"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."
"Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth."Hunter S. Thompson on Marcus Aurelius
"Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either."Hunter S. Thompson on Albert Einstein
"Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth."Hunter S. Thompson on Buddha
"I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant."Hunter S. Thompson on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on."Hunter S. Thompson on Winston Churchill
"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."