for change in the world, caring for the environment, extending to the poor generosity and kindness, a hopeful outlook. That's a beautiful sort of thing. -Rob Bell

I just can really adapt to any kind of environment. -Stacy Keibler

We are losing our environment so rapidly. -Stefanie Powers

We have to stop thinking about ourselves so much and start thinking about the environment. We have to change. -Stefanie Powers

Life clearly does more than adapt to the Earth. It changes the Earth to its own purposes. Evolution is a tightly coupled dance, with life and the material environment as partners. From the dance emerges the entity Gaia. -James Lovelock

I certainly know first hand the waste one lady can create through her primping routine, because I am a victim of fashion: to me a day without makeup and a bouffant to match is a day wasted. I love it all – whether it's fancy, cheap or, I'm ashamed to say, even if it's bad for the environment. -Beth Ditto

People love to be swept off their feet, to go into an environment where they've never been, to experience things they only dream about. And filmmaking offers that potential. -Peter Guber

Northern Sweden holds a special kind of magic. It's cold, lonely, and the people are tough and silent, or so the stereotype says. This is Asa Larsson's home turf and I find as much joy in reading her closely observed descriptions of the environment, as in following her intriguing plots. -Camilla Lackberg

The pace of Swedish crime fiction is slower – Stieg Larsson's the exception. And I think we use the environment more. -Camilla Lackberg

I need to be very isolated to write, and unfortunately isolation is often quite difficult to find. My ideal writing environment would be a country house hotel in the middle of nowhere, with full room service. -Kate Atkinson

Our lives are pretty calm. Merging on the freeway in the closest you get to risking your life. So what's missing now is that primal emotion of being scared to death, and I think that's why people crave thrills like roller coasters or scary movies. They give you the chance to feel this very primal emotion in a very controlled environment. -Oren Peli

What I do as a director is really create a safe environment that everyone can feel very comfortable in and experiment within so that they don't hold back anything. You never ever want someone to go, 'Oh I shouldn't have done that.' There isn't anything you shouldn't try. If it's terrible, who cares? -Paul Feig

It used to be that artists thought of nature as their environment. Now media is our environment. It has been for the past 50, 70 years. It's what you see on TV, on the computer, what is in the magazines and newspapers. -Richard Hell

In some respects I'm quite easily led, so I have to make sure I've got my own space, and that I feel comfortable in my working environment. It's very important for me to work with the right collaborators, as I can easily get led into a corner where I'm not comfortable. -Steve Winwood

I brag on the Democratic Party. We're libertarian on social issues, it's live and let live. Fiscally, we're conservative and responsible, and were environmentally conscious. -Mark Udall

These are the same people who believe, in some cases, the federal government should not play any role in providing health care to our people or protecting the environment. -Bernie Sanders

If you ask me about my views on the environment, on women's rights, on gay rights, I am liberal. I don't have a problem with that at all. Some of my best friends are liberal. -Bernie Sanders

Students who are interested in learning about the environment should not be dissuaded from doing so, but only if they have proved their proficiency in other basic courses, such as U.S. history. Until then, we need to focus on producing well-educated citizens steeped in their country's history and mindful of their civic responsibilities. -George Nethercutt

Of course, learning is strengthened and solidified when it occurs in a safe, secure and normal environment. -Jean-Bertrand Aristide

Adapting is a common natural way for people to adapt to their environment. -Joe Barton

The disaster in the Gulf was no accident. It was the result of years of oil money buying off politicians to lead to an unregulated and ill focused addiction to oil and drilling. The doomed fate of the local fisherman and the environment were foretold in the infamous chants of 'Drill, Baby, Drill.' -Robert Greenwald

The combat environment has the effect of flattening out civilian identities. If you're young or old, or a graduate from Harvard or the son of a farmer from Alabama, or if you're gay or straight or good-looking or ugly: none of those things matters much in combat, as long as you can conform to the group expectations. -Sebastian Junger

There are many roads to journalism. My feeling is that your best bet in college is to study the subjects you will want to write about, whether politics, the environment or the law. -Serge Schmemann

I try and direct environmentally, so that people don't feel like everything is going to depend on what happens when someone says, 'action,' so that they can literally be swimming in the warm water, and at some point the race begins, and at some point the race ends, but it is about being free to swim. -Cameron Crowe

