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Hunter S Thompson
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Not a wasted word. This has been a main point to my literary thinking all my life. Hunter S Thompson

Of Richard M. Nixon: A foul caricature of himself, a man with no soul, no inner convictions, with the integrity of a hyena and the style of a poison toad. Hunter S Thompson

Hit him again, Jack! He's crazy! Hunter S Thompson

The whole framework of the presidency is getting out of hand. It's come to the point where you almost can't run unless you can cause people to salivate and whip on each other with big sticks. You almost have to be a rock star to get the kind of fever you need to survive in American politics. Hunter S Thompson

My first feeling was a wild desire to drive a stake in the sand and claim the place for myself. The beach was white as salt, and cut off from the world by a ring of steep hills that faced the sea. We were on the edge of a large bay and the water was that clear, turquoise color that you get with a white sand bottom. I had never seen such a place. I wanted to take off all my clothes and never wear them again. Hunter S Thompson

I felt a tremendous distance between myself and everything real. Hunter S Thompson

Myths and legends die hard in America. We love them for the extra dimension they provide, the illusion of near-infinite possibility to erase the narrow confines of most men's reality. Weird heroes and mould-breaking champions exist as living proof to those who need it that the tyranny of the rat race is not yet final. Hunter S Thompson

Stay naked as much as possible, but do not impose your orgiastic will on others. Don't have sex in the lobby - it's usually awkward. Hunter S Thompson

I need beaches, and blackness, and moonlit nakedness. 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? Hunter S Thompson

A man who has blown all his options can't afford the luxury of changing his ways. He has to capitalize on whatever he has left, and he can't afford to admit - no matter how often he's reminded of it - that every day of his life takes him farther and farther down a blind alley... Hunter S Thompson

What the hell is going on here? How could this once-proud nation have changed so much, so drastically, in only a little more than two years. In what seems like the blink of an eye, this George Bush has brought us from a prosperous nation at peace to a broke nation at war. Hunter S Thompson

It was Saturday night in America, and I felt like a native son. Hunter S Thompson

It was like falling down an elevator shaft and landing in a pool full of mermaids. 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

Publishers are notoriously slothful about numbers, unless they're attached to dollar signs - unlike journalists, quarterbacks, and felony criminal defendants who tend to be keenly aware of numbers at all times. Hunter S Thompson

With the truth so dull and depressing, the only working alternative is wild bursts of madness and filigree. Hunter S Thompson

He had come so far from himself that I don't think he knew who he was anymore. Hunter S Thompson

I learned a long time ago that reality was much weirder than anyone's imagination. Hunter S Thompson

The Hell's Angels try not to do anything halfway, and anyone who deals in extremes is bound to cause trouble, whether he means to or not. This, along with a belief in total retaliation for any offense or insult, is what makes the Hell's Angels unmanageable for the police and morbidly fascinating to the general public. Hunter S Thompson

Justice is expensive in America. There are no Free Passes... You might want to remember this, the next time you get careless and blow off a few Parking Tickets. They will come back to haunt you the next time you see a Cop car in your rear-view mirror. Hunter S Thompson

Paranoia is just another word for ignorance. 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. Hunter S Thompson

With the possible exception of things like box scores, race results, and stock market tabulations, there is no such thing as Objective Journalism. The phrase itself is a pompous contradiction in terms. Hunter S Thompson

The best thing about the Kentucky Derby is that it is only two minutes long. It is the quickest event in sports, except for Sumo-wrestling & Mike Tyson fights. Maybe Drag-racing is quicker, but I have never been attracted to it. Hunter S Thompson

I have always hated bowling, and I don't mind admitting it. Hunter S Thompson

I think I'm going to have to get a flying license very soon, and maybe one of those Lear jets. It beats motorcycles all to hell. Hunter S Thompson

I feel the same way about disco as I do about herpes. Hunter S Thompson

Get out of control, but appear under control. It?s not bad to alarm other people, though ? it?s good for them. Hunter S Thompson

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. Hunter S Thompson

There is an ancient Celtic axiom that says 'Good people drink good beer.' Which is true, then as now. Just look around you in any public barroom and you will quickly see: Bad people drink bad beer. Think about it. Hunter S Thompson

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

One of the few ways I can almost be certain I'll understand something is by sitting down and writing about it. Because by forcing yourself to write about it and putting it down in words, you can't avoid having your say on the subject. You might be wrong, but you have to think about it very intensely to write about it. Hunter S Thompson

Beware of looking for goals: look for a way of life. Decide how you want to live and then see what you can do to make a living WITHIN that way of life. Hunter S Thompson

I measure my life in pages. If I have pages at dawn, it's been a good night. Hunter S Thompson

There is nothing worse than a man in the throws of an ether bender. Hunter S Thompson

