Top 728 Natural Quotes

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“I think I have a natural hitting ability.”

― AB de Villiers

“Man may be considered as having a twofold origin – natural, which is common and the same to all – patronymic, which belongs to the various families of which the whole human race is composed.”

― Adam Clarke

“I grew up cursing a lot. It felt natural. My parents told me to stop.”

― Adam Sandler

“It is very natural for a couple in love to be physically intimate.”

― Aditi Rao Hydari

“The electronic spectrum is the only natural resource in which there’s no such thing as private property rights. You can’t own a piece of the spectrum.”

― Adrian Cronauer

“I am obsessed with Green Tidings deodorant – it’s this natural deodorant.”

― Adrienne C. Moore

“Many scholars are not used to perceiving natural knowledge expressed in mythological language. If the study of fossils was not mentioned by Aristotle or Thucydides, and it wasn’t, then it just didn’t exist for many classicists and ancient historians.”

― Adrienne Mayor

“We have learned to live with unholiness and have come to look upon it as the natural and expected thing.”

― Aiden Wilson Tozer

“Kids are natural scientists.”

― Alan Alda

“There’s a natural human compulsion to chase after freedom and then to actually hand it over as fast as possible and get away from it.”

― Alan Taylor

“And although our bodies are bounded with skin, and we can differentiate between outside and inside, they cannot exist except in a certain kind of natural environment.”

― Alan Watts

“That we are not much sicker and much madder than we are is due exclusively to that most blessed and blessing of all natural graces, sleep.”

― Aldous Huxley

“To conquer nature is, in effect, to remove all natural barriers and human norms and to substitute artificial, fabricated equivalents for natural processes.”

― Alex Campbell

“Identifying and overcoming natural fear is one of the pleasing struggles intrinsic to climbing.”

― Alex Lowe

“If we have authentic, honest, earthy materials in our houses, we’ll be more authentic, honest and natural.”

― Alexandra Stoddard

“Mid-morning is a good time for selfies because of the natural light.”

― Alexis Ren

“The guiding motto in the life of every natural philosopher should be, seek simplicity and distrust it.”

― Alfred North Whitehead

“It has been generally the custom of writers on natural history to take the habits and instincts of animals as the fixed point, and to consider their structure and organization as specially adapted to be in accordance with them.”

― Alfred Russel Wallace

“This submission is a restraint of liberty, but could be of no effect as to the good intended, unless it were general; nor general, unless it were natural.”

― Algernon Sidney

“Northern Iraq has become, economically, a natural extension of Turkey.”

― Ali Babacan

“It is natural to want to have a future.”

― Alice Walker

“It’s totally natural to me to be vegan.”

― Alissa White-Gluz

“It’s an acting job – acting natural.”

― Alistair Cooke

“I’m pretty relaxed with my skincare. I really like two brands: Tata Harper and Ren, which is a natural skincare line. I use lotions, and I use Dove soap.”

― Amanda Hearst

“I’ve been working a lot on my lateral movement, and angles – it’s coming natural to me now – and on different techniques, keeping my hands right.”

― Amir Khan

“I’m not a natural born performer.”

― Amy Winehouse

“The girls in ‘Downton Abbey’ do what they do so well, which is make it so natural despite the fact that you’re living within these constraints and taking so much from the research aspect of it.”

― Anastasia Griffith

“Fatherhood is a very natural thing; it’s not something that shakes up my life but rather it enriches it.”

― Andrea Bocelli

“Ideas percolate. Through natural selection, the best ones survive.”

― Andrew Lo

“If left-wing extremism continues to flourish in parts which have natural resources of minerals, the climate for investment would certainly be affected.”

― Anil Agarwal

“As science-fiction was what I read in college, it was natural that I should be tempted to write it. So I did, and continued to do so, even while I was co-authoring mysteries with my husband Evan.”

― Ann Maxwell

“I don’t think most people are all heroic or all villainous, so I find ambiguity of motivations to be a natural human condition.”

― Ann Nocenti

“For a natural look, I just use a little concealer and mascara.”

― Anna Ewers

“Nothing natural can be wholly unworthy.”

― Anna Julia Cooper

“When a patient does get an organ from another person, it comes from a different body. It has different properties, and a person’s natural tendency is to reject that organ.”

― Anthony Atala

“I grew up on a farm, and I had good, natural South Tyrolean food.”

― Armin Zoggeler

“Before the discovery of agriculture mankind was everywhere so divided, the size of each group being determined by the natural fertility of its locality.”

― Arthur Keith

“Such an emphasis on the immanence of God as Creator in, with, and under the natural processes of the world unveiled by the sciences is certainly in accord with all that the sciences have revealed since those debates of the nineteenth century.”

― Arthur Peacocke

“The goal here is to triple the lifespan of human beings. We can’t have triple the natural resources, so we need to be more efficient.”

― Arvind Gupta

“The natural superiority of women is a biological fact, and a socially acknowledged reality.”

― Ashley Montagu

“My goal is to embrace the people, the ‘natural resources’ of Israel, and to build businesses with the creative Israelis.”

― Ashton Kutcher

“Modern life would not be possible if it were not for chemicals, nor would modern natural gas production.”

― Aubrey McClendon

“Natural gas is a feedstock in basically every industrial process.”

― Aubrey McClendon

“Natural gas is the one fuel that we have that’s affordable, it’s scaleable, it can replace coal over time, it can replace imported oil, can create American jobs.”

― Aubrey McClendon

“Bofors was a steelmaker that became a forgings company and then went on to build guns. Companies like Krupp and Thyssen were in steel and forgings before entering defence. There are similar examples in the U.K.; it is a natural progression.”

― Baba Kalyani

“Twitter and those platforms just didn’t feel natural to me.”

― Banks

“I haven’t even had to learn, but it’s just this natural thing to be able to express any emotion I have through the tone of my voice.”

― Banks

“Natural selection, as it has operated in human history, favors not only the clever but the murderous.”

― Barbara Ehrenreich

“Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.”

― Barbara Kingsolver

“I still believe in synergy, but I call it natural law.”

― Barry Diller

“Sin cannot be conceived in a natural state, but only in a civil state, where it is decreed by common consent what is good or bad.”

― Baruch Spinoza

“It is natural that we should always expect an Israeli attack, even when it does not threaten.”

― Bashar al-Assad

“Shakespeare feels very natural to me.”

― Bebe Neuwirth

“I typically don’t wear nail polish, as I like a natural look.”

― Behati Prinsloo

“No collection of people who are all waiting for the same thing are capable of holding a natural conversation. Even if the thing they are waiting for is only a taxi.”

― Ben Elton

“Nobody is actually a natural C.E.O.”

― Ben Horowitz

“Typhoon Haiyan showed the entire world how vulnerable the Philippines as well as other developing countries are to natural disasters.”

― Benigno Aquino III

“In reality, there is, perhaps, no one of our natural passions so hard to subdue as pride.”

― Benjamin Franklin

“The demand for certainty is one which is natural to man, but is nevertheless an intellectual vice.”

― Bertrand Russell

“If sex is such a natural phenomenon, how come there are so many books on how to do it?”

― Bette Midler

“I have natural talent when it comes to batting.”

― Bhuvneshwar Kumar

“Natural hydration is a key factor in any type of sports performance.”

― Bikram Choudhury

“I’m not a natural story-teller. Put a keyboard in front of me and I’m fine, but stand me up in front of an audience and I’m actually quite shy and reserved.”

― Bill Bryson

“Cable made the Food Network possible. It was invented in 1993 by Reese Schoenfeld, a co-founder of CNN, who was convinced that its natural audience was women – millions of them.”

― Bill Buford

“Natural gas is the future. It is here.”

― Bill Richardson

“To this day, with all of these muscle-bound guys, nobody hit the ball further than Mickey Mantle, with his natural strength.”

― Billy Crystal

“And also a lot of Muslims are no more religious then the average Swede. For them it’s natural that human rights come first.”

― Bjorn Ulvaeus

“Custom is our nature. What are our natural principles but principles of custom?”

― Blaise Pascal

“Countries around the world are celebrating new oil and natural gas discoveries that hold the promise of greater prosperity for their citizens.”

― Bob Beauprez

“The Call of Duty Endowment is a natural philanthropic extension of our brand.”

― Bobby Kotick

“The multilevel, the conscious and the unconscious, is natural when I write scripts, when I come up with ideas and stories.”

― Bong Joon-ho

“I’m a natural optimist.”

― Bozoma Saint John

“All I had was natural ability.”

― Branch Rickey

“As a surfer, I am interested in the ocean. And I am concerned and interested in all of these natural and cultural rumblings underfoot as well.”

― Brandon Boyd

“The more natural, the better.”

― Brandy Norwood

“From then on in, me and Sonny started makin’ records. My first records, Sonny was backin’ me up. Sonny wasn’t singin’ natural at the time; he was singin’ falsetto.”

― Brownie McGhee

“It’s always felt natural, because I’m generally very comfortable with people.”

― Bruce Springsteen

“NASA’s myriad failures are in many ways the natural consequence of a catastrophic combination of bureaucracy, monopoly, and a calcifying aversion to the kind of risk necessary for innovation.”

― Burt Rutan

“Any work that is born out of natural serendipity or reverts to simpler times is poignant for people – in any era.”

― Cai Guo-Qiang

“I want a natural burial. Just straight into the ground in a shroud.”

― Caitlin Doughty

“These our great natural rights we keep to ourselves; we will not have them tampered with; respecting them we give to you no commission whatsoever.”

― Caleb Cushing

“The best thing is to look natural, but it takes makeup to look natural.”

― Calvin Klein

“I wash my hair once or twice a week to keep the natural oils.”

― Camila Alves

“I guess I’m just a natural warrior.”

― Camille Paglia

“An asteroid impact is a preventable natural disaster. It’s in part preventable because we have the technology, and it’s in part preventable because it’s predictable.”

― Carrie Nugent

“In the global marketplace, women remain the most untapped natural resource.”

― Cathy Engelbert

“In D.C., I’ve passed amendments to allocate $6.3 million to keep our waterways open for business, $1 million as a down payment on our wetland restoration – our natural storm protection – and $5 million to ensure that drilling permits are reviewed thoroughly and efficiently.”

― Cedric Richmond

“Guys are natural problem solvers – they like to have strategies.”

― Chadwick Boseman

“I wasn’t blessed with the natural ability to rein myself in.”

― Chamath Palihapitiya

“I’m really into natural and organic products.”

― Chanel Iman

“The pure natural scientist is liable to forget that minds exist, and that if it were not for them he could neither know nor act on physical objects.”

― Charles D. Broad

“It should now be clear why the method of Philosophy is so different from that of the natural sciences. Experiments are not made, because they would be utterly useless.”

― Charles D. Broad

“I have called this principle, by which each slight variation, if useful, is preserved, by the term of Natural Selection.”

