December232012
“Although I don’t feel that it’s at all necessary to tell you how I feel about the principle of individuality, I know that I’m going to have to spend the rest of my life expressing it one way or another, and I think that I’ll accomplish more by expressing it on the keys of a typewriter than by letting it express itself in sudden outbursts of frustrated violence…” Hunter S. Thompson, In an October 1957 letter to a friend who had recommended he read Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead
December72012
herlifeunedited:

“Okay you lazy bitch, I’m getting tired of this waterhead fuckaround that you’re doing with The Rum Diary.”

herlifeunedited:

“Okay you lazy bitch, I’m getting tired of this waterhead fuckaround that you’re doing with The Rum Diary.”

(Source: imharperfinch)

November232012
“Platitudes are safe, because they’re easy to wink at, but truth is something else again.” Letter to William J. Kennedy (29 October 1959), The Proud Highway : The Fear and Loathing Letters Volume I (1997)
November222012
A note to his grandson Will.

A note to his grandson Will.

(Source: goingonzo)

August32012
“I think you and I are fighting a losing battle, here, but then so is everybody else in his lunatic world, and if you were on my side it might take the pain out of losing.” Hunter S Thompson’s closing sentence in a letter to Ann Frick 
July302012
bpgonzo:

“I am trying to get out of here
on the jungle train, but the
hotel won’t take my check so
I can’t leave. I just sit in the
room and ring the bell for
more beer. Life has improved
immeasurably since I have
been forced to stop taking
it seriously.”
-Hunter S. Thompson, from “The Proud Highway”, letter from La Paz, Bolivia, August 18, 1962

bpgonzo:

“I am trying to get out of here

on the jungle train, but the

hotel won’t take my check so

I can’t leave. I just sit in the

room and ring the bell for

more beer. Life has improved

immeasurably since I have

been forced to stop taking

it seriously.”

-Hunter S. Thompson, from “The Proud Highway”, letter from La Paz, Bolivia, August 18, 1962

(Source: i-am-lono)

July172012
March312012
March232012

An Open Letter to the Youth of Our Nation

“Young people of America, awake from your slumber of indolence and hark-en the call of the future! Do you realise you are rapidly becoming a doomed generation? Do you realise that the fate of the world and of generations to come rests on your shoulders? Do you realise that at any time you may be called on to protect your country and the freedom of the world from the creeping scourge of communism? How can you possibly laugh in the face of the disasters which face us all from all sides? Oh ignorant youth, the world is not a joyous place. The time has come for you to dispense with the frivolous pleasures of childhood and get down to honest toil until you are sixty-five. Then and only then can you relax and collect your social security and live happily until the time of your death. Also your insolent attitude disturbs me greatly. You have the nerve to say that you have never known what it is like to live in a secure and peaceful world; you say that the present generation has balled things up to the extent that we now face a war so terrible that the very thought of it makes hardened veterans shudder; you say it is our fault that World War ll was fought in vein; you say that it is impossible to lay plans for the future until you are sure you have a future. I say Nonsense! None of these things matter. If you expect a future you must carve it out in the face of these things. You also say that you must wait until after you have served your time with the service to settle down. Ridiculous! It is a man’s duty to pull up stakes and serve his country at any time, then settle down again. I say there is no excuse for a feeling of insecurity on your part;there is no excuse for juvenile delinquency; there is no excuse for your attitude except that you are rotten and lazy! I was never like that! I worked hard; I saved; I didn’t run around and stay out late at night; I carved out my own future through hard work and virtuous living, and look at me now: a respectful and successful man. I warn you, if you don’t start now it will be too late, and the blame for the end of the world will be laid at your feet. Heed my warning, oh depraved and profligate youth; I say awake, awake, awake! Fearfully and disgustedly yours, John J. Righteous-Hypocrite.”

Hunter S. Thompson (via slut-fury)

(via sissy-princedeleting-deactivate)

March132012
“We disagree so violently on almost everything that it’s a real pleasure to drink with him. If nothing else, he’s absolutely honest in his lunacy — and I’ve found, during my admittedly limited experience in political reporting, that power and honesty very rarely coincide.” Hunter S. Thompson, about Pat Buchanan in a letter to Garry Wills (17 October 1973); published in Fear and Loathing in America (2000)
March12012
February242012
February72012
"But fie on these unanswered queries and fie on those who pose them.  There are stories to be written, drinks to be drunk, women to be  ravished, and … alas, money to be made. We shall ride the bouncing ball and fight gamely to avoid being on the bottom when it bounces… that is all ye know and all ye need to know. Amen."- Letter to Lieutenant Colonel Frank Campbell (6 January 1958) from The Proud Highway

"But fie on these unanswered queries and fie on those who pose them. There are stories to be written, drinks to be drunk, women to be ravished, and … alas, money to be made. We shall ride the bouncing ball and fight gamely to avoid being on the bottom when it bounces… that is all ye know and all ye need to know. Amen."
- Letter to Lieutenant Colonel Frank Campbell (6 January 1958) from The Proud Highway

February62012
"Once I establish credit, I may be able to function. A man needs credit. Especially when he has no money." - Hunter S. Thompson, Letter to Dwight Martin (21 February 1964) from The Proud Highway (via msface)

"Once I establish credit, I may be able to function. A man needs credit. Especially when he has no money." - Hunter S. Thompson, Letter to Dwight Martin (21 February 1964) from The Proud Highway (via msface)

(via msface-deactivated20130718)

January242012
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