Following are the famous Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas quotes from the book with the same title, written by Hunter S. Thompson. It is a semi autobiographical novel. It’s main theme consists of chasing the American Dream, drugs, and mafia dealings. Later, the novel was adapted into a film that became a cult classic among the audience.


“No sympathy for the devil; keep that in mind. Buy the ticket, take the ride…and if it occasionally gets a little heavier than what you had in mind, well…maybe chalk it up to forced consciousness expansion: Tune in, freak out, get beaten.”
Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

“Too weird to live, too rare to die!”
Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

“In a closed society where everybody’s guilty, the only crime is getting caught. In a world of thieves, the only final sin is stupidity.”
Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

“Good people drink good beer.”
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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Quotes
“We had two bags of grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high powered blotter acid, a salt shaker half full of cocaine, and a whole galaxy of multi-colored uppers, downers, screamers, laughters… and also a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of Budweiser, a pint of raw ether and two dozen amyls.
Not that we needed all that for the trip, but once you get locked into a serious drug collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can.”
Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

“We can’t stop here, this is bat country!”
Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

“Maybe it meant something. Maybe not, in the long run, but no explanation, no mix of words or music or memories can touch that sense of knowing that you were there and alive in that corner of time and the world. Whatever it meant.”
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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Quotes
“Every now and then when your life gets complicated and the weasels start closing in, the only cure is to load up on heinous chemicals and then drive like a bastard from Hollywood to Las Vegas … with the music at top volume and at least a pint of ether.”
Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

“Buy the ticket, take the ride.”
Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

“No, this is not a good town for psychedelic drugs. Reality itself is too twisted.”
Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

“We were somewhere around Barstow, on the edge of the desert, when the drugs began to take hold.”
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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Quotes
“Turn the goddam music up! My heart feels like an alligator!”
Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

“There he goes. One of God’s own prototypes. A high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.”
Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

“But our trip was different. It was a classic affirmation of everything right and true and decent in the national character. It was a gross, physical salute to the fantastic possibilities of life in this country-but only for those with true grit. And we were chock full of that.”
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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Quotes
“Take it from me, there’s nothing like a job well done. Except the quiet enveloping darkness at the bottom of a bottle of Jim Beam after a job done any way at all.”
Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

“With a bit of luck, his life was ruined forever. Always thinking that just behind some narrow door in all of his favorite bars, men in red woolen shirts are getting incredible kicks from things he’ll never know.”
Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

“You took too much man, too much, too much.”
Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Quotes From Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
“Jesus Creeping God! Is there a priest in this tavern? I want to confess! I’m a fucking sinner! Venal, mortal, carnal, major, minor – however you want to call it, Lord… I’m guilty.”
Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

“What kind of rat bastard psychotic would play that song- right now, at this moment?”
Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

“My blood is too thick for California: I have never been able to properly explain myself in this climate.”
Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

“The possibility of physical and mental collapse is now very real. No sympathy for the Devil, keep that in mind. Buy the ticket, take the ride.”
Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Quotes

Quotes From Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
“Still humping the American Dream”
Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

“Jesus! Did I SAY that? Or just think it? Was I talking? Did they hear me? I glanced over at my attorney, but he seemed oblivious…”
Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

“Who said anything about slicing you up? … I just wanted to carve a little Z on your forehead– nothing serious.”
Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

“right’ i said. ‘but first, we need the car. and after that, the cocaine. and then the tape recorder, for special music, and some acapulco shirts.”
Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Quotes

Quotes From Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas“The only thing that really worried me was the ether. There is nothing in the world more helpless and irresponsible and depraved than a man in the depths of an ether binge. And I knew we’d get into that rotten stuff pretty soon. Probably at the next gas station.”
Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Quotes

“What do you want? Where’s the goddamn ice I ordered? Where’s the booze? There’s a war on, man! People are being killed!”
Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

“How long can we maintain? I wonder. How long before one of us starts raving and jabbering at this boy? What will he think then? This same lonely desert was the last known home of the Manson family. Will he make that grim connection..”
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Quotes From Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
“Kill the body and the head will die.”
Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

“There was absolutely no choice but to cut her adrift and hope her memory was fucked.”
Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

“The waitress had the appearance of a very old hooker who had finally found her place in life”
Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

“I blew the horn a few times, hoping to call up an iguana. Get the buggers moving. They were out there, I knew, in that goddamn sea of cactus–hunkered down, barely breathing, and every one of the stinking little bastards was loaded with deadly poison.”
Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Quotes

