Edward Abbey

Edward Abbey


Author Profession: US Author
Born: January 29, 1927
Died: March 14, 1989
Birth Sign: Aquarius


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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

Belief in the supernatural reflects a failure of the imagination.

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

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

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

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

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

Taxation: how the sheep are shorn.

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

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