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
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
It was their individuality combined with the shyness of their behavior that remained the most captivating impression of this first encounter with the greatest of the great apes.
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
I had this great urge... I had it the day I was born. Some may call it destiny. My parents and friends called it dismaying.
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
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

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

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