Best 132 of Pollution quotes - MyQuotes

By Anonym 16 Sep

Rebecca Mcnutt

I might be the hazardous waste site that polluted it, but Cape Breton Island is still my home.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Marge Piercy

Whoever owned this place, these cities, whoever owned those glittering glassy office buildings in midtown filled with the purr of money turning over, those refineries over the river in Jersey with their flames licking the air, they gave nothing back. They took and took and left their garbage choking the air, the river, the sea itself. Choking her. A life of garbage. Human garbage. She had had too little of what her body needed and too little of what her soul could imagine. She had been able to do little in the years of her life, and that little had been ill paid or punished. The rest was garbage.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Richard Burr

The best way to reduce emissions and pollution is not through partisan political theater but through developing consensus on areas that will bring about effectual change.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Terry Pratchett

And so Mort came at last to the river Ankh, greatest of rivers. Even before it entered the city, it was slow and heavy with the silt of the plains, and by the time it got to The Shades even an agnostic could have walked across it. It was hard to drown in the Ankh, but easy to suffocate.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Susan Griffin

It is a hot summer day in Tennessee in the midst of the sixth decade of this century. The girl has climbed the fence to get to the swimming hole she has visited so many summers of her life in the time before this part of the land was enclosed. She stands now at the edge of it. Her body is sticky with heat. The surface of the water moves slightly. Sunlight shimmers and dances in a green reflection that seems as she stares at it to pull her in even before her skin is wet with it. Drops of water on the infant’s head. All the body immersed for baptism. Do these images come to her as she sinks into the coolness? The washing of hands before Sunday’s midday meal. All our sins washed away. Water was once the element for purification. But at the bottom of this pool, There is no telling what is there now. This is what the girl’s father will say to her finally: corroded cans of chemical waste, some radioactive substances. That was why they put the fence there. She is not thinking of that now. The words have not yet been said, and so for her no trouble exists here. The water holds up her body. She is weightless in this fulsome element, the waves her body makes embracing her with their own benediction. Beneath her in the shadowy green, she feels the depth of the pond. In this coolness as the heat mercifully abates, her mind is set free, to dream as the water dreams.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Rebecca Mcnutt

I’ve seen how cigarettes went from being advertised in every type of media to being something found to be deadly… they can’t kill me no matter how many of them I smoke but I’ve seen humans die from smoking them… if I were you I would stop smoking them.” “Why should I? You smoke ‘em all the time, you chain-smoke cigarettes,” Mandy pointed out. “Yeah, I started doing that back in the Sixties… for reasons you likely saw on those VHS tapes… but I’m not a person, I’m Pollution, things like that aren’t dangerous to me but they are to you,” Alecto told her. “It’s not a good idea.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Peter Joseph

Make no mistake. The greatest destroyer of ecology. The greatest source of waste, depletion and pollution. The greatest purveyor of violence, war, crime, poverty, animal abuse and inhumanity. The greatest generator of personal and social neurosis, mental disorders, depression, anxiety. Not to mention the greatest source of social paralysis, stopping us from moving into new methodologies for personal health, global sustainability and progress on this planet, is not some corrupt government or legislation. Not some rogue corporation or banking cartel. Not some flaw of human nature and not some secret cabal that controls the world. It is the socioeconomic system itself at its very foundation.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Rebecca Mcnutt

Oh, trust me Sydney Tar Ponds, you aren’t the first Personification to be forgotten by somebody ordinary,” Mearth sighed with a falsely-reassuring smile. Alecto stepped back from her, glaring hatefully. “Sydney Tar Ponds,” Mearth added, “I’ve had so many ordinary people as friends in my life that by now I’ve forgotten all their names. At first it was difficult… very sad… to see them always leaving, dying, disappearing, ignoring, but after a while I realized that they weren’t worth the trouble. I’d rather be in the company of other Personifications. At least they aren’t always dropping dead like houseflies or sailing away to parts unknown. Nil sa saol seo ach ceo, i ni bheimid beo, ach seal beag gearr. Wouldn’t you agree?” “No,” Alecto told her. “I think you’re insane.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Benjamin Hale

Pollution, by its nature, engenders a kind of trespass: It violates the moral space of people without their authorization or good reason ["Poisoning the Well," High Country News, January 19, 2015].

