One of my favorite quotes from Hunter S. Thompson. It's quotes like this that showcase Hunter S. Thompson's sense of humor and general disdain for society's approval. Thompson could drink and he's well known for his rampant drug use and insanity, which adds authenticity to the quote. Hunter wrote with that kind of honesty that is alluring and captivating to his audience. That's why people liked him, he was a realist and he knew who he was, even amidst the psychotic drug use. "I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me" - Hunter S. Thompson.