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Motivational Hunter S Thompson Quotes And Sayings

Hunter S Thompson Quotes:- Hunter S Thompson (July 18, 1937 – February 20, 2005) was an American journalist and author, and the founder of the gonzo journalism movement.


Inspirational Hunter S Thompson Quotes


“There is always room for losers in the football business. They are the mother’s milk of gambling, and why not? Somebody has to do it, or there won’t be any winners.”-Hunter S Thompson

Inspirational Hunter S Thompson Quotes

“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


“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 S Thompson


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


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


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


“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


“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 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


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“The world is still a weird place, despite my efforts to make a clear and perfect sense of it.”-Hunter S Thompson


“I can’t think in terms of journalism without thinking in terms of political ends. Unless there’s been a reaction, there’s been no journalism. It’s cause and effect.”-Hunter S Thompson


“Democracy as a system has evolved into something that Thomas Jefferson didn’t anticipate.”-Hunter S Thompson


“I guess that’s one of the things about growing up in the fifties – it never occurred to me that you wouldn’t be at least as successful as your parents.”-Hunter S Thompson

“Jack Kerouac influenced me quite a bit as a writer… in the Arab sense that the enemy of my enemy was my friend.”-Hunter S 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 S Thompson


“I wasn’t trying to be an outlaw writer. I never heard of that term; somebody else made it up. But we were all outside the law: Kerouac, Miller, Burroughs, Ginsberg, Kesey; I didn’t have a gauge as to who was the worst outlaw. I just recognized allies: my people.”-Hunter S Thompson


“The only difference between the sane and the insane is that the sane have the power to lock up the insane.”-Hunter S Thompson


“Nixon was so crooked that he needed servants to help him screw his pants on every morning.”-Hunter S Thompson


“Nixon was no more a saint than he was a great president.”-Hunter S Thompson


Famous Hunter S Thompson Quotes


“The writer must be a participant in the scene… like a film director who writes his own scripts, does his own camera work, and somehow manages to film himself in action, as the protagonist or at least the main character.”-Hunter S 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 S Thompson


“Truth is weirder than any fiction I’ve seen.”-Hunter S Thompson

“Nixon represents that dark, venal and incurably violent side of the American character almost every other country in the world has learned to fear and despise.”-Hunter S Thompson


“I’ve already become a mastodon in print – I don’t see a consciousness for my kind of journalism.”-Hunter S Thompson


“The Raiders of old were vicious and crazy and cruel. Hanging around their locker room was like hanging around the weight room at Folsom Prison.”-Hunter S Thompson


“One of the most basic factors in sports is that winning becomes a habit, and losing is the same way. When failure starts to feel normal in your life or your work or even your darkest vices, you won’t have to go looking for trouble, because trouble will find you. Count on it.”-Hunter S Thompson


“With the possible exception of things like box scores, race results, and stock market tabulations, there is no such thing as Objective Journalism. The phrase itself is a pompous contradiction in terms.”-Hunter S Thompson


“I believe the Republicans have never thought that democracy was anything but a tribal myth.”-Hunter S Thompson


Best Hunter S Thompson Quotes


“All the blood is drained out of democracy – it dies – when only half the population votes.”-Hunter S Thompson


“As long as I’m learning something, I figure I’m OK – it’s a decent day.”-Hunter S Thompson

“Rush Limbaugh is a lame professional swine, and he makes a good living at it. He is like a hired geek in some traveling backwoods carnival – the freaks who bite the heads of chickens – but Limbaugh is a modernized geek who thinks he can bite the heads off of people.”-Hunter S Thompson


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


“February is always a bad month for TV sports. Football is gone, basketball is plodding along in the annual midseason doldrums, and baseball is not even mentioned.”-Hunter S Thompson


“In my heart, I am always a Raider.”-Hunter S Thompson


“I have always loved blizzards, if only because of the driving experience – which is definitely an acquired taste.”-Hunter S Thompson


“I have long understood that losing always comes with the territory when you wander into the gambling business, just as getting crippled for life is an acceptable risk in the linebacker business. They both are extremely violent sports, and pain is part of the bargain. Buy the ticket, take the ride.”-Hunter S Thompson


Hunter S Thompson Quotes About America


“I have learned, in my life and work as a sportswriter, that big-time Sports and big-time Politics are not so far apart in America. They are both a means to the same end, which is a victory… And why not? Victory is good for you, and don’t let anybody tell you differently.”-Hunter S Thompson


“I had a soft spot in my heart for Ronald Reagan, if only because he was a sportswriter in his youth.”-Hunter S Thompson


“All gamblers lose regularly, but they rarely discuss it in public. Losing is bad for the image, dude. Nobody buys Hot Tips from Losers. Remember that.”-Hunter S Thompson


“Gambling can turn into a dangerous two-way street when you least expect it. Weird things happen suddenly, and your life can go all to pieces.”-Hunter S Thompson


“Nixon was a crook, of course, but he was also a rabid football fan – and he knew the game, which still astounds me, but I have always had a soft spot for him because of it.”-Hunter S Thompson


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“I am a generous man, by nature, and far more trusting than I should be. Indeed. The real world is risky territory for people with generosity of spirit. Beware.”-Hunter S Thompson


“One thing I have learned in my painful career as a gambler is that bragging when you get lucky and win a few games will plunge you into gloom and unacceptable beatings very soon. It happens every time.”-Hunter S Thompson


“Without gambling, I would not exist.”-Hunter S Thompson


“The best thing about the Kentucky Derby is that it is only two minutes long. It is the quickest event in sports, except for Sumo-wrestling & Mike Tyson fights. Maybe Drag-racing is quicker, but I have never been attracted to it.”-Hunter S Thompson


“If Sunday is the Lord’s day, then Saturday belongs to the Devil. It is the only night of the week when he gives out Free passes to the Late Show at the Too Much Fun Club.”-Hunter S Thompson


“Remember this, folks – I am a Hillbilly, and I don’t always Bet the same way I talk. Good advice is one thing, but smart gambling is quite another.”-Hunter S Thompson


“Yes sir, I am a tortured man for all seasons, as they say, and I have powerful friends in high places. Birds sing where I walk, and children smile when they see me coming.”-Hunter S Thompson


“I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they’ve always worked for me.”-Hunter S Thompson