Edward Abbey

1927 - 1989

A Quote by Edward Paul Abbey on freedom and thought

Freedom begins between the ears.

Edward Abbey (1927 - 1989)

Source: A Voice Crying in the Wilderness (Vox Clamantis in Deserto): Notes from a Secret Journal, Pages: 27

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A Quote by Edward Paul Abbey on intellectualism and philosophy

I hate intellectual discussion. When I hear the words "phenomenology" or "structuralism", I reach for my buck knife.

Edward Abbey (1927 - 1989)

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

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A Quote by Edward Paul Abbey on friendship, betrayal, and causes

I would never betray a friend to serve a cause. Never reject a friend to help an institution. Great nations may fall in ruin before I would sell a friend to save them.

Edward Abbey (1927 - 1989)

Source: A Voice Crying in the Wilderness (Vox Clamantis in Deserto): Notes from a Secret Journal, Pages: 15

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A Quote by Edward Paul Abbey on humility

Humility is a virtue when you have no other.

Edward Abbey (1927 - 1989)

Source: A Voice Crying in the Wilderness (Vox Clamantis in Deserto): Notes from a Secret Journal, Pages: 15

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A Quote by Edward Paul Abbey on heritage, warfare, america, and non-duality

Some of my ancestors fought in the American Revolution. A few wore red coats, a few wore blue coats, and the rest wore no coats at all. We never did figure out who won that war.

Edward Abbey (1927 - 1989)

Source: A Voice Crying in the Wilderness (Vox Clamantis in Deserto): Notes from a Secret Journal, Pages: 20

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A Quote by Edward Paul Abbey on work, slavery, inequality, workplace, emplyers, employees, and wage slavery

The world of employer and employee, like that of master and slave, debases both.

Edward Abbey (1927 - 1989)

Source: A Voice Crying in the Wilderness (Vox Clamantis in Deserto): Notes from a Secret Journal, Pages: 26

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A Quote by Edward Paul Abbey on plato, ideal forms, philosophy, and realism

Reply to Plato: I seen horses I seen cows I haint never yet seen horsiness nor that there bovinity neither.

Edward Abbey (1927 - 1989)

Source: A Voice Crying in the Wilderness (Vox Clamantis in Deserto): Notes from a Secret Journal, Pages: 10

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A Quote by Edward Paul Abbey on philosophy, common sense, and intellectualism

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. But men of intellect will believe anything - if it appeals to their ego, their vanity, their sense of self-importance.

Edward Abbey (1927 - 1989)

Source: A Voice Crying in the Wilderness (Vox Clamantis in Deserto): Notes from a Secret Journal, Pages: 10

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A Quote by Edward Paul Abbey on agriculture and warfare

The plow has probably done more harm - in the long run - than the sword.

Edward Abbey (1927 - 1989)

Source: A Voice Crying in the Wilderness (Vox Clamantis in Deserto): Notes from a Secret Journal, Pages: 100

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A Quote by Edward Paul Abbey on cities, country, belonging, and home

A city man is a home anywhere, for all big cities are much alike. But a country man has a place where he belongs, where he always returns, and where, when the time comes, he is willing to die.

Edward Abbey (1927 - 1989)

Source: A Voice Crying in the Wilderness (Vox Clamantis in Deserto): Notes from a Secret Journal, Pages: 108

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