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Hunter S. Thompson Quotes: "Victory is a fleeting thing in the gambling business. Today's winners are tomorrow's blinking toads, dumb beasts with no hope."

Victory is a fleeting thing in the gambling business. Today's winners are tomorrow's blinking toads, dumb beasts with no hope.




Hunter S. Thompson Quotes: "I have no taste for either poverty or honest labor, so writing is the only recourse left for me."

I have no taste for either poverty or honest labor, so writing is the only recourse left for me.



Hunter S. Thompson Quotes: "A word to the wise is infuriating."

A word to the wise is infuriating.



Hunter S. Thompson Quotes: "I had come to regard him as a loner with no real past and a future so vague that there was no sense talking about it."

I had come to regard him as a loner with no real past and a future so vague that there was no sense talking about it.




Hunter S. Thompson Quotes: "Call on God, but row away from the rocks."

Call on God, but row away from the rocks.



Hunter S. Thompson Quotes: "Justice is not cheap in this country, and people who insist on it are usually either desperate or possessed by some private determination bordering on monomania."

Justice is not cheap in this country, and people who insist on it are usually either desperate or possessed by some private determination bordering on monomania.



Hunter S. Thompson Quotes: "I have a theory that the truth is never told during the nine-to-five hours."

I have a theory that the truth is never told during the nine-to-five hours.




Hunter S. Thompson Quotes: "Liberalism itself has failed, and for a pretty good reason. It has been too often compromised by the people who represented it."

Liberalism itself has failed, and for a pretty good reason. It has been too often compromised by the people who represented it.



Hunter S. Thompson Quotes: "The person who doesn't scatter the morning dew will not comb gray hairs."

The person who doesn't scatter the morning dew will not comb gray hairs.



Hunter S. Thompson Quotes: "We cannot expect people to have respect for law and order until we teach respect to those we have entrusted to enforce those laws."

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 Quotes: "They claimed no allegiance to any flag and valued no currency but luck and good contacts."

They claimed no allegiance to any flag and valued no currency but luck and good contacts.



Hunter S. Thompson Quotes: "Freedom is something that dies unless it's used."

Freedom is something that dies unless it's used.




Hunter S. Thompson Quotes: "Yes sir, I am a tortured man for all seasons, as they say, and I have powerful friends in high places. Birds sing where I walk, and children smile when they see me coming."

Yes sir, I am a tortured man for all seasons, as they say, and I have powerful friends in high places. Birds sing where I walk, and children smile when they see me coming.



Hunter S. Thompson Quotes: "I am a child of the American Century, and I feel a genetic commitment to understanding why it happened, and why I take it so personally."

I am a child of the American Century, and I feel a genetic commitment to understanding why it happened, and why I take it so personally.



Hunter S. Thompson Quotes: "I learned a long time ago that reality was much weirder than anyone's imagination."

I learned a long time ago that reality was much weirder than anyone's imagination.



Hunter S. Thompson Quotes: "...if that Watergate case ever gets into court, he might get very nervous."

...if that Watergate case ever gets into court, he might get very nervous.



Hunter S. Thompson Quotes: "Not everybody is comfortable with the idea that politics is a guilty addiction. But it is."

Not everybody is comfortable with the idea that politics is a guilty addiction. But it is.



Hunter S. Thompson Quotes: "February is always a bad month for TV sports. Football is gone, basketball is plodding along in the annual midseason doldrums, and baseball is not even mentioned."

February is always a bad month for TV sports. Football is gone, basketball is plodding along in the annual midseason doldrums, and baseball is not even mentioned.



Hunter S. Thompson Quotes: "The waitress had the appearance of a very old hooker who had finally found her place in life"

The waitress had the appearance of a very old hooker who had finally found her place in life



Hunter S. Thompson Quotes: "As long as I'm learning something, I figure I'm OK - it's a decent day."

As long as I'm learning something, I figure I'm OK - it's a decent day.





Hunter S. Thompson Quotes: "Well, " he said. "I hope to God I never make forty -- I wouldn't know what to do with myself."

Well, " he said. "I hope to God I never make forty -- I wouldn't know what to do with myself.



Hunter S. Thompson Quotes: "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro."

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.



Hunter S. Thompson Quotes: "Going to trial with a lawyer who considers your whole life-style a Crime in Progress is not a happy prospect."

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



Hunter S. Thompson Quotes: "Good news is rare these days, and every glittering ounce of it should be cherished and hoarded and worshipped and fondled like a priceless diamond."

Good news is rare these days, and every glittering ounce of it should be cherished and hoarded and worshipped and fondled like a priceless diamond.




Hunter S. Thompson Quotes: "When the going gets weird, the weird turn professional."

When the going gets weird, the weird turn professional.



Hunter S. Thompson Quotes: "The only difference between the sane and the insane is that the sane have the power to lock up the insane."

The only difference between the sane and the insane is that the sane have the power to lock up the insane.



Hunter S. Thompson Quotes: "We were somewhere around Barstow, on the edge of the desert, when the drugs began to take hold."

We were somewhere around Barstow, on the edge of the desert, when the drugs began to take hold.



Hunter S. Thompson Quotes: "I drink much less than most people think, and I think much more than most people would believe."

I drink much less than most people think, and I think much more than most people would believe.



Hunter S. Thompson Quotes: "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?"

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 Quotes: "If you're going to be crazy, you have to get paid for it or else you're going to be locked up."

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 Quotes: "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."

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: "Buy the ticket, take the ride."

Buy the ticket, take the ride.



Hunter S. Thompson Quotes: "I hate pain, despite my ability to tolerate it beyond all known parameters, which is not necessarily a good thing."

I hate pain, despite my ability to tolerate it beyond all known parameters, which is not necessarily a good thing.




Hunter S. Thompson Quotes: "Objective journalism is one of the main reasons that American politics has been allowed to be so corrupt for so long."

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



Hunter S. Thompson Quotes: "The point is valid: the difference between survival and wipe-out in a physical crisis is nearly always a matter of conditioned reflexes."

The point is valid: the difference between survival and wipe-out in a physical crisis is nearly always a matter of conditioned reflexes.



Hunter S. Thompson Quotes: "I have never believed much in luck, and my sense of humor has tended to walk on the dark side."

I have never believed much in luck, and my sense of humor has tended to walk on the dark side.




Hunter S. Thompson Quotes: "It never got weird enough for me."

It never got weird enough for me.



Hunter S. Thompson Quotes: "The person who doesn't scatter the morning dew will not comb grey hairs"

The person who doesn't scatter the morning dew will not comb grey hairs



Hunter S. Thompson Quotes: "Faster, Faster, until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death."

Faster, Faster, until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death.



Hunter S. Thompson Quotes: "For every moment of triumph, for every instance of beauty, many souls must be trampled."

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



Hunter S. Thompson Quotes: "I felt a tremendous distance between myself and everything real."

I felt a tremendous distance between myself and everything real.



Hunter S. Thompson Quotes: "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."

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 Quotes: "It was necessary, we felt, to thoroughly terrify our opponents, so that even in hollow victory, they would learn to fear every sunrise ..."

It was necessary, we felt, to thoroughly terrify our opponents, so that even in hollow victory, they would learn to fear every sunrise ...