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National Geographic Magazine Quotes


"I watch a lot of 'National Geographic.'" - Ridley Scott

"I have photographed sharks in waters around the globe, and I always want more and yearn to peer deeper into their world. To feed my passion and to raise awareness, I developed a story about sharks for 'National Geographic' magazine." - Brian Skerry

"I'm a big fan of 'National Geographic', the magazine and the channel. Anything to do with the natural world. For years, when I was younger, I was convinced I would be a nature photographer, but that didn't pan out." - Tom Westonjones

"Increasingly, it's people not interested in National Geographic." - Sam Abell

"Today, National Geographic has a membership side with a magazine and some television side, and they generate about a billion dollars in revenue, and they're profitable. And so at the end of the year they have some bottom line profit which they can then reinvest, because they're running it as a not-for-profit in charitable endeavors." - Steve Case

"I love National Geographic. Just when you think you've seen the last lost native tribe, National Geographic will find a new one." - Sandra Bernhard

"You have more issues than National Geographic by Austin LeFleur in Hissy Fit" - Mary Kay Andrews

"Everyone thinks it would be great to work for National Geographic. So did I." - Peter Menzel

"It's both Indiana Jones and 'National Geographic' that inspired me to be an Egyptologist." - Sarah Parcak

"My best sources are my travels and my collection of National Geographic." - Sergio Aragones

"My big dream was to work as a photographer for 'National Geographic.'" - Steffi Graf

"I love watching the National Geographic channel. That show 'Taboo'? I love it!" - Keshia Knight Pulliam

"You will be surprised but I do a lot of studying and I watch National Geographic." - Tracy Morgan

"My very first magazine cover was the National Enquirer." - Carrie Underwood

"...Skyscraper National Park" - Kurt Vonnegut

"For the same reason I read the National Geographic, I like to see places I will never visit." - Edward Bernays

"I have the mohawk,even though people still call it the mohawk I say "I don't wanna be disrespectful to the Mohican Indians but there is a tribe in Africa called the Mandinka warriors." They're in the west coast of Africa in the country of Mali.I was reading National Geographic Magazine back in 1977, and I saw the warrior standing there with his spear and his beads around his neck and whatnot and the stuff on his ankles. That was what gave me the idea, I said "Wow, let me bring respect to them," so basically what I wear is called a Mandinka cut." - Mr T

"National honor is national property of the highest value." - James Monroe

"National injustice is the surest road to national downfall." - William E Gladstone

"I only watch National Geographic Channel, and also I have the app on my phone. Im into astronomy and love to learn about new facts." - Sonu Nigam

"We must strive to form a comprehensive sublime nationalism whose first principal is national geographic unity and must strengthen this unity with deeds not with words." - Ameen Rihani

"I always take hundreds and hundreds of pictures. I used to work for 'National Geographic,' and they gave us a lot of film." - Yann Arthus-Bertrand

"[Television executives] are afraid to advertise condoms that could save lives, but do not blush about telecasting a National Geographic special on President Reagan's pelvic plumbing." - Martin Nolan

"My least favorite photographer to have would be myself. Someone who wanted a career at National Geographic. Because it's almost mathematically impossible to achieve that." - Sam Abell

"National Geographic contacted me about getting on their label, and I was like, 'Wow, I want to be label mates with the sharks and lemurs!'" - Bjork

"In the studio, I always put on National Geographic for inspiration. Looking at lions eating gazelles, all that type of stuff." - Big Sean

"I always take hundreds and hundreds of pictures. I used to work for 'National Geographic,' and they gave us a lot of film." - Yann Arthusbertrand

"National Geographic has awesome stuff. I like Court TV. Sometimes I'll watch Reality Mix because they have some interesting stuff on that." - Erik Estrada

"I never leaf through a copy of National Geographic without realizing how lucky we are to live in a society where it is traditional to wear clothes." - Erma Bombeck

"I only watch National Geographic Channel, and also I have the app on my phone. I'm into astronomy and love to learn about new facts." - Sonu Nigam

"America has this understanding of Africans that plays like National Geographic: a bunch of Negroes with loincloths running around the plain fields of Africa chasing gazelles." - Djimon Hounsou

