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Hunter S. Thompson Quotes About Death, Music, Fear and Loathing, Life, Love, The Edge, Politics, Weird, Goodreads & Success! As a counterculture hero, Hunter S. Thompson was responsible for the development of Gonzo journalism, in which a writer gets so immersed in their research and tale that they end up taking center stage. American author and journalist Hunter S Thompson, best known for his book Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas(1971), has a reputation for being rude in his writing style. He was born July 18, 1937, in Louisville, Kentucky.

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Thompson, an ardent sports fan, did join the Castlewood Athletic Club in Louisville, Kentucky, where he shone at basketball. The Highland Middle, Atherton High, and Louisville Male High schools all made graduates who went on to join the exclusive Athenaeum Literary Association.

Thompson was often in legal problems while he was a kid and teenager. Graduating from high school, Thompson enlisted in the Air Force, where he developed a passion for writing and exhibited outlandish conduct. Regularly, Thompson wrote for various publications throughout the late 1960s and into the early 1970s. Gonzo journalism was born out of a journalist’s need to register and fulfill deadlines while having a creative block.

His popularity peaked during the height of his fame, and famous journals like The New Yorker and Playboy ran stories on him. Thompson had a column in the San Francisco Examiner from 1985 to 1989. Thompson spent much of his life on a 100-acre property in Woody Creek, Colorado, where he wrote, drank, shotguns, and rode motorcycles. Thompson shot himself to death on February 20, 2005.

Best Hunter S. Thompson Quotes

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

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

3. 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

4. Sex without love is as hollow and ridiculous as love without sex.-Hunter S. Thompson

5. Life has become immeasurably better since I have been forced to stop taking it seriously.-Hunter S. Thompson

6. 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

7. Some may never live, but the crazy never die.-Hunter S. Thompson

8. 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

9. Too weird to live, too rare to die.-Hunter S. Thompson

10. When the going gets weird, the weird turn professional.-Hunter S. Thompson

11. It never got weird enough for me.-Hunter S. Thompson

12. 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

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

14. I was not proud of what I had learned but I never doubted that it was worth knowing.-Hunter S. Thompson

15. 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

16. Good people drink good beer.-Hunter S. Thompson

17. We can’t stop here, this is bat country!-Hunter S. Thompson

18. Freedom is something that dies unless it’s used.-Hunter S. Thompson

19. All my life, my heart has sought a thing I cannot name. Remembered line from a long- forgotten poem.-Hunter S. Thompson

20. Yesterday’s weirdness is tomorrow’s reason why.-Hunter S. Thompson

21. 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

22. Weird behavior is natural in smart children, like curiosity is to a kitten.-Hunter S. Thompson

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

24. Walk tall, kick ass, learn to speak Arabic, love music and never forget you come from a long line of truth seekers, lovers and warriors.-Hunter S. Thompson

25. For every moment of triumph, for every instance of beauty, many souls must be trampled.-Hunter S. Thompson

26. I feel the same way about disco as I do about herpes.-Hunter S. Thompson

27. It was one of those fine little love stories that can make you smile in your sleep at night.-Hunter S. Thompson

28. Anything worth doing, is worth doing right.-Hunter S. Thompson

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

30. A word to the wise is infuriating.-Hunter S. Thompson

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