Wednesday, September 30, 2015

He died alone

Kentucky writer Hunter Stockton Thompson

Hunter S. Thompson was born in Louisville, Kentucky on July 18, 1937. He committed suicide on February 20, 2005.
“We are all alone, born alone, die alone, and—in spite of True Romance magazines—we shall all someday look back on our lives and see that, in spite of our company, we were alone the whole way. I do not say lonely—at least, not all the time—but essentially, and finally, alone. This is what makes your self-respect so important, and I don't see how you can respect yourself if you must look in the hearts and minds of others for your happiness.” -- Hunter S. Thompson, The Proud Highway: Saga of a Desperate Southern Gentleman, 1955-1967

Hunter Thompson was a journalist and author, famous for his book Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. He is regarded as the creator of Gonzo journalism, a style of reporting where journalists involve themselves in the action to such a degree that they become the central figures of their stories. He is also known for his libertarian views, and his contempt for authority.

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