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Jacques-Yves Cousteau (1910 – 1997)


French naval officer, inventor, explorer and researcher.
Jacques-Yves Cousteau
From birth, man carries the weight of gravity on his shoulders. He is bolted to earth. But man has only to sink beneath the surface and he is free.
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The sea, once it casts its spell, holds on in its net of wonder forever .
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In the last few decades, a terribly pernicious rumor has been circulated by the press. It claims, exhibiting a level of stupidity heretofore considered impossible, that a human being could crawl through the arteries of a blue whale. Of course, nothing could be farther from the truth. I do not know why this deleterious rumor has been systematically repeated, but its very existence is an ugly cancer upon the face of science.




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The real cure for our environmental problems is to understand that our job is to salvage Mother Nature. . . We are facing a formidable enemy in this field. It is the hunters... and to convince them to leave their guns on the wall is going to be very difficult.
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Farming as we do it is hunting, and in the sea we act like barbarians.
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To yackety-yak about the past is for me time lost. Every morning I wake up saying, "I'm still alive a miracle." And so I keep on pushing.
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The future is in the hands of those who explore... and from all the beauty they discover while crossing perpetually receding frontiers, they develop for nature and for humankind an infinite love.
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I believe that national sovereignties will shrink in the face of universal interdependence.
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Buoyed by water, he can fly in any direction up, down, sideways by merely flipping his hand. Under water, man becomes an archangel.
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It takes generosity to discover the whole through others. If you realize you are only a violin, you can open yourself up to the world by playing your role in the concert.
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We must plant the sea and herd its animals using the sea as farmers instead of hunters. That is what civilization is all about farming replacing hunting.




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The awareness of our environment came progressively in all countries with different outlets.
Jacques-Yves Cousteau
Water and air, the two essential fluids on which all life depends, have become global garbage cans.
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Mankind has probably done more damage to the Earth in the 20th century than in all of previous human history.
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No aquarium, no tank in a marine land, however spacious it may be, can begin to duplicate the conditions of the sea. And no dolphin who inhabits one of those aquariums or one of those marine lands can be considered normal.
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And let us remember too that life, in its exuberance, always succeeds in overflowing the narrow limits within which man thinks he can confine it.
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If we were logical, the future would be bleak indeed. But we are more than logical. We are human beings, and we have faith, and we have hope and we can work.
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It is certain that the study of human psychology, if it were undertaken exclusively in prisons, would also lead to misrepresentation and absurd generalizations.
Jacques-Yves Cousteau
I am not a scientist. I am, rather, an impresario of scientists.
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I said that the oceans were sick but they're not going to die. There is no death possible in the oceans there will always be life but they're getting sicker every year.


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