American journalist and author
Hunter S. Thompson Rank
Hunter S. Thompson Rank
About Hunter S. Thompson
Hunter S. Thompson was an American journalist and author.
"Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream", "Hell's Angels: The Strange and Terrible Saga of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs", "The Kentucky Derby Is Decadent and Depraved".
The word "gonzo", a then style of journalism, was first used in 1970 to describe his work.
His Personal Life
When he died, his ashes were fired out of a cannon in a ceremony funded by Johnny Depp, his best friend.
He became known for his hatred of Richard Nixon. He has stated about him: "that dark, venal, and incurably violent side of the American character".
Famous quotes by Hunter S. Thompson
America... just a nation of two hundred million used car salesmen with all the money we need to buy guns and no qualms about killing anybody else in the world who tries to make us uncomfortable.Hunter S. Thompson
For every moment of triumph, for every instance of beauty, many souls must be trampled.Hunter S. Thompson
I have a theory that the truth is never told during the nine-to-five hours.Hunter S. Thompson
If I'd written all the truth I knew for the past ten years, about 600 people - including me - would be rotting in prison cells from Rio to Seattle today. Absolute truth is a very rare and dangerous commodity in the context of professional journalism.Hunter S. Thompson
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.Hunter S. Thompson
It was the Law of the Sea, they said. Civilization ends at the waterline. Beyond that, we all enter the food chain, and not always right at the top.Hunter S. Thompson
No man is so foolish but he may sometimes give another good counsel, and no man so wise that he may not easily err if he takes no other counsel than his own. He that is taught only by himself has a fool for a master.Hunter S. Thompson
Of all the men that have run for president in the twentieth century, only George McGovern truly understood what a monument America could be to the human race.Hunter S. Thompson
Politics is the art of controlling your environment.Hunter S. Thompson
The person who doesn't scatter the morning dew will not comb gray hairs.Hunter S. Thompson
The trouble with Nixon is that he's a serious politics junkie. He's totally hooked and like any other junkie, he's a bummer to have around, especially as President.Hunter S. Thompson
The TV business is uglier than most things. It is normally perceived as some kind of cruel and shallow money trench through the heart of the journalism industry, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free and good men die like dogs, for no good reason.Hunter S. Thompson
When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.Hunter S. Thompson
Hunter S. Thompson's Popularity
Hunter S. Thompson was a famous American journalist and author, who was born on July 18, 1937. As a person born on this date, Hunter S. Thompson is listed in our database as the 7th most popular celebrity for the day (July 18) and the 9th most popular for the year (1937).
People born on July 18 fall under the Zodiac sign of Cancer, the Crab. Hunter S. Thompson is the 99th most popular Cancer.
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