Hunter S Thompson Quotes & Wallpapers

Hunter S Thompson
Total Quotes: 604

Which is not really a hell of a lot to ask, Lord, because the final incredible truth is that I am not guilty. All I did was take your gibberish seriously... and you see where it got me? My primitive Christian instincts have made me a criminal. Hunter S Thompson

Even that far-left radical bastard George S. McGovern - babbling a maddening litany of his most Far Out ideas - would be hard pressed to crank up a more than 30% animosity quotient. Hunter S Thompson

There is at this moment a beetle the size of god's ass on the table about six inches from the t-writer. It is worse than anything Kafka ever dreamed, so big I can see its eyes and the hair on its legs - jesus, suddenly it leaped off and now circles me with a menacing whir. Hunter S Thompson

Disgusting as he usually was, on rare occasions he showed flashes of stagnant intelligence. But his brain was so rotted with drink and dissolute living that whenever he put it to work it behaved like an old engine that had gone haywire from being dipped in lard. Hunter S Thompson

The only difference between the Sane and the Insane, is IN and yet within this world, the Sane have the power to have the Insane locked up. Hunter S Thompson

All my life, my heart has sought a thing I cannot name. Remembered line from a long- forgotten poem Hunter S Thompson

She was wearing the same clothes, but now she looked haggard and dirty. The delicate illusions that get us through life can only stand so much strain. Hunter S Thompson

There may be flies on you and me, but there are no flies on Jesus. Hunter S Thompson

We came out here to find the American Dream, and now that we're right in the vortex you want to quit ... You must realize that we've found the main nerve." I know," he said. "That's what gives me the Fear. Hunter S Thompson

A man who procrastinates in his choosing will inevitably have his choice made for him by circumstance. Hunter S Thompson

I wanted to take off all my clothes and never wear them again. Hunter S Thompson

In a closed society where everybody's guilty, the only crime is getting caught. In a world of thieves, the only final sin is stupidity. Hunter S Thompson

I have a theory that the truth is never told during the nine-to-five hours. Hunter S Thompson

I have warned many times about the guaranteed dangers of betting with your heart instead of your head - big darkness, soon come - but every once in a while you get a fair chance to have it both ways, and the annual NCAA basketball Tournament is one of them. Hunter S Thompson

Richard Nixon was an evil man - evil in a way that only those who believe in the physical reality of the Devil can understand it. He was utterly without ethics or morals or any bedrock sense of decency. Hunter S Thompson

I don't think that my kind of journalism has ever been universally popular. It's lonely out here. Hunter S Thompson

I believe the Republicans have never thought that democracy was anything but a tribal myth. Hunter S Thompson

Of all the men that have run for president in the twentieth century, only George McGovern truly understood what a monument America could be to the human race. Hunter S Thompson

I guess that's one of the things about growing up in the fifties - it never occurred to me that you wouldn't be at least as successful as your parents. Hunter S Thompson

Words are such a poor medium when you really want someone to feel something. Hunter S Thompson

What the hell is the sense of trying to hold the Democratic party together, if it's really a party of expediency, something that's put together every four years? Hunter S Thompson

Most of my stuff is just a series of false leads. I'll approach a story as a subject and then make a whole bunch of different runs at the lead. They're all good writing but they don't connect. So I end up having to string leads together. Hunter S Thompson

I'm a word freak. I like words. I've always compared writing to music. That's the way I feel about good paragraphs. When it really works, it's like music. Hunter S Thompson

Things are no longer what they seem to be. My telephones are haunted, and animals whisper at me from unseen places. Hunter S Thompson

Graffiti is beautiful; like a brick in the face of a cop. Hunter S Thompson

I had come to regard him as a loner with no real past and a future so vague there was no sense talking about it. 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 ca' control it. Hunter S Thompson

It drops us into a vigorous current, a constant state of misguided control. The doomed generation takes a final step forward, ignoring all the signs that state the obvious, and leaps into a trip no drug known to man could ever encompass. Hunter S Thompson

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

Every GOP administration since 1952 has let the Military-Industrial Complex loot the Treasury and plunge the nation into debt on the excuse of a wartime economic emergency. Hunter S Thompson

I felt like a monster reincarnation of Horatio Alger: A man on the move, and just sick enough to be totally confident. Hunter S Thompson

Reality itself is too twisted. 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

I'm a word freak. I like words. I"ve always compared writing to music. That's the way I feel about good paragraphs. When it really works, it's like music. 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 can't stop here. This is bat country! Hunter S Thompson

No, this is not a good town for psychedelic drugs. Reality itself is too twisted. Hunter S Thompson

Nixon was a professional politician, and I despised everything he stood for - but if he were running for president this year against the evil Bush-Cheney gang, I would happily vote for him. Hunter S Thompson

Just sick enough to be totally confident Hunter S Thompson

Absolute truth is a very rare and dangerous commodity in the context of professional journalism. Hunter S Thompson

Avoid being seized by the police. The cops are not your friends. Don't tell them anything. Hunter S Thompson

George McGovern, for all his mistakes... understands what a fantastic monument to all the best instincts of the human race this country might have been, if we could have kept it out of the hands of greedy little hustlers like Richard Nixon, Hunter S Thompson

