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Edward Abbey, Postcards From Ed: Dispatches And Salvos From An American Iconoclast Quotes: "If it's knowledge and wisdom you want, then seek out the company of those who do real work for an honest purpose."

If it's knowledge and wisdom you want, then seek out the company of those who do real work for an honest purpose.




Edward Abbey, Postcards From Ed: Dispatches And Salvos From An American Iconoclast Quotes: "I am hopeful, though not full of hope, and the only reason I don't believe in happy endings is because I don't believe in endings."

I am hopeful, though not full of hope, and the only reason I don't believe in happy endings is because I don't believe in endings.




Edward Abbey, Postcards From Ed: Dispatches And Salvos From An American Iconoclast Quotes: "What is the essence of the art of writing? Part One: Have something to say. Part Two: Say it well."

What is the essence of the art of writing? Part One: Have something to say. Part Two: Say it well.



Edward Abbey, Postcards From Ed: Dispatches And Salvos From An American Iconoclast Quotes: "[R]eality and real people are too subtle and complicated for anybody's typewriter, even Tolstoy's, even yours, even mine."

[R]eality and real people are too subtle and complicated for anybody's typewriter, even Tolstoy's, even yours, even mine.



Edward Abbey, Postcards From Ed: Dispatches And Salvos From An American Iconoclast Quotes: "Readers, not critics, are the people who determine a book's eventual fate."

Readers, not critics, are the people who determine a book's eventual fate.




Edward Abbey, Postcards From Ed: Dispatches And Salvos From An American Iconoclast Quotes: "Ah yes, the head is full of books. The hard part is to force them down through the bloodstream and out through the fingers."

Ah yes, the head is full of books. The hard part is to force them down through the bloodstream and out through the fingers.



Edward Abbey, Postcards From Ed: Dispatches And Salvos From An American Iconoclast Quotes: "Hard times are a-coming, and people without useful, practical skills are going to suffer. Or suffer most."

Hard times are a-coming, and people without useful, practical skills are going to suffer. Or suffer most.



Edward Abbey, Postcards From Ed: Dispatches And Salvos From An American Iconoclast Quotes: "But it is a writer's duty to write and speak and record the truth, always the truth, no matter whom may be offended."

But it is a writer's duty to write and speak and record the truth, always the truth, no matter whom may be offended.



Edward Abbey, Postcards From Ed: Dispatches And Salvos From An American Iconoclast Quotes: "Instant communication is not communication at all but merely a frantic, trivial, nerve-wracking bombardment of cliches, threats, fads, fashions, gibberish and advertising."

Instant communication is not communication at all but merely a frantic, trivial, nerve-wracking bombardment of cliches, threats, fads, fashions, gibberish and advertising.



Edward Abbey, Postcards From Ed: Dispatches And Salvos From An American Iconoclast Quotes: "And if the computer gives you any back talk, pour some well-sugared office coffee into its evil little silicon brain."

And if the computer gives you any back talk, pour some well-sugared office coffee into its evil little silicon brain.




Edward Abbey, Postcards From Ed: Dispatches And Salvos From An American Iconoclast Quotes: "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."

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.



Edward Abbey, Postcards From Ed: Dispatches And Salvos From An American Iconoclast Quotes: "Anarchism? You bet your sweet betsy. The only cure for the ills of democracy is more democracy. Much more."

Anarchism? You bet your sweet betsy. The only cure for the ills of democracy is more democracy. Much more.



Edward Abbey, Postcards From Ed: Dispatches And Salvos From An American Iconoclast Quotes: "In the land of bleating sheep and braying jackasses, one brave and honest man is bound to create a scandal."

In the land of bleating sheep and braying jackasses, one brave and honest man is bound to create a scandal.




Edward Abbey, Postcards From Ed: Dispatches And Salvos From An American Iconoclast Quotes: "The more we learn of outer space and inner space, of quasars and quarks, of Big Bangs and Little Blips, the more remote, abstract and intellectually inconsequential it all becomes."

The more we learn of outer space and inner space, of quasars and quarks, of Big Bangs and Little Blips, the more remote, abstract and intellectually inconsequential it all becomes.



Edward Abbey, Postcards From Ed: Dispatches And Salvos From An American Iconoclast Quotes: "As for writing, that's a cruel hard business. Unless you're very lucky it'll break your heart."

As for writing, that's a cruel hard business. Unless you're very lucky it'll break your heart.



Edward Abbey, Postcards From Ed: Dispatches And Salvos From An American Iconoclast Quotes: "But of the seven deadly sins, wrath is the healthiest - next only to lust."

But of the seven deadly sins, wrath is the healthiest - next only to lust.