quote by Hunter S. Thompson

So we shall let the reader answer this question for himself: 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 S. Thompson

Most Powerful Loathing quotations

Any reviewer who expresses rage and loathing for a novel is preposterous.

He or she is like a person who has put on full armor and attacked a hot fudge sundae.

People with advantages are loath to believe that they just happen to be people with advantages. They come readily to define themselves as inherently worthy of what they possess; they come to believe themselves 'naturally' elite; and, in fact, to imagine their possessions and their privileges as natural extensions of their own elite selves.

The mind of a writer can be a truly terrifying thing.

Isolated, neurotic, caffeine-addled, crippled by procrastination, consumed by feelings of panic, self-loathing, and soul-crushing inadequacy. And that’s on a good day.

One wants to be loved, in lack thereof admired, in lack thereof feared, in lack thereof loathed and despised. One wants to instill some sort of emotion in people. The soul trembles before emptiness and desires contact at any price.

I loathe hecklers. I haven't got a good syllable to say. When you come out of the club circuit and into the concert hall, they should be gone. There's an element of manners that should tell you that the ticket is dear and it's a different venue.

Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body.

I close my eyes and I take a deep breath and I think about my life and how I ended up this way. I think about the ruin, devastation and wreckage I have caused to myself and to others. I think about self-hatred and self-loathing. I think about how and why and what happened and the thoughts come easily, but the answers don't.

Now I am an outcast. I loathe my country. The best thing for me is a drunken sleep on the beach.

To one's enemies: "I hate myself more than you ever could.

What I loathe is the multi-national conglomerates who must take responsibility for the degradation and pollution of so much of our landscape with their factory farming and greed.

Do not look upon this world with fear and loathing. Bravely face whatever the gods offer.

Stop being astounded by the realization that sex is the object of such misunderstanding and of such automatic clumsiness that it implies either a universal loathing or a universal veneration (which are much the same thing).

It is only by softening and disguising dead flesh by culinary preparation that it is rendered susceptible of mastication or digestion, and that the sight of its bloody juices and raw horror does not excite intolerable loathing and disgust.

Estate agents: like them or loathe them, you'd be mad not to loathe them.

I hate the countrie's dirt and manners, yet I love the silence;

I embrace the wit; A courtship, flowing here in full tide. But loathe the expense, the vanity and pride. No place each way is happy.

If you had a person in your life treating you the way you treat yourself, you would have gotten rid of them a long time ago.

Every movement that slays its gods creates new ones, of course.

I loathe talk of the sixties and seventies being a 'Greatest Generation' of artists, but if we're going to use such idiotic appellations, let this one also be applied to the artists, curators, and gallerists who emerged in the first half of the nineties.

The majority of the common people loathe war and pray for peace;

only a handful of individuals, whose evil joys depend on general misery, desire war.

It's as predictable as the sun rising in the morning.

Every time Barack Obama's poll numbers rise you can be certain he's done something else to weaken the country. He's empowered a base that loathes American excellence.

Seems like the light at the end of the tunnel may be you.

I don't trust anyone who hasn't been self-destructiv e in some way, and who hasn't gone through some sort of bout of self-loathing. You've got to bang yourself around a bit to know yourself.

Buy the ticket, take the ride.

To the pessimist the light at the end of the tunnel is another train.

I think you have to judge everything based on your personal taste.

And if that means being critical, so be it. I hate political correctness. I absolutely loathe it.

Travel is very subjective. What one person loves, another loathes.

She loves you, loathes you, treats you well, then ill.

Like a leech or a surgeon's knife, she's double-edged: sometimes she'll cure, but sometimes she will kill.

It's not all bad. Heightened self-consciousness, apartness, an inability to join in, physical shame and self-loathing—they are not all bad. Those devils have been my angels. Without them I would never have disappeared into language, literature, the mind, laughter and all the mad intensities that made and unmade me.

I never violate an inner rhythm. I loathe to force anything. I don't know if the inner rhythm is Eastern or Western. I know it is essential for me. I listen to it and I stay with it. I have always been this way. I have regards for the inner voice.

Jealousy is indeed a poor medium to secure love, but it is a secure medium to destroy one's self-respect. For jealous people, like dope-fiends, stoop to the lowest level and in the end inspire only disgust and loathing.

I used photography to distance myself from a world that I loathed and was powerless to improve.

I don't trust Catholics," I said, "because they take advantage of you.

" "And Protestants?" he asked with a laugh. "I loathe the way they fumble around with their consciences." "And atheists?" He was still laughing. "They bore me because all they ever talk about is God.

I loathe nationalism. It is a form of tribalism--the idolatry of the 20th century.

I don't think closeted homosexual morticians have the market cornered on self-loathing or sense of shame.

I loathed school. I don't have an academic mind, and besides I was so bored by my teachers! How teachers can take a child's inventiveness and say yes, yes, in that pontifical way of theirs, and smother everything!

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