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All Quotes by author - Louis Leakey
" Although we followed that hyena for the best part of half an hour, we never caught up with it. "
" At Olduvai, for 20 years, Mary and I had investigated and made a general survey of the overall geology. "
" Colonial governors and senior civil servants are not easy people to argue with, and I was not popular because of my criticism of the colonial service in Kenya. "
" Far too often animals are put to sleep when they could be saved through proper care and nursing. "
" I felt that in time simple stone tools would be found in early Pleistocene in England. "
" I have examined the stomach contents of seven aardvarks. "
" I kept an open mind on the question of whether a hominid had been present in Europe in the early Pleistocene. "
" I put a bullet into the back of the crocodile's neck just behind the head, thus killing it. If a crocodile is hit in any other part of its anatomy it disappears into the water and is irrecoverable. "
" I saw what looked like another fallen tree in front of me and put my foot on it to cross over. At that moment it reared up in front of me-the biggest python I had ever seen! "
" Most Kikuyu marriages were arranged on the basis of what is described by anthropologists as the bride price. "
" Raising funds for my fourth expedition proved to be very difficult. "
" Sometime during the many millions of years that have elapsed since mammalian faunas came into existence, some sort of island crossed from West Africa to South America. "
" Sometimes string figures were used to illustrate stories, as in the case of an Eskimo example that depicts a man catching a salmon. Sometimes they had magic or religious significance. "
" South Africa had a long record of studies in prehistory, going back to the end of the last century. "
" The author knows just what he wants to illustrate and how he would like it to be done. "
" The Dalmatian breed of dog has many primitive characteristics. "
" The Foxhall jaw has now been missing for many years. "
" The majority of people in Angola were not provided with any kind of schooling and were completely illiterate, very badly paid, and treated almost as slaves. "
" There is tragic evidence to show that the paintings at the French prehistoric art sites are deteriorating. "
" The trip I made to Angola to study the prehistoric contents of the gravel beds as a means of deciding the age of the deposits and their economic potential was the first time prehistory had ever been used for such a purpose. "
" To save an animal's life in order that it may suffer indefinitely is something I would never condone. "
" We set up the promised clinic for the sick and wounded Masai. "
" When my father arrived in Kenya, he had found the Kikuyu way of life similar to that of the British at the time the Romans invaded England 2,000 years ago. "
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