"The happy ending is our national belief." - Mary Mccarthy

"National enthusiasm is the nursery of genius." - Henry Tuckerman

"The National League is baseball to me." - Kerry Wood

"Overcriminalization has become a national plague." - George Will

"I'm doing comedy development at National Lampoon." - Kato Kaelin

"Every war is a national misfortune." - Helmuth James Graf von Moltke

"Gross National Product is our Holy Grail." - Stewart Udall

"National enthusiasm is the nursery of genius." - Henry Theodore Tuckerman

"Though Geographic didn't publish that photo in the story that it was done for, "The Life of Charlie Russell," a cowboy artist in Montana. But later, maybe a year and a half ago, they named it one of the 50 greatest pictures ever made at National Geographic." - Sam Abell

"I subscribe to National Geographic, Scientific American, Discover, and a slew of other magazines. And it is while reading articles for pleasure and interest that an interesting What if? will pop into my head." - James Rollins

"Human experience comes suspended in the sickly-sweet amniotic fluid of commercial photography. And a world normally animated by abrasive differences is blithely reduced to a single, homogeneous National Geographic way of seeing." - Geoffrey Batchen

"The laureateship [of U.S. Children's Poet] has brought me a couple of appealing contracts, including my first anthology, the 200-poem The National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry.Apart from the increased travel, I won't let anything interfere with writing poetry." - J. Patrick Lewis

"I don't watch TV dramas. I watch ESPN, HBO boxing, National Geographic Channel and I kind of like to get some DVDs, movies that I haven't seen and I just pop them in." - Dominic Purcell

"I subscribe to 'National Geographic,' 'Scientific American,' 'Discover,' and a slew of other magazines. And it is while reading articles for pleasure and interest that an interesting 'What if?' will pop into my head." - James Rollins

"It's not my vision when I cover a woman's face with a chador. I got the idea from a 'National Geographic' photo. I'm just showing their plight in the world." - Alexander Mcqueen

"When I write a scientific treatise, I might reach 100 people. When the 'National Geographic' covers a project, it communicates about plants and fish and underwater technology to more than 10 million people." - Sylvia Earle

"I love weird science. I learned in an article in 'National Geographic' that there are trillions of bacteria in our guts that help us digest food. These are non-human creatures." - Will Hobbs

"I have a stunt double; his name is Glen Levy, and he has the hardest punch in the world. Seriously, it's actually been recorded by 'National Geographic.' He calls it the Hammer Fist." - Craig Horner

"Josh speculated about the hypothetical contents of an imaginary porn magazine for intelligent trees that would be entitled Enthouse." - Lev Grossman

"I had no plans to be an entrepreneur. I just wanted to be a journalist and write for a magazine. At 15, I just decided to leave school and launch a national student magazine." - Richard Branson

"National Lampoon lost its audience when it went from monthly magazine to bimonthly to quarterly to annual to just making movies." - Ricky Van Veen

"Michael Jackson National African American Art Examiner Series" - Aberjhani

"Nobody ever wins the National Open. Somebody loses it." - Bobby Jones

"We beseech [God] to pardon our national and other transgressions..." - George Washington

"Patriotism is the vital condition of national permanence." - George William Curtis

"Stupidity is a personal achievement which transcends national boundaries." - Albert Einstein

"National security is the fig leaf against freedom of information." - Ralph Nader

"Chinese national Internet policy is very simple: Block and clone." - Michael Anti

"I am not a supporter of buying a national team." - Oliver Bierhoff

"National liberation is necessarily an act of culture" - Amilcar Cabral

"We don't declare war any more; we declare national defense." - Eugene Mccarthy

"Cannon: An instrument used in the rectification of national boundaries." - Ambrose Bierce

"Queen Victoria - a mixture of national landlady and actress." - V S Pritchett

"National literature begins with fables and ends with novels." - Joseph Joubert

"The Jews are the enemy of National Socialism." - Arthur Seyss-Inquart

"Our biggest national security crisis is Barack Obama" - John Bolton

"The dead soldier's silence sings our national anthem." - Aaron Kilbourn

"Chicken Tikka Massala is now a true British national dish" - Robin Cook

"Our greatest national resource is the minds of our children." - Walt Disney

"Wilderness, like the national park system, was an American idea." - Stewart Udall

