hunter s. thompson Quotes

In my heart, I am always a Raider.
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— Hunter S. Thompson
Paranoia is just another word for ignorance.
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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.
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— Hunter S. Thompson
I don't see how you can respect yourself if you must look in the hearts and minds of others for your happiness.
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— Hunter S. Thompson
And in fact the only way I can deal with this eerie situation at all is to make a conscious decision that I have already lived and finished the life I planned to live - and everything from now on will be A New Life, a different thing, a gig that ends tonight and starts tomorrow morning.
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— 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.
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— Hunter S. Thompson
Life has become immeasurably better since I have been forced to stop taking it seriously.
— Hunter S. Thompson
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.
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— Hunter S. Thompson
Freedom, Truth, Honour — you could rattle off a hundred such words and behind every one of them would gather a thousand punks, pompous little farts, waving the banner with one hand and reaching under the table with the other.
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— Hunter S. Thompson
Call on God, but row away from the rocks.
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— Hunter S. Thompson
Freedom is something that dies unless it's used.
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— Hunter S. Thompson
Human beings are the only creatures on earth that claim a God and the only thing that behaves like it hasn't got one.
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— Hunter S. Thompson
You won't find reasonable men on the tops of tall mountains.
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— Hunter S. Thompson
Some may never live, but the crazy never die.
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— Hunter S. Thompson
They say that "he who flies highest, falls farthest" — and who am I to argue? But we can't forget that "he who doesn't flap his wings, never flies at all.
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— Hunter S. Thompson
America... just a nation of two hundred million used car salesmen with all the money we need to buy guns and no qualms about killing anybody else in the world who tries to make us uncomfortable.
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— Hunter S. Thompson
The most consistent and ultimately damaging failure of political journalism in America (is that it) has its roots in the clubby/cocktail personal relationships that inevitably develop between politicians and journalists.
— Hunter S. Thompson
Anything that gets your blood racing is probably worth doing.
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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!
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— Hunter S. Thompson
When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.
— Hunter S. Thompson
I don't mean to say that I'm about to state my credo here on this page, but merely to affirm, sincerely for the first time in my life, my belief in man as an individual and independent entity. Certainly not independence in the everyday sense of the word, but pertaining to a freedom and mobility of thought that few people are able - or even have the courage - to achieve.
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— Hunter S. Thompson
The downward spiral of Dumbness in America is about to hit a new low.
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— Hunter S. Thompson
It was wonderful, a stunning happy ending to what began as another tragic rock & roll story, as if Bob Dylan had been arrested in Miami for jacking off in a seedy little XXX theater while stroking the spine of a fat young boy.
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— Hunter S. Thompson
The slow-rising central horror of "Watergate" is not that it might grind down to the reluctant impeachment of a vengeful thug of a president whose entire political career has been a monument to the same kind of cheap shots and treachery he finally got nailed for, but that we might somehow fail to learn something from it.
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— Hunter S. Thompson
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.
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— Hunter S. Thompson
For every moment of triumph, for every instance of beauty, many souls must be trampled.
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— Hunter S. Thompson
Most of my friends are into strange things I don't really understand - and with a few shameful exceptions I wish them all well. Who am I, after all, to tell some friend he shouldn't change his name to Oliver High, get rid of his family, and join a Satanism cult in Seattle? Or to argue with another friend who wants to buy a single-shot Remington Fireball so he can go out and shoot cops from a safe distance?
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— Hunter S. Thompson
[Chicago]: This vicious, stinking zoo, this mean-grinning, mace-smelling boneyard of a city: an elegant rockpile of a monument to everything cruel and stupid and corrupt in the human spirit.
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— Hunter S. Thompson
As far as I'm concerned, it's a damned shame that a field as potentially dynamic and vital as journalism should be overrun with dullards, bums, and hacks, hag-ridden with myopia, apathy, and complacence, and generally stuck in a bog of stagnant mediocrity.
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— Hunter S. Thompson
Fiction is a bridge to the truth that journalism can't reach.
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— Hunter S. Thompson
Truth is weirder than any fiction I've seen.
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— Hunter S. Thompson
No, this is not a good town for psychedelic drugs. Reality itself is too twisted.
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— Hunter S. Thompson
George McGovern, for all his mistakes... understands what a fantastic monument to all the best instincts of the human race this country might have been, if we could have kept it out of the hands of greedy little hustlers like Richard Nixon,
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— Hunter S. Thompson
A man who procrastinates in his choosing will inevitably have his choice made for him by circumstance.
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— Hunter S. Thompson
With the truth so dull and depressing, the only working alternative is wild bursts of madness and filigree.
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— Hunter S. Thompson
It is not necessary to accept the choices handed down to you by life as you know it.
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— Hunter S. Thompson
Avoid being seized by the police. The cops are not your friends. Don't tell them anything.
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— 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.
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— Hunter S. Thompson
For a loser, Vegas is the meanest town on earth.
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— Hunter S. Thompson
Walk tall, kick ass, learn to speak Arabic, love music and never forget you come from a long line of truth seekers, lovers and warriors.
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— Hunter S. Thompson
hunter s. thompson
Birth    : July 18, 1937
Death  : February 20, 2005
Occupation  : Journalist

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