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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

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

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

Ignore that nightmare in the bathroom. Just another ugly refugee from the Love Generation, some doom-struck gimp who couldn't handle the pressure. My attorney has never been able to accept the notion - often espoused by reformed drug abusers and especially popular among those on probation - that you can get a lot higher without drugs than with them. And neither have I, for that matter. Hunter S Thompson

No More Games. No More Bombs. No More Walking. No More Fun. No More Swimming. 67. That is 17 years past 50. 17 more than I needed or wanted. Boring. I am always bitchy. No Fun - for anybody. 67. You are getting Greedy. Act your old age. Relax - This won't hurt Hunter S Thompson

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

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

right' i said. 'but first, we need the car. and after that, the cocaine. and then the tape recorder, for special music, and some acapulco shirts. Hunter S Thompson

We are all alone, born alone, die alone, and - in spite of True Romance magazines - we shall all someday look back on our lives and see that, in spite of our company, we were alone the whole way. I do not say lonely - at least, not all the time - but essentially, and finally, alone. This is what makes your self-respect so important, and I don't see how you can respect yourself if you must look in the hearts and minds of others for your happiness. Hunter S Thompson

I am not a yachting person, by nature, but I have just enough experience on the sea under sail to feel a certain nostalgia for it when I see a big white racing yacht heeled over at cruising speed on the ocean, and I can still tie a mean bowline knot on just about anything in less than 10 seconds. Hunter S Thompson

I am a generous man, by nature, and far more trusting than I should be. Indeed. The real world is risky territory for people with generosity of spirit. Beware. Hunter S Thompson

If I'd written all the truth I knew for the past ten years, about 600 people - including me - would be rotting in prison cells from Rio to Seattle today. Absolute truth is a very rare and dangerous commodity in the context of professional journalism. Hunter S Thompson

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

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

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

I have never believed much in luck, and my sense of humor has tended to walk on the dark side. Hunter S Thompson

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

"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

I've been studying drugs for years. Hunter S Thompson

The McGovern/McCarthy type candidacies have disappointed too many people, because of a disillusionment with the candidates themselves. Hunter S Thompson

I'll call New York for some cash. 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. Hunter S Thompson

Platitudes are safe, because they're easy to wink at, but truth is something else again. Hunter S Thompson

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

I miss Nixon. Compared to these Nazis we have in the White House now, Richard Nixon was a flaming liberal. Hunter S Thompson

and the sad notes floated out to the patio and hung in the trees like birds too tired to fly Hunter S Thompson

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

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

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

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

Life should not be a journey to the grave... Hunter S Thompson

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

Faster, faster, faster, until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death. Hunter S Thompson

Sportswriters are a rude and brainless subculture of fascist drunks Hunter S Thompson

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

Still humping the American Dream Hunter S Thompson

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

I'm a relatively respectable citizen. Multiple felon perhaps, but certainly not dangerous. Hunter S Thompson

Morality is temporary, wisdom is permanent. Hunter S Thompson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Never mind the track. The track is for punks. We are Road People. We are Cafe Racers. Hunter S Thompson

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

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

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

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

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

These things happen. One day you run everything, and the next day you run like a dog. Hunter S Thompson

I keep my mouth shut now. I've turned into a professional coward. 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. Hunter S Thompson

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

It's a strange world. Some people get rich and others eat shit and die. Hunter S Thompson

I shit on the chest of Fun. Hunter S Thompson

You won't find reasonable men on the tops of tall mountains. Hunter S Thompson

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

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

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

Life has become immeasurably better since I have been forced to stop taking it seriously. Hunter S Thompson

At the top of the mountain we are all snow leopards. Hunter S Thompson

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

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

Luck is a very thin wire between survival and disaster, and not many people can keep their balance on it. Hunter S Thompson

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. Hunter S Thompson

There is no such thing as paranoia. Your worst fears can come true at any moment. Hunter S Thompson

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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