A Quote by Edward Paul Abbey on curmudgeon and truth-sayers

I have been called a curmudgeon, which my obsolescent dictionary defines as a 'surly, ill-mannered, bad-tempered fellow'. Nowadays, curmudgeon is likely to refer to anyone who hates hyprocrisy, cant, sham, dogmatic ideologies, and has the nerve to point out unpleasant facts and takes the trouble to impale these sins on the skewer of humor and roast them over the fires of fact, common sense, and native intelligence. In this nation of bleeting sheep and braying jackasses, it then becomes an honor to be labeled curmudgeon.

Edward Abbey (1927 - 1989)

Source: A Voice Crying in the Wilderness

Contributed by: Kate

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