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Gonzo Award: Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

We'll let the good Dr. speak for himself:

'I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me.'

'When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.'

'Buy the ticket, take the ride.'

'If I'd written all the truth I knew for the past ten years, about 600 people - including me - would be rotting in prison cells from Rio to Seattle today. Absolute truth is a very rare and dangerous commodity in the context of professional journalism'

'The Edge... there is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over.'

'You can turn your back on a person, but never turn your back on a drug, especially when its waving a razor sharp hunting knife in your eye.'

'Avoid being seized by the police. The cops are not your friends. Don't tell them anything.'

'Don't have sex in the lobby - it's usually awkward.'

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