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Top quotes by Edward Abbey

Edward Abbey's top quotes. 'Taxation: how the sheep are shorn.' 'That which today calls itself science gives us more and more information, and indigestible glut of information, and less and less understanding.'


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Taxation: how the sheep are shorn.


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


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


Our culture runs on coffee and gasoline, the first often tasting like the second.


Belief in the supernatural reflects a failure of the imagination.


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


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


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.


Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit.


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!


Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.


The tragedy of modern war is that the young men die fighting each other - instead of their real enemies back home in the capitals.


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


The idea of wilderness needs no defense, it only needs defenders.


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


You can't study the darkness by flooding it with light.


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


May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.


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


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



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