10 Total Quotes

Jacques Cousteau Quotes

If we go on the way we have, the fault is our greed [and] if we are not willing [to change], we will disappear from the face of the globe, to be replaced by the insect.
Jacques Cousteau
#Earth

What is a scientist after all? It is a curious man looking through a keyhole, the keyhole of nature, trying to know what's going on.
Jacques Cousteau
#Man

We must plant the sea and herd its animals using the sea as farmers instead of hunters. That is what civilization is all about - farming replacing hunting.
Jacques Cousteau
#Animals

Buoyed by water, he can fly in any direction-up, down, sideways-by merely flipping his hand. Under water, man becomes an archangel.
Jacques Cousteau
#Direction

From birth, man carries the weight of gravity on his shoulders. He is bolted to earth. But man has only to sink beneath the surface and he is free.
Jacques Cousteau
#Birth

When one man, for whatever reason, has the opportunity to lead an extraordinary life, he has no right to keep it to himself.
Jacques Cousteau
#Life

Every morning I wake up saying, I'm still alive; a miracle. And so I keep on pushing.
Jacques Cousteau
#Life

If we were logical, the future would be bleak, indeed. But we are more than logical. We are human beings, and we have faith, and we have hope, and we can work.
Jacques Cousteau
#Future

I am not a scientist. I am, rather, an impresario of scientists.
Jacques Cousteau
#Scientists

Man, of all the animals, is probably the only one to regard himself as a great delicacy.
Jacques Cousteau
#Animals