20 Best Hunter S. Thompson Quotes

20 Best Hunter S. Thompson Quotes

All the most inspirational and fun quotes from the ultimate counter culture iconoclast, Hunter S. Thompson, the infamous American author, gonzo journalist, and enthusiast.

"Anything that gets your blood racing is probably worth doing."

"Good people drink good beer."

"Some may never live, but the crazy never die."

"Don't judge your taco by its price."

"Buy the ticket, take the ride."

"You won't find reasonable men on the tops of tall mountains."

"I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me."

"Freedom is something that dies unless it's used."

"I have a theory that the truth is never told during the nine-to-five hours."

"Sleep late, have fun, get wild, drink whiskey and drive fast on empty streets with nothing in mind but falling in love and not getting arrested."

"Anything worth doing, is worth doing right."

"You can't hoard fun. It has no shelf life."

"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."

"Never turn your back on fear. It should always be in front of you, like a thing that might have to be killed."

"A man who procrastinates in his choosing will inevitably have his choice made for him by circumstance."

"Life has become immeasurably better since I have been forced to stop taking it seriously."

"Let us toast to animal pleasures, to escapism, to rain on the roof and instant coffee, to unemployment insurance and library cards, to absinthe and good-hearted landlords, to music and warm bodies and contraceptives... and to the 'good life', whatever it is and wherever it happens to be."

"Too weird to live, too rare to die!"

"This is the fast lane, folks... and some of us like it here."

"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!"