Jane Goodall – Women tend to be more…

Women tend to be more intuitive, or to admit to being intuitive, and maybe the…


“Women tend to be more intuitive, or to admit to being intuitive, and maybe the hard science approach isn’t so attractive. The way that science is taught is very cold. I would never have become a scientist if I had been taught like that.”
-Jane Goodall

Jane Goodall – When I look back over…

When I look back over my life it’s almost as if there was a plan…


“When I look back over my life it’s almost as if there was a plan laid out for me – from the little girl who was so passionate about animals who longed to go to Africa and whose family couldn’t afford to put her through college. Everyone laughed at my dreams. I was supposed to be a secretary in Bournemouth.”
-Jane Goodall

Jane Goodall – But does that mean that…

But does that mean that war and violence are inevitable? I would argue not because…


“But does that mean that war and violence are inevitable? I would argue not because we have also evolved this amazingly sophisticated intellect, and we are capable of controlling our innate behavior a lot of the time.”
-Jane Goodall

Jane Goodall – War had always seemed to…

War had always seemed to me to be a purely human behavior. Accounts of warlike…


“War had always seemed to me to be a purely human behavior. Accounts of warlike behavior date back to the very first written records of human history it seemed to be an almost universal characteristic of human groups.”
-Jane Goodall

Jane Goodall – My family has very strong…

My family has very strong women. My mother never laughed at my dream of Africa…


“My family has very strong women. My mother never laughed at my dream of Africa, even though everyone else did because we didn’t have any money, because Africa was the ‘dark continent’, and because I was a girl.”
-Jane Goodall

Jane Goodall – I thought my life was…

I thought my life was mapped out. Research, living in the forest, teaching and writing…


“I thought my life was mapped out. Research, living in the forest, teaching and writing. But in ’86 I went to a conference and realised the chimpanzees were disappearing. I had worldwide recognition and a gift of communication. I had to use them.”
-Jane Goodall