I have no friends. The more you learn about the dignity of the gorilla, the more you want to avoid people.
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.
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.'
The extraordinary gentleness of the adult male with his young dispels all the King Kong mythology.
I feel more comfortable with gorillas than people. I can anticipate what a gorilla's going to do, and they're purely motivated.