Facts about David Attenborough United Kingdom Flag

Summary

David Attenborough is a famous Journalist from United Kingdom, he is 92 years old and still alive, born May 8, 1926.

Biography

He is known for its natural movies and is legendary as host of the BBC for more than 50 years. He is a former senior manager at the BBC, and has served as controller of BBC 2, and as program director of BBC Television in 1960 and 70's. He is in line with the Steve Irwin one of the few who have become known for his passion for the animals' world and a burning desire to impart their knowledge on.

In 1985 he was appointed Knight Bachelor for his work. He was knighted and was thus entitled to prosecute the shape of Sir before his name. He has also been appointed to a number of UK orders. In 1974 he was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire, in 1991 and Commander of the Royal Victorian Order, and in 1996 he was appointed to the Order of the Companions of Honour. In 1995 he was awarded the Order of Merit. Attenborough is a Fellow of the Royal Society and the Zoological Society of London.

He the middle of three brothers. The oldest brother is actor and director Richard Attenborough.

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac taurus, who is known for Security, Subtle strength, Appreciation, Instruction, Patience. Our collection contains 32 quotes who is written / told by David, under the main topic Travel.

Related authors: Steve Irwin, Richard Attenborough

Source / external links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Attenborough

Famous quotes by David Attenborough (32)


Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"You can only get really unpopular decisions through if the electorate is convinced of the value of the environment. That's what natural history programmes should be for"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"The whole of science, and one is tempted to think the whole of the life of any thinking man, is trying to come to terms with the relationship between yourself and the natural world. Why are you here, and how do you fit in, and what's it all about"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"It is that range of biodiversity that we must care for - the whole thing - rather than just one or two stars"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"In the old days... it was a basic, cardinal fact that producers didn't have opinions. When I was producing natural history programmes, I didn't use them as vehicles for my own opinion. They were factual programmes"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"If I can bicycle, I bicycle"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"I've been to Nepal, but I'd like to go to Tibet. It must be a wonderful place to go. I don't think there's anything there, but it would be a nice place to visit"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"I'm not in politics"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"I'm against this huge globalisation on the basis of economic advantage"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"I'm absolutely strict about it. When I land, I put my watch right, and I don't care what I feel like, I will go to bed at half past eleven. If that means going to bed early or late, that's what I live by. As soon as you get there, live by that time"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"I think a major element of jetlag is psychological. Nobody ever tells me what time it is at home"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"I suffer much less than many of my colleagues. I am perfectly able to go to Australia and film within three hours of arrival"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"I mean, it is an extraordinary thing that a large proportion of your country and my country, of the citizens, never see a wild creature from dawn 'til dusk, unless it's a pigeon, which isn't really wild, which might come and settle near them"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"I like animals. I like natural history. The travel bit is not the important bit. The travel bit is what you have to do in order to go and look at animals"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"I just wish the world was twice as big and half of it was still unexplored"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"I don't run a car, have never run a car. I could say that this is because I have this extremely tender environmentalist conscience, but the fact is I hate driving"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"I don't approve of sunbathing, and it's bad for you"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"Getting to places like Bangkok or Singapore was a hell of a sweat. But when you got there it was the back of beyond. It was just a series of small tin sheds"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"Crying wolf is a real danger"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"Being in touch with the natural world is crucial"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"Before the BBC, I joined the Navy in order to travel"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"An understanding of the natural world and what's in it is a source of not only a great curiosity but great fulfillment"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"All we can hope for is that the thing is going to slowly and imperceptibly shift. All I can say is that 50 years ago there were no such thing as environmental policies"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"The question is, are we happy to suppose that our grandchildren may never be able to see an elephant except in a picture book?"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"The only way to save a rhinoceros is to save the environment in which it lives, because there's a mutual dependency between it and millions of other species of both animals and plants"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"The fundamental issue is the moral issue"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"Television of course actually started in Britain in 1936, and it was a monopoly, and there was only one broadcaster and it operated on a license which is not the same as a government grant"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"People must feel that the natural world is important and valuable and beautiful and wonderful and an amazement and a pleasure"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"People are not going to care about animal conservation unless they think that animals are worthwhile"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"Many individuals are doing what they can. But real success can only come if there is a change in our societies and in our economics and in our politics"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"It's a moral question about whether we have the right to exterminate species"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"It was regarded as a responsibility of the BBC to provide programs which have a broad spectrum of interest, and if there was a hole in that spectrum, then the BBC would fill it"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement; the greatest source of visual beauty; the greatest source of intellectual interest. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living"


Comments