― Charles Darwin

“Regrets are the natural property of grey hairs.”

― Charles Dickens

“I demonstrated the characteristics of experimental fever. It appears after an incubation period which is never less than five days. It follows the same pattern as natural fever in man, but is of shorter duration and less pronounced.”

― Charles Jules Henry Nicole

“The international community lies at the center of the Obama foreign policy. Unfortunately, it is a fiction. There is no such thing. Different countries have different histories, geographies, necessities, and interests. There’s no natural, inherent, or enduring international community.”

― Charles Krauthammer

“In several sections, both natural in the banks of the Mississippi and its numerous arms, and where artificial canals had been cut, I observed erect stumps of trees, with their roots attached, buried in strata at different heights, one over the other.”

― Charles Lyell

“MIDI made a natural transition to the PC. The MIDI messages that make up a musical composition can be saved as MIDI files, which are collections of MIDI messages with timing information.”

― Charles Petzold

“As is natural with contiguous states having like institutions and like aims of advancement and development, the friendship of the United States and Mexico has been constantly maintained.”

― Chester A. Arthur

“The countries of the American continent and the adjacent islands are for the United States the natural marts of supply and demand.”

― Chester A. Arthur

“I strongly prefer to keep my hair loose and wavy, leaving it as natural as possible.”

― Chiara Ferragni

“I’m kind of intimidated by the big screen – I often keep my performances much smaller and much more natural and subtle.”

― Chloe Sevigny

“In any bureaucracy, there’s a natural tendency to let the system become an excuse for inaction.”

― Chris Fussell

“Part of being conservative is judicious conservation of resources, both man-made and natural.”

― Chris Gibson

“I’m a natural ham. It doesn’t bother me to perform.”

― Chris Isaak

“I didn’t have any natural instincts toward heading. It cost me lots of opportunities to score.”

― Christen Press

“Everyone is aware that most of the built environment today lacks a natural order, an order which presents itself very strongly in places that were built centuries ago.”

― Christopher Alexander

“Onstage I have a natural chutzpa that audiences like. I’m out there.”

― Christopher Walken

“Asmat has natural and cultural treasures that await exploration.”

― Ciputra

“You must become an activist if you are going to live the natural life.”

― Clarissa Pinkola Estes

“A wartime Minister of Information is compelled, in the national interest, to such continuous acts of duplicity that even his natural hair must grow to resemble a wig.”

― Claud Cockburn

“Efficiency innovations are a natural part of the economic cycle, but these are the innovations that streamline process and actually reduce the number of available jobs.”

― Clayton M. Christensen

“I like to think of myself as a natural gardener.”

― Clive Anderson

“Santa Cruz is blessed not only with natural wonders, but also with gifted souls who can fashion nature’s bounty into man-made treasures.”

― Clive Sinclair

“I love to be in Hawaii – everything very natural, and my style reflects that.”

― Colbie Caillat

“The greenhouse effect of carbon-dioxide emissions does produce gentle warming if it is not counteracted by unpredictable natural phenomena, but it cannot be measured directly against the volume of such emissions.”

― Conrad Black

“The greatest natural resource our country has is not oil. It’s not gas. It’s not coal. It’s the genius of our children.”

― Cory Booker

“All people have a natural desire to be needed, to have their importance to others tangibly confirmed.”

― Daisaku Ikeda

“For kids it’s natural to be competitive.”

― Daley Thompson

“Temperamentally I’m not a natural producer, because I don’t have the patience.”

― Damian Lewis

“I’m not a natural performer: I have a natural stage fright.”

― Dan Mintz

“PayPal benefited tremendously from having a close partnership with the eBay marketplace. It was a natural fit at the time.”

― Dan Schulman

“Darwin’s idea of natural selection makes people uncomfortable because it reverses the direction of tradition.”

― Daniel Dennett

“Writers, all the good ones, are Natural Born Liars.”

― Daniel Keys Moran

“The materials of wealth are in the earth, in the seas, and in their natural and unaided productions.”

― Daniel Webster

“We’d been living in the Arkansas Ozarks, then the Missouri Ozarks, because it is so inexpensive and does have natural wonders, but we shuffled things and moved to San Francisco, the corner of Dashiell Hammett and Pine.”

― Daniel Woodrell

“The way that I grew up, we ate very whole, real, natural foods.”

― Darby Stanchfield

“Being in touch with the natural world is crucial.”

― David Attenborough

“Natural history is not about producing fables.”

― David Attenborough

“I’m just not a natural teacher.”

― David Benioff

“Yes, natural is good and healthy, and whole foods are important. However, experimentation is important, too.”

― David Chang

“Being a hippy was the most natural thing in the world to me.”

― David Crosby

“Sending a message on a mobile phone is not the most natural of ways to communicate. The keypad isn’t linguistically sensible.”

― David Crystal

“In environments that are energy-rich but liquid-poor, like near the surface of Titan, natural selection may favor organisms that use their metabolic heat to melt their own watering holes.”

― David Grinspoon

“I’m a natural sceptic.”

― David Hockney

“Beauty, whether moral or natural, is felt, more properly than perceived.”

― David Hume

“Panic is a natural human response to danger, but it’s one that severely compounds the risk.”

― David Ignatius

“Many children are natural fantasists, I think, perhaps because their imaginations have yet to be clobbered into submission by experience.”

― David Mitchell

“What is certain is that plurality and diversity are not, and never can be, a natural ‘byproduct’ of unregulated market forces.”

― David Puttnam

“I’m not super-polite or civil – I try to be civil, but I’m not into Seattle’s niceties, and I’m not hugely wired into Seattle’s natural beauty.”

― David Shields

“It wasn’t my natural inclination to get into writing protest songs.”

― David Sylvian

“There are guys in the game only because of steroids. They couldn’t make it with their natural talent, so they had to enhance themselves. It sucks.”

― David Wells

“Unlike running on a road or concrete, natural surfaces are more forgiving and offer a more varied terrain, ultimately resulting in less repetitive micro-trauma to bones and joints than running on hard pavement does.”

― Dean Karnazes

“They have stolen the public lands. They have grasped all to themselves, and by their unprincipled greed brought a crisis of unparalleled distress on forty millions of people, who have natural resources to feed, clothe and shelter the whole human race.”

― Denis Kearney

“I don’t get nervous anymore. The first couple times I met Roger Federer, or Grigor Dimitrov, I was a little nervous. But now, it’s more natural.”

― Denis Shapovalov

“I had a natural aptitude for wanting to be the centre of attention and a definite skill for annoying people.”

― Derren Brown

“I take hair growth, natural vitamins and sleep on silk pillow cases.”

― Devon Windsor

“Conservation of any endangered species must begin with stringent efforts to protect its natural habitat by the enforcement of rigid legislation against human encroachment into parks and other game sanctuaries.”

― Dian Fossey

“Musicians tend to get bored playing the same thing over and over, so I think it’s natural to experiment.”

― Dimebag Darrell

“I’ve used my femininity and my sexuality as a weapon and a tool… but that’s just natural.”

― Dolly Parton

“A lot of these songs just came from day-to-day experiences. And it was a very natural, kind of organic process.”

― Dolores O’Riordan

“Write in a disciplined manner, but write in a way that is natural to the individual’s thought processes.”

― Donald McKay

“Market segmentation s a natural result of the vast differences among people.”

― Donald Norman

“Poland is quite a mediocre country in some regards. The only natural resource that we have, and with which we can compete, is freedom.”

― Donald Tusk

“I’m really troubled by the prevalence of single-sport specializations. I want my kids to do as many things for as long as they can. Specialization is a natural thing that should come later – it shouldn’t come for 8-year-olds.”

― Douglas Brunt

“Long lives aren’t natural. We forget that senior citizens are as much an invention as toasters or penicillin.”

― Douglas Coupland

“Twinkies are more natural than most TV-interview shows.”

― Douglas Coupland

“I don’t want to see anything natural get hurt.”

― Douglas Tompkins

“And, I wouldn’t consider myself to be a natural pilot; I’ve had to work at it.”

― Duane G. Carey

“I’m a natural puzzle solver.”

― Duncan Jones

“Of course, there is no reconciliation between the theory of evolution by natural selection and the traditional religious view of the origin of the human mind.”

― E. O. Wilson

“Creativity is a natural extension of our enthusiasm.”

― Earl Nightingale

“Natural gas is great for America in so many ways.”

― Ed Rendell

“I was not influenced by composers as much as by natural objects and physical phenomena.”

― Edgard Varese

“It’s important for a striker to play in a position which is natural for him.”

― Edinson Cavani

“The natural world is often bleak, but the language devoted to it is as careful as needlepoint and prophetic as well.”

― Edith Pearlman

“Natural objects, for example, must be experienced before any theorizing about them can occur.”

― Edmund Husserl

“In a few decades of reconstruction, even the mathematical natural sciences, the ancient archetypes of theoretical perfection, have changed habit completely!”

― Edmund Husserl

“The natural enmity between leaver and left is like the absolute, immediate and always shifting hostility between driver and pedestrian.”

― Edmund White

“Disasters are called natural, as if nature were the executioner and not the victim.”

― Eduardo Galeano

“It is only natural that for any statesman at the helm of any government the question of his country’s security should be a concern of the utmost importance.”

― Eisaku Sato

“The supernatural is the natural not yet understood.”

― Elbert Hubbard

“It is a natural virtue incident to our sex to be pitiful of those that are afflicted.”

― Elizabeth I

“Dogs are a window on the natural world.”

― Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

“My whole thing isn’t about being vegan, to be honest. It’s more about a more natural diet.”

― Ella Woodward

“Genetics is where we come from. It’s deeply natural to want to know.”

― Ellen Ullman

“It is a natural goal of Iran to try and expel the Fifth Fleet from Bahrain.”

― Elliott Abrams

“Tunisia is small – just ten million, no great natural resources.”

― Elliott Abrams

“Self-driving cars are the natural extension of active safety and obviously something we should do.”

― Elon Musk

“For in every particular of the Word there is an internal sense which treats of things spiritual and heavenly, not of things natural and worldly, such as are treated of in the sense of the letter.”

― Emanuel Swedenborg

“Singing in Gaelic is very, very natural to do. I think lends itself very much so to being sung.”

― Enya

“One cannot take natural resources for granted just to entertain viewers.”

― Erica Fernandes

“After I finish writing a chapter, I’ll print it out, cut it up into paragraphs, and cut away any transition sentences. Then I shuffle all the paragraphs and lay them out as they come. As I arrange and hold them next to each other, very quickly a natural structure for the chapter presents itself.”

― Erik Larson

“The road to freedom lies not through mysteries or occult performances, but through the intelligent use of natural forces and laws.”

― Ernest Holmes

“The simplicities of natural laws arise through the complexities of the language we use for their expression.”

