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Louis Leakey Quote of the Day

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There is tragic evidence to show that the paintings
at the French prehistoric art sites are deteriorating.
- Louis Leakey

The author knows just what he wants to illustrate and
how he would like it to be done.
- Louis Leakey

We set up the promised clinic for the sick and wounded Masai.
- Louis Leakey

Far too often animals are put to sleep when they could
be saved through proper care and nursing.
- Louis Leakey

 

Raising funds for my fourth expedition proved to be very difficult.
- Louis Leakey

South Africa had a long record of studies in prehistory,
going back to the end of the last century.
- Louis Leakey

I kept an open mind on the question of whether a hominid
had been present in Europe in the early Pleistocene.
- Louis Leakey


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Sometimes string figures were used to illustrate stories,
as in the case of an Eskimo example that depicts a man catching a salmon.
Sometimes they had magic or religious significance.
- Louis Leakey

I felt that in time simple stone tools would be found
in early Pleistocene in England.
- Louis Leakey

Colonial governors and senior civil servants are not
easy people to argue with,
and I was not popular because of my criticism of the
colonial service in Kenya.
- Louis Leakey

When my father arrived in Kenya, he had found the Kikuyu
way of life similar to that of the British at the time
the Romans invaded England 2,000 years ago.
- Louis Leakey

At Olduvai, for 20 years, Mary and I had investigated
and made a general survey of the overall geology.
- Louis Leakey

Although we followed that hyena for the best part of half an hour,
we never caught up with it.
- Louis Leakey

I have examined the stomach contents of seven aardvarks.
- Louis Leakey

The majority of people in Angola were not provided
with any kind of schooling and were completely illiterate,
very badly paid, and treated almost as slaves.
- Louis Leakey

To save an animal's life in order that it may suffer
indefinitely is something I would never condone.
- Louis Leakey

I saw what looked like another fallen tree in front
of me and put my foot on it to cross over.
At that moment it reared up in front of me-the biggest python I had ever seen!
- Louis Leakey

Most Kikuyu marriages were arranged on the basis of
what is described by anthropologists as the bride price.
- Louis Leakey

The Dalmatian breed of dog has many primitive characteristics.
- Louis Leakey

Sometime during the many millions of years that have
elapsed since mammalian faunas came into existence,
some sort of island crossed from West Africa to South America.
- Louis Leakey

The Foxhall jaw has now been missing for many years.
- Louis Leakey

I put a bullet into the back of the crocodile's neck just behind the head,
thus killing it.
If a crocodile is hit in any other part of its anatomy
it disappears into the water and is irrecoverable.
- Louis Leakey

The trip I made to Angola to study the prehistoric
contents of the gravel beds as a means of deciding
the age of the deposits and their economic potential
was the first time prehistory had ever been used for such a purpose.
- Louis Leakey

You have a choice about the perspective you take on life.
See tragedy, and the world is tragic -
see beauty, and the world is beautiful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is nothing more tragic than to find an individual
bogged down in the length of life, devoid of breadth.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Boxing has become America's tragic theater.
- Joyce Carol Oates

It is almost impossible to remember how tragic a place
the world is when one is playing golf.
- Robert Wilson Lynd

The most tragic paradox of our time is to be found
in the failure of nation-states to recognize the imperatives of internationalism.
- Earl Warren

One of the most tragic things I know about human nature
is that all of us tend to put off living.
We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over
the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are
blooming outside our windows today.
- Dale Carnegie

Europe has a long and tragic history of mostly domestic terrorism.
- Gijs de Vries

Gay icons usually have some tragedy in their lives,
but I've only had tragic haircuts and outfits.
- Kylie Minogue

I am personally saddened and stunned by the tragic
events that took place in Red Lake.
- Collin C. Peterson

The woman poet must be either a sexless,
reclusive eccentric, with nothing to say specifically to women,
or a brilliant, tragic, tortured suicide.
- Marilyn Hacker

And I thought my loss my loss was not,
certainly, the end of the world, but to lessen the
enthusiasm of those young people who were signed up,
I thought that was tragic.
- Birch Bayh

Nor does the idea of a moral order asserting itself
against attack or want of conformity answer in full
to our feelings regarding the tragic character.
- Andrew Coyle Bradley

