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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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"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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If you're going to be crazy, you have to get paid for it or else you're going to be locked up. Hunter S Thompson
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I am more than just a serious basketball fan. I am a life-long addict. I was addicted from birth, in fact, because I was born in Kentucky and I learned, early on, that Habitual Domination was a natural way of life. Hunter S Thompson
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I wasn't trying to be an outlaw writer. I never heard of that term; somebody else made it up. But we were all outside the law: Kerouac, Miller, Burroughs, Ginsberg, Kesey; I didn't have a gauge as to who was the worst outlaw. I just recognized allies: my people. Hunter S Thompson
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I have never believed much in luck, and my sense of humor has tended to walk on the dark side. Hunter S Thompson
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Nixon represents that dark, venal and incurably violent side of the American character almost every other country in the world has learned to fear and despise. 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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You ca' play city rules when you live in a jungle. 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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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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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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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
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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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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
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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
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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
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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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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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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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A cap of good acid costs five dollars and for that you can hear the Universal Symphony with God singing solo and Holy Ghost on drums. Hunter S Thompson
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Every man is the sum total of his reactions to experience. As your experiences differ and multiply, you become a different man, and hence your perspective changes. This goes on and on. Every reaction is a learning process; every significant experience alters your perspective. 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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We came down here to see this teddible scene: people all pissed out of their minds and vomiting on themselves and all that and now, you know what? It's us Hunter S Thompson
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Never mind the track. The track is for punks. We are Road People. We are Cafe Racers. Hunter S Thompson
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It will be a Religious War, a sort of Christian Jihad, fueled by religious hatred and led by merciless fanatics on both sides. It will be guerilla warfare on a global scale, with no front lines and no identifiable enemy. Hunter S Thompson
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These things happen. One day you run everything, and the next day you run like a dog. 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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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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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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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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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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You won't find reasonable men on the tops of tall mountains. Hunter S Thompson
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He knew who I was, at that time, because I had a reputation as a writer. I knew he was part of the Bush dynasty. But he was nothing, he offered nothing, and he promised nothing. He had no humor. He was insignificant in every way and consequently I didn't pay much attention to him. But when he passed out in my bathtub, then I noticed him. I'd been in another room, talking to the bright people. I had to have him taken away. Hunter S Thompson
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There is no way to understand the public reaction to the sight of a Freak smashing a coconut with a hammer on the hood of a white Cadillac in a Safeway parking lot unless you actually do it, and I tell you it's tense. 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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Satan's Slaves, number three in the outlaw hierarchy, custom-bike specialists with a taste for the flesh of young dogs, flashy headbands and tender young blondes with lobotomy eyes. Hunter S Thompson
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It's a strange world. Some people get rich and others eat shit and die. Hunter S Thompson
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I shit on the chest of Fun. Hunter S Thompson
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Liberalism itself has failed, and for a pretty good reason. It has been too often compromised by the people who represented it. Hunter S Thompson
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I think it might be better to have the President sort of like the King of England - or the Queen - and have the real business of the presidency conducted by ... a city manager-type, a Prime Minister, somebody who's directly answerable to Congress, rather than a person who moves all his friends into the White House and does whatever he wants for four years. Hunter S Thompson
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When you push a car off a cliff and blow it up, be sure to roll the windows down to avoid shrapnel. Also, strip the license plate so you're not billed for the cleanup. Hunter S Thompson
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