What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.
One thing I had learned from watching chimpanzees with their infants is that having a child should be fun.
We have so far to go to realize our human potential for compassion, altruism, and love.
If we kill off the wild, then we are killing a part of our souls.
Change happens by listening and then starting a dialogue with the people who are doing something you don't believe is right.
We can't leave people in abject poverty, so we need to raise the standard of living for 80% of the world's people, while bringing it down considerably for the 20% who are destroying our natural resources.
My mission is to create a world where we can live in harmony with nature. And can I do that alone? No. So there is a whole army of youth that can do it. So I suppose my mission is to reach as many of those young people as I can through my own efforts.
So this is my effort to bring back the hope that we must have if we are to change direction.... I think to be fully human, we need to have meaning in our lives, and that's what I am trying to help these young people to find.
The long hours spent with them in the forest have enriched my life beyond measure. What I have learned from them has shaped my understanding of human behavior, of our place in nature.
As a small child in England, I had this dream of going to Africa. We didn't have any money and I was a girl, so everyone except my mother laughed at it. When I left school, there was no money for me to go to university, so I went to secretarial college and got a job.
Lasting change is a series of compromises. And compromise is all right, as long your values don't change.
Only if we understand can we care. Only if we care will we help. Only if we help shall they be saved.
But let us not forget that human love and compassion are equally deeply rooted in our primate heritage, and in this sphere too our sensibilities are of a higher order of magnitude than those of chimpanzees.
Just remember--if you are really and truly determined to work with animals, somehow, either now or later, you will find a way to do it. But you have to want it desperately, work hard, take advantage of an opportunity--and never give up.
Especially now when views are becoming more polarized, we must work to understand each other across political, religious and national boundaries.