"The risk presented by these lethal wastes is like no other risk, and we should not be expected to accept it or to project it into the future in order for manufacturers and utilities to make a dollar killing now."
"The empires of the future are the empires of the mind."David R. Brower on Winston Churchill
"Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future."David R. Brower on Oscar Wilde
"Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life."David R. Brower on Steve Jobs
"I never think of the future - it comes soon enough."David R. Brower on Albert Einstein
"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves."David R. Brower on William Shakespeare
"All I know about thermal pollution is that if we continue our present rate of growth in electrical energy consumption it will simply take, by the year 2000, all our freshwater streams to cool the generators and reactors."
"There is no place where we can safely store worn-out reactors or their garbage. No place!"
"It seems that every time mankind is given a lot of energy, we go out and wreck something with it."
"It is absolutely imperative that we protect, preserve and pass on this genetic heritage for man and every other living thing in as good a condition as we received it."