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Generation of Swine: Tales of Shame and Degradation in the '80's Generation of Swine: Tales of Shame and Degradation in the '80's by Hunter S. Thompson
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“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
“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
“Who knows? 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 — a clean well lighted place full of sunshine and bromides and fast cars where almost everybody seems vaguely happy, except those who know in their hearts what is missing... And being driven slowly and quietly into the kind of terminal craziness that comes with finally understanding that the one thing you want is not there. Missing. Back-ordered. No tengo. Vaya con dios. Grow up! Small is better. Take what you can get...”
Hunter S. Thompson, Generation of Swine: Tales of Shame and Degradation in the '80's
“The TV business is uglier than most things. It is normally perceived as some kind of cruel and shallow money trench through the heart of the journalism industry, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free and good men die like dogs, for no good reason.”
Hunter S. Thompson, Generation of Swine: Tales of Shame and Degradation in the '80's
“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
“It was the Law of the Sea, they said. Civilization ends at the waterline. Beyond that, we all enter the food chain, and not always right at the top.”
Hunter S. Thompson, Generation of Swine: Tales of Shame and Degradation in the '80's
“October is the cruelest month of any election year, but by then, the pain is so great that even the strong are like jelly and time has lost all meaning for anybody still involved in a political campaign. By that time, even candidates running unopposed have abandoned all hope of victory and live only for the day when they will finally be free to seek vengeance on all those treacherous bastards who once passed themselves off as loyal friends and allies and swore they were only in it because they all shared the same hopes and dreams....”
Hunter S. Thompson, Generation of Swine: Tales of Shame and Degradation in the '80's
“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, Generation of Swine: Tales of Shame and Degradation in the '80's
“Hit him again, Jack! He's crazy!”
Hunter S. Thompson, Generation of Swine: Tales of Shame and Degradation in the '80's
“In a generation of swine, the one-eyed pig is king.”
Hunter S. Thompson, Generation of Swine: Tales of Shame and Degradation in the '80's
“Oral Roberts is a greed-crazed white-trash lunatic who should have been hung upside down from a telephone pole on the outskirts of Tulsa 44 years ago, before he somehow transmogrified into the money-sucking animal that he became when he discovered television.”
Hunter S. Thompson, Generation of Swine: Tales of Shame and Degradation in the '80's
“The wide receiver had a real taste for crime, and he indulged it with an erratic kind of vigor that made him an albatross for Madden and a natural soulmate for my old friend, Al Davis, who remains the ultimate Raider. They were serious people, and John Madden was definitely one of them, for good or ill. Living with the Oakland Raiders in those days was not much different than living with the Hell’s Angels. I”
Hunter S. Thompson, Generation of Swine: The Brutal Odyssey of an Outlaw Journalist
“Политика — это не только выборы, а телефоны — не просто возможность контакта с людьми.”
Hunter S. Thompson, Generation of Swine: Tales of Shame and Degradation in the '80's
“The daily diet is lean for the infantry.”
Hunter S. Thompson, Generation of Swine: The Brutal Odyssey of an Outlaw Journalist
“666 Pennsylvania Ave. “Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.” —Revelation 13:18”
Hunter S. Thompson, Generation of Swine: The Brutal Odyssey of an Outlaw Journalist
“Половину своей жизни я потратил на попытки уйти из журналистики, но все еще барахтаюсь в этом низком ремесле, затягивающем хуже героина, странном, больном мире неудачников и пьяниц.”
Hunter S. Thompson, Generation of Swine: Tales of Shame and Degradation in the '80's
“Выберите любой день, сделайте групповое фото десяти лучших журналистов Америки — и вы получите памятник человеческому уродству.”
Hunter S. Thompson, Generation of Swine: Tales of Shame and Degradation in the '80's
“Впрочем, бывают эпохи — одна из них досталась нам — когда даже правда чувствует свою ложность. Что можно сказать о поколении, которое учится тому, что дождь — яд, а секс — смерть? Когда любовь оборачивается гибелью, а прохладный летний ливень на ваших глазах превращает кристально голубое озеро в черную ядовитую лужу, что остается в вашей жизни, кроме телевизора и непрерывной мастурбации?”
Hunter S. Thompson, Generation of Swine: Tales of Shame and Degradation in the '80's
“Most smart people tend to feel queasy when the conversation turns to things like "certain death" and "total failure" and the idea of a "doomed generation." But not me. I am comfortable with these themes. There is nothing new about them, except when they come all at once. Any conversation that can make smart people confront a mix of Death, Doom, and Failure with a straight face is probably worth listening in on. They don't come around real often, and when they do it almost always means that at least two of the people doing the talking are in very serious trouble.”
Hunter S. Thompson, Generation of Swine: Tales of Shame and Degradation in the '80's
“Это странный мир. Кто-то богатеет, кто-то жрет дерьмо и умирает.”
Hunter S. Thompson, Generation of Swine: Tales of Shame and Degradation in the '80's
“Если и вправду есть Рай и Ад, мы можем с уверенностью утверждать, что Ад — это такой сильно перенаселенный Феникс: чистое, хорошо освещенное место, залитое солнцем, полное снотворных, и банальностей, и быстрых машин; где все кажутся почти счастливыми, кроме тех, кто осознал, что в его сердце что-то не так… кто медленно и ровно движется к окончательному безумию, которое приходит вместе с мыслью, что здесь нет как раз того единственного, что нужно по-настоящему. Утеряно. Не доставлено. No tengo. Vaya con Dios.”
Hunter S. Thompson, Generation of Swine: Tales of Shame and Degradation in the '80's
“Выборы в Сенат 1986 года будут решающими. Возможно, победа демократов не изменит мир, но она по крайней мере утихомирит озверевшую компанию белых подонков, собравшихся под лозунгом «Бомбы и Иисус».”
Hunter S. Thompson, Generation of Swine: Tales of Shame and Degradation in the '80's
“Люди, стоящие у руля, мало изменились со времен Калигулы.”
Hunter S. Thompson, Generation of Swine: Tales of Shame and Degradation in the '80's
“Я очередной раз испытал трепет от ужасающей силы языка «Откровения»… и от мысли, что эта по своей природе страшная книга от «святого Иоанна Богослова» принята в Вашингтоне в качестве долгосрочного плана действий.”
Hunter S. Thompson, Generation of Swine: Tales of Shame and Degradation in the '80's
“Телевидение — это своего рода жестокая и примитивная денежная канава, проходящая через сердце медийной индустрии, этакий длинный пластиковый коридор, где воры и проститутки процветают, а хорошие люди мрут как собаки за здорово живешь.”
Hunter S. Thompson, Generation of Swine: Tales of Shame and Degradation in the '80's