50 Motivational Vandana Shiva Quotes For Success In Life

Vandana Shiva (born 5 November 1952) is an Indian scholar, environmental activist, food sovereignty advocate, and anti-globalization author. Shiva, currently based in Delhi, has authored more than twenty books. These inspirational Vandana Shiva quotes will uplift your life.

Best Vandana Shiva Quotes

  1. “Diversity creates harmony, and harmony creates beauty, balance, bounty, and peace in nature and society, in agriculture and culture, in science and in politics.” – Vandana Shiva
  2. “The time has come to reclaim the stolen harvest and celebrate the growing and giving of good food as the highest gift and the most revolutionary act.” – Vandana Shiva
  3. “Uniformity is not nature’s way; diversity is nature’s way.” – Vandana Shiva
  4. “We are either going to have a future where women lead the way to make peace with the Earth or we are not going to have a human future at all.” – Vandana Shiva
  5. “We share this planet, our home, with millions of species. Justice and sustainability both demand that we do not use more resources than we need.” – Vandana Shiva
  6. “Seed is not just the source of life. It is the very foundation of our being.” – Vandana Shiva
  7. “Soil, not oil, holds the future for humanity.” – Vandana Shiva
  8. “In nature’s economy the currency is not money, it is life.” – Vandana Shiva

  9. “We’ve moved from wisdom to knowledge, and now we’re moving from knowledge to information, and that information is so partial – that we’re creating incomplete human beings.” – Vandana Shiva
  10. “Nature shrinks as capital grows. The growth of the market cannot solve the very crisis it creates.” – Vandana Shiva
  11. “I think what we owe each other is a celebration of life and to replace fear and hopelessness with fearlessness and joy.” – Vandana Shiva
  12. “Genetic engineering has never been about saving the world, it’s about controlling the world.” – Vandana Shiva
  13. “You are not Atlas carrying the world on your shoulder. It is good to remember that the planet is carrying you.” – Vandana Shiva
  14. “It is not an investment if it destroys the planet” – Vandana Shiva
  15. “You cannot insert a gene you took from a bacteria into a seed and call it LIFE. You have not created life, instead, you have only polluted it.” – Vandana Shiva
  16. “The end of consumerism and accumulation is the beginning of the joy of living.” – Vandana Shiva
  17. “It’s not an investment if it is destroying the planet.” – Vandana Shiva

  18. “If you are doing the right thing for the earth, she’s giving you great company.” – Vandana Shiva
  19. “Earth Democracy connects people in circles of care, cooperation, and compassion instead of dividing them through competition and conflict, fear and hatred.” – Vandana Shiva
  20. “Patriarchy is based on appropriating rights and leaving responsibility to others.” – Vandana Shiva
  21. “In traditional agriculture, the soil is the mother. She’s the mother who gives, to whom you must give back.” – Vandana Shiva
  22. “Whenever we engage in consumption or production patterns which take more than we need, we are engaging in violence.” – Vandana Shiva
  23. “That amazing power of being able to stand with total courage in the face of total power and not be afraid. That is stri shakti.” – Vandana Shiva
  24. “The only way to build hope is through the Earth.” – Vandana Shiva

  25. “Globalisation has in effect made the citizen disappear, and it has reduced the state into being a mere instrument of global capital.” – Vandana Shiva
  26. “Cultivating and conserving diversity is no luxury in our times: it is a survival imperative.” – Vandana Shiva
  27. “When you don’t take into account the way ecological systems work, then you do damage.” – Vandana Shiva
  28. “Whatever happens to seed affects the web of life.” – Vandana Shiva
  29. “The art of teaching is clarity and the art of learning is to listen.” – Vandana Shiva
  30. “As usual, in every scheme that worsens the position of the poor, it is the poor who are invoked as beneficiaries.” – Vandana Shiva
  31. “Something is very, very wrong when people don’t have access to drinking water, and Coke creates its market out of that scarcity.” – Vandana Shiva
  32. “I think we will become disenchanted with the glamour of globalization.” – Vandana Shiva
  33. “My mother taught that if anyone needs you, you should be available to them.” – Vandana Shiva

  34. “Biopiracy (is) biological theft; illegal collection of indigenous plants by corporations who patent them for their own use.” – Vandana Shiva
  35. “I do have fun. Even when I’m fighting I’m enjoying it: I think there’s nothing as exhilarating as protecting that which you find precious.” – Vandana Shiva
  36. “We must occupy the food system to create food democracy.” – Vandana Shiva
  37. “We have managed to make the celebration of diversity our mode of resistance.” – Vandana Shiva
  38. “Food is the place where you begin.” – Vandana Shiva
  39. “Population control is not an issue involving contraceptives for third world women. It is an issue of ecological justice.” – Vandana Shiva
  40. “In civilizational issues, you don’t look at the tiny details as the debate. You have to look at the big picture!” – Vandana Shiva
  41. “It is often too late by the time the government reacts.” – Vandana Shiva

  42. “Governments have a favorite phrase: lean and mean. But they’ve been made very, very fat for corporate interests.” – Vandana Shiva
  43. “Biotech and geoengineering have the same mindset, of engineering, of power, of control, of mastery of nature.” – Vandana Shiva
  44. “Unless the poor of the world agitate for themselves to be heard, there will be no changes in their circumstances.” – Vandana Shiva
  45. “The best and most evolved technologies are those that do not destroy the very base on which we live” – Vandana Shiva
  46. “It is only with local [agriculture] that we can manage the complexity and care that sustainability requires.” – Vandana Shiva
  47. “It is from the Himalayan forests and ecosystems that I learned most of what I know about ecology.” – Vandana Shiva
  48. “The abuse of the Earth is the ecological crisis.” – Vandana Shiva
  49. “When you control seed, you control food.” – Vandana Shiva
  50. “The idea of engineering is an idea of mastery. And today the role that we are being asked to play is a role-based on informed humanity.” – Vandana Shiva

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