Tag Archives: Edward Abbey

Quote of the week

“Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of a cancer cell.” Edward Abbey

Edward Abbey: A voice in the wilderness

Be sure and turn your speakers on before opening this video link. Great show.

Quote of the day

“Society is like a stew. If you don’t keep it stirred up, you get a lot of scum on top.”- Edward Abbey

A choice Edward Abbey quote

“A journey into the wilderness is the freest, cheapest, most nonprivileged of pleasures. Anyone with two legs and the price of a pair of army surplus combat boots may enter.” –Edward Abbey

Qote of the week

From Edward Abbey’s “Desert Solitaire”:

In the first place you can’t see anything from a car; you’ve got to get out of the goddamned contraption and walk, better yet crawl, on hands and knees, over the sandstone and through the thornbush and cactus. When traces of blood begin to mark your trail you’ll see something, maybe.

Quote of the week

“Our culture runs on coffee and gasoline, the first often tasting like the second.”

– Edward Abbey

First there was suburbia, then came exurbia. Now it’s largely empty

As Timothy Egan explores in this NY Times feature from today’s Web edition.

Here’s an excerpt: “Others saw it as the residential embodiment of the Edward Abbey line that ‘growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.'”