"It is all well and good for children and acid freaks to still believe in Santa Claus — but it is still a profoundly morbid day for us working professionals. It is unsettling to know that one out of every twenty people you meet on Xmas will be dead this time next year… Some people can accept this, and some can’t. That is why God made whiskey, and also why Wild Turkey comes in $300 shaped canisters during most of the Christmas season."
- Hunter S. Thompson, “Fear and Loathing in Elko” Rolling Stone (23 January 1992)
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"I felt for the first time in my life that I might get a chance to affect the course of things instead of merely observing them."
- Page 51: The Rum Diary - Hunter Thompson (via belles-lettresmissoula)