I joined the Navy at 17 and attended the Defense Information School (DINFOS) to become a military journalist. For the most part, there are two kinds of those: the uptight, stick-up-their-ass, by-the-book person who tends to gravitate towards TV or leadership within the public affairs ranks or the drunken, barely-in-uniform type who is usually the on-air radio guy or the writer.
I was the latter and as such, worshiped the ground Hunter S. Thompson walked on. HST, a fellow veteran journalist, lived the life that all my fellow drunken Sailor reporters wanted to live. A friend and I used to fax Woody Creek from our ship constantly, pledging our allegiance to him. Alas, we never heard back from him.
While he is no longer with us, he left much knowledge and direction behind. Here are his 20 greatest quotes, according to GoodReads.