Peter Benchley short quotes

If man doesn't learn to treat the oceans and the rain forest with respect, man will become extinct.

If man doesn't learn to treat the oceans and the rain forest with respect, man will become extinct.

Without sharks, you take away the apex predator of the ocean, and you destroy the entire food chain.

Without sharks, you take away the apex predator of the ocean, and you destroy the entire food chain.

I hope that 'Jaws' will have brought sharks into the public interest at a time when we desperately need to reevaluate our care for the environment. ---->>>

Without the oceans there would be no life on Earth.

Without the oceans there would be no life on Earth.

I guess I'm a hopeful optimist, because to be a pessimist is to be suicidal. ---->>>

I believe implicitly that every young man in the world is fascinated with either sharks or dinosaurs. ---->>>

I dive as much as I can. ---->>>

Fascinations breeds preparedness, and preparedness, survival. ---->>>

I don't believe in blaming inanimate objects for anything. ---->>>

Sharks don't target human beings, and they certainly don't hold grudges. ---->>>

We provoke a shark every time we enter the water where sharks happen to be, for we forget: The ocean is not our territory - it's theirs. ---->>>

I read very widely, both non-fiction and fiction, so I don't think there's a single writer who influences me. ---->>>

Reputations rise and fall almost as regularly as the tides. ---->>>

Twenty-five years ago nobody knew much about white sharks. ---->>>

Almost any shark, three or four feet long, could kill a human being if it chose to do it. It could make you bleed to death. But they don't.

Almost any shark, three or four feet long, could kill a human being if it chose to do it. It could make you bleed to death. But they don't.

I don't think there's such a thing as an unprovoked shark attack. ---->>>

If you're young and wild, you tend to believe your clippings. One day you're Hemingway. The next day you're nothing. ---->>>

We do not just fear our predators, we are transfixed by them. We are prone to weave stories and fables and chat endlessly about them. ---->>>

We should be afraid of sharks half as much as sharks should be afraid of us. ---->>>

Writing is sweat and drudgery most of the time. And you have to love it in order to endure the solitude and the discipline. ---->>>

I'm a babe in the woods when it comes to the Internet. ---->>>

I've never been hurt by a sea creature, except for jellyfish and sea urchins. ---->>>

Everything I've written is based on something that has happened to me or something that I know a great deal about. ---->>>

Ideas for stories come to me based on my life, so who knows? If somebody sends me to become an astronaut, that's what I'll end up writing. ---->>>

It's hard to care deeply for something that might turn on you and eat you. ---->>>

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