• There is today a frightful disappearance of living species, be they plants or animals. And it's clear that the density of human beings has become so great, if I can say so, that they have begun to poison themselves. And the world in which I am finishing my existence is no longer a world that I like.

    "Anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss Remembered". "All Things Considered", November 3, 2009.