Hunter S Thompson Quotes & Wallpapers

Hunter S Thompson
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If you consider the great journalists in history, you don't see too many objective journalists on that list. Hunter S Thompson

Not even the foulest atrocities of Adolf Hitler ever shocked me so badly as these Abu Ghraib photographs did. Hunter S Thompson

Cover a war in a place where you can't drink beer or talk to a woman? Hell no! Hunter S Thompson

They don't hardly make 'em like him any more - but just to be on the safe side, he should be castrated anyway. Hunter S Thompson

Music has always been a matter of energy to me, a question of Fuel. Sentimental people call it Inspiration, but what they really mean is Fuel. Hunter S Thompson

Like most of the others, I was a seeker, a mover, a malcontent, and at times a stupid hell-raiser. Hunter S Thompson

You can't play city rules when you live in a jungle. Hunter S Thompson

There is something fresh and crisp about the first hours of a Caribbean day, a happy anticipation that something is about to happen, maybe just up the street or around the next corner. Hunter S Thompson

Myths and legends die hard in America. Hunter S Thompson

People think I watch TV too much, but they are wrong. There is a huge difference between merely "watching" TV and learning to respond aggressively to it. The difference, for most people, is the difference between the living and dying of their own brains. Hunter S Thompson

Wake up and ponder the future Hunter S Thompson

Turn the goddam music up! My heart feels like an alligator! Hunter S Thompson

The brutal reality of politics would be probably intolerable without drugs. Hunter S Thompson

Paranoia is just another mask for ignorance. Hunter S Thompson

There's a lot of things wrong with this country, but one of the few things still right with it is that a man can steer clear of the organized bullshit if he really wants to. It's a goddamned luxury, and if I were you, I'd take advantage of it while you can. Hunter S Thompson

Work was impossible. The geeks had broken my spirit. They had done too many things wrong. It was never like this for Mencken. He lived like a Prussian gambler - sweating worse than Bryant on some nights and drunker than Judas on others. It was all a dehumanized nightmare... and these raddled cretins have the gall to complain about my deadlines. Hunter S Thompson

I have thought this way several times in my life but only when circumstances have led me to a bad pass. No man who has chosen well and wisely will ever credit it to fate; the only real fatalist is a man on his way down the pipe. There is no solace in fatalism. Hunter S Thompson

Ten years before - even five - I had been the same way. I wanted it all and I wanted it fast and no obstacle was big enough to put me off. Since then I have learned that some things were bigger than they looked from a distance, and now I was not so sure anymore just what I was going to get or even what I deserved. Hunter S Thompson

I never knew where I was going, but I ripped the tits off of everything that got in my way. By the time they figured me out, it was too late. Hunter S Thompson

But I am in the gambling business, for good or ill; it is the business I have chosen, and the only governing rule that we all recognize is: always sit close to an exit and never trust a man who doesn't sweat. Hunter S Thompson

Fiction is a bridge to the truth that journalism can't reach. Hunter S Thompson

Did you see Bush on TV, trying to debate? Jesus, he talked like a donkey with no brains at all...It was pitiful...I almost felt sorry for him, until I heard someone call him 'Mr. President,' and then I felt ashamed. Hunter S Thompson

At age 22 I set what I insist is an all-time record for distance hitchhiking in Bermuda shorts: 3,700 miles in three weeks. Hunter S Thompson

Women are terrified of being raped, but somewhere in the back of the womb there is one rebellious nerve end that tingles with curiosity whenever the word is mentioned. Hunter S Thompson

All political power comes from the barrel of either guns, pussy, or opium pipes, and people seem to like it that way. Hunter S Thompson

Houston is a cruel, crazy town on a filthy river in East Texas with no zoning laws and a culture of sex, money and violence. It's a shabby, sprawling metropolis ruled by brazen women, crooked cops and super-rich pansexual cowboys who live by the code of the West - which can mean just about anything you need it to mean, in a pinch. Hunter S Thompson

No one HAS to do something he doesn't want to do for the rest of his life. But then again, if that's what you wind up doing, by all means convince yourself that you HAD to do it. You'll have lots of company. Hunter S Thompson

I learned from ? Hemingway that you could be a ? writer and get away with it. Hunter S Thompson

Though I was careful never to mention it, I began to see a new dimension in everything that happened. Hunter S Thompson

I didn't know Johnny Depp could act until he played me. Hunter S Thompson

A man never stoops so low as when he rises to the challenge of politics. 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

No music + Bad TV = Bad mood & no pages. Hunter S Thompson

Sportswriters are a rude and brainless subculture of fascist drunks, a gang of vicious monkeys jerking off in a zoo cage... more disgusting by nature than maggots oozing out the carcass of a dead animal. Hunter S Thompson

How many times had he stood calmly back there on the duckboards and listened to respectable-looking people talk about raping the hotel penguins? 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

Hopes rise 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. Hunter S Thompson

It was wonderful, a stunning happy ending to what began as just another tragic rock & roll story, as if Bob Dylan had been arrested in Miami for jacking off in a seedy little XXX theater while stroking the spine of a fat young boy. Hunter S Thompson

Gonzo journalism... is a style of 'reporting' based on William Faulkner's idea that the best fiction is far more true than any kind of journalism-and the best journalists have always known this. Hunter S Thompson

