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Edward Abbey

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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.

— Edward Abbey

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

— Edward Abbey

#always #country #defend #government #his

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

— Edward Abbey

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Better a cruel truth than a comfortable delusion.

— Edward Abbey


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

— Edward Abbey

#flooding #light #study #you

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

#enough #even #few #few men #fewer

An economic system which can only expand or expire must be false to all that is human.

— Edward Abbey

#growth #economics

A pretty girl can do no wrong.

— Edward Abbey


The distrust of wit is the beginning of tyranny.

— Edward Abbey

#oppression #subversion #totalitarianism #tyranny #wit

Instant communication is not communication at all but merely a frantic, trivial, nerve-wracking bombardment of cliches, threats, fads, fashions, gibberish and advertising.

— Edward Abbey

#internet #communication

About Edward Abbey

Edward Abbey Quotes

Did you know about Edward Abbey?

Showing his sense of humor he left a message for anyone who asked about his final words: "No comment. It's hard for me to stay serious for more than half a page at a time. "I want my body to help fertilize the growth of a cactus or cliff rose or sagebrush or tree.

His best-known works include the novel The Monkey Wrench Gang which has been cited as an inspiration by radical environmental groups and the non-fiction work Desert Solitaire. Edward Paul Abbey (January 29 1927 – March 14 1989) was an American author and essayist noted for his advocacy of environmental issues criticism of public land policies and anarchist political views.

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