23 Of The Greatest Pieces Of Wisdom From Hunter S Thompson

One of our favourite literary rebels, Hunter S. Thompson, has shared some rather brilliant pieces of wisdom with the rest of the world.


Whether these enlightening words of inspiration and truth came from life experience, or the assistance of certain chemicals, one thing is for certain- they will speak to your soul.


“These things happen. One day you run everything, and the next day you run like a dog.”


“Sex without love is as hollow and ridiculous as love without sex.”


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


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



“Freedom is something that dies unless it’s used.”


“You won’t find reasonable men on the tops of tall mountains.”


“Anything that gets your blood racing is probably worth doing.”


“If you can’t make yourself understood by your friends, you’ll be in trouble when your enemies come for you.”

“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.”

“He that is taught only by himself has a fool for a master.”

“For every moment of triumph, for every instance of beauty, many souls must be trampled.”

“Walk tall, kick ass, learn to speak Arabic, love music and never forget you come from a long line of truth seekers, lovers and warriors.”

“Journalism, to me, is just another drug – a free ride to scenes I’d probably miss if I stayed straight.”

“The TV business is a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free and good men die like dogs. There is also a negative side.”

“Most people who deal in words don’t have much faith in them and I am no exception.”

“Absolute truth is a very rare and dangerous commodity in the context of professional journalism.”

“The best fiction is far more true than any kind of journalism.”

“Las Vegas is the savage heart of the American Dream.”

“Weird heroes and mould-breaking champions exist as living proof to those who need it that the tyranny of ‘the rat race’ is not yet final.”

“The truth, when you finally chase it down is almost always far worse than your darkest visions and fears”

The Edge… there is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over.”

“In a closed society where everybody’s guilty, the only crime is getting caught. In a world of thieves, the only final sin is stupidity.”

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

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By Raven Fon