Thompson Quotes

"The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long ...

"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." -Hunter Stockton Thompson
πŸ“…οΈŽ Feb 28
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Human beings are the only creatures on Eart...

Human beings are the only creatures on Earth who claim a god, and the only living thing that behaves like it hasn't got one. -HS Thompson
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 14
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'Pray to God, but ro...

'Pray to God, but row away from the rocks.' - Dr. Hunter S. Thompson
πŸ“…οΈŽ Feb 17
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β€œThe leaves change, they say, but th...

β€œThe leaves change, they say, but the roots stay the same. So just lie back and live with it” - Hunter S. Thompson
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 08
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β€œThe stories you tell you...

β€œThe stories you tell yourself create a β€˜you’ which is not true.” ~Brian Thompson
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 08
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β€œYou won’t find reasonabl...

β€œYou won’t find reasonable men on the tops of tall mountains.” - Hunter S. Thompson
πŸ“…οΈŽ Sep 27
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β€œIn a closed society where everybody's guilty, the...

β€œIn 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
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 12
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"I learned a long time ago that r...

"I learned a long time ago that reality was much weirder than anyone's imagination." --Hunter S. Thompson
πŸ“…οΈŽ May 19
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β€œI hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, vio...

β€œI hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me.” -Hunter S. Thompson
πŸ“…οΈŽ May 07
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"The highest form of ...

"The highest form of patriotism is dissent." -Hunter Stockton Thompson
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 01
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β€œHuge brains, small necks, weak muscles, and fat ...

β€œHuge brains, small necks, weak muscles, and fat walletsβ€”these are the dominant characteristics of the ’80sβ€”the generation of swine.” β€”Hunter S. Thompson
πŸ“…οΈŽ Aug 26
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β€œYou won’t find reasonab...

β€œYou won’t find reasonable men on the tops of tall mountains” Hunter S. Thompson
πŸ“…οΈŽ Aug 04
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"We are living in dangerously weird times now. Smart people just shrug and admit they're daz...

"We are living in dangerously weird times now. Smart people just shrug and admit they're dazed and confused. The only ones left with any confidence at all are the New Dumb. It is the beginning of the end of our world as we knew it. Doom is the operative ethic." --Hunter S. Thompson
πŸ“…οΈŽ May 23
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"Hope rises and dreams flicker and die. Love plans ...

"Hope rises and dreams flicker and die. Love plans for tomorrow and loneliness thinks of yesterday. Life is beautiful and living is pain." - Hunter S. Thompson
πŸ“…οΈŽ May 19
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"We are none of us infa...

"We are none of us infallible--not even the youngest of us." β€” W. H. Thompson
πŸ“…οΈŽ Aug 07
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β€œWithout question, β€˜I complain in the strongest possible terms...

β€œWithout question, β€˜I complain in the strongest possible terms’, is different from, β€˜I complain in the strongest possible terms and I am loading my AK47 as I write.'” -Mark Thompson of The BBC
πŸ“…οΈŽ Aug 11
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Just try to do the right thing, ...

Just try to do the right thing, and that's immediate karma: 'I feel good about myself.' Linda Thompson
πŸ“…οΈŽ Aug 10
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β€œIn a closed society where everybody's guilty, the...

β€œIn 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
πŸ“…οΈŽ May 05
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"After two years in Washington, I...

"After two years in Washington, I often long for the realism and sincerity of Hollywood." β€” Fred Thompson
πŸ“…οΈŽ Aug 02
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"Human beings are the only creatures on Earth wh...

"Human beings are the only creatures on Earth who claim a god, and the only living thing that behaves like it hasn't got one." -Hunter Stockton Thompson
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 14
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"I would feel real trapped in this l...

"I would feel real trapped in this life if I didn't know I could commit suicide at any time." - Hunter S. Thompson
πŸ“…οΈŽ May 08
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"Life has become immeasurably bette...

"Life has become immeasurably better since I have been forced to stop taking it seriously." --Hunter S. Thompson
πŸ“…οΈŽ May 19
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"Buy the ticket...

"Buy the ticket, take the ride."--Hunter S. Thompson
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jun 07
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"Never turn your back on fear. It should a...

"Never turn your back on fear. It should always be in front of you, like a thing that might have to be killed." - Hunter S. Thompson
πŸ“…οΈŽ May 10
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"Those who fail to learn from the brutal stompin...

"Those who fail to learn from the brutal stompings visited on them in the past are doomed to be brutally stomped in the future." -- Hunter S. Thompson
πŸ“…οΈŽ May 20
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"I will fight for your right to ...

