Edward Abbey Quotations

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

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

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

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

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

-The missionaries go forth to Christianize the savages – as if the savages weren’t dangerous enough already

-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.

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

A drink a day keeps the shrink away

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