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Extremely Popular Quotes from 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas'

Popular Quotes from 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas'
The inspiration for the movie has been taken from Hunter S. Thompson's novel, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream. Take a look at some popular quotations from the movie.
Vibhav Gaonkar
Last Updated: Sep 25, 2017
Benicio Del Toro a.k.a Dr. Gonzo gained an additional 40 pounds for his role. He says to have done so by eating several donuts each day.
The story revolves around a journalist, Raoul Duke, and his attorney Dr. Gonzo who are speeding across the Nevada desert. Both are heading to Las Vegas to cover a Mint 400 motorcycle race. However, they also plan to enjoy this trip, and hence carry a lot of drugs and alcohol.

On the way to Vegas, they encounter a lot of people including police, gamblers, hitchhikers, and racers. They also halt at a bar and stay the night at a hotel room. The film stars Johnny Depp, Benicio Del Toro, and Tobey Maguire, and is packed with a lot of humor.

In case you haven't watched the movie yet, you should surely go ahead and watch it before reading any further. If you have already seen it, then get ready to relive some of those light-hearted and hilarious moments once again, as you go through the following memorable quotes from this amazing movie.
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Quotes
Duke and gonzo quote
Raoul Duke: There he goes. One of God's own prototypes. A high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production.
Dr. Gonzo: Let's give the boy a lift.
Raoul Duke: What? No. We can't stop here. This is bat country.
Raoul Duke: Too weird to live, too rare to die!
Raoul Duke: I wouldn't dare go to sleep with you wandering around with a head full of acid, wanting to slice me up with that goddamn knife.
Dr. Gonzo: Who said anything about slicing you up, man? I just wanted to carve a little Z on your forehead.
Duke quote on car
Raoul Duke: Look, there's two women fucking a polar bear!
Dr. Gonzo: Don't tell me these things. Not now man.
Raoul Duke: [Wielding a shower curtain rod like a spear] Don't fuck with me now, man, I am Ahab.
Raoul Duke: There was only one road back to L.A., U.S. interstate 15. Just a flat-out high speed burn through Baker, and Barstow, and Berdoo. Then on to the Hollywood freeway straight into frantic oblivion. Safety... obscurity... just another freak in the freak kingdom. We'd gone in search of the American dream, it had been a lame fuck around. A waste of time. There was no point in looking back. Fuck no, not today, thank you kindly. My heart was filled with joy. I felt like a monster reincarnation of Horatio Algier, a man on the move, and just sick enough to be totally confident.
Dr. Gonzo: I can't stand that fantastic note. When the rabbit bites his own head off, I want you to throw that fucking radio into the tub with me.
Raoul Duke: Everything was automatic. I could sit in the red-leather driver's seat and make every inch of the car jump, by touching the proper buttons. It was a wonderful machine: Ten grand worth of gimmicks and big-priced Special Effects. The rear-windows leaped up with a touch, like frogs in a dynamite pond. The white canvas top ran up and down like a roller-coaster. The dashboard was full of esoteric lights & dials & meters that I would never understand-but there was no doubt in my mind I was in a superior machine.
Gonzo quote
Raoul Duke: Few people understand the psychology of dealing with a highway traffic cop. Your normal speeder will panic and immediately pull over to the side. This is wrong. It arouses contempt in the cop-heart. Make the bastard chase you. He will follow.
Raoul Duke: Few people understand the psychology of dealing with a highway traffic cop. Your normal speeder will panic and immediately pull over to the side. This is wrong. It arouses contempt in the cop-heart. Make the bastard chase you. He will follow.
Dr. Gonzo: Hey honkies. You folks wanna buy some heroin ? Goddamnit, I'm serious. All I'm trying to sell you is some pure fucking smack! This is the real stuff! You won't get hooked. I just got back from Vietnam.
Raoul Duke: One of the things you learn from years of dealing with drug people, is that you can turn your back on a person, but never turn your back on a drug. Especially when it's waving a razor-sharp hunting knife in your eye.
