Wendell Berry Quotes

You cannot affirm the power plant and condemn the smokestack, or affirm the smoke and condemn the cough.




Wendell Berry, Farmer, Writer & Critic, The Gift of the Good Land, 1981

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Wendell Berry
Wendell Berry
  • Born: August 5, 1934
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Poet

Wendell Erdman Berry is an American novelist, poet, environmental activist, cultural critic, and farmer. He is an elected member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers, a recipient of The National Humanities Medal, and the Jefferson Lecturer for 2012. He is also a 2013 Fellow of The American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Berry was named the recipient of the 2013 Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award. On January 28, 2015, he became the first living writer to be inducted into the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame.