Desert Solitaire

Quotes from Edward Abbey




175.jpgWhatever we cannot easily understand we call God; this saves much wear and tear on the brain tissues.


From the point of view of a tapeworm, man was created by God to serve the appetite of the tapeworm.


I'm a humanist; I'd rather kill a man than a snake.


Belief in God? An afterlife? I believe in rock: this apodictic rock beneath my feet.

Mormonism: Nothing so hilarious could possibly be true. Or all bad. 

It may be true that there are no atheists in foxholes. But you don't find many Christians there, either. Or, about as many of one as the other.

What's the difference between the Lone Ranger and God? There really is a Lone Ranger.

Is there a God? Who knows? Is there an angry unicorn on the dark side of the moon?

God is love? Not bloody likely.


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“We need the possibility of escape as surely as we need hope.”