27 Hunter S. Thompson Quotes For Aspiring Weirdos

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Hunter S. Thompson Quotes

Hunter S. Thompson Quotes

Hunter S. Thompson is one of the most enigmatic writers in American history. He is also an important figure in American counterculture. His legacy can be seen in all aspects of pop culture, especially for creators that operate outside of the mainstream. He coined the phrase ‘Gonzo Journalism’, which has the writer participating as opposed to just observing. Today we want to go over our favorite Hunter S. Thompson quotes. If we missed any of your favorites, let us know on social media!

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“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.” – Hunter S. Thompson

“As far as I’m concerned, it’s a damned shame that a field as potentially dynamic and vital as journalism should be overrun with dullards, bums, and hacks, hag-ridden with myopia, apathy, and complacence, and generally stuck in a bog of stagnant mediocrity.” – Hunter S. Thompson

“Buy the ticket. Take the ride.” – Hunter S. Thompson

“Crazy is a term of art. Insane is a term of law. Remember that and you will save yourself a lot of trouble.” – Hunter S. Thompson

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

“Freedom is something that dies unless it’s used.” – Hunter S. Thompson

“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

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“I am surprised and embarrassed to be a part of the first American generation to leave the country in far worse shape than it was when we first came into it.” – Hunter S. Thompson

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

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

“I have a theory that the truth is never told during the 9-to-5 hours.” – Hunter S. Thompson

“I learned a long time ago that reality was much weirder than anyone’s imagination.” – 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

“In a closed society where everybody’s guilty, the only crime is getting caught.” – Hunter S. Thompson

“Luck is a very thin wire between survival and disaster, and not many people can keep their balance on it.” – Hunter S. Thompson

“Paranoia is just another word for ignorance.” – Hunter S. Thompson

“Politics is the art of controlling your environment.” – Hunter S. Thompson

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

“The mind of America is seized by a fatal dry rot, and it’s only a question of time before all that the mind controls will run amuck in a frenzy of stupid, impotent fear.” – Hunter S. Thompson

“The only difference between the sane and the insane is that the sane have the power to lock up the insane.” – Hunter S. Thompson

“The real world is risky territory for people with generosity of spirit.” – Hunter S. Thompson

“Truth is weirder than any fiction I’ve seen.” – Hunter S. Thompson

“The world is still a weird place, despite my efforts to make clear and perfect sense of it.” – Hunter S. Thompson

“There is no such thing as paranoia. Your worst fears can come true at any moment.” – Hunter S. Thompson

“There is no fool like a careless gambler who starts taking victory for granted.” – Hunter S. Thompson

“When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.” – Hunter S. Thompson

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

What Are Your Favorite Hunter S. Thompson Quotes?

We hope you enjoyed the list of our favorite Hunter S. Thompson quotes. Did we miss any of your favorites? Let us know on social media!

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