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#1. How to pry the tourists out of their automobiles, out of their back-breaking upholstered mechanized wheelchairs and onto their feet, onto the strange warmth and solidity of Mother Earth again? This is the problem which the Park Service should confront directly, not evasively, and which it cannot resolve by simply submitting and conforming to the automobile habit. - Author: Edward Abbey
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#2. We judge individual man and women as we do nations and races
by the character of their achievement and by their achievement of character. - Author: Edward Abbey
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#3. The only thing left worth saving is wilderness. - Author: Edward Abbey
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#4. And the so-called 'political process' is a fraud: Our elected officials, like our bureaucratic functionaries, like even our judges, are largely the indentured servants of the commercial interests. - Author: Edward Abbey
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#5. The real work of men was hunting meat. The invention of agriculture was a giant step in the wrong direction, leading to serfdom, cities, and empire. From a race of hunters, artists, warriors, and tamers of horses, we degraded ourselves to what we are now: clerks, functionaries, laborers, entertainers, processors of information. - Author: Edward Abbey
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#6. We're all undesirable elements from somebody's point of view. - Author: Edward Abbey
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#7. How can I be so evil? It ain't easy. - Author: Edward Abbey
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#8. The dead man's nephew, excused from this duty, walks far ahead out of earshot. We are free as we go stumbling and sweating along to say exactly what we please, without fear of offending. "Heavy son of a bitch. ... " "All blown up like he is, you'd think he'd float like a balloon." "Let's just hope he don't explode." "He won't. We let the gas out." "What about lunch?" somebody asks; "I'm hungry." "Eat this." "Why'd the bastard have to go so far from the road?" "There's something leaking out that zipper." "Never mind, let's try to get in step here," the sheriff says. "Goddamnit, Floyd, you got big feet." "Are we going in the right direction?" "I wonder if the old fart would walk part way if we let him out of that bag?" "He won't even say thank you for the ride." "Well I hope this learned him a lesson, goddamn him. I guess he'll stay put after this. ... " Thus we meditate upon the stranger's death. - Author: Edward Abbey
Abbey quotes by Edward Abbey
#9. A good book is a kind of paper club, serving to rouse the slumbrous and to silence the obtuse. - Author: Edward Abbey
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#10. Abbey, with a cheap beer nestled in his hand, says simply, "Desolation in my heart. - Author: Sean Prentiss
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#11. In the end, to do a good accent, you just have to be a good listener. - Author: Abbey Lee Kershaw
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#12. The artist labors while he may, But finds at best too brief the day; And, tho' his works outlast the time And nation that they make sublime, He feels and sees that Nature knows Nothing of time in what she does, But has a leisure infinite Wherein to do her work aright. - Author: Henry Abbey
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#13. What most people really desire is something quite different from industrial gimmickry- liberty, spontaneity, nakedness, mystery, wildness, wilderness. - Author: Edward Abbey
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#14. A woman, as much as a man, is responsible by the age of forty for the character of her face. But women, obeying the biological imperative, strive harder to preserve a youthful appearance (the reproductive look) and lose it sooner. - Author: Edward Abbey
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#15. No end of blessings from heaven and earth. As we climb up out of the Moab valley and reach the high tableland stretching northward, traces of snow flying across the road, the sun emerges clear of the overcast, burning free on the very edge of the horizon. For a few minutes the whole region from the canyon of the Colorado to the Book Cliffs - crag, mesa, turret, dome, canyon wall, plain, swale and dune - glows with a vivid amber light against the darkness on the east. At the same time I see a mountain peak rising clear of the clouds, old Tukuhnikivats fierce as the Matterhorn, snowy as Everest, invincible. "Ferris, stop this car. Let's go back." But he only steps harder on the gas. "No," he says, "you've got a train to catch." He sees me craning my neck to stare backward. "Don't worry," he adds, "it'll all still be here next spring." The - Author: Edward Abbey
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#16. I despise my own nation most. Because I know it best. Because I still love it, suffering from Hope. For me, that's patrotism. - Author: Edward Abbey
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#17. It's all still there in heart and soul. The walk, the hills, the sky, the solitary pain and pleasure-they will grow larger, sweeter, lovelier in the days and years to come. - Author: Edward Abbey
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#18. Most every charge you level at American capitalism applies with equal force to communism, with this nice difference, that the Reds make no pretense at such frivolities as civil liberties or environmentalism. The differences in degree are so great that they result in a radical difference in kind. - Author: Edward Abbey
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#19. Vaughan Telecom installers and contractors ensure the highest quality service for data and network cabling in Toronto and GTA area. - Author: Edward Abbey
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#20. If I were to ask about my seven months at the Abbey, "Did it work, did I solve my problems?" the simple answer would be, "It did not work, it did not solve my problems." And I know that a year, two years, or even a lifetime as a Trappist monk would not have "worked" either. Because a monastery is not built to solve problems but to praise the Lord in the midst of them. - Author: Henri J.M. Nouwen
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#21. Some people write to please, to soothe, to console. Others to provoke, to challenge, to exasperate and infuriate. I've always found the second approach the more pleasing. - Author: Edward Abbey
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#22. You never know what will save you. - Author: Abbey Wilson
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#23. What could she have done? She was a heroine, and with that came certain obligations. - Author: Emily C.A. Snyder
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#24. I mean, you can't walk down the aisle in Westminster Abbey in a strapless dress, it just won't happen - it has to suit the grandeur of that aisle, it's enormous. - Author: Bruce Oldfield