― Eugene Wigner

“Actually, when I’m not filming a movie, my beauty approach is really natural – I prefer a bare face that looks really healthy and dewy.”

― Eva Green

“I guess creepy comes natural to me – I hate to say that.”

― Evan Peters

“It should seem, then, that the nature of society dictates another, a higher branch, whose superiority arises from its being the interested and natural conservator of the universal interest.”

― Ezra Stiles

“Whitney wanted to eradicate the idea that in the case of a language we are dealing with a natural faculty; in fact, social institutions stand opposed to natural institutions.”

― Ferdinand de Saussure

“Venezuela, given its extraordinary educational, cultural, and social developments, and its vast energy and natural resources, is called on to become a revolutionary model for the world.”

― Fidel Castro

“It is natural to die as to be born.”

― Francis Bacon

“It is as natural to die as to be born; and to a little infant, perhaps, the one is as painful as the other.”

― Francis Bacon

“With my natural communication abilities, I could probably gather a crowd even without the Spirit.”

― Francis Chan

“Nothing prevents one from appearing natural as the desire to appear natural.”

― Francois de La Rochefoucauld

“Nothing hinders a thing from being natural so much as the straining ourselves to make it seem so.”

― Francois de La Rochefoucauld

“What appears spectral today will be natural tomorrow.”

― Franz Marc

“I try to be as organic and natural as possible when it comes to make up, so I always carry around coconut oil for removing and jojoba or Argan oil as a moisturiser.”

― Frida Gustavsson

“Nothing leads to good that is not natural.”

― Friedrich Schiller

“Under natural conditions, the soil does not lose its fixed nitrogen.”

― Fritz Haber

“Even if it comes off natural, everyone has a fashion sense.”

― Future

“Criminals gravitate into government positions like natural law.”

― G. Edward Griffin

“I’m a natural. That’s why I make the big bucks.”

― Gabrielle Reece

“Human beings are going to be relying on natural resources for a long time.”

― Gale Norton

“I think that in the discussion of natural problems we ought to begin not with the Scriptures, but with experiments, and demonstrations.”

― Galileo Galilei

“But as population became denser, the natural chemical and biological recycling processes became overloaded, calling for a redefinition of property rights.”

― Garrett Hardin

“Education can counteract the natural tendency to do the wrong thing, but the inexorable succession of generations requires that the basis for this knowledge be constantly refreshed.”

― Garrett Hardin

“Chess was natural for me; I was extremely successful.”

― Garry Kasparov

“I had no idea who I was when I started. I was frightened to death and had no natural performing skills.”

― Garry Shandling

“In most companies, the formal hierarchy is a matter of public record – it’s easy to discover who’s in charge of what. By contrast, natural leaders don’t appear on any organization chart.”

― Gary Hamel

“You must work very hard to become a natural golfer.”

― Gary Player

“I love things on the decline because that’s really the natural progression of our lives. We’re born, we’re feisty for the first couple of years, and then the inevitable decline begins.”

― Gary Shteyngart

“My natural inclination to be improv rather than an educated character serves me well.”

― Gary Vaynerchuk

“The economy is not immutable; it’s not about natural laws. It’s about rules, and we make the rules.”

― Gavin Newsom

“Archery is something that I took up later and didn’t know I had a natural aptitude for.”

― Geena Davis

“I’m so envious of certain actors that have that natural facility to hear a cadence and the rhythm of an accent, that it goes into their brain and just comes out. Chameleon voices.”

― Geoffrey Rush

“The natural term of the affection of the human animal for its offspring is six years.”

― George Bernard Shaw

“Pitching just felt like the most natural thing in the world.”

― George Herman

“We have a love affair with the idea of the ‘natural,’ even though we, as a species, are about as unnatural as you can imagine.”

― George M. Church

“The diseases which destroy a man are no less natural than the instincts which preserve him.”

― George Santayana

“We realise that natural aptitudes are not interchangeable, and each person must, of biological or spiritual necessity, practise the art for which he is fitted.”

― George William Russell

“Even the earliest cave paintings in France and Spain had natural motion.”

― Gerald Vizenor

“I use not casual phrases but imagistic phrases that create a rhythm of natural presence.”

― Gerald Vizenor

“Teams always have natural leaders on the pitch and natural leaders in footballing terms.”

― Gerardo Martino

“When I’m scared, my natural state is to hide and run for cover.”

― Geri Halliwell

“Our political and constitutional rights, so called, are but the natural and inherent rights of man, asserted, carried out, and secured by modes of human contrivance.”

― Gerrit Smith

“Startups are all about breaking the rules and changing the ‘natural order’ of things. So let’s do that for Series A terms.”

― Gil Penchina

“The French, I think, in general, are strangely prolix in their natural history.”

― Gilbert White

“The natural world is a source of inspiration.”

― Giles Deacon

“States with tremendous oil and natural gas reserves have the most to gain economically from proper regulation.”

― Gina McCarthy

“The natural barriers between England and Scotland were not sufficient to prevent the extension of the Saxon settlements and kingdoms across the border.”

― Goldwin Smith

“Women’s natural role is to be a pillar of the family.”

― Grace Kelly

“I’m in love with ‘pure’ flavors, things that are natural and delicious, minimally fussed with, that showcase the season.”

― Graham Elliot

“My tastes in music tend to favor anything my kids don’t like, out of natural antipathy amplified by a sort of malicious glee.”

― Gregory Maguire

“I’m not, like, a natural performer. It’s sort of a thing that I’ve had to learn to do.”

― Grimes

“Brazil has one of the greatest natural patrimonies in terms of biodiversity.”

― Guilherme Leal

“My singing voice is very specific to me. That’s my natural voice when I sing.”

― Gus Dapperton

“The countryside in Belfast is beautiful. No technical wizardry is needed to show quite how glorious it is in its natural state.”

― Gwendoline Christie

“My background playing soccer gave me a natural advantage over many of the American-born players.”

― Hakeem Olajuwon

“The most frightening pages of history are those which reveal how easily conditions making a desert of the human spirit may come into existence, with the oozings away of incentive and kindliness in our natural social structure.”

― Haniel Long

“There is no ‘natural’ order, only the way things are.”

― Hanna Rosin

“I wonder if I maybe have a natural floatiness that comes through in everyone I play.”

― Hannah Murray

“Once you get a kitten, the natural thing you do is take a billion photos.”

― Hannah Simone

“Though typically paired with words like ‘organic,’ ‘harvest,’ or ‘natural,’ almost all granolas are fattening.”

― Harley Pasternak

“I don’t want to do all weights. I want to get strong using my core and my natural power.”

― Harry Kane

“Keep in mind that there are many neurotoxins in the world. Dozens of natural and industrial substances have neurotoxic properties.”

― Harvey V. Fineberg

“Although biodiversity loss continues globally, many countries are significantly slowing the rate of loss by shoring up protected natural areas and the services they provide, and in expanding national park systems with tighter management and more secure funding.”

― Helen Clark

“We prefer synthetic rather than natural materials. Natural products are almost too valuable. Wood is much harder to produce than metal. And metal is recyclable, while wood isn’t.”

― Helmut Jahn

“The natural consequence of our submission, even in part, to the system that looks to compelling the export of raw products, the exhaustion of the land, the cheapening of labour, and the export of the labourer.”

― Henry Charles Carey

“There is perhaps no surer mark of folly, than to attempt to correct natural infirmities of those we love.”

― Henry Fielding

“An Englishman’s never so natural as when he’s holding his tongue.”

― Henry James

“Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton both had exceptional natural abilities. Nelson Rockefeller was very good statewide but never gained national traction.”

― Henry Kissinger

“Not as a demonstrated natural law, but as a working hypothesis.”

― Henry Norris Russell

“My preference is for the Federal Reserve to be the systemic risk regulator, because the responsibility for identifying and limiting potential problems is a natural complement to its role in monetary policy.”

― Henry Paulson

“Scott Asheton was a brilliant drummer, a natural musician.”

― Henry Rollins

“Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.”

― Henry Van Dyke

“Children are our most valuable natural resource.”

― Herbert Hoover

“I call religion a natural authority, but it has usually been conceived as a supernatural authority.”

― Herbert Read

“I then endeavoured to show that it is more especially in the thorough conformity with law which natural phenomena and natural products exhibit, and in the comparative ease with which laws can be stated, that this difference exists.”

― Hermann von Helmholtz

“’Deracine’ is French for uprooting, or someone who’s been displaced from their natural environment.”

― Hidetaka Miyazaki

“I’m not one of those people who’s against all-black productions of Tennessee Williams plays, but there are lot more complex and natural ways to bring people of color into the theater.”

― Hilton Als

“Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease.”

― Hippocrates

“At Geneva, the neutral states were often in agreement concerning the preliminaries for Genoa, and Genoa itself was marked by a quite natural mutual exchange of ideas.”

― Hjalmar Branting

“Most Americans live on a diet that includes processed fare that is neither fresh nor natural.”

― Homaro Cantu

“I’m all about the natural energy people have and having it without enhancement.”

― Hopsin

“I grew up in Marin County north of San Francisco, and in the 1950s and ’60s it was a natural paradise.”

― Huey Lewis

“That’s all about the natural order of things, the idea of nature protecting children but also children protecting nature.”

― Hugh Jackman

“I’m into the natural look on men.”

― Hunx

“We’d love to show the natural side of 4Minute.”

― Hyuna

“I have this extraordinary curiosity about all subjects of the natural and human world and the interaction between the physical sciences and the social sciences.”

― Ian Hacking

“Criticism is natural; it’s just that you have to deal with it positively and use it to improve.”

― Inzamam-ul-Haq

“I’m not a natural storyteller at all. If anything, I’m a natural interviewer, a natural listener, but I’m not a natural storyteller.”

― Ira Glass

“The motions which the planets now have could not spring from any natural cause alone, but were impressed by an intelligent Agent.”

― Isaac Newton

“Dictatorship and authentic literature are incompatible… The writer is the natural enemy of dictatorship.”

― Ismail Kadare

“But man has still another powerful resource: natural science with its strictly objective methods.”

― Ivan Pavlov

“I’m not a natural joiner.”

― J. K. Rowling

“Nature stopped being natural decades ago.”

― Jamais Cascio

“Is there a better example of natural selection in action than ‘Project Runway?’”

― Jamais Cascio

“Do what you do with love, and success is a natural symptom.”

― James Altucher

“It is no coincidence that so many religious beliefs date back to times when no science could possibly have accounted satisfactorily for many of the natural phenomena inspiring scripture and myths.”

― James D. Watson

“There are seldom more than a couple of students in any workshop who seem natural writers.”

― James Lasdun

“The personal right to acquire property, which is a natural right, gives to property, when acquired, a right to protection, as a social right.”