There are more effective ways of tackling environmental problems including global warming, proliferation of plastics, urban sprawl, and the loss of biodiversity than by treaties, top-down regulations, and other approaches offered by big governments and their dependents. -Preston Manning

Americans don't pay much attention to environmental issues, because they aren't sexy. I mean, cleaning up coal plants and reining in outlaw frackers is hugely important work, but it doesn't get anybody's pulse racing. -Jeff Goodell

Mark Ruffalo, aka the Incredible Hulk, is the natural gas industry's worst nightmare: a serious, committed activist who is determined to use his star power as a superhero in the hottest movie of the moment to draw attention the environmental and public health risks of fracking. -Jeff Goodell

But overall, Obama's record on the environment has been uninspired – and that's putting it kindly. He hasn't stopped coal companies from blowing up mountaintops and devastating large regions of Appalachia. -Jeff Goodell

Have we failed to slow global warming pollution in part because climate and environmental activists have been too polite and well behaved? -Jeff Goodell

I have my own experience in Indonesia, of course. Sometimes in these transition situations, the new governments are still clumsy and awkward in responding to this new environment in which they operate. The only thing in their DNA is the old regime. -Sri Mulyani Indrawati

Greenhouse gas pollution, through its contribution to global climate change, presents a significant threat to Americans' health and to the environment upon which our economy and security depends. -Gina McCarthy

It's amazing the relationships you forge in a kitchen. When you cooperate in an environment that's hot. Where there's a lot of knives. You're trusting your well-being with someone you've never before met or known. -Alex Guarnaschelli

I think when you're put into a completely different situation and environment, you really see who you are. You're not affected by what's around you. You are who you are. -Lauren Conrad

I grew up at the beach and I was always involved in beach clean-ups and caring for my environment. -Lauren Conrad

The 'Being Human' people were really cool and let me improvise. They had such a good working atmosphere. It was a cool set-up and a really good environment to be in. -Craig Roberts

Authors can only soft sell the environment. Create a wonderful story around the environment involving the characters that leaves a lasting impression on the reader's mind. -Wilbur Smith

Toxins love to get you while you're young. Lead, mercury, secondhand smoke and sundry other environmental nasties do a lot more damage when tissue is immature, vulnerable and growing than when it's mature and comparatively fixed. -Jeffrey Kluger

The mistake isn't releasing something bad. The mistake is to launch it and get PR people involved. You don't want people to start amping up expectations for an early version of your product. The best entrepreneurship happens in low-stakes environments where no one is paying attention, like Mark Zuckerberg's dorm room at Harvard. -Eric Ries

My dad's one of my biggest heroes. I also think Paul Newman's an inspiration. I know a lot of people say that, but I love that he's a great role model and a humanitarian. I admire people who don't necessarily want to change the world, but try to make it a better environment. -Alex Pettyfer

Maybe in music you're making an auditory environment and maybe you change your environment around you to suit your own way. -Florence Welch

Clean energy is good for the environment, good for national security, and good for thousands of Americans who desire a rewarding career. -John Garamendi

New molecular methods that add or modify genes can protect plants from diseases and pests and improve crops in ways that are both more environmentally benign and beyond the capability of older methods. -Nina Fedoroff

Myths about the dire effects of genetically modified foods on health and the environment abound, but they have not held up to scientific scrutiny. And, although many concerns have been expressed about the potential for unexpected consequences, the unexpected effects that have been observed so far have been benign. -Nina Fedoroff

If there are more and more environmental refugees, they are going to end up on your doorstep too. -Nina Fedoroff

I always get involved with the environment because once you go past the tipping point with the environment, you don't get it back. -Chris Noth

Look, I'm a huge supporter of Obama's – he's the first president I ever donated money to. But I think in terms of climate change and the environment, he's been, at best, disappointing. -Chris Noth

Some cultural phenomena bear a striking resemblance to the cells of cell biology, actively preserving themselves in their social environments, finding the nutrients they need and fending off the causes of their dissolution. -Daniel Dennett

Wherever there is a design that is highly successful in a broad range of similar environments, it is apt to emerge again and again, independently – the phenomenon known in biology as convergent evolution. I call these designs 'good tricks.' -Daniel Dennett

In these times – where social appearance is more important than spiritual substance – what has become our longing to change is really the unconscious desire to control not just the shape of our bodies (according to prevailing values) but to dominate our environment as well, regardless of the cost. -Guy Finley

