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The road to the future leads us smack into the wall. We simply ricochet off the alternatives that destiny offers. Our survival is no more than a question of 25, 50 or perhaps 100 years.

Jacques Yves Cousteau in Road, Survival, Destiny

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The road to the future leads us smack into the wall. We simply ricochet off the alternatives that destiny offers. Our survival is no more than a question of 25, 50 or perhaps 100 years.

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

Mankind has probably done more damage to the Earth in the 20th century than in all of previous human history.

Jacques Yves Cousteau

No sooner does man discover intelligence than he tries to involve it in his own stupidity.

Jacques Yves Cousteau

I am not a scientist. I am, rather, an impresario of scientists.

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

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 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

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

Jacques Yves Cousteau

People protect what they love.

Jacques Yves Cousteau

If we were logical, the future would be bleak, indeed. But we are more than logical. We are human beings, and we have faith, and we have hope, and we can work.

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 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

For most of history, man has had to fight nature to survive; in this century he is beginning to realize that, in order to survive, he must protect it.

Jacques-Yves Cousteau

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

Jacques-Yves Cousteau