― James Madison

“I’ve never wanted to be on television for the sake of it, I suppose because I’m not one of life’s natural presenters; I’m not an actor.”

― James May

“I think fear is one of the natural states of most actors, to be honest.”

― James McAvoy

“It is evident that an acquaintance with natural laws means no less than an acquaintance with the mind of God therein expressed.”

― James Prescott Joule

“Warhol had a huge effect on me. It wasn’t that I sought it out. It was more of a natural evolution.”

― Jamie Wyeth

“I’m not a natural redhead, but I enjoy having red hair.”

― Jane Levy

“The natural world is not indestructible.”

― Jane Velez-Mitchell

“I like my kind of innate and natural ability in the pocket, and ability of anticipation, and all that stuff that’s important when it comes to playing quarterback.”

― Jared Goff

“Our Strategic Petroleum Reserve is there for a natural disaster or some other catastrophe.”

― Jason Chaffetz

“On Earth, we still have a beautiful atmosphere that precisely maintains a thermally driven climatic system that shelters, shields and sustains our natural treasures.”

― Jay Inslee

“No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.”

― Jean-Jacques Rousseau

“Innovation will come from an ecosystem of pervasive computing so natural and all-encompassing that it disappears into the background.”

― Jean-Philippe Courtois

“For centuries, native Eskimos cut blocks of oil-soaked tundra from natural seeps to use as fuel. In the 1920s, explorers arrived and began poking holes. In 1968, they discovered Prudhoe Bay State No. 1, the largest oil field in North America and one of the largest in the world, and a year later the adjacent Kuparuk field, the second-largest.”

― Jeanne Marie Laskas

“Some studies have shown that natural gas could, in fact, be worse for the climate than coal.”

― Jeff Goodell

“The natural gas industry has worked long and hard to smear Josh Fox, the director of ‘Gasland,’ and has failed.”

― Jeff Goodell

“There are a lot of human-created systems that we like to tout as being logical that are actually riddled with illogic. And then, on the other hand, we have all these natural systems that are not conscious, but they are logical, and they work really well.”

― Jeff Vandermeer

“Most photo shoots are a beautiful dress, a natural location, and poses.”

― Jenna Dewan

“Throwing a ball is not natural, whether it’s overhand or underhand.”

― Jennie Finch

“For singers, our singing voice is our natural voice, not the speaking.”

― Jennifer Holliday

“I adore Smashbox lip stains. I carry a natural color for daytime and a berry shade for going out at night.”

― Jennifer Morrison

“Social messaging has become the defining app of the smartphone era. Social payments has been a natural extension of this phenomenon – it’s going to be the locus of most communications activity.”

― Jeremy Allaire

“Increased fragmentation of production across international borders – a natural outgrowth of the gains from specialization – meant more trade for any given value of final production, thus adding to the major expansion in gross trade flows in the 1990s and 2000s.”

― Jerome Powell

“It is quite plausible that the process of increased fragmentation of production across borders is subject to ‘diminishing returns’ and has its natural limits.”

― Jerome Powell

“In a world of global trade and integrated capital markets, it is natural for economic and financial shocks and policy actions to be transmitted across borders.”

― Jerome Powell

“I use a lot of natural products, I get facials, and I drink a lot of detox tea.”

― Jerry Hall

“And I think that I’d be a natural for scoring horror movies.”

― Jim Coleman

“Because I’m a walker, natural history is my subject; I’ve always been obsessed with landscape, and I have an elegiac tone in most of my books.”

― Jim Crace

“As a natural historian, I don’t believe in the consciousness of rocks or the opinions of rainbows or the convictions of slugs.”

― Jim Crace

“Almost all these hotspots around the world, most have been destroyed to the point where there is no wildlife and very little of the natural world left.”

― Jim Fowler

“Sooner or later we’ve got to tie the saving of the natural world to our own public welfare.”

― Jim Fowler

“There’s no country in the world that’s more devastated from natural resources than Afghanistan.”

― Jim Fowler

“Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.”

― Jim Rohn

“Sometimes it takes a natural disaster to reveal a social disaster.”

― Jim Wallis

“The mers were also designed to reproduce only at long intervals, in order to maintain the natural balance of the environment in which they were placed.”

― Joan D. Vinge

“Disharmony is natural in any band.”

― Joan Jett

“My natural weight is 13 st. 7 lb. That’s what I walk around at.”

― Joe Calzaghe

“Publishing had been successful where there had been natural geographic monopolies.”

― Joe Mansueto

“Scores of studies support the power of certain natural foods to prevent cancer.”

― Joel Fuhrman

“The unnatural, that too is natural.”

― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“The decree of a coercive tribunal would not need to conform to the true standard of wages, the final productivity of social labor. It would introduce into distribution a genuinely arbitrary element, with a very large ultimate power to pervert the natural system.”

― John Bates Clark

“The conventional, and painfully artificial, separation of the human realm from the natural other is bound to perish, albeit over a period of time, until we are obliged to learn how to cultivate our gardens under the most demanding conditions.”

― John Burnside

“Chaos is the natural state, and theater tries to make sense of it, but it’s got to be a little messy to be believable.”

― John Cameron Mitchell

“All a musician can do is to get closer to the sources of nature, and so feel that he is in communion with the natural laws.”

― John Coltrane

“In my judgment, the president should reject Keystone and step up natural gas exports.”

― John Delaney

“Wellington Webb was one of the most significant mayors of the latter half of the 20th century. His natural political instincts are almost unrivaled.”

― John Hickenlooper

“If Wellington epitomizes the English gentleman, Eisenhower epitomizes the natural American gentleman.”

― John Keegan

“We knew it was going to be a market, and we knew it was a food market. Well, what kind of food market? It’s kind of natural foods, kind of organic foods. So, we eventually settled on Whole Foods Market.”

― John Mackey

“Failure’s a natural part of life.”

― John Malkovich

“Every natural object is a conductor of divinity and only by coming into contact with them… may we be filled with the Holy Ghost.”

― John Muir

“Since 1850, burning of fossil fuels, coal, oil and natural gas has increased 100 times to produce energy as the world has industrialized to serve the world’s more than 6 billion and growing population.”

― John Olver

“After hearing the evidence, I will record a verdict of natural causes.”

― John Owen

“I personally think intellectual property is an oxymoron. Physical objects have a completely different natural economy than intellectual goods.”

― John Perry Barlow

“Natural abilities can almost compensate for the want of every kind of cultivation, but no cultivation of the mind can make up for the want of natural abilities.”

― John Ruskin

“Our tools are extensions of our purposes, and so we find it natural to make metaphorical attributions of intentionality to them; but I take it no philosophical ice is cut by such examples.”

― John Searle

“It is hard to explain the huge variety of diatoms – a microorganism that has 100,000 species – in terms of natural selection.”

― John Tyler Bonner

“All laws are an attempt to domesticate the natural ferocity of the species.”

― John W. Gardner

“There’s this idea that it has to be made in London. But we’ve got everything up here, and if you’ve got comics who are gifted because of where they’re from, you shouldn’t drag them away from that natural resource.”

― Johnny Vegas

“Nudity is natural but not until a person accepts and loves who they are.”

― Jolene Blalock

“I still consider myself to be introverted, but everyone has a side of themselves that is amplified. Performers have to learn to tap into that, even if it’s not natural.”

― Jon Batiste

“Most friendly fire incidents aren’t investigated properly because of neglect or a natural inclination to cover up the embarrassing fact that they killed one of their own.”

― Jon Krakauer

“At first, I did stories on people who were maybe just eccentric. Omar was a natural progression from that.”

― Jon Ronson

“One of the things that is counterintuitive about BuzzFeed is that there’s not a natural corollary to what we’re doing because it isn’t possible to distribute content through word-of-mouth in print.”

― Jonah Peretti

“We are convinced that Organic Avenue is extraordinarily well positioned to become a national leader in both the rapidly growing $5 billion organic juicing industry and the $75 billion natural foods industry, driven by an increasing number of consumers moving towards a healthier diet of organic foods.”

― Jonathan Grayer

“Making the solution seem so completely inevitable and obvious, so uncontrived and natural – it’s so hard!”

― Jonathan Ive

“Every one of our passions and affections hath its natural stint and bound, which may easily be exceeded; whereas our enjoyments can possibly be but in a determinate measure and degree.”

― Joseph Butler

“There is a much more exact correspondence between the natural and moral world than we are apt to take notice of.”

― Joseph Butler

“Natural gas is a dirty fossil fuel like the rest of them.”

― Josh Fox

“In Robert Louis Stevenson’s ‘Jekyll & Hyde,’ the hero decides on the terms of his transformation in a process that’s explained not through the supernatural but the natural or, at least, through biochemistry.”

― Joshua Cohen

“Since at least the Middle Ages, philosophers and philologists have dreamed of curing natural languages of their flaws by constructing entirely new idioms according to orderly, logical principles.”

― Joshua Foer

“Character is expressed through our behavior patterns, or natural responses to things.”

― Joyce Meyer

“I think spontaneous and free reactions are the most natural.”

― Juan Diego Florez

“I took ballet dancing forever, and there was a natural transition into acting.”

― Judy Greer

“We may brave human laws, but we cannot resist natural ones.”

― Jules Verne

“Right and wrong are not simply matters of evolutionary impacts and what is natural.”

― Julian Baggini

“Without our natural soundscape, we are making ourselves tired, stressed, and frightened all at the same time.”

― Julian Treasure

“By starting to pay attention to our natural soundscapes, businesses can reduce staff turnover, increase productivity, and increase profits.”

― Julian Treasure

“I’m all for natural solutions. I’m for eastern philosophies. Yoga is a good one.”

― Juliette Lewis

“In a knowledge economy, natural selection favors organizations that can most effectively harness and coordinate collective intellectual energy and creative capacity.”

― Justin Rosenstein

“When I’m making a song, I try not to think about audience or genres. It’s free-flowing. Natural.”

― Kali Uchis

“It’s really natural for me to write bilingually.”

― Kali Uchis

“Natural resources must be so distributed, by way of auction or otherwise, that they serve a larger public purpose.”

― Kapil Sibal

“The optimal use of natural resources can be made only if there is a well-thought-out policy framework for their exploitation towards a particular end use.”

― Kapil Sibal

“Natural DNA is a tractless coil, like an unwound and tangled audiotape on the floor of the car in the dark.”

― Kary Mullis

“I feel very strongly that ‘curves’ are natural, womanly and real.”

― Kate Winslet

“The whole thing with contouring is to contour where your natural cheekbone would be and where sun would hit you naturally.”

― Katherine Schwarzenegger

“For cats, a hound is a natural enemy. This is the order of things.”

― Kathi Appelt

“I thrive on production. It feels very much like a natural environment for me.”

― Kathryn Bigelow

“It is really scary. I think it’s a natural feeling to have nerves when it comes to a wedding.”

