Hunter S. Thompson quote

“Some may never live, but the crazy never die.”
-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

“Too weird to live, too rare to die!”
-Hunter S. Thompson

“When the going gets weird, the weird turn professional.”
-Hunter S. Thompson

“It never got weird enough for me.”
-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 have a theory that the truth is never told during the nine-to-five hours.”
-Hunter S. Thompson

“I was not proud of what I had learned but I never doubted that it was worth knowing.”
-Hunter S. Thompson

“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

“Good people drink good beer.”
-Hunter S. Thompson

“We can’t stop here, this is bat country!”
-Hunter S. Thompson

“All my life, my heart has sought a thing I cannot name. Remembered line from a long- forgotten poem”
-Hunter S. Thompson

“Freedom is something that dies unless it’s used.”
-Hunter S. Thompson

“Yesterday’s weirdness is tomorrow’s reason why.”
-Hunter S. Thompson

“It was obvious that he was a man who marched through life to the rhythms of some drum I would never hear.”
-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

“Weird behavior is natural in smart children, like curiosity is to a kitten.”
-Hunter S. Thompson

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

“Walk tall, kick ass, learn to speak Arabic, love music and never forget you come from a long line of truth seekers, lovers and warriors.”
-Hunter S. Thompson

“The greatest mania of all is passion: and I am a natural slave to passion: the balance between my brain and my soul and my body is as wild and delicate as the skin of a Ming vase.”
-Hunter S. Thompson

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

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

“It was one of those fine little love stories that can make you smile in your sleep at night.”
-Hunter S. Thompson

“Anything worth doing, is worth doing right.”
-Hunter S. Thompson

“With the truth so dull and depressing, the only working alternative is wild bursts of madness and filigree.”
-Hunter S. Thompson

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

“It gave me a strange feeling, and the rest of that night I didn’t say much, but merely sat there and drank, trying to decide if I was getting older and wiser, or just plain old.”
-Hunter S. Thompson

“I have no taste for either poverty or honest labor, so writing is the only recourse left for me.”
-Hunter S. Thompson

“I’ve always considered writing the most hateful kind of work. I suspect it’s a bit like fucking, which is only fun for amateurs. Old whores don’t do much giggling.”
-Hunter S. Thompson

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

“On my tombstone they will carve, “IT NEVER GOT FAST ENOUGH FOR ME.”
-Hunter S. Thompson

“It was like falling down an elevator shaft and landing in a pool full of mermaids.”
-Hunter S. Thompson

“Sleep late, have fun, get wild, drink whiskey and drive fast on empty streets with nothing in mind but falling in love and not getting arrested.”
-Hunter S. Thompson

“In a nation run by swine, all pigs are upward-mobile and the rest of us are fucked until we can put our acts together: not necessarily to win, but mainly to keep from losing completely.”
-Hunter S. Thompson

“There was an awful suspicion in my mind that I’d finally gone over the hump, and the worst thing about it was that I didn’t feel tragic at all, but only weary, and sort of comfortably detached.”
-Hunter S. Thompson

“Morality is temporary, wisdom is permanent.”
-Hunter S. Thompson

“You can’t miss what you never had.”
-Hunter S. Thompson

“Faster, Faster, until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death.”
-Hunter S. Thompson

“No, this is not a good town for psychedelic drugs. Reality itself is too twisted.”
-Hunter S. Thompson

“Pray to God, but row away from the rocks.”
-Hunter S. Thompson

“We were somewhere around Barstow, on the edge of the desert, when the drugs began to take hold.”
-Hunter S. Thompson

“To make a point of declaring friendship is to cheapen it. For men’s emotions are very rarely put into words successfully.”
-Hunter S. Thompson

“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

“Anything that gets your blood racing is probably worth doing.”
-Hunter S. Thompson

“I would feel real trapped in this life if I didn’t know I could commit suicide at any time.”
-Hunter S. Thompson

“I’m a relatively respectable citizen. Multiple felon perhaps, but certainly not dangerous.”
-Hunter S. Thompson

“If you can’t make yourself understood by your friends, you’ll be in trouble when your enemies come for you.”
-Hunter S. Thompson

“Poor bastard. Wait ’till he sees the bats.”
-Hunter S. Thompson

“On some days you get what you want, and on others, you get what you need.”
-Hunter S. Thompson

“Turn the goddam music up! My heart feels like an alligator!”
-Hunter S. Thompson

“I felt a tremendous distance between myself and everything real.”
-Hunter S. Thompson

“This is the fast lane, folks…and some of us like it here.”
-Hunter S. Thompson

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