"There is no scientific reason to think that we, even with space travel, are going to survive as a species for ever, certainly not by biting off the hand that feeds us, which is exactly what we are doing."
"It is better to travel well than to arrive."Lynn Margulis on Buddha
"Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends."Lynn Margulis on Maya Angelou
"One travels more usefully when alone, because he reflects more."Lynn Margulis on Thomas Jefferson
"Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not."Lynn Margulis on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page."Lynn Margulis on Saint Augustine
"All living beings, not just animals, but plants and microorganisms, perceive. To survive, an organic being must perceive - it must seek, or at least recognize, food and avoid environmental danger."
"Despite our very recent appearance on the planet, humanity combines arrogance with increasing material demands, even as we become more numerous. Our toughness is a delusion. Have we the intelligence and discipline to vigilantly guard against our tendency to grow without limit?"
"Of course, the plea for respect for nonhuman life goes far beyond the scientific delight of familiarity with our planet mates. The nonhuman forms of life with which we 6,000 million talking, upright apes share this finite planet are directly or indirectly connected to our well-being."