― Katie Cassidy

“Bronzer keeps me glowing, and a little blush makes it look natural.”

― Katie Stevens

“I’m a visual learner, so with hand-eye coordination, I was a natural.”

― Katrina Adams

“I’m a natural compartmentalizer.”

― Katy Tur

“I have a natural tendency to resist conformity.”

― Keith Hernandez

“I’m a natural management guy. I had forgotten that. And I forgot how much I hate it.”

― Keith Olbermann

“The Russian economy is a one-trick pony. They’re totally focused on natural gas and oil.”

― Kelly Ayotte

“There is surprisingly low penetration still of synthetic rubber gloves in the medical field. People are allergic to natural rubber, but the industry has been slow to switch to synthetic gloves.”

― Kelly Evans

“Reaching out to Hispanics is critical to our future. The fastest-growing, and most conservative, segment of the population are natural Republicans.”

― Ken Mehlman

“Hydraulic fracking is very much a necessary part of the future of natural gas.”

― Ken Salazar

“Shale gas has provided the United States the opportunity to have 100 years of supply that is domestically produced. If we are going to develop natural gas from shale, it has to be done in a safe and responsible manner.”

― Ken Salazar

“I come from the theatre; my bones are in the theatre. It’s as natural as breathing to want to be in the theatre.”

― Kenneth Branagh

“The basic line in any good verse is cadenced… building it around the natural breath structures of speech.”

― Kenneth Rexroth

“I have a natural swagger.”

― Kevin Bacon

“Medicine and writing are natural companions.”

― Kevin Patterson

“The human voice is the first and most natural musical instrument, also the most emotional.”

― Klaus Schulze

“Historians will have to face the fact that natural selection determined the evolution of cultures in the same manner as it did that of species.”

― Konrad Lorenz

“One of my favorite things to do is formulate powers for a character, then come up with their corresponding weaknesses and liabilities. And I delight in world-building: melding the supernatural with the natural, then tweaking and polishing until it feels organic.”

― Kresley Cole

“Everybody is going to have tough shooting nights. It’s natural.”

― Kyle Kuzma

“I still do Juvederm for my lips. I go to Dr. Ourian in Beverly Hills. He’s the best, and he’s super natural about it.”

― Kylie Jenner

“I don’t think Ireland has ever had a genius for the novel. Of course, there were plenty of Irish novels, but I don’t think that was ever the natural means of expression for the Irish.”

― Lady Gregory

“Electricity is derived from many non-renewable energy sources like oil, natural gas and coal.”

― Lamar S. Smith

“For the stage displays the first vigorous expression, as the natural thing and without conspicuous restraint, of private individuality.”

― Lascelles Abercrombie

“I’m a natural blonde. I was a towhead as a kid, and then it got ashier when I was 18.”

― Laura Dern

“It’s natural to get nervous about anything you care about.”

― Laura Harrier

“The thing with Kerry is that all of this is a natural progression, her troubles. It’s a cycle.”

― Laura Innes

“What your interests are has a lot to do with your natural abilities.”

― Lee Haney

“In the East, the main object is to have a well-ordered society so that everybody can have maximum enjoyment of his freedoms. This freedom can only exist in an ordered state and not in a natural state of contention and anarchy.”

― Lee Kuan Yew

“I’m a good skin, natural makeup kind of gal.”

― Lela Rose

“I was a boy soprano. I had a natural kind of voice and then trained it after my voice changed.”

― Len Cariou

“The gutter is Bertie Ahern’s natural habitat.”

― Leo Varadkar

“The natural desire of good men is knowledge.”

― Leonardo da Vinci

“Genes are natural resources.”

― Leroy Hood

“Worrying is the most natural and spontaneous of all human functions.”

― Lewis Thomas

“Modesty used to be considered a natural female attribute. No more.”

― Linda Chavez

“Rock & roll doesn’t belong on a grid. It belongs on a pulse – a natural pulse.”

― Linda Perry

“Bruce possessed such a natural athleticism in everything he attempted to do. He seemed to excel in every sport he tried. Whatever he did, he was daring and cut an amazing form.”

― Linda Thompson

“I’m a really natural person; I love nature.”

― Lindsey Wixson

“I’ve always been a singer, but I don’t know if I was always a natural performer.”

― Lisa Hannigan

“With technological advances, there’s a very natural curve between cost and complexity and adoption. When the cost and complexity are high, the adoption rate is – let’s call it ‘modest.’”

― Lisa Su

“I have viewed the West as if it were not only the salvation of China but also the natural and ultimate destination of all humanity.”

― Liu Xiaobo

“Toil and pleasure, dissimilar in nature, are nevertheless united by a certain natural bond.”

― Livy

“For X-rays, the phenomenon of diffraction by crystals was a natural consequence of the idea that X-rays are waves analogous to light and differ from it only by having a smaller wavelength.”

― Louis de Broglie

“A room is not a room without natural light.”

― Louis Kahn

“First feelings are always the most natural.”

― Louis XIV

“Every actor has a natural animosity toward every other actor, present or absent, living or dead.”

― Louise Brooks

“I am a natural blonde, but not this blonde.”

― Louise Linton

“It’s only natural that the heavy users help contribute to the investment to keep the Web healthy. That is the most important concept of net neutrality.”

― Lowell McAdam

“If one age believes too much it is natural that another believes too little.”

― Ludwig Borne

“Once the game is decided, everyone looks to score. It’s natural.”

― Luis Enrique

“I’ve got a lot of natural talent, and I’m not wasting it.”

― Luke Rockhold

“What we are investing in, from a generation standpoint, are renewables and natural gas.”

― Lynn Good

“Natural selection eliminates and maybe maintains, but it doesn’t create.”

― Lynn Margulis

“If two individuals enter into a contract to commit trespass, theft, robbery or murder upon a third, the contract is unlawful and void, simply because it is a contract to violate natural justice, or men’s natural rights.”

― Lysander Spooner

“The right of revolution, which tyrants, in mockery, accord to mankind, is no legal right under a government; it is only a natural right to overturn a government.”

― Lysander Spooner

“It is a natural impossibility for any man to make a binding contract, by which he shall surrender to others a single one of what are commonly called his ‘natural, inherent, inalienable rights.’”

― Lysander Spooner

“A married woman has the same natural right to acquire and hold property, and to make all contracts that she is mentally competent to make reasonably, as has a married man, or any other man.”

― Lysander Spooner

“A man’s ‘original and natural right’ to make all contracts that are ‘intrinsically obligatory,’ and to coerce the fulfillment of them, is one of the most valuable and indispensable of all human possessions.”

― Lysander Spooner

“We should start by allowing drilling in Alaska’s National Wildlife Refuge. It can provide billions of barrels of recoverable oil and trillions of cubic feet of recoverable natural gas.”

― Mac Thornberry

“I don’t fear aging. It’s natural, and I can’t stop it!”

― Madhuri Dixit

“The pickup points are a natural additional network for delivery. For me, the surprise is that Amazon didn’t come up with that idea.”

― Maelle Gavet

“I think so many of the themes from the natural world mimic emotional themes in our lives.”

― Maggie Rogers

“There is one unity, unified wholeness, total natural law, in the transcendental unified consciousness.”

― Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

“I wear the national dress because it is the most natural and the most becoming for an Indian.”

― Mahatma Gandhi

“The best way to direct kids is to be natural and honest.”

― Maiwenn

“I don’t really have an issue with showing certain parts of my body. I’d rather not, but it’s not a big deal. Growing up in Sweden, it’s natural over there.”

― Malin Akerman

“Menstruation is a natural phenomenon and it is neither dirty, nor a taboo.”

― Manushi Chhillar

“Canada and space are a natural fit.”

― Marc Garneau

“Isco is a genius. He is a natural and a huge talent.”

― Marco Reus

“Climate is always evolving, and natural disaster have always existed.”

― Marco Rubio

“Death is not natural for a state as it is for a human being, for whom death is not only necessary, but frequently even desirable.”

― Marcus Tullius Cicero

“A scientist in his laboratory is not a mere technician: he is also a child confronting natural phenomena that impress him as though they were fairy tales.”

― Marie Curie

“I love a natural look in pictures.”

― Marilyn Monroe

“I think that sexuality is only attractive when it’s natural and spontaneous.”

― Marilyn Monroe

“Blue cheese contains natural amphetamines. Why are students not informed about this?”

― Mark E. Smith

“The gulf coast, we all know now, after Katrina, is responsible for 25 percent of U.S. production of natural gas. Following Katrina and Rita, almost 75 percent of the natural gas production in the gulf was shut down and not producing.”

― Mark Foley

“’Torches’ flowed together with interesting intros and outros. It was all very natural.”

― Mark Foster

“Me and Sheamus have a natural chemistry.”

― Mark Henry

“I just sort of do what comes natural.”

― Mark Lanegan

“True republicanism is the sovereignty of the people. There are natural and imprescriptible rights which an entire nation has no right to violate.”

― Marquis de Lafayette

“Unfortunately this earth is not a fairy-land, but a struggle for life, perfectly natural and therefore extremely harsh.”

― Martin Bormann

“We are already witnessing a transformation in the U.S. economy to increased production of lower carbon energy through fuel switching to natural gas and expansion of wind, solar, geothermal, and other renewable non-carbon intensive energy sources.”

― Martin O’Malley

“In 2010, I was ranked top 50 in the deadlift in three different weight classes, and I won my first natural bodybuilding competition.”

― Matt McGorry

“When I came to the high-performance arena, I was kind of a one-off in a lot of ways. I was as much an iron man as much as I was a cricketer. Having surfed, fished, hunted, that was just a natural thing.”

― Matthew Hayden

“I guess because I’m a liberal I think it’s not people’s natural instinct to be completely self-interested.”

― Matthew Weiner

“I wanted to create a bridal collection that is both a natural extension of the mainline eveningwear but, at the same time, reflects the opulence of such an important celebratory event.”

― Matthew Williamson

“Creating a bridalwear collection was a natural progression from my evening wear collections, which are well known for their softly draped and diaphanous silk gowns.”

― Matthew Williamson

“It is essential for genetic material to be able to make exact copies of itself; otherwise growth would produce disorder, life could not originate, and favourable forms would not be perpetuated by natural selection.”

― Maurice Wilkins

“I would say Chael Sonnen would be a natural for professional wrestling.”

― Mauro Ranallo

“Laws are important and valuable in the exact natural sciences, in the measure that those sciences are universally valid.”

― Max Weber

“Terror is only justice: prompt, severe and inflexible; it is then an emanation of virtue; it is less a distinct principle than a natural consequence of the general principle of democracy, applied to the most pressing wants of the country.”

― Maximilien Robespierre

“Breast-feeding is the natural, optimal way to feed a child.”

― Mayim Bialik

“I’ve always done stuff on stage, so it feels very natural.”

