I believe that life should be lived so vividly and so intensely that thoughts of another life, or of a longer life, are not necessary.
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.
I feel greatly at fault in not having made a loud public protest about Belle Glade before this.
You can't conserve what you haven't got.
I take advantage of every thing I can - age, hair, disability - because my cause is just.
The hardest thing is to tell the truth about oneself. One doesn't like to remember unpleasant details, but forgetting them makes one's life seem disorganized.
They are unique in the simplicity, the diversity, the related harmony of the forms of life that they enclose.
Since 1972, I've been going around making speeches on the Everglades.
I'll talk about the Everglades at the drop of a hat.
Whoever wants me to talk, I'll come over and tell them about the necessity of preserving the Everglades.
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.
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.
To be a friend of the Everglades is not necessarily to spend time wandering around out there.
The problem of the environment is the extension of good housekeeping of the thinking woman.
I'm just a tough old woman.
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.
All we need, really, is a change from a near frigid to a tropical attitude of mind.