Pollution Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old pollution quotes, pollution sayings, and pollution proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Air pollution is terrible for our children. Every single scientist, every single doctor will tell you the same thing: Air pollution damages our children's brains, their hearts, and their lungs.     

Julianne Moore

The only solution to pollution is a people's humane revolution!     

Bobby Seale

The problem is that everywhere the gas drilling industry goes, a trail of water contamination, air pollution, health concerns and betrayal of basic American civic and community values follows.     

Josh Fox

Visual pollution is more poisonous than any other pollution because it kills the soul.     

Friedensreich Hundertwasser

The impact of pollution on these clouds is sufficiently strong to completely shut off precipitation from them.     

Daniel Rosenfeld

If a whole lot gets out there will be very serious pollution, if it comes ashore it will kill a lot of things that it contacts.     

Paul Johnston

Pollution is nothing but the resources we are not harvesting. We allow them to disperse because we've been ignorant of their value.     

R. Buckminster Fuller

Pollution should never be the price of prosperity.     

Al Gore

The pollution (that) resulted from human activity may have created a haze which absorbs and deflects the sun's rays.     

Yun Qian

Pollution is the forerunner of perdition.     

John Trapp

If ever we had proof that our nation's pollution laws aren't working, it's reading the list of industrial chemicals in the bodies of babies who have not yet lived outside the womb.     

Louise Slaughter

Waste equals food.     

William McDonough

After all, the same steps that reduce carbon pollution also clean the air we breathe, which saves lives and reduces disease.     

Michael Bloomberg

The idea is to return these sites to the status they were before they were polluted. That's what a cleanup is.     

Ryan Karben

Our pollution out of carbon emissions is still very, very low compared to the world.     

Piyush Goyal

Because cap and trade is enforced through the selling and trading of permits, it actually perpetuates the pollution it is supposed to eliminate.     

James Hansen

Pollution from human activities is changing the Earth's climate. We see the damage that a disrupted climate can do: on our coasts, our farms, forests, mountains, and cities. Those impacts will grow more severe unless we start reducing global warming pollution now.     

Frances Beinecke

Pollution is a necessary result of the inability of man to reform and transform waste.     

Patti Smith

The issue of pollution has become a blasting fuse for social instability.     

Zhou Shengxian

There's so much pollution in the air now that if it weren't for our lungs there'd be no place to put it all.     

Robert Orben

The environment will continue to deteriorate until pollution practices are abandoned.     

B. F. Skinner

The important thing to understand is that the case for pollution control isn't based on some kind of aesthetic distaste for industrial society. Pollution does real, measurable damage, especially to human health.     

Paul Krugman

Pollution is a problem, and there's the whole problem of the spoiling of the commons, but we've addressed the pollution problem on a variety of different levels in a variety of ways, and it's worked pretty well.     

P. J. O'Rourke

Particulate matter pollution kills people. We're a long way from cleaning up this problem.     

Brent Newell

Air pollution is turning Mother Nature prematurely gray.     

Irv Kupcinet

The pollution is ventilated out by wind almost every day, but then it gets re-polluted each day.     

Sasha Madronich

Environmental pollution is an incurable disease. It can only be prevented.     

Barry Commoner

Pollution from oil and gas development, toxic runoff, and miles and miles of plastic trash foul the waters and threaten marine life     

Frances Beinecke

Now our biggest environmental problems come from our own actions, our own choices, rather than pollution produced by big business.     

Jesse Ventura

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

Jacques Cousteau