Edward Abbey Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Edward Abbey quotes, Edward Abbey sayings, and Edward Abbey proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell. Edward Abbey
Sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul. Edward Abbey
There are some places so beautiful they can make a grown man break down and weep. Edward Abbey
The longest journey begins with a single step, not with a turn of the ignition key. Edward Abbey
Our culture runs on coffee and gasoline, the first often tasting like the second. Edward Abbey
Our culture runs on coffee and gasoline, the first often tasting like the second. Edward Abbey
For myself I hold no preferences among flowers, so long as they are wild, free, spontaneous. Bricks to all greenhouses! Black thumb and cutworm to the potted plant! Edward Abbey
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
A house built on greed cannot long endure. Edward Abbey
How to Overthrow the System, brew your own beer, kick in your Tee Vee, kill your own beef, build your own cabin and piss off the front porch whenever you bloody well feel like it. Edward Abbey
Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit. Edward Abbey
A crowded society is a restrictive society an overcrowded society becomes an authoritarian, repressive and murderous society. Edward Abbey
Simply because humankind have the power now to meddle or 'manage' or 'exercise stewardship' in every nook and cranny of the world does not mean that we have a right to do so. Even less, the obligation. Edward Abbey
I just realized some things make me happier, and the good weather in California makes me happier. Edward Abbey
The longest journey begins with a single step, not with a turn of the ignition key. Edward Abbey
A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government. Edward Abbey
When a man's best friend is his dog, the dog has a problem. Edward Abbey
Better a cruel truth than a comfortable delusion. Edward Abbey
Wilderness. The word itself is music. Edward Abbey
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
When the situation is desperate, it is too late to be serious. Be playful. Edward Abbey
When a man's best friend is his dog, that dog has a problem. Edward Abbey
Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit. Edward Abbey
What is the purpose of the giant sequoia tree? The purpose of the giant sequoia tree is to provide shade for the tiny titmouse. Edward Abbey
Better a cruel truth than a comfortable delusion. Edward Abbey
Sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul. Edward Abbey