By Anonym 13 Sep

Robert Carlyle

I rant and rave about noise pollution.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Alexandra Paul

Electric cars aren't pollution-free; they have to get their energy from somewhere.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Babu Rajan

Destruction is a man's will, Nevertheless Prevention is also a man's will, Its a man's choice to choose between Destruction and Prevention. :)

By Anonym 16 Sep

Mehmet Murat Ildan

Environmental pollution is not only humanity’s treason to humanity but also a treason to all other living creatures on earth!

By Anonym 19 Sep

Steven Magee

There is a significant problem associated with burning large quantities of fossil fuels into the atmosphere. This pollution will change the electromagnetic transmission of the atmosphere and lead to an unnatural electromagnetic environment at the ground level where we all live. Once the electromagnetic environment has been significantly changed by these emissions, then we will be in a new era of evolution. It appears that we have already entered that era some time ago.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Beatrice Rose Roberts

Sing a song of Tar Ponds City, party full of lies! Four and twenty liars, seventeen hands caught in pies! When the pie was cut, Hugh Briss began to sing! Wasn't that a stonewall rat to set before the Fossil's ding?

By Anonym 20 Sep

Jonathan Campbell

When the north wind blew across the tar ponds, voices were carried away.

By Anonym 14 Sep

R. Buckminster Fuller

Pollution is nothing but resources we're not harvesting.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Children treat things as if money grew on trees. Adults treat the environment as if trees grew from money.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Steven Magee

Man-made environmental radiation is the new asbestos.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Steven Magee

One of the problems with climate change, global warming and global air pollution is that it may change the frequency and intensity of electrical storm activity. Too much lightning activity may cause excessive mating, aggression, fatigue, illness and disease to occur. Too little may turn off the animal and plant breeding cycles.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Rebecca Mcnutt

I never trust anyone", Alecto told Mandy as wisps of smoke drifted from his cigarette. "Treachery is the unfortunate result of any friendships I've ever had. I don't need friends anyway, what I want is to be left alone to carry out my work... it's a dangerous world and we're just on borrowed time, all of us... even you.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Steven Magee

The modern human has taken a pristine natural environment and has obliterated it with pollution, technology and overpopulation.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Rebecca Mcnutt

Oh, I’m Chrissy Mackenzie, I’m from Vancouver but I came here to study environmental journalism,” the girl exclaimed with way too much enthusiasm. “You got any advice?” “Search me,” Mandy muttered, spooning another ice cube from the empty glass on the table in front of her. “I like pollution, I write in favor of it, and environmental journalism most often implies that it’s in favor of all that “go green” hippie crap.” “Oh, well….” Chrissy seemed taken aback, offended, and Mandy sighed a fourth time. “Damn it, I’m really sorry,” she apologized, smiling dismally at the aspiring writer. “It’s just been a really lousy day for me and I wasn’t really thinking. My advice? Find your own cause to represent, not one thrown out into society by a ton of environmentalist dopes. Find something new, something you think could be improved, and work from there.” Chrissy smiled with a look of total ecstasy as if the words of some nobody woman were important. Mandy momentarily noticed the groups of laughing, drunk, giggling people, all acting childish… and for a moment she wished she could be them.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Arlie Russell Hochschild

The more at risk a person is to exposure to hazardous waste, nationwide, we discovered, the less likely a person was to be worried about it, and the more likely to be a conservative Republican.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Rebecca Mcnutt

I think we ought to find something else to do,” said Mandy. “But Alecto my love, you’re the first person to notice my retro diner kitchen. When my parents saw it, they thought I was creating a weird art project.” “I like it. It's got that let’s-drown-ourselves-in-better-days type ambiance,” Alecto declared, his gray eyes narrowed.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Michelle Schoffro Cook

