Sunday, February 7, 2010

Confessions of a Barbarian: Selections from the Journals of Edward Abbey

"I celebrate the Earth, my home, my mother, my grave, and as long as men are Man they must, if they would preserve the integrated being, do the same -- [and preserve] with it the body -- this rank casual hungry smelly sweaty lusting transitory body, my oozy pulpy liquid-bag-swollen body, bones, blood, hair, glands, my bejeweled sex; I love and celebrate it all. Never to let men forget that they are animals as much as gods -- that is one thing I shall say."

Without courage, all other virtues are useless.

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