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Sir David Frederick Attenborough (born 8 May 1926) is an English broadcaster, natural historian and author. He is best known for writing and presenting, in conjunction with the BBC Natural History Unit, the nine natural history documentary series forming the Life collection that constitute a comprehensive survey of animal and plant life on Earth.

Attenborough is a former senior manager at the BBC, having served as controller of BBC Two and director of programming for BBC Television in the 1960s and 1970s. His filmography as writer, presenter and narrator spans eight decades; it includes Zoo Quest, Natural World, Wildlife on One, the Planet Earth franchise, The Blue Planet and its sequel. He is the only person to have won BAFTAs for programmes in black and white, colour, high-definition, 3D and 4K resolutions.

While Attenborough's earlier work focused more on the wonders of the natural world, his later work has been more vocal in support of environmental causes. He has advocated for restoring planetary biodiversity, limiting population growth, renewable energy, reducing meat consumption, and setting aside more areas for natural preservation. He has been criticised for expressing controversial views on human overpopulation. He considers his 2020 documentary film, David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet, his personal witness statement of his life and the future.

On his broadcasting and passion for nature, NPR stated he "roamed the globe and shared his discoveries and enthusiasms with his patented semi-whisper way of narrating". In 2018 and 2019, Attenborough received Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Narrator. He is widely considered a national treasure in the UK, although he himself does not like the term. He is the younger brother of the late director, producer and actor Richard Attenborough, and older brother of the late motor executive John Attenborough.

quote by David Attenborough: It is that range of biodiversity that we must care for -- the whole thing -- rather than just one or two stars. with background image:

It is that range of biodiversity that we must care for -- the whole thing -- rather than just one or two stars.

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quote by David Attenborough: I'm not in politics. with background image: photo of author David Attenborough with quote: I'm not in politics....

I'm not in politics.

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quote by David Attenborough: A third of the land on our planet is desert. These great scars on the face of the Earth. with background image: photo of author David Attenborough with quote: A third of the land on our planet is desert. These great scars on the face of the Earth....

A third of the land on our planet is desert. These great scars on the face of the Earth.

--David Attenborough
quote by David Attenborough: I'm no longer sceptical. I no longer have any doubt at all. I think climate change is the major challenge facing the world. with background image: photo of author David Attenborough with quote: I'm no longer sceptical. I no longer have any doubt at all. I think climate change is the major chal...

I'm no longer sceptical. I no longer have any doubt at all. I think climate change is the major challenge facing the world.

--David Attenborough
quote by David Attenborough: I'm a humanist. I'm neither one side nor the other. with background image: photo of author David Attenborough with quote: I'm a humanist. I'm neither one side nor the other....

I'm a humanist. I'm neither one side nor the other.

--David Attenborough
quote by David Attenborough: No, not a feminist. I'm a humanist. I'm neither one side nor the other. with background image: photo of author David Attenborough with quote: No, not a feminist. I'm a humanist. I'm neither one side nor the other....

No, not a feminist. I'm a humanist. I'm neither one side nor the other.

--David Attenborough
quote by David Attenborough: Until humanity manages to sort itself out and get a co-ordinated view about the planet, it's going to get worse and worse. with background image: photo of author David Attenborough with quote: Until humanity manages to sort itself out and get a co-ordinated view about the planet, it's going t...

Until humanity manages to sort itself out and get a co-ordinated view about the planet, it's going to get worse and worse.

--David Attenborough

quote by David Attenborough: To restore stability to our planet, therefore, we must restore its biodiversity, the very thing we have removed. It is the only way out of … with background image: photo of author David Attenborough with quote: To restore stability to our planet, therefore, we must restore its biodiversity, the very thing we h...

To restore stability to our planet, therefore, we must restore its biodiversity, the very thing we have removed. It is the only way out of this crisis that we ourselves have created. We must rewild the world!

--David Attenborough


quote by David Attenborough: I suspect that happiness is not a state but rather a transition. with background image: photo of author David Attenborough with quote: I suspect that happiness is not a state but rather a transition....

I suspect that happiness is not a state but rather a transition.

