Hunter S Thompson Quotes On Life, Music, Fear, Politics, Drugs

Hunter Stockton Thompson was an American journalist and author, and the founder of the gonzo journalism movement. This Hunter S Thompson Quotes on friendship, fear will motivate you.

Best Hunter S Thompson Quotes

  1. “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!” ~ Hunter S. Thompson
  2. “We are all alone, born alone, die alone, and — in spite of True Romance magazines — we shall all someday look back on our lives and see that, in spite of our company, we were alone the whole way. I do not say lonely — at least, not all the time — but essentially, and finally, alone. This is what makes your self-respect so important, and I don’t see how you can respect yourself if you must look in the hearts and minds of others for your happiness.” ~ Hunter S. Thompson
  3. “The main problem in any democracy is that crowd-pleasers are generally brainless swine who can go out on a stage & whup their supporters into an orgiastic frenzy – then go back to the office & sell every one of the poor bastards down the tube for a nickel apiece. Probably the rarest form of life in American politics is the man who can turn on a crowd & still keep his head straight – assuming it was straight in the first place.” ~ Hunter S. Thompson
  4. “Life has become immeasurably better since I have been forced to stop taking it seriously.” ~ Hunter S. Thompson, Hunter S Thompson quotes on life
  5. “The downward spiral of Dumbness in America is about to hit a new low.” ~ Hunter S. Thompson

  6. “Sleep late, have fun, get wild, drink whisky and drive fast on empty streets with nothing in mind but falling in love and not getting arrested.” ~ Hunter S. Thompson
  7. “I learned a long time ago that reality was much weirder than anyone’s imagination.” ~ Hunter S. Thompson
  8. “Anybody who thinks that ‘it doesn’t matter who’s President’ has never been Drafted and sent off to fight and die in a vicious, stupid war on the other side of the world-or been beaten and gassed by Police for trespassing on public property-or been hounded by the IRS for purely political reasons-or locked up in the Cook County Jail with a broken nose and no phone access and twelve perverts wanting to stomp your ass in the shower. That is when it matters who is President or Governor or Police Chief. That is when you will wish you had voted.” ~ Hunter S. Thompson
  9. “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, Hunter S Thompson quotes on music
  10. “Hope rises and dreams flicker and die. Love plans for tomorrow and loneliness thinks of yesterday. Life is beautiful and living is pain.” ~ Hunter S. Thompson
  11. “We are living in dangerously weird times now. Smart people just shrug and admit they’re dazed and confused. The only ones left with any confidence at all are the New Dumb. It is the beginning of the end of our world as we knew it. Doom is the operative ethic.” ~ Hunter S. Thompson
  12. “Yesterday’s weirdness is tomorrow’s reason why.” ~ Hunter S. Thompson

  13. “In a world as weird and cruel as this one we have made for ourselves, I figure anybody who can find peace and personal happiness without ripping off somebody else deserves to be left alone.” ~ Hunter S. Thompson
  14. “Insanity is a legal term. Crazy is an art form.”
  15. “Every man is the sum total of his reactions to experience. As your experiences differ and multiply, you become a different man, and hence your perspective changes. This goes on and on. Every reaction is a learning process; every significant experience alters your perspective.” ~ Hunter S. Thompson
  16. “When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.” ~ Hunter S. Thompson

  17. “Anything that gets your blood racing is probably worth doing.” ~ Hunter S. Thompson
  18. “I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they’ve always worked for me.” ~ Hunter S. Thompson, Hunter S Thompson quotes on drugs
  19. “I miss Nixon. Compared to these Nazis we have in the White House now, Richard Nixon was a flaming liberal.” ~ Hunter S. Thompson
  20. “Never fire a warning shot. It is a waste of ammunition.” ~ Hunter S. Thompson
  21. “Coming of age in a fascist police state will not be a barrel of fun for anybody, much less for people like me, who are not inclined to suffer Nazis gladly and feel only contempt for the cowardly flag-suckers who would gladly give up their outdated freedom to live for the mess of pottage they have been conned into believing will be freedom from fear.” ~ Hunter S. Thompson
  22. “Those who fail to learn from the brutal stompings visited on them in the past are doomed to be brutally stomped in the future.” ~ Hunter S. Thompson

  23. “The slow-rising central horror of “Watergate” is not that it might grind down to the reluctant impeachment of a vengeful thug of a president whose entire political career has been a monument to the same kind of cheap shots and treachery he finally got nailed for, but that we might somehow fail to learn something from it.” ~ Hunter S. Thompson
  24. “A man who procrastinates in his choosing will inevitably have his choice made for him by circumstance.” ~ Hunter S. Thompson
  25. “Human beings are the only creatures on earth that claim a God and the only thing that behaves like it hasn’t got one.” ~ Hunter S. Thompson
  26. “My greatest talent is in my ability to choose good friends. It’s about as important as things get.” ~ Hunter S. Thompson
  27. “I drink much less than most people think, and I think much more than most people would believe. I am quite sincere about some of the things which people take very lightly and almost insultingly unconcerned about some of the things which people take most seriously. In short, I am basically antisocial: certainly not to an alarming degree, but just more so than I appear to be.” ~ Hunter S. Thompson
  28. “So we shall let the reader answer this question for himself: who is the happier man, he who has braved the storm of life and lived or he who has stayed securely on shore and merely existed?” ~ Hunter S. Thompson
  29. “Beware of looking for goals: look for a way of life.” ~ Hunter S. Thompson

  30. “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
  31. “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.” ~ Hunter S. Thompson
  32. “You won’t find reasonable men on the tops of tall mountains.” ~ Hunter S. Thompson
  33. “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, Hunter S Thompson quotes on fear
  34. “Love plans for tomorrow and loneliness thinks of yesterday.” ~ Hunter S. Thompson
  35. “It is not necessary to accept the choices handed down to you by life as you know it.” ~ Hunter S. Thompson

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