The whales do not sing because they have an answer, they sing because they have a song.

— Gregory Colbert

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If you look at Paleolithic cave paintings, you see how people were depicted inside nature, not outside it. It was a kind of dream time. That's what I'm exploring.

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We need to renegotiate our contract with nature.

Ecology is a unifying force that can diminish intolerance and expand our empathy towards others - both human and animal.

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I spent all my time at school in the library. Bad teachers can teach you to learn on your own.

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Feather to fire,fire to blood Blood to bone,bone to marrow Marrow to ashes,ashes to snow...

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When I started Ashes and Snow in 1992, I set out to explore the relationship between man and animals from the inside out. In discovering the shared language and poetic sensibilities of all animals, I am working towards restoring the common ground that once existed when people lived in harmony with animals.

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When I started Ashes and Snow in 1992, I set out to explore the relationship between man and animals from the inside out.

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The stars you see at night are the unblinking eyes of sleeping elephants, who sleep with one eye open to best keep watch over us.

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I have invented nothing. I have simply documented a magical alchemy that I want to share.

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My imagination has always been inspired by nature’s vision

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Letter 1 To the princess of the elephants, I disappeared exactly one year ago.

On that day I received a letter. It called me back to the place where my life with the elephants began Please forgive me, for the silence between us has been unbroken for one year. I will never be more of myself than in these letters. They are my maps of the bird path, and they are all that I know to be true.

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Every culture from the Egyptians to the Mayans to the American Indians to the Bedouins created bestiaries that enabled them to express their relationship with nature. Ashes and Snow is a 21st-century bestiary filled with species from around the world. Nature’s orchestra includes not just Homo sapiens but elephants, whales, manatees, eagles, cheetahs, orangutans, and many others.

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Is it only humans that look up with wonder at the stars and the vastness of the universe?

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About Gregory Colbert

Quotes 13 sayings
Profession Film-maker
Birthday October 16