Inspirational Hunter S. Thompson Quotes

Hunter s. Thompson (July 18, 1937 – February 20, 2005) was an American journalist and author. Below is a list of Hunter S. Thompson Quotes.

Hunter S. Thompson Quotes
Hunter S. Thompson Quotes

Hunter S. Thompson Quotes

“A man who procrastinates in his choosing will inevitably have his choice made for him by circumstance.”
― Hunter S. Thompson

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

“You better take care of me Lord, if you don’t you’re gonna have me on your hands.”
― Hunter S. Thompson

“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

“It was obvious that he was a man who marched through life to the rhythms of some drum I would never hear.”
― Hunter S. Thompson

“I was not proud of what I had learned but I never doubted that it was worth knowing.”
― Hunter S. Thompson

“Life has become immeasurably better since I have been forced to stop taking it seriously.”
― Hunter S. Thompson

“Some may never live, but the crazy never die.”
― Hunter S. Thompson

“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

“It never got weird enough for me.”
― Hunter S. Thompson

“Anything worth doing, is worth doing right.”
― Hunter S. Thompson

“Sex without love is as hollow and ridiculous as love without sex.”
― 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

“The greatest mania of all is passion: and I am a natural slave to passion: the balance between my brain and my soul and my body is as wild and delicate as the skin of a Ming vase.”
― Hunter S. Thompson

“I have no taste for either poverty or honest labor, so writing is the only recourse left for me.”
― Hunter S. Thompson

“Maybe it meant something. Maybe not, in the long run, but no explanation, no mix of words or music or memories can touch that sense of knowing that you were there and alive in that corner of time and the world. Whatever it meant.”
― Hunter S. Thompson

“When the going gets weird, the weird turn professional.”
― 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

“We cannot expect people to have respect for law and order until we teach respect to those we have entrusted to enforce those laws.”
― Hunter S. Thompson

“Too weird to live, too rare to die!”
― Hunter S. Thompson

“Yesterday’s weirdness is tomorrow’s reason why.”
― Hunter S. Thompson

“For every moment of triumph, for every instance of beauty, many souls must be trampled.”
― Hunter S. Thompson

“Every now and then when your life gets complicated and the weasels start closing in, the only cure is to load up on heinous chemicals and then drive like a bastard from Hollywood to Las Vegas … with the music at top volume and at least a pint of ether.”
Hunter S. Thompson

“It gave me a strange feeling, and the rest of that night I didn’t say much, but merely sat there and drank, trying to decide if I was getting older and wiser, or just plain old.”
― Hunter S. Thompson quotes

“It was one of those fine little love stories that can make you smile in your sleep at night.”
― 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 quotes

“No sympathy for the devil; keep that in mind. Buy the ticket, take the ride…and if it occasionally gets a little heavier than what you had in mind, well…maybe chalk it up to forced consciousness expansion: Tune in, freak out, get beaten.”
― Hunter S. Thompson

“Music has always been a matter of Energy to me, a question of Fuel. Sentimental people call it Inspiration, but what they really mean is Fuel. I have always needed Fuel. I am a serious consumer. 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

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  1. Thank you for your support at my blog and for sharing such great quotes which have deep meaning each step of the way.

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  2. Hunter was in world that I loved but could never be part of. He was different , crazy and full of life. Should have stuck around a bit more.

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  3. The first quote reminded me of the evening my young adult daughter and I were engaged in a conversation with my older brother. We were discussing college housing choices and she either could not or would choose. After a couple of hours of discussing the pros and cons of each of the 8 choices- my brother calmly told her “baby you can either choose where you’d like to sleep for may be the next four years of your life or your mother and I will choose for you.” Although college housing was the actual topic that one little nudge put a halt to her tendency to procrastinate and it also took her one step closer to adulthood and “freedom”.

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