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Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “With a bit of luck, his life was ruined forever. Always thinking that just behind some narrow door in all of his favorite bars, men in red woolen shirts are getting incredible kicks from things he’ll never know.”
Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There’s also a negative side.”
Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “Reality itself is too twisted.”
Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “Fear is just another word for ignorance.”
Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “With the possible exception of things like box scores, race results, and stock market tabulations, there is no such thing as Objective Journalism. The phrase itself is a pompous contradiction in terms.”
Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “The Sixties were an era of extreme reality. I miss the smell of tear gas. I miss the fear of getting beaten.”
Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “I never knew where I was going, but I ripped the tits off of everything that got in my way. By the time they figured me out, it was too late.”
Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “In the meantime, I would drink, rest, and ponder the meaning of this mob.”
Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “And the whole Bush family, from Texas, should be boiled in poisoned oil.”
Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “Writing is the flip side of sex – it’s good only when it’s over.”
Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “In a world as weird and cruel as this one we have made for ourselves, I figure anybody who can find peace and personal happiness without ripping off somebody else deserves to be left alone.”
Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “An outlaw can be defined as somebody who lives outside the law, beyond the law and not necessarily against it.”
Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “There are times, however, and this is one of them, when even being right feels wrong. What do you say, for instance, about a generation that has been taught that rain is poison and sex is death?”
Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “I can’t think in terms of journalism without thinking in terms of political ends. Unless there’s been a reaction, there’s been no journalism. It’s cause and effect.”
Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “I have always loved marijuana. It has been a source of joy and comfort to me for many years. And I still think of it as a basic staple of life, along with beer and ice and grapefruits – and millions of Americans agree with me.”
Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “Fiction is a bridge to the truth that journalism can’t reach.”
Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “But I am in the gambling business, for good or ill; it is the business I have chosen, and the only governing rule that we all recognize is: always sit close to an exit and never trust a man who doesn’t sweat.”
Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “I’m a word freak. I like words. I’ve always compared writing to music. That’s the way I feel about good paragraphs. When it really works, it’s like music.”
Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “Without gambling, I would not exist.”
Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “A word to the wise is infuriating.”
Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “Some people will tell you that slow is good – but I’m here to tell you that fast is better.”
Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “He had come so far from himself that I don’t think he knew who he was anymore.”
Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “Nixon was so crooked that he needed servants to help him screw his pants on every morning.”
Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “Nixon was a professional politician, and I despised everything he stood for – but if he were running for president this year against the evil Bush-Cheney gang, I would happily vote for him.”
Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “The Circus-Circus is what the whole hep world would be doing on Saturday night if the Nazis had won the war. This is the Sixth Reich.”
Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “I didn’t know Johnny Depp could act until he played me.”
Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “The Raiders of old were vicious and crazy and cruel. Hanging around their locker room was like hanging around the weight room at Folsom Prison.”
Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “She was wearing the same clothes, but now she looked haggard and dirty. The delicate illusions that get us through life can only stand so much strain.”
Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “No man is so foolish but he may sometimes give another good counsel, and no man so wise that he may not easily err if he takes no other counsel than his own. He that is taught only by himself has a fool for a master.”
Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “Never fire a warning shot. It is a waste of ammunition.”
Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “The mind of America is seized by a fatal dry rot – and it’s only a question of time before all that the mind controls will run amuck in a frenzy of stupid, impotent fear.”
Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “He wandered into the Newsroom and asked for a job the same way he’d walk into a barbershop and ask for a haircut, and with no more idea of being turned down.”
Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “Of all the men that have run for president in the twentieth century, only George McGovern truly understood what a monument America could be to the human race.”
Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “Fiction is based on reality unless you’re a fairytale artist.”
Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “We are all alone, born alone, die alone, and – in spite of True Romance magazines – we shall all someday look back on our lives and see that, in spite of our company, we were alone the whole way. I do not say lonely – at least, not all the time – but essentially, and finally, alone. This is what makes your self-respect so important, and I don’t see how you can respect yourself if you must look in the hearts and minds of others for your happiness.”
Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “These are bad times for people who like to sit outside the library at dawn on a rainy morning and get ripped to the tits on crank and powerful music.”
Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “It’s in my interest, in ours perhaps, or maybe the interests of the greater good, for me to smoke a joint, and calm down.”
Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “Never create anything, it will be misinterpreted, it will chain you and follow you for the rest of your life.”
Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “He could shake your hand and stab you in the back at the same time.”
Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “As your attorney, it is my duty to inform you that it is not important that you understand what I’m doing or why you’re paying me so much money. What’s important is that you continue to do so.”
Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “You can’t play city rules when you live in a jungle.”
Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “He had that rare weird electricity about him – that extremely wild and heavy presence that you only see in a person who has abandoned all hope of ever behaving normally.”
Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “There was madness in any direction, at any hour. You could strike sparks anywhere. There was a fantastic universal sense that whatever we were doing was right, that we were winning.”
Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “Those who fail to learn from the brutal stompings visited on them in the past are doomed to be brutally stomped in the future.”
Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “In some circles, the Mint 400 is a far, far better thing than the Superbowl, the Kentucky Derby, and the lower Oakland roller derby finals all rolled into one. This race attracts a very special breed.”
Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “You took too much man, too much, too much.”
Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “Not a wasted word. This has been a main point to my literary thinking all my life.”
Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “If there is in fact, a heaven and a hell, all we know for sure is that hell will be a viciously overcrowded version of Phoenix.”
Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “I feel the same way about disco as I do about herpes.”
Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “A little bit of this town goes a very long way.”
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