Green Quotes

Voting Blue, but still in the Red? Time to vote Green Party instead.
The Green Party is no longer the alternative. The Green Party is the imperative. – Rosa Clemente
Social movements working with independent political parties are what have made history. – Jill Stein
A Green Party candidate would be very different from a Democrat or Republican and should be heard.Peter Camejo
The Green Party represents that majority point of view within the U.S.Peter Camejo
It is easier for a political party to attain national ballot status in Russia today than it is for the Libertarian party or the Green party to get on the ballot in, say, Pennsylvania.Justin Raimondo
“Why don’t we pay more attention to who our farmers are? We would never be as careless choosing an auto mechanic or babysitter as we are about who grows our food.” — Michael Pollan
“Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil, and you’re a thousand miles from the corn field.” — Dwight D. Eisenhower
“Little ol’ boy in the [Texas] Panhandle told me the other day you can still make a small fortune in agriculture. Problem is, you got to start with a large one.” — Jim Hightower
“Fall is my favorite season in Los Angeles, watching the birds change color and fall from the trees.” — David Letterman
“We’ve got to pause and ask ourselves: How much clean air do we need?” — Lee Iacocca, CEO/Chairman, Chrysler Corporation, 1979-1992
“There’s so much pollution in the air now that if it weren’t for our lungs there’d be no place to put it all.” — Robert Orben
“It is inexcusable for scientists to torture animals; let them make their experiments on journalists and politicians.” — Henrik Ibsen
“God loved the birds and invented trees. Man loved the birds and invented cages.” — Jacques Deval
“Wolves are very resourceful. All they need to survive is for people not to shoot them.” — Bob Ferris
“‘Growth’ and ‘progress’ are among the key words in our national vocabulary. But modern man now carries Strontium 90 in his bones … DDT in his fat, asbestos in his lungs. A little more of this ‘progress’ and ‘growth,’ and this man will be dead.” — Morris Udall
“Not all chemicals are bad. Without chemicals such as hydrogen and oxygen, for example, there would be no way to make water, a vital ingredient in beer.” — Dave Barry
“Is the chemical aftertaste the reason why people eat hot dogs, or is it some kind of bonus?” — Neil Gaiman
“Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone.” — John Maynard Keynes
“Romance is dead. It was acquired in a hostile takeover by Hallmark and Disney, homogenized, and sold off piece by piece.” — Lisa Simpson, from The Simpsons
“Anyone who believes exponential growth can go on forever in a finite world is either a madman or an economist.” — Kenneth Boulding
“That’s the thing about Mother Nature, she really doesn’t care what economic bracket you’re in.” — Whoopi Goldberg
“I find television very educational. The minute somebody turns it on, I go to the library and read a book.” — Groucho Marx
“When I die, I’m leaving my body to science fiction.” — Steven Wright
“The Senate is now considering increasing government subsidies for corn growers to produce more ethanol. If we produce enough ethanol we can postpone our next invasion of a Middle Eastern country for two to three years.” — Jay Leno
“The use of solar energy has not been opened up because the oil industry does not own the sun.” — Ralph Nader
Highlights from the “Top Ten Ways Dumb Guys Would Lower Gas Prices”
– Sell gas by the half-gallon.
– Build time machine, drive back to 1965 when gas was cheap.
– Step one: Oprah buys all the gas. Step two: Oprah gives the gas away.
David Letterman, Late Show
“Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them.” — Eeyore, from A. A. Milne’s Winnie the Pooh
“If your knees aren’t green by the end of the day, you ought to seriously re-examine your life.” — Bill Watterson, “Calvin and Hobbes”
“I love little children too but I don’t cut off their heads and stick them in vases.” — Geroge Bernard Shaw, on flowers
“The only two herbicides we recommend are cultivation and mulching.” — Organic Gardening Magazine
“I think God’s going to come down and pull civilization over for speeding.” — Steven Wright
“There is a theory which states that if ever anybody discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened.” — Douglas Adams
“Man is a clever animal who behaves like an imbecile.” — Albert Schweitzer
“For 200 years we’ve been conquering nature. Now we’re beating it to death.” — Tom McMillan
“Why should I care about future generations? What have they ever done for me?” — Groucho Marx
“Ignore the environment. It’ll go away.” – Seen on a bumpersticker
“The ice caps are melting, Leonard. In the future, swimming won’t be optional.” — Sheldon, in The Big Bang Theory
“The problem with the gene pool is that there is no lifeguard.” — Steven Wright
“OUT-OF-DOORS, n. That part of one’s environment upon which no government has been able to collect taxes. Chiefly useful to inspire poets.” — Ambrose Bierce, from The Devil’s Dictionary
“The magnificence of mountains, the serenity of nature—nothing is safe from the idiot marks of man’s passing.”
Bill Vaughan
“It’s hard for the modern generation to understand Thoreau, who lived beside a pond but didn’t own water skis or a snorkel.” — Loudon Wainwright
“A two-pound turkey and a fifty-pound cranberry—that’s Thanksgiving dinner at Three Mile Island.” — Johnny Carson
“Don’t get me wrong: I love nuclear energy! It’s just that I prefer fusion to fission. And it just so happens that there’s an enormous fusion reactor safely banked a few million miles from us. It delivers more than we could ever use in just about 8 minutes. And it’s wireless!” — William McDonough, Fortune Brainstorm Conference, 2006
“We don’t want to start a nuclear war unless we really have to, now do we, Jack?” — Group Capt. Mandrake to Col. Jack Ripper in the movie Dr. Strangelove – or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
“Mr. President, I’m not saying we wouldn’t get our hair mussed. But I do say, no more than 10-20 million [US citizens] killed. Tops. Depending on the breaks.” — General Buck Turgidson (Peter Sellers) to Col. Jack Ripper, commenting on the prospects for a pre-emptive strike on the USSR, in Dr. Strangelove – or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
“If you go on with this nuclear arms race, all you are going to do is make the rubble bounce.” — Winston Churchill
“Ancient Rome declined because it had a Senate; now what’s going to happen to us with both a Senate and a House?” — Will Rogers
“Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on, or by imbeciles who really mean it.” — Mark Twain
“In a nation ruled by swine, all pigs are upward mobile.” — Hunter S. Thompson
“Whenever people say, ‘We mustn’t be sentimental,’ you can take it they are about to do something cruel. And if they add, ‘We must be realistic,’ they mean they are going to make money out of it.” — Brigid Brophy
“Television is a medium. It is neither rare nor well done.” — Bill Moyers
“Media, the plural of mediocrity.” — Jimmy Breslin
“He draweth out the thread of his verbosity finer than the staple of his argument.” — Shakespeare, from Love’s Labor’s Lost
“I cannot say that I don’t disagree with you.” — Groucho Marx
“Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence in society.” — Mark Twain
“Relativity applies to physics, not ethics.” — Albert Einstein
“Should we force science down the throats of those that have no taste for it? Is it our duty to drag them kicking and screaming into the twenty-first century? I am afraid that it is.” — George Porter, British chemist
“Sure there are dishonest men in local government. But there are dishonest men in national government too.” — Richard M. Nixon
“George Washington is the only president who didn’t blame the previous administration for his troubles.” — Author unknown
“It isn’t pollution that’s harming the environment. It’s the impurities in our air and water that are doing it.” — Dan Quayle, former US vice president
“We have met the enemy and he is us.” — Walt Kelly (from “Pogo”)
“We have found the sources of hazardous waste and they are us.” — US EPA, from “Everybody’s Problem: Hazardous Waste”
“Somewhere on this globe, every ten seconds, there is a woman giving birth to a child. She must be found and stopped.” — Sam Levinson
“Listen up, you couch potatoes: each recycled beer can saves enough electricity to run a television for three hours.” — Denis Hayes
“Man is a complex being; he makes the deserts bloom and lakes die.” — Gil Stern