Hunter Thompson on Jail

And I realized at that point that, even though I was absolutely right, if I persisted with my righteous complaint, I would probably wind up in jail.

~ Hunter Thompson / Kingdom of Fear

Hunter Thompson on Writing

“One of the few ways I can almost be certain I’ll understand something is by sitting down and writing about it. Because by forcing yourself to write about it and putting it down in words, you can’t avoid having your say on the subject.”

~ Hunter Thompson

Hunter Thompson on Punishment

“You will be flogged for being right and flogged for being wrong, and it hurts both ways–but it doesn’t hurt as much when you’re right.”

~ Hunter Thompson

Hunter Thompson on Fear

“Fear is a healthy instinct, not a sign of weakness. It’s a natural self-defense mechanism common to felines, wolves, hyenas, & most humans.”

~ Hunter Thompson

Hunter Thompson on Fate

“No man who has chosen well and wisely will ever credit it to fate; the only real fatalist is a man on his way down the pipe.”

~ Hunter Thompson

Hunter Thompson on Grudges

“I’ve never been one to get ugly about past blunders, or to hold grudges any longer than absolutely necessary.”

~ Hunter Thompson

Hunter Thompson on Choices

“Whether to float with the tide, or to swim for a goal. It is a choice we must all make consciously or unconsciously at one time in our lives.”

~ Hunter Thompson

Hunter Thompson on Adventure

“Who is the happier man, he who has braved the storm of life and lived or he who has stayed securely on shore and merely existed?”

~ Hunter Thompson

Hunter Thompson on Ideas

“On some days you have good ideas and on some days you have bad ones. The trick is knowing the difference. Instantly.”

~ Hunter Thompson

Hunter Thompson on Peace

“I figure anybody who can find peace and personal happiness without ripping off somebody else deserves to be left alone.”

~ Hunter Thompson

Hunter Thompson on Risk

“Where would the world be if all men had sought security and not taken risks or gambled with their lives?”

~ Hunter Thompson

Hunter Thompson on Luck

“Luck is a very thin wire between survival and disaster, and not many people can keep their balance on it.”

~ Hunter Thompson

Hunter Thompson on Work

“There is plenty of money in the world but there are damn few jobs an intelligent man can do without compromising himself intolerably.”

~ Hunter Thompson