"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)
"The only ones left with any confidence at all are the New Dumb. It is the beginning of the end of our world as we knew it. Doom is the operative ethic."
"I’d go mad if I had to live in the midst of all the weird shit I write about."
Hunter S. Thompson. Woody Creek, January 1990 (via darling-nicky)
"Every GOP administration since 1952 has let the Military-Industrial Complex loot the Treasury and plunge the nation into debt on the excuse of a wartime economic emergency. Richard Nixon comes quickly to mind, along with Ronald Reagan and his ridiculous ‘trickle-down theory of U.S. Economic policy. If the Rich get Richer, the theory hoes, before long their pots will overflow and somehow ‘trickle down’ to the poor, who would rather eat scraps off the Bush family plates than eat nothing at all. Republicans have never approved of democracy, and they never will. It goes back to pre-industrial America, when only white male property owners could vote."
Hunter S. Thompson
Rolling Stone, 2004
"In a caged society, a man’s liberty is the meat of his master’s power. But even in a world of jailers, no truth can trap an honest liar."
Hunter S. Thompson (via iloveyousuicidefenix)
Hunter S. Thompson with Johnny Depp
Favorite hollywood couple.
"Fiction is based on reality unless you’re a fairy-tale artist, you have to get your knowledge of life from somewhere. You have to know the material you’re writing about before you alter it."
Hunter S. Thompson (via kaylamaaytah)
Good advice.(via catbountry)
"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)