― Mel Giedroyc

“Instead of taking five or six of the prescriptions, I decided to go a natural route and smoke marijuana.”

― Melissa Etheridge

“I think I’m not a natural performer; I think I’m an actor.”

― Meryl Streep

“It was a shock to people of the nineteenth century when they discovered, from observations science had made, that many features of the biological world could be ascribed to the elegant principle of natural selection.”

― Michael Behe

“Since natural selection requires a function to select, an irreducibly complex biological system, if there is such a thing, would have to arise as an integrated unit for natural selection to have anything to act on.”

― Michael Behe

“However one reaches the parks, the main thing is to slow down and absorb the natural wonders at leisure.”

― Michael Frome

“Racism is essentially natural, it’s old fashioned it’s an evolutionary phase that we’re going through. Ultimately it wont exist.”

― Michael Hutchence

“I don’t have any affirmations, I don’t have any of that stuff. My natural state is to look at things as possibilities and as opportunities.”

― Michael J. Fox

“I came out when I was 13 and started to become more open about liking boys, and I still ended up dating girls and boys. It seems to be the natural progression from where I was, but it wasn’t a shock to anyone that I was close with.”

― Michael J. Willett

“Directing was a natural thing for me. Actually, it was far less stressful directing than being the lead actor. I was able to have my input in all aspects of it.”

― Michael Jai White

“Sanity is surely not about normality in the statistical sense: it is about an eternal and natural idea of the healthy personality – which indeed may be a rare achievement.”

― Michael Leunig

“Inequality of any kind, once considered a normal, natural part of human existence, came to be seen in the course of the twentieth century as increasingly illegitimate.”

― Michael Mandelbaum

“The Natural Law which God has written into our beings cannot be entirely eradicated, but it can be gravely deformed, leading to distortion of consciousness and conscience, and hence our actions.”

― Michael O’Brien

“I hold that the propositions embodied in natural science are not derived by any definite rule from the data of experience, and that they can neither be verified nor falsified by experience according to any definite rule.”

― Michael Polanyi

“I’ve known since I was 12 that I wanted to write. My father was a teacher, and there were so many books around, it seemed natural to pick them up.”

― Michael Robotham

“Science operates in the natural, not the supernatural. In fact, I go so far as to state that there is no such thing as the supernatural or the paranormal.”

― Michael Shermer

“Henry David Thoreau was an oddball job quitter and ne’er-do-well who evolved into the bearded sage of literature, natural history, and civil liberties.”

― Michael Sims

“Whatever advantage Trump thinks he will gain by positioning the U.S. in opposition to its natural allies will be dwarfed by the losses.”

― Michael Spence

“The idea of wanting to do something that’s completely natural and then having to repress it is something that I find fascinating.”

― Michaela Coel

“There is no desire more natural than the desire for knowledge.”

― Michel de Montaigne

“Carbon dioxide is natural. It is not harmful. It is part of Earth’s life cycle.”

― Michele Bachmann

“Everybody likes the Premier League. It has a lot of spectacle, a lot of goals, and many good players. It is natural that every good player is attracted by that league.”

― Michy Batshuayi

“The value of friends has always been a natural thing. I prefer too many to too few.”

― Mick Fleetwood

“I could never be a manager. All I have is natural ability.”

― Mickey Mantle

“Human beliefs, like all other natural growths, elude the barrier of systems.”

― Miguel de Unamuno

“I think it’s natural for an artist to explore as they evolve.”

― Miguel

“The meat and poultry industries are outstanding industries, and it’s going to be a very natural fit for me.”

― Mike Johanns

“I think our relationship with Epic had run its natural course, and it happened to coincide with the fulfillment of our contract. We decided not to resign with them.”

― Mike McCready

“I like to have a few things going on at once. It feels natural.”

― Mike Patton

“To revolt is a natural tendency of life. Even a worm turns against the foot that crushes it. In general, the vitality and relative dignity of an animal can be measured by the intensity of its instinct to revolt.”

― Mikhail Bakunin

“When terrorism strikes, divisive anger is a natural response.”

― Mohsin Hamid

“What’s natural is beautiful, and when you’re not you anymore, you become a caricature.”

― Monica Bellucci

“Peace is a natural effect of trade.”

― Montesquieu

“Natural erosion had reduced the critical barrier islands in the Gulf, the result of the destruction of some 300,000 acres of wetlands. This amounted to 30 miles of marshlands.”

― Mortimer Zuckerman

“Education in Emergencies signifies that the right to education is being threatened by natural causes such as tsunamis, but also, unfortunately, by man-made causes.”

― Moza bint Nasser

“Positivism eliminates any kind of natural law principle – for example, that there are economic laws which can be transgressed only at your peril. With positivism, there is a tendency to leap into ad hoc economic theory.”

― Murray Rothbard

“Tied up with his dismissal of natural law is Hayek’s continuous, and all-pervasive, attack on reason. Reason is his bete noire, and time and time again, from numerous and even contradictory standpoints, he opposes it.”

― Murray Rothbard

“Pain is the most private experience, but its causes, whether natural or man-made, demand public accounting.”

― Nancy Gibbs

“I’ve always got on very well with the French, perhaps because I’m very natural.”

― Nancy Wake

“America has absorbed people from around the world, and there is an Indian in every part of the world. This characterizes both the societies. Indians and Americans have co-existed in their natural temperament.”

― Narendra Modi

“I’m a natural blonde!”

― Natalie Dormer

“I wasn’t born with a natural talent for songwriting.”

― Natalie Imbruglia

“I have a natural curiosity for people.”

― Nicholas Haslam

“I really practiced hard and got to a certain level of technical proficiency. I overcame some of my limitations. I was a hard-working, dedicated bassoonist, but I have to say I’m not a natural musician.”

― Nicholson Baker

“It is only through developing and maximizing all its natural resources that a sustainable future for Africa and its people can be secured.”

― Nicky Oppenheimer

“He has willed – He wills incessantly – that the modifications of the mind and those of the body shall be reciprocal. This is the conjunction and the natural dependence of the two parts of which we are constituted.”

― Nicolas Malebranche

“Yet if anyone believes that the earth rotates, surely he will hold that its motion is natural, not violent.”

― Nicolaus Copernicus

“Because I come from such a close family, my natural instinct is to marry and have kids as soon as possible.”

― Nicole Trunfio

“Every description of natural processes must be based on ideas which have been introduced and defined by the classical theory.”

― Niels Bohr

“I was a natural talent, a raw talent. Then I came to Manchester City, and I learned philosophies.”

― Nikita Parris

“Interviewing people is pretty natural for me.”

― Nina Blackwood

“I suppose the old natural stuff would be ok, the old mushroom, but I wouldn’t advise anyone to do it.”

― Noel Redding

“Poland is the natural bridge between East and West.”

― Norman Davies

“The most noticeable thing about the Soviet collapse was that it followed a natural course.”

― Norman Davies

“I don’t care whether a book is a first edition or not. I’m not a bibliophile in that word’s natural sense.”

― Norman MacCaig

“The natural role of twentieth-century man is anxiety.”

― Norman Mailer

“To the poet fated to be a poet, self-expression is as natural and as involuntary as breathing is to us ordinary mortals.”

― Octavio Paz

“On the stage he was natural, simple, affecting, ‘Twas only when he was off, he was acting.”

― Oliver Goldsmith

“It’s natural for any actor that segues into directing to be an actor’s director. You know how to relate to the actors.”

― Omar Epps

“Natural or artificial stimulation of nerves gives rise to a process of progressive excitation in them, leading to a response in the effector organ of the nerves concerned.”

― Otto Loewi

“There was a tsunami and there are terrible natural disasters, all of this because of too little Torah study.”

― Ovadia Yosef

“There is a probably natural and learned reticence with myself talking about my early life.”

― Pamela Stephenson

“The word diva to me means doing something supernatural with something natural.”

― Patti LuPone

“I was a natural skater, but I also took private lessons to enhance my skills.”

― Paul Coffey

“The first rule of sustainability is to align with natural forces, or at least not try to defy them.”

― Paul Hawken

“The starship thing is really political action and reaction, the natural outgrowth of Volunteers.”

― Paul Kantner

“The lawlessness of frontier life in America has been pictured as a remarkable phenomenon. In reality, it was the natural consequence of indiscriminate mixing of volatile substances.”

― Paul P. Harris

“Charles Darwin got his theory, his notion of natural selection, evolution, and so did its independent discoverer, Alfred Wallace, from reading Malthus.”

― Paul Samuelson

“Agarikon contains antiviral molecules new to science. Researchers for pharmaceutical companies may have missed its potent antiviral properties. Our analyses show that the mycelial cultures of this mushroom are most active but that the fruitbodies, the natural form of the mushroom, are not.”

― Paul Stamets

“It’s natural for players to be relaxed, so you have to be there to say, ‘You have to do it again and again and again.’”

― Pep Guardiola

“Natural selection is not an inflammatory phrase; evolution is.”

― Peter Agre

“ISIS is even at war with its most natural ally, al Qaeda in Syria.”

― Peter Bergen

“Our senses convey that all is not well with the natural world.”

― Peter Garrett

“I was a painter, then a novelist, then a journalist, then a screenwriter, and now I’m a director, and it feels all part of the same continuum. One led to the other, and it just feels like the natural confluence of all the ways of storytelling that I’ve been doing for almost 30 years.”

― Peter Landesman

“I guess my natural inclination is to finish what I started. We have a Conservative government in Nova Scotia. What I want to see is a Conservative government in Ottawa.”

― Peter MacKay

“For a Canadian, natural resources were a good fit.”

― Peter Munk

“Thus the genetic basis to the origin of bird species is to be sought in the inheritance of adult traits that are subject to natural and sexual selection.”

― Peter R. Grant

“When I hit 35, there were things I couldn’t do which I’d done previously, and they had been completely natural to me.”

― Peter Schmeichel

“My hair has a natural, beachy wave, so I’m really lucky.”

― Peyton List

“Any aluminum product may scratch or chip with use, exposing its natural silver color. That is normal.”

― Phil Schiller

“Nigeria is a West African nation of over 100 million energetic people. It is endowed with lots of natural resources but lacks human resources.”

― Philip Emeagwali

“I’m always on a quest to find the next best natural fiber.”

― Pier Luigi Loro Piana

“Benjamin Franklin performed a beautiful experiment using surfactants: on a pond at Clapham Common, he poured a small amount of oleic acid, a natural surfactant which tends to form a dense film at the water-air interface.”

― Pierre-Gilles de Gennes

“People are at their best when they can be natural. And that’s the hardest thing as a photographer.”

― Platon

“We’ve evolved over millions of years to sense the world around us. We use our five natural senses to perceive information. But the huge amount of information mankind has accumulated and stored online cannot be perceived by these senses.”

― Pranav Mistry

“The music industry is a matrix that is counter to what is natural and right.”

