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America
Engrave this Quote The polls...indicate that Nixon will get a comfortable majority of the youth vote. And that he might carry all fifty states....This may be the year when we finally come face to face with ourselves -- that we really are just a nation of...used car salesmen with all the money we need to buy guns, and no qualms at all about killing anyone else in the world who tries to make us uncomfortable.
written on the eve of the 1972 election
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-Hunter S. Thompson, from Fear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail, reprinted in The Great Shark Hunt
Engrave this Quote Old elephants limp off to the hills to die; old Americans go out to the highway and drive themselves to death with huge cars.
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Engrave this Quote America is 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.
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Attitude
Engrave this Quote It started when I left Vegas that first time, skipping the hotel bill, driving off in that red convertible all alone, drunk and crazy, back to L.A. That's exactly what I felt. Fear and loathing.
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-Hunter S. Thompson, Songs Of The Doomed - More Notes On The Death Of The American Dream (page 142)
Authors & Writing
Engrave this Quote Work was impossible. The geeks had broken my spirit. They had done too many things wrong. It was never like this for Mencken. He lived like a Prussian gambler -- sweating worse than Bryant on some nights and drunker than Judas on others. It was all a dehumanized nightmare...and these raddled cretins have the gall to complain about my deadlines.
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-Hunter S. Thompson, Bad Nerves in Fat City
Engrave this Quote I am a writer, a professional journalist with serious credentials in Crime, Craziness, and Politics. I have mingled with dangerous criminals and attended many trials . . . from Hell's Angels, Black Panthers and Chicano street fighters to Roxanne Pulitzer and even Richard Nixon, back in the good old days before he was run out of the White House for fraud, perjury, graft, and criminal negligence.
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-Hunter S. Thompson, Songs Of The Doomed - More Notes On The Death Of The American Dream (page 296)
Engrave this Quote One of the few ways I can almost be certain I'll understand something is by sitting down and writing about it. Because by forcing yourself to write about it and putting it down in words, you can't avoid having to come to grips with it. You might be wrong, but you have to think about it very intensely to write about it. So I use writing as a learning tool.
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-Hunter S. Thompson, Songs Of The Doomed - More Notes On The Death Of The American Dream (page 109)
Engrave this Quote National Observer became my road gig out of San Francisco. I was too much for them. I would wander in on off hours drunk and obviously on drugs, asking for my messages. Essentially, they were working for me. They liked me, ,but I was the Bull in the China Shop --- The more I wrote about politics the more they realized who they had on their hands. they knew I wouldn't change and neither would they.
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-Hunter S. Thompson, Songs Of The Doomed - More Notes On The Death Of The American Dream (page 106)
Engrave this Quote Gonzo journalism is a style of reporting based on William Faulkner's idea that the best fiction is far more true than any kind of journalism...
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-Hunter S. Thompson, The Great Shark Hunt Jacket Copy for Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, 1979
Engrave this Quote “ ‘As things stand now, I am going to be a writer. I’m not sure that I’m going to be a good one or even a self-supporting one, but until the dark thumb of fate presses me to the dust and says ‘you are nothing,’ I will be a writer.’”
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Books
Engrave this Quote Publishers are notoriously slothful about numbers, unless they're attached to dollar signs -- unlike journalists, quarterbacks, and felony criminal defendants who tend to be keenly aware of numbers at all times.
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Boxing
Engrave this Quote That was always the difference between Muhammad Ali and the rest of us. He came, he saw, and if he didn't entirely conquer -- he came as close as anybody we are likely to see in the lifetime of this doomed generation.
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Drugs
Engrave this Quote I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me.
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Fate & Destiny
Engrave this Quote I have thought this way several times in my life but only when circumstances have led me to a bad pass. No man who has chosen well and wisely will ever credit it to fate; the only real fatalist is a man on his way down the pipe. There is no solace in fatalism.
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-Hunter S. Thompson, Songs Of The Doomed - More Notes On The Death Of The American Dream (page 93)
Fear
Engrave this Quote Never turn your back on fear. It should always be in front of you, like a thing that might have to be killed.
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Football
Engrave this Quote There is a progression of understanding vis-?-vis pro football that varies drastically with the factor of distance -- physical, emotional, intellectual and every other way. Which is exactly the way it should be, in the eyes of the amazingly small number of people who own and control the game, because it is this finely managed distance factor that accounts for the high-profit mystique that blew the sacred institution of baseball off its national pastime pedestal in less than fifteen years.
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Gambling (Gaming)
Engrave this Quote But I am in the gambling business, for good or ill; it is the business I have chosen, and the only governing rule that we all recognize is: always sit close to an exit and never trust a man who doesn't sweat.
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-Hunter S. Thompson, Songs Of The Doomed - More Notes On The Death Of The American Dream (page 245)
Golf
Engrave this Quote The Ping Eye 2 Beryllium One iron is my favorite club. All golfers fear and hate the One. It has no angle, no pitch, no loft . . . It is straight up and down, like a putter, and the chances of a normal person getting a ball up in the air with it are usually about 1,000 to 1 against . . . The one iron is a confidence crusher, a Fear Trip, with almost certain guarantee of Shame, Failure, Dumbness, and Humiliation if you ever use it in public. Few PGA pros ever touch the One, and most amateurs won't even carry it in their bags. The One is so ugly, they will tell you, so evil an wrong by nature that its mere presence in the bag poisons all the other clubs.
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-Hunter S. Thompson, Songs Of The Doomed - More Notes On The Death Of The American Dream (page 299)
History
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-Hunter S. Thompson, Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas
Journalism
Engrave this Quote Ten years before --- even five --- I had been the same way. I wanted it all and I wanted it fast and no obstacle was big enough to put me off. Since then I have learned that some things were bigger than they looked from a distance, and now I was not so sure anymore just what I was going to get or even what I deserved.
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-Hunter S. Thompson, Songs Of The Doomed - More Notes On The Death Of The American Dream (page 76)
Engrave this Quote But then just days after it came out, I began to get calls and letters from all over the country saying what a fantastic breakthrough format in journalism. I thought, Jesus Christ . . . I guess I shouldn't say anything. In a way it was an almost accidental breakthrough --- a whole new style of journalism which now passes for whatever Gonzo is . . . accidental and desperation.
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-Hunter S. Thompson, Songs Of The Doomed - More Notes On The Death Of The American Dream (page 137)
Engrave this Quote 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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Law
Engrave this Quote Going to trial with a lawyer who considers your whole life-style a Crime in Progress is not a happy prospect.
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Myths, Mythology
Engrave this Quote Myths and legends die hard in America. We love them for the extra dimension they provide, the illusion of near-infinite possibility to erase the narrow confines of most men's reality. Weird heroes and mould-breaking champions exist as living proof to those who need it that the tyranny of the rat race is not yet final.
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Politics
Engrave this Quote Revenge is one of the few things in politics that never gets lost in the mail or written off for a dime on the dollar like losers' campaign debts or pledges to help the Poor.
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-Hunter S. Thompson, Songs Of The Doomed - More Notes On The Death Of The American Dream (page 268)

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