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Hunter S. Thompson – 13 Quotes

 

13 Quotes by Hunter S. Thompson

 

Politics is the art of controlling your environment.

– Hunter S. Thompson


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

– 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


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


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


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


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


The person who doesn’t scatter the morning dew will not comb gray hairs.

– 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


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


When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

– Hunter S. Thompson


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

– 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