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#25. There is a kind of poetry in simple fact. - Author: Edward Abbey
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#26. Out there in the middle of the maelstrom the Eater awaits, heaving and gulping, its mouth like a giant clam's . . . its mind a frenzy of beige-colored rapid foam. A horrifying uproar, all things considered. Imagine floating through that nonsense in a life jacket. - EDWARD ABBEY - Author: Kevin Fedarko
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#27. Why do we have to go to Summerwind Abbey tonight? Why couldn't we have waited until I at least combed the sand out of my hair? She heard the whine in her voice and realized she'd been reduced to petulance. With any luck at all, she'd become a nag and make Jermyn a dreadful wife. - Author: Christina Dodd
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#28. The more I dim my eyes over print and frazzle my brain over abstract ideas, the more I appreciate the delight of being basically an animal wrapped in a sensitive skin: sex, the resistance of rock, the taste and touch of snow, the feel of the sun, good wine and a rare beefsteak and the company of friends around a fire with a guitar and lousy old cowboy songs. Despair: I'll never be a scholar, never be a decent good Christian. Just a hedonist, a pagan, a primitive romantic - Author: Edward Abbey
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#29. What can I tell them? Sealed in their metallic shells like molluscs on wheels, how can I pry the people free? The auto as tin can, the park ranger as opener. Look here, I want to say, for godsake folks get out of them there machines, take off those fucking sunglasses and unpeel both eyeballs, look around; throw away those goddamned idiotic cameras! For chrissake folks what is this life if full of care we have no time to stand and stare? eh? Take off your shoes for a while, unzip your fly, piss hearty, dig your toes in the hot sand, feel that raw and rugged earth, split a couple of big toenails, draw blood! Why not? Jesus Christ, lady, roll that window down! You can't see the desert if you can't smell it. Dusty? Of course it's dusty - this is Utah! But it's good dust, good red Utahn dust, rich in iron, rich in irony. Turn that motor off. Get out of that peice of iron and stretch your varicose veins, take off your brassiere and get some hot sun on your old wrinkled dugs! You sir, squinting at the map with your radiator boiling over and your fuel pump vapor-locked, crawl out of that shiny hunk of GM junk and take a walk - yes, leave the old lady and those squawling brats behind for a while, turn your back on them and take a long quiet walk straight into the canyons, get lost for a while, come back when you damn well feel like it, it'll do you and her and them a world of good. Give the kids a break too, let them out of the car, let them go scrambling over rocks hunting for rattle - Author: Edward Abbey
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#30. I can't stop staring at my beautiful new baby. - Author: Abbey Clancy
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#31. Walter looked like he could chew nails and still come back for a helping of chain link fence. "Why can't Romeo and Juliet meet in a garden like in Downton Abbey?" Romeo asked. "I mean who meets on a balcony? How real is that? - Author: Suzanne M. Trauth
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#32. Yes, there are plenty of heroes and heroines everywhere you look. They are not famous people. They are generally obscure and modest people doing useful work, keeping their families together and taking an active part in the health of their communities, opposing what is evil (in one way or another) and defending what is good. Heroes do not want power over others. - Author: Edward Abbey
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#33. You could, if you wanted to, spend your entire life in a sitting position. When you weren't lying down. - Author: Edward Abbey
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#34. Mozart, striving for perfection, wrote the same symphony forty-one times. In his case, it worked. He wrote a perfect symphony. - Author: Edward Abbey
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#35. I'm sorry, I didn't mean to laugh. But I can promise you that my dainty little self can handle my own." ~ Abbey - Author: Jennifer Hines
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#36. The critics say that Shostakovich's Fourth Symphony has no form. They are wrong; it has the form of Shostakovich's Fourth Symphony. - Author: Edward Abbey
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#37. 'Downton Abbey' didn't have the impact it had just because it was a good story about people. It was something about that period and that world that was fascinating to people on a level that wasn't just as an entertainment. - Author: Noah Hawley
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#38. In social affairs, I'm an optimist. I really do believe that our military- industrial civilization will soon collapse. - Author: Edward Abbey
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#39. You want me to have feelings?" he said. "I already told you that I love you. What else should I say? That I long to be near you every second of every day? I see colors, only around you ... I smell perfume, only around you. God, it's like ... like I'm alive again. Sometimes I go crazy just wondering if I imagined it all, and I wait to see when it ... you ... will be taken away from me."
"I feel all these things, Abbey," he continued on. "Rage that I can't run my fingers through your hair. Sorrow that I can't lay my face next to yours. Agony that I can't steal the breath from your lips. I can't eat or breathe or sleep for wanting to touch you, and yet I don't eat or breathe or sleep. I'm just here. Stuck in between. - Author: Jessica Verday
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#40. Nature is indifferent to our love, but never unfaithful. - Author: Edward Abbey
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#41. The chi of a room is important to me. If I walk into a hotel room and it doesn't feel right, I ask to change. - Author: Abbey Lee Kershaw
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#42. Reply to Plato: I seen horses I seen cows I haint never yet seen horsiness nor that there bovinity neither. - Author: Edward Abbey
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#43. America My Country: last nation on earth to abolish human slavery; first of all nations to drop the nuclear bomb on our fellow human beings. - Author: Edward Abbey
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#44. Quantum mechanics provides us with an approximate, plausible, conjectural explanation of what actually is, or was, or may be taking place inside a cyclotron during a dark night in February. - Author: Edward Abbey
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#45. Being married to a footballer is some girls' dream, but it isn't always like that. I work. - Author: Abbey Clancy
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#46. Eril-Fane let out a slow breath. "Were you afraid of the dark as a child?"
