Jacques Yves Cousteau Sayings and Quotes

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It takes generosity to discover the whole through others. If you realize you are only a violin, you can open yourself up to the world by playing your role in the concert.      

Jacques Yves Cousteau

The sea is the universal sewer.     

Jacques Yves Cousteau

The sea, the great unifier, is man's only hope. Now, as never before, the old phrase has a literal meaning: we are all in the same boat.     

Jacques Yves Cousteau

The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.     

Jacques Yves Cousteau

A lot of people attack the sea, I make love to it.     

Jacques Yves Cousteau

The best way to observe a fish is to become a fish.     

Jacques Yves Cousteau

The real cure for our environmental problems is to understand that our job is to salvage mother nature. We are facing a formidable enemy in this field. It is the hunters and to convince them to leave their guns on the wall is going to be very difficult.     

Jacques Yves Cousteau

Water and air, the two essential fluids on which all life depends, have become global garbage cans.     

Jacques Yves Cousteau

The sea, the great unifier, is man's only hope. Now, as never before, the old phrase has a literal meaning: we are all in the same boat.     

Jacques Yves Cousteau

The future is in the hands of those who explore and from all the beauty they discover while crossing perpetually receding frontiers, they develop for nature and for humankind an infinite love.     

Jacques Yves Cousteau

What is a scientist after all? It is a curious man looking through a keyhole, the keyhole of nature, trying to know what's going on.     

Jacques Yves Cousteau

The awareness of our environment came progressively in all countries with different outlets.     

Jacques Yves Cousteau

When one man, for whatever reason, has the opportunity to lead an extraordinary life, he has no right to keep it to himself.     

Jacques Yves Cousteau

Overconsumption and overpopulation underlie every environmental problem we face today.     

Jacques Yves Cousteau

The happiness of the bee and the dolphin is to exist. For man it is to know that and to wonder at it.     

Jacques Yves Cousteau

No aquarium, no tank in a marine land, however spacious it may be, can begin to duplicate the conditions of the sea. And no dolphin who inhabits one of those aquariums or one of those marine lands can be considered normal.     

Jacques Yves Cousteau

It takes generosity to discover the whole through others. If you realize you are only a violin, you can open yourself up to the world by playing your role in the concert.     

Jacques Yves Cousteau

Population growth is the primary source of environmental damage.     

Jacques Yves Cousteau

If we go on the way we have, the fault is our greed and if we are not willing to change, we will disappear from the face of the globe, to be replaced by the insect.     

Jacques Yves Cousteau