Prayer does not use up artificial energy, doesn't burn up any fossil fuel, doesn't pollute. Neither does song, neither does love, neither does the dance.
— Margaret Mead

The older author is constantly rediscovering himself in the more or less fossilized productions of his earlier years.
Oliver Wendell Holmes fossil quote

Oaths are the fossils of piety.
— George Santayana

We must proceed with our own energy development. Exploitation of domestic petroleum and natural gas potentialities, along with nuclear, solar, geothermal, and non-fossil fuels is vital. We will never again permit any foreign nation to have Uncle Sam over a barrel of oil.
— Gerald R. Ford

Imagine spending four billion years stocking the oceans with seafood, filling the ground with fossil fuels, and drilling the bees in honey production -- only to produce a race of bed-wetters!
— fossil quotation by Barbara Ehrenreich