A chill snaked up Lazlo's spine. He thought again of the crypt at the abbey, and the nights locked in with dead monks. "Yes," he said simply.
"Even when you knew, rationally, that there was nothing in it that could harm you."
"Yes."
"Well. We are all children in the dark, here in Weep. - Author: Laini Taylor
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#47. The most common form of terrorism in the U.S.A. is that carried on by bulldozers and chain saws. - Author: Edward Abbey
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#48. Life without music would be an intolerable insult. - Author: Edward Abbey
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#49. My mum taught me to always make sure you protect your skin with SPF. I always make sure I put my St. Tropez SPF on my face every morning, no matter the weather, before I go out of the house. - Author: Abbey Clancy
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#50. Music is a savage art, a measured madness. - Author: Edward Abbey
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#51. When the philosopher's argument becomes tedious, complicated, and opaque, it is usually a sign that he is attempting to prove as true to the intellect what is plainly false to common sense. - Author: Edward Abbey
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#52. Though I've lived in the rural West most of my life, I never once fell in love with a horse. Not once. Neither end. - Author: Edward Abbey
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#53. I have been a lucky man. But someone has to be. - Author: Edward Abbey
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#54. Obviously, I play a villain in 'Downton Abbey'. As an actor, you want to get a variety of roles, so to be offered the part of Joe, it was perfect. - Author: Rob James-Collier
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#55. Rocks, like louseworts and snail darters and pupfish and 3rd-world black, lesbian, militant poets, have rights, too. Especially the right to exist. - Author: Edward Abbey
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#56. But love of the wilderness is more than a hunger for what is always beyond reach; it is also an expression of loyalty to the earth which bore us and sustains us, the only home we shall ever know, the only paradise we ever need - if only we had eyes to see. - Author: Edward Abbey
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#57. The wilderness once offered men a plausible way of life," the doctor said. "Now it functions as a psychiatric refuge. Soon there will be no wilderness." He sipped at his bourbon and ice. "Soon there will be no place to go. Then the madness becomes universal." Another thought. "And the universe goes mad. - Author: Edward Abbey
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#58. When a writer has done the best that he can do, he should then withdraw from the book-writing business and take up an honest trade like shoe repair, cattle stealing, or screwworm management. - Author: Edward Abbey
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#59. Let's have some precision in language here: terrorism means deadly violence -- for a political and/or economical purpose -- carried out against people and other living things, and is usually conducted by governments against their own citizens (as at Kent State, or in Vietnam, or in Poland, or in most of Latin America right now), or by corporate entities such as J. Paul Getty, Exxon, Mobil Oil, etc etc., against the land and all creatures that depend upon the land for life and livelihood. A bulldozer ripping up a hillside to strip mine for coal is committing terrorism; the damnation of a flowing river followed by the drowning of Cherokee graves, of forest and farmland, is an act of terrorism.
Sabotage, on the other hand, means the use of force against inanimate property, such as machinery, which is being used (e.g.) to deprive human beings of their rightful work (as in the case of Ned Ludd and his mates); sabotage (le sabot dropped in a spinning jenny) -- for whatever purpose -- has never meant and has never implied the use of violence against living creatures. - Author: Edward Abbey
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#60. 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. - Author: Edward Abbey
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#61. Only the half-mad are wholly alive. - Author: Edward Abbey
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#62. A man without a horse is like a man without a weapon: stunted and naked. - Author: Edward Abbey
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#63. As the prospect gradually revealed itself and disclosed the scene over which the wind had wandered in the dark, like my memory over my life, I had a pleasure in discovering the unknown objects that had been around me in my sleep. At first they were faintly discernible in the mist, and above them the later stars still glimmered. That pale interval over, the picture began to enlarge and fill up so fast that at every new peep I could have found enough to look at for an hour. Imperceptibly my candles became the only incongruous part of the morning, the dark places in my room all melted away, and the day shone bright upon a cheerful landscape, prominent in which the old Abbey Church, with its massive tower, threw a softer train of shadow on the view than seemed compatible with its rugged character. - Author: Charles Dickens
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#64. Such a narrative as this demands some sort of physical consolation for its spiritual tribulation. Our heroine received it in one last cup of tea. The reader may be advised to do so likewise. - Author: Emily C.A. Snyder
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#65. Man was created to complete the horse. - Author: Edward Abbey
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#66. England has never enjoyed a genuine social revolution. Maybe that's what's wrong with that dear, tepid, vapid, insipid, stuffy, little country. - Author: Edward Abbey
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#67. I remember hearing the song when I was 12 or 14 in - it must have been in Chicago, 'cause we didn't have a radio on the farm, and it was during the second World War. I had three brothers in that war who went overseas. - Author: Abbey Lincoln
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#68. For women, the sexual act is a means to a higher end. For a man, it is an end in itself. - Author: Edward Abbey
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#69. I am a huge 'Downton Abbey' fan - huge! - Author: Joan Rivers
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#70. The extreme clarity of the desert light is equaled by the extreme individuation of desert life forms. Love flowers best in openness and freedom. - Author: Edward Abbey
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#71. I have written much about many good places. But the best places of all, I have never mentioned. - Author: Edward Abbey
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#72. You know what you said to me at the Abbey today?" he murmurs. "That you're mine for life?"
I nod, mutely.
