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All we need, really, is a change from a near frigid to a tropical attitude of mind.

All we need, really, is a change from a near frigid to a tropical attitude of mind.

The miracle of light pours over the green and brown expanse of saw grass and of water, shining and slowly moving, the grass and water that is the meaning and the central fact of the Everglades. It is a river of grass. ---->>>

The problem of the environment is the extension of good housekeeping of the thinking woman. ---->>>

You have to stand up for some things in this world. ---->>>

There is always the need to carry on. ---->>>

There are no other Everglades in the world. They are, they have always been, one of the unique regions of the earth; remote, never wholly known. Nothing anywhere else is like them. ---->>>

Sometimes, I tell them more than they wanted to know. ---->>>

Child welfare ought really to cover all sorts of topics, such as better water and sanitation and good roads, and clean streets and public parks and playgrounds. ---->>>

I'm just a tough old woman. ---->>>

They are unique in the simplicity, the diversity, the related harmony of the forms of life that they enclose. ---->>>

Conservation is now a dead word. ---->>>

To be a friend of the Everglades is not necessarily to spend time wandering around out there. ---->>>

I take advantage of every thing I can - age, hair, disability - because my cause is just. ---->>>

No matter how poor my eyes are I can still talk. ---->>>

Since 1972, I've been going around making speeches on the Everglades. ---->>>

The wealth of south Florida, but even more important, the meaning and significance of south Florida lies in the black muck of the Everglades and the inevitable development of this country to be the great tropic agricultural center of the world. ---->>>

Whoever wants me to talk, I'll come over and tell them about the necessity of preserving the Everglades. ---->>>

I feel greatly at fault in not having made a loud public protest about Belle Glade before this. ---->>>

I wanted to go to a good college, and my mind was set on Wellesley. ---->>>

I'll talk about the Everglades at the drop of a hat. ---->>>

It's a little bit late in the day for men to object that women are getting outside their proper sphere. ---->>>

You can't conserve what you haven't got. ---->>>

No one is satisfied with their life's work. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: April 7, 1890
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Die: 05-14, 1998
Occupation: Journalist
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Marjory Stoneman Douglas (April 7, 1890 – May 14, 1998) was an American journalist, writer, feminist, and environmentalist known for her staunch defense of the Everglades against efforts to drain it and reclaim land for development. Moving to Miami as a young woman to work for The Miami Herald, Douglas became a freelance writer, producing over a hundred short stories that were published in popular magazines (wikipedia)