Desmond Morris

Desmond Morris

English zoologist and writer
Aquatic animals suffer from the disadvantage that they cannot scream when in pain, so we find it hard to gauge the degree of their agony. If fish could scream, angling purely for sport would be outlawed without delay.More Desmond Morris quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Life is like a very short visit to a toy shop between birth and death.More Desmond Morris quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We read off the many signals that our companions' clothes transmit to us in every social encounter. In this way, clothing is as much a part of human body language as gestures, facial expressions and postures.Even those people who insist that they despise attention to clothing, and dress as casually as possible, are making quite specific comments on their social roles and their attitudes towards the culture in which they live.More Desmond Morris quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The idea that it is funny to see wild animals coerced into acting like clumsy humans, or thrilling to see powerful beasts reduced to cringing cowards by a whip-cracking trainer is primitive and medieval. It stems from the old idea that we are superior to other species and have the right to hold dominion over them.More Desmond Morris quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The response of teenagers to their idols is relevant. As an audience, they enjoy themselves, not by screaming with laughter, but screaming with screams.More Desmond Morris quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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