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    environment Quotes

    I don't thrive in a word-perfect environment.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: environment 
    I think the dangers of the impact of GMOs on the environment are undebatable. Genetically modified crops are tied to the chemicals sprayed on them.
    — Zoe Lister-Jones
    I was pretty lucky, I went to a really great school. I went to a Steiner School, which is very small and nurturing and creative, so I felt like I was in an environment where I could mature. There was less of the clique-y stuff, which can really make high school a living hell for a lot of people, going on, so I was very similar then to who I am now. I'm still a dork.
    — Zoe Kravitz
    Children are the seed for peace or violence in the future, depending on how they are cared for and stimulated. Thus, their family and community environment must be sown to grow a fairer and more fraternal world, a world to serve life and hope.
    — Zilda Arns
    Facts have proved that prosperity at the expense of the environment is only delaying disaster. We cannot passively protect our environment by simply stopping economic development.
    — Zhou Shengxian
    That whole environment was just incompatible with my beliefs and my personality. It was a dark time for me.
    — Zhang Ziyi
    I want a lot of young people to see me in my working environment. I want them to see me being a good person while also running a business. I want young people to aspire to that.
    — Zendaya
    I was lucky to be in a household where whatever I wanted to do was supported and my music was always such a natural part of me, and I was never told that I couldn't do it. So I've always been able to follow my heart and my instincts and what I love, that being my art. And I know that not everybody really has that chance or that environment, the same one that I did, so I kind of want to help in any way that I can.
    — Zella Day
    No matter how deeply disturbing the thought of using the environment to manipulate behavior for national advantages to some, the technology permitting such use will very probably develop within the next few decades.
    — Zbigniew Brzezinski
    Being in the studio, it's more of a controlled environment, where you can be Salvador Dali and sit back and look at the painting. And you can go, 'Ah, you know what? Maybe a little bit more red over here...maybe add some blue over here.' You can sit back and look at the painting.
    — Zakk Wylde
    James DeMonaco is one of my favorite directors I've ever worked with. I think he shoots really well and all that, but the work environment he creates " he makes everyone feel respected, he makes everyone feel appreciated, and he's a true collaborator.
    — Zach Gilford
    tags: work  true  environment 
    Who are businesses really responsible to? Their customers? Shareholders? Employees? We would argue that it's none of the above. Fundamentally, businesses are responsible to their resource base. Without a healthy environment there are no shareholders, no employees, no customers and no business.
    — Yvon Chouinard
    I'm the company philosopher and the burr in the saddle. I'm the one who says we need to try harder, improve the quality of our products, become a part of the political process, help elect people who are good for the environment.
    — Yvon Chouinard
    Rather than beautifying one's own creation, make better the environment that surrounds it.
    — Yugo Nakamura
    You cannot, for instance, sustainably protect the environment if the majority of the people are still in primitive agriculture leading to the encroachment of forest reserves.
    — Yoweri Museveni
    The beauty of the environment is an important factor in the quality of life.
    — Yehuda Levi
    If we each take responsibility in shifting our own behavior, we can trigger the type of change that is necessary to achieve sustainability for our race or this planet. We change our planet, our environment, our humanity every day, every year, every decade, and every millennia.
    — Yehuda Berg
    Polka dots can't stay alone. When we obliterate nature and our bodies with polka dots we become part of the unity of our environments.
    — Yayoi Kusama
    Become one with eternity. Become part of your environment. Take off your clothes. Forget yourself. Make love. Self-destruction is the only way to peace.
    — Yayoi Kusama
    Protecting the environment is really important to everyone's welfare - that of our children, as well as that of the future generations.
    — Yaya Toure
    The environment is everything that makes up our surroundings and affects our ability to live on the earth - the air we breathe, the water that covers most of the earth's surface, the plants and animals around us, the overall condition of our planet, and much more.
    — Yaya Toure
    Transformation always and necessarily calls for a transformation of oneself and one's environment. But I don't see that happening. People are stuck with their own positions that never change.
    — Yasuhiko Kimura
    I'm actually quite different when I'm there [ in the university] to how I am on a TV or film set. It's very challenging and I really, really like it. And I enjoy being in that environment.
    — Yasmin Paige
    tags: environment  film 
    I study English literature but my friends are doing psychology and things like that. No one cares about acting there. It's not competitive and it's a nice environment for me.
    — Yasmin Paige
    I had a hard time at school because I worked, so I was quite often out of school, which meant that I didn't make many friends. It can happen to child actors, because you're not in the school environment. And I did miss that school environment and being around people.
    — Yasmin Paige
    You arrive at a village, and in this calm environment, one starts to hear echo.
    — Yannick Noah
    tags: environment 
    I never lose an opportunity to speak about my obsession: humankind and the environment.
    — Yann Arthus-Bertrand
    Everybody says women are like water. I think it's because water is the source of life, and it adapts itself to its environment. Like women, water also gives of itself wherever it goes to nurture life.
    — Xinran
    tags: women  environment  water 
    The common man or women, whether they are Israeli or Palestinian, Protestant or Catholic or Iraqi or American, the common man just wants to live in peace and justice in a clean environment. When we look around the world and we see that is not the case, we know the will of the majority is not being listened to, that's the first sign that our system is broken.
    — Woody Harrelson
    There are a helluva lot more of us who care about our environment in the world than we realize. We're the majority, and we can do something about that
    — Woody Harrelson
    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
    tags: loss  environment 
    The trouble with the theory [of limited and divided government] is that government is not a machine, but a living thing. This is where the living and breathing constitution comes from. It is modified by its environment, necessitated by its tasks, shaped to its functions by the sheer pressure of life.
    — Woodrow Wilson
    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
    Naturally, the top does not automatically make us better. Like the samurai frequented ordinary cutthroat, so sometimes extreme mountaineer can be self-centered, mythomaniac or crook to each yourself and the environment.
    — Wojciech Kurtyka
    The mountains are exceptional places for, as the natural environment is concerned, they are the concentration of the wildest possible variety of all natural phenomena and forms. They are somehow a concentration of the truth of nature or even I'd say its essence.
    — Wojciech Kurtyka
    In America, I don't know how much longer the environment is going to exist. I sort of strongly believe that we're in danger.
    — Winona Ryder
    We need a race to the top so that we have policies and regulations that protect human rights, the environment and that reduce poverty.
    — Winnie Byanyima
    Biodiesel seems to be the answer to a lot of our prayers. Not only can it help the U.S. economy, our unwanted dependence on foreign oil, and the gasping environment, it could also help the family farmers out of this tragic dilemma they have found themselves in through no fault of their own.
    — Willie Nelson
    tags: environment  help  prayer 
    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
    Only reverence can restrain violence - reverence for human life and the environment.
    — William Sloane Coffin
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