"Thank you for that," he says. "Because I'm yours, too. - Author: Heather Cocks
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#73. Anarchism is founded on the observation that since few men are wise enough to rule themselves, even fewer are wise enough to rule others. - Author: Edward Abbey
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#74. Places: a cold, bleak, lonely day on the rim at Muley Point, Utah. And the heart-cracking loveliness of the blood-smeared, bitter, incomprehensible slaughterhouse of a world ... - Author: Edward Abbey
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#75. I do have a small collection of traditional SF ideas which I've never been able to sell. I'm known as a fantasy writer and neither my agent nor my editors want to risk my brand by jumping genre. - Author: Lynn Abbey
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#76. I can't believe this heat," Abbey said, taking her tunic and pulling it over her head. Underneath was a form-fitting top that showed a figure unaccustomed to idleness or excess. Kip stared at her the way he had at the shiney curves of the steel horse back in the garage. "Can you imagine what it must have been like hundreds of years ago, when weather changed just a few times a year?" she said, wiping sweat from her brow with the back of her hand. "Yeah, it must have looked great," Kip said. "What do you mean looked great?" Abbey said, turning her eye on Kip. "Must have been great, like you said," he corrected. - Author: Shawn Keenan
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#77. Anyway." I cleared my throat loudly. "Thank you again for the beautiful necklace. It's perfect, and I love it. Where did you find it? I've never seen anything like it before."
It was his turn to look embarrassed and he ducked his head. "That's because I made it." He peeked up at me, and my heart melted. Am I dreaming? This has to be a dream.
"You made it?" Something wet hit my cheek and I brushed it away, impatiently waiting for his answer.
"Yeah," he said shyly. "I did. - Author: Jessica Verday
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#78. In writing, fidelity to fact leads eventually to the poetry of truth. - Author: Edward Abbey
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#79. He didn't want me to get hurt? Wow. Just wow. I might actually be close to a swoon here - Author: Jessica Verday
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#80. Longevity, like intelligence and good looks and health and strength of character, is largely a matter of genetic heritage. Choose your parents with care. - Author: Edward Abbey
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#81. I don't like being weak in front of my mum or anyone for that matter. I don't like crying. - Author: Abbey Clancy
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#82. My favourite outfit was this black lace dress that I found in a vintage shop in Williamsburg, New York. - Author: Abbey Lee Kershaw
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#83. I get invited to a lot more glamorous parties since I've been in 'Downton Abbey,' which has made me much more fashion conscious. - Author: Lesley Nicol
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#84. With 'Downton Abbey,' you're always stuck in one stately home. - Author: Kit Harington
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#85. 'Downton Abbey' is one of my favourite shows ever - it's just beautifully filmed, and the stories and characters are so wonderful. - Author: Amanda Donohoe
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#86. The idea of wilderness needs no defense, it only needs defenders. - Author: Edward Abbey
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#87. I'd learned so much from traveling to familiar places that I figured I'd learn twice as much by going to a place I knew nothing about. - Author: Gerry Abbey
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#88. A good philosopher is one who does not take ideas seriously. - Author: Edward Abbey
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#89. It is true that some of my fiction was based on actual events. But the events took place after the fiction was written. - Author: Edward Abbey
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#90. Sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul. - Author: Edward Abbey
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#91. The rich can buy everything but health, virtue, friendship, wit, good looks, love, pride, intelligence, grace, and, if you need it, happiness. - Author: Edward Abbey
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#92. One wishes to go on. On this great river one could glide forever-and here we discover the definition of bliss, salvation, Heaven, all the old Mediterranean dreams: a journey from wonder to wonder, drifting through eternity into ever-deeper, always changing grandeur, through beauty continually surpassing itself: the ultimate Homeric voyage. - Author: Edward Abbey
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#93. There comes a point, in literary objectivity, when the author's self- effacement is hard to distinguish from moral cowardice. - Author: Edward Abbey
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#94. I'm a humanist; I'd rather kill a man than a snake. - Author: Edward Abbey
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#95. Life is hard? True - but let's love it anyhow, though it breaks every bone in our bodies. - Author: Edward Abbey
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#96. When dealing with the excessively rich and privileged, you've got your two basic approaches. One is to go in hard and deliberately working class. A regional accent is always a plus in this. Seawoll has been known to deploy a Mancunian dialect so impenetrable that members of Oasis would have needed subtitles, and graduate entries with double firsts from Oxford practise a credible Estuary in the mirror and drop their glottals with gay abandon when necessary.

That approach only works if the subject suffers from residual middle-class guilt – unfortunately the properly posh, the nouveau riche and senior legal professionals are rarely prey to such weaknesses. For them you have to go in obliquely and with maximum Downton Abbey.

Fortunately for us we have just the man. - Author: Ben Aaronovitch
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#97. High above our heads the owl hoots under the lost moon. A pre-dawn wind comes sifting and sighing through the cottonwood trees; the sound of their dry, papery leaves is like the murmur of distant water, or like the whispering of ghosts in an ancient, empty, condemned cathedral. - Author: Edward Abbey
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#98. One of her parlour borders, Miss Harriet Smith, married a local farmer, Robert Martin, and is very happily settled. They have three daughters and a son, but the doctor has told her it is unlikely that further children can be expected and she and her husband are anxious to have another son as playmate to their own. Mr and Mrs Knightley of Donwell Abbey are the most important couple in Highbury, and Mrs Knightley is a friend of Mrs Martin and has always taken a keen interest in her children. - Author: P.D. James
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#99. Look, it comes down to whether or not you love me! That's all! That's it! The rest is detail - Author: Tom Branson
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#100. All revolutions have failed? Perhaps. But rebellion for good cause is self- justifying
a good in itself. Rebellion transforms slaves into human beings, if only for an hour. - Author: Edward Abbey
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#101. The business of life is the acquisition of memories. In the end that's all there is. - Author: Carson Of Downton Abbey.
