Hunter S Thompson Quotes & Wallpapers

Hunter S Thompson
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The massive, frustrated energies of a mainly young, disillusioned electorate that has long since abandoned the idea that we all have a duty to vote. This is like being told you have a duty to buy a new car, but you have to choose immediately between a Ford and a Chevy. Hunter S Thompson

I went to the Democratic Convention as a journalist, and returned a cold-blooded revolutionary. Hunter S Thompson

One of the advantages of being dead, I guess, is that somebody else can edit all this. 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

We are living in dangerously weird times now. Smart people just shrug and admit they're dazed and confused. 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

Writing is the flip side of sex - it's good only when it's over. Hunter S Thompson

Sex, drugs, and insanity have always worked for me, but I wouldn't recommend them for everyone. Hunter S Thompson

There is nothing in the world more helpless and irresponsible and depraved than a man in the depths of an ether binge. It makes you behave like the village drunkard in some early Irish novel. Total loss of all basic motor skills, blurred vision, no balance, numb tongue - the mind recoils in horror, unable to communicate with the spinal column. Which is interesting, because you can actually watch yourself behaving in this terrible way, but you can't control it. Hunter S Thompson

When you write for a living and you can't do anything else, you know that sooner or later that the deadline is going to come screaming down on you like a goddamn banshee. There's no avoiding it...So one day you just don't appear at the El Adobe bar anymore; you shut the door, paint the windows black, rent an electric typewriter and become the monster you always were - the writer. Hunter S Thompson

On some days you get what you want, and on others, you get what you need. Hunter S Thompson

Jesus man! You don't look for acid! Acid finds you when *it* thinks you're ready. Hunter S Thompson

The only thing that really worried me was the ether. There is nothing in the world more helpless and irresponsible and depraved than a man in the depths of an ether binge. And I knew we'd get into that rotten stuff pretty soon. Probably at the next gas station. Hunter S Thompson

I noticed at once that Depp had a dangerously energized intelligence . . . He was a suave little brute, but he had a wicked sense of humor and a rare instinct for escalation. Hunter S Thompson

Ah, lives there a man with soul so dead, who never to himself hath said As he hunched and rolled in his comfortable bed: To hell with the rent . . . I'll drink instead! Hunter S Thompson

Relax - This won't hurt. Hunter S Thompson

I was never idle long enough to do much thinking, but I felt somehow that my instincts were right. Hunter S Thompson

I feel trapped if I know I can't kill myself at anytime Hunter S Thompson

If you get people asking the wrong questions, you don't have to worry about the answers. Hunter S Thompson

The kids are turned off from politics, they say. Most of 'em don't even want to hear about it. All they want to do these days is lie around on waterbeds and smoke that goddamn marrywanna... yeah, and just between you and me Fred thats probably all for the best. Hunter S Thompson

Ah, fortune and fame shall follow me...and I shall dwell in the world of the chosen for a few moments of fleeting ecstasy; ere the seven burly lads turn into creditors and hustle me off to debtors' prison at last. Hunter S Thompson

Something new is wanted. A new novel, perhaps. Something the ten-percenters don't have their hooks into yet. Those soul-fuckers should all be killed. Hunter S Thompson

We are like pygmies lost in a maze of haze. We are not at war, we are having a nervous breakdown,again. Hunter S Thompson

It is Nixon himself who 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

I would feel real trapped in this life if I didn't know I could commit suicide at any time. Hunter S Thompson

Sane is rich and powerful. Insane is wrong and poor and weak. The rich are free, the poor are put in cages. Res Ipsa Loquitur, amen. Mahalo. Hunter S Thompson

All we have to do is get out and vote, while it's still legal, and we will wash those crooked warmongers out of the White House. Hunter S Thompson

Weird behavior is natural in smart children, like curiosity is to a kitten. Hunter S Thompson

Anything worth doing is worth doing well. Hunter S Thompson

'Crazy' is a term of art; 'Insane' is a term of law. Remember that, and you will save yourself a lot of trouble. Hunter S Thompson

Buy the ticket, take the ride. Hunter S Thompson

February is always a bad month for TV sports. Football is gone, basketball is plodding along in the annual midseason doldrums, and baseball is not even mentioned. Hunter S Thompson

Freedom is something that dies unless it's used. Hunter S Thompson

The person who doesn't scatter the morning dew will not comb gray hairs. Hunter S Thompson

Truth is weirder than any fiction I've seen. Hunter S Thompson

I can't think in terms of journalism without thinking in terms of political ends. Unless there's been a reaction, there's been no journalism. It's cause and effect. Hunter S Thompson

Remember this, folks - I am a Hillbilly, and I don't always Bet the same way I talk. Good advice is one thing, but smart gambling is quite another. Hunter S Thompson

Not everybody is comfortable with the idea that politics is a guilty addiction. But it is. Hunter S Thompson

I have always loved blizzards, if only because of the driving experience - which is definitely an acquired taste. Hunter S Thompson

Duke is an ugly word in Kentucky. Nothing in the world compares to the joy of beating those hateful swine from Duke. Hunter S Thompson

He had that rare weird electricity about him - that extremely wild and heavy presence that you only see in a person who has abandoned all hope of ever behaving normally. Hunter S Thompson