--David Attenborough
quote by David Attenborough: Fundamentally not to waste energy. If we were all to reduce our demands for energy, it would make an enormous amount of difference. with background image: photo of author David Attenborough with quote: Fundamentally not to waste energy. If we were all to reduce our demands for energy, it would make an...

Fundamentally not to waste energy. If we were all to reduce our demands for energy, it would make an enormous amount of difference.

--David Attenborough

quote by David Attenborough: I am an ardent recycler. I would like to think that it works. I don't know whether it does or not. with background image: photo of author David Attenborough with quote: I am an ardent recycler. I would like to think that it works. I don't know whether it does or not....

I am an ardent recycler. I would like to think that it works. I don't know whether it does or not.

--David Attenborough
quote by David Attenborough: I'm not over-fond of animals. I am merely astounded by them. with background image: photo of author David Attenborough with quote: I'm not over-fond of animals. I am merely astounded by them....

I'm not over-fond of animals. I am merely astounded by them.

--David Attenborough
quote by David Attenborough: Life is not all high emotion. Some of the most interesting things are when its not highly emotional: little details of relationships and bo… with background image: photo of author David Attenborough with quote: Life is not all high emotion. Some of the most interesting things are when its not highly emotional:...

Life is not all high emotion. Some of the most interesting things are when its not highly emotional: little details of relationships and body language.

--David Attenborough
quote by David Attenborough: When I was a boy in the 1930s, the carbon dioxide level was still below 300 parts per million. This year, it reached 382, the highest figur… with background image: photo of author David Attenborough with quote: When I was a boy in the 1930s, the carbon dioxide level was still below 300 parts per million. This ...

When I was a boy in the 1930s, the carbon dioxide level was still below 300 parts per million. This year, it reached 382, the highest figure for hundreds of thousands of years.

--David Attenborough

quote by David Attenborough: We often talk of saving the planet, but the truth is that we must do these things to save ourselves. with background image: photo of author David Attenborough with quote: We often talk of saving the planet, but the truth is that we must do these things to save ourselves....

We often talk of saving the planet, but the truth is that we must do these things to save ourselves.

--David Attenborough
quote by David Attenborough: The climate, the economic situation, rising birth rates; none of these things give me a lot of hope or reason to be optimistic. with background image: photo of author David Attenborough with quote: The climate, the economic situation, rising birth rates; none of these things give me a lot of hope ...

The climate, the economic situation, rising birth rates; none of these things give me a lot of hope or reason to be optimistic.

--David Attenborough
quote by David Attenborough: You'll discover in countries where women have control over their own bodies, where they have education, where they have birth control, wher… with background image: photo of author David Attenborough with quote: You'll discover in countries where women have control over their own bodies, where they have educati...

You'll discover in countries where women have control over their own bodies, where they have education, where they have birth control, where they have facilities and where they are literate, when those things happen, the birth rate falls.

--David Attenborough
quote by David Attenborough: Trade is a proper and decent relationship, with dignity and respect on both sides. with background image: photo of author David Attenborough with quote: Trade is a proper and decent relationship, with dignity and respect on both sides....

Trade is a proper and decent relationship, with dignity and respect on both sides.

--David Attenborough
quote by David Attenborough: Terrorism is an immediate problem that people are very concerned about, and I am as concerned about that as anyone else. But it isn't an ei… with background image: photo of author David Attenborough with quote: Terrorism is an immediate problem that people are very concerned about, and I am as concerned about ...

Terrorism is an immediate problem that people are very concerned about, and I am as concerned about that as anyone else. But it isn't an either or situation.

--David Attenborough

quote by David Attenborough: The idea that the Lord had given us a present, that the world is a gift from God... well, the amount of stuff, back then, that the Lord was… with background image: photo of author David Attenborough with quote: The idea that the Lord had given us a present, that the world is a gift from God... well, the amount...

The idea that the Lord had given us a present, that the world is a gift from God... well, the amount of stuff, back then, that the Lord was giving away was limited. We do not have dominion.

--David Attenborough
quote by David Attenborough: Birds are the most accomplished aeronauts the world has ever seen. They fly high and low, at great speed, and very slowly. And always with … with background image: photo of author David Attenborough with quote: Birds are the most accomplished aeronauts the world has ever seen. They fly high and low, at great s...

