Edward Abbey Quotes

“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.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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”

“The only thing worse than a knee-jerk liberal is a knee-pad conservative.”

“In social institutions, the whole is always less than the sum of its parts. There will never be a state as good as its people, or a church worthy of its congregation, or a university equal to its faculty and students.”

via Seth Lanning