The Native American side was tragic.
It's just unbelievable what has happened to them.
- Skeet Ulrich

What's the classical moment that every actor or actress
deals with? A tragic thing.
They get that blank, faraway look in their eyes.
But in life, it's not that way.
- Skeet Ulrich

The English countryside, its growth and its destruction,
is a genuine and tragic theme.
- E. M. Forster

A tragic irony of life is that we so often achieve
success or financial independence after the chief reason
for which we sought it has passed away.
- Ellen Glasgow

Lebanon will be engulfed again in a huge power game
that will last quite a long time.
This is the tragic destiny of Lebanon.
- Walid Jumblatt

My life has been tragic and disastrous since birth.
- Taylor Caldwell

We assert that the subject is crucial and only that
subject matter is valid which is tragic and timeless.
- Mark Rothko

I don't think Hamlet is mad, nor is he predisposed
to be a gloomy or tragic figure.
- Kenneth Branagh

When I first started acting, I started in opera and
had a great desire to play grand,
tragic characters.
I got sidetracked in musical theater and ended up doing a lot of comedy.
- Leslie Easterbrook

There's no life without humour.
It can make the wonderful moments of life truly glorious,
and it can make tragic moments bearable.
- Rufus Wainwright

It makes it difficult to decide which to go see,
since no film about say, some tragic genocide in Africa
is going to get a bad review even if it's poorly made.
- Terry Zwigoff

Charlie Brown is almost a tragic figure.
- Brian Walker

The refusal to acknowledge the scientific value of
embryonic stem cell research is one more tragic misstep.
- Lois Capps

A tragic situation exists precisely when virtue does
not triumph but when it is still felt that man is nobler
than the forces which destroy him.
- George Orwell

The more the history of the World War and what led up to it is studied,
the more clearly those tragic years become revealed
as a vast collapse of civilization.
- Arthur Henderson

I think it's a question which particularly arises over women writers:
whether it's better to have a happy life or a good supply of tragic plots.
- Wendy Cope

That freedom can never be attained by a nation without
suffering and sacrifice has been amply borne out by
the recent tragic happenings in this subcontinent.
- Muhammad Ali Jinnah

We have the most crude accounting tools.
It's tragic because our accounts and our national arithmetic
doesn't tell us the things that we need to know.
- Susan George

The whole campaign was a tragic case of mistaken identity.
- George McGovern

If science fiction is the mythology of modern technology,
then its myth is tragic.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

World history is tragic.
- Friedrich Durrenmatt

It is tragic that many in America think of us -
Christians -
as being people who hate others.
- Anne Rice

To politicize a man's tragic death is about as low as you can go,
isn't it?
- Tucker Carlson

Mother Firefly is the kind of character I've always wanted to play.
She's larger than life, terribly tragic,
and capable of a lot of love.
- Leslie Easterbrook

The Greeks said grandly in their tragic phrase,
'Let no one be called happy till his death;' to which I would add,
'Let no one, till his death, be called unhappy.'
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

This tragic brow, these closed eyes,
eyebrows raised and knotted.
- Frederick Leboyer

Life is tragic simply because the earth turns and the
sun inexorably rises and sets,
and one day, for each of us, the sun will go down for the last,
last time.
- James A. Baldwin

AIDS is an absolutely tragic disease.
The argument about AIDS' being some kind of divine retribution is crap.
- Calvin Klein

Ours is essentially a tragic age, so we refuse to take it tragically.
- David Herbert Lawrence

I've had a lot of tragic hairdos and outfits.
- Kylie Minogue

Crowded classrooms and half-day sessions are a tragic
waste of our greatest national resource -
the minds of our children.
- Walt Disney

For a truly religious man nothing is tragic.
- Ludwig Wittgenstein

There is a need to take advantage of the change that
has taken place in the Congo,
however tragic that has been in its coming.
- Paul Kagame

I am always a beginner.
I only try to include different parts of life;
the pastoral,
the tragic, et cetera.
- Ian Hamilton Finlay

Maybe John Kerry does not know - but I am happy to explain it to him -
that my commitment to withdraw the troops goes back before the tragic,
dramatic terrorist attack.
- Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero

The utter helplessness of a conquered people is perhaps
the most tragic feature of a civil war or any other sort of war.
- Rebecca Latimer Felton


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