70+ Best Hunter S Thompson Quotes on Life, Criticism, Truth, Reality

From the time of 1966 to the end of his life Hunter S Thompson wrote a number of books. The best books of Hunter S Thompson include , Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Hell’s Angels: The Strange and Terrible Saga of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs and The Rum Diary.
He had a gift of writing and started writing from a very young age and very after completion of his high school he began his career in journalism while serving in the Air Force of the United States. During his military service tenure he traveled the country to cover a number of topics for numerous magazines and developed an unique, highly personal style of divulge that would become known as “Gonzo journalism.”
He deployed this style in the 1972 book Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas which is one of the best known works of his, which was an instant and lasting success. After the instant and lasting success his life became a hard-driving lifestyle—which included the steady use of illicit drugs and an ongoing love affair with firearms—and his relentlessly anti authoritarian work made him a perpetual counterculture icon. However, his fondness for substances also contributed to several bouts of poor health.
From his writing many writers and philosophers got inspired as they found Hunter S Thompson Quotes from it. Here we bring you the Best Hunter S Thompson Quotes, read it and get inspiration to write a phenomenal piece of work.

Best Hunter S Thompson Quotes

“I was not proud of what I had learned, but I never doubted that it was worth knowing.”

“I was not proud of what I had learned, but I never doubted that it was worth knowing.”

“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.”

“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.”

“Too weird to live, too rare to die!”

“Too weird to live, too rare to die!”

“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.”

“It never got weird enough for me.”

“It never got weird enough for me.”

“When the going gets weird, the weird turn professional.”

“When the going gets weird, the weird turn professional.”

“Some may never live, but the crazy never die.”

“Some may never live, but the crazy never die.”

“Sex without love is as hollow and ridiculous as love without sex.”

“Sex without love is as hollow and ridiculous as love without sex.”

“Anything that gets your blood racing is probably worth doing.”

"Anything that gets your blood racing is probably worth doing."

“Good people drink good beer.”

"Good people drink good beer."

“Some may never live, but the crazy never die.”

"Some may never live, but the crazy never die."

“Don’t judge your taco by its price.”

"Don't judge your taco by its price."

“Buy the ticket, take the ride.”

"Buy the ticket, take the ride."

“You won’t find reasonable men on the tops of tall mountains.”

"You won't find reasonable men on the tops of tall mountains."

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

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

“Freedom is something that dies unless it’s used.”

"Freedom is something that dies unless it's used."

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

 

“Sleep late, have fun, get wild, drink whiskey and drive fast on empty streets with nothing in mind but falling in love and not getting arrested.”

 

“Never turn your back on fear. It should always be in front of you, like a thing that might have to be killed.”

 

“You can’t hoard fun. It has no shelf life.”

 

“This is the fast lane, folks…and some of us like it here.”

 

“Too weird to live, too rare to die!”

 

“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.”

 

“I was not proud of what I had learned, but I never doubted that it was worth knowing.”

 

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

 

“If you’re going to be crazy, you have to get paid for it or else you’re going to be locked up.”

 

“Let us toast to animal pleasures, to escapism, to rain on the roof and instant coffee, to unemployment insurance and library cards, to absinthe and good-hearted landlords, to music and warm bodies and contraceptives… and to the “good life”, whatever it is and wherever it happens to be.” 

 

“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.”

 

“No sympathy for the devil; keep that in mind. Buy the ticket, take the ride…and if it occasionally gets a little heavier than what you had in mind, well…maybe chalk it up to forced consciousness expansion: Tune in, freak out, get beaten.” 

 

“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?”

 

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

 

“A man who procrastinates in his choosing will inevitably have his choice made for him by circumstance.”

 

“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.”

 

“Faster, faster, faster, until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death.”

 

“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.”

 

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

 

“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.”

 

“Weird behavior is natural in smart children, like curiosity is to a kitten.”

 

“I was not proud of what I had learned but I never doubted that it was worth knowing.” 

 

“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.”

 

“You can’t miss what you never had.”

 

“Some may never live, but the crazy never die.”

 

“Anything that gets your blood racing is probably worth doing.” 

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