Whales Quotes

We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Whales Quotes from Richard Dawkins, Wavy Gravy, Paul McCartney, Pierce Brosnan, Richard Preston. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.

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If I say that I am more interested in preventing the slaughter of large whales than I am in improving housing conditions for people, I am likely to shock some of my friends.
Richard Dawkins
Well, this week for example, I was just in Los Angeles making a documentary for German television on whales. They had tried to get me in England where they missed me.
Wavy Gravy
It’s time to end the cruel slaughter of whales and leave these magnificent creatures alone.
Paul McCartney
When it comes to whaling, Iceland is an international outlaw. Years of global negotiations and declarations have failed utterly to end its illegal slaughter of whales. It’s time to send Iceland a message it can’t ignore: trade sanctions.
Pierce Brosnan
The redwoods you can see in Muir Woods are nothing like the redwood titans that stand in the rainforest valleys of the North Coast, closer to Oregon. These are the dreadnoughts of trees, the blue whales of the plant kingdom.
Richard Preston
There are a number of things everyone can do to help protect whales.
Jim Murphy
The real threat to whales is whaling, which has endangered many whale species.
Dave Barry
I’ve seen whales calving in the waters off Maui, and I’ve watched my children being born. But music is the most beautiful thing of all.
Steven Tyler
Ten percent of the big fish still remain. There are still some blue whales. There are still some krill in Antarctica. There are a few oysters in Chesapeake Bay. Half the coral reefs are still in pretty good shape, a jeweled belt around the middle of the planet. There’s still time, but not a lot, to turn things around.
Sylvia Earle
Whales are killed today to supply the limited demand for whale meat or to be used in pet foods or as fodder for fur-bearing animals used in the fur trade.
Paul Watson
Ships are expendable; the whales are not.
Paul Watson
Most whale photos you see show whales in this beautiful blue water – it’s almost like space.
Brian Skerry
It is from the progeny of this parent cell that we all take our looks; we still share genes around, and the resemblance of the enzymes of grasses to those of whales is in fact a family resemblance.
Lewis Thomas
I’ve been diving for about 30 years, and I can honestly say that I’ve had some amazing encounters with sharks, squids, and other whales. But the encounter with the right whales in the Auckland Islands was probably the best thing I’ve ever done. It was just that amazing.
Brian Skerry
I don’t see the point in making a distinction between natives having more of a right to kill whales than nonnative people.
Paul Watson
By the end of the 20th century, up to 90 percent of the sharks, tuna, swordfish, marlins, groupers, turtles, whales, and many other large creatures that prospered in the Gulf for millions of years had been depleted by overfishing.
Sylvia Earle
How many whales do we really need? I figure five. One for each ocean.
Denis Leary
We owe it to our children to be better stewards of the environment. The alternative? – a world without whales. It’s too terrible to imagine.
Pierce Brosnan
The film ‘The Cove’ made people aware of the Japanese slaughter of whales.
Paul Watson
I love all animals. I have a fascination with fish, birds, whales – sentient life – insects, reptiles.
Nicolas Cage
Whales and dolphins have extraordinary hearing and the ability to communicate in widely varying voices.
Tatiana Schlossberg
My clients are the whales and the seals.
Paul Watson
They are a fairly aggressive conservation organization that was started to protect the great whales particularly, but in general all marine life around the world. So those are the people I’m trying to attach my name to.
Richard Dean Anderson
The very first Walnut Whales recording was recorded just a few weeks after I had started singing, out of the blue, started singing. And the voice, you can hear how uncomfortable I am with it, and how terrified I am with it.
Joanna Newsom
Humpback whales – which can be as long as 60 feet, weigh as much as 40 tons and can live for 50 years – are found in all of the world’s oceans.
Tatiana Schlossberg
Despite humans killing off whales as much as they could, give it time and they come back. If we give nature a chance, it will regenerate.
Severn Cullis-Suzuki
In ‘Deadliest Catch,’ we have men in ships in rough seas catching crabs. With ‘Whale Wars,’ we have men and women from a dozen different nations going out to sea in rough weather to help save the whales. We also have icebergs, whales, penguins, and dramatic ship-to-ship confrontations.
Paul Watson
There’s less mystery in the sea than there is in fresh water. If you look at television there’s lots of documentaries on whales, on coral reefs, the deep oceanic trenches. There’s loads of stuff. But as soon as you look for anything about fresh water, the information is very sketchy.
Jeremy Wade
Our planet is dying. Whales will be extinct before we ever get to know them. They say these creatures are so intelligent. They may disappear from the face of the Earth before we know them, and that is a great tragedy.
Loretta Swit
It had an enormous impact to the point of the United Nations passing a resolution against the killing and hunting of these whales as they are an endangered species. This was a documentary on the plight of the whales.
Wavy Gravy
I have been honoured to serve the whales, dolphins, seals – and all the other creatures on this Earth. Their beauty, intelligence, strength, and spirit have inspired me.
Paul Watson
If you were to make little fishes talk, they would talk like whales.
Oliver Goldsmith
New England waters are some of my favorite – they are some of the richest waters because they are temperate waters and nutrient-rich, and therefore provide food for so many animals, from giant whales to sharks to everything else.
Brian Skerry
When it comes to brains, size matters. It’s not all that matters, of course. Whales and dolphins have brains that are larger than humans’, but few of the flippered and fluked set win tenure at Stanford. Our brains are the largest in proportion to body size, and they’re also highly sophisticated.
Seth Shostak
The fidelity question is difficult for me. Society has made us believe we’re supposed to be monogamous when we’re not killer whales, or whatever the monogamous species is.
Rachel Hunter
I’ve heard people say, ‘Why do you have to do a show that’s called ‘Black Girls Rock’?’ or ‘Why is there an expression called ‘black girl magic’?’ You know, when you say, ‘Save the dolphins,’ you don’t mean, ‘I don’t like whales.’ That’s just not the way it works!
Tracee Ellis Ross
I’m concerned about the ocean and the environment. And I love whales.
Mayim Bialik
Environmental activists in the rough Antarctic seas have launched a new tool in the fight to stop a Japanese operation to kill hundreds of whales: remote-controlled drones.
Jonathan Franklin
Cultures have long heard wisdom in non-human voices: Apollo, god of music, medicine and knowledge, came to Delphi in the form of a dolphin. But dolphins, which fill the oceans with blipping and chirping, and whales, which mew and caw in ultramarine jazz – a true rhapsody in blue – are hunted to the edge of silence.
Jay Griffiths
People travel and hunt on the sea ice – in Alaska, they hunt in skin boats for bowhead whales; in Greenland, they hunt with dogsleds. The ice is their highway. The ice is also the ecosystem in which marine mammals and terrestrial animals such as polar bears exist.
Gretel Ehrlich
Shamu the killer whale is Sea World’s Mickey Mouse; whales named Shamu are the star attractions of three parks and the focus of their marketing efforts.
Nina Easton
I write many essays on whales. I love whales, especially orcas. And dolphins.
Millie Bobby Brown
I typically shoot underwater with my regular camera in an underwater housing, and then I usually have two big strobes that I use to light. But with whales, you’re not going to be able to really light a 45-foot subject. Your strobes are only effective for maybe five or six feet underwater.
Brian Skerry
I really am part whale. I want to do a movie like ‘The Incredible Mr. Limpet’ and join a family of whales.
John Pinette