"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."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."Hunter S. Thompson on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Hunter S. Thompson on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Hunter S. Thompson on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Hunter S. Thompson on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."Hunter S. Thompson on Joseph Stalin
"Politics is the art of controlling your environment."
"For every moment of triumph, for every instance of beauty, many souls must be trampled."
"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."
"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."
"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."
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