"For every moment of triumph, for every instance of beauty, many souls must be trampled."
"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it."Hunter S. Thompson on Confucius
"To love beauty is to see light."Hunter S. Thompson on Victor Hugo
"Beauty is only skin deep. If you go after someone just because she's beautiful but don't have anything to talk about, it's going to get boring fast. You want to look beyond the surface and see if you can have fun or if you have anything in common with this person."Hunter S. Thompson on Amanda Peet
"A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears."Hunter S. Thompson on Anne Roiphe
"People are like stained - glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within."Hunter S. Thompson on Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
"Politics is the art of controlling your environment."
"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."
"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."