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Take it from me, there's nothing like a job well done. Except the quiet enveloping darkness at
the bottom of a bottle of Jim Beam after a job done any way at all.
Hunter S. Thompson

In four short years he has turned our country from a prosperous nation at peace into a
desperately indebted nation at war. But so what? He is the President of the United States,
and you're not. Love it or leave it.
Hunter S. Thompson, on George W. Bush

Bush is a natural-born loser with a filthy-rich daddy who pimped his son out to rich oil-
mongers. He hates music, football and sex, in no particular order, and he is no fun at all.
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.
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Anything worth doing, is worth doing right.
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

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 off to
forced conscious expansion: Tune in, freak out, get beaten.
Hunter S. Thompson

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

Bill Clinton does not inhale marijuana, right? You bet. Like I chew on LSD but I don't swallow
it.
Hunter S. Thompson

If the right people had been in charge of Nixon's funeral, his casket would have been
launched into one of those open-sewage canals that empty into the ocean just south of Los
Angeles. He was a swine of a man and a jabbering dupe of a president. Nixon was so crooked
that he needed servants to help him screw his pants on every morning. Even his funeral was
illegal. He was queer in the deepest way. His body should have been burned in a trash bin.
Hunter S. Thompson

Writing is the flip side of sex - it's only good when it's over.
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If I'd written 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

Freedom is something that dies unless it's used.
Hunter S. Thompson

Frankly, I have no taste for either poverty or honest labor, so writing is the only recourse left 
for me.
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In a nation ruled by swine, all pigs are upwardly 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. We owe that to ourselves and our crippled self-image as something better than a
nation of panicked sheep.
Hunter S. Thompson

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

Music has always been a matter of Energy to me, a question of Fuel. Sentimental people call
it Inspiration, but what they really mean is Fuel. I have always needed Fuel. I am a serious
consumer. On some nights I still believe that a car with the gas needle on empty can run
about fifty more miles if you have the right music very loud on the radio.
Hunter S. Thompson

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

He could shake your hand and stab you in the back at the same time.
Hunter S. Thompson, on Richard Nixon

Yesterday's weirdness is tomorrow's reason why.
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

If we get chased out of Iraq with our tail between our legs, that will be the fifth consecutive
Third-world country with no hint of a Navy or an Air Force to have whipped us in the past 40
years.
Hunter S. Thompson

Journalism is a low trade and habit worse than heroin.
Hunter S. Thompson

You'd be surprised at the things people will do in order to get their names or pictures in the
paper.
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.
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Crack is ruining the drug culture.
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A man can live on his wits and his balls for only so long.
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

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

The brutal reality of politics would be probably intolerable without drugs.
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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

Not everybody is comfortable with the idea that politics is a guilty addiction. But it is.
Hunter S. Thompson

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