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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.


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It is from the bystanders (who are in the vast majority) that we receive the propaganda that life is...
HUNTER S. THOMPSON
It was the kind of town that made you feel like Humphrey Bogart: you came in on a bumpy little plane...
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, sincer...
HUNTER S. THOMPSON
Coming of age in a fascist police state will not be a barrel of fun for anybody, much less for peopl...
HUNTER S. THOMPSON
You can't hoard fun. It has no shelf life.
HUNTER S. THOMPSON
I knew a Buddhist once, and I've hated myself ever since.
HUNTER S. THOMPSON
Morality is temporary, wisdom is permanent.
HUNTER S. THOMPSON
I’ve spent enough time in jackrabbit country to know that most of them lead pretty dull lives . . ...
HUNTER S. THOMPSON
Sex without love is as hollow and ridiculous as love without sex.
HUNTER S. THOMPSON
Maybe there is no Heaven. Or maybe this is all pure gibberish—a product of the demented imaginatio...
HUNTER S. THOMPSON
Myths and legends die hard in America. We love them for the extra dimension they provide, the illusi...
HUNTER S. THOMPSON
I wouldn't recommend sex, drugs or insanity for everyone, but they've always worked for me.
HUNTER S. THOMPSON
History is hard to know, because of all the hired bullshit, but even without being sure of history i...
HUNTER S. THOMPSON
Marathon running, like golf, is a game for players, not winners. That is why Callaway sells golf clu...
HUNTER S. THOMPSON
I have always hated bowling, and I don't mind admitting it.
HUNTER S. THOMPSON
Rude people will now & then ask me why I think I know so much about Politics. I tell them it'...
HUNTER S. THOMPSON
I have always loved blizzards, if only because of the driving experience - which is definitely an ac...
HUNTER S. THOMPSON
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.
HUNTER S. THOMPSON
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
The waitress had the appearance of a very old hooker who had finally found her place in life
HUNTER S. THOMPSON