"freedom is something that dies unless it’s used."
hunter s. thompson (via 365-daysofstephanie)
"This is what the bastards never understood—that the “Movement” was essentially an expression of deep faith in the American Dream: that the people they were “fighting” were not the cruel and cynical beasts they seemed to be, and that in fact they were just a bunch of men like everybody’s crusty middle-class fathers who only who only needed to be shaken a bit, jolted out of their bad habits and away from their lazy, short term, profit-oriented life stances… and that once that they understood, they would surely do the right thing."
Hunter S. Thompson on The American Dream—From Kingdom of Fear (via fearandloathingus)
"- You’re missing something or someone?
- Yeah, that’s about right.
- Longing is written all over you.
- Is it a woman?
- I don’t know.
- For what or who, then?
- I’ve always longed for the thing I cannot name.
- Oh yes! The famous thing you cannot name!
- That’s it. I’m always looking.
- Well, your name is Hunter.
- I’ve never found it. I don’t know what it is. I don’t know what to call it. But I long for it. And I always want it."
Hunter Thompson interview (via symptomofthe-universe)
"Like most others, I was a seeker, a mover, a malcontent, and at times a stupid hell-raiser. I was never idle long enough to do much thinking, but I felt somehow that some of us were making real progress, that we had taken an honest road, and that the best of us would inevitably make it over the top. At the same time, I shared a dark suspicion that the life we were leading was a lost cause, that we were all actors, kidding ourselves along on a senseless odyssey. It was the tension between these two poles - a restless idealism on one hand and a sense of impending doom on the other - that kept me going."
Hunter S. Thompson (via likelovingthisway)
“My concept of death for a long time was to come down that mountain road at 120 and just keep going straight right there, burst out through the barrier and hang out above all that…and there I’d be, sitting in the front seat, stark naked, with a case of whiskey next to me and a case of dynamite in the trunk…honking the horn, and the lights on, and just sit there in space for an instant, a human bomb, and fall down into that mess of steel mills. It’d be a tremendous goddamn explosion. No pain. No one would get hurt. I’m pretty sure, unless they’ve changed the highway, that launching place is still there. As soon as I get home, I ought to take the drive just to check it out.”
- Hunter S. Thompson, St. Petersburg Times (February 22, 2005)
"Sleep late, have fun, get wild, drink whiskey and drive fast on empty streets with nothing in mind except falling in love and not getting arrested."
Hunter S. Thompson (via curlspearlsandacamera)