― Prince

“I never went and searched for a Bollywood film. It just happened naturally… it was a natural course.”

― Prithviraj Sukumaran

“Science is evidence-based and provides a continuing understanding of complex natural phenomena. Our understanding is constantly evolving and continually improving.”

― Priyamvada Natarajan

“Without natural gifts technical rules are useless.”

― Quintilian

“On many different singles, I was able to marry my music with rappers who understood the natural bond between us.”

― R. Kelly

“Editing is a natural extension of the collage making. It’s actually one of the few areas that women were able to excel in in the film industry from the beginning.”

― Rachel True

“Every natural fact is a symbol of some spiritual fact.”

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Our admiration of the antique is not admiration of the old, but of the natural.”

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Every known fact in natural science was divined by the presentiment of somebody, before it was actually verified.”

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The means that make one qualified for enquiry are meditation, yoga, etc. One should gain proficiency in these through graded practice and thus secure a stream of mental modes that is natural and helpful.”

― Ramana Maharshi

“The total amount of energy we use every year – from coal, oil, natural gas, hydro, nuclear, and everything else – is dwarfed by the amount of solar energy hitting the planet each year.”

― Ramez Naam

“I grew up in a family that despised not only communism but collectivism, socialism, and any ‘ism’ that deprived the individual of his or her natural rights.”

― Rand Paul

“The fact of the matter is, you don’t give up what’s natural. Anything I’ve fantasized about, I’ve done.”

― Ray Charles

“Faith is as essential to the spiritual realm as oxygen is to the natural realm.”

― Ray Comfort

“Social situations, for me – it’s very natural for me to be an observer. That’s where I’m most comfortable. I observe things.”

― Ray LaMontagne

“Well, I’m not a natural gym person myself, anyway.”

― Ray Stevenson

“Humor is a very important thing. It is a natural predilection. It is an emotional release.”

― Ray Stevenson

“The challenge of screenwriting is to say much in little and then take half of that little out and still preserve an effect of leisure and natural movement.”

― Raymond Chandler

“The natural habitat of the tongue is the left cheek.”

― Red Smith

“For me, that’s natural. The instinct to score comes naturally and if you have it, you’ve got to go to it.”

― Reggie Lewis

“I think acting is something that came natural.”

― Rene Russo

“A friendship between Germany and Israel didn’t always seem natural.”

― Reuven Rivlin

“Nixon’s shifty eyes and perpetual 5 o’clock shadow made him a natural fit for caricatured villainy.”

― Richard Corliss

“Natural selection is anything but random.”

― Richard Dawkins

“The theory of evolution by cumulative natural selection is the only theory we know of that is in principle capable of explaining the existence of organized complexity.”

― Richard Dawkins

“Natural selection will not remove ignorance from future generations.”

― Richard Dawkins

“Design can never be an ultimate explanation for anything. It can only be a proximate explanation. A plane or a car is explained by a designer but that’s because the designer himself, the engineer, is explained by natural selection.”

― Richard Dawkins

“For me, the level at which natural selection causes the phenomenon of adaptation is the level of the replicator – the gene.”

― Richard Dawkins

“Islands are natural workshops of evolution.”

― Richard Dawkins

“If there are other worlds elsewhere in the universe, I would conjecture they are governed by the same laws of natural selection.”

― Richard Dawkins

“As Darwin himself was at pains to point out, natural selection is all about differential survival within species, not between them.”

― Richard Dawkins

“We access virtually every producing basin, whether for natural gas or crude oil, in the U.S. and Canada.”

― Richard Kinder

“Natural playgrounds may decrease bullying.”

― Richard Louv

“But, as we have before been led to remark, most of Mr. Darwin’s statements elude, by their vagueness and incompleteness, the test of Natural History facts.”

― Richard Owen

“I sold my Chevron. I sold my ConocoPhillips. I sold my Statoil. I sold my ENSCO. I sold my Pioneer Natural Resources. I sold everything.”

― Richard Rainwater

“I am not a natural dancer.”

― Ricki Lake

“I am a natural actor. I try to keep it spontaneous as far as possible. That is my mantra.”

― Rishi Kapoor

“I wanted to say things that were natural coming from me.”

― Rita Rudner

“Acting has been my first passion, and turning a producer was a natural progression.”

― Riteish Deshmukh

“Fame is not a natural condition for human beings.”

― Rob Lowe

“Horror is the natural reaction to the last 5,000 years of history.”

― Robert Anton Wilson

“I wasn’t born a natural entrepreneur. I had to be trained.”

― Robert Kiyosaki

“Weather systems are natural heat engines, and like all other heat engines, both natural and artificial, they are driven not by temperature per se, but by differences in temperature between one location and another.”

― Robert Zubrin

“For me, hunting is a natural fact rather than a choice.”

― Roberto Baggio

“It’s natural that I want to recreate a home.”

― Robin Birley

“A show is like having a climax. It’s like having an incredible, natural climax. And then suddenly it’s all finished, and you don’t know what to do next.”

― Rod Stewart

“I’m not a natural songwriter.”

― Rod Stewart

“Cheap natural gas is a big stimulus to petrochemical production and a meaningful one for all U.S. manufacturing.”

― Roger Altman

“Many mainstream winemakers use indigenous yeasts rather than commercially grown ones to ferment their grapes – precisely what natural winemakers advocate.”

― Roger Morris

“It’s a natural disposition for me to become muse-like in a relationship.”

― Roisin Murphy

“Film is like eating to me. It feels completely natural.”

― Roman Coppola

“When I retired from Aetna, I became part of the private equity world. It turned out to be a natural fit.”

― Ron Williams

“Until relatively recently, law enforcement’s ability to determine an individual’s location and track their movements was largely limited to natural human powers of observation.”

― Ron Wyden

“In scientific subjects, the natural remedy for dogmatism has been found in research.”

― Ronald Fisher

“Natural selection is a mechanism for generating an exceedingly high degree of improbability.”

― Ronald Fisher

“Natural selection is not evolution.”

― Ronald Fisher

“When you do any job well, it looks very natural.”

― Ronny Chieng

“We believe the future of computing should be natural.”

― Rony Abovitz

“Nature, of course, has its share in the life of the soul and in numerous manifestations deeply influences human life. But this natural life of the soul is peripheral, mere appendix to the material phenomena of nature.”

― Rudolf Christoph Eucken

“I think for comedians, acting is their natural progression. It’s all about progression.”

― Russell Peters

“I had a natural feeling for sculpture, and the nudes are my sculpture.”

― Ruth Bernhard

“Getting to fight at my natural weight, that was huge for me.”

― Sage Northcutt

“The thoughts of those moved by natural human love are almost completely fastened on the beloved, their hearts are filled with passion for it, and their mouths full of its praises.”

― Saint Francis de Sales

“Atoms of Element 118 fill an outer shell with electrons, creating a special type of element called a noble gas. Noble gases are natural turning points on the table, ending one row and pointing to the next.”

― Sam Kean

“The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure, but from hope to hope.”

― Samuel Johnson

“We’ve been given the gift of a billion years of cosmic time, and we should not screw it up. But at the rate we’re using up our planet’s natural resources and fouling our own nest means we’re not going to last a billion years.”

― Sandra Faber

“I got up from the wheelchair thanks to natural products like tulsi, aloe vera, kali mirch, and awla.”

― Sangram Singh

“I am a vegetarian, and I am a staunch supporter of all things natural.”

― Sangram Singh

“The first film that I saw of Shammi Kapoor was ‘Bhramachari.’ I instantly fell in love with the film and connected with Shammiji. His style was natural and unique.”

― Sanjay Leela Bhansali

“The natural idealism of youth is an idealism, alas, for which we do not always provide as many outlets as we should.”

― Sargent Shriver

“The people who read the history books tend to have a natural zeal and are alarmingly well-read.”

― Saul David

“I don’t think it’s natural to be a monogamous person.”

― Scarlett Johansson

“Naturalism is a counterpart to theism. Theism says there’s the physical world and God. Naturalism says there’s only the natural world. There are no spirits, no deities, or anything else.”

― Sean M. Carroll

“Craft comes into acting later rather than sooner. I was somebody who had to learn through a process – a natural actor doesn’t need to.”

― Sean Penn

“The natural instinct when you get concussed, when you get knocked out, as soon as you come up is to get up and fight and keep going.”

― Sean Waltman

“Apprehension is natural, but it must not be concluded that it is a threat. Certainly not.”

― Sellapan Ramanathan

“When you make money, it’s natural to enjoy all the benefits it offers.”

― Sergey Galitsky

“But I just really think there is a natural extension into other types of media because it’s an excellent system for reliably locating and retrieving content.”

― Shawn Fanning

“The Scientific Revolution, that remarkable transformation of European thought that occurred between approximately 1550 and 1700, brought with it an ascendancy of the experimental method and the refusal to believe any explanation of natural phenomena that could not be proven to the satisfaction of the empirical observer.”

― Sherwin B. Nuland

“The SSN Institute will be expanded in areas such as liberal arts, social sciences, natural sciences, communications.”

― Shiv Nadar

“I once used henna to dye my hair brown for an audition, thinking I was being clever as it’s all natural.”

― Sienna Miller

“The production of natural resources in agriculture, forestry and fisheries, stable natural hydrological cycles, fertile soils, a balanced climate and numerous other vital ecosystem services can only be permanently secured through the protection and sustainable use of biological diversity.”

― Sigmar Gabriel

“Being on a horse is one of my most natural places to be.”

― Sinbad

“I actually love my natural hair when it’s in a twist out and it’s been slept on for five days and revived by the steam of the shower.”

― Solange Knowles

“Nepotism is a natural thing that happens in every field.”

― Soni Razdan

“Between my two girls, Alia showed a natural flair for acting.”

― Soni Razdan

“I’m not a natural reader but there are books I’ll read and read again.”

― Sophie Thompson

“The natural evolution of a well-educated populus is integration. And this is not political; it’s not theoretical; it’s not even partisan.”

― Stacey Dash

“There is no such thing as a natural fit between form and content. Seamless elegance would be tantamount to erasure.”

― Stacey D’Erasmo

“When you read the psychedelic literature, there is a distinction between the so-called natural psychedelics and synthetic psychedelics that are artificially produced.”

― Stanislav Grof

“Depending on the season, between 20 and 30 percent of my collections contain some sort of eco or sustainable element, whether it’s a beautiful organic fabric or a natural dye. And obviously I don’t use animal skins or fur of any kind.”

― Stella McCartney

“I grew up thinking that a research scientist was a natural thing to be.”

― Stephen Hawking

“SpongeBob is just made of cellulose, but he has parents who are natural sponges – he got the square gene.”

― Stephen Hillenburg

“A natural sponge is not as funny. A square sponge also fit that squeaky-clean idea I was going for.”