"Our cultural diversity has most certainly shaped our national character." - Julie Bishop

"Not reading poetry amounts to a national pastime here." - Phyllis Mcginley

"The outgrowth of conservation, the inevitable result, is national efficiency." - Gifford Pinchot

"Will I obliterate national debt? Sure, why not?" - Pat Paulsen

"Admit it America - 2008 was our national 'oops' moment!" - Rick Perry

"Violence as a way of gaining power... is being camouflaged under the guise of tradition, national honor [and] national security..." - Alfred Adler

"All upright Germans will be National Socialists, but only the best National Socialists will be party members!" - Adolf Hitler

"I remember when an editor at the National Geographic promised to run about a dozen of my landscape pictures from a story on the John Muir trail as an essay, but when the group of editors got together, someone said that my pictures looked like postcards" - Galen

"In most cases I start off with a sketch. But I'm also thinking about real images: out of National Geographic, out of fashion magazines, out of The Economist, out of Time. I'm making a sketch, but I'm using the existing images that have been put out in the world." - Wangechi Mutu

"Anyway, the fascinating thing was that I read in National Geographic that there are more people alive now than have died in all of human history. In other words, if everyone wanted to play Hamlet at once, they could', because there are' enough skulls!" - Jonathan Safran Foer

"Anyway, the fascinating thing was that I read in National Geographic that there are more people alive now than have died in all of human history. In other words, if everyone wanted to play Hamlet at once, they couldn't, because there aren't enough skulls!" - Jonathan Safran Foer

"The Democrats continue to snipe at Bush. They'll never give it up to him. You know Teddy Kennedy and Tom Daschle pick more nits than a father and son spider monkey team who know they're being followed by a National Geographic film crew." - Dennis Miller

"My interest in science was excited at age nine by an article on astronomy in National Geographic; the author was Donald Menzel of the Harvard Observatory. For the next few years, I regularly made star maps and snuck out at night to make observations from a locust tree in our back yard." - Dudley R. Herschbach

"I want to be a scientist who studies the ocean when I grow up. I would go out to sea, and scuba dive, and find new things, and National Geographic will hire me." Sure, Nudge. Probably around the time I become president." - James Patterson

"I was asked by a student what my most significant accomplishment was at National Geographic, after thirty years, and I said that my career came to an appropriate close, and I still loved photography. Not everybody who spends their career at anything ends up fascinated and involved with it." - Sam Abell

"I did it once, and National Geographic recruited me. I did it primarily out of curiosity. A lot of legendary photographers had worked on that campaign. Ernst Haas had done the early photography, and I knew him. There's a lore in photography about that campaign, and I was curious." - Sam Abell

"When we speak about trespassing, we speak about artistic trespassing. You have to be prudent and have common sense and a sense of responsibility when you're trespassing. I think you haven't seen a film on volcanoes like that before. It's not National Geographic. It is wildly imaginative and very poetic and has a sense of awe that you normally do not see in films." - Werner Herzog

"At the end [when I speak about] magma under us everywhere, how it's monumentally indifferent to scurrying roaches, recoiled reptiles, and vapid humans alike. You see, you would never hear anything like that in a National Geographic or a PBS movie. This is clearly a transgression when it comes to being politically correct with your commentary." - Werner Herzog

"Why should I be my aunt, or me, or anyone? What similarities boots, hands, the family voice I felt in my throat, or even the National Geographic and those awful hanging breasts held us all together or made us all just one?" - Elizabeth Bishop

"The real magic in National Geographic isn't how much money they have left at the end of the year. It's the fact that through their overall focus they are reaching hundreds of millions of people and educating people about the world. It just happens to be done in a business-oriented kind of way that is more sustainable." - Steve Case

"When I first went to 'National Geographic,' I thought I was the least qualified person to step through the doors. But because of my parents and the culture of continual learning they imposed on us, I later came to believe I was the most qualified person who ever worked there." - Sam Abell

