Hunter S. Thompson

Hunter S. Thompson

American journalist

Lived from: 1939-

Category: Media

Quotes: Hunter S. Thompson

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    America is 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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    Fiction is based on reality unless you're a fairytale artist.

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    Freedom is something that dies unless it's used.
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    Going to trial with a lawyer who considers your whole life-style a Crime in Progress is not a happy prospect.
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    I have a theory that the truth is never told during the nine-to-five hours.
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    I wouldn't recommend sex, drugs or insanity for everyone, but they've always worked for me.
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    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.
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    Not everybody is comfortable with the idea that politics is a guilty addiction. But it is.
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    Paranoia is just another word for ignorance.

    Source: Kingdom of Fear: Loathsome Secrets of a Star-crossed Child in the Final Days of the American Century (2004)
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    Publishers are notoriously slothful about numbers, unless they're attached to dollar signs - unlike journalists, quarterbacks, and felony criminal defendants who tend to be keenly aware of numbers at all times.
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    That was always the difference between Muhammad Ali and the rest of us. He came, he saw, and if he didn't entirely conquer - he came as close as anybody we are likely to see in the lifetime of this doomed generation.
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    Truth is weirder than any fiction I've seen.



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    Without gambling, I would not exist.
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