Edward Abbey

1927 - 1989

A Quote by Edward Paul Abbey on best friend, dogs, friendship, and problems

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

Edward Abbey (1927 - 1989)

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A Quote by Edward Paul Abbey on flowers, spontaneity, wilderness, and cultivation

I hold no preference among flowers, so long as they are wild, free, spontaneous. Bricks to all greenhouses!  Black thumb and cutworm to the potted plant!

Edward Abbey (1927 - 1989)

Source: Desert Solitaire, p. 25

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A Quote by Edward Paul Abbey on stupidity, teamwork, teams, and committees

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

Edward Abbey (1927 - 1989)

Source: The Monkey Wrench Gang, p. 313

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A Quote by Edward Paul Abbey on anarchy, men, and observation

Anarchism is founded on the observation that since few men are wise enough to rule themselves, even fewer are wise enough to rule others.

Edward Abbey (1927 - 1989)

Source: A Voice Crying In the Wilderness, p.23

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A Quote by Edward Paul Abbey on beauty, cities, day, idealism, and perfection

What ideal, immutable Platonic cloud could equal the beauty and perfection of any ordinary everyday cloud floating over, say, Tuba City, Arizona, on a hot day in June?

Edward Abbey (1927 - 1989)

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A Quote by Edward Paul Abbey

If the end does not justify the means - what can?

Edward Abbey (1927 - 1989)

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A Quote by Edward Paul Abbey on conservatism and liberals

The only thing worse than a knee-jerk liberal is a knee-pad conservative.

Edward Abbey (1927 - 1989)

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A Quote by Edward Paul Abbey on boredom, earth, good, hunger, life, love, loyalty, luxury, necessity, needs, paradise, spirit, water, and wilderness

The love of wilderness is more than a hunger for what is always beyond reach; it is also an expression of loyalty to the earth, the earth which bore us and sustains us, the only paradise we shall ever know, the only paradise we ever need, if only we had the eyes to see. . . . No, wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, as vital to our lives as water and good bread.

Edward Abbey (1927 - 1989)

Source: Desert Solitaire

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