Raoul Duke: And that, I think, was the handle - that sense of inevitable victory over the forces of old and evil. Not in any mean or military sense; we didn't need that. Our energy would simply prevail. We had all the momentum; we were riding the crest of a high and beautiful wave. So now, less than five years later, you can go up on a steep hill in Las Vegas and look west, and with the right kind of eyes you can almost see the high-water mark-that place where the wave finally broke and rolled back.
Raoul Duke: Finish the fucking story man!
Duke Quote on drug
Raoul Duke: A drug person can learn to cope with things like seeing their dead grandmother crawling up their leg with a knife in her teeth, but nobody should be asked to handle this trip. Bazooko's Circus is what the whole hep world would be doing every Saturday night if the Nazis had won the war. This was the Sixth Reich.
Dr. Gonzo: As your attorney, I advise you to take a hit out of the little brown bottle in my shaving kit. You won't need much, just a tiny taste.
Raoul Duke: [yelling at a crowd in a parking lot] You people voted for Hubert Humphrey! And you killed Jesus!
Gonzo: [After cocaine blows away in the wind] Did you see what GOD just did to us man!
Duke: God didn't do that, you did! You're a fucking narcotics agent, I knew it. That was our cocaine you fucking pig, scum [swats at him with fly swatter] Pig, swine, whore!
Gonzo: [Pointing gun at Duke] Better be careful. Plenty of vultures out here, they'll pick your bones clean by morning.
Duke: You fucking whore...
Gonzo: [holding up some acid] He he heeee, here's your half of the sunshine acid. Eat it.
Duke: Yeah, all right sure. How long do I have?
Gonzo: As your attorney I advise you to drive at top speed and it'll be a Goddamn miracle if we get there before you turn into some kind of wild animal. Are you ready for that? Checking into a Las Vegas hotel under a phony name with the intent to commit capital fraud on a head full of acid? I sure hope so...
Duke quote on cops
[Duke and Gonzo have just picked up a hitch-hiker]
Duke: There's one thing you should probably understand. CAN YOU HEAR ME? GOOD! I want you to have all the background. [gets in the backseat] This is a very ominous assignment - with overtones of extreme personal danger. I'm a Doctor of Journalism, man! This is important, goddamnit! This is a true story!...
[Gonzo panics and swerves the car]
Gonzo: Don't touch my fucking neck!
[Duke puts an arm around the hitch-hiker]
Duke: I want you to understand that this man at the wheel is my attorney. He's not just some dingbat I found on the strip, man. He's a foreigner. I think he's probably Samoan. But doesn't matter though, does it? Are you prejudiced?
Hitchhiker: Hell no.
Duke: I didn't think so. Because in spite of his race, this man is extremely valuable to me. Oh shit! I forgot about the beer! You want some?
Hitchhiker: No.
Duke: How 'bout some ether?
Hitchhiker: What?
Duke: Nevermind. Alright, let's get right to the heart of this thing.
Gonzo: AHH! Medicine, medicine!
Duke: Huh? Oh, medicine! Watch out, this man has a bad heart, angina pectoris, but don't worry we have a cure. (cracks open an amyl) Ok, big wiff, big wiff, sunny boy! [Gonzo inhales the amyl] Much better...
Duke: Ahh, now for the doctor [he inhales the amyl]... eeeeeeeee... Ahh!
Gonzo: What the-? What the fuck are we doin out here in the middle of the desert? Somebody call the police, we need help, we need help, we need help [Slams the horn] Ah ha, ah ha, ah haha!
duke quote on driving
Car Salesman: Listen. You fellows haven't been drinking? Have you?
Raoul Duke: No. Not me. We're responsible people. [Drives away with screeching tyres]
Car Salesman: Goddamn it! You got my pen! Goddamn hippies!
Raoul Duke: I feel a bit lightheaded. Maybe you should drive.
[Suddenly, there was a terrible roar all around us, and the sky was full with what looked like huge bats, all swooping and screeching and diving around the car, and a voice was screaming]
Raoul Duke: Holy Jesus! What are these goddamn animals?!
Dr. Gonzo: Did you say something?
Raoul Duke: Hm? Never mind. It's your turn to drive.
Hippie: What's the trouble?
Raoul Duke: Well, all this white stuff on my sleeve is LSD!
Raoul Duke: There was no sense in blowing everything away for the sake of some violent ape I'd never even met.
Duke quote on aple
Raoul Duke: 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.
Raoul Duke: Let's cut down to the brass tacks here... How much for the ape?
Ape's Owner: How much you got?