The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.— Albert Ellis
Restlessness Ecology quotations
Hell is Truth Seen Too Late.
The natural world is the larger sacred community to which we belong.
To be alienated from this community is to become destitute in all that makes us human. To damage this community is to diminish our own existence.
The major problems in the world are the result of the difference between how nature works and the way people think.
The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own.
Subversive, ethical, ecological, political, humorous ... this is how I see my duty as a designer.
The use of plant oil as fuel may seem insignificant today.
But such products can in time become just as important as kerosene and these coal-tar-products of today.
San Francisco lags behind other communities in providing a vital, vibrant and ecologically sustainable urban canopy, as well as open space in the city.
The fate of the living planet is the most important issue facing mankind.
As long as hierarchy persists, as long as domination organises humanity around a system of elites, the project of dominating nature will continue to exist and inevitably lead our planet to ecological extinction.
Forests precede civilizations and deserts follow them.
We shall continue to have a worsening ecologic crisis until we reject the Christian axiom that nature has no reason for existence save to serve man.
The more complex the network is, the more complex its pattern of interconnections, the more resilient it will be.
It is our collective and individual responsibility to preserve and tend to the environment in which we all live.
Until society can be reclaimed by an undivided humanity that will use its collective wisdom, cultural achievements, technological innovations, scientific knowledge, and innate creativity for its own benefit and for that of the natural world, all ecological problems will have their roots in social problems.
We cannot win this battle to save species and environments without forging an emotional bond between ourselves and nature as well - for we will not fight to save what we do not love.
The bulldozer and not the atomic bomb may turn out to be the most destructive invention of the 20th century.
If you look at it ecologically, deforestation is high on the list of things which bring devastation. You cut down trees to build homes, for fuel, and you end up with no trees left, and you have to move on. If you take the earth as a whole, eventually there's nowhere to move on to.
No one person has to do it all but if each one of us follow our heart and our own inclinations we will find the small things that we can do to create a sustainable future and a healthy environment.
Finally, the ecological health of the Mississippi River and its economic importance to the many people that make their living or seek their recreation is based on a healthy river system.
I am not alone in thinking that we are at a tipping point ecologically and morally and politically. Democracy cannot survive without a vibrant middle class, yet the policies of one of the parties has been committed to wiping it out for 30 years.
Probably the most visible example of unintended consequences, is what happens every time humans try to change the natural ecology of a place.
When you pursue great flavor, you also pursue great ecology.
I am drawn to the wild not because it is wild but because it is sensible, logical, ordered, stable, resilient. Wild nature is everything we're struggling to regain.
In Germany it is good if as many people as possible join initiatives and peaceful demonstrations against the rule of the financial markets. Worshipping the unfettered freedom of global markets has brought the world to the brink of ruin. We now need social and ecological rules for the market economy.
Waste not the smallest thing created, for grains of sand make mountains, and atomies infinity.
Our goal is a delightfully diverse, safe, healthy, and just world, with clean air, water, soil and power – economically, equitably, ecologically and elegantly enjoyed.
Ecology and spirituality are fundamentally connected, because deep ecological awareness, ultimately, is spiritual awareness.
Wildlife is something which man cannot construct.
Once it is gone, it is gone forever. Man can rebuild a pyramid, but he can't rebuild ecology, or a giraffe.
The Truly Healthy environment is not merely safe but stimulating.
An anarchist society, far from being a remote ideal, has become a precondition for the practice of ecological principles.
That land is a community is the basic concept of ecology, but that land is to be loved and respected is an extension of ethics.
Where the quality of life goes down for the environment, the quality of life goes down for humans.
We have to shift our emphasis from economic efficiency and materialism towards a sustainable quality of life and to healing of our society, of our people and our ecological systems.
I think buildings should imitate ecological systems.
Ecological systems in nature before we had human beings you know interfere with them exist in a state of stasis - they are self-supporting, self-sustaining.