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" I don't want to save a creek for the creek's sake, but what's in it for human beings. "
" The other thing is quality of life; if you have a place where you can go and have a picnic with your family, it doesn't matter if it's a recession or not, you can include that in your quality of life. "
" Most of what you see now emphasizes animals being dangerous to humans. "
" I remember very much there in Falls Church there was a creek that was flowing down into 4 Mile Run. I believe it's now covered up where it goes under Columbia Street. I found a whole family of weasels down there. "
" My father being an outdoors person, he used to take us on quite a few adventures thorugh the wild areas down there, introducing us to alligators and rattlesnakes and all the trees and plants. "
" Johnny Carson started the jokes about me and Marlin in his monologues. "
" I had travelled pretty widely around the world even before then, so I knew where to go to film wildlife. "
" The quicker we humans learn that saving open space and wildlife is critical to our welfare and quality of life, maybe we'll start thinking of doing something about it. "
" According to Johnny Carson, I was the guy who Marlon sent out to do all the dirty work. "
" How we treat the earth basically effects our social welfare and our national security. "
" Haiti looks like a bomb hit it. "
" Almost all these hotspots around the world, most have been destroyed to the point where there is no wildlife and very little of the natural world left. "
" Marlon was more of a formal zoo director type. "
" I was amazed at the house that I grew up in; it looks practically identical to the way it was, but I couldn't recognize it because of the size of the trees. "
" Our challenge for the future is that we realize we are very much a part of the earth's ecosystem, and we must learn to respect and live according to the basic biological laws of nature. "
" I have a lot of memories of Falls Church. I went to grade school in Madison Elementary School. "
" I don't think we're going to save anything if we go around talking about saving plants and animals only; we've got to translate that into what's in it for us. "
" Preserving a river or a creek can bring a lot of revenue. "
" Along 4 Mile Run, there was a nice woods down in front of the house. I used to run around there. "
" The most powerful argument of all for saving open space is economics; in most states, tourism is the number two industry. "
" I always said it was to be dumb enough to do what Marlon Perkins said to do. "
" I'm a little different from all those conservation types. "
" My father was a soil scientist with the Geological Survey. "
" But I'll tell you what, there was a lot of farmland between Falls Church and Washington. "
" Everybody has a camcorder now, and they exploit these incidents and blow them all out of proportion. "