What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.
If you really want something, and really work hard, and take advantage of opportunities, and never give up, you will find a way.. Follow your Dreams.
Only if we understand, will we care. Only if we care, will we help. Only if we help shall all be saved.
Certainly, if you look at human behavior around the world, you have to admit that we can be very aggressive.
I'm highly political. I spend an awful lot of time in the U.S. trying to influence decision-makers. But I don't feel in tune with British politics.
I would never say I was an icon, but so many people have said I am, so I suppose I am. I mean, I can't not be what everyone says I am. But I don't feel like an icon.
It was both fascinating and appalling to learn that chimpanzees were capable of hostile and territorial behavior that was not unlike certain forms of primitive human warfare.
I never wanted to be a scientist per se. I wanted to be a naturalist.
People say maybe we have a soul and chimpanzees don't. I feel that it's quite possible that if we have souls, chimpanzees have souls as well.
I'm always pushing for human responsibility. Given that chimpanzees and many other animals are sentient and sapient, then we should treat them with respect.
I like some animals more than some people, some people more than some animals.
I think the most important thing is to keep active and to hope that your mind stays active.
When you meet chimps you meet individual personalities. When a baby chimp looks at you it's just like a human baby. We have a responsibility to them.
Words can be said in bitterness and anger, and often there seems to be an element of truth in the nastiness. And words don't go away, they just echo around.
You cannot share your life with a dog, as I had done in Bournemouth, or a cat, and not know perfectly well that animals have personalities and minds and feelings.
Chimps are very quick to have a sudden fight or aggressive episode, but they're equally as good at reconciliation.
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