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#102. You can't see anything from a car; you've got to get out of the goddamn contraption and walk, better yet crawl, on hands and knees, over the sandstone and through the thornbrush and cactus. When traces of blood begin to mark your trail, you'll see something, maybe. - Author: Edward Abbey
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#103. I did a great deal of research to write 'The Irish Duke.' Since all the people in this Lords of the Realm series are real historical characters, everything had to be authentic. I researched Woburn Abbey, where my heroine lived, and everything about Barons Court in Ireland, which was the ancestral home of Abercorn. - Author: Virginia Henley
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#104. In all of nature, there is no sound more pleasing than that of a hungry animal at its feed. Unless you are the food. - Author: Edward Abbey
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#105. Chastity is more a state of mind than of anatomy. - Author: Edward Abbey
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#106. Yes sir, yes madam, I entreat you, get out of those motorized wheelchairs, get off your foam rubber backsides, stand up straight like men! like women! like human beings! and walk-walk-WALK upon our sweet and blessed land! - Author: Edward Abbey
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#107. They danced again, and when the assembly closed, parted, on the lady's side at least, with a strong inclination for continuing the acquaintance. Whether she thought of him so much while she drank her warm wine and water and prepared herself for bed as to dream of him when there, cannot be ascertained; but I hope it was no more than in a light slumber, or a morning doze at most, for if it be true, as a celebrated writer has maintained, that no young lady can be justified in falling in love before the gentleman's love is declared, it must be very improper that a young lady should dream of a gentlemen before the gentleman is first known to have dreamed of her. - Author: Jane Austen
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#108. I was once invited to take part in a heroic, possibly fatal enterprise, but I declined, mainly on account of sloth. - Author: Edward Abbey
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#109. Roosters: The cry of the male chicken is the most barbaric yawp in all of nature. - Author: Edward Abbey
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#110. In a nation of sheep, one brave man forms a majority. - Author: Edward Abbey
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#111. How strange and wonderful is our home, our earth, with its swirling vaporous atmosphere, its flowing and frozen liquids, its trembling plants, its creeping, crawling, climbing creatures, the croaking things with wings that hang on rocks and soar through the fog, the furry grass, the scaly seas. - Author: Edward Abbey
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#112. There are some good things to be said about walking. Not many, but some. Walking takes longer, for example, than any other known form of locomotion except crawling. Thus it stretches time and prolongs life. Life is already too short to waste on speed. I have a friend who's always in a hurry; he never gets anywhere. Walking makes the world much bigger and thus more interesting. You have time to observe the details. The utopian technologists foresee a future for us in which distance is annihilated. ... To be everywhere at once is to be nowhere forever, if you ask me. - Author: Edward Abbey
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#113. A rancher is a farmer who farms the public lands with a herd of four-legged lawn mowers. - Author: Edward Abbey
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#114. God is love? Not bloody likely. - Author: Edward Abbey
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#115. A shelf of classics for our young adults: Tolkien, Hesse, Casteneda, Kerouac, Salinger, Tom Robbins, and _The Last Whole Earth Catalog_. - Author: Edward Abbey
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#116. Art, science, philosophy, religion
each offers at best only a crude simplification of actual living experience. - Author: Edward Abbey
Abbey quotes by Edward Abbey
#117. What good is a Bill of Rights that does not include the right to play, to wander, to explore, the right to stillness and solitude, to discovery and physical freedom? - Author: Edward Abbey
Abbey quotes by Edward Abbey
#118. What is truth? I don't know and I'm sorry I brought it up. - Author: Edward Abbey
Abbey quotes by Edward Abbey
#119. Wilderness. The word itself is music. - Author: Edward Abbey
Abbey quotes by Edward Abbey
#120. Marvelously clear-fretted in the unsmoked air, the Abbey rose, silver-grey. It stood detached by the serenity of age from the ephemeral growths around it. It was solid on a foundation of centuries, destined, perhaps, for centuries yet to preserve within it the monuments to those whose work was now all destroyed. I did not loiter there. In years to come I expect some will go o look at the old Abbey with romantic melancholy. But romance of that kind is an alloy of tragedy with retrospect. I was too close. - Author: John Wyndham
Abbey quotes by John Wyndham
#121. A good short-story writer has an instinct for sketching in just enough background to ground the specific story. - Author: Lynn Abbey
Abbey quotes by Lynn Abbey
#122. It's a great country: you can say whatever you like so long as it is strictly true
nobody will ever take you seriously. - Author: Edward Abbey
Abbey quotes by Edward Abbey