Quotes From Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
“The room was very quiet. I walked over to the TV set and turned it on to a dead channel-white noise at maximum decibels, a fine sound for sleeping, a powerful continuous hiss to drown out everything strange.”
Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

We’d be fools not to ride this strange torpedo all the way out to the end.”
Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

“What? No. We can’t stop here. This is bat country.”
Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

“A little bit of this town goes a very long way. After five days in Vegas you feel like you’ve been here for five years.”
Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Quotes From Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
“But after a while you learn to cope with things like seeing your dead grandmother crawling up your leg with a knife in her teeth. Most acid fanciers can handle this sort of thing.”
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“There is nothing worse than a man in the throws of an ether bender.”
Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Quotes

“Every now and then you run up on one of those days when everything’s in vain … a stone bummer from start to finish; and if you know what’s good for you, on days like these you sort of hunker down in a safe corner and watch.”
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“I felt like a monster reincarnation of Horatio Alger: A man on the move, and just sick enough to be totally confident.”
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Quotes From Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
“Shoot the pasties off the nipples of a ten-foot bull-dyke and win a cotton-candy goat.”
Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

“Old elephants limp off to the hills to die; old Americans go out to the highway and drive themselves to death with huge cars.”
Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

“As your attorney I advise you to get the chiliburger. It’s a hamburger with chili on it.”
Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

“The only way to prepare for a trip like this, I felt, was to dress up like human peacocks and get crazy, then screech off across the desert and cover the story.”
Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Quotes

Quotes From Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
“This place is like the Army: the shark ethic prevails–eat the wounded. In a closed society where everybody’s guilty, the only crime is getting caught. In a world of thieves, the only final sin is stupidity.”
Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Quotes

“I wondered if maybe this kind of thing happened all the time in Vegas — cars full of late-arriving passengers screeching desperately across the runway, dropping off wild eyed Samoans clutching mysterious canvas bags who would sprint onto planes at the last possible second and then roar off into the sunrise.”
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“Consciousness Expansion” went out with LBJ … and it is worth noting, historically, that downers came in with Nixon.”
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Quotes From Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
“Ignore that nightmare in the bathroom. Just another ugly refugee from the Love generation, some doom-struck gimp who couldn’t handle the pressure.”
Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

“Journalism is not a profession or a trade. It is a cheap catch-all for fuckoffs and misfits—a false doorway to the backside of life, a filthy piss-ridden little hole nailed off by the building inspector, but just deep enough for a wino to curl up from the sidewalk and masturbate like a chimp in a zoo-cage.”
Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

“I walked over to the TV set and turned it on to a dead channel—white noise at maximum decibels, a fine sound for sleeping, a powerful continuous hiss to drown out everything strange.”
Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Quotes

Quotes From Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
“For a loser, Vegas is the meanest town on earth.”
Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

“When you bring an act into this town, you want to bring it in heavy. Don’t waste any time with cheap shucks and misdemeanors. Go straight for the jugular. Get right into felonies.”
Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

“Las Vegas is not the kind of town where you want to drive down Main Street aiming a black bazooka-looking instrument at people.”
Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

“I suspect we could have done the whole thing on acid … except for some of the people; there were faces and bodies in that group who would have been absolutely unendurable on acid.”
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Quotes From Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
“Hey, honkies!” my attorney screamed. “Goddamnit, I’m serious! I want to sell you some pure fuckin’ smack!”
Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

“The Circus-Circus is what the whole hep world would be doing on Saturday night if the Nazis had won the war. This is the Sixth Reich.”
Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Quotes

There is nothing in the world more helpless and irresponsible and depraved than a man in the depths of an ether binge.”
Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

“Lucy paints portraits of Barbara Streisand.”
Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
“They look like caricatures of used-car dealers from Dallas. But they’re real. And, sweet Jesus, there are a hell of a lot of them—still”
Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

“It was dangerous lunacy, but it was also the kind of thing a real connoisseur of edge-work could make an argument for.”
Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

“This is the same cruel and paradoxically benevolent bullshit that has kept the Catholic Church going for so many centuries. It is also the military ethic … a blind faith in some higher and wiser “authority.” The Pope, The General, The Prime Minister … all the way up to “God.”
Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

“The reefer butt is called a ‘roach’ because it resembles a cockroach… cockroach… cockroach…”
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