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Hunter S Thompson
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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
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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not inclined to suffer Nazis gladly and feel only contempt for the cowardly flag-suckers who would gladly give up their outdated freedom to live for the mess of pottage they have been conned into believing will be freedom from fear.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
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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
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Bill Clinton does not inhale marijuana, right? You bet. Like I chew on LSD but I don't swallow it.' Hunter S Thompson
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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
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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
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"Drugs" are not necessarily narcotics. The narcotic is one type of drug and coffee is a drug... booze is a drug... many drugs.... They're all around us. Hunter S Thompson
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I've been studying drugs for years. Hunter S Thompson
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The McGovern/McCarthy type candidacies have disappointed too many people, because of a disillusionment with the candidates themselves. Hunter S Thompson
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I'll call New York for some cash. Hunter S Thompson
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The first time I managed to pick up a basketball I knew I was destined to lead the UK to another National championship. ... Even now, so many years later, I still believe Kentucky will go undefeated in March & win everything. Hunter S Thompson
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I miss Nixon. Compared to these Nazis we have in the White House now, Richard Nixon was a flaming liberal. Hunter S Thompson
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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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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
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To make a point of declaring friendship is to cheapen it. For men's emotions are very rarely put into words successfully. Hunter S Thompson
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I damn well intend to keep on living the way I think I should. Hunter S Thompson
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Fear is just another word for ignorance. Hunter S Thompson
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The pleasure is in the path, the search for something good... Hunter S Thompson
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There's also a down side. Hunter S Thompson
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To Richard Milhous Nixon, who never let me down. Hunter S Thompson
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A nervous blonde nymphet who thought that politics was some kind of game played by old people, like bridge. Hunter S Thompson
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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
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We shit on the chest of Weird. Hunter S Thompson
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We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold. Hunter S Thompson
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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
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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
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There is no such thing as paranoia. Your worst fears can come true at any moment. Hunter S Thompson
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Yes sir, I am a tortured man for all seasons, as they say, and I have powerful friends in high places. Birds sing where I walk, and children smile when they see me coming. Hunter S Thompson
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There is no fool like a careless gambler who starts taking victory for granted. Hunter S Thompson
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The Raiders of old were vicious and crazy and cruel. Hanging around their locker room was like hanging around the weight room at Folsom Prison. Hunter S Thompson
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One of the most basic factors in sports is that winning becomes a habit, and losing is the same way. When failure starts to feel normal in your life or your work or even your darkest vices, you won't have to go looking for trouble, because trouble will find you. Count on it. Hunter S Thompson
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The world is still a weird place, despite my efforts to make clear and perfect sense of it. Hunter S Thompson
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Without gambling, I would not exist. Hunter S Thompson
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Democracy as a system has evolved into something that Thomas Jefferson didn't anticipate. Hunter S Thompson
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Fiction is based on reality unless you're a fairytale artist. Hunter S Thompson
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I was 22 when JFK was murdered, and I will never recover from it... Never. Hunter S Thompson
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Nixon was no more a saint than he was a great president. Hunter S Thompson
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I am surprised and embarrassed to be a part of the first American generation to leave the country in far worse shape than it was when we first came into it. Hunter S Thompson
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Quacks are a part of our culture, and we all fall prey to them. Who among us can say, for sure, that even our own personal physicians are honest and competent? Hunter S Thompson
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A little bit of this town goes a very long way. After five days in Vegas you feel like you've been here for five years. Hunter S Thompson
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It was a maddening image and the only way to whip it was to hang on until dusk and banish the ghosts with rum. Hunter S Thompson
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I have long admired Ron Whitehead. He is crazy as nine loons, and his poetry is a dazzling mix of folk wisdom and pure mathematics Hunter S Thompson
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As I see it then, the formula runs something like this: a man must choose a path which will let his ABILITIES function at maximum efficiency toward the gratification of his DESIRES. Hunter S Thompson
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Life should not be a journey to the grave... Hunter S Thompson
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That's where Time magazine lives ... way out there on the puzzled, masturbating edge, peering through the keyhole and selling what they see to the big wide world of chamber of commerce voyeurs who support the public prints. Hunter S Thompson
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Faster, faster, faster, until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death. Hunter S Thompson
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Sportswriters are a rude and brainless subculture of fascist drunks Hunter S Thompson
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Ah, that we lack the courage of our romantic convictions; and thereby miss the wine of life, forgoing the very thing that makes living worthwhile. Hunter S Thompson
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Still humping the American Dream Hunter S Thompson
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A man who has blown all his options ca' afford the luxury of changing his ways. He has to capitalize on whatever he has left, and he ca' 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
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I'm a relatively respectable citizen. Multiple felon perhaps, but certainly not dangerous. Hunter S Thompson
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Morality is temporary, wisdom is permanent. Hunter S Thompson
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He wandered into the Newsroom and asked for a job the same way he'd walk into a barbershop and ask for a haircut, and with no more idea of being turned down. Hunter S Thompson
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I shared a vagrant optimism 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 felt that the life we were leading was a lost cause, that we were all actor, kidding ourselves on a senseless odyssey. It was the tension between those two poles - a restless idealism on one hand and a sense of impending doom on the other - that kept me going. Hunter S Thompson
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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
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Life has become immeasurably better since I have been forced to stop taking it seriously. Hunter S Thompson
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At the top of the mountain we are all snow leopards. Hunter S Thompson
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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
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There are many harsh lessons to be learned from the gambling experience, but the harshest one of all is the difference between having Fun and being Smart. Hunter S Thompson
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Luck is a very thin wire between survival and disaster, and not many people can keep their balance on it. Hunter S Thompson
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When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. Hunter S Thompson
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With a bit of luck, his life was ruined forever. Always thinking that just behind some narrow door in all of his favorite bars, men in red woolen shirts are getting incredible kicks from things he'll never know. Hunter S Thompson
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Anybody who thinks that 'it doesn't matter who's President' has never been Drafted and sent off to fight and die in a vicious, stupid war on the other side of the world Hunter S Thompson
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sounds of life and movement, people getting ready and people giving up, the sound of hope and the sound of hanging on, and behind them all, the quiet, deadly ticking of a thousand hungry clocks... Hunter S Thompson
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Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream Hunter S Thompson
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What passed for society was a loud, giddy whirl of thieves and pretentious hustlers, a dull sideshow full of quacks and clowns and philistines with gimp mentalities. Hunter S Thompson
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I had a truly horrible dream last night ... [Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mike Tyson and I] were on our way to a TV studio for a debate about his long-time working friendship with the powerful Bush family from Texas and how it might affect the next Bush presidency when The Terminator seizes power in Sacramento and tries to hand over the state's 54 electoral votes by election day in 2004. That is the basic plan behind Schwarzenegger running. He doesn't want to be Governor, he just wants the electoral votes to go to Bush this time. Hunter S Thompson
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Sleep late, have fun, get wild, drink whisky and drive fast on empty streets with nothing in mind but falling in love and not getting arrested. Hunter S Thompson
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In four short years he has turned our country from a prosperous nation at peace into a desperately indebted nation at war. But so what? He is the President of the United States, and you're not. Love it or leave it. Hunter S Thompson
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Fiction is based on reality unless you're a fairy-tale artist, you have to get your knowledge of life from somewhere. You have to know the material you're writing about before you alter it. Hunter S Thompson
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