"I stand in the center aisle of the auditorium, a wounded zebra in a National Geographic special, looking for someone, anyone to sit next to. A predator approaches: gray jock buzz cut, whistle around a neck thicker than his head. Probably a social studies teacher, hired to coach a blood sport." - Laurie Halse Anderson

"I grew up in the 'hood around prostitutes, drug dealers, killers, and gangbangers, but I also grew up juxtaposed: On the doorknob outside of our apartment, there was blood from some guy who got shot; but inside, there was National Geographic magazines and encyclopedias and a little library bookshelf situation." - Lupe Fiasco

"I had an insanely long commute - New York to D.C. - when I worked at 'National Geographic.' I hate to waste time, so I spent my time by writing about my life on the premise that I might be able to pitch those as short essays to magazines. It wasn't until later that I realized that I was writing a book." - Charles M Blow

"I don't actually have a one wellspring of inspiration. Though I'm most often inspired while reading - both fiction and nonfiction. I subscribe to National Geographic, Scientific American, Discover, and a slew of other magazines. And it is while reading articles for pleasure and interest that an interesting 'What if?' will pop into my head." - James Rollins

"I remember when an editor at the National Geographic promised to run about a dozen of my landscape pictures from a story on the John Muir trail as an essay, but when the group of editors got together, someone said that my pictures looked like postcards." - Galen Rowell

"When I was a teenager, I thought maybe I'll be a filmmaker, making film documentaries. My dream when I was a girl was I would be hired by 'National Geographic' or work with David Attenborough, but it didn't happen. I became a model." - Isabella Rossellini

"Of course there is still unexplored terrestrial territory, but most of it is waterlogged. Submersed secret places, such as the Challenger Deep, which today lure hi-tech adventurers like Richard Branson and James Cameron, will undoubtedly provide welcome fodder for 'National Geographic.'" - Seth Shostak

"My only wish would be to have 10 more lives to live on this planet. If that were possible, I'd spend one lifetime each in embryology, genetics, physics, astronomy and geology. The other lifetimes would be as a pianist, backwoodsman, tennis player, or writer for the 'National Geographic.'" - Joseph Murray

"I have a stunt double. His name is Glen Levy, and he has the hardest punch in the world. Seriously - it's actually been recorded by National Geographic. He calls it the Hammer Fist. And he's my stunt double! He makes me look awesome." - Craig Horner

"I feel like Africans are too often portrayed as people on the National Geographic channel: the image is of an African man in a loincloth chasing a gazelle. It's not intentionally racist; I wouldn't call it racist at all. It's a lack of understanding another culture." - Djimon Hounsou

"These transnationalists have little need for national loyalty, view national boundaries as obstacles that thankfully are vanishing, and see national governments as residues from the past whose only useful function is to facilitate the elite's global operations" - Samuel P Huntington

"It would be easier to pay off the national debt overnight than to neutralize the long-range effects of our national stupidity." - Frank Zappa

"Forms of government are forged mainly in the fire of practice, not in the vacuum of theory. They respond to national character and to national realities." - George F Kennan

"Baseball hasn't been the national pastime for many years now - no sport is. The national pastime, like it or not, is watching television." - Bob Greene

"National progress is the sum of individual industry, energy, and uprightness, as national decay is of individual idleness, selfishness, and vice." - Samuel Smiles

"It would be easier to pay off the national debt overnight than to neutralise the long-range effects of our national stupidity" - Frank Zappa

"Today, diabetes is now epidemic, according to the Centers for Disease Control, the National Institutes of Health, the American Diabetes Association and other national healthcare leaders." - Tim Holden

"I set up this magazine called Student when I was 16, and I didn't do it to make money - I did it because I wanted to edit a magazine. There wasn't a national magazine run by students, for students. I didn't like the way I was being taught at school. I didn't like what was going on in the world, and I wanted to put it right." - Richard Branson

"My very first venture was a national student magazine to try to campaign against the [Vietnam] War. And so I wanted to be an editor. I wanted to bring the magazine out. And in order for the magazine to survive I had to worry about the printing and the paper manufacturing and the distribution. And, you know, I had to try to, at the end of the year, have more money coming in than going out." - Richard Branson

