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Edward Abbey

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. 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.

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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 ...

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May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your ...

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

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

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Anarchism is not a romantic fable but the hardheaded realization, based on five thousand years of ex ...

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Charity should be spontaneous. Calculated altruism is an affront.

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Our suicidal poets (Plath, Berryman, Lowell, Jarrell, et al.) spent too much of their lives inside r ...

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One must be reasonable in one's demands on life. For myself, all that I ask is: (1) accurate informa ...

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Why can't we simply borrow what is useful to us from Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, especially Zen, as ...

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

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Orthodoxy is a relaxation of the mind accompanied by a stiffening of the heart.

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All we have, it seems to me, is the beauty of art and nature and life, and the love which that beaut ...

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The missionaries go forth to Christianize the savages - as if the savages weren't dangerous enough a ...

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Simply because humankind have the power now to meddle or 'manage' or 'exercise stewardship' in every ...

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Belief in God? An afterlife? I believe in rock: this apodictic rock beneath my feet.

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