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I learned a long time ago that reality was much weirder than anyone's imagination.
HUNTER S. THOMPSON
No man is so foolish but he may sometimes give another good counsel, and no man so wise that he may ...
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
I was 22 when JFK was murdered, and I will never recover from it... Never.
HUNTER S. THOMPSON
The only difference between the sane and the insane is that the sane have the power to lock up the i...
HUNTER S. THOMPSON
Nixon was a crook, of course, but he was also a rabid football fan - and he knew the game, which sti...
HUNTER S. THOMPSON
I had a soft-spot in my heart for Ronald Reagan, if only because he was a sportswriter in his youth.
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The trouble with Nixon is that he's a serious politics junkie. He's totally hooked and like ...
HUNTER S. THOMPSON
Of all the men that have run for president in the twentieth century, only George McGovern truly unde...
HUNTER S. THOMPSON
Fiction is based on reality unless you're a fairytale artist.
HUNTER S. THOMPSON
Without gambling, I would not exist.
HUNTER S. THOMPSON
The next MVP of the Super Bowl is just as likely to have been a full-time grocery store bagger last ...
HUNTER S. THOMPSON
I can't think in terms of journalism without thinking in terms of political ends. Unless there&#...
HUNTER S. THOMPSON
If I'd written all the truth I knew for the past ten years, about 600 people - including me - wo...
HUNTER S. THOMPSON
Football fans share a universal language that cuts across many cultures and many personality types. ...
HUNTER S. THOMPSON
The world is still a weird place, despite my efforts to make clear and perfect sense of it.
HUNTER S. THOMPSON
Hey Rube: Blood Sport, the Bush Doctrine, and the Downward Spiral of Dumbness ... Fear and Loathing ...
HUNTER S. THOMPSON
This was the fatal flaw in Tim Leary's trip. He crashed around America selling "conciousness expansi...
HUNTER S. THOMPSON
And in fact the only way I can deal with this eerie situation at all is to make a conscious decision...
HUNTER S. THOMPSON
The whole framework of the presidency is getting out of hand. It's come to the point where you almos...
HUNTER S. THOMPSON
The main problem in any democracy is that crowd-pleasers are generally brainless swine who can go ou...
HUNTER S. THOMPSON
Strange memories on this nervous night in Las Vegas. Five years later? Six? It seems like a lifetime...
HUNTER S. THOMPSON
The possibility of physical and mental collapse is now very real. No sympathy for the Devil, keep th...
HUNTER S. THOMPSON
Ignore that nightmare in the bathroom. Just another ugly refugee from the Love Generation, some doom...
HUNTER S. THOMPSON
With a bit of luck, his life was ruined forever. Always thinking that just behind some narrow door i...
HUNTER S. THOMPSON
Hallucinations are bad enough. But after awhile you learn to cope with things like seeing your dead ...
HUNTER S. THOMPSON
No sympathy for the devil; keep that in mind. Buy the ticket, take the ride...and if it occasionally...
HUNTER S. THOMPSON
So now, less than five years later, you can go up on a steep hill in Las Vegas and look West, and wi...
HUNTER S. THOMPSON
Lucy paints portraits of Barbara Streisand.
HUNTER S. THOMPSON
Это странный мир. Кто-то богатеет, кто-то жрет дерьмо и ...
HUNTER S. THOMPSON
Hit him again, Jack! He's crazy!
HUNTER S. THOMPSON
There may be flies on you and me, but there are no flies on Jesus.
HUNTER S. THOMPSON
Turn the goddam music up! My heart feels like an alligator!
HUNTER S. THOMPSON
One of them is knowing the difference between Morality and Wisdom. Morality is temporary, Wisdom is ...
HUNTER S. THOMPSON
KNOW YOUR DOPE FIEND. YOUR LIFE MAY DEPEND ON IT! You will not be able to see his eyes because of th...
HUNTER S. THOMPSON
I understand that fear is my friend, but not always. Never turn your back on Fear. It should always ...
HUNTER S. THOMPSON
Maybe it meant something. Maybe not, in the long run, but no explanation, no mix of words or music o...
HUNTER S. THOMPSON
I feel the same way about disco as I do about herpes.
HUNTER S. THOMPSON
The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pim...
HUNTER S. THOMPSON
We were warriors then, and our tribe was strong like a river
HUNTER S. THOMPSON
A man who procrastinates in his choosing will inevitably have his choice made for him by circumstanc...
HUNTER S. THOMPSON
What do you want? Where's the goddamn ice I ordered? Where's the booze? There's a war on, man! Peopl...
HUNTER S. THOMPSON
The importance of Liking Yourself is a notion that fell heavily out of favor during the coptic, anti...
HUNTER S. THOMPSON
The person who doesn't scatter the morning dew will not comb gray hairs
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was doldrums time.
HUNTER S. THOMPSON
Be a beachcomber, a Parisian wino, an Italian pimp, or a Danish pervert; but stay away from the Arme...
HUNTER S. THOMPSON
So this is how the world works, all energy flows according to the whims of the great magnet.
HUNTER S. THOMPSON
The press is a gang of cruel faggots. Journalism is not a profession or a trade. It is a cheap catch...
HUNTER S. THOMPSON
The truth is that The Wild One -- despite an admittedly fictional treatment -- was an inspired piece...
HUNTER S. THOMPSON
California, Labor Day weekend...early, with ocean fog still in the streets, outlaw motorcyclists wea...
HUNTER S. THOMPSON