39 National Geographic Quotes On Success In Life

These National Geographic quotes will inspire you. National Geographic (formerly the National Geographic Magazine, sometimes branded as NAT GEO) is an American monthly magazine published by the National Geographic Society.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging National Geographic quotes, National Geographic sayings, and National Geographic proverbs.

Best National Geographic Quotes

  1. “I never leaf through a copy of National Geographic without realizing how lucky we are to live in a society where it is traditional to wear clothes.” ~ Erma Bombeck
  2. “My best sources are my travels and my collection of National Geographic.” ~ Sergio Aragones
  3. “The real magic in National Geographic isn’t how much money they have left at the end of the year. It’s the fact that through their overall focus they are reaching hundreds of millions of people and educating people about the world. It just happens to be done in a business-oriented kind of way that is more sustainable.” ~ Steve Case
  4. “I love National Geographic. Just when you think you’ve seen the last lost native tribe, National Geographic will find a new one.” ~ Sandra Bernhard

  5. “My big dream was to work as a photographer for ‘National Geographic.'” ~ Steffi Graf
  6. “You will be surprised but I do a lot of studying and I watch National Geographic.” ~ Tracy Morgan
  7. “For the same reason I read the National Geographic, I like to see places I will never visit.” ~ Edward Bernays
  8. “We must strive to form a comprehensive sublime nationalism whose first principle is national geographic unity and must strengthen this unity with deeds not with words.” ~ Ameen Rihani

  9. “I have the mohawk, even though people still call it the mohawk I say “I don’t wanna be disrespectful to the Mohican Indians but there is a tribe in Africa called the Mandinka warriors.” They’re in the west coast of Africa in the country of Mali.I was reading National Geographic Magazine back in 1977, and I saw the warrior standing there with his spear and his beads around his neck and whatnot and the stuff on his ankles. That was what gave me the idea, I said “Wow, let me bring respect to them,” so basically what I wear is called a Mandinka cut.” ~ Mr. T
  10. “I grew up in the ‘hood around prostitutes, drug dealers, killers, and gangbangers, but I also grew up juxtaposed: On the doorknob outside of our apartment, there was blood from some guy who got shot; but inside, there was National Geographic magazines and encyclopedias and a little library bookshelf situation.” ~ Lupe Fiasco
  11. “You have more issues than National Geographic by Austin LeFleur in Hissy Fit” ~ Mary Kay Andrews
  12. “America has this understanding of Africans that plays like National Geographic: a bunch of Negroes with loincloths running around the plain fields of Africa chasing gazelles.” ~ Djimon Hounsou

  13. “At the end [when I speak about] magma under us everywhere, how it’s monumentally indifferent to scurrying roaches, recoiled reptiles, and vapid humans alike. You see, you would never hear anything like that in a National Geographic or a PBS movie. This is clearly a transgression when it comes to being politically correct with your commentary.” ~ Werner Herzog
  14. “National Geographic contacted me about getting on their label, and I was like, ‘Wow, I want to be label mates with the sharks and lemurs!'” ~ Bjork
  15. “When I write a scientific treatise, I might reach 100 people. When the ‘National Geographic’ covers a project, it communicates about plants and fish and underwater technology to more than 10 million people.” ~ Sylvia Earle
  16. “In most cases I start off with a sketch. But I’m also thinking about real images: out of National Geographic, out of fashion magazines, out of The Economist, out of Time. I’m making a sketch, but I’m using the existing images that have been put out in the world.” ~ Wangechi Mutu
  17. “[Television executives] are afraid to advertise condoms that could save lives, but do not blush about telecasting a National Geographic special on President Reagan’s pelvic plumbing.” ~ Martin Nolan

  18. “Human experience comes suspended in the sickly-sweet amniotic fluid of commercial photography. And a world normally animated by abrasive differences is blithely reduced to a single, homogeneous National Geographic way of seeing.” ~ Geoffrey Batchen
  19. “Everyone thinks it would be great to work for National Geographic. So did I.” ~ Peter Menzel
  20. “The laureateship [of U.S. Children’s Poet] has brought me a couple of appealing contracts, including my first anthology, the 200-poem The National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry. Apart from the increased travel, I won’t let anything interfere with writing poetry.” ~ J. Patrick Lewis
  21. “My least favorite photographer to have would be myself. Someone who wanted a career at National Geographic. Because it’s almost mathematically impossible to achieve that.” ~ Sam Abell