Birds are the most accomplished aeronauts the world has ever seen. They fly high and low, at great speed, and very slowly. And always with extraordinary precision and control.

--David Attenborough
quote by David Attenborough: All life is related. And it enables us to construct with confidence the complex tree that represents the history of life. with background image: photo of author David Attenborough with quote: All life is related. And it enables us to construct with confidence the complex tree that represents...

All life is related. And it enables us to construct with confidence the complex tree that represents the history of life.

--David Attenborough

quote by David Attenborough: If we and the rest of the back-boned animals were to disappear overnight, the rest of the world would get on pretty well. But if the invert… with background image: photo of author David Attenborough with quote: If we and the rest of the back-boned animals were to disappear overnight, the rest of the world woul...

If we and the rest of the back-boned animals were to disappear overnight, the rest of the world would get on pretty well. But if the invertebrates were to disappear, the world's ecosystems would collapse.

--David Attenborough
quote by David Attenborough: How could I look my grandchildren in the eye and say I knew what was happening to the world and did nothing. with background image: photo of author David Attenborough with quote: How could I look my grandchildren in the eye and say I knew what was happening to the world and did ...

How could I look my grandchildren in the eye and say I knew what was happening to the world and did nothing.

--David Attenborough
quote by David Attenborough: The notion of ever more old people needing ever more young people, who will in turn grow old and need even more young people, and so on ad … with background image: photo of author David Attenborough with quote: The notion of ever more old people needing ever more young people, who will in turn grow old and nee...

The notion of ever more old people needing ever more young people, who will in turn grow old and need even more young people, and so on ad infinitum, is an obvious ecological Ponzi scheme.

--David Attenborough
quote by David Attenborough: Bringing nature into the classroom can kindle a fascination and passion for the diversity of life on earth and can motivate a sense of resp… with background image: photo of author David Attenborough with quote: Bringing nature into the classroom can kindle a fascination and passion for the diversity of life on...

Bringing nature into the classroom can kindle a fascination and passion for the diversity of life on earth and can motivate a sense of responsibility to safeguard it.

--David Attenborough
quote by David Attenborough: I would love to see a giant squid. Very few people have seen them. And only about half a dozen people have seen one alive. with background image: photo of author David Attenborough with quote: I would love to see a giant squid. Very few people have seen them. And only about half a dozen peopl...

I would love to see a giant squid. Very few people have seen them. And only about half a dozen people have seen one alive.

--David Attenborough
quote by David Attenborough: The savage, rocky shores of Christmas Island, 200 miles south of Java, in the Indian Ocean. It's November, the moon is in its third quarter… with background image: photo of author David Attenborough with quote: The savage, rocky shores of Christmas Island, 200 miles south of Java, in the Indian Ocean. It's Nov...

The savage, rocky shores of Christmas Island, 200 miles south of Java, in the Indian Ocean. It's November, the moon is in its third quarter, and the sun is just setting. In a few hours from now, on this very shore, a thousand million lives will be launched.

--David Attenborough

quote by David Attenborough: In the Baboon community, it is not how strong you are that is important, but who you know that counts. with background image: photo of author David Attenborough with quote: In the Baboon community, it is not how strong you are that is important, but who you know that count...

In the Baboon community, it is not how strong you are that is important, but who you know that counts.

--David Attenborough
quote by David Attenborough: It's like saying that two and two equals four, but if you wish to believe it, it could also be five ... Evolution is not a theory; it is a … with background image: photo of author David Attenborough with quote: It's like saying that two and two equals four, but if you wish to believe it, it could also be five ...

It's like saying that two and two equals four, but if you wish to believe it, it could also be five ... Evolution is not a theory; it is a fact, every bit as much as the historical fact that William the Conqueror landed in 1066.

--David Attenborough
quote by David Attenborough: Warm-bloodedness is one of the key factors that have enabled mammals to conquer the Earth, and to develop the most complex bodies in the an… with background image: photo of author David Attenborough with quote: Warm-bloodedness is one of the key factors that have enabled mammals to conquer the Earth, and to de...

