Edward Abbey Quotes

35 Edward Abbey quotes:

"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!"
"Power is always dangerous. Power attracts the worst and corrupts the best."
"A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government."
"Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell."
"There is science, logic, reason; there is thought verified by experience. And then there is California."
"May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds."
"Anarchism is founded on the observation that since few men are wise enough to rule themselves, even fewer are wise enough to rule others."
"Love implies anger. The man who is angered by nothing cares about nothing."
"If the end does not justify the means - what can?"
"You can't study the darkness by flooding it with light."
"The idea of wilderness needs no defense, it only needs defenders."
"Our culture runs on coffee and gasoline, the first often tasting like the second."
"Civilization is a youth with a molotov cocktail in his hand. Culture is the Soviet tank or L.A. cop that guns him down."
"Grown men do not need leaders."
"That which today calls itself science gives us more and more information, and indigestible glut of information, and less and less understanding."
"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."
"What is the purpose of the giant sequoia tree? The purpose of the giant sequoia tree is to provide shade for the tiny titmouse."
"The missionaries go forth to Christianize the savages - as if the savages weren't dangerous enough already."
"Taxation: how the sheep are shorn."
"A drink a day keeps the shrink away."

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