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Thompson, if he is to be believed, has sampled the entire rainbow of
legal and illegal drugs in heroic efforts to feel better than he does.
As for the truth about his health: I have asked around about it. I
am told that he appears to be strong and rosy, and steadily sane. But we
will be doing what he wants us to do, I think, if we consider his exterior
a sort of Dorian Gray facade. Inwardly, he is being eaten alive by tinhorn
The disease is fatal. There is no known cure. The most we can do
for the poor devil, it seems to me, is to name his disease in his honor.
>From this moment on, let all those who feel that Americans can be as easily
led to beauty as to ugliness, to truth as to public relations, to joy as to
bitterness, be said to be suffering from Hunter Thompson's disease. I don't
have it this morning. It comes and goes. This morning I don't have Hunter
-- Kurt Vonnegut Jr., on Dr. Hunter S. Thompson: Excerpt
from "A Political Disease", Vonnegut's review of "Fear and
Loathing: On the Campaign Trail '72"
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"Those who do not do politics will be done in by politics."
-- French Proverb
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Those who have had no share in the good fortunes of the mighty
Often have a share in their misfortunes.
-- Bertolt Brecht, "The Caucasian Chalk Circle"
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Those who have some means think that the most important thing in the
world is love. The poor know that it is money.
-- Gerald Brenan
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Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet deprecate agitation, are
men who want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean
without the roar of its many waters.
-- Frederick Douglass
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To be excellent when engaged in administration is to be like the North
Star. As it remains in its one position, all the other stars surround it.
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To make tax forms true they should read "Income Owed Us" and "Incommode You".
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To say you got a vote of confidence would be to say you needed a vote of
-- Andrew Young
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To think contrary to one's era is heroism. But to speak against it is madness.
-- Eugene Ionesco
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To use violence is to already be defeated.
-- Chinese proverb