Warm-bloodedness is one of the key factors that have enabled mammals to conquer the Earth, and to develop the most complex bodies in the animal kingdom. In this series, we will travel the world to discover just how varied and how astonishing mammals are.

--David Attenborough
quote by David Attenborough: Can a growing human population still leave space for wildlife? with background image: photo of author David Attenborough with quote: Can a growing human population still leave space for wildlife?...

Can a growing human population still leave space for wildlife?

--David Attenborough
quote by David Attenborough: I have no doubt that the fundamental problem the planet faces is the enormous increase in the human population. with background image: photo of author David Attenborough with quote: I have no doubt that the fundamental problem the planet faces is the enormous increase in the human ...

I have no doubt that the fundamental problem the planet faces is the enormous increase in the human population.

--David Attenborough

quote by David Attenborough: Natural history is not about producing fables. with background image: photo of author David Attenborough with quote: Natural history is not about producing fables....

Natural history is not about producing fables.

--David Attenborough

quote by David Attenborough: Reptiles and amphibians are sometimes thought of as primitive, dull and dimwitted. In fact, of course, they can be lethally fast, spectacul… with background image: photo of author David Attenborough with quote: Reptiles and amphibians are sometimes thought of as primitive, dull and dimwitted. In fact, of cours...

Reptiles and amphibians are sometimes thought of as primitive, dull and dimwitted. In fact, of course, they can be lethally fast, spectacularly beautiful, surprisingly affectionate and very sophisticated.

--David Attenborough
quote by David Attenborough: I think the most alarming animals I have encountered are really poisonous snakes. with background image: photo of author David Attenborough with quote: I think the most alarming animals I have encountered are really poisonous snakes....

I think the most alarming animals I have encountered are really poisonous snakes.

--David Attenborough
quote by David Attenborough: Do we really require so many gardening programmes, makeover programmes or celebrity chefs? with background image: photo of author David Attenborough with quote: Do we really require so many gardening programmes, makeover programmes or celebrity chefs?...

Do we really require so many gardening programmes, makeover programmes or celebrity chefs?

--David Attenborough

quote by David Attenborough: I'm not a propagandist, I'm not a polemicist; my primary interest is just looking at and trying to understand how animals work. with background image: photo of author David Attenborough with quote: I'm not a propagandist, I'm not a polemicist; my primary interest is just looking at and trying to u...

I'm not a propagandist, I'm not a polemicist; my primary interest is just looking at and trying to understand how animals work.

--David Attenborough
quote by David Attenborough: Now, I find that very difficult to reconcile with notions about a merciful God. with background image: photo of author David Attenborough with quote: Now, I find that very difficult to reconcile with notions about a merciful God....

Now, I find that very difficult to reconcile with notions about a merciful God.

--David Attenborough
quote by David Attenborough: Climate change will affect the whole of humanity, while terrorist attacks will only affect a small section of humanity. Of course, you woul… with background image: photo of author David Attenborough with quote: Climate change will affect the whole of humanity, while terrorist attacks will only affect a small s...

Climate change will affect the whole of humanity, while terrorist attacks will only affect a small section of humanity. Of course, you wouldn't say that if you were related to someone who had been beheaded or blown up or murdered.

--David Attenborough

Longer Version:

Climate change will affect the whole of humanity, while terrorist attacks will only affect a small section of humanity. Of course, you wouldn't say that if you were related to someone who had been beheaded or blown up or murdered. But humanity is facing a very big, slow, long, drawn-out threat, and that is to do with the way the weather is changing and the size of the population.



quote by David Attenborough: There are perfectly good independent small nations. with background image: photo of author David Attenborough with quote: There are perfectly good independent small nations....

There are perfectly good independent small nations.

--David Attenborough


quote by David Attenborough: Instead of controlling the environment for the benefit of the population, perhaps we should control the population to ensure the survival o… with background image: photo of author David Attenborough with quote: Instead of controlling the environment for the benefit of the population, perhaps we should control ...

Instead of controlling the environment for the benefit of the population, perhaps we should control the population to ensure the survival of our environment.

