Edward Abbey - Quotes

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May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.

May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.

Society is like a stew. If you don't stir it up every once in a while then a layer of scum floats to the top.

Society is like a stew. If you don't stir it up every once in a while then a layer of scum floats to the top.

Power is always dangerous. Power attracts the worst and corrupts the best.

Power is always dangerous. Power attracts the worst and corrupts the best.

Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit.

Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit.

One man alone can be pretty dumb sometimes, but for real bona fide stupidity, there ain't nothin' can beat teamwork. ---->>>

A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.

A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.

Love implies anger. The man who is angered by nothing cares about nothing.

Love implies anger. The man who is angered by nothing cares about nothing.

There is science, logic, reason; there is thought verified by experience. And then there is California.

There is science, logic, reason; there is thought verified by experience. And then there is California.

Our culture runs on coffee and gasoline, the first often tasting like the second. ---->>>

You can't study the darkness by flooding it with light. ---->>>

Our 'neoconservatives' are neither new nor conservative, but old as Bablyon and evil as Hell. ---->>>

Civilization is a youth with a molotov cocktail in his hand. Culture is the Soviet tank or L.A. cop that guns him down. ---->>>

Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell. ---->>>

Anarchism is founded on the observation that since few men are wise enough to rule themselves, even fewer are wise enough to rule others. ---->>>

The idea of wilderness needs no defense, it only needs defenders. ---->>>

A drink a day keeps the shrink away. ---->>>

For myself I hold no preferences among flowers, so long as they are wild, free, spontaneous. Bricks to all greenhouses! Black thumb and cutworm to the potted plant!

For myself I hold no preferences among flowers, so long as they are wild, free, spontaneous. Bricks to all greenhouses! Black thumb and cutworm to the potted plant!

The tragedy of modern war is that the young men die fighting each other - instead of their real enemies back home in the capitals. ---->>>

When a man's best friend is his dog, that dog has a problem. ---->>>

The missionaries go forth to Christianize the savages - as if the savages weren't dangerous enough already. ---->>>

Belief in the supernatural reflects a failure of the imagination.

Belief in the supernatural reflects a failure of the imagination.

Taxation: how the sheep are shorn. ---->>>

That which today calls itself science gives us more and more information, and indigestible glut of information, and less and less understanding. ---->>>

Say what you like about my bloody murderous government,' I says, 'but don't insult me poor bleedin' country. ---->>>

If the end does not justify the means - what can? ---->>>

Grown men do not need leaders. ---->>>

Climbing K2 or floating the Grand Canyon in an inner tube; there are some things one would rather have done than do. ---->>>

What is the purpose of the giant sequoia tree? The purpose of the giant sequoia tree is to provide shade for the tiny titmouse. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 01-29, 1927
Birthplace:
Die: 03-14, 1989
Occupation: Author
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Edward Paul Abbey (January 29, 1927 – March 14, 1989) was an American author and essayist noted for his advocacy of environmental issues, criticism of public land policies, and anarchist political views. His best-known works include the novel The Monkey Wrench Gang, which has been cited as an inspiration by environmental groups, and the non-fiction work Desert Solitaire (wikipedia)