We need to accept the seemingly obvious fact that a toxic environment can make people sick and that no amount of medical intervention can protect us. The health care community must become a powerful political lobby for environmental policy and legislation. -Andrew Weil

I recently declined to support a Conservative function because I'm so incensed about these wind turbines. Like all so-called climate-change doubters, I am very pro the environment, but I strongly believe that it is something that can only be cured locally. Some insane overall scheme isn't going to cure all the problems. -Tim Rice

I grew up in New York in an English-speaking environment. -Erik Estrada

I'm just interested in having a handle on my environment. -Raine Maida

I am never interested in the individual, but in the human species and its environment. -Andreas Gursky

A person whose skin is metallic can no more have its reproduction restricted than a black-skinned person. Regarding life as a form of machinery and intelligent machines as people without our environmental limitations is essential in understanding FAP, the Final Anthropic Principle, which deals with evolution in the far future. -Frank Tipler

Human uploads have such a natural advantage over present-day people in the environment of space, it's exceedingly unlikely flesh-and-blood beings will ever engage in interstellar travel. -Frank Tipler

My father died when I was nine, but I came from a stable family environment, which I think does contribute to being well-behaved. -Robert Winston

When I grew up, we didn't have a TV, and I think more families today have ambitions of getting out of their environment, such as sending their children to university. -Robert Winston

One of the most important aspects of what makes us who we are is neither straight genes or straight environment but actually what happens to us during development. -Robert Winston

I never lose an opportunity to speak about my obsession: humankind and the environment. -Yann Arthus-Bertrand

No one is an environmentalist by birth. It is only your path, your life, your travels that awaken you. -Yann Arthus-Bertrand

As a Naval officer, I've been all over the world, and one of the foundational lessons I learned was that parents everywhere would like to raise their children to a higher standard of living in a peaceful environment. That's a universal goal for families. -Michael Mullen

I don't believe that the science is settled on man-made climate change. And so – while I live in Colorado – you see where I live. I love the environment. And – and I want to make sure we do everything we can to protect the environment. I don't want government to put artificial standards on us. -Ken Buck

Since the 1970s, I've been a big fan of attending conferences as a great way to learn, network, socialize and enjoy a new environment. It's always refreshing to get out and see a whole new world. -Mark Skousen

Once humans traded their hunter-gatherer existences for more settled communities, we began a quest to make our lives better and more comfortable, but we've also been sucking precious finite resources from our environment ever since. -Naveen Jain

As long as you're in an environment where the worth of the project isn't based on the project but what its predecessors did, it's not truly inclusive. -Ava DuVernay

Until the end of elementary school, I lived in a suburban area, so the type of village I used to live in is borderline between village and the city, so I'm familiar with the rustic environment. -Bong Joon-ho

I think there's a green side to John Kerry, if you like, that he's an environmental activist. His record on the environment is as best as you have on a pro-environment record of anybody in the U.S. Senate. -Douglas Brinkley

The coal industry is a huge industry when we're talking about polluting the environment, our air and our waterways. -Gloria Reuben

The ethos of most films is that you make a film, you exploit the community, you exploit the environment, and it's OK because you made a great film, you know? -Naomie Harris

When you're on the pop treadmill, you don't always feel that cool because you have to do things to promote the record that aren't necessarily your environment. -Paloma Faith

I've spent a lot of time being bohemian and sleeping on floors, but eventually I want to have kids and I want to bring them up in a secure environment. -Paloma Faith

A film set is a workplace for me; it's my office, and nobody really wants to be in a stressful work environment. -Park Chan-wook

The environmental crisis is all a result of rushing. -Ed Begley, Jr.

California has always led the way on environmental protection and always reaped the benefits, pioneering everything from catalytic convertors on cars to stationary source reduction. -Ed Begley, Jr.

I can trace my environmentally-friendly lifestyle back to my childhood. My father was a conservative Republican that liked to 'conserve'. -Ed Begley, Jr.

People are overwhelmed looking up at the Mount Everest of environmental challenges that we face. But you put one foot in front of the other and you recognize that not everyone is Sir Edmund Hillary. -Ed Begley, Jr.

