January 29, 1927|
Indiana, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Died||March 14, 1989
Tucson, Arizona, U.S.
Civilization is a youth with a molotov cocktail in his hand. Culture is the Soviet tank or L.A. cop that guns him down.
The tragedy of modern war is that the young men die fighting each other – instead of their real enemies back home in the capitals.
Say what you like about my bloody murderous government,' I says, 'but don't insult me poor bleedin' country.
One man alone can be pretty dumb sometimes, but for real bona fide stupidity, there ain't nothin' can beat teamwork.
For myself I hold no preferences among flowers, so long as they are wild, free, spontaneous. Bricks to all greenhouses! Black thumb and cutworm to the potted plant!
Our culture runs on coffee and gasoline, the first often tasting like the second.
A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.
There is science, logic, reason; there is thought verified by experience. And then there is California.
Anarchism is founded on the observation that since few men are wise enough to rule themselves, even fewer are wise enough to rule others.
Climbing K2 or floating the Grand Canyon in an inner tube; there are some things one would rather have done than do.
May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.
What is the purpose of the giant sequoia tree? The purpose of the giant sequoia tree is to provide shade for the tiny titmouse.
That which today calls itself science gives us more and more information, and indigestible glut of information, and less and less understanding.
Society is like a stew. If you don't stir it up every once in a while then a layer of scum floats to the top.
Our 'neoconservatives' are neither new nor conservative, but old as Bablyon and evil as Hell.
The missionaries go forth to Christianize the savages – as if the savages weren't dangerous enough already.