There was no time for scholarly details, and, besides, I have always believed that a man can fairly be judged by the standards and taste of his choices in matters of high-level plagiarism. Hunter S Thompson

The room was very quiet. I walked over to the TV set and turned it on to a dead channel-white noise at maximum decibels, a fine sound for sleeping, a powerful continuous hiss to drown out everything strange. Hunter S Thompson

October is the cruelest month of any election year, but by then, the pain is so great that even the strong are like jelly and time has lost all meaning for anybody still involved in a political campaign. By that time, even candidates running unopposed have abandoned all hope of victory and live only for the day when they will finally be free to seek vengeance on all those treacherous bastards who once passed themselves off as loyal friends and allies and swore they were only in it because they all shared the same hopes and dreams.... Hunter S Thompson

And in fact the only way I can deal with this eerie situation at all is to make a conscious decision that I have already lived and finished the life I planned to live - and everything from now on will be A New Life, a different thing, a gig that ends tonight and starts tomorrow morning. Hunter S Thompson

Jesus! Did I SAY that? Or just think it? Was I talking? Did they hear me? I glanced over at my attorney, but he seemed oblivious... Hunter S Thompson

Today's pig is tomorrows bacon! Hunter S Thompson

As a senior, you may be wondering what you want to do with your life after high school. College? Travel? Get a job? Options are limitless, but it will be good to have a plan. Use the high school senior quotes about life below to come up with ideas on what you want to make of yourself after high school. The person who doesn't scatter the morning dew will not comb gray hairs. Hunter S Thompson

There is nothing Modern about doing dumb things for dumb reasons. Hunter S Thompson

The city's frightening now. That's the basis of my reaction to Las Vegas. It's not the city I wrote about. It's not the same place at all. You'll notice that even the - what do you call them? - milestone or trademark casinos are now gone. Hunter S Thompson

It ain't much, but it's the only weapon we have against the Greedheads. Hunter S Thompson

Tiny hurts people. When he loses his temper he goes completely out of control and his huge body becomes a lethal weapon. It is difficult to see what role he might play in the Great Society. Hunter S Thompson

No point mentioning those bats, I thought. The poor bastard will see them soon enough. Hunter S Thompson

The importance of Liking Yourself is a notion that fell heavily out of favour during the coptic, anti-ego frenzy of the acid era - but nobody guessed back then that the experiment might churn up this kind of hangover; a whole subculture of frightened illiterates with no faith in anything. Hunter S Thompson

The ugly fallout from the American Dream has been coming down on us at a pretty consistent rate since Sitting Bull's time - and the only real difference now, with Election Day '72 only a few weeks away, is that we seem to be on the verge of ratifying the fallout and forgetting the Dream itself. Hunter S Thompson

Ed: Rip up the streets? HST: With jackhammers. Ed: With jackhammers? Hunter S Thompson

They say that he who flies highest, falls farthest - and who am I to argue? But we can't forget that he who doesn't flap his wings, never flies at all. And with that, I'll stop trying to convince myself that I can't fail; how dull the whole thing would be if that were true. Hunter S Thompson

Those who fail to learn from the brutal stompings visited on them in the past are doomed to be brutally stomped in the future. Hunter S Thompson

On some nights, I still believe that a car with the gas needle on empty can run about fifty more miles if you have the right music very loud on the radio. 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. I have always needed Fuel. I am a serious consumer. On some nights I still believe that a car with the gas needle on empty can run about fifty more miles if you have the right music very loud on the radio. Hunter S Thompson

and he would probably not agree with my conviction that a sense of humor is the main measure of sanity. But who can say for sure? Humor is a very private thing. Hunter S Thompson

The scene I had just witnessed (a couple making love in the ocean) brought back a lot of memories - not of things I had done but of things I had failed to do, wasted hours and frustrated moments and opportunities forever lost because time had eaten so much of my life and I would never get it back. I envied Yeoman and felt sorry for myself at the same time, because I had seen him in a moment that made all my happiness seem dull. Hunter S Thompson

God's mercy on you degenerate swine. Hunter S Thompson

We can't stop here, this is bat country! Hunter S Thompson

We are turning into a nation of whimpering slaves to Fear-fear of war, fear of poverty, fear of random terrorism, fear of getting down-sized or fired because of the plunging economy, fear of getting evicted for bad debts or suddenly getting locked up in a military detention camp on vague charges of being a Terrorist sympathizer. Hunter S Thompson

I have no taste for either poverty or honest labor, so writing is the only recourse left for me Hunter S Thompson

I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me. Hunter S Thompson

Gambling can turn into a dangerous two-way street when you least expect it. Weird things happen suddenly, and your life can go all to pieces. Hunter S Thompson

I have long understood that losing always comes with the territory when you wander into the gambling business, just as getting crippled for life is an acceptable risk in the linebacker business. They both are extremely violent sports, and pain is part of the bargain. Buy the ticket, take the ride. Hunter S Thompson

The TV business is uglier than most things. It is normally perceived as some kind of cruel and shallow money trench through the heart of the journalism industry, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free and good men die like dogs, for no good reason. Hunter S Thompson

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