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Edward Abbey – 13 Quotes

 

13 Quotes by Edward Abbey

 

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

– 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.

– Edward Abbey


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

– Edward Abbey


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

– Edward Abbey


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

– Edward Abbey


There is science, logic, reason there is thought verified by experience. And then there is California.

– Edward Abbey


Belief in the supernatural reflects a failure of the imagination.

– Edward Abbey


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

– Edward Abbey


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

– 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.

– 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!

– Edward Abbey


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

– 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.

– Edward Abbey