Life is beautiful and living is pain. Hunter S Thompson

I may sound a little black, but I'm really pretty well adjusted. Hunter S Thompson

My blood is too thick for California: I have never been able to properly explain myself in this climate. Hunter S Thompson

You ca' play city rules when you live in a jungle. Hunter S Thompson

The downward spiral of Dumbness in America is about to hit a new low. Hunter S Thompson

History is hard to know, because of all the hired bullshit, but even without being sure of history it seems entirely reasonable to think that every now and then the energy of a whole generation comes to a head in a long fine flash, for reasons that nobody really understands at the time - and which never explain, in retrospect, what actually happened. Hunter S Thompson

All golfers fear the one-iron. It has no angle, no loft. The one-iron is a confidence-crusher, a fear trip, an almost guarantee of shame, failure, dumbness and humiliation if you ever use it in public. Hunter S Thompson

Revenge is one of the few things in politics that never gets lost in the mail or written off for a dime on the dollar like losers' campaign debts or pledges to help the Poor. Hunter S Thompson

Goddammit. Yeah, I have. First, there's a huge difference between being arrested and being guilty. Second, see, the law changes and I don't. How I stand vis-a-vis the law at any given moment depends on the law. The law can change from state to state, from nation to nation, from city to city. I guess I have to go by a higher law. How's that? Yeah, I consider myself a road man for the lords of karma. Hunter S Thompson

We must ride this strange torpedo out until the end. Hunter S Thompson

The Sixties were an era of extreme reality. I miss the smell of tear gas. I miss the fear of getting beaten. Hunter S Thompson

Richard Nixon has never been one of my favorite people anyway. For years I've regarded his existence as a monument to all the rancid genes and broken chromosones that corrupt the possibilities of the American Dream; he was a foul caricature of himself, a man with no soul, no inner convictions, with the integrity of a hyena and the style of a poison toad. The Nixon I remembered was absolutely humorless; I couldn't imagine him laughing at anything except maybe a paraplegic who wanted to vote Democratic but couldn't quite reach the lever on the voting machine. Hunter S Thompson

Richard Nixon looks like a flaming liberal today, compared to a golem like George Bush. Indeed. Where is Richard Nixon now that we finally need him? Hunter S Thompson

Bush is a natural-born loser with a filthy-rich daddy who pimped his son out to rich oil-mongers. He hates music, football and sex, in no particular order, and he is no fun at all. Hunter S Thompson

The mind and body must be subjected to extreme stimulus, by means of drugs and music. Hunter S Thompson

Don't have sex in the lobby - it's usually awkward. Hunter S Thompson

The most important thing a writer can have [is] the ability to live with the constant loneliness and a strong sense of revulsion for the banalities of everyday socializing. Hunter S Thompson

Coming of age in a fascist police state will not be a barrel of fun for anybody, much less for people like me, who are not inclined to suffer Nazis gladly and feel only contempt for the cowardly flag-suckers who would gladly give up their outdated freedom to live for the mess of pottage they have been conned into believing will be freedom from fear. Hunter S Thompson

In San Francisco - life goes on. Hope rises and dreams flicker and die. Love plans for tomorrow and loneliness thinks of yesterday. Life is beautiful and living is pain. The sound of music floats down a dark street. A young girl looks out a window and wishes she were married. A drunk sleeps under a bridge. It is tomorrow. Hunter S Thompson

Bill Clinton does not inhale marijuana, right? You bet. Like I chew on LSD but I don't swallow it.' Hunter S Thompson

There was madness in any direction, at any hour. You could strike sparks anywhere. There was a fantastic universal sense that whatever we were doing was right, that we were winning. Hunter S Thompson

It was the kind of town that made you feel like Humphrey Bogart: you came in on a bumpy little plane, and, for some mysterious reason, got a private room with balcony overlooking the town and the harbor; then you sat there and drank until something happened. Hunter S Thompson

I damn well intend to keep on living the way I think I should. Hunter S Thompson

Fear is just another word for ignorance. Hunter S Thompson

The pleasure is in the path, the search for something good... Hunter S Thompson

There's also a down side. Hunter S Thompson

To Richard Milhous Nixon, who never let me down. Hunter S Thompson

A nervous blonde nymphet who thought that politics was some kind of game played by old people, like bridge. Hunter S Thompson

The race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, but to those who see it coming and jump aside. Hunter S Thompson

We shit on the chest of Weird. Hunter S Thompson

We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold. Hunter S Thompson

If you work in either journalism or politics... 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

Some people will tell you that slow is good - but I'm here to tell you that fast is better. I"ve always believed this, in spite of the trouble it's caused me. Being shot out of a cannon will always be better than being squeezed out of a tube. That is why God made fast motorcycles, Bubba... 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



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