Jacques-Yves Cousteau citáty
Datum narození: 11. červen 1910
Datum úmrtí: 25. červen 1997
Jacques-Yves Cousteau [žak ív kustó] byl francouzský námořní důstojník, oceánograf a vynálezce, ochránce přírody, fotograf a filmař zabývající se výzkumem, ochranou a popularizací života moří a oceánů.
Citáty Jacques-Yves Cousteau
„To restate an old law - when a man bites a fish, that's good, but when a fish bites a man, that's bad. This is one way of saying it's all right if man kills an animal, but if an animal attacks man, the act is reprehensible. The animal is labelled "killer," something to be feared, hated, shunned, punished, even killed by man.
How dangerous are those sea animals with bad reputations? A few actually kill. A few maim. Some are poisonous when eaten by man. Most sting, stab, or poison and cause mild to severe discomfort to man. Yet man is one of the larger beings that sea creatures encounter, and these poisons usually can't kill him. Very often these poisons are used defensively against predators and offensively in food gathering.
There are a few animals that have won themselves a bad reputation even though they have little or no effect on man. They have won their rating through man's interpretation of their attitude towards lower animals. These animals have been seen feeding in what appears to be a savage manner. But this behavior may perhaps be comparable to a man tearing the flesh off a chicken leg with his teeth.“
— Jacques-Yves Cousteau, The Ocean World
„I swam across the rocks and compared myself favorably with the sars. To swim fishlike, horizontally, was the logical method in a medium eight hundred times denser than air. To halt and hang attached to nothing, no lines or air pipe to the surface, was a dream. At night I had often had visions of flying by extending my arms as wings. Now I flew without wings. (Since that first aqualung flight, I have never had a dream of flying.)“
— Jacques-Yves Cousteau, The Silent World