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Hunter S. Thompson Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Hunter S. Thompson

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When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.
- Hunter S. Thompson

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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

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

I wouldn't recommend sex, drugs or insanity for everyone,
but they've always worked for me.
- Hunter S. Thompson

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You better take care of me Lord, if you don't you're
gonna have me on your hands.
- Hunter S. Thompson

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

The person who doesn't scatter the morning dew will not comb gray hairs.
- Hunter S. Thompson


 

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.
- Hunter S. Thompson

Politics is the art of controlling your environment.
- Hunter S. Thompson

Call on God, but row away from the rocks.
- Hunter S. Thompson

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

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

Buy the ticket, take the ride.
- Hunter S. Thompson

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.
- Hunter S. Thompson

I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence,
or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me.
- Hunter S. Thompson

I have a theory that the truth is never told during the nine-to-five hours.
- Hunter S. Thompson

The trouble with Nixon is that he's a serious politics junkie.
He's totally hooked and like any other junkie,
he's a bummer to have around, especially as President.
- Hunter S. Thompson

I feel the same way about disco as I do about herpes.
- Hunter S. Thompson

Going to trial with a lawyer who considers your whole
life-style a Crime in Progress is not a happy prospect.
- Hunter S. Thompson

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

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

A word to the wise is infuriating.
- Hunter S. Thompson

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.
- Hunter S. Thompson

America...
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

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

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.
- Hunter S. Thompson

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

Find a time and place of solitude.
Look into the distance, and into the future.
Visualize the tomorrow you are going to build -
and begin to build that tomorrow, today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll PHOTO
(Alice in Wonderland)

There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you
it's going to be a butterfly.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

Success consists of going from failure to failure
without loss of enthusiasm.
- Winston Churchill
(also quoted as: "Courage is going from failure to failure
without losing enthusiasm."

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing,
of just going along,
listening to all the things you can't hear,
and not bothering.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth;
not going all the way, and not starting.
- The Buddha

If you are going through hell, keep going.
- Winston Churchill

Ever had a bad hair day -
a day when everything seemed to be going wrong?
Perhaps today is a day to soothe your ruffled feathers,
take a deep breath, and reaffirm that
the weight of the world is really not on your shoulders,
unless you choose to assume that burden.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't talk about what you have done
or what you are going to do.
- Thomas Jefferson

When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
- Joseph P. Kennedy

Count your blessings. Once you realize
how valuable you are and how much you have going for you,
the smiles will return, the sun will break out,
the music will play, and you will finally
be able to move forward the life that God intended
for you with grace, strength, courage, and confidence.
- Og Mandino

The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Think about these once in a while
and watch your answers change.
- Richard Bach

Where are you going? Where does your path lead?
You can never know the future, yet wandering aimlessly
is unlikely to be the source of a fulfilling life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The big question is whether you are going to be able
to say a hearty yes to your adventure.
- Joseph Campbell

Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.
- Winston Churchill

You don't get to choose how you're going to die,
only how you're going to live.
- Joan Baez

Once you say you're going to settle for second,
that's what happens to you in life.
- John F. Kennedy

Nothing is ever going to work out the way you want,
so you may as well choose to want the way life does work out.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do not quit!
Hundreds of times I have watched people throw in the
towel at the one-yard line while someone else comes
along and makes a fortune by just going that extra yard.
- E. Joseph Cossman

We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant.
You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard
or just think it's going to get on by itself.
You've got to keep watering it.
You've got to really look after it and nurture it.
- John Lennon

A true friend never gets in your way
unless you happen to be going down.
- Arnold H. Glasgow

It is by going down into the abyss
that we recover the treasures of life.
Where you stumble, there lies your treasure.
- Joseph Campbell

I think what's going on in Guantanamo Bay
and other places is a disgrace to the U.S.A.
I wouldn't say it's the cause of terrorism,
but it has given impetus and excuses to potential terrorists
to lash out at our country and justify their despicable acts.
- Jimmy Carter

Choose your goal and keep your eye on it. Never give up.
Perhaps you will need to change your plan
and approach you goal from a different direction, but don't quit.
Keep thinking. Keep re-planning. Keep going.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When I am getting ready to reason with a man,
I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself
and what I am going to say
and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say.
- Abraham Lincoln

There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth
- not going all the way and not starting.
- The Buddha

Beginning today, treat everyone you meet
as if they were going to be dead by midnight.
Extend to them all the care,
kindness and understanding you can muster,
and do with no thought of any reward.
Your life will never be the same again.
- Og Mandino

You got to be careful if you
don't know where you're going,
because you might not get there.
- Yogi Berra

The True Path is the path on which
there is no coming and no going.
- Traditional Zen Koan

Instead of getting married again, I'm going to find
a woman I don't like and give her a house.
- Lewis Grizzard

I was going to have cosmetic surgery until I noticed
that the doctor's office was full of portraits by Picasso.
- Rita Rudner

Footprints in the sand...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Pay attention.
Don't let resentments or pessimism answer for you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I kept my babies fed.
I could have dumped them, but I didn't.
I decided that whatever trip I was on,
they were going with me.
You're looking at a real daddy.
- Barry White

My husband and I are either going to buy a dog or have a child.
We can't decide whether to ruin our carpet or ruin our lives.
- Rita Rudner

I'm going to buy some green bananas because by the
time I get home they'll be ripe.
- Ryan Stiles

How often I found where I should be going
only by setting out for somewhere else.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Every piece of software written today is likely going
to infringe on someone else's patent.
- Miguel de Icaza

At a certain point I'm going to want to have a family.
- Gwen Stefani

The prospect of going home is very appealing.
- David Ginola

Bill Gates is the pope of the personal computer industry.
He decides who's going to build.
- Larry Ellison

I think it's naive to pray for world peace if we're
not going to change the form in which we live.
- Godfrey Reggio

I have been dairy free for several years,
and I started because I felt it was going to reduce my allergies,
which it did, and help me lose weight,
which it did.
- Fran Drescher


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