Hunter Stockton Thompson quotes

 quotes - 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. Share

“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 Stockton Thompson

 quotes - Politics is the art of controlling your environment. Share

“Politics is the art of controlling your environment.”

— Hunter Stockton Thompson

 quotes - Yesterday's weirdness is tomorrow's reason why. Share

“Yesterday's weirdness is tomorrow's reason why.”

— Hunter Stockton Thompson

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“Freedom is something that dies unless it's used.”

— Hunter Stockton Thompson

“I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me.”

— Hunter Stockton Thompson

“When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.”

— Hunter Stockton 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 Stockton 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 Stockton 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 Stockton 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 Stockton Thompson

“You better take care of me Lord, if you don't you're gonna have me on your hands.”

— Hunter Stockton Thompson

“Buy the ticket, take the ride.”

— Hunter Stockton 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 Stockton Thompson

“I feel the same way about disco as I do about herpes.”

— Hunter Stockton Thompson

“For every moment of triumph, for every instance of beauty, many souls must be trampled.”

— Hunter Stockton Thompson

“There is nothing more helpless and irresponsible than a man in the depths of an ether binge.”

— Hunter Stockton 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 Stockton Thompson

“I have a theory that the truth is never told during the nine-to-five hours.”

— Hunter Stockton Thompson

“A word to the wise is infuriating.”

— Hunter Stockton Thompson

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

— Hunter Stockton 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 Stockton 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 Stockton Thompson

“The person who doesn't scatter the morning dew will not comb gray hairs.”

— Hunter Stockton Thompson

“I just usually go with my own taste. If I like something, and it happens to be against the law, well, then I might have a problem.”

— Hunter Stockton Thompson

“I learned a long time ago that reality was much weirder than anyone's imagination.”

— Hunter Stockton 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 Stockton Thompson

“'Crazy' is a term of art; 'Insane' is a term of law. Remember that, and you will save yourself a lot of trouble.”

— Hunter Stockton Thompson

“By any accepted standard, I have had more than nine lives. I counted them up once, and there were 13 times I almost and maybe should have died.”

— Hunter Stockton Thompson

“Good news is rare these days, and every glittering ounce of it should be cherished and hoarded and worshipped and fondled like a priceless diamond.”

— Hunter Stockton Thompson

“As long as I'm learning something, I figure I'm OK - it's a decent day.”

— Hunter Stockton Thompson
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