Hunter S. Thompson
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"Hunter Stockton Thompson" was an American journalist and author. Born in Louisville, Kentucky, to a middle-class family, Thompson had a turbulent youth after the death of his father left the family in poverty. He was unable to formally finish high school as he was incarcerated for 60 days after abetting a robbery. He subsequently joined the United States Air Force before moving into journalism. He traveled frequently, including stints in California, Puerto Rico, and Brazil, before settling in Aspen, Colorado, in the early 1960s.

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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.

Cover a war in a place where you can't drink beer or talk to a woman? Hell no!'

You can always turn your back on a person, but you can never turn your back on a drug... especially when it's waving a hunting knife in your eyes.

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

Going to trial with a lawyer who considers your whole life-style a Crime in Progress is not a happy prospect.

I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me.

In a nation ruled by swine, all pigs are upward mobile.

Some may never live, but the crazy never die.

Being shot out of a cannon is always better than being squeezed through a tube.

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

As your attorney i advise you to take a hit out of the small brown bottle in my shaving kit.

Morality is temporary, wisdom is permanent.

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.

Brookhaven is very good, ... They have some athletes. Their quarterback throws and runs the ball well. They are good offensively and defensively.

I have a theory that the truth is never told during the 9 to 5 hours.

McComb is big and strong up front. They made some mistakes and led us 14-0 at halftime.

You can turn your back on a person, but, never turn your back on a drug. Especially when it's waving a razor-sharp hunting knife in your eye.

I feel the same way about disco as I do about herpes.

Objective journalism is one of the main reasons American politics has been allowed to be so corrupt for so long.

If there is, in fact, a Heaven and a Hell, all we know for sure is that Hell will be a viciously overcrowded version of Phoenix...

Buy the ticket take the Ride.

A man who procrastinates in his choosing will inevitably have his choice made for him by circumstance.

Freedom is something that dies unless it's used.

A cap of good acid costs five dollars and for that you can hear the Universal Symphony with God singing solo and the Holy Ghost on drums.

We'd be fools not to ride this strange torpedo to the end.

I wouldn't recommend sex, drugs or insanity for everyone, but they've always worked for me.

He who makes a beast of himself relieves himself the pain of being a man.

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.

Fear is just another word for ignorance.

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.

I'm not a regular sports writer. You gonna let me in your pool?

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.