Nature provides a free lunch, but only if we control our appetites.

— William Ruckelshaus

The most bumbling William Ruckelshaus quotes that are new and everybody is talking about

Women's rights in essence is really a movement for freedom, a movement for equality, for the dignity of all women, for those who work outside the home and those who dedicate themselves with more altruism than any profession I know to being wives and mothers, cooks and chauffeurs, and child psychologists and loving human beings.


You go into a community and they will vote 80 percent to 20 percent in favor of a tougher Clean Air Act, but if you ask them to devote 20 minutes a year to having their car emissions inspected, they will vote 80 to 20 against it. We are a long way in this country from taking individual responsibility for the environmental problem.


The family is the building block for whatever solidarity there is in society.


Industries and businesses that must operate in the marketplace of free choice know that they must change, they must adapt, they must accommodate to changes in public attitudes-or they will surely die.


We need to fashion policies with proper incentives to reduce the amount of carbon we are putting in the atmosphere.


Why argue about things you can't prove?


It's relatively easy to generate a lot of enthusiasm for Puget Sound in the short term. Sustaining the effort to clean it up is somewhat tougher.


I have no hostility towards men. Some of my best friends are men. I married a man, and my father was a man.


No one should have to dance backward all of their lives.


It occurred to me when I was thirteen and wearing white gloves and Mary Janes and going to dancing school, that no one should have to dance backward all their lives.


The best way to win an argument is to begin by being right.