  22. “I did it once, and National Geographic recruited me. I did it primarily out of curiosity. A lot of legendary photographers had worked on that campaign. Ernst Haas had done the early photography, and I knew him. There’s a lore in photography about that campaign, and I was curious.” ~ Sam Abell , National Geographic quotes photographer
  23. “When we speak about trespassing, we speak about artistic trespassing. You have to be prudent and have common sense and a sense of responsibility when you’re trespassing. I think you haven’t seen a film on volcanoes like that before. It’s not National Geographic. It is wildly imaginative and very poetic and has a sense of awe that you normally do not see in films.” ~ Werner Herzog
  24. “I was asked by a student what my most significant accomplishment was at National Geographic, after thirty years, and I said that my career came to an appropriate close, and I still loved photography. Not everybody who spends their career at anything ends up fascinated and involved with it.” ~ Sam Abell
  25. “Today, National Geographic has a membership side with a magazine and some television side, and they generate about a billion dollars in revenue, and they’re profitable. And so at the end of the year, they have some bottom-line profit which they can then reinvest because they’re running it as a not-for-profit in charitable endeavors.” ~ Steve Case
  26. “I subscribe to National Geographic, Scientific American, Discover, and a slew of other magazines. And it is while reading articles for pleasure and interest that an interesting What if? will pop into my head.” ~ James Rollins

  27. “My interest in science was excited at age nine by an article on astronomy in National Geographic; the author was Donald Menzel of the Harvard Observatory. For the next few years, I regularly made star maps and snuck out at night to make observations from a locust tree in our back yard.” ~ Dudley R. Herschbach
  28. “I want to be a scientist who studies the ocean when I grow up. I would go out to sea, and scuba dive, and find new things, and National Geographic will hire me.” Sure, Nudge. Probably around the time I become president.” ~ James Patterson
  29. “The Democrats continue to snipe at Bush. They’ll never give it up to him. You know Teddy Kennedy and Tom Daschle pick more nits than a father and son spider monkey team who know they’re being followed by a National Geographic film crew.” ~ Dennis Miller
  30. “When I first went to ‘National Geographic,’ I thought I was the least qualified person to step through the doors. But because of my parents and the culture of continual learning they imposed on us, I later came to believe I was the most qualified person who ever worked there.” ~ Sam Abell
  31. “I always take hundreds and hundreds of pictures. I used to work for National Geographic, and they gave us a lot of film.” ~ Yann Arthus-Bertrand

  32. “Anyway, the fascinating thing was that I read in National Geographic that there are more people alive now than have died in all of human history. In other words, if everyone wanted to play Hamlet at once, they couldn’t, because there aren’t enough skulls!” ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
  33. “In the studio, I always put on National Geographic for inspiration. Looking at lions eating gazelles, all that type of stuff.” ~ Big Sean
  34. “I stand in the center aisle of the auditorium, a wounded zebra in a National Geographic special, looking for someone, anyone to sit next to. A predator approaches: gray jock buzz cut, whistle around a neck thicker than his head. Probably a social studies teacher hired to coach a blood sport.” ~ Laurie Halse Anderson
  35. “I only watch National Geographic Channel, and also I have the app on my phone. I’m into astronomy and love to learn about new facts.” ~ Sonu Nigam , National Geographic quotes channel
  36. “It’s not my vision when I cover a woman’s face with a chador. I got the idea from a ‘National Geographic’ photo. I’m just showing their plight in the world.” ~ Alexander McQueen

  37. “Did you hear about the recently discovered temple in the Sudan ?” I stared at him. “Yeah. I’m a regular reader of National Geographic.” Ol’ Frankie’s brows quirked. “You wield sarcasm, madam, as well as a master swordsman, does.” “Gee, thanks.” I smiled at him and batted my lashes. Quit flirting. Patrick flicked the command into my head. He sounded half-annoyed, half-amused. I’m not flirting. Quit being cute and likable. An impossible request. I’ve always been too adorable for words.” ~ Michele Bardsley
  38. “Increasingly, it’s people not interested in National Geographic.” ~ Sam Abell
  39. “Though Geographic didn’t publish that photo in the story that it was done for, “The Life of Charlie Russell,” a cowboy artist in Montana. But later, maybe a year and a half ago, they named it one of the 50 greatest pictures ever made at National Geographic.” ~ Sam Abell

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