Father of Gonzo journalism, outlandish author and firm advocate of insanity, Hunter S. Thompson was a man on a mission, a mission to tune in, freak out and get beaten. What does that mean? It means whatever you want it to, baby. The world is yours for the taking. It’s time to get weird, Hunter S. Thompson style.
This is the most-quoted thing Hunter S. Thompson ever said and kind of sums up his approach to life. Be dangerous, be outrageous but always express yourself well.
I can’t imagine a Hunter S. Thompson that takes life seriously but his life and his approach to his work did seem to turn around significantly in the late 60s. Unsurprisingly not long after he rode with the Hell’s Angels.
Taken from the iconic Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Hunter S. Thompson’s savage journey to the heart of the American Dream.
Taken from Hell’s Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga, an iconic nonfiction novel published in the 1960s that took a close-up look, closer than anyone else dared to get, at the Hell’s Angels Motorcycle Club.
If I knew insanity was a sure-fire way of everlasting life I would have come off my meds ages ago.
Read: If you’re slightly deranged you better become a politician or get famous, quick.
How could it have?
Ambivalent at best.
This could be a lesson for life better than any other we’ve quoted on this site. Oscar Wilde would have been proud.