An apple a day might have kept the doctor away prior to the industrialization of food growing and preparation. But, according to research compiled by the United States Drug Administration (USDA) today’s apple contains residue of eleven different neurotoxins—azinphos, methyl chloripyrifos, diazinon, dimethoate, ethion, omthoate, parathion, parathion methyl, phosalone, and phosmet — and the USDA was testing for only one category of chemicals known as organophosphate insecticides. That doesn’t sound too appetizing does it? The average apple is sprayed with pesticides seventeen times before it is harvested.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Lorin Morgan-richards

It’s a terrible paradox that we march toward a virtual Eden when there is still time to reverse pollution and find it again in nature.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Kim Prather

There are no walls in the atmosphere.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Karan Mahajan

Growing up in Delhi, one gets addicted to pollution.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jane Smiley

everything is toxic. That's the point. You can't avoid toxins. Thinking you can is just another symptom of the toxic overload stage.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Alain Bremond-torrent

Feedbacks feed feedbacks.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Rebecca Mcnutt

…So, um, you’re from Rochester? Like, New York?” Jersey asked. “Yup, we used to live out there,” Rudger confirmed, nonchalant. “You ever been?” “Naw, the closest I’ve ever been to there would be… well, believe it or not, New Jersey, the place where my parents named me after. It was crowded, polluted and full of crime… I loved it.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Russell Eric Dobda

Perhaps we should address fact of man-made pollution instead of focus on the theory of man-made global warming.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Gina Mccarthy

There is no threshold level of fine particle pollution below which health risk reductions are not achieved by reduced exposure.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sandra Steingraber

Between the late 1950s and the late 1980s, more than 750 million tons of chemical wastes were discarded.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Steven Magee

There has never been a better time in history to be an environmental radiation researcher.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Rebecca Mcnutt

Mandy smiled cheerfully at an overweight kid in a gold sweater and pink skirt who was chasing her little brother around along the boardwalk. When she was that age, on sunny days she’d be out on the boardwalk with Jud and Wendy, buying rainbow sorbet from the ice cream shop and placing paper boats into the harbour. She felt like a ghost, drifting past the shell of her own childhood.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Lawrence Summers

All taxes discourage something. Why not discourage bad things like pollution rather than good things like working?

By Anonym 19 Sep

Benjamin Hale

There is a . . . position that considers the moral complications of pollution not in terms of doing harm, but in terms of trespassing ["Poisoning the Well," High Country News, January 19, 2015].

By Anonym 16 Sep

Rebecca Mcnutt

In keeping with your policy of bringing Pollution the latest in death and violence, and in living colour, there’s going to be something entirely different… death without remediation.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ivan Illich

Current nationalism is merely the affirmation of the right of colonial elites to repeat historyand follow the road travelled by the rich toward the universal consumption of internationally marketed packages, a road which can ultimately lead only to universal pollution and universal frustration.

By Anonym 16 Sep

A. S. Byatt

It was immediately clear that the book had been undisturbed for a very long time, perhaps even since it had been laid to rest. The librarian fetched a checked duster, and wiped away the dust, a black, thick, tenacious Victorian dust, a dust composed of smoke and fog particles accumulated before the Clean Air acts.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Nicholas Georgescu-roegen

It is natural that the appearance of pollution should have taken by surprise an economic science which has delighted in playing around with all kinds of mechanistic models. Curiously, even after the event economics gives no signs of acknowledging the role of natural resources in the economic process. Economists still do not seem to realize that, since the product of the economic process is waste, waste is an inevitable result of that process and ceteris paribus increases in greater proportion than the intensity of economic activity.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Steven Magee

Filtering solar radiation with air pollution is a bad idea.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Russell Kirk

...only the unscrupulous or shortsighted can defend pollution and degradation of the countryside.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Amit Kalantri

A river doesn't just carry water, it carries life.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Amit Kalantri

If the earth is a mother then rivers are her veins.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Leonard Sweet

The "hole in the moral ozone" is really what's behind the hole in the ozone.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Criss Jami

The disruption of science is one which abandons the method and seeks to conquer grounds outside its territory. It is not at all religion but this pseudo-science that is the enemy of science.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Steven Magee

We live in truly unbelievable times.