"Hallucinations are bad enough. But after awhile you learn to cope with things like seeing your dead grandmother crawling up your leg with a knife in her teeth. Most acid fanciers can handle this sort of thing. But nobody can handle that other trip-the possibility that any freak with $1.98 can walk into the Circus-Circus and suddenly appear in the sky over downtown Las Vegas twelve times the size of God, howling anything that comes into his head. No, this is not a good town for psychedelic drugs."
Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas (via mathofbirds)
"Panic. It crept up my spine like first rising vibes of an acid frenzy. All these horrible realities began to dawn on me. There I was. Alone in Las Vegas, completely twisted on drugs, no cash, no story for the magazine, and on top of everything else, a gigantic god damned hotel bill to deal with. How would Horatio Alger handle this situation?"
Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (via stillseaconspires)
“The phrase “Fear and Loathing in New Vegas” comes to my mind a lot. I wish they could have included a quest under that title, or at least a short-shorts/Hawaiian shirt outfit”
Good mescaline comes on slow. The first hour is all waiting, then about halfway through the second hour you start cursing the creep who burned you, because nothing is happening… and then ZANG! Fiendish intensity, strange glow and vibrations… a very heavy gig in a place like the Circus-Circus.
“I hate to say this,” said my attorney as we sat down at the Merry-Go-Round Bar on the second balcony, “but this place is getting to me. I think I’m getting the Fear.”
"There was madness in any direction, at any hour. You could strike sparks anywhere. There was a fantastic universal sense that whatever we were doing was right, that we were winning. And that, I think, was the handle - that sense of inevitable victory over the forces of old and evil. Not in any mean or military sense; we didn’t need that. Our energy would simply prevail. We had all the momentum; we were riding the crest of a high and beautiful wave. So now…with the right kind of eyes you can almost see the high-water mark - that place where the wave finally broke and rolled back."
Raoul Duke, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, by Hunter S. Thompson (via davidtheyounger)
“You better take care of me, Lord. If you don’t you’re gonna have me on your hands.”
"I’m damn near intolerably handsome down here where I am. You’d go crazy if I stood up."
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Hunter S. Thompson (via redhotchilipepperssuck)