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All Quotes by author - Hunter S. Thompson
" All gamblers lose regularly, but they rarely discuss it in public. Losing is bad for the image, dude. Nobody buys Hot Tips from Losers. Remember that. "
" All the blood is drained out of democracy - it dies - when only half the population votes. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" As long as I'm learning something, I figure I'm OK - it's a decent day. "
" A word to the wise is infuriating. "
" Buy the ticket, take the ride. "
" By any accepted standard, I have had more than nine lives. I counted them up once, and there were 13 times I almost and maybe should have died. "
" By disgracing and degrading the presidency of the United States, by fleeing the White House like a diseased cur, Richard Nixon broke the heart of the American Dream. "
" 'Crazy' is a term of art; 'Insane' is a term of law. Remember that, and you will save yourself a lot of trouble. "
" Democracy as a system has evolved into something that Thomas Jefferson didn't anticipate. "
" Duke is an ugly word in Kentucky. Nothing in the world compares to the joy of beating those hateful swine from Duke. "
" 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. "
" Fiction is based on reality unless you're a fairytale artist. "
" Football fans share a universal language that cuts across many cultures and many personality types. A serious football fan is never alone. We are legion, and football is often the only thing we have in common. "
" For every moment of triumph, for every instance of beauty, many souls must be trampled. "
" Freedom is something that dies unless it's used. "
" Gambling can turn into a dangerous two-way street when you least expect it. Weird things happen suddenly, and your life can go all to pieces. "
" Going to trial with a lawyer who considers your whole life-style a Crime in Progress is not a happy prospect. "
" 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. "
" I am a generous man, by nature, and far more trusting than I should be. Indeed. The real world is risky territory for people with generosity of spirit. Beware. "
" I am an Addictive Personality, they say, a natural slave to passion - and many Doctors have warned me against it. I am a High-risk Patient. "
" I am a professional sportswriter, among other things, and I take the games seriously. It is only one of my many powerful addictions, and I don't mind admitting any of them. "
" I am more than just a serious basketball fan. I am a life-long addict. I was addicted from birth, in fact, because I was born in Kentucky and I learned, early on, that Habitual Domination was a natural way of life. "
" I am not a yachting person, by nature, but I have just enough experience on the sea under sail to feel a certain nostalgia for it when I see a big white racing yacht heeled over at cruising speed on the ocean, and I can still tie a mean bowline knot on just about anything in less than 10 seconds. "
" 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. "
" I believe the Republicans have never thought that democracy was anything but a tribal myth. "
" I can't think in terms of journalism without thinking in terms of political ends. Unless there's been a reaction, there's been no journalism. It's cause and effect. "
" I don't think that my kind of journalism has ever been universally popular. It's lonely out here. "
" If I'd written all the truth I knew for the past ten years, about 600 people - including me - would be rotting in prison cells from Rio to Seattle today. Absolute truth is a very rare and dangerous commodity in the context of professional journalism. "
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