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  • #1
    Hunter S. Thompson
    “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!”
    Hunter S. Thompson, The Proud Highway: Saga of a Desperate Southern Gentleman, 1955-1967

  • #2
    Hunter S. Thompson
    “I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me.”
    Hunter S. Thompson

  • #3
    Hunter S. Thompson
    “No sympathy for the devil; keep that in mind. Buy the ticket, take the ride...and if it occasionally gets a little heavier than what you had in mind, well...maybe chalk it off to forced conscious expansion: Tune in, freak out, get beaten.”
    Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

  • #4
    Hunter S. Thompson
    “The Edge... There is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over.”
    Hunter S. Thompson, Hell's Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga

  • #5
    Hunter S. Thompson
    “I have a theory that the truth is never told during the nine-to-five hours.”
    Hunter S. Thompson

  • #6
    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

  • #7
    Hunter S. Thompson
    “Some may never live, but the crazy never die.”
    Hunter S. Thompson

  • #8
    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

  • #9
    Hunter S. Thompson
    “A man who procrastinates in his choosing will inevitably have his choice made for him by circumstance.”
    Hunter S. Thompson, The Proud Highway: Saga of a Desperate Southern Gentleman, 1955-1967

  • #10
    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

  • #11
    Hunter S. Thompson
    “It never got weird enough for me.”
    Hunter S. Thompson

  • #12
    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

  • #13
    Hunter S. Thompson
    “Sex without love is as hollow and ridiculous as love without sex.”
    Hunter S. Thompson
    tags: sex

  • #14
    Hunter S. Thompson
    “In a closed society where everybody's guilty, the only crime is getting caught. In a world of thieves, the only final sin is stupidity.”
    Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

  • #15
    Hunter S. Thompson
    “I was not proud of what I had learned but I never doubted that it was worth knowing.”
    Hunter S. Thompson, The Rum Diary

  • #16
    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

  • #17
    Hunter S. Thompson
    “Freedom is something that dies unless it's used.”
    Hunter S. Thompson

  • #18
    Hunter S. Thompson
    “No More Games. No More Bombs. No More Walking. No More Fun. No More Swimming. 67. That is 17 years past 50. 17 more than I needed or wanted. Boring. I am always bitchy. No Fun — for anybody. 67. You are getting Greedy. Act your old age. Relax — This won't hurt”
    Hunter S. Thompson

  • #19
    Hunter S. Thompson
    “Yesterday's weirdness is tomorrow's reason why.”
    Hunter S. Thompson, The Curse of Lono

  • #20
    Hunter S. Thompson
    “In a nation run by swine, all pigs are upward-mobile and the rest of us are fucked until we can put our acts together: not necessarily to win, but mainly to keep from losing completely.”
    Hunter S. Thompson, The Great Shark Hunt: Strange Tales from a Strange Time
    tags: fear

  • #21
    Hunter S. Thompson
    “Too weird to live, too rare to die!”
    Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

  • #22
    Hunter S. Thompson
    “We cannot expect people to have respect for law and order until we teach respect to those we have entrusted to enforce those laws.”
    Hunter S. Thompson

  • #23
    Hunter S. Thompson
    “At the top of the mountain we are all snow leopards.”
    Hunter S. Thompson, Kingdom of Fear: Loathsome Secrets of a Star-Crossed Child in the Final Days of the American Century
    tags: gonzo

  • #24
    Hunter S. Thompson
    “Fear is a healthy instinct, not a sign of weakness. It is a natural self-defense mechanism that is common to felines, wolves, hyenas, and most humans. Even fruit bats know fear, and I salute them for it. If you think the world is weird now, imagine how weird it would be if wild beasts had no fear.”
    Hunter S. Thompson, Kingdom of Fear: Loathsome Secrets of a Star-Crossed Child in the Final Days of the American Century

  • #25
    Hunter S. Thompson
    “We have become a Nazi monster in the eyes of the whole world—bullies and bastards who would rather kill than live peacefully. We are not just Whores for power and oil, but killer whores with hate and fear in our hearts.”
    Hunter S. Thompson, Kingdom of Fear: Loathsome Secrets of a Star-Crossed Child in the Final Days of the American Century

  • #26
    Hunter S. Thompson
    “I'm a relatively respectable citizen. Multiple felon perhaps, but certainly not dangerous.”
    Hunter S. Thompson

  • #27
    Hunter S. Thompson
    “I'm sure I must have sounded like a fool and a borderline psychotic most of that year, when I talked to people who thought they knew who and where they were at the time ... but looking back, I see that if I wasn't Right, at least I wasn't Wrong, and in that context I was forced to learn from my confusion ... which took awhile, and there's still no proof that what I finally learned was Right, but there's not a hell of a lot of evidence to show that I'm Wrong either.”
    Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in America: The Brutal Odyssey of an Outlaw Journalist, 1968-1976

  • #28
    Hunter S. Thompson
    “He had come so far from himself that I don't
    think he knew who he was anymore.”
    Hunter S. Thompson, The Rum Diary

  • #29
    Hunter S. Thompson
    “If you can't make yourself understood by your friends, you'll be in trouble when your enemies come for you.”
    Hunter S. Thompson

  • #30
    Hunter S. Thompson
    “I felt a strange tightness coming over me, and I reacted instinctively – for the first time in a long, long while – by slipping my notebook into my belt and reaching down to take off my watch. The first thing to go in a street fight is your watch, and once you’ve lost a few, you develop a certain instinct that lets you know when it’s time to get the thing off your wrist and into a safe pocket.”
    Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72



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