Hunter S. Thompson Quotes

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

The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There’s also a downside.

They don’t hardly make ’em like him any more – but just to be on the safe side, he should be castrated anyway.

I believe that the major operating ethic in American society right now, the most universal want and need is to be on TV. I’ve been on TV. I could be on TV all the time if I wanted to. But most people will never get on TV. It has to be a real breakthrough for […]

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

If there is a God, I want to thank Him for the Gideons, whoever they are. I have dealt with some of His other messengers and found them utterly useless. But not the Gideons. They have saved me many times, when nobody else could do anything but mutter about calling Security on me unless I […]

SF in middle 60’s was a very special time and place to be a part of… There was madness in any direction at any hour. You could strike sparks anywhere. There was a fantastic universal sense that whatever we were doing was right; that we were winning, and that, I think, was the handle. That […]

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.

We’d been riding the crest of a beautiful wave, and if you stand on a high hill in Las Vegas and look West, with just the right eyes, you can see the high water mark where the wave finally broke and rolled back.

Old elephants limp off to the hills to die; old Americans go out to the highway and drive themselves to death with huge cars.