Hunter S. Thompson to Richard Nixon:
“Let me ask you a question, sir: what is this country doing for the doomed? There are two kinds of people in this country, the doomed and the screwheads. […] I was never really frightened by the bopheads, and the potheads with their silliness never really frightened me either, but these goddamn screwheads, they terrify me. And the poor doomed — the young, and the silly, the honest, the weak, the Italians — they’re doomed, they’re lost, they’re helpless, they’re somebody else’s meal, they’re like pigs in the wilderness.”
CAM: You can’t buy decent socks for twenty these days.
ETHAN: You can if you don’t have to have some fancy designer label on them. This ain’t Paris.
CAM: You haven’t bought decent shoes in ten years. And if you don’t pull up that frigging seat, I’m going to –
PHILLIP: Cut it out! Cut it out right now or I swear I’m going to pull over and knock your heads together… I’ll dump your bodies in the mall parking lot and drive to Mexico. I’ll learn how to weave mats and sell them on the beach in Cozumel… I’ll change my name to Raoul, and no one will know I was ever related to a bunch of fools.
SETH: Does he always talk like that?
CAM: Yeah, mostly. Sometimes he’s going to be Pierre and live in a garret in Paris, but it’s the same thing.
– Nora Roberts,
“Richard Nixon is gone now and I am poorer for it. He was the real thing – a political monster straight out of Grendel and a very dangerous enemy. I have had my own bloody relationship with Nixon for many years, but I am not worried about it landing me in hell with him. I have already been there with that bastard, and I am a better person for it. Some of my best friends have hated Nixon all their lives. My mother hates Nixon, my son hates Nixon, I hate Nixon, and this hatred has brought us together.”
“Nixon laughed when I told him this. ‘Don’t worry,’ he said. ‘I, too, am a family man, and we feel the same way about you.'”
– Hunter S. Thompson’s
obituary for Richard Nixon
But none of these people ever owned a truly fine hat. You can be sure their lives would have been different if they had.
– Indiana Beagle