David Attenborough Quote to encourage people to look after the planet

The power of words! Everyone loves a good quote, right?

Well, I must say I’ve rather enjoyed taking part in a ‘‘3 Day Quote Challenge’ with choosing a new quote to share each day and explaining my reasons for choosing it. I love to have fun with words, I love sharing and I love encouraging others – the perfect challenge for me! 😉

As today 22nd April is World Earth Day’ I felt it appropriate to choose a quote from ‘Mr all things nature’ himself, Sir David Attenborough:

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David Attenborough Quote to encourage people to look after the planet!

I chose this quote as I feel it hits home the important message of not sitting back thinking that things are not our problem and that we can’t do anything about the state of the world now and for the future – not only for the environment but for ourselves and our loved ones!

As humans, some find it easy to turn their backs on things that don’t necessarily concern them or affect them in a big enough way to provoke them to get involved, research or make changes.

We only have to look at the state of the world, pollution, wildlife, tree population etc to see the results of human inaction or incorrect repeated action.

I look at the state of my own UK Government and see them inhumanly deporting people from the ‘Windrush Generation’, taking school meals away from children, making it almost impossible to get disability benefits unless you can’t move at all, room caps on housing benefit, the cut to ESA, the increase of knife crime amongst our youth, failing to give unbiased treatment to certain sectors of society like the poor, old, disabled, non-white etc.

My list could go on and I’m sure you could do the same about where you are from in the world too…

HOWEVER, we do have choices to make daily and decisions to make that can help people, places, animals and most of all our future generations! If we can’t help out of human kindness and collective love, then let it be solely for selfish reasons such as doing the best for our own children and our own families – that reason is as good as any to make changes!

Sir david attenborough quote for world earth day and day 3 of the 3 day quote challenge by Helen's Journey Blog
Gotta love Sir David & all his nature programmes – nice memories of watching them with my Dad growing up ❤

So there you have it my last quote for the ‘3 Day Quote Challenge’ – I’m glad you have enjoyed it as much as I have!

Here are the links to click for reading the other chosen quotes:



Here are the challenge ‘Rules’ if you’d like to take part in the challenge yourself:

  • Thank the person who nominated you & link to their blog.
  • Post a quote for three consecutive days (1 quote for each day).
  • Share why this quote appeals so much to you.
  • Nominate 3 different bloggers for each day.

Thanks again Shannon from the blog MSnubutterflies for the nomination.

Have fun reading and sharing quotes everyone! 👌👍☺✍

Wondering just what is World Earth Day, come and read my blog post all about it by clicking the blog title below:

‘WORLD EARTH DAY’ – What is it & how can I join in by making changes to my plastic use?

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7 thoughts on “David Attenborough Quote to encourage people to look after the planet

  1. I love that Sir David Attenborough is using his influence in such a positive way. He’s someone that everyone can look up to because there’s no hidden agenda or political bias. You’ve chosen the perfect quote for the day, thank you for sharing!

    Lisa |

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    1. Thank you Lisa.
      Very true, his only loyalty is to nature rather than political party etc.
      Let’s hope the rest of the world who don’t yet follow his tune will open their ears… 😉


  2. Thank you for sharing this quote! It really gets to me and it’s heartbreaking to just imagine if animals went into extinction due to the loss of their habitats 💔 I really hope that everyone in the world can contribute in making the Earth a green place to live in 💫

    Tyas |


    1. Hi Tyas, thanks so much for you comment & I echo your thoughts and hopes for the world. this quote I think hits home the bad possibilities for the future, to gear us for change in the present! Here’s hoping… 🙂

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