Hunter S. Thompson Quotes


25 Hunter S. Thompson quotes:



"A word to the wise is infuriating."
"No man is so foolish but he may sometimes give another good counsel, and no man so wise that he may not easily err if he takes no other counsel than his own. He that is taught only by himself has a fool for a master."
"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro."
Author: Thompson Quotes Category: Sports Quotes
"Myths and legends die hard in America. We love them for the extra dimension they provide, the illusion of near-infinite possibility to erase the narrow confines of most men's reality. Weird heroes and mould-breaking champions exist as living proof to those who need it that the tyranny of ''the rat race'' is not yet final."
Author: Thompson Quotes Category: America Quotes Myth Quotes
"If you're going to be crazy, you have to get paid for it or else you're going to be locked up."
"For every moment of triumph, for every instance of beauty, many souls must be trampled."
"The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side."
"Call on God, but row away from the rocks."
"That was always the difference between Muhammad Ali and the rest of us. He came, he saw, and if he didn't entirely conquer -- he came as close as anybody we are likely to see in the lifetime of this doomed generation."
"The Edge... there is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over."
"Buy the ticket, take the ride."
"I feel the same way about disco as I do about herpes."
Author: Thompson Quotes Category: American Journalist Quotes Disco Quotes
"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."
"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."
"The person who doesn't scatter the morning dew will not comb gray hairs."
"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."
"I have a theory that the truth is never told during the nine-to-five hours."
Author: Thompson Quotes Category: Truth Quotes Employment Quotes
"Fear is just another word for ignorance"
Author: Thompson Quotes Category: Fear Quotes
"It was the Law of the Sea, they said. Civilization ends at the waterline. Beyond that, we all enter the food chain, and not always right at the top."
"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 really understands at the time -- and which never explain, in retrospect, what actually happened."
Author: Thompson Quotes Category: History Quotes Twentieth Century Quotes



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