Edward Abbey

1927 - 1989

A Quote by Edward Paul Abbey on war, enemies, and government

The tragedy of modern war is not so much that the young men die but that they die fighting each other - instead of their real enemies back home in the capitals.

Edward Abbey (1927 - 1989)

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A Quote by Edward Paul Abbey on life, credo, and regrets

Life is too short for grief. Or regret. Or bullshit.

Edward Abbey (1927 - 1989)

Source: A Voice Crying in the Wilderness (Vox Clamantis in Deserto): Notes from a Secret Journal, Pages: 49

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Edward Paul Abbey on gurus, profit motives, knowledge, and common sense

The gurus come from the sickliest nation on earth to tell us how to live. And we pay them for it.

Edward Abbey (1927 - 1989)

Source: A Voice Crying in the Wilderness (Vox Clamantis in Deserto): Notes from a Secret Journal, Pages: 5

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Edward Paul Abbey on criticism, writing, reviews, and opinion

I've never yet read a review of one of my own books that I couldn't have written much better myself.

Edward Abbey (1927 - 1989)

Source: A Voice Crying in the Wilderness (Vox Clamantis in Deserto): Notes from a Secret Journal, Pages: 53

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Edward Paul Abbey on literature, reading, specialization, balance, life, and intellectualism

Literature, like anything else, can become a wearisome business if you make a lifetime specialty of it. A healthy, wholesome man would no more spend his entire life reading great books than he would packing cookies for Nabisco.

Edward Abbey (1927 - 1989)

Source: A Voice Crying in the Wilderness (Vox Clamantis in Deserto): Notes from a Secret Journal, Pages: 55

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Edward Paul Abbey on books and writing

A good book is a kind of paper club, serving to rouse the slumbrous and to silence the obtuse.

Edward Abbey (1927 - 1989)

Source: A Voice Crying in the Wilderness (Vox Clamantis in Deserto): Notes from a Secret Journal, Pages: 55

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Edward Paul Abbey on genocide, hitler, warfare, and humanity

Except for the scale of the operation, there was nothing unusual about Hitler's massacre of the Jews. Genocide's an old tradition, as human as mother love or cherry pie.

Edward Abbey (1927 - 1989)

Source: A Voice Crying in the Wilderness (Vox Clamantis in Deserto): Notes from a Secret Journal, Pages: 30

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Edward Paul Abbey on people, independence, country, and wine

The best people, like the best wines, come from the hills.

Edward Abbey (1927 - 1989)

Source: A Voice Crying in the Wilderness (Vox Clamantis in Deserto): Notes from a Secret Journal, Pages: 39

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Edward Paul Abbey on immortality, afterlife, circle of life, corpse, rot, death, life eternal, nature, and life feeds on life

If my decomposing carcass helps nourish the roots of a juniper tree or the wings of a vulture - that is immortality enough for me. And as much as anyone deserves.

Edward Abbey (1927 - 1989)

Source: A Voice Crying in the Wilderness (Vox Clamantis in Deserto): Notes from a Secret Journal, Pages: 43

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Edward Paul Abbey on divination, astrology, and fortune cookies

Who needs astrology? The wise man gets by on fortune cookies.

Edward Abbey (1927 - 1989)

Source: A Voice Crying in the Wilderness (Vox Clamantis in Deserto): Notes from a Secret Journal, Pages: 3

Contributed by: Tsuya

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