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Desmond Morris Quotes

Clearly, then, the city is not a concrete jungle, it is a human zoo.
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#English Scientist

We never stop investigating. We are never satisfied that we know enough to get by. Every question we answer leads on to another question. This has become the greatest survival trick of our species.
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#Curiosity

Biologically speaking, if something bites you it's more likely to be female.
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The city is not a concrete jungle, it is a human zoo.
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Life is like a very short visit to a toyshop between birth and death
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#Birth

I viewed my fellow man not as a fallen angel, but as a risen ape
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#Angels

We are, to put it mildly, in a mess, and there is a strong chance that we shall have exterminated ourselves by the end of the century. Our only consolation will have to be that, as a species, we have had an exciting term of office.
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#Humankind

This unusual and highly successful species spends a great deal of time examining his higher motives and an equal amount of time ignoring his fundamental ones.
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#English Scientist

No matter how old we become, we can still call them "Holy Mother" and "Father" and put a child-like trust in them
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#Mother And Father

Artists like cats; soldiers like dogs.
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#English Scientist

I viewed my fellow man not as a fallen angel, but as a risen ape.
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#English Scientist

Life is like a very short visit to a toyshop between birth and death.
Desmond Morris Permalink
#English Scientist

No matter how old we become, we can still call them "Holy Mother" and "Father" and put a child-like trust in them.
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#English Scientist