Edward Abbey Quotes (118 quotes)
“Guns don't kill people; people kill people. Of course, people with guns kill more people. But that's only natural. It's hard. But it's fair.”
Abbey's Road in In Defense of the Redneck (1979), p. 168.
Abbey's Road (1979)
Beyond The Walls
“I'd sooner exchange ideas with the birds on earth than learn to carry on intergalactic communications with some obscure race of humanoids on a satellite planet from the world of Betelgeuse.”
The First Morning, p. 7 - Desert Solitaire (1968)
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Born: January 29, 1927
Died: March 14, 1989 (aged 62)
Occupation: Author, essayist, novelist
Bio: Edward Paul Abbey was an American author and essayist noted for his advocacy of environmental issues, criticism of public land policies, and anarchist political views. His best-known works include the novel The Monkey Wrench Gang, which has been cited as an inspiration by radical environmental groups, and the non-fiction work Desert Solitaire.
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