Facts about Edward Abbey

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Edward Abbey was a famous Author from USA, who lived between January 29, 1927 and March 14, 1989.

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He/she is born under the zodiac aquarius, who is known for Knowledge, Humanitarian, Serious, Insightful, Duplicitous. Our collection contains 29 quotes who is written / told by Edward.

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Famous quotes by Edward Abbey (29)


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"There is science, logic, reason; there is thought verified by experience. And then there is California"
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"The tragedy of modern war is that the young men die fighting each other - instead of their real enemies back home in the capitals"
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"Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell"
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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!"
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"Belief in the supernatural reflects a failure of the imagination"
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"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"
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"The missionaries go forth to Christianize the savages - as if the savages weren't dangerous enough already"
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"Our culture runs on coffee and gasoline, the first often tasting like the second"
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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"
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"Say what you like about my bloody murderous government,' I says, 'but don't insult me poor bleedin' country"
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"If the end does not justify the means - what can?"
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"That which today calls itself science gives us more and more information, and indigestible glut of information, and less and less understanding"
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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"
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"A drink a day keeps the shrink away"
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"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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"The idea of wilderness needs no defense, it only needs defenders"
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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"
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"Love implies anger. The man who is angered by nothing cares about nothing"
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"Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit"
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"Taxation: how the sheep are shorn"
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"Power is always dangerous. Power attracts the worst and corrupts the best"
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"Our 'neoconservatives' are neither new nor conservative, but old as Bablyon and evil as Hell"
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"One man alone can be pretty dumb sometimes, but for real bona fide stupidity, there ain't nothin' can beat teamwork"
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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"
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"You can't study the darkness by flooding it with light"
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"When a man's best friend is his dog, that dog has a problem"
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"Grown men do not need leaders"
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"Climbing K2 or floating the Grand Canyon in an inner tube; there are some things one would rather have done than do"
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"A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government"


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