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    Hunter S. Thompson
    “I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me.”
    Hunter S. Thompson

  • #2
    Hunter S. Thompson
    “So we shall let the reader answer this question for himself: who is the happier man, he who has braved the storm of life and lived or he who has stayed securely on shore and merely existed?”
    Hunter S. Thompson

  • #3
    Hunter S. Thompson
    “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, The Proud Highway: Saga of a Desperate Southern Gentleman, 1955-1967

  • #4
    Hunter S. Thompson
    “Let us toast to animal pleasures, to escapism, to rain on the roof and instant coffee, to unemployment insurance and library cards, to absinthe and good-hearted landlords, to music and warm bodies and contraceptives... and to the "good life", whatever it is and wherever it happens to be.”
    Hunter S. Thompson, The Proud Highway: Saga of a Desperate Southern Gentleman

  • #5
    Hunter S. Thompson
    “Music has always been a matter of Energy to me, a question of Fuel. Sentimental people call it Inspiration, but what they really mean is Fuel. I have always needed Fuel. I am a serious consumer. On some nights I still believe that a car with the gas needle on empty can run about fifty more miles if you have the right music very loud on the radio.”
    Hunter S. Thompson

  • #6
    Hunter S. Thompson
    “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? If making love might be fatal and if a cool spring breeze on any summer afternoon can turn a crystal blue lake into a puddle of black poison right in front of your eyes, there is not much left except TV and relentless masturbation. It's a strange world. Some people get rich and others eat shit and die.”
    Hunter S. Thompson, Generation of Swine: Tales of Shame and Degradation in the '80's

  • #7
    Hunter S. Thompson
    “It was obvious that he was a man who marched through life to the rhythms of some drum I would never hear.”
    Hunter S. Thompson, Hell's Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga

  • #8
    Hunter S. Thompson
    “Maybe there is no Heaven. Or maybe this is all pure gibberish—a product of the demented imagination of a lazy drunken hillbilly with a heart full of hate who has found a way to live out where the real winds blow—to sleep late, have fun, get wild, drink whisky, and drive fast on empty streets with nothing in mind except falling in love and not getting arrested . . . Res ipsa loquitur. Let the good times roll.”
    Hunter S. Thompson, Generation of Swine: Tales of Shame and Degradation in the '80's

  • #9
    Hunter S. Thompson
    “Like most others, I was a seeker, a mover, a malcontent, and at times a stupid hell-raiser. I was never idle long enough to do much thinking, but I felt somehow that some of us were making real progress, that we had taken an honest road, and that the best of us would inevitably make it over the top. At the same time, I shared a dark suspicion that the life we were leading was a lost cause, that we were all actors, kidding ourselves along on a senseless odyssey. It was the tension between these two poles - a restless idealism on one hand and a sense of impending doom on the other - that kept me going.”
    Hunter S. Thompson, The Rum Diary

  • #10
    Hunter S. Thompson
    “The greatest mania of all is passion: and I am a natural slave to passion: the balance between my brain and my soul and my body is as wild and delicate as the skin of a Ming vase.”
    Hunter S. Thompson, The Curse of Lono

  • #11
    Hunter S. Thompson
    “You better take care of me Lord, if you don't you're gonna have me on your hands.”
    Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

  • #12
    Hunter S. Thompson
    “If you're going to be crazy, you have to get paid for it or else you're going to be locked up.”
    Hunter S. Thompson

  • #13
    Hunter S. Thompson
    “With the truth so dull and depressing, the only working alternative is wild bursts of madness and filigree.”
    Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72

  • #14
    Hunter S. Thompson
    “There was an awful suspicion in my mind that I'd finally gone over the hump, and the worst thing about it was that I didn't feel tragic at all, but only weary, and sort of comfortably detached.”
    Hunter S. Thompson, The Rum Diary

  • #15
    Hunter S. Thompson
    “KNOW YOUR DOPE FIEND. YOUR LIFE MAY DEPEND ON IT! You will not be able to see his eyes because of the Tea-Shades, but his knuckles will be white from inner tension and his pants will be crusted with semen from constantly jacking off when he can't find a rape victim. He will stagger and babble when questioned. He will not respect your badge. The Dope Fiend fears nothing. He will attack, for no reason, with every weapon at his command-including yours. BEWARE. Any officer apprehending a suspected marijuana addict should use all necessary force immediately. One stitch in time (on him) will usually save nine on you. Good luck.
    -The Chief”
    Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

  • #16
    Hunter S. Thompson
    “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

  • #17
    Hunter S. Thompson
    “I have never seen much point in getting heavy with stupid people or Jesus freaks, just as long as they don't bother me. 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. They will not inherit the earth, but then neither will I... And I have learned to live, as it were, with the idea that I will never find peace and happiness, either. But as long as I know there's a pretty good chance I can get my hands on either one of them every once in a while, I do the best I can between high spots.”
    Hunter S. Thompson, The Great Shark Hunt: Strange Tales from a Strange Time

  • #18
    Hunter S. Thompson
    “1) Never trust a cop in a raincoat.
    2) Beware of enthusiasm and of love, both are temporary and quick to sway.
    3) If asked if you care about the world's problems, look deep into the eyes of he who asks, he will never ask you again.
    4) Never give your real name.
    5) If ever asked to look at yourself, don't look.
    6) Never do anything the person standing in front of you can't understand.
    7) Never create anything, it will be misinterpreted, it will chain you and follow you for the rest of your life.”
    Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

  • #19
    Hunter S. Thompson
    “Breakfast is the only meal of the day that I tend to view with the same kind of traditionalized reverence that most people associate with Lunch and Dinner. I like to eat breakfast alone, and almost never before noon; anybody with a terminally jangled lifestyle needs at least one psychic anchor every twenty-four hours, and mine is breakfast. In Hong Kong, Dallas or at home — and regardless of whether or not I have been to bed — breakfast is a personal ritual that can only be properly observed alone, and in a spirit of genuine excess. The food factor should always be massive: four Bloody Marys, two grapefruits, a pot of coffee, Rangoon crepes, a half-pound of either sausage, bacon, or corned beef hash with diced chiles, a Spanish omelette or eggs Benedict, a quart of milk, a chopped lemon for random seasoning, and something like a slice of Key lime pie, two margaritas, and six lines of the best cocaine for dessert… Right, and there should also be two or three newspapers, all mail and messages, a telephone, a notebook for planning the next twenty-four hours and at least one source of good music… All of which should be dealt with outside, in the warmth of a hot sun, and preferably stone naked.”
    Hunter S. Thompson

  • #20
    Hunter S. Thompson
    “I have a theory that the truth is never told during the nine-to-five hours.”
    Hunter S. Thompson



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