• Edward Abbey Quotes | Author of Desert Solitaire

Edward Abbey Quotes | Author of Desert Solitaire

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Edward Paul Abbey (29 January 1927 – 14 March 1989) was an American writer noted for his advocacy of environmental issues and criticism of public land policies.

Below are 15 Great Edward Abbey Quotes:

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Edward Abbey Quotes

1. Water, water, water....There is no shortage of water in the desert but exactly the right amount , a perfect ratio of water to rock, water to sand, insuring that wide free open, generous spacing among plants and animals, homes and towns and cities, which makes the arid West so different from any other part of the nation. There is no lack of water here unless you try to establish a city where no city should be.

― Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness


2. To be everywhere at once is to be nowhere forever, if you ask me.

― Edward Abbey


3. Has joy any survival value in the operations of evolution? I suspect that it does; I suspect that the morose and fearful are doomed to quick extinction. Where there is no joy there can be no courage; and without courage all other virtues are useless.

― Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire


4. A man on foot, on horseback or on a bicycle will see more, feel more, enjoy more in one mile than the motorized tourists can in a hundred miles.

― Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire


5. Freedom begins between the ears.

― Edward Abbey


6. We need wilderness whether or not we ever set foot in it. We need a refuge even though we may never need to go there…. We need the possibility of escape as surely as we need hope.

― Edward Abbey


7. Balance, that’s the secret. Moderate extremism.

― Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire


8. Heaven is home. Utopia is here. Nirvana is now.

― Edward Abbey,  Abbey's Road


9. You can't study the darkness by flooding it with light.

― Edward Abbey, The Best of Edward Abbey


10. Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.

― Edward Abbey


11. Love can defeat that nameless terror. Loving one another, we take the sting from death. Loving our mysterious blue planet, we resolve riddles and dissolve all enigmas in contingent bliss.

― Edward Abbey, Down the River


12. Nobody seems more obsessed by diet than our anti-materialist, otherworldly, New Age, spiritual types. But if the material world is merely an illusion, an honest guru should be as content with Budweiser and bratwurst as with raw carrot juice, tofu, and seaweed slime.

― Edward Abbey, A Voice Crying in the Wilderness


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

― Edward Abbey


14. To die alone, on rock under sun at the brink of the unknown, like a wolf, like a great bird, seems to me very good fortune indeed.

― Edward Abbey 


15. The more corrupt a society, the more numerous its laws.

― Edward Abbey


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