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25 Famous Quotes by Edward Abbey
1/29/1927 - 3/14/1989
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A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.

Government Quotes, by Edward Abbey

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

Patriotism Quotes, by Edward Abbey

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

Freedom Quotes, by Edward Abbey

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

Patriotism Quotes, by Edward Abbey

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If you can't solve their problems with therapy, solve them with drinking

Drinks Quotes, by Edward Abbey

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My sole literary ambition is to write one good novel, then retire to my hut in the desert, assume the lotus position, compose my mind and senses, and sink into meditation, contemplating my novel

Meditation Quotes, by Edward Abbey

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

Wilderness Quotes, by Edward Abbey

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

Growth Quotes, by Edward Abbey

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England has never enjoyed a genuine social revolution. Maybe that's what's wrong with that dear, tepid, vapid, insipid, stuffy, little country.

Politics Quotes, by Edward Abbey

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It is the difference between men and women, not the sameness, that creates the tension and the delight.

The sexes Quotes, by Edward Abbey

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

Darkness Quotes, by Edward Abbey

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Men love their ideas more than their lives. And the more preposterous the idea, the more eager they are to die for it. And to kill for it.

Killing Quotes, by Edward Abbey

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The distrust of wit is the beginning of tyranny.

Tyranny Quotes, by Edward Abbey

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The distrust of wit is the beginning of tyranny.

Wit Quotes, by Edward Abbey

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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!

Nature Quotes, by Edward Abbey

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High technology has done us one great service: It has retaught us the delight of performing simple and primordial tasks - chopping wood, building a fire, drawing water from a spring

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Edward Abbey

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

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Edward Abbey

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

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Edward Abbey

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Belief in the supernatural reflects a failure of the imagination

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Edward Abbey

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

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Edward Abbey

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

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Edward Abbey

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Climbing K2 or floating the Grand Canyon in an inner tube. There are some things one would rather have done than do.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Edward Abbey

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For there is a cloud on my horizon. A small dark cloud no bigger than my hand. Its name is Progress.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Edward Abbey

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

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Edward Abbey

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Abolition of a woman's right to abortion, when and if she wants it, amounts to compulsory maternity: a form of rape by the State.

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