On my tombstone they will carve, "IT NEVER GOT FAST ENOUGH FOR ME. Hunter S Thompson

It was one of those fine little love stories that can make you smile in your sleep at night. Hunter S Thompson

we left about midnight and walked down the hill in silence. the night was muggy, and all around me i felt the same pressure, a sense of time rushing by while it seemed to be standing still. whenever i thought of time in puerto rico, i was reminded of those old magnetic clocks that hung on the walls of my classrooms in high school. every now and then a hand would not move for several minutes - and if i watched it long enough, wondering if it had finally broken down, the sudden click of the hand jumping three for four notches would startle me when it came. Hunter S Thompson

Maybe there is no Heaven. Or maybe this is all pure gibberish-a product of the demented imagination of a lazy drunken hillbilly with a heart full of hate who has found a way to live out where the real winds blow-to sleep late, have fun, get wild, drink whisky, and drive fast on empty streets with nothing in mind except falling in love and not getting arrested . . . Res ipsa loquitur. Let the good times roll. Hunter S Thompson

As things stand now, I am going to be a writer. I'm not sure that I'm going to be a good one or even a self-supporting one, but until the dark thumb of fate presses me to the dust and says 'you are nothing', I will be a writer. Hunter S Thompson

Whatever he might have denied me was unimportant; it was the fact that he could deny me anything at all, even what I didn't want Hunter S Thompson

March is a month without mercy for rabid basketball fans. There is no such thing as a 'gentleman gambler' when the Big Dance rolls around. All sheep will be fleeced, all fools will be punished severely... There are no Rules when the deal goes down in the final weeks of March. Even your good friends will turn into monsters. Hunter S Thompson

As far as I'm concerned, it's a damned shame that a field as potentially dynamic and vital as journalism should be overrun with dullards, bums, and hacks, hag-ridden with myopia, apathy, and complacence, and generally stuck in a bog of stagnant mediocrity. Hunter S Thompson

Yesterday's weirdness is tomorrow's reason why. Hunter S Thompson

Football fans share a universal language that cuts across many cultures and many personality types. A serious football fan is never alone. We are legion, and football is often the only thing we have in common. Hunter S Thompson

For every moment of triumph, for every instance of beauty, many souls must be trampled. Hunter S Thompson

All the blood is drained out of democracy - it dies - when only half the population votes. Hunter S Thompson

I think I'm one of the most patriotic people that I've ever encountered in America. I consider myself a bedrock patriot. I participate very actively in local politics, because my voice might be worthwhile. I participate in a meaningful way - not by donations; I work at it. Hunter S Thompson

Going to trial with a lawyer who considers your whole life-style a Crime in Progress is not a happy prospect. Hunter S Thompson

Nixon was so crooked that he needed servants to help him screw his pants on every morning. Hunter S Thompson

Richard Nixon was a criminally insane Monster - Bill Clinton is a black-hearted Swine of a friend. Hunter S Thompson

Jack Kerouac influenced me quite a bit as a writer... in the Arab sense that the enemy of my enemy was my friend. Hunter S Thompson

I have learned, in my life and work as a sportswriter, that big-time Sports and big-time Politics are not so far apart in America. They are both a means to the same end, which is victory... And why not? Victory is good for you, and don't let anybody tell you different. Hunter S Thompson

Hope rises and dreams flicker and die. Love plans for tomorrow and loneliness thinks of yesterday. Life is beautiful and living is pain. Hunter S Thompson

The reason most people play golf is to wear clothes they would not be caught dead in otherwise. Hunter S Thompson

The most consistent and ultimately damaging failure of political journalism in America (is that it) has its roots in the clubby/cocktail personal relationships that inevitably develop between politicians and journalists. Hunter S Thompson

Las Vegas makes Reno seem like your friendly neighborhood grocery store. Hunter S Thompson

I've always considered writing the most hateful kind of work. I suspect it's a bit like f***ing ? which is fun only for amateurs. Old whores don't do much giggling. Hunter S Thompson

Why are we seeing George Bush on TV every two hours for nine or ten days at a time, like some kind of mutated Mr. Rogers clone? Something is dangerously wrong in any country where a monumentally-failed backwoods politician can scare our national TV networks so totally that they will give him anything he wants. Hunter S Thompson

Children are like TV sets. When they start acting weird, whack them across the head with a big rubber basketball shoe. Hunter S Thompson

In the meantime, I would drink, rest, and ponder the meaning of this mob. Hunter S Thompson

It is Nixon himself who represents that dark, venal and incurably violent side of the American character that almost every country in the world has learned to fear and despise. Our Barbie-doll president, with his Barbie-doll wife and his boxful of Barbie-doll children is also America's answer to the monstrous Mr. Hyde. He speaks for the Werewolf in us; the bully, the predatory shyster who turns into something unspeakable, full of claws and bleeding string-warts on nights when the moon comes to close... 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 understands at the time-and which never explain, in retrospect, what actually happened. Hunter S Thompson

There are always risks in challenging excessive police power, but the risks of not challenging it are more dangerous, even fatal. Hunter S Thompson

North Vegas is where you go if you're a hooker turning forty and the syndicate men on the strip decide you're no longer much good for business out there with the high rollers. Hunter S Thompson

We must have football. What would this country be without football in October? Hunter S Thompson

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