Top 10 Quotes by Dian Fossey

Dian Fossey

I feel more comfortable with gorillas than people. I can anticipate what a gorilla's going to do, and they're purely motivated.

Dian Fossey
I have no friends. The more you learn about the dignity of the gorilla, the more you want to avoid people.
Dian Fossey

One of the basic steps in saving a threatened species is to learn more about it: its diet, its mating and reproductive processes, its range patterns, its social behavior.

Dian Fossey
Active conservation [of gorillas] involves simply going out into the forest, on foot, day after day after day, attempting to capture poachers, killing-regretfully-poacher dogs, which spread rabies within the park, and cutting down traps.
Dian Fossey

The more you learn about the dignity of the gorilla, the more you want to avoid people. Dian Fosse

Dian Fossey
Gorillas are the largest of the great apes. A mature male may be six feet tall and weigh 400 pounds or more; his enormous arms can span eight feet.
Dian Fossey

[About gorillas] You take these fine, regal animals. How many (human) fathers have the same sense of paternity? How many human mothers are more caring? The family structure is unbelievably strong.

Dian Fossey
I have no friends.
Dian Fossey

I had a wonderful contact, especially with Uncle Bert who was an angel and led the whole group over to my side of a steep ravine I could not cross to get over to them

Dian Fossey
The extraordinary gentleness of the adult male with his young dispels all the King Kong mythology.