10 Powerful Greta Thunberg Quotes

Just a few weeks ago, Greta Thunberg came on to her Instagram with a cross-stitched QR code, and rickrolled her 11.9 million followers. That doesn’t even come close to all of the other iconic things she has said and done in her career, from 2016 until now! Ever since she became a spokesperson for climate activism, Greta has changed what it means fundamentally to be an activist. Her many fantastic speeches have had huge and lasting impact on environmental media. Greta’s humble and down-to-earth nature makes her activism even more compelling. Despite only being 18, Greta has a certain wisdom and humour that can apply to everyone. From simply being a Swedish school girl, to now being one of the most respected figures in the world, Greta Thunberg has said a lot of powerful statements in her time that we mustn’t forget. Here are 10 of the most notable:

(Some have citations and others do not, simply as I was not able to find any more information about when and where they were said)

“I have learned you are never too small to make a difference”

“The moment we decide to fulfil something, we can do anything”

Houses of Parliament, UK, 23rd April 2019
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“When haters go after your looks and differences, it means they have nowhere left to go. And then you know you’re winning”

Instagram, 31st August 2019

“You must take action. You must do the impossible. Because giving up is never an option.”

US Congress, Washington DC, 17th September 2019

“I’m not that special. I can’t convince everyone. I’m just going to do what I want to do and what will have the most impact.”

“We can’t save the world by playing by the rules, because the rules have to be changed. Everything needs to change – and it has to start today.”

“We showed that we are united and that we, young people, are unstoppable.”

UN Youth Climate Summit, New York City, 21st September 2019

“We are striking because we have done our homework, and they have not.”

Climate protest in Hamburg, Germany, 1st March 2019
TOBIAS SCHWARZ/AFP/Getty Images

“I want you to act as if the house is on fire, because it is.”

World Economic Forum, Davos, 24th January 2019

“We deserve a safe future. And we demand a safe future. Is that really too much to ask?”

Global Climate Strike, New York, 20th September 2019

Greta is a massive inspiration for me and these quotes embody just why. I hope you enjoyed today’s short and sweet blog post, and pass it on to your friends using the share button!

Catherine 

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