114 quotes found by Hunter S. Thompson

Hunter S. Thompson
Life has become immeasurably better since I have been forced to stop taking it seriously.
life  # 2992
Hunter S. Thompson
Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!
life  # 1224
Hunter S. Thompson
A man who procrastinates in his choosing will inevitably have his choice made for him by circumstance.
notag  # 1700
Hunter S. Thompson
I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me.
notag  # 1892
Hunter S. Thompson
We are all alone, born alone, die alone, and -- in spite of True Romance magazines -- we shall all someday look back on our lives and see that, in spite of our company, we were alone the whole way. I do not say lonely -- at least, not all the time -- but essentially, and finally, alone. This is what makes your self-respect so important, and I don't see how you can respect yourself if you must look in the hearts and minds of others for your happiness.
notag  # 2313
Hunter S. Thompson
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?
happiness  risk  gonzo  # 2633
Hunter S. Thompson
Sex without love is as hollow and ridiculous as love without sex.
sex  # 2954
Hunter S. Thompson
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.
society  crime  Getting  # 404455
Hunter S. Thompson
I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me.
alcohol  insanity  hate  # 404456
Hunter S. Thompson
March is a month without mercy for rabid basketball fans. There is no such thing as a 'gentleman gambler' when the Big Dance rolls around. All sheep will be fleeced, all fools will be punished severely... There are no Rules when the deal goes down in the final weeks of March. Even your good friends will turn into monsters.
good  friends  Goes  # 404457
Hunter S. Thompson
Marathon running, like golf, is a game for players, not winners. That is why Callaway sells golf clubs and Nike sells running shoes. But running is unique in that the world's best racers are on the same course, at the same time, as amateurs, who have as much chance of winning as your average weekend warrior would scoring a touchdown in the NFL.
time  best  Game  # 404458
Hunter S. Thompson
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.
Edge  Honest  Gone  # 404459
Hunter S. Thompson
#39;Crazy' is a term of art; 'Insane' is a term of law. Remember that, and you will save yourself a lot of trouble.
art  crazy  remember  # 404460
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.
Far  Concerned  Generally  # 404461
Hunter S. Thompson
Luck is a very thin wire between survival and disaster, and not many people can keep their balance on it.
Balance  luck  survival  # 404462
Hunter S. Thompson
There are many harsh lessons to be learned from the gambling experience, but the harshest one of all is the difference between having Fun and being Smart.
experience  fun  smart  # 404463