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5/8/1926 - (Present)
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David Frederick Attenborough     Sir David Attenborough     Sir David Attenborough CBE
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It's very easy to say everything is outrageous. But if you have an oil company that's setting up its own environmental department, for example, what do you do? Do you spit in its eye, or do you make sure that what they do actually has some substance?

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The question is, are we happy to suppose that our grandchildren may never be able to see an elephant except in a picture book?

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The only way Prescott is going to get through something to do with transport policy, is if the public think there are too many damn things on the road, and use the railways.

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I remember sleeping in places that were infested with rats and waking up with one trundling over my face. Actually, I hate rats! In my time, I've picked up all sorts of things in hotels-fleas, lice, tapeworm.

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Neither have I said we have got to do this because of some pharmaceutical advantage there may or may not be. The moral issue is that we should not impoverish this world.

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It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement; the greatest source of visual beauty; the greatest source of intellectual interest. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living.

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An understanding of the natural world and what's in it is a source of not only a great curiosity but great fulfillment.

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Children start off reading in books about lions and giraffes and so on, but they also-if they're lucky enough and have reasonable privileges of any human being-are able to go into a garden and turn over stone and see a worm and see a slug and see an ant.

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People say we have all got to join Europe for reasons which even the economists themselves aren't clear on-at the same time we're saying, well yes of course Scotland has got to be independent. And why don't we make Wales independent too? And the north of England.

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It is curiosity, quite right-a divine curiosity. A characteristic of the gods is curiosity.

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