--David Attenborough
quote by David Attenborough: The human population can no longer be allowed to grow in the same old uncontrollable way. If we do not take charge of our population size, … with background image: photo of author David Attenborough with quote: The human population can no longer be allowed to grow in the same old uncontrollable way. If we do n...

The human population can no longer be allowed to grow in the same old uncontrollable way. If we do not take charge of our population size, then nature will do it for us and it is the poor people of the world who will suffer most.

--David Attenborough

quote by David Attenborough: Its about cherishing the woodland at the bottom of your garden or the stream that runs through it. It affects every aspect of life. with background image: photo of author David Attenborough with quote: Its about cherishing the woodland at the bottom of your garden or the stream that runs through it. I...

Its about cherishing the woodland at the bottom of your garden or the stream that runs through it. It affects every aspect of life.

--David Attenborough
quote by David Attenborough: In the West, that's what's happening. The birth rate has been dropping steadily and still is. But there is still a vast amount of the world… with background image: photo of author David Attenborough with quote: In the West, that's what's happening. The birth rate has been dropping steadily and still is. But th...

In the West, that's what's happening. The birth rate has been dropping steadily and still is. But there is still a vast amount of the world where that's not the case. And that is where the big population growth is taking place.

--David Attenborough
quote by David Attenborough: I've been bitten by a python. Not a very big one. I was being silly, saying: 'Oh, it's not poisonous' Then, wallop! But you have fear aroun… with background image: photo of author David Attenborough with quote: I've been bitten by a python. Not a very big one. I was being silly, saying: 'Oh, it's not poisonous...

I've been bitten by a python. Not a very big one. I was being silly, saying: 'Oh, it's not poisonous' Then, wallop! But you have fear around animals.

--David Attenborough
quote by David Attenborough: That people will object very much to seeing a predator killing its prey, and yet, in the news, will accept showing shots of people shooting… with background image: photo of author David Attenborough with quote: That people will object very much to seeing a predator killing its prey, and yet, in the news, will ...

That people will object very much to seeing a predator killing its prey, and yet, in the news, will accept showing shots of people shooting one another.

--David Attenborough


quote by David Attenborough: Children start off reading in books about lions and giraffes and so on, but they also-if theyre lucky enough and have reasonable privileges… with background image: photo of author David Attenborough with quote: Children start off reading in books about lions and giraffes and so on, but they also-if theyre luck...

Children start off reading in books about lions and giraffes and so on, but they also-if theyre 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.

--David Attenborough
quote by David Attenborough: No one will protect what they don't care about; and no one will care about what they have never experiened. with background image: photo of author David Attenborough with quote: No one will protect what they don't care about; and no one will care about what they have never expe...

No one will protect what they don't care about; and no one will care about what they have never experiened.

--David Attenborough
quote by David Attenborough: Give and take, that is the essence of what balance is all about. with background image: photo of author David Attenborough with quote: Give and take, that is the essence of what balance is all about....

Give and take, that is the essence of what balance is all about.

--David Attenborough
quote by David Attenborough: Anyone who thinks that you can have infinite growth on a planet with finite resources is either a madman or an economist. with background image: photo of author David Attenborough with quote: Anyone who thinks that you can have infinite growth on a planet with finite resources is either a ma...

Anyone who thinks that you can have infinite growth on a planet with finite resources is either a madman or an economist.

--David Attenborough
quote by David Attenborough: It is curiosity, quite right-a divine curiosity. A characteristic of the gods is curiosity. with background image: photo of author David Attenborough with quote: It is curiosity, quite right-a divine curiosity. A characteristic of the gods is curiosity....

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

--David Attenborough


quote by David Attenborough: Since when has Finland been a rotten place to live in? with background image: photo of author David Attenborough with quote: Since when has Finland been a rotten place to live in?...

Since when has Finland been a rotten place to live in?

--David Attenborough
quote by David Attenborough: I would love to go and see the Himalayan Mountain Kingdoms. There are very few left now. I would loved to have gone to Tibet and Nepal. And… with background image: photo of author David Attenborough with quote: I would love to go and see the Himalayan Mountain Kingdoms. There are very few left now. I would lov...

