Quotations on Environment
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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
(Keywords: Ability, Environment, Military, Sound, Tests, Voice)
It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.
- Ansel Adams
(Keywords: Government, Environment, Fight)
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
(Keywords: Home, Animals, Environment, Space)
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
(Keywords: Thoughts, Vision, Desire, Environment, May, Present, Results, Will)
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
(Keywords: Life, Perception, Environment, Fact)
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
(Keywords: Nature, Work, Environment, Living, Spirit)
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
(Keywords: Time, Artist, Environment, Living)
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
(Keywords: Comparisons, Environment, Resentment)
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
(Keywords: Peace, Environment, Military, Road)
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
(Keywords: People, Environment, Play, Writers)
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
(Keywords: History, Decisions, Environment, Value)
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
(Keywords: Animals, Environment, Plants)
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
(Keywords: Challenge, Democracy, Direction, Economy, Environment, Freedom, Order, Project)
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
(Keywords: Love, Environment, Feeling, Order, Right)
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
(Keywords: Education, Environment, State)
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
(Keywords: People, Acting, Environment, Nothing)
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
(Keywords: Fear, Environment, First, Information, May, Pressure, Questions, Will)
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
(Keywords: College, Environment, Friends, Pretty)
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
(Keywords: Business, Government, Creation, Environment, Tax, Job, State)
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
(Keywords: Trust, Work, Environment, Film)
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
(Keywords: Men, Environment, Living, Past, Words)
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
(Keywords: Business, Country, Culture, Environment, Expertise, Help, Nation, Open, Practice, Will)
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
(Keywords: Economy, Environment, Nation, Project, Support)
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
(Keywords: Education, Dream, American, Democrats, Environment, Fight, Rights, Privacy, Public, Woman)
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
(Keywords: Education, Trust, People, Hope, Environment, Paradise, Talk, Will)
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
(Keywords: Time, Environment, Mountains, Quiet)
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
(Keywords: Life, Environment, Right, Temperament)
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
(Keywords: Children, Environment, World)
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
(Keywords: Energy, Environment, Revolution, Tools)
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
(Keywords: Wife, Canada, Environment, Games)
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
(Keywords: Change, Environment, Inspiring)
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
(Keywords: Government, People, Wealth, Environment, Job, states, United)
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
(Keywords: Success, Environment, First)
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
(Keywords: Being, Environment, Football)
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
(Keywords: Change, American, Culture, Environment, Party, Past, Years)
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
(Keywords: People, America, American, Environment, Jobs, Want)
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
(Keywords: Duty, Environment, Future)
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
(Keywords: God, Cause, Environment, Free will, Result)
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
(Keywords: Work, People, Company, Environment, Friends)
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
(Keywords: Technology, Growth, Competition, Environment, Years)
Abortion on demand has, in my judgment, contributed significantly to an environment in our country in which life has become very cheap.
- Robert Casey
(Keywords: Life, Abortion, Country, Environment, Judgment)
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
(Keywords: College, Environment, School, State, Students)
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
(Keywords: War, Care, Deep, Destruction, Environment, Tax, Iraq, Leading, Now, President, Tax cuts, Weapons)
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
(Keywords: Mother, Heart, Environment, Open, Right, Understanding)
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
(Keywords: Sports, Mom, Son, Environment, Feeling, Kids, Now, Parents, Saying, Soccer, Want)
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
(Keywords: Education, Environment, Self)
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
(Keywords: Actors, Emotions, Environment, Film, Play, Voice)
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
(Keywords: Life, Control, Survival, Earth, Environment, Years)
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
(Keywords: Time, Imagination, Life, Environment, First)
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
(Keywords: Money, Environment, Now)