We tend to be more environmental at home than at work, regardless of the industry we're in. -Gale Anne Hurd

I like going to Burning Man, for example. An environment where people can try new things. I think as technologists we should have some safe places where we can try out new things and figure out the effect on society. What's the effect on people, without having to deploy it to the whole world. -Larry Page

I really didn't feel challenged anymore. I wanted to learn something and be excited again… While it can be a family – that environment is actually a family – in the sense that also you sometimes hate each other, you can't stand being around each other and grudges are held… I was getting cranky on 'Criminal Minds.' -Paget Brewster

No one ever sees the sleepless nights, the years of studying and 14-hour days earning your dues. I spent three years isolated in an academic environment to be the best actor I could. -Kunal Nayyar

The North Pole will be ice-free during summer in years to come, and that itself will put the Arctic Sea basin on a very high risk of… environmental disasters that might be there. -Aleqa Hammond

Greenlanders' heart is the environment. You can't sell your heart for oil. -Aleqa Hammond

Many people don't know, but American Girl Scouts get to travel the world, and that's a very good thing, as the more we can expose our young people to other cultures, the better off we'll be in this increasingly globalized environment. -Anna Maria Chavez

Too often, nonprofits are viewed as rigid and bureaucratic – less nimble and capable of adapting in this fluid environment than our corporate counterparts. I don't agree. -Anna Maria Chavez

I'm sad that it's uncool or offensive to talk about environmental or human rights issues. -Grimes

I think there are shows that are long-running and successful, where some or all of the cast members hate each other, but I think it's a lot easier to have an environment where everyone feels secure and supported to do the best work possible. -Jesse Metcalfe

I was brought up in an environment to believe that my opinion was important, that I had something to say, and that it was no less powerful because I was young, a girl, at the time really unattractive, definitely not the smartest kid in the class. -Megyn Kelly

When you take on something like your footprint on the environment, you have to say, 'Where am I going to draw the circle around my level of responsibility and then where do I assume that others will take responsibility?' -Sally Jewell

We have to base architecture on the environment. -Toyo Ito

All companies can benefit from fostering a more flexible environment (creating a place where the most talented, industrious, and entrepreneurial people want to work) and relinquishing hierarchical control to favor a results-oriented meritocracy. -Maynard Webb

I was blessed to grow up on a farm, and when you're a farm boy, exercise is part of your lifestyle. Like it or not, that environment makes you work out. On the farm, nature is your gym. You walk and run and swim and have to do a lot of work with animals too. -Cesar Millan

I write human stories. I write about people. Not as a product of their environment. But from the stance that everybody is made of the same thing. -Cecelia Ahern

I'm interested in humor, and greeting cards just happen to be a perfect medium for my message. They're accessible to everyone, and thanks to all the advances that have been made by environmentally conscientious printers, I can get my message across while keeping my carbon footprint relatively small. -Anne Taintor

The environment, what surrounds you, is so alive and delightful and complex. -David James Duncan

Ecosystems are holy. The word "environmental" is a deadly compromise itself. It's a policy word that lives only in the head, and barely there. -David James Duncan

We are raising today's children in sterile, risk-averse and highly structured environments. In so doing, we are failing to cultivate artists, pioneers and entrepreneurs, and instead cultivating a generation of children who can follow the rules in organized sports games, sit for hours in front of screens and mark bubbles on standardized tests. -Darell Hammond

Until men learn to celebrate and operate on the feminine aspect of themselves and stop the oppression of women, children, the environment, other species, we don't have a world to live in. It's not a world that anyone chooses to live in. -James Cromwell

I think the relationship of indigenous people to their environment… that those were ethical omnivores. -James Cromwell

That was one of the most comfortable things about leaving baseball was to leave the environment. It's very much like a rock star existence – the nightlife, the hotels, lack of privacy… There's a lot of temptations out there. It was nice getting away from it. -Mike Schmidt

I drove an electric car for seven years because of its advanced technology, not because I have any concerns about energy resources. I have none at all. And when environmentalists say that global warming is dangerous, unprecedented and that we'll have a tipping point for atmospheric carbon dioxide, it's just nonsense. -Burt Rutan

The irony of environmental opposition to the Keystone XL project is that stopping the pipeline to the U.S. will not stop production in the oil sands of Canada. Instead of coming to the United States, the oil will still be produced and shipped by rail or a pipeline similar to the Keystone XL to Canada's Pacific Coast. -John Hoeven

