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Jim Fowler quotes (36)

According to Johnny Carson, I was the guy who Marlon sent out to do all the dirty work.
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Almost all these hotspots around the world, most have been destroyed to the point where there is no wildlife and very little of the natural world left.
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Along 4 Mile Run, there was a nice woods down in front of the house. I used to run around there.
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But I'll tell you what, there was a lot of farmland between Falls Church and Washington.
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Everybody has a camcorder now, and they exploit these incidents and blow them all out of proportion.
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Haiti looks like a bomb hit it.
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How we treat the earth basically effects our social welfare and our national security.
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I always said it was to be dumb enough to do what Marlon Perkins said to do.
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I don't think we're going to save anything if we go around talking about saving plants and animals only; we've got to translate that into what's in it for us.
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I don't want to save a creek for the creek's sake, but what's in it for human beings.
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I had travelled pretty widely around the world even before then, so I knew where to go to film wildlife.
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I have a lot of memories of Falls Church. I went to grade school in Madison Elementary School.
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I remember very much there in Falls Church there was a creek that was flowing down into 4 Mile Run. I believe it's now covered up where it goes under Columbia Street. I found a whole family of weasels down there.
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I was amazed at the house that I grew up in; it looks practically identical to the way it was, but I couldn't recognize it because of the size of the trees.
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I'm a little different from all those conservation types.
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Johnny Carson started the jokes about me and Marlin in his monologues.
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Marlon was more of a formal zoo director type.
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Most of what you see now emphasizes animals being dangerous to humans.
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My father being an outdoors person, he used to take us on quite a few adventures thorugh the wild areas down there, introducing us to alligators and rattlesnakes and all the trees and plants.
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My father was a soil scientist with the Geological Survey.
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Our challenge for the future is that we realize we are very much a part of the earth's ecosystem, and we must learn to respect and live according to the basic biological laws of nature.
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Preserving a river or a creek can bring a lot of revenue.
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Somali is turning into a desert. Rwanda, you can hardly find a place to plant a potato, it's so crowded.
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Sooner or later we've got to tie the saving of the natural world to our own public welfare.
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That's really the challenge of this century, to develop spokespeople.
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The biggest challenge is how to affect public attitudes and make people care.
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The continued existence of wildlife and wilderness is important to the quality of life of humans.
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The most powerful argument of all for saving open space is economics; in most states, tourism is the number two industry.
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The other thing is quality of life; if you have a place where you can go and have a picnic with your family, it doesn't matter if it's a recession or not, you can include that in your quality of life.
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The quicker we humans learn that saving open space and wildlife is critical to our welfare and quality of life, maybe we'll start thinking of doing something about it.
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The Zambesi is a big river; there's no crocodiles on 4 Mile Run.
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Then a neighbor, Mr Smith, had a dairy cow and an couple bulls. He showed me how to bluff a bull.
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There's no country in the world that's more devastated from natural resources than Afghanistan.
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There's no denying that television is one of the most powerful propaganda media we've ever invented.
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We moved over to Silver Spring, actually near University Park.
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We used to play baseball back in that field and keep an eye out for the bulls.
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