Edward Abbey Quotes

Belief in the supernatural reflects a failure of the imagination... view

By: Edward Abbey

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

By: Edward Abbey

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

By: Edward Abbey

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

By: Edward Abbey

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

By: Edward Abbey

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

By: Edward Abbey

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!.. view

By: Edward Abbey

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

By: Edward Abbey

Grown men do not need leaders... view

By: Edward Abbey

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

By: Edward Abbey

If the end does not justify the means - what can?.. view

By: Edward Abbey

A drink a day keeps the shrink away... view

By: Edward Abbey

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

By: Edward Abbey

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

By: Edward Abbey

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

By: Edward Abbey

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

By: Edward Abbey

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

By: Edward Abbey

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

By: Edward Abbey

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

By: Edward Abbey

Abolition of a woman's right to abortion, when and if she wants it, amounts to compulsory maternity: a form of rape by the State... view

By: Edward Abbey

There is science, logic, reason.. view

By: Edward Abbey

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

By: Edward Abbey

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

By: Edward Abbey

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

By: Edward Abbey

Taxation: how the sheep are shorn... view

By: Edward Abbey

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... view

By: Edward Abbey

Climbing K2 or floating the Grand Canyon in an inner tube.. view

By: Edward Abbey

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

By: Edward Abbey

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

By: Edward Abbey