Edward Abbey

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Born Monday, 30 November -0001
Quotes 33
Edward Abbey
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“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.” Uncategorized
Sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul. Uncategorized
One man alone can be pretty dumb sometimes, but for real bona fide stupidity, there ain't nothin' can beat teamwork. Uncategorized
No tyranny is so irksome as petty tyranny: the officious demands of policemen, government clerks, and electromechanical gadgets. Uncategorized
Anarchism is founded on the observation that since few men are wise enough to rule themselves, even fewer are wise enough to rule others. Uncategorized
When a man's best friend is his dog, that dog has a problem. Uncategorized
What is the purpose of the giant sequoia tree? The purpose of the giant sequoia tree is to provide shade for the tiny titmouse. Uncategorized
The missionaries go forth to Christianize the savages - as if the savages weren't dangerous enough already. Uncategorized
Taxation: how the sheep are shorn. Uncategorized
Climbing K2 or floating the Grand Canyon in an inner tube; there are some things one would rather have done than do. Uncategorized
There is science, logic, reason; there is thought verified by experience. And then there is California. Uncategorized
That which today calls itself science gives us more and more information, and indigestible glut of information, and less and less understanding. Uncategorized
Say what you like about my bloody murderous government,' I says, 'but don't insult me poor bleedin' country. Uncategorized
Our culture runs on coffee and gasoline, the first often tasting like the second. Uncategorized
Our 'neoconservatives' are neither new nor conservative, but old as Bablyon and evil as Hell. Uncategorized
Belief in the supernatural reflects a failure of the imagination. Uncategorized
The idea of wilderness needs no defense, it only needs defenders. Uncategorized
If the end does not justify the means - what can? Uncategorized
Grown men do not need leaders. Uncategorized
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! Uncategorized