Graham Hawkes - Quotes

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Everyone loves to fly, and flying underwater is even better than flying in air because there are things around you. ---->>>

If you go back to the early days of aviation, the guys designing it built it, and then they got in it and flew it. I mean, who does that anymore? ---->>>

Space exploration promised us alien life, lucrative planetary mining, and fabulous lunar colonies. News flash, ladies and gents: Space is nearly empty. It's a sterile vacuum, filled mostly with the junk we put up there. ---->>>

Pressure hulls collapse at the speed of sound. Once that starts, you're inside your own little imploding atomic bomb, and you're gone. ---->>>

There's something just magical about flight. Period. ---->>>

I think the future of this planet depends on humans, not technology, and we already have the knowledge - we're kind of at the endgame with knowledge. But we're nowhere near the endgame when it comes to our perception. We still have one foot in the dark ages. ---->>>

Movies like 'The Abyss' and 'Jaws' make people think the ocean is threatening. It's not. It's very tranquil. ---->>>

The Deep Flight Challenger technology is a game-changer for ocean exploration. ---->>>

The ocean is this beautiful, unexplored place. Why on Earth everyone isn't down there, I don't know. ---->>>

Scientists are always the ones who head into the ocean, but I want to take writers and politicians, people who can convey the beauty that is there and perhaps do something to take care of it. ---->>>

One time on a dive, I wound up drifting up in darkness surrounded by billions of photoluminescent creatures. It was a religious experience, one only a poet could do justice to. ---->>>

The bulk of life on Earth lives in a peaceful place where the temperature is stable. There's hunting going on, but it's very civilized, like a slow ballet. ---->>>

I don't have to be smarter than anybody else. I've just plain worked harder and longer than anybody else. ---->>>

'Earth' is a silly name for this planet. ---->>>

I grew up before computers. Computers are changing things, not all for the good. ---->>>

Science is about filling in the details. ---->>>

The crazy thing is we live on an ocean planet - nobody gets that yet. ---->>>

With the super-wealthy, I think what a lot of them want isn't things, it's experiences. Preferably ones that few people can have. ---->>>

If you build a Model T and you can see the Camry, you don't spend time tinkering with the T; you go straight to the next thing. Once you build the Camry, you can see the Ferrari, so you go straight to that. ---->>>


Nationality: English
Born: 12-23, 1947
Occupation: Designer

Graham Hawkes (born 23 December 1947) is a London-born marine engineer and submarine designer. Through the 1980s and 1990s, Hawkes designed 70% of the manned submersibles produced in those two decades. As late as 2007, he held the world solo dive record of 910 metres (2,990 ft) in the submarine Deep Rover (wikipedia)