― Stephen Hillenburg

“What an odd time to be a fundamentalist about adaptation and natural selection – when each major subdiscipline of evolutionary biology has been discovering other mechanisms as adjuncts to selection’s centrality.”

― Stephen Jay Gould

“Trying to break into the horror market seemed natural.”

― Stephen R. George

“I’m not good with pickup lines or flirting. I don’t have that kind of self-confidence or natural charisma.”

― Steve Carell

“That’s the thing about great artists: They find the thing that’s most obvious to themselves, what’s most conscious and natural, and they put it out there and the audience comes.”

― Steve Vai

“You can auction coal blocks. All natural resources of government should be auctioned.”

― Subramanian Swamy

“Auctioning of natural resources such as spectrum, coal, oilfields, and land for commercial exploitation can largely substitute for tax impositions.”

― Subramanian Swamy

“Indonesia is rich in natural resources. Indonesia is rich in manpower with its 103 million inhabitants – not like Malaysia with its 10 million.”

― Sukarno

“Here, in this very first paragraph of the Declaration, is the assertion of the natural right of all to the ballot; for how can ‘the consent of the governed’ be given if the right to vote be denied?”

― Susan B. Anthony

“For those who live neither with religious consolations about death nor with a sense of death (or of anything else) as natural, death is the obscene mystery, the ultimate affront, the thing that cannot be controlled. It can only be denied.”

― Susan Sontag

“I’m not suggesting that microbial cellulose is going to be a replacement for cotton, leather or other textile materials. But I do think it could be quite a smart and sustainable addition to our increasingly precious natural resources.”

― Suzanne Lee

“I don’t care whether you use natural gas, ethanol, the battery. You can use anything, just so it’s American.”

― T. Boone Pickens

“Natural gas is better distributed than any other fuel in the United States. It’s down every street and up every alley. There’s a pipeline.”

― T. Boone Pickens

“The cheapest natural gas in the world is in the United States.”

― T. Boone Pickens

“I’d thought sexuality was instinctive or natural, but it’s profoundly linked to inner security and cultural context.”

― Tahar Ben Jelloun

“Treat your skin with natural homemade stuff that gives it respite from chemicals.”

― Tamannaah

“I don’t want to worry about maintaining an air of decorum that’s not natural to me.”

― Taron Egerton

“I’m used to the natural role of a quarterback where everyone looks to you.”

― Taysom Hill

“Corporations that are formed for the purpose of earning profits do not have the constitutionally protected rights that natural citizens have. They should not spend their corporate dollars, Treasury dollars, to influence outcome of elections.”

― Ted Deutch

“Testing of self is a regular part of our own lives, so it seems natural to make it a part of the lives of my characters, as well, albeit on a much different level.”

― Terry Brooks

“The natural milieu I inhabit is more in epic storytelling.”

― Terry Hayes

“I admire natural, untouched beauty.”

― Theophilus London

“Well-ordered self-love is right and natural.”

― Thomas Aquinas

“Persecution produced its natural effect on them. It found them a sect; it made them a faction.”

― Thomas Babington Macaulay

“Whenever there is authority, there is a natural inclination to disobedience.”

― Thomas Chandler Haliburton

“Natural gas emits only half the carbon dioxide of coal when burned, but if methane leaks when oil companies extract it from the ground in a sloppy manner – methane is far more potent a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide – it can wipe out all the advantages of natural gas over coal.”

― Thomas Friedman

“There is a natural aristocracy among men. The grounds of this are virtue and talents.”

― Thomas Jefferson

“The natural cause of the human mind is certainly from credulity to skepticism.”

― Thomas Jefferson

“Fear is natural. Be with it.”

― Thomas Leonard

“Did you know hemp is a natural fiber’”

― Tia Carrere

“My natural self is John Goodman. If I relaxed, I’d be him.”

― Tim Daly

“The last thing we need to do when natural gas has been such a blessing is raise the severance tax.”

― Tim Griffin

“In the fall of 1961, I went up to Clare College Cambridge to read Natural Sciences, with the intention of becoming a biochemist in the end.”

― Tim Hunt

“He’s a very natural chap. The public David Essex is the same as the private one. He’s laid-back, charming, funny. There’s no side to him.”

― Tim Rice

“I would think that conserving our natural resources should be a conservative position: Not to waste food, and not to throw away a lot of the food that we buy.”

― Tim Ryan

“Persuade thyself that imperfection and inconvenience are the natural lot of mortals, and there will be no room for discontent, neither for despair.”

― Tokugawa Ieyasu

“I have a natural resistance to being humiliated.”

― Tom Conti

“I’ve always liked to dance – I’ve got a natural rhythm.”

― Tom Jones

“Responding to a natural disaster is a complex problem.”

― Tom Perez

“The thing for me is that my natural state is to be reserved and not share.”

― Tom Segura

“There are actors who are really fantastically talented at being natural on screen and appearing to be themselves, but I like the challenge of becoming somebody else.”

― Toni Collette

“Every day should be #GivingTuesday when it comes to surviving natural catastrophes and man-made disasters.”

― Tony Goldwyn

“Singapore is a natural gateway for international firms looking to access Asia and for Asian businesses to access the world.”

― Tony Tan

“After forty years in the lab, I was asked in 1991 to become president of The Rockefeller University. Unlike a working scientist, being president for seven years provided an opportunity to interact with scientists in many different fields and broadened my scope of the natural sciences.”

― Torsten Wiesel

“Music should be able to invoke the natural emotions in all human beings. Music is not notes fixed on apiece of paper.”

― Toru Takemitsu

“Composition gives proper meaning to the natural streams of sound that penetrate the world.”

― Toru Takemitsu

“As far as natural ability, I was always athletic.”

― Troy Brown

“Our planet’s greener future depends on nurturing our natural and abundant renewable resources.”

― Tulsi Tanti

“I am a natural optimist, as entrepreneurs tend to be.”

― Tulsi Tanti

“My natural hair texture is very kinky.”

― Tyra Banks

“Improving, for me, is quite natural as I’m always critical of myself.”

― Valtteri Bottas

“In general, I like healthy foods. Everything that’s natural and clean.”

― Valtteri Bottas

“I have argued above that we cannot prevent the Singularity, that its coming is an inevitable consequence of the humans’ natural competitiveness and the possibilities inherent in technology.”

― Vernor Vinge

“Romania is still very much underutilizing its natural and human potential.”

― Victor Ponta

“I am fighting my natural body shape to do what I do.”

― Victoria Pendleton

“I need my natural laziness to be counteracted by obsession in order to do anything.”

― Vikram Seth

“I like to always lead from the front and set an example for whoever is playing with me or around me. I like taking responsibilities. That is my natural thing.”

― Virat Kohli

“I would never want a guy who is not a natural keeper.”

― Virender Sehwag

“In my almost ten years in the House of Representatives, I have voted consistently to allow companies to drill for oil and natural gas in environmentally friendly ways.”

― Virgil Goode

“The Elgin Marbles were supposed to be on the Parthenon. For many works of art, a museum is an artificial setting – a zoo, not a natural habitat.”

― Virginia Postrel

“Economic activity is moving from the Atlantic ocean to the Pacific ocean… Russia has a certain natural advantage because it also borders the Pacific Ocean.”

― Vladimir Putin

“Russia and China are very natural partners. We are neighbors with an immense common border.”

― Vladimir Putin

“We have a natural right to make use of our pens as of our tongue, at our peril, risk and hazard.”

― Voltaire

“That sense of a life in natural objects, which in most poetry is but a rhetorical artifice, was, then, in Wordsworth the assertion of what was for him almost literal fact.”

― Walter Pater

“In fact, quantitative findings of any material and energy changes preserve their full context only through their being seen and understood as parts of a natural order.”

― Walter Rudolf Hess

“I have never said that people ‘should’ engage in armed attacks on the United States, but that such attacks are a natural and unavoidable consequence of unlawful U.S. policy.”

― Ward Churchill

“The natural principle of war is to do the most harm to our enemy with the least harm to ourselves; and this of course is to be effected by stratagem.”

― Washington Irving

“Natural science, does not simply describe and explain nature; it is part of the interplay between nature and ourselves.”

― Werner Heisenberg

“I think I have kind of a natural magnetism.”

― Wesley Snipes

“If we conceive all the changes in the physical world as reducible to the motion of atoms, motions generated by means of the fixed nuclear forces of those atoms, the whole of the world could thus be known by means of the natural sciences.”

― Wilhelm Dilthey

“Only the liberation of the natural capacity for love in human beings can master their sadistic destructiveness.”

― Wilhelm Reich

“Hence, even in the domain of natural science the aid of the experimental method becomes indispensable whenever the problem set is the analysis of transient and impermanent phenomena, and not merely the observation of persistent and relatively constant objects.”

― Wilhelm Wundt

“There are a lot of really funny guys who are very natural in what they do: Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, Seth Rogen.”

― Will Ferrell

“But we ought to consider the natural form and shape of a horse, that we may work him according to nature.”

― William Cavendish

“Whenever I heard the song of a bird and the answering call of its mate, I could visualize the notes in scale, all built up within my consciousness as a natural symphony.”

― William Christopher Handy

“It’s hard to store natural gas. And it does require big storage tanks. So it doesn’t work very well on passenger cars.”

― William Clay Ford, Jr.

“Therefore, states are equal in natural rights.”

― William H. Seward

“The natural man has only two primal passions, to get and to beget.”

― William Osler

“Love? What is it? Most natural painkiller.”

― William S. Burroughs

“He does it with better grace, but I do it more natural.”

― William Shakespeare

“Natural resources are so vast that no single individual or business is going to protect them; they don’t have an incentive to.”

― William Weld

“Defense is natural. Defense is a reaction. Offense – you’ve gotta do the moves; you’ve gotta get it down pat.”

― Willie Cauley-Stein

“We treat a planet at crisis point as an externality that can be shunted into a future generation. We continue to act as if we had the natural resources of several planets, not one.”

― Winnie Byanyima

“Inequality is inextricably linked with distribution of land and natural resources.”

― Winnie Byanyima

“’Natural Born Killers’ is really a misunderstood romantic comedy.”

― Woody Harrelson

“I’m a believer in home-made recipes and concoctions, so I stick to natural or herbal products as much as I can. I also meditate regularly to de-stress.”

― Yami Gautam

“Date syrup is a natural sweetener that has wonderful richness and treacly depth; I drizzle it over semolina porridge.”

― Yotam Ottolenghi

“Malicious attacks on the Soviet Union produce a natural feeling of indignation.”

― Yuri Andropov

“Beautiful updos with natural hair are great!”

― Zendaya

“It’s natural that anyone is compared to their father.”

― Ziggy Marley

“We must not let ourselves get driven off course, no matter what happens we must stick to our natural game.”

― Zinedine Zidane
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