I did not establish the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society as a protest organisation.

The most powerful weapon in the world, as far as I'm concerned, is the camera.

Pete Bethune is a hero in New Zealand. He's a hero worldwide to people who want to see the end of whaling.

I'm thankful to have time to write.

I feel that we have a responsibility to try to do everything we can to protect species, and the best way to do that is to uphold international conservation law.

I always say, 'I'm not a pirate, I just play one on TV.'

All confrontation is based on deception.

I experienced the California Northridge Earthquake of 1994 and the eruption of Mount St. Helens in 1980, and I have thus seen firsthand how terrible and awesomely devastating a force of nature can be.

People sometimes feel frustrated about what's going on in our oceans and environment, and 'Whale Wars' shows that ordinary people can take action and make things happen.

Actually, I never really look at myself as a real radical activist; I am more the conservative. I mean, the conservatives are trying to conserve; the radicals are destroying the planet.

I have been honoured to serve the whales, dolphins, seals - and all the other creatures on this Earth. Their beauty, intelligence, strength, and spirit have inspired me.

Protesting against illegal activity is not piracy.

Ships are expendable; the whales are not.

I have never suffered under any delusion that saving the whales in the Antarctic sanctuary would be easy, but the one thing I am certain of is that I and my passionate crew of international volunteers will never quit defending life in the seas from poachers, no matter what consequences we must endure to do so.

I feel that people should have a license to have children, that they have proper education how to raise children. And that nobody should be allowed to be a parent unless they can prove that they are competent enough to be a parent.

The environmental movement doesn't have many deserters and has a high level of recruitment. Eventually, there will be open war.

Being lampooned on 'South Park' is hardly something to complain about. They brought the issue of the dolphin and whale slaughter by the Japanese to a very large audience. I could not really care less how I was portrayed.

No species is more important than others.

Way back in October 2007, I had urged thousands of Australians to vote for Kevin Rudd and Peter Garrett's Labor Party. Why? Because they promised to get tough on illegal Japanese whaling.

In 1993, I chased Cuban and Spanish drag trawlers off the Grand Banks off of Newfoundland. And it cost them $35 million in losses.

Canada I don't trust. The Canadian government hates me more than the Japanese.

I have actually led more expeditions to Antarctica than Scott, Amundsen, and Shackleton put together.

NATO isn't going to be concerned about fishing.

I do what I do because it is the right thing to do. I am a warrior, and it is the way of the warrior to fight superior odds.

Sometimes we are separated by differences, and sometimes we are united by common ideals of respect and compassion.

I wouldn't think I was successful if I didn't have just as many people hate me as support me.

Costa Rica and Germany have simply been pawns in the Japanese quest to silence Sea Shepherd in an attempt to stop our annual opposition of their illegal whaling activities.

Protesting is fundamentally submissive.

I've won some awards. 'Time' magazine designated me as one of the environmental heroes of the 20th century. Oh, and I've got some honorary citizenships, like from the Conch Republic of the Florida Keys. But the one thing I am proud of is I didn't get the Chevron environmental award. Never did get that one.

I will not watch a whale die. I've not seen a whale die since I left Greenpeace in 1977.

The oceans are the last free place on the planet.

You will not ever perceive the truth that is reality. There are many realities.

We'll lose more species of plants and animals between 2000 and 2065 than we've lost in the last 65 million years. If we don't find answers to these problems, we're gonna be victims of this extinction event that we're at fault for.

There are very few fishermen left today.

Japan is a bully nation that takes what it wants and threatens any who oppose it.

To me extremism is targeting endangered whales in a whale sanctuary in violation of a moratorium. That, to me, is extreme.

Commercial fishermen are the greediest, stupidest people on earth.

That's the thing with celebrities: the media can't ignore them.

Captain Falco saw the diminishment of biodiversity in our oceans over a span of nearly seven decades. He was dedicated to the protection of life and habitats in the sea. He was a legendary mariner, diver, oceanographer, and conservationist. The world is a better place because of him.

I have known Farley Mowat all of my life, from reading his books as a child to becoming a close friend of his over the last three decades.

There's money to be made by driving a species extinct.

Sea Shepherd is to terrorism what Groucho was to Marxism.

I have an unexplainable belief that I will never cause harm or be harmed while at sea. Because of this, I feel secure at sea: I feel secure in the ice, I feel secure in the storms, and I feel secure in confrontations.

I always try to take the unexpected things and make them work for me.

My concern is not for the judicial system, but for the reality that the shark fin mafia of Costa Rica has a price on my head, and a Costa Rican prison would provide an excellent opportunity for someone to exercise this lethal contract against me.

The United Nations World Charter for Nature, section 21, empowers any nongovernmental organisation or individual to uphold international conservation law in areas beyond national jurisdiction and specifically on the high seas.

I don't have a religion, but I respect them.

Usually, environmental programs are not designed for a mainstream audience.

I don't care if I put people off.