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Marjory Stoneman Douglas
April 7, 1890 - May 14, 1998
Nationality: American
Category: Journalist
Subcategory: American Journalist

Conservation is now a dead word.


The miracle of light pours over the green and brown expanse of saw grass and of water, shining and slowly moving, the grass and water that is the meaning and the central fact of the Everglades. It is a river of grass.


No one is satisfied with their life's work.


Sometimes, I tell them more than they wanted to know.


There are no other Everglades in the world. They are, they have always been, one of the unique regions of the earth; remote, never wholly known. Nothing anywhere else is like them.


All we need, really, is a change from a near frigid to a tropical attitude of mind.


To be a friend of the Everglades is not necessarily to spend time wandering around out there.


They are unique in the simplicity, the diversity, the related harmony of the forms of life that they enclose.


I'll talk about the Everglades at the drop of a hat.


You have to stand up for some things in this world.


The wealth of south Florida, but even more important, the meaning and significance of south Florida lies in the black muck of the Everglades and the inevitable development of this country to be the great tropic agricultural center of the world.


I feel greatly at fault in not having made a loud public protest about Belle Glade before this.


Whoever wants me to talk, I'll come over and tell them about the necessity of preserving the Everglades.


It's a little bit late in the day for men to object that women are getting outside their proper sphere.


Child welfare ought really to cover all sorts of topics, such as better water and sanitation and good roads, and clean streets and public parks and playgrounds.


I wanted to go to a good college, and my mind was set on Wellesley.


There is always the need to carry on.


You can't conserve what you haven't got.


Since 1972, I've been going around making speeches on the Everglades.


The problem of the environment is the extension of good housekeeping of the thinking woman.


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