Edward Abbey Quotes

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"There is science, logic, reason; there is thought verified by experience. And then there is California." Edward Abbey
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"Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit" Edward Abbey
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Luxury   

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"One thing more dangerous than getting between a grizzly sow and her cub is getting between a businessman and a dollar bill." Edward Abbey
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"Anarchism is founded on the observation that since few men are wise enough to rule themselves, even fewer are wise enough to rule others." Edward Abbey
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American Author    Men   

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"Love implies anger. The man who is angered by nothing cares about nothing." Edward Abbey
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American Author    Anger   

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"A drink a day keeps the shrink away" Edward Abbey
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"If the end does not justify the means - what can?" Edward Abbey
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"You can't study the darkness by flooding it with light." Edward Abbey
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American Author    Darkness   

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"Our 'neoconservatives' are neither new nor conservative, but old as Babylon and evil as Hell" Edward Abbey
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"Power is always dangerous. Power attracts the worst and corrupts the best." Edward Abbey
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American Author    Power   

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"The idea of wilderness needs no defense, it only needs defenders." Edward Abbey
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American Author    Defense   

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"Our culture runs on coffee and gasoline, the first often tasting like the second." Edward Abbey
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American Author    Coffee   

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"When a man's best friend is his dog, that dog has a problem" Edward Abbey
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"No tyranny is so irksome as petty tyranny: the officious demands of policemen, government clerks, and electromechanical gadgets." Edward Abbey
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Government   

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"When the philosopher's argument becomes tedious, complicated, and opaque, it is usually a sign that he is attempting to prove as true to the intellect what is plainly false to common sense" Edward Abbey
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"Say what you like about my bloody murderous government,' I says, 'but don't insult me poor bleedin' country" Edward Abbey
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"Baseball is a slow, sluggish game, with frequent and trivial interruptions, offering the spectator many opportunities to reflect at leisure upon the situation on the field: This is what a fan loves most about the game" Edward Abbey
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Baseball   

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"In the modern techno-industrial culture, it is possible to proceed from infancy into senility without ever knowing manhood" Edward Abbey
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"Civilization is a youth with a molotov cocktail in his hand. Culture is the Soviet tank or L.A. cop that guns him down." Edward Abbey
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American Author    Civilization   

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"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!" Edward Abbey
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"My sole literary ambition is to write one good novel, then retire to my hut in the desert, assume the lotus position, compose my mind and senses, and sink into meditation, contemplating my novel" Edward Abbey
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