Rage, rage against the dying light

Category:  BloggERy
Monday, February 20th, 2012 at 10:28 PM
Rage, rage against the dying light by Ben Speggen

Earlier today I posted a blog about it being Kurt Cobain's birthday and if he were still alive, he'd be turning 45 today. I tossed in one of my favorite Nirvana songs and some of my musings about Cobain. Basically, Cobain--love him, hate him, have total apathy toward him--it's hard to deny his affect on music today; dues, they say, must be paid, so I gave a moment of my time earlier.

So what better way than to close out