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Top 100 wise famous quotes and sayings by Edward Abbey

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Edward Abbey quotes: Reason has seldom failed us because it has seldom been tried. Reason has seldom failed us because it has seldom been tried.
Edward Abbey quotes: A cowboy is a hired hand on the middle of a horse contemplating the hind end of a cow. A cowboy is a hired hand on the middle of a horse contemplating the hind end of a cow.
Edward Abbey quotes: From the point of view of a tapeworm, man was created by God to serve the appetite of the tapeworm. From the point of view of a tapeworm, man was created by God to serve the appetite of the tapeworm.
Edward Abbey quotes: Roosters: The cry of the male chicken is the most barbaric yawp in all of nature. Roosters: The cry of the male chicken is the most barbaric yawp in all of nature.
Edward Abbey quotes: Charity should be spontaneous. Calculated altruism is an affront. Charity should be spontaneous. Calculated altruism is an affront.
Edward Abbey quotes: I am against all forms of government, including good government. I am against all forms of government, including good government.
Edward Abbey quotes: Who needs astrology? The wise man gets by on fortune cookies. Who needs astrology? The wise man gets by on fortune cookies.
Edward Abbey quotes: The sexual revolution transformed the American West: Now even cowboys can get laid. The sexual revolution transformed the American West: Now even cowboys can get laid.
Edward Abbey quotes: One word is worth a thousand pictures. If it's the right word. One word is worth a thousand pictures. If it's the right word.
Edward Abbey quotes: In all of nature, there is no sound more pleasing than that of a hungry animal at its feed. Unless you are the food. In all of nature, there is no sound more pleasing than that of a hungry animal at its feed. Unless you are the food.
Edward Abbey quotes: In everything but brains and brawn, women are vastly superior to men. A different race. In everything but brains and brawn, women are vastly superior to men. A different race.
Edward Abbey quotes: The ideal society can be described, quite simply, as that in which no man has the power of means to coerce others. The ideal society can be described, quite simply, as that in which no man has the power of means to coerce others.
Edward Abbey quotes: Democracy rule by the people sounds like a fine thing; we should try it sometime in America. Democracy
rule by the people
sounds like a fine thing; we should try it sometime in America.
Edward Abbey quotes: I've wrecked and ravaged half my life in the pursuit of women, and I suffer the pangs of about seventeen regrets the seventeen who got away. I've wrecked and ravaged half my life in the pursuit of women, and I suffer the pangs of about seventeen regrets
the seventeen who got away.
Edward Abbey quotes: You long for success? Start at the bottom; dig down. You long for success? Start at the bottom; dig down.
Edward Abbey quotes: Women who love only women may have a good point. Women who love only women may have a good point.
Edward Abbey quotes: The absurd vanity of metaphysicians who like to imagine that they create the world by thinking about it. The absurd vanity of metaphysicians who like to imagine that they create the world by thinking about it.
Edward Abbey quotes: When guns are outlawed, only the Government will have guns. The Government - and a few outlaws. If that happens, you can count me among the outlaws. When guns are outlawed, only the Government will have guns. The Government - and a few outlaws. If that happens, you can count me among the outlaws.
Edward Abbey quotes: Simplicity is always a virtue. Simplicity is always a virtue.
Edward Abbey quotes: The tragedy of modern war is that the young men die fighting each other - instead of their real enemies back home in the capitals. The tragedy of modern war is that the young men die fighting each other - instead of their real enemies back home in the capitals.
Edward Abbey quotes: Somewhere in the depths of solitude, beyond wilderness and freedom, lay the trap of madness. Somewhere in the depths of solitude, beyond wilderness and freedom, lay the trap of madness.
Edward Abbey quotes: You cannot reshape human nature without mutilating human beings. You cannot reshape human nature without mutilating human beings.
Edward Abbey quotes: All serious writers want the obvious rewards: fame, money, women, love and most of all, an audience! All serious writers want the obvious rewards: fame, money, women, love
and most of all, an audience!
Edward Abbey quotes: It is not the writer's task to answer questions but to question answers. To be impertinent, insolent, and, if necessary, subversive. It is not the writer's task to answer questions but to question answers. To be impertinent, insolent, and, if necessary, subversive.
