Hunter S Thompson Quotes & Wallpapers

Hunter S Thompson
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You can turn your back on a person, but never turn your back on a drug, especially when its waving a razor sharp hunting knife in your eye. Hunter S Thompson

The mind of America is seized by a fatal dry rot - and it's only a question of time before all that the mind controls will run amuck in a frenzy of stupid, impotent fear. Hunter S Thompson

One thing I have learned in my painful career as a gambler is that bragging when you get lucky and win a few games will plunge you into gloom and unacceptable beatings very soon. It happens every time. Hunter S Thompson

All gamblers lose regularly, but they rarely discuss it in public. Losing is bad for the image, dude. Nobody buys Hot Tips from Losers. Remember that. Hunter S Thompson

There is always room for losers in the football business. They are the mother's milk of gambling, and why not? Somebody has to do it, or there won't be any winners. Hunter S Thompson

I've already become a mastodon in print - I don't see a consciousness for my kind of journalism. Hunter S Thompson

I think you either have to have a very strong decisive person at the top or else a really brilliant staff command. Hunter S Thompson

It's much more fun to run a political campaign than it is to be the candidate. Hunter S Thompson

Any kind of political campaign that taps the kind of energy that nothing else can reach would generate a tremendous high for everybody involved in it. Hunter S Thompson

Never create anything, it will be misinterpreted, it will chain you and follow you for the rest of your life. 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. Hunter S Thompson

You took too much man, too much, too much. Hunter S Thompson

There is a progression of understanding vis-a-vis pro football that varies drastically with the factor of distance -physical, emotional, intellectual and every other way. . . Which is exactly the way it should be . . . Hunter S Thompson

You can't hoard fun. It has no shelf life. Hunter S Thompson

Some people will tell you that slow is good - but I'm here to tell you that fast is better. Hunter S Thompson

The only ones left with any confidence at all are the New Dumb. It is the beginning of the end of our world as we knew it. Doom is the operative ethic. Hunter S Thompson

In the terms of our Great Society the Hell's Angels and their ilk are losers - dropouts, failures and malcontents. They are rejects looking for a way to get even with a world in which they are only a problem.The Hell's Angels are not visionaries, but diehards, and if they are the forerunners or the vanguard of anything it is not the "moral revolution" in vogue on college campuses, but a fast-growing legion of young unemployables whose untapped energy will inevitably find the same kind of destructive outlet that "outlaws" like the Hell's Angels have been finding for years. Hunter S Thompson

Paranoia is just another mask for ignorance. The truth, when you finally chase it down is almost always far worse than your darkest visions and fears Hunter S Thompson

As you were, I was. As I am, you will be. Hunter S Thompson

In a world of thieves, the only final sin is stupidity. Hunter S Thompson

He could shake your hand and stab you in the back at the same time. 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

A man can live on his wits and his balls for only so long. Hunter S Thompson

It is not necessary to accept the choices handed down to you by life as you know it. Hunter S Thompson

Crack is ruining the drug culture. Hunter S Thompson

We are all wired into a survival trip, now. Hunter S Thompson

Most people who deal in words don't have much faith in them and I am no exception. Hunter S Thompson

Who knows? 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 & a clean well lighted place full of sunshine and bromides and fast cars where almost everybody seems vaguely happy, except those who know in their hearts what is missing... And being driven slowly and quietly into the kind of terminal craziness that comes with finally understanding that the one thing you want is not there. Missing. Back-ordered. No tengo. Vaya con dios. Grow up! Small is better. Take what you can get... Hunter S Thompson

The towers are gone now, reduced to bloody rubble, along with all hopes for Peace in Our Time, in the United States or any other country. Make no mistake about it: We are At War now & with somebody & and we will stay At War with that mysterious Enemy for the rest of our lives. Hunter S Thompson

I drink much less than most people think, and I think much more than most people would believe. I am quite sincere about some of the things that people take very lightly, and almost insultingly unconcerned about some of the things which most people take seriously. In short, I am basically antisocial: certainly not to an alarming degree, but just more so than I appear to be. Hunter S Thompson

it's 12 amyl nitrites (one box), in conjunction with as many beers as necessary. Hunter S Thompson

There is probably some long-standing "rule" among writers, journalists, and other word-mongers that says: "When you start stealing from your own work you're in bad trouble." And it may be true. Hunter S Thompson

It is like sitting in a traffic jam on the San Diego Freeway with your windows rolled up and Portuguese music booming out of the surround-sound speakers while animals gnaw on your neck and diseased bill collectors hammer on your doors with golf clubs. Hunter S Thompson

The real power in America is held by a fast-emerging new Oligarchy of pimps and preachers who see no need for Democracy or fairness or even trees, except maybe the ones in their own yards, and they don't mind admitting it. Hunter S Thompson

And the whole Bush family, from Texas, should be boiled in poisoned oil. Hunter S Thompson

