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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Quotes by Hunter S. Thompson

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Last Labor Day weekend newspapers all over California gave front-page reports of a heinous gang rape in the moonlit sand dunes near the town of Seaside on the Monterey Peninsula. Then the two sobbing, near-hysterical girls staggered out of the darkness, begging for help. One was completely nude and the other had on only a torn sweater.

Life has become immeasurably better since I have been forced to stop taking it so seriously

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A fearless American author , Hunter S. Thompson was born to be wild, and always had a distaste for authority. Ever since he was a child, the journalist built himself a reputation as a hooligan, getting arrested a few times. His habit of getting into trouble was also highlighted by alcohol and drug use. His career as a journalist started while serving in the United States Air Force, but Thompson had shown great writing skills at a young age. While traveling the country to write for numerous magazines, he developed his own writing style, which he would use in his famous book Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream. Hunter S.

I tell you, my man, this is the American Dream in action! Raoul Duke remains preoccupied with the American Dream throughout Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas , and he periodically suggests that the underlying purpose of his trip is to find out what the contemporary version of the American Dream might look like. This is the first of several instances in which he classifies a particular place or occurrence as "the American Dream. Even as Duke embraces the freedom and power that his career has given him, he also recognizes that capitalism can create bizarre and surreal events. Meanwhile, despite his elite profession, Duke's attorney is treated poorly by many of the people he encounters on the journey. Duke is sensitive to the challenges his friend faces, and they ultimately inform his larger critique of racism.

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Top 20 Hunter S. Thompson Quotes - The American journalist and author

Raul Duke: "Who are these people, these faces? Where do they come from? They look like caricatures of used car dealers from Dallas, and sweet Jesus, there were a hell of a lot of them at on a Sunday morning, still humping the American dream, that vision of the big winner somehow emerging from the last minute pre-dawn chaos of a stale Vegas casino. Raul Duke: "We are all wired into a survival trip now. No more of the speed that fueled the 60's. That was the fatal flaw in Tim Leary's trip. He crashed around America selling "consciousness expansion" without ever giving a thought to the grim meat-hook realities that were lying in wait for all the people who took him seriously

Raoul Duke: You can turn your back on a person, but, never turn your back on a drug. Especially when it's waving a razor-sharp hunting knife in your eye. Raoul Duke: There he goes. One of God's own prototypes. Some kind of high powered mutant never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.

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