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Four Color Politics

Mainly the Quotes of the Morning, with occasional Other Crap.

Monday, February 21, 2005

Quotes of the Morning: Fear and Loathing on a Monday

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

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

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

“The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side.”
-Hunter S. Thompson

“It was the Law of the Sea, they said. Civilization ends at the waterline. Beyond that, we all enter the food chain, and not always right at the top.”
-Hunter S. Thompson

“No man is so foolish but he may sometimes give another good counsel, and no man so wise that he may not easily err if he takes no other counsel than his own. He that is taught only by himself has a fool for a master.”
-Hunter S. Thompson

“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.”
-Hunter S. Thompson

“Going to trial with a lawyer who considers your whole life-style a Crime in Progress is not a happy prospect.”
-Hunter S. Thompson

“Every now and then when your life gets complicated and the weasels start closing in, the only cure is to load up on heinous chemicals and then drive like a bastard from Hollywood to Las Vegas ... with the music at top volume and at least a pint of ether.”
-Hunter S. Thompson

“Cover a war in a place where you can't drink beer or talk to a woman? Hell no!"
-Hunter S. Thompson

“In a nation ruled by swine, all pigs are upward mobile.”
-Hunter S. Thompson

“A cap of good acid costs five dollars and for that you can hear the Universal Symphony with God singing solo and the Holy Ghost on drums.”
-Hunter S. Thompson

“If there is, in fact, a Heaven and a Hell, all we know for sure is that Hell will be a viciously overcrowded version of Phoenix...”
-Hunter S. Thompson

“Hunter S. Thompson, the hard-living writer who inserted himself into his accounts of America’s underbelly and popularized a first-person form of journalism in books such as ‘Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas,’ has committed suicide.”
-MSNBC, February 21, 2005

“Rest in Peace Dr. Thompson”
-Skippy

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