Edward Abbey quotes: When the biggest, richest, glassiest buildings in town are the banks, you know that town's in trouble. When the biggest, richest, glassiest buildings in town are the banks, you know that town's in trouble.
Edward Abbey quotes: All forms of government are pernicious, including good government. All forms of government are pernicious, including good government.
Edward Abbey quotes: The gurus come from the sickliest nation on earth to tell us how to live. And we pay them for it. The gurus come from the sickliest nation on earth to tell us how to live. And we pay them for it.
Edward Abbey quotes: The artist's job? To be a miracle worker: make the blind see, the dull feel, the dead to live ... The artist's job? To be a miracle worker: make the blind see, the dull feel, the dead to live ...
Edward Abbey quotes: The dog's life is a good life, for a dog. The dog's life is a good life, for a dog.
Edward Abbey quotes: Man was created to complete the horse. Man was created to complete the horse.
Edward Abbey quotes: It's a great country: you can say whatever you like so long as it is strictly truenobody will ever take you seriously. It's a great country: you can say whatever you like so long as it is strictly true
nobody will ever take you seriously.
Edward Abbey quotes: There is a kind of poetry in simple fact. There is a kind of poetry in simple fact.
Edward Abbey quotes: The New Age orgy: The flesh was willing but the spirit's weak. The New Age orgy: The flesh was willing but the spirit's weak.
Edward Abbey quotes: God is a sound people make when they're too tired to think anymore. God is a sound people make when they're too tired to think anymore.
Edward Abbey quotes: There are circumstances in which suicide presents a viable option; a workable alternative; the only sensible solution. There are circumstances in which suicide presents a viable option; a workable alternative; the only sensible solution.
Edward Abbey quotes: A house built on greed cannot long endure. A house built on greed cannot long endure.
Edward Abbey quotes: In both metaphysics and art, honesty is the best policy. Keep it clean. In both metaphysics and art, honesty is the best policy. Keep it clean.
Edward Abbey quotes: The rich are not very nice. That's why they're rich. The rich are not very nice. That's why they're rich.
Edward Abbey quotes: The ready availability of suicide, like sex and alcohol, is one of life's basic consolations. The ready availability of suicide, like sex and alcohol, is one of life's basic consolations.
Edward Abbey quotes: I despise my own nation most. Because I know it best. Because I still love it, suffering from Hope. For me, that's patrotism. I despise my own nation most. Because I know it best. Because I still love it, suffering from Hope. For me, that's patrotism.
Edward Abbey quotes: Power is always dangerous. Power attracts the worst and corrupts the best. Power is always dangerous. Power attracts the worst and corrupts the best.
Edward Abbey quotes: Scientific method: There's a madness in the method. Scientific method: There's a madness in the method.
Edward Abbey quotes: I wouldn't trade a good horse for the best Rolls-Royce ever made unless I could trade the Rolls for two good horses. I wouldn't trade a good horse for the best Rolls-Royce ever made
unless I could trade the Rolls for two good horses.
Edward Abbey quotes: Anarchism is founded on the observation that since few men are wise enough to rule themselves, even fewer are wise enough to rule others. 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 quotes: Henry James was our master of periphrasis the fine art of saying as little as possible in the greatest number of words. Henry James was our master of periphrasis
the fine art of saying as little as possible in the greatest number of words.
Edward Abbey quotes: Little boys love machines; girls adore horses; grown-up men and women like to walk. Little boys love machines; girls adore horses; grown-up men and women like to walk.
Edward Abbey quotes: Some lives are tragic, some ridiculous. Most are both at once. Some lives are tragic, some ridiculous. Most are both at once.
Edward Abbey quotes: Every man has two vocations: his own and philosophy. Every man has two vocations: his own and philosophy.
Edward Abbey quotes: Epitaphs for a gravestone: 'Please: no hooliganism'; or 'Es prohibe se hace agua aqui'; or 'No comment'. Epitaphs for a gravestone: 'Please: no hooliganism'; or 'Es prohibe se hace agua aqui'; or 'No comment'.
Edward Abbey quotes: I've got a crooked elbow and I generally say my prayers with one leg on a brass rail. I've got a crooked elbow and I generally say my prayers with one leg on a brass rail.
Edward Abbey quotes: As war and government prove, insanity is the most contagious of diseases. As war and government prove, insanity is the most contagious of diseases.