1. “We are all alone, born alone, die alone, and — in spite of True Romance magazines — we shall all someday look back on our lives and see that, in spite of our company, we were alone the whole way. I do not say lonely — at least, not all the time — but essentially, and finally, alone. This is what makes your self-respect so important, and I don’t see how you can respect yourself if you must look in the hearts and minds of others for your happiness.” - Hunter S. Thompson

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  2. “Silence is only frightening to people who are compulsively verbalizing.”  - William S. Burroughs

     

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  3. “Well you say that it’s gospel, but I know that it’s only church.” - Tom Waits

     

     

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  4. “Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread. A civilization which destroys what little remains of the wild, the spare, the original, is cutting itself off from its origins and betraying the principle of civilization itself.” ― Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire

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  5. "I’ve seen that things find their void when they search for direction." - Federico Garcia Lorca


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  6. "I was born to hustle roses down the avenues of the dead." - Charles Bukowski

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  7. “I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.” 
    ― Edgar Allan Poe


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  8. “I wore black because I liked it. I still do, and wearing it still means something to me. It’s still my symbol of rebellion — against a stagnant status quo, against our hypocritical houses of God, against people whose minds are closed to others’ ideas.” - Johnny Cash

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  9. “The people wait. Sweltering in the glare, roasting in their cars bright as beetles under the soft roar of the sun.” – Edward Abbey, The Monkey Wrench Gang

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  10. “This country will kill you in a heartbeat and still people love it.” - Cormac McCarthy, No Country for Old Men

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  11. On this road there are no godspoke men. They are gone and I am left and they have taken with them the world.” - Cormac McCarthy, The Road

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  12. “It’s not money, it’s feeling—you don’t feel anything, and we feel too violently.” - Ponyboy Curtis

     

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  13. "We kept watching the numbers and we drove higher and higher into the hills and the houses got richer and richer and I got more nervous. It’s true that the richer people became the less human they became, and so I began to get unhappy. Nervous and unhappy."
    — Charles Bukowski
     

  14. "Don’t ask me anything. I’ve seen that things find their void when they search for direction. There is a sorrow of holes in the unopened air, and in my eyes clothed creatures—undenuded!"
    — Federico Garcia Lorca
     

  15. "For remember, in any movement there are opportunists, power-grabbers, wolves in Revolutionary clothing. These are the men who bring down a Cause. I am for a better world, for my child, for myself, for you, but be careful. A change of power is not a cure. Power to the people is not a cure. Power is not a cure. The whole accent of your thinking must not be how to destroy a government, but how to create a better one. Don’t be trapped and fooled again. And if you win, beware of a very Authoritarian government with rules that might bind you worse than ever before."
    — Charles Bukowski