“There is no art until it’s on paper, there is no art until it’s sold.” Hunter S. Thompson (from his interview on The Paris Review)

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Late Night with Conan O’Brien\Hunter S. Thompson, 1997-06-11

these are a few of my favorite things. 

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“If you’re going to be crazy, you have to get paid for it or else you’re going to be locked up.” Hunter S. Thompson, During an interview with Bankrate (2004)

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“Who the fuck do you think wrote the Book of Revelation? A bunch of stone-sober clerics?” Hunter S. Thompson in an interview with The Paris Review (via batcountryword)
“I’m sick and tired of old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in” George McGovern, in Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson (via geotienesfrio)
“I heard the music, and I wrote to it. Some people beat drums. Some people strum guitars. It’s all in the music you hear.” Hunter S. Thompson (via kate-ink)

Interview Excerpt


Matthew Hahn (Reporter for The Atlantic): Clinton had wanted to be JFK. That’s who he talked about in his campaigns.

Hunter S. Thompson: You tell Mr. Bill there’s a reason that Jack Kennedy was shot, and he hasn’t been. There’s a very good reason that Jack Kennedy was shot, and Clinton hasn’t been. 

MH: What’s that?

HST: There’s no reason to shoot Clinton. They didn’t hesitate when Kennedy seemed to be going against them. They shot him. And they shot Bobby. 

MH: They?

HST: They. If you are going to shoot the President of the United States, plan it and do it, you must be extremely well-connected and smart and organized. Anybody who can organize a three-position, triangulated shooting at the President of the United States is very good.

MH: Your theory on the JFK assassination is what?

HST: That it was carried out by the Mob but organized and effectuated by J. Edgar Hoover. 

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Hunter S. Thompson interviews Keith Richards (1993)

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  • John Glassie: "But speaking of rules, you've been arrested dozens of times in your life. Specific incidents aside, what's common to these run-ins? Where do you stand vis-à-vis the law?"
  • Hunter S. Thompson: "Goddammit. Yeah, I have. First, there's a huge difference between being arrested and being guilty. Second, see, the law changes and I don't. How I stand vis-à-vis the law at any given moment depends on the law. The law can change from state to state, from nation to nation, from city to city. I guess I have to go by a higher law. How's that? Yeah, I consider myself a road man for the lords of karma."


Johnny Depp Interview about Hunter S. Thompson.

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“Now we are being herded into the Nineties, which looks like it us going to be a true generation of swine, a decade run by cops with no humour, with dead heroes, and diminished expectations, a decade that will go down in history as The Gray Area. At the end of the decade, no one will be sure of anything except that you must obey the rules, sex will kill you, politicians lie, rain is poison, and the world is run by whores. These are terrible things to know in your life, even if you’re rich.” Hunter S. Thompson, Conversations with Hunter S. Thompson (via notmiceelf)

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“I would write about what I had for breakfast, and how it tasted, and what I had for lunch, and how it tasted. They paid by the word. The more I wrote, the more money I made.” Hunter S. Thompson, Interview with New Times, 1976 (via briankeene)
“I wasn’t really sure what I was supposed to be doing, except taking care of Hunter. I hadn’t really thought much about a career. I had wanted to do something in international relations, maybe work at the UN. I also thought about being a photographer—I thought that would go well with Hunter’s writing—but my father wouldn’t put me through photography school after he put me through college. So I sunbathed a lot. I swam. I washed clothes. I fed him. I gave him feedback on The Rum Diary. I took care of him and made love.” Sandy Thompson on Hunter S. Thompson, Gonzo (via shygirlisshy)
“I realized I was on to something: maybe we can have some fun with this journalism.” Hunter S. Thompson in The Paris Review.  (via atavist)

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Hunter S. Thompson is interviewed after the 9/11 attacks.


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