Old God sure was in a good mood when he made this place. Hunter S Thompson

There is a progression of understanding vis-?-vis pro football that varies drastically with the factor of distance - physical, emotional, intellectual and every other way. Which is exactly the way it should be, in the eyes of the amazingly small number of people who own and control the game, because it is this finely managed distance factor that accounts for the high-profit mystique that blew the sacred institution of baseball off its national pastime pedestal in less than fifteen years. Hunter S Thompson

We disagree so violently on almost everything that it's a real pleasure to drink with him. If nothing else, he's absolutely honest in his lunacy - and I've found, during my admittedly limited experience in political reporting, that power & honesty very rarely coincide. Hunter S Thompson

In a nation run by swine, all pigs are upward-mobile and the rest of us are fucked until we can put our acts together: Not necessarily to Win, but mainly to keep from Losing Completely. Hunter S Thompson

The 2004 presidential election will be a matter of life or death for the whole nation. We are sick today, and we will be even sicker tomorrow if this wretched half-bright swine of a president gets re-elected in November. Hunter S Thompson

I find that by putting things in writing I can understand them and see them a little more objectively...For words are merely tools and if you use the right ones you can actually put even your life in order, if you don't lie to yourself and use the wrong words. Hunter S Thompson

Sacrificing good men to journalism is like sending William Faulkner to work for Time magazine. Hunter S Thompson

I was also drunk, crazy and heavily armed at all times. People trembled and cursed when I came into a public room and started screaming in German. Hunter S Thompson

I wouldn't recommend sex, drugs or insanity for everyone, but they've always worked for me. 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

The waitress had the appearance of a very old hooker who had finally found her place in life Hunter S Thompson

I understand that fear is my friend, but not always. Never turn your back on Fear. It should always be in front of you, like a thing that might have to be killed. My father taught me that, along with a few other things that have kept my life interesting. 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. Hunter S Thompson

Too weird to live, too rare to die! Hunter S Thompson

I was not proud of what I had learned but I never doubted that it was worth knowing. Hunter S Thompson

Maybe it meant something. Maybe not, in the long run, but no explanation, no mix of words or music or memories can touch that sense of knowing that you were there and alive in that corner of time and the world. Whatever it meant. Hunter S Thompson

There was an awful suspicion in my mind that I'd finally gone over the hump, and the worst thing about it was that I didn't feel tragic at all, but only weary, and sort of comfortably detached. Hunter S Thompson

But our trip was different. It was a classic affirmation of everything right and true and decent in the national character. It was a gross, physical salute to the fantastic possibilities of life in this country-but only for those with true grit. And we were chock full of that. Hunter S Thompson

This is the way life goes in Big Sur. Waiting for the mail, watching the sea-lions in the surf or the freighters on the horizon, sitting in the tubs at Hot Springs, once in a while a bit of drink - and, most of the time, working at what ever it is that you came here to work on, whether it be painting, writing, gardening or the simple art of living your own life. Hunter S Thompson

Some may never live, but the crazy never die. Hunter S Thompson

The writer must be a participant in the scene... like a film director who writes his own scripts, does his own camera work, and somehow manages to film himself in action, as the protagonist or at least the main character. Hunter S Thompson

Objective journalism is one of the main reasons that American politics has been allowed to be so corrupt for so long. Hunter S Thompson

As long as I'm learning something, I figure I'm OK - it's a decent day. Hunter S Thompson

I am an Addictive Personality, they say, a natural slave to passion - and many Doctors have warned me against it. I am a High-risk Patient. Hunter S Thompson

The next MVP of the Super Bowl is just as likely to have been a full-time grocery store bagger last year as a Heisman Trophy winner. Hunter S Thompson

I just usually go with my own taste. If I like something, and it happens to be against the law, well, then I might have a problem. Hunter S Thompson

The only difference between the sane and the insane is that the sane have the power to lock up the insane. Hunter S Thompson

A word to the wise is infuriating. Hunter S Thompson

Rush Limbaugh is a lame professional swine, and he makes a good living at it. He is like a hired geek in some traveling backwoods carnival - the freaks who bite the heads off chickens - but Limbaugh is a modernized geek who thinks he can bite the heads off of people. Hunter S Thompson

There might be some serious fun in politics. Hunter S Thompson

If you have half a story and you don't know the rest, you use what you have to pry the rest out of someone. Hunter S Thompson

Any candidate who'd offered a real possibility of an alternative to Nixon - someone with a different concept of the presidency - could have challenged him and come very close to beating him. Hunter S Thompson

You almost have to be a rock star to generate the kind of fever you need to survive in American politics. Hunter S Thompson

It's the difference between watching a football game between two teams you don't care about, and watching a game where you have some kind of personal identity with one of the teams, if only a huge bet. Hunter S Thompson

John F. Kennedy, who seized the White House from Richard Nixon in a frenzied campaign that turned a whole generation of young Americans into political junkies, got shot in the head for his efforts, murdered in Dallas by some hapless geek named Oswald who worked for either Castro, the mob, Jimmy Hoffa, the CIA, his dominatrix landlady or the odious, degenerate FBI chief J. Edgar Hoover. The list is long and crazy - maybe Marilyn Monroe's first husband fired those shots from the grassy knoll. Who knows? Hunter S Thompson



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