- My grandfather rode a camel. My father drove a car. I fly in jet planes. My son will drive a car. My grandson will ride a camel.
attributed, in Stanford Journal of International Law vol. 22 1986; sometimes also attributed to Rashid al Makhtoum (1912-90) Emir of Dubai in the form ‘My grandfather rode a camel, my father rode a camel, I drive a Mercedes, my son drives a Land Rover, his son will drive a Land Rover, but his son will ride a camel’
- The Stone Age came to an end not for a lack of stones, and the Oil Age will end, but not for a lack of oil.
to OPEC, September 2000, in Guardian 8 September 2000