The man who kills the animals today is the man who kills the people who get in his way tomorrow.

-Dian Fossey
Dian Fossey

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

Dian Fossey
When you realize the value of all life, you dwell on what is past and concentrate more on the preservation of the future.
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
Gorillas are almost altruistic in nature. There's very little if any 'me-itis.' When I get back to civilization I'm always appalled by 'me, me, me.'
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
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

When you realize the value of all life, you dwell less on what is past and concentrate more on the preservation of the future.

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