"When I began in 1960, individuality wasn't an accepted thing to look for it was about species-specific behaviour. But animal behaviour is not hard science. There's room for intuition."
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."Jane Goodall on Albert Einstein
"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men."Jane Goodall on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control."Jane Goodall on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right a single experiment can prove me wrong."Jane Goodall on Albert Einstein
"Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss."Jane Goodall on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Words can be said in bitterness and anger, and often there seems to be an element of truth in the nastiness. And words don't go away, they just echo around."
"Change happens by listening and then starting a dialogue with the people who are doing something you don't believe is right."
"I thought my life was mapped out. Research, living in the forest, teaching and writing. But in '86 I went to a conference and realised the chimpanzees were disappearing. I had worldwide recognition and a gift of communication. I had to use them."
"When I look back over my life it's almost as if there was a plan laid out for me - from the little girl who was so passionate about animals who longed to go to Africa and whose family couldn't afford to put her through college. Everyone laughed at my dreams. I was supposed to be a secretary in Bournemouth."
"My family has very strong women. My mother never laughed at my dream of Africa, even though everyone else did because we didn't have any money, because Africa was the 'dark continent', and because I was a girl."