"Edward Abbey’s 1975 novel The Monkey Wrench Gang inspired a whole generation of militant ecological activists. Its imaginative but practical depictions of acts of vandalism and sabotage influenced direct-action groups like Earth First! and the Earth Liberation Front, which takes a monkey wrench as its logo."
“I believe that we, that this planet, hasn't seen its Golden Age. Everybody says its finished ... art's finished, rock and roll is dead, God is dead. Fuck that! This is my chance in the world. I didn't live back there in Mesopotamia, I wasn't there in the Garden of Eden, I wasn't there with Emperor Han, I'm right here right now and I want now to be the Golden Age ...if only each generation would realise that the time for greatness is right now when they're alive ... the time to flower is now.” -Patti Smith