Jane Goodall quotes

Born
Valerie Jane Morris-Goodall 3 April 1934 London, England.

Occupation
Primatologist and anthropologist.

Jane Goodallis a British primatologist and anthropologist. Considered to be the world’s foremost expert on chimpanzees, Goodall is best known for her over 55-year study of social and family interactions of wild chimpanzees since she first went to Gombe Stream National Park, Tanzania in 1960.

I think the most important thing is to keep active and to hope that your mind stays active.
– Jane Goodall
Most Africans don’t get to see these wild animals at all. Once they see and learn about them, they are much more likely to become involved in protecting the environment.
– Jane Goodall
What makes us human, I think, is an ability to ask questions, a consequence of our sophisticated spoken language.
– Jane Goodall
I’ve watched a lot of people who became famous who completely change and I think it’s because they tend to believe all the hype that’s out there. I don’t think there’s that much hype about me.
– Jane Goodall
I don’t think that faith, whatever you’re being faithful about, really can be scientifically explained. And I don’t want to explain this whole life business through truth, science. There’s so much mystery. There’s so much awe.
– Jane Goodall
When you meet chimps you meet individual personalities. When a baby chimp looks at you it’s just like a human baby. We have a responsibility to them.
– Jane Goodall
My family has very strong women. My mother never laughed at my dream of Africa, even though everyone else did because we didn’t have any money, because Africa was the ‘dark continent’, and because I was a girl.
– Jane Goodall
Certainly, if you look at human behavior around the world, you have to admit that we can be very aggressive.
– Jane Goodall
I’m highly political. I spend an awful lot of time in the U.S. trying to influence decision-makers. But I don’t feel in tune with British politics.
– Jane Goodall
I’m always pushing for human responsibility. Given that chimpanzees and many other animals are sentient and sapient, then we should treat them with respect.
– Jane Goodall
My mother always taught us that if people don’t agree with you, the important thing is to listen to them. But if you’ve listened to them carefully and you still think that you’re right, then you must have the courage of your convictions.
– Jane Goodall
We can’t leave people in abject poverty, so we need to raise the standard of living for 80% of the world’s people, while bringing it down considerably for the 20% who are destroying our natural resources.
– Jane Goodall
You cannot share your life with a dog, as I had done in Bournemouth, or a cat, and not know perfectly well that animals have personalities and minds and feelings.
– Jane Goodall
From my perspective, I absolutely believe in a greater spiritual power, far greater than I am, from which I have derived strength in moments of sadness or fear. That’s what I believe, and it was very, very strong in the forest.
– Jane Goodall
It was because the chimps are so eye-catching, so like us and teach us so much that my work was recognised worldwide.
– Jane Goodall
I got my love of animals from the Dr. Doolittle books and my love of Africa from the Tarzan novels. I remember my mum taking me to the first Tarzan film, which starred Johnny Weissmuller, and bursting into tears. It wasn’t what I had imagined at all.
– Jane Goodall
Change happens by listening and then starting a dialogue with the people who are doing something you don’t believe is right.
– Jane Goodall
Words can be said in bitterness and anger, and often there seems to be an element of truth in the nastiness. And words don’t go away, they just echo around.
– Jane Goodall
I like some animals more than some people, some people more than some animals.
– Jane Goodall