I would love to go and see the Himalayan Mountain Kingdoms. There are very few left now. I would loved to have gone to Tibet and Nepal. And there are still parts of central Asia that are utterly unexplored.

--David Attenborough
quote by David Attenborough: One in eight plant species face extinction. with background image: photo of author David Attenborough with quote: One in eight plant species face extinction....

One in eight plant species face extinction.

--David Attenborough


quote by David Attenborough: The truth is: the natural world is changing. And we are totally dependent on that world. It provides our food, water and air. It is the mos… with background image: photo of author David Attenborough with quote: The truth is: the natural world is changing. And we are totally dependent on that world. It provides...

The truth is: the natural world is changing. And we are totally dependent on that world. It provides our food, water and air. It is the most precious thing we have and we need to defend it.

--David Attenborough

quote by David Attenborough: We only know a tiny proportion about the complexity of the natural world. Wherever you look, there are still things we don't know about and… with background image: photo of author David Attenborough with quote: We only know a tiny proportion about the complexity of the natural world. Wherever you look, there a...

We only know a tiny proportion about the complexity of the natural world. Wherever you look, there are still things we don't know about and don't understand. ... There are always new things to find out if you go looking for them.

--David Attenborough
quote by David Attenborough: Cameramen are among the most extraordinarily able and competent people I know. They have to have an insight into natural history that gives… with background image: photo of author David Attenborough with quote: Cameramen are among the most extraordinarily able and competent people I know. They have to have an ...

Cameramen are among the most extraordinarily able and competent people I know. They have to have an insight into natural history that gives them a sixth sense of what the creature is going to do, so they can be ready to follow.

--David Attenborough
quote by David Attenborough: Steve Irwin did wonderful conservation work but I was uncomfortable about some of his stunts. Even if animals aren't aware that you are not… with background image: photo of author David Attenborough with quote: Steve Irwin did wonderful conservation work but I was uncomfortable about some of his stunts. Even i...

Steve Irwin did wonderful conservation work but I was uncomfortable about some of his stunts. Even if animals aren't aware that you are not treating them with respect, the viewers are.

--David Attenborough
quote by David Attenborough: The fundamental issue is the moral issue. with background image: photo of author David Attenborough with quote: The fundamental issue is the moral issue....

The fundamental issue is the moral issue.

--David Attenborough
quote by 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 his… with background image: photo of author David Attenborough with quote: You can only get really unpopular decisions through if the electorate is convinced of the value of t...

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
quote by David Attenborough: I don't approve of sunbathing, and it's bad for you. with background image: photo of author David Attenborough with quote: I don't approve of sunbathing, and it's bad for you....

I don't approve of sunbathing, and it's bad for you.

--David Attenborough
quote by David Attenborough: I suffer much less than many of my colleagues. I am perfectly able to go to Australia and film within three hours of arrival. with background image: photo of author David Attenborough with quote: I suffer much less than many of my colleagues. I am perfectly able to go to Australia and film withi...

I suffer much less than many of my colleagues. I am perfectly able to go to Australia and film within three hours of arrival.

--David Attenborough
quote by David Attenborough: The more you go on, the less you need people standing between you and the animal and the camera waving their arms about. with background image: photo of author David Attenborough with quote: The more you go on, the less you need people standing between you and the animal and the camera wavi...

The more you go on, the less you need people standing between you and the animal and the camera waving their arms about.

--David Attenborough
quote by David Attenborough: We are not overpopulated in an absolute sense; we've got the technology for 10 billion, probably 15 billion people, to live on this planet … with background image: photo of author David Attenborough with quote: We are not overpopulated in an absolute sense; we've got the technology for 10 billion, probably 15 ...

We are not overpopulated in an absolute sense; we've got the technology for 10 billion, probably 15 billion people, to live on this planet and live good lives. What we haven't done is developed our technology.

--David Attenborough
quote by David Attenborough: I'm luckier than my grandfather, who didn't move more than five miles from the village in which he was born. with background image: photo of author David Attenborough with quote: I'm luckier than my grandfather, who didn't move more than five miles from the village in which he w...

I'm luckier than my grandfather, who didn't move more than five miles from the village in which he was born.