If you are going to think the same as everyone else and do the same as everyone else, you will end up being the same as everyone else. In today's competitive environment you have to think a bit differently. -Lloyd Dorfman

There is no progress without risk, and in an environment where change is accelerating, risks are multiplying and businesses are increasingly complex, companies need strong, innovative partners to help manage their risk. Our brand clearly sets XL apart as the strong, innovative partner needed in today's market. -Mike McGavick

XL is dedicated to understanding shifting business dynamics and helping our clients thrive in increasingly complex and changing environments. 'The Future of the Company' platform will allow us to offer insights and commentary on these essential topics to a global and diverse audience and feature insights from XL experts. -Mike McGavick

The thing we often forget to talk about, or perhaps we take for granted, is our country's dazzling beauty. Our natural environment is so much a part of Australia's art, writing, music and culture, both indigenous and non indigenous. -Quentin Bryce

Religious and spiritual leaders should be held accountable for environmental activism, not only because they have access to large communities and can influence votes, but because service is integral to religious and spiritual life. -Radhanath Swami

It is imperfection – not perfection – that is the end result of the program written into that formidably complex engine that is the human brain, and of the influences exerted upon us by the environment and whoever takes care of us during the long years of our physical, psychological and intellectual development. -Rita Levi-Montalcini

A child from the age of 2 or 3 absorbs what is in the environment and what generates hatred for anyone perceived to be different. -Rita Levi-Montalcini

Tell people that biology and the environment cause obesity and they are offered the one thing we have to avoid: an excuse. As it is, people who see more fat people around them may themselves be more likely to gain weight. -Andrew Lansley

Tackling the environment should not be a licence to lecture people, because they have no excuse not to exercise, or eat their fruit and vegetables. Nannying – at least among adults – is likely to be counterproductive. Providing information is empowering; lecturing people is not. So, no excuses, no nannying. -Andrew Lansley

We live in a very uncertain world, and I think that uncertainty of itself generates an environment which we should not make a decision that deprives future generations of the deterrent effect that the nuclear weapons have provided for us and for almost all of my life. -Des Browne

The challenge for capitalism is that the things that breed trust also breed the environment for fraud. -James Surowiecki

Flexible supply chains are great for multinationals and consumers. But they erode already thin profit margins in developing-world factories and foster a pell-mell work environment in which getting the order out the door is the only thing that matters. -James Surowiecki

In the auto industry, there's one thing you can always count on: if a new environmental or safety rule is proposed, executives will prophesy disaster. -James Surowiecki

I find littering very annoying. It's a minor but also a major thing: a society that litters is one that also has so little respect for the environment and, consequently, other people. If we had clean streets, a lot of other things would be fixed almost effortlessly. -Joanne Harris

I'm a Christian-libertarian-environmentalist-capitalist-lunatic. It's a humorous way for me to describe that I'm not stereotypical. -Joel Salatin

It's not easy making a living as a writer, and for many years I worked at a Waterstones in Dublin. It was a good environment for an aspiring writer, with lots of events and authors appearing. -John Boyne

Antarctica is a very alien environment, and you can't survive here more than minutes if you're not equipped properly and doing the right thing all the time. -Jon Krakauer

Because I live in the countryside, I want a building which encourages me to have a fully formed relationship with the environment. It gives me an opportunity to not just be inside or outside, but in a range of contexts. -Kevin McCloud

Living an environmentally responsible lifestyle can seem like a Scrooge-like list of don'ts. Don't take that flight, don't buy that car, don't eat those blueberries flown in from somewhere far-flung. -Kevin McCloud

The root cause of the looming energy problem – and the key to easing environmental, economic and religious tensions while improving public health – is to address the unending, and unequal, growth of the human population. And the one proven way to reduce fertility rates is to empower young women by educating them. -Lawrence M. Krauss

Business has a way of talking about how to create value, which is in some way isn't bad… We just need to start thinking about if the value we want to create is consistent with all social and environmental well being. -Peter Senge

I would like people to recognize in looking at my story that the person who has the most to do with what happens to you is you. It's not the environment, it's not the other people who were there trying to help you or trying to stop you. It's what you decide to do and how much effort you put behind it. -Ben Carson

It is so powerful when we can leave behind our ordinary identities, no longer think of ourselves primarily as a conductor, or writer, or salesclerk, and go to a supportive environment to deeply immerse in meditation practice. -Sharon Salzberg

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