"I will fight for your right to be weird- just as I know you will fight for mine." --Hunter S. Thompson
πŸ“…οΈŽ May 20
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"He had that rare weird electricity about him - that extremely...

"He had that rare weird electricity about him - that extremely wild and heavy presence that you only see in a person who has abandoned all hope of ever behaving normally." - Hunter S. Thompson
πŸ“…οΈŽ May 15
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"Never fire a warning sh...

"Never fire a warning shot. It is a waste of ammunition." - Hunter S. Thompson
πŸ“…οΈŽ May 10
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β€œThere he goes. One of God's own prototypes. Some kind of high powere...

β€œThere 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, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.
πŸ“…οΈŽ Apr 10
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Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pre...

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!β€œ - Hunter S. Thompson
πŸ“…οΈŽ May 01
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"Sex without love is as hol...

"Sex without love is as hollow and ridiculous as love without sex." - Hunter S. Thompson
πŸ“…οΈŽ May 08
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"Washington is the only pla...

"Washington is the only place where sound travels faster than light." β€” C. V. R. Thompson
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jun 18
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There are things that have...

There are things that have to be forgotten if you want to go on living. β€”Jim Thompson
πŸ“…οΈŽ May 04
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"The mind of America is seized by a fatal dry rot - and it's o...

"The mind of America is seized by a fatal dry rot - and it's only a question of time before all that the mind controls will run amuck in a frenzy of stupid, impotent fear." --Hunter S. Thompson
πŸ“…οΈŽ May 20
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"I have a theory that the trut...

"I have a theory that the truth is never told during the nine-to-five hours." β€” Hunter S. Thompson
πŸ“…οΈŽ Apr 05
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β€œLife should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and ...

β€œLife 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, The Proud Highway: Saga o
πŸ“…οΈŽ Apr 24
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The edge... there is no honest way to explain it be...

The edge... there is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones that have gone over. ~Hunter Stockton Thompson
πŸ“…οΈŽ Apr 03
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β€œSome people will say that words like scum and rotten are wrong for Objective Journalism -- wh...

β€œSome people will say that words like scum and rotten are wrong for Objective Journalism -- which is true, but they miss the point. It was the built-in blind spots of the Objective rules and dogma that allowed Nixon to slither into the White House in the first place.” - Hunter S. Thompson
πŸ“…οΈŽ Feb 07
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"Some may never live...

"Some may never live, but the crazy never die." - Hunter S. Thompson
πŸ“…οΈŽ Apr 16
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β€œSex without love is as hol...

β€œSex without love is as hollow and ridiculous as love without sex.” ― Hunter S. Thompson
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 19
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"The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long ...

"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." -Hunter Stockton Thompson
πŸ“…οΈŽ Feb 28
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β€œThe delicate illusions that ge...

β€œThe delicate illusions that get us through life can only stand so much strain.” - Hunter S Thompson
πŸ“…οΈŽ Sep 11
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You won't find reasonable...

You won't find reasonable men on top of tall mountains. -Hunter Stockton Thompson
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jul 19
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β€œMorality is tempor...

β€œMorality is temporary, wisdom is permanent.” - Hunter S Thompson
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 19
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"I would feel real trapped in this ...

"I would feel real trapped in this life if I didn't know I could commit suicide at any time." -Hunter S. Thompson
πŸ“…οΈŽ Aug 22
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"In a closed society where everybody's guilty, the...

"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
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 06
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To give advice to a man who asks what to do with his life implies something very close to egom...

To give advice to a man who asks what to do with his life implies something very close to egomania. To presume to point a man to the right and ultimate goal β€” to point with a trembling finger in the RIGHT direction is something only a fool would take upon himself. ~Hunter Stockton Thompson
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 31
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Faster, faster, until the th...

Faster, faster, until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death. -Hunter S. Thompson
πŸ“…οΈŽ Aug 06
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β€œNot a wasted word. This has bee...

β€œNot a wasted word. This has been a main point to my literary thinking all my life.” β€”Hunter S. Thompson
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 23
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Never turn your back on fear. It should alw...

Never turn your back on fear. It should always be in front of you, like a thing that might have to be killed. -Hunter Stockton Thompson
πŸ“…οΈŽ May 24
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"We cannot expect people to have respect for law a...

"We cannot expect people to have respect for law and order until we teach respect to those we have entrusted to enforce those laws." ~Hunter Stockton Thompson
πŸ“…οΈŽ Aug 17
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"After two years in Washington, I...

"After two years in Washington, I often long for the realism and sincerity of Hollywood." β€” Fred Thompson
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 12
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"Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pre...

"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
πŸ“…οΈŽ Aug 07
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β€œWith the truth so dull and depressing, t...