"[The Magazine National Review] stands athwart history, yelling Stop, at a time when no one is inclined to do so, or to have much patience with those who so urge it." - William F Buckley Jr

"I had grown up as a feature writer, and basically my career had been in The National Lampoon and as a magazine editor, and I'd never been a reporter." - P. J. O'Rourke

"Let the people decide through the marketplace mechanism what they wish to see and hear. Why is there this national obsession to tamper with this box of transistors and tubes when we don't do the same for Time magazine?" - Mark S. Fowler

"You start out with Mad magazine, and you go right through the sort of black humor of Lenny Bruce, Lord Buckley, Mort Sahl, Paul Krassner... If you put Lenny together with Mad magazine and run it through the brain of a college student, you get National Lampoon." - P. J. O'Rourke

"I started, actually, in journalism when I was - well. I started at the 'New York Times' when I was 18 years old, actually, but really got into journalism when I was 15 years old and had started a sports magazine which was trying to become a national sports magazine." - Andrew Ross Sorkin

"I thank heaven we have had baseball in this world... the kids... our national pastime." - Babe Ruth

"Baseball is our national pastime, that is if you discount political campaigning." - Ronald Reagan

"Be of good cheer, for sadness cannot heal the national wounds." - Dorothea Dix

"I feel as horrified as a ghetto Jew watching the rise of National Socialism." - Cintra Wilson

"The primary cause of this national crisis is the feminization of men." - Tony Evans

"The foundations of national morality must be laid in private families." - John Adams

"The substance of man cannot be measured by Gross National Product." - E F Schumacher

"National Defense is not a threat to peace; it is the guarantee of peace with freedom." - Jeffrey Gitomer

"The people of Australia would be staggered to learn that Australia has no national development plan." - Lionel K. Murphy

"... everything written is at least in part fantasy. Except maybe the national budget. That's horror." - Mercedes Lackey

"Matt Cooke may be the worst fighter in the history of the National Hockey League." - Dave Nonis

"Americans worship technology. It's an inherent trait in the national zeitgeist." - Max Brooks

"The Gross National Product measures everything except that which makes life worthwhile" - Robert Kennedy

"The Constitution is the sole source and guaranty of national freedom." - Calvin Coolidge

"The Constitution of the U.S. forbids everything like an establishment of a national religion." - James Madison

"I think if we give Glenn Beck the numbers, he can solve this [the national debt]." - Michele Bachmann

"Though a revolution may call itself "national," it always marks the victory of a single party." - Andre Gide

"I've forgotten more about national security than George W. Bush will ever learn." - Wesley Clark

"How often my soul visits the National Gallery, and how seldom" - Logan Pearsall Smith

"Educational progress is a national concern; education is a private one." - Nikki Giovanni

"We need not risk our national honor to prevail in this or any war." - John Mccain

"The best shows succeed because they tap into a national conversation," - Damian Lewis

"The National Bank at profit sells road maps for the soul." - Bob Dylan

"Every Englishman is an average Englishman: it is a national characteristic." - E. M. Delafield

"As racial, economic and national groups, they take for themselves, whatever their power can command." - Reinhold Niebuhr

"I always felt that the boiled potato, not the tudor rose, should be the national emblem." - Ilka Chase

"Zionism wants to define the Jewish people as a national entity ... which is a heresy." - Roger Garaudy

"Other than sports, only war and catastrophe can create this sort of national unity." - Simon Kuper

"Spelling bees? Spelling bees do not scare me. I competed in the National Spelling Bee twice, thank you very much. My dad competed in the National Spelling Bee. My aunt competed in the National Spelling Bee. My uncle WON the National Spelling Bee. If I can't spell it, I know someone who can. So just bring it on..." - Kristin Cashore

"Be glad that you're greedy; the national economy would collapse if you weren't." - Mignon Mclaughlin

"The peculiar dignity of men seen eating alone in restaurants on national holidays" - Stanley Elkin

"Let us celebrate the spirit of sport through the National Games" - Sachin Tendulkar

"I'm about to enter a national ass-kicking contest. With no legs. And a massive ass." - Julia Louis-Dreyfus

"Efforts to preserve all industries will lower the national standard of living." - Michael Porter



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