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Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “The next MVP of the Super Bowl is just as likely to have been a full-time grocery store bagger last year as a Heisman Trophy winner.”
Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “Why did she have to happen? Just when I was doing so good without her.”
Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “Nixon was a crook, of course, but he was also a rabid football fan – and he knew the game, which still astounds me, but I have always had a soft spot for him because of it.”
Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “There was no time for scholarly details, and, besides, I have always believed that a man can fairly be judged by the standards and taste of his choices in matters of high-level plagiarism.”
Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “There is no way to understand the public reaction to the sight of a Freak smashing a coconut with a hammer on the hood of a white Cadillac in a Safeway parking lot unless you actually do it, and I tell you it’s tense.”
Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “They look like caricatures of used-car dealers from Dallas. But they’re real. And, sweet Jesus, there are a hell of a lot of them – still.”
Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “I don’t think that my kind of journalism has ever been universally popular. It’s lonely out here.”
Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “I had a soft-spot in my heart for Ronald Reagan, if only because he was a sportswriter in his youth.”
Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “In four short years he has turned our country from a prosperous nation at peace into a desperately indebted nation at war. But so what? He is the President of the United States, and you’re not. Love it or leave it.”
Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “The only thing wrong with the NBA – or any other professional sport, for that matter – is a wild epidemic of Dumbness and overweening Greed. There is no Mystery about it, and no need to change any rules.”
Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “Any combination of a 250-pound Mexican and LSD-25 is a potentially terminal menace for anything it can reach.”
Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “Most of my stuff is just a series of false leads. I’ll approach a story as a subject and then make a whole bunch of different runs at the lead. They’re all good writing but they don’t connect. So I end up having to string leads together.”
Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “I have always hated bowling, and I don’t mind admitting it.”
Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “I felt a little guilty about jangling the poor bugger’s brains with that evil fantasy. But what the hell? Anybody who wanders around the world saying, “Hell yes, I’m from Texas,” deserves whatever happens to him.”
Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “The Jews don’t beleive in Jesus! Why should I?! WHOOOEEEE!!”
Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “It’s the difference between watching a football game between two teams you don’t care about, and watching a game where you have some kind of personal identity with one of the teams, if only a huge bet.”
Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “I harbor a secret urge to whack a salesman in the face, crack his teeth and put red bumps around his eyes.”
Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “I haven’t found a drug yet that can get you anywhere near as high as sitting at a desk writing.”
Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “O. J. Simpson drew bigger crowds, but most of his admirers were around 12 years old. Two-thirds of them were black and many looked like fugitives from the Credit Bureau’s garnishee file.”
Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “Life just seems too huge and too fascinating for me to begin thinking about curing my restlessness at this stage of the game. Maybe later.”
Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “Chicago – this vicious, stinking zoo, this mean-grinning, Mace-smelling boneyard of a city; an elegant rockpile monument to everything cruel and stupid and corrupt in the human spirit.”
Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “That was always the difference between Muhammad Ali and the rest of us. He came, he saw, and if he didn’t entirely conquer – he came as close as anybody we are likely to see in the lifetime of this doomed generation.”
Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “By any accepted standard, I have had more than nine lives. I counted them up once, and there were 13 times I almost and maybe should have died.”
Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “Familiarity seems to breed contempt.”
Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “I measure my life in pages. If I have pages at dawn, it’s been a good night.”
Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “What kind of rat bastard psychotic would play that song- right now, at this moment?”
Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “This maybe the year when we finally come face to face with ourselves; finally just lay back and say it – that we are really just a nation of 220 million used car salesmen with all the money we need to buy guns, and no qualms at all about killing anybody else in the world who tries to make us uncomfortable.”
Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “Art is long and life is short, and success is very far off.” – J. Conrad.”
Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “I am surprised and embarrassed to be a part of the first American generation to leave the country in far worse shape than it was when we first came into it.”
Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “So if I decide to leap for The Fountain when I finish this memo, I want to make one thing perfectly clear – I would genuinely love to make that leap, and if I don’t I will always consider it a mistake and a failed opportunity, one of the very few serious mistakes of my First Life that is now ending.”
Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “Don’t have sex in the lobby – it’s usually awkward.”
Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “The room was very quiet. I walked over to the TV set and turned it on to a dead channel-white noise at maximum decibels, a fine sound for sleeping, a powerful continuous hiss to drown out everything strange.”
Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “The only thing I ever saw that came close to Objective Journalism was a closed-circuit TV setup that watched shoplifters in the General Store at Woody Creek, Colorado.”
Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “There is probably some long-standing “rule” among writers, journalists, and other word-mongers that says: “When you start stealing from your own work you’re in bad trouble.” And it may be true.”
Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “How long can we maintain? I wonder. How long before one of us starts raving and jabbering at this boy? What will he think then? This same lonely desert was the last known home of the Manson family. Will he make that grim connection...”
Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “I knew a Buddhist once, and I’ve hated myself ever since.”
Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “There was no moon, but I could hear the surf a few yards in front of us. I spread my filthy cord coat on the sand for a pillow, then fell down and went to sleep.”
Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “We have bigger things to brood on and enormous reasons for wallowing in terminal craziness until we finally hit bottom.”
Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “There’s no point in getting into politics at all unless you plan to lash things around.”
Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “The difference between the student radicals and the Hell’s Angels is that the students are rebelling against the past, while the Angels are fighting the future. Their only common ground is their disdain for the present, or the status quo.”
Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “You’d be surprised at the things people will do in order to get their names or pictures in the paper.”
Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “The Angels are not articulate about many things, but they bring a lover’s inspiration to the subject of bikes.”
Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “Every now and then when your life gets complicated and the weasels start closing in, the only real cure is to load up on heinous chemicals and then drive like a bastard from Hollywood to Las Vegas. To relax, as it were, in the womb of the desert sun.”
Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “What do you want? Where’s the goddamn ice I ordered? Where’s the booze? There’s a war on, man! People are being killed!”
Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “It was dangerous lunacy, but it was also the kind of thing a real connoisseur of edge-work could make an argument for.”
Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “Take it from me, there’s nothing like a job well done. Except the quiet enveloping darkness at the bottom of a bottle of Jim Beam after a job done any way at all.”
Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “Happy,” I muttered, trying to pin the word down. But it is one of those words, like Love, that I have never quite understood. Most people who deal in words don’t have much faith in them and I am no exception – especially the big ones like Happy and Love and Honest and Strong. They are too elusive and far to relative when you compare them to sharp, mean little words like Punk and Cheap and Phony. I feel at home with these, because they’re scrawny and easy to pin, but the big ones are tough and it takes either a priest or a fool to use them with any confidence.”
Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “Even a blind pig finds an acorn now and then.”
Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “You will be flogged for being right and flogged for being wrong, and it hurts both ways – but it doesn’t hurt as much when you’re right.”
Hunter S. Thompson Quote: “I think you either have to have a very strong decisive person at the top or else a really brilliant staff command.”
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