Thursday, September 13, 2007

Idée d’jour

In the long-range view, I am an optimist: I think that the greed and stupidity of industrial culture will save us from ourselves by self-destruction.
— Edward Abbey, letter to George Sessions, PhD, Aug. 30, 1979
from Orion, July/August 2006, pg 49


Dr. Omed said...

Love the quote.

Anonymous said...

Of course, that is not the full text of the quote. Abbey went on to comment about his pessimism in the short term as thought about the life his children would lead as we get from here to there.