I was never trying, necessarily, to be an outlaw. It was just the place in which I found myself. Hunter S Thompson

I still feel needles in my back when I think about all the horrible disasters that would have befallen me if I had permanently moved to San Francisco and rented a big house, joined the company dole, become national-affairs editor for some upstart magazine?that was the plan around 1967. But that would have meant going to work on a regular basis, like nine to five, with an office?I had to pull out. Hunter S Thompson

Once I establish credit, I may be able to function. A man needs credit. Especially when he has no money. Hunter S Thompson

I have always loved marijuana. It has been a source of joy and comfort to me for many years. And I still think of it as a basic staple of life, along with beer and ice and grapefruits - and millions of Americans agree with me. Hunter S Thompson

No one holds command over me. No man. No god. No Prince. What is a claim of age for ones who are immortal? What is a claim of power for ones who defy death? Call your damnable hunt. We shall see whom I drag screaming to hell with me. Hunter S Thompson

The regrets I have are so minor. You know, would I leave my Keith Richards hat, with the silver skull on it, on the stool at the coffee shop at LaGuardia? I wouldn't do that again. But overall, no, I don't have any regrets. Hunter S Thompson

The possibility of physical and mental collapse is now very real. No sympathy for the Devil, keep that in mind. Buy the ticket, take the ride. Hunter S Thompson

To give advice to a man who asks what to do with his life implies something very close to egomania. To presume to point a man to the right and ultimate goal - to point with a trembling finger in the RIGHT direction is something only a fool would take upon himself. Hunter S Thompson

Few people understand the psychology of dealing with a highway traffic cop. Hunter S Thompson

I am a road man for the lords of karma. Hunter S Thompson

No matter how much I wanted all those things that I needed money to buy, there was some devilish current pushing me off in another direction - toward anarchy and poverty and craziness. That maddening delusion that a man can lead a decent life without hiring himself out as a Judas Goat. Hunter S Thompson

As your attorney, it is my duty to inform you that it is not important that you understand what I'm doing or why you're paying me so much money. What's important is that you continue to do so. Hunter S Thompson

In a world as weird and cruel as this one we have made for ourselves, I figure anybody who can find peace and personal happiness without ripping off somebody else deserves to be left alone. Hunter S Thompson

Anything that gets your blood racing is probably worth doing. Hunter S Thompson

Familiarity seems to breed contempt Hunter S Thompson

The car suddenly veered off the road and we came to a sliding halt in the gravel. I was hurled against the dashboard. My attorney was slumped over the wheel. "What's wrong?" I yelled. "We ca' stop here. This is bat country! Hunter S Thompson

Fishing from a boat seems like dilettante bullshit - like hunting wild boar with a can of spray paint from the safety of a pick-up truck Hunter S Thompson

If you can't make yourself understood by your friends, you'll be in trouble when your enemies come for you. Hunter S Thompson

How long can we maintain? I wonder. How long before one of us starts raving and jabbering at this boy? What will he think then? This same lonely desert was the last known home of the Manson family. Will he make that grim connection.. Hunter S Thompson

Old elephants limp off to the hills to die; old Americans go out to the highway and drive themselves to death with huge cars. Hunter S Thompson

I voted for Ralph Nader in 2000, but I will not make that mistake again. The joke is over for Nader. He was funny once, but now he belongs to the dead. Hunter S Thompson

Have an objective to give your bender a theme. For instance, stalking and killing a wild pig with a bowie knife. Hunter S Thompson

I never claimed to be anything more than a nice guy and an athlete. Hunter S Thompson

The main problem in any democracy is that crowd-pleasers are generally brainless swine who can go out on a stage & whup their supporters into an orgiastic frenzy - then go back to the office & sell every one of the poor bastards down the tube for a nickel apiece. Probably the rarest form of life in American politics is the man who can turn on a crowd & still keep his head straight - assuming it was straight in the first place. Hunter S Thompson

And that, I think, was the handle-that sense of inevitable victory over the forces of Old and Evil. Not in any mean or military sense; we didn't need that. Our energy would simply prevail. There was no point in fighting-on our side or theirs. We had all the momentum; we were riding the crest of a high and beautiful wave. So now, less than five years later, you can go up on a steep hill in Las Vegas and look West, and with the right kind of eyes you can almost see the high-water mark-the place where the wave finally broke and rolled back. Hunter S Thompson

For a loser, Vegas is the meanest town on earth. Hunter S Thompson

A sense of humor is the main measure of sanity. Hunter S Thompson

I knew a Buddhist once, and I've hated myself ever since. Hunter S Thompson

1) Never trust a cop in a raincoat. 2) Beware of enthusiasm and of love, both are temporary and quick to sway. 3) If asked if you care about the world's problems, look deep into the eyes of he who asks, he will never ask you again. 4) Never give your real name. 5) If ever asked to look at yourself, don't look. 6) Never do anything the person standing in front of you can't understand. 7) Never create anything, it will be misinterpreted, it will chain you and follow you for the rest of your life. Hunter S Thompson

My life has been the polar opposite of safe, but I am proud of it and so is my son, and that is good enough for me. I would do it all over again without changing the beat, although I have never recommended it to others. That would be cruel and irresponsible and wrong, I think, and I am none of those things. Hunter S Thompson

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