Edward Abbey Quotes

"I do not believe in personal immortality; it seems so unnecessary. Show me one man who deserves to live forever."

"A house built on greed cannot long endure."

"Truth is always the enemy of power. And power the enemy of truth."

"Better a cruel truth than a comfortable delusion."

"There is beauty, heartbreaking beauty, everywhere."

"Concrete is heavy; iron is hard - but the grass will prevail."

"A man's duty? To be ready, with rifle or rood, to defend his home when the showdown comes."

"To the intelligent man or woman, life appears infinitely mysterious. But the stupid have an answer for every question."

"An empty man is full of himself."

"Nature is indifferent to our love, but never unfaithful."

"I choose to listen to the river for a while, thinking river thoughts, before joining the night and the stars."

"One word is worth a thousand pictures. If it's the right word."

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

"I stand for what I stand on."

"There never was a good war or a bad revolution."

"We live in a society in which it is normal to be sick; and sick to be abnormal."

"Guns don't kill people; people kill people. Of course, people with guns kill more people. But that's only natural. It's hard. But it's fair."

"Beware of the man who has no enemies."

"There is no force more potent in the modern world than stupidity fueled by greed."

"New Yorkers like to boast that if you can survive in New York, you can survive anywhere. But if you can survive anywhere, why live in New York?"

"There are some places so beautiful they can make a grown man break down and weep."

"The longest journey begins with a single step, not with a turn of the ignition key."

"Where all think alike there is little danger of innovation." 5

"The rebel is doomed to a violent death. The rest of us can look forward to sedated expiration in a coma inside an oxygen tent, with tubes inserted in every bodily orifice."

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