161 "Hunter S Thompson" Quotes And Sayings

Hunter S. Thompson was an American journalist and author. He is most known for his Gonzo journalism in which he would interview and write about the most powerful and influential people in the world, such as Richard Nixon, Charles Manson, and Jean-Paul Sartre. He also wrote Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, a book about his trip to Las Vegas with his attorney brother, who was also named Raoul Duke Read more

His work has appeared in Rolling Stone magazine and The New York Times Book Review. After his death, it was discovered that Thompson had been diagnosed with acromegaly at the age of 25 and that he had always used cocaine and other drugs while writing his books. Note: this is a comprehensive list of all the biographies in this wiki page. If you want to add any biographies here, just add the name of the writer in Wiki format (Wikipedia format) at the end of this list.

We are all alone, born alone, die alone, and–in spite of True Romance magazines–we shall all someday look back on our lives and see that, in spite of our company, we were alone the whole way. I do not say lonely–at least, not all the time–but essentially, and finally, alone. This is what makes your self-respect so important, and 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
Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride! Hunter S. Thompson
Life has become immeasurably better since I have been forced...
Life has become immeasurably better since I have been forced to stop taking it seriously. Hunter S. Thompson
No sympathy for the devil; keep that in mind. Buy the ticket, take the ride...and if it occasionally gets a little heavier than what you had in mind, well...maybe chalk it up to forced consciousness expansion: Tune in, freak out, get beaten. Hunter S. Thompson
When the going gets weird, the weird turn professional.
When the going gets weird, the weird turn professional. Hunter S. Thompson
Maybe there is no Heaven. Or maybe this is all pure gibberish–a product of the demented imagination of a lazy drunken hillbilly with a heart full of hate who has found a way to live out where the real winds blow–to sleep late, have fun, get wild, drink whisky, and drive fast on empty streets with nothing in mind except falling in love and not getting arrested . Res ipsa loquitur. Let the good times roll. Hunter S. Thompson
Faster, Faster, until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear...
Faster, Faster, until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death. Hunter S. Thompson
A word to the wise is infuriating.
A word to the wise is infuriating. Hunter S. Thompson
This is the fast lane, folks...and some of us like...
This is the fast lane, folks...and some of us like it here. Hunter S. Thompson
Hallucinations are bad enough. But after awhile you learn to cope with things like seeing your dead grandmother crawling up your leg with a knife in her teeth. Most acid fanciers can handle this sort of thing. But nobody can handle that other trip-the possibility that any freak with $1.98 can walk into the Circus-Circus and suddenly appear in the sky over downtown Las Vegas twelve times the size of God, howling anything that comes into his head. No, this is not a good town for psychedelic drugs. Hunter S. Thompson
KNOW YOUR DOPE FIEND. YOUR LIFE MAY DEPEND ON IT! You will not be able to see his eyes because of the Tea-Shades, but his knuckles will be white from inner tension and his pants will be crusted with semen from constantly jacking off when he can't find a rape victim. He will stagger and babble when questioned. He will not respect your badge. The Dope Fiend fears nothing. He will attack, for no reason, with every weapon at his command-including yours. BEWARE. Any officer apprehending a suspected marijuana addict should use all necessary force immediately. One stitch in time (on him) will usually save nine on you. Good luck.- The Chief. Hunter S. Thompson
Across the board... Not junkies or freaks, but people who were just as comfortable with drugs like weed, booze, or coke as we are - and we're not weird, are we? Hell no, we're just overworked professionals who need to relax now and then, have a bit of the whoop and the giggle, right? Hunter S. Thompson
I have a theory that the truth is never told...
I have a theory that the truth is never told during the nine-to-five hours. Hunter S. Thompson
If I'd written all the truth I knew for the past ten years, about 600 people - including me - would be rotting in prison cells from Rio to Seattle today. Absolute truth is a very rare and dangerous commodity in the context of professional journalism. Hunter S. Thompson
Morality is temporary, wisdom is permanent.
Morality is temporary, wisdom is permanent. Hunter S. Thompson
So we shall let the reader answer this question for...
So we shall let the reader answer this question for himself: who is the happier man, he who has braved the storm of life and lived or he who has stayed securely on shore and merely existed? Hunter S. Thompson
She laughed. 'It won't last. Nothing lasts. But I'm happy now.'' Happy, ' I muttered, trying to pin the word down. But it is one of those words, like Love, that I have never quite understood. Most people who deal in words don't have much faith in them and I am no exception--especially the big ones like Happy and Love and Honest and Strong. They are too elusive and far too relative when you compare them to sharp, mean little words like Punk and Cheap and Phony. I feel at home with these, because they're scrawny and easy to pin, but the big ones are tough and it takes either a priest or a fool to use them with any confidence. Hunter S. Thompson
No More Games. No More Bombs. No More Walking. No More Fun. No More Swimming. 67. That is 17 years past 50. 17 more than I needed or wanted. Boring. I am always bitchy. No Fun – for anybody. 67. You are getting Greedy. Act your old age. Relax – This won't hurt Hunter S. Thompson
The real power in America is held by a fast-emerging new Oligarchy of pimps and preachers who see no need for Democracy or fairness or even trees, except maybe the ones in their own yards, and they don't mind admitting it. They worship money and power and death. Their ideal solution to all the nation's problems would be another 100 Year War. Hunter S. Thompson
I have no taste for either poverty or honest labor,...
I have no taste for either poverty or honest labor, so writing is the only recourse left for me. Hunter S. Thompson