--David Attenborough
quote by David Attenborough: I'm swanning round the world looking at the most fabulously interesting things. Such good fortune. with background image: photo of author David Attenborough with quote: I'm swanning round the world looking at the most fabulously interesting things. Such good fortune....

I'm swanning round the world looking at the most fabulously interesting things. Such good fortune.

--David Attenborough
quote by David Attenborough: To suggest that God specifically created a worm to torture small African children is blasphemy as far as I can see. The Archbishop of Cante… with background image: photo of author David Attenborough with quote: To suggest that God specifically created a worm to torture small African children is blasphemy as fa...

To suggest that God specifically created a worm to torture small African children is blasphemy as far as I can see. The Archbishop of Canterbury doesn't believe that.

--David Attenborough
quote by David Attenborough: Television of course actually started in Britain in 1936, and it was a monopoly, and there was only one broadcaster and it operated on a li… with background image: photo of author David Attenborough with quote: Television of course actually started in Britain in 1936, and it was a monopoly, and there was only ...

Television of course actually started in Britain in 1936, and it was a monopoly, and there was only one broadcaster and it operated on a license which is not the same as a government grant.

--David Attenborough
quote by David Attenborough: I'm absolutely strict about it. When I land, I put my watch right, and I don't care what I feel like, I will go to bed at half past eleven.… with background image: photo of author David Attenborough with quote: I'm absolutely strict about it. When I land, I put my watch right, and I don't care what I feel like...

I'm absolutely strict about it. When I land, I put my watch right, and I don't care what I feel like, I will go to bed at half past eleven. If that means going to bed early or late, that's what I live by. As soon as you get there, live by that time.

--David Attenborough
quote by David Attenborough: Before the BBC, I joined the Navy in order to travel. with background image: photo of author David Attenborough with quote: Before the BBC, I joined the Navy in order to travel....

Before the BBC, I joined the Navy in order to travel.

--David Attenborough
quote by David Attenborough: I believe the Abominable Snowman may be real. I think there may be something in that. with background image: photo of author David Attenborough with quote: I believe the Abominable Snowman may be real. I think there may be something in that....

I believe the Abominable Snowman may be real. I think there may be something in that.

--David Attenborough

quote by David Attenborough: It's extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. The things that people always go on about is, 'tell us about us', 'tell us about the… with background image: photo of author David Attenborough with quote: It's extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. The things that people always go on about is,...

It's extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. The things that people always go on about is, 'tell us about us', 'tell us about the first human being'. We are so self-obsessed with our own history. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.

--David Attenborough
quote by David Attenborough: Nature isn't positive in that way. It doesn't aim itself at you. It's not being unkind to you. with background image: photo of author David Attenborough with quote: Nature isn't positive in that way. It doesn't aim itself at you. It's not being unkind to you....

Nature isn't positive in that way. It doesn't aim itself at you. It's not being unkind to you.

--David Attenborough
quote by David Attenborough: The process of making natural history films is to try to prevent the animal knowing you are there, so you get glimpses of a non-human world… with background image: photo of author David Attenborough with quote: The process of making natural history films is to try to prevent the animal knowing you are there, s...

The process of making natural history films is to try to prevent the animal knowing you are there, so you get glimpses of a non-human world, and that is a transporting thing.

--David Attenborough
quote by David Attenborough: I often get letters, quite frequently, from people who say how they like the programmes a lot, but I never give credit to the almighty powe… with background image: photo of author David Attenborough with quote: I often get letters, quite frequently, from people who say how they like the programmes a lot, but I...

I often get letters, quite frequently, from people who say how they like the programmes a lot, but I never give credit to the almighty power that created nature.

--David Attenborough
quote by David Attenborough: As far as I'm concerned, if there is a supreme being then He chose organic evolution as a way of bringing into existence the natural world.… with background image: photo of author David Attenborough with quote: As far as I'm concerned, if there is a supreme being then He chose organic evolution as a way of bri...

As far as I'm concerned, if there is a supreme being then He chose organic evolution as a way of bringing into existence the natural world... which doesn't seem to me to be necessarily blasphemous at all.

--David Attenborough

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