Sunday, October 21, 2012

Hunter S. Thompson says...

'I have never felt comfortable around people who talk about their feelings for Jesus, or any other deity for that matter, because they are usually none too bright...Or maybe 'stupid' is a better way of saying it; but I have never seen much point in getting heavy with either stupid people or Jesus freaks, just as long as they don't bother me. In a world as weird and cruel as this one we have made for ourselves, I figure anybody who can find people and personal happiness without ripping off somebody else deserves to be left alone. They will not inherit the earth, but then neither will I...And I have learned to live, as it were, with the idea that I will never find peace and happiness, either. But as long as I know there's a pretty good chance I can get my hands on either one of them every once in a while, I do the best I can between high spots.'

- Hunter S. Thompson (excerpt from 'The Last Crazed Charge of the Liberal Brigade: The Shrewdness of Richard Nixon, the Deep and Abiding Courage of Hubert Humphrey and All of His New Found Friends...Jimmy Carter at Home in Plains, One Year Later the Leap of Faith', Hunter S. Thompson, issue #214 of Rolling Stone, 1976)

Note: This article may have been under the pen name Raoul Duke, and it was featured in The Great Shark Hunt: Strange Tales from a Strange Time, by Hunter S. Thompson, 1979.

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