The sneakiest form of literary subtlety, in a corrupt society, is to speak the plain truth. The critics will not understand you; the public will not believe you; your fellow writers will shake their heads.
Edward Abbey Quotes
A city man is a home anywhere, for all big cities are much alike. But a country man has a place where he belongs, where he always returns, and where, when the time comes, he is willing to die.
Our ‘neoconservatives’ are neither new nor conservative, but old as Bablyon and evil as Hell.
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.
Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.
Belief in the supernatural reflects a failure of the imagination.
Fantastic doctrines (like Christianity or Islam or Marxism) require unanimity of belief. One dissenter casts doubt on the creed of millions. Thus the fear and hate; thus the torture chamber, the iron stake, the gallows, the labor camp, the psychiatric ward.
Baseball serves as a good role model for democracy in action: Every player is equally important and each has a chance to be a hero.
Baseball is a slow, sluggish game, with frequent and trivial interruptions, offering the spectator many opportunities to reflect at leisure upon the situation on the field: This is what a fan loves most about the game.
Anarchism is founded on the observation that since few men are wise enough to rule themselves, even fewer are wise enough to rule others.