#123. In the land of bleating sheep and braying jackasses, one brave and honest man is bound to create a scandal. - Author: Edward Abbey
Abbey quotes by Edward Abbey
#124. The great question of life is not the question of death but the question of life. Fear of death shames us all. - Author: Edward Abbey
Abbey quotes by Edward Abbey
#125. The children are innocent until proven guilty. For their sake, not ours, we must soldier on, muddling our way toward frugality, simplicity, liberty, community, until some kind of sane and rational balance is achieved between our ability to love and our cockeyed ambition to conquer and dominate everything in sight. No wonder the galaxies recede from us in every direction, fleeing at velocities that approach the speed of light. They are frightened. We humans are the Terror of the Universe. - Author: Edward Abbey
Abbey quotes by Edward Abbey
#126. I might also say, regarding reviews and reviewers, that I have yet to read a review of any of my own books which I could not have written much better myself. - Author: Edward Abbey
Abbey quotes by Edward Abbey
#127. Man is a gregarious creature, we are told, a social being. Does that mean he is also a herd animal? ... Are men no better than sheep or cattle, that they must live always in view of one another in order to feel a sense of safety? I can't believe it! - Author: Edward Abbey
Abbey quotes by Edward Abbey
#128. No man likes to be smoked out of his hole in February. - Author: Edward Abbey
Abbey quotes by Edward Abbey
#129. And everyone knows I'm a mad scientist. It's amazing what everyone knows, isn't it? Usually what everyone knows is insulting and sort of ableist, because the people who know everything always seem to think of themselves as being perfectly normal. But that's neither here nor there. - Author: Mira Grant
Abbey quotes by Mira Grant
#130. No one uses a ribbon typewriter any more, but your final draft is not the time to try to wring a few more sheets out of your inkjet cartridge. - Author: Lynn Abbey
Abbey quotes by Lynn Abbey
#131. The domination of nature leads to the domination of human nature. - Author: Edward Abbey
Abbey quotes by Edward Abbey
#132. If people persist in trespassing upon the grizzlies' territory, we must accept the fact that the grizzlies, from time to time, will harvest a few trespassers. - Author: Edward Abbey
Abbey quotes by Edward Abbey
#133. All we have, it seems to me, is the beauty of art and nature and life, and the love which that beauty inspires. - Author: Edward Abbey
Abbey quotes by Edward Abbey
#134. The ideal society can be described, quite simply, as that in which no man has the power of means to coerce others. - Author: Edward Abbey
Abbey quotes by Edward Abbey
#135. Like a soft cloak of dark velvet, buttoned and studded with stars, the last night of spring lay soft over the ancient sandstone Abbey of Redwall. - Author: Brian Jacques
Abbey quotes by Brian Jacques
#136. But for the time being, around my place at least, the air is untroubled, and I become aware for the first time today of the immense silence in which I am lost. Not a silence so much as a great stillness - for there are a few sounds: the creak of some bird in a juniper tree, an eddy of wind which passes and fades like a sigh, the ticking of the watch on my wrist- slight noises which break the sensation of absolute silence but at the same time exaggerate my sense of the surrounding, overwhelming peace. A suspension of time, a continuous present. - Author: Edward Abbey
Abbey quotes by Edward Abbey
#137. A critic is to an author as a fungus to an oak. - Author: Edward Abbey
Abbey quotes by Edward Abbey
#138. I'm used to doing my jobs like a couple of photo shoots a month and a bit of presenting here and there, but the majority of my days are with the baby. - Author: Abbey Clancy
Abbey quotes by Abbey Clancy
#139. I got a head start and ws already hanging upside down when he caught up. All the blood was rushing to my head, making me feel dizzy. "I can't stay like this much longer," I told him."Head rush."
He leaned down and stuck his face next to mine, gifting me with a beautiful smile."I know the feeling," he said. "You give me a head rush all the time. - Author: Jessica Verday
Abbey quotes by Jessica Verday
#140. If a man knew enough he could write a whole book about the juniper tree. Not juniper trees in general but that one particular juniper tree which grows from a ledge of naked sandstone near the old entrance to Arches National Monument. - Author: Edward Abbey
Abbey quotes by Edward Abbey
#141. I find that the old Roman baths of this quarter, were found covered by an old burying ground, belonging to the Abbey; through which, in all probability, the water drains in its passage; so that as we drink the decoction of the living bodies at the Pump-room, we swallow the strainings of rotten bones and carcasses at the private bath - I vow to God, the very idea turns my stomach! - Author: Tobias Smollett
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#142. For this world that men have made, none of us is bad enough. For the world that made us, none is good enough. - Author: Edward Abbey
Abbey quotes by Edward Abbey
#143. Belief in the supernatural reflects a failure of the imagination. - Author: Edward Abbey
Abbey quotes by Edward Abbey
#144. The love of wilderness is more than a hunger for what is always beyong reach; it is also an expression of loyalty to the earth, the earth which bore us and sustains us, the only paradise we shall ever know, the only paradise we ever need, if only we had the eyes to see. - Author: Edward Abbey
Abbey quotes by Edward Abbey
#145. How to Avoid Pleurisy: Never make love to a girl named Candy on the tailgate of a half-ton Ford pickup during a chill rain in April out on Grandview Point in San Juan County, Utah. - Author: Edward Abbey
Abbey quotes by Edward Abbey
#146. It will be full dark soon, and I do not like the look of that sky. The temperature is falling as well," he added, rubbing his hands together briskly. "I think we shall be in for a bit of snow from the look of the cloud just over the Downs." Naturally the gentlemen had to spend another quarter of an hour debating the weather as the ladies stood shivering, Portia rolling her eyes at me behind Father's back. In the end they all agreed that, yes, it was indeed growing colder and darker and we ought to depart at once for the Abbey. - Author: Deanna Raybourn
Abbey quotes by Deanna Raybourn
#147. Style: There is something in too much verbal felicity (as in Joyce or Nabokov or Borges) that can betray the writer into technique for the sake of technique. - Author: Edward Abbey
Abbey quotes by Edward Abbey
#148. Belief in God? An afterlife? I believe in rock: this apodictic rock beneath my feet. - Author: Edward Abbey
Abbey quotes by Edward Abbey
#149. Life is cruel? Compared to what? - Author: Edward Abbey
Abbey quotes by Edward Abbey
#150. Those who dream of the joys of living in a space colony should live in a space colony. - Author: Edward Abbey
Abbey quotes by Edward Abbey
#151. A house built on greed cannot long endure. - Author: Edward Abbey
Abbey quotes by Edward Abbey
#152. Lake Powell: storage pond, silt trap, evaporation tank and garbage dispose-all, a 180-mile-long incipient sewage lagoon. - Author: Edward Abbey
Abbey quotes by Edward Abbey
#153. Boo fell in at my side. He is the only ghost dog I have ever seen. Animals always move on. For some reason he had lingered more than a year at the abbey. Perhaps waiting for me. - Author: Dean Koontz
Abbey quotes by Dean Koontz
#154. I think that's what really a substantial work is, it's forever. It's the truth now and it was the truth then, and it will be the truth tomorrow. - Author: Abbey Lincoln
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#155. Of course I litter the public highway. Every chance I get. After all, it's not the beer cans that are ugly; it's the highway that is ugly. - Author: Edward Abbey
Abbey quotes by Edward Abbey
#156. The rich are not very nice. That's why they're rich. - Author: Edward Abbey
Abbey quotes by Edward Abbey
#157. May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. - Author: Edward Abbey
Abbey quotes by Edward Abbey
#158. And so we went. And so it went. And, slowly, I began to learn: speaking in the same language does not equal communication, especially when there is a cultural divide. - Author: Gerry Abbey
Abbey quotes by Gerry Abbey
#159. Scientific method: There's a madness in the method. - Author: Edward Abbey
Abbey quotes by Edward Abbey
#160. You long for success? Start at the bottom; dig down. - Author: Edward Abbey
Abbey quotes by Edward Abbey
#161. I sometimes wonder what it would have been like if I'd got 'Downton Abbey' when I was 22. - Author: Lesley Nicol
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#162. All dams are ugly, but the Glen Canyon Dam is sinful ugly. - Author: Edward Abbey
Abbey quotes by Edward Abbey
#163. My friends and I live in the American SW because we love it, and love it for its own sake - not merely because it's the last region of the forty-eight states to be buried under asphalt and greed. - Author: Edward Abbey
Abbey quotes by Edward Abbey
#164. As between the skulking and furtive poacher, who hunts for the sake of meat, and the honest gentleman shooter, who kills for the pleasure of sport, I find the former a higher type of humanity. - Author: Edward Abbey
Abbey quotes by Edward Abbey
#165. I drink a lot of water. - Author: Abbey Clancy
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#166. When I left 'Downton Abbey,' it hadn't yet taken off and become the phenomenon that it is, to this day. That all happened after I left. But, it was fabulous to be a part of it and to be a part of the cast. We had an absolute ball! - Author: Rose Leslie
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#167. Books are like eggs
best when fresh. - Author: Edward Abbey
Abbey quotes by Edward Abbey
#168. The absurd vanity of metaphysicians who like to imagine that they create the world by thinking about it. - Author: Edward Abbey
Abbey quotes by Edward Abbey
#169. If a man's imagination were not so weak, so easily tired, if his capacity for wonder not so limited, he would abandon forever such fantasies of the supernal. He would learn to perceive in water, leaves and silence more than sufficient of the absolute and marvelous, more than enough to console him for the loss of the ancient dreams. - Author: Edward Abbey
Abbey quotes by Edward Abbey
#170. Anarchism? You bet your sweet betsy. The only cure for the ills of democracy is more democracy. Much more. - Author: Edward Abbey
Abbey quotes by Edward Abbey
#171. I have been called a curmudgeon, which my obsolescent dictionary defines as a 'surly, ill-mannered, bad-tempered fellow'. Nowadays, curmudgeon is likely to refer to anyone who hates hypocrisy, cant, sham, dogmatic ideologies, and has the nerve to point out unpleasant facts and takes the trouble to impale these sins on the skewer of humor and roast them over the fires of fact, common sense, and native intelligence. In this nation of bleating sheep and braying jackasses, it then becomes an honor to be labeled curmudgeon. - Author: Edward Abbey
Abbey quotes by Edward Abbey
#172. There is this to be said for walking: it is the one method of human locomotion by which a man or woman proceeds erect, upright, proud and independent, not squatting on the haunches like a frog.
Little boys love machines. Grown-up mean and women like to walk. - Author: Edward Abbey
Abbey quotes by Edward Abbey
#173. It is possible to read too many novels. Henry Tileny, Northanger Abbey - Author: Jane Austen
Abbey quotes by Jane Austen
#174. Appearance versus reality? Appearance is reality, God damn it! - Author: Edward Abbey
Abbey quotes by Edward Abbey
#175. Hayduke thought. Finally the idea arrived. He said, 'My job is to save the fucking wilderness. I don't know anything else worth saving. That's simple, right? - Author: Edward Abbey
Abbey quotes by Edward Abbey
#176. Writing on the wall: Will trade three blind crabs for two with no teeth. - Author: Edward Abbey
Abbey quotes by Edward Abbey
#177. All things are in motion, all is in process, nothing abides, nothing will ever change in this eternal moment. - Author: Edward Abbey
Abbey quotes by Edward Abbey
#178. The end we know not; but we wander on,
Down the regretful wilderness of time. - Author: Henry Abbey
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#179. New York is such a versatile city, and there's always something new to discover. - Author: Abbey Lee Kershaw
Abbey quotes by Abbey Lee Kershaw
#180. Because obviously she was the most qualified for the position. At long last Edward had arrived at the enlightened state of knowing that a woman could do a job just as well as a man. Yep. That's how it happened. Edward abdicated his throne. Elizabeth would be crowned queen at Westminster Abbey that same week, and we all know she'd be the best ruler of England ever. And now history can more or less pick up along the same path where we left it. - Author: Cynthia Hand
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#181. I think it is far more important to save one square mile of wilderness, anywhere, by any means, than to produce another book on the subject. - Author: Edward Abbey
Abbey quotes by Edward Abbey
#182. Suicide: Don't knock it if you ain't tried it. - Author: Edward Abbey
Abbey quotes by Edward Abbey
#183. Reason is and ought to be, as Hume said, the slave of the passions. - Author: Edward Abbey
Abbey quotes by Edward Abbey
#184. Little boys love machines; girls adore horses; grown-up men and women like to walk. - Author: Edward Abbey
Abbey quotes by Edward Abbey
#185. I love doing girly stuff with my mum or with Sophia. I took Sophia and a couple of her friends to the Hello Kitty spa. They had chocolate facials and Hello Kitty mani-pedis. I put it on my Twitter and got lots of abuse for it, but I think it's just a nice girly thing. - Author: Abbey Clancy
Abbey quotes by Abbey Clancy
#186. Mountains complement desert as desert compliments city, as wilderness compliments and completes civilization. - Author: Edward Abbey
Abbey quotes by Edward Abbey
#187. I like people with depth, I like people with emotion, I like people with a strong mind, an interesting mind, a twisted mind, and also someone that can make me smile. - Author: Abbey Lee Kershaw
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#188. My computer tells me that in twenty-five years there will be no more computers. - Author: Edward Abbey
Abbey quotes by Edward Abbey
#189. Critics are like ticks on a dog or tits on a motor: ornamental but dysfunctional. - Author: Edward Abbey
Abbey quotes by Edward Abbey
#190. Abbey: Did you speak to me in a different language? When I was in the hospital?
Caspian: Something to keep the nightmares at bay. To let you know I was there. Tu sei una stella ... la mia stella. It means 'You're a star. My star. - Author: Jessica Verday
Abbey quotes by Jessica Verday
#191. One day in Dipstick, Nebraska, or Landfill, Oklahoma, is worth more to me than an eternity in Dante's plastic Paradiso, or Yeats's gold-plated Byzantium. - Author: Edward Abbey
Abbey quotes by Edward Abbey
#192. The earth is not a mechanism but an organism, a being with its own life and its own reasons, where the support and sustenance of the human animal is incidental. If man in his newfound power and vanity persists in the attempt to remake the planet in his own image, he will succeed only in destroying himself - not the planet. The earth will survive our most ingenious folly. - Author: Edward Abbey
Abbey quotes by Edward Abbey
#193. I was looking for the people who were making the music inside the cabinet. I would look in there and see if I could find somebody who was making all this wonderful music. - Author: Abbey Lincoln
Abbey quotes by Abbey Lincoln
#194. And please, whatever you do, don't tell us that what we do, either in love or lust, is unnatural. For one thing if what you mean by that is that animals don't do it, then you are quite simply in factual error.
There are plenty of activities or qualities we could list that are most certainly unnatural if you are so mad as to think that humans are not part of nature, or so dull-witted as to believe that 'natural' means 'all natures but human nature': mercy, for example, is un¬natural, an altruistic, non-selfish care and love for other species is unnatural; charity is unnatural, justice is unnatural, virtue is unnatural, indeed - and this surely is the point - the idea of virtue is unnatural, within such a foolish, useless meaning of the word 'natural'. Animals, poor things, eat in order to survive: we, lucky things, do that too, but we also have Abbey Crunch biscuits, Armagnac, selle d'agneau, tortilla chips, sauce béarnaise, Vimto, hot buttered crumpets, Chateau Margaux, ginger-snaps, risotto nero and peanut-butter sandwiches - these things have nothing to do with survival and everything to do with pleasure, connoisseurship and plain old greed. Animals, poor things, copulate in order to reproduce: we, lucky things, do that too, but we also have kinky boots, wank-mags, leather thongs, peep-shows, statuettes by Degas, bedshows, Tom of Finland, escort agencies and the Journals of Anaïs Nin - these things have nothing to do with reproduction and everything to do with - Author: Stephen Fry
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#195. I hate and fear violence myself, have always avoided barroom brawls, and tho' I'm a bit of a gun-nut, and a member of the NRA, I never shoot at anything but beer cans and mule deer. (In season.) And seldom hit either, except by accident. - Author: Edward Abbey
Abbey quotes by Edward Abbey
#196. I would not sacrifice a single living mesquite tree for any book ever written. One square mile of living desert is worth a hundred 'great books' - and one brave deed is worth a thousand. - Author: Edward Abbey
Abbey quotes by Edward Abbey
#197. Home is where, when you have to go there, you probably shouldn't. - Author: Edward Abbey
Abbey quotes by Edward Abbey
#198. Men love their ideas more than their lives. And the more preposterous the idea, the more eager they are to die for it. And to kill for it. - Author: Edward Abbey
Abbey quotes by Edward Abbey
#199. My Aunt Ida at age eighty-three: 'Yeah,' she said, 'I'll be dead pretty soon. And frankly, I don't give a damn.' - Author: Edward Abbey
Abbey quotes by Edward Abbey
#200. If there's anything I hate, it's the vibraphone. And the cha-cha-cha. And Latin rhythms generally. - Author: Edward Abbey
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