Quotes by Hunter S. Thompson

"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!"

"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."

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

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

"So we shall let the reader answer this question for himself: who is the happier man, he who has braved the storm of life and lived or he who has stayed securely on shore and merely existed?"

Books by Hunter S. Thompson

  • The Rum Diary
  • 54,895 ratings
  • November 1999 by Scribner / Simon & Schuster

    (first published 1998)

  • Hell's Angels
  • 43,887 ratings
  • April 6th 2000 by Robert Laffont

    (first published February 17th 1966)

  • Gonzo: The Art
  • 6,185 ratings
  • October 15th 1998 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Hunter S. Thompson
  • Hunter S. Thompson

  • Date of birth: July 18, 1937
  • Died: February 20, 2005
  • Born: in Louisville, Kentucky, The United States.

  • Description: Hunter Stockton Thompson was an American journalist and author, famous for his book Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. He is credited as the creator of Gonzo journalism, a style of reporting where reporters involve themselves in the action to such a degree that they become the central figures of their stories. He is also known for his promotion and use of psychedelics and other mind-altering substances (and to a lesser extent, alcohol and firearms), his libertarian views, and his iconoclastic contempt for authority. He committed suicide in 2005.