β€œWith the truth so dull and depressing, the only working alternative is wild bursts of madness and filigree.” -Hunter S. Thompson
πŸ“…οΈŽ Sep 20
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"In a closed society where everybody’s guilty, the...

"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
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 14
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My grandfather's reply was simple and final: "All nothing but nonsense. The railwa...

My grandfather's reply was simple and final: "All nothing but nonsense. The railways are a mere fad, and will soon be done away with. Yes, within three years; and then we shall be entirely back to the horses and coaches again." -- Ernest Seton-Thompson
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 04
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"We cannot expect people to have respect for law ...

"We cannot expect people to have respect for law and order until we teach respect to those we have entrusted to enforce those laws." - Hunter S. Thompson
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 31
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"I would feel real trapped in this l...

"I would feel real trapped in this life if I didn't know I could commit suicide at any time.” - Hunter S. Thompson
πŸ“…οΈŽ Aug 29
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There is no such thing as paran...

There is no such thing as paranoia. Your worst fears can come true at any moment.- Hunter S. Thompson
πŸ“…οΈŽ Aug 08
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β€œFew people understand the psychology of dealing with a highway traffic cop. Your nor...

β€œFew people understand the psychology of dealing with a highway traffic cop. Your normal speeder will panic and immediately pull over to the side. This is wrong. It arouses contempt in the cop-heart. Make the bastard chase you. He will follow.” - Hunter Thompson
πŸ“…οΈŽ Aug 01
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You won't find reasonable...

You won't find reasonable men on top of tall mountains. -Hunter Stockton Thompson
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jul 19
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"The Edge ... there is no honest way to explain it beca...

"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." - Hell's Angels, Hunter S. Thompson
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jun 16
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"Freedom is something...

"Freedom is something that dies unless it's used" -Hunter S. Thompson-
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jul 01
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β€œWe cannot expect people to have respect for law...

β€œWe cannot expect people to have respect for law and order until we teach respect to those we have entrusted to enforce those laws.”Hunter S. Thompson
πŸ“…οΈŽ Sep 23
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"A man who procrastinates his choosing...

"A man who procrastinates his choosing will inevitably have his choice made for him by circumstance" - Hunter S. Thompson
πŸ“…οΈŽ Mar 04
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To give advice to a man who asks what to do with his life implies something very close to egom...

To give advice to a man who asks what to do with his life implies something very close to egomania. To presume to point a man to the right and ultimate goal β€” to point with a trembling finger in the RIGHT direction is something only a fool would take upon himself. ~Hunter Stockton Thompson
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 31
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β€œSex without love is as hol...

β€œSex without love is as hollow and ridiculous as love without sex.” - Hunter S. Thompson
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 12
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"There he goes. One of God's own prototypes. A high-powere...

"There he goes. One of God's own prototypes. A high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die." Hunter S. Thompson
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jun 05
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β€œThere he goes. One of God's own prototypes. A high-powered...

β€œThere he goes. One of God's own prototypes. A high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.” β€” Hunter S. Thompson
πŸ“…οΈŽ Feb 21
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"I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, vio...

"I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they’ve always worked for me." - Hunter S. Thompson
πŸ“…οΈŽ Aug 07
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β€œA man who procrastinates in his choosi...

β€œA man who procrastinates in his choosing will inevitably have his choice made for him by circumstance.” ~Hunter S. Thompson
πŸ“…οΈŽ May 15
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Hope rises and dreams flicker and die. Love plans...

Hope rises and dreams flicker and die. Love plans for tomorrow and loneliness thinks of yesterday. Life is beautiful and living is pain. -Hunter.S.Thompson
πŸ“…οΈŽ Apr 10
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"A man who procrastinates in his CHOOSI...

"A man who procrastinates in his CHOOSING will inevitably have his choice made for him by circumstance." - Hunter S. Thompson
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 18
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"A man who procrastinates in his choosi...

"A man who procrastinates in his choosing will inevitably have his choice made for him by circumstance." Hunter S. Thompson
πŸ“…οΈŽ May 25
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"We cannot expect people to have respect for law a...

"We cannot expect people to have respect for law and order until we teach respect to those we have trusted to enforce those laws." -Hunter Stockton Thompson
πŸ“…οΈŽ Aug 17
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"As long as I am learning som...

"As long as I am learning something, I figure I'm OK - it's a decent day." - Hunter S. Thompson
πŸ“…οΈŽ Feb 25
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You can't miss w...

You can't miss what you never had. - Hunter S. Thompson
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jul 23
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Human beings are the only creatures on Earth who...

Human beings are the only creatures on Earth who claim a god, and the only living thing that behaves like it hasn't got one. ~Hunter Stockton Thompson
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 14
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