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Hunter S. Thompson
Hunter S. Thompson

The originator of Gonzo Journalism, Hunter S. Thompson was a bigger than life writer whose political and societal observations were captured in articles for Rolling Stone and in his many books. His wit, salty language, and anti-authoritarian behavior yielded a unique style of journalism that made him an instant cult icon. Celebrated works include "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" and "Fear …

Date of Birth: July 18, 1937
Date of Death: February 20, 2005


Found 57 quotes by Hunter S. Thompson .
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Hunter S. Thompson

"Those of us who have been up all night were in no mood for coffee and donuts. We wanted strong drink." Hunter S. Thompson
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Alcohol And Alcoholism   

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"If you're going to be crazy, you have to get paid for it or else you're going to be locked up." Hunter S. Thompson
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"I wouldn't recommend sex, drugs or insanity for everyone, but they've always worked for me." Hunter S. Thompson
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Advice    Drugs   

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"I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me." Hunter S. Thompson
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Alcohol And Alcoholism    American Journalist   

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

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"For every moment of triumph, for every instance of beauty, many souls must be trampled." Hunter S. Thompson
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American Journalist   

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"There is nothing more helpless and irresponsible than a man in the depths of an ether binge." Hunter S. Thompson
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Addiction   

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"Publishers are notoriously slothful about numbers, unless they're attached to dollar signs -- unlike journalists, quarterbacks, and felony criminal defendants who tend to be keenly aware of numbers at all times." Hunter S. Thompson
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Publishing And Publishers   

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"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." Hunter S. Thompson
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America    Myth   

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"Buy the ticket, take the ride." Hunter S. Thompson
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American Journalist   

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"Call on God, but row away from the rocks." Hunter S. Thompson
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American Journalist    God   

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"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." Hunter S. Thompson
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"We are all wired into a survival trip now. No more of the speed that fueled that 60's. That was the fatal flaw in Tim Leary's trip. He crashed around America selling "consciousness expansion" without ever giving a thought to the grim meat-hook realities that were lying in wait for all the people who took him seriously... All those pathetically eager acid freaks who thought they could buy Peace and Understanding for three bucks a hit. But their loss and failure is ours too. What Leary took down with him was the central illusion of a whole life-style that he helped create... a generation of permanent cripples, failed seekers, who never understood the essential old-mystic fallacy of the Acid Culture: the desperate assumption that somebody... or at least some force - is tending the light at the end of the tunnel." Hunter S. Thompson
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"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
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"There he goes. One of God's own prototypes. Some kind of high powered mutant never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die." Hunter S. Thompson
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"No crying, no tears, only celebration. He wanted people to celebrate. He envisioned it to be a beautiful party. The most amazing people would be there. His friends would celebrate his life. And he was even specific that there would be clinking of ice and whisky." Hunter S. Thompson
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"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." Hunter S. Thompson
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American Journalist   

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"You can turn your back on a person, but never turn your back on a drug, especially when its waving a razor sharp hunting knife in your eye." Hunter S. Thompson
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Addiction   

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"A word to the wise is infuriating." Hunter S. Thompson
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Advice    Words   

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"America is just a nation of two hundred million used car salesmen with all the money we need to buy guns and no qualms about killing anybody else in the world who tries to make us uncomfortable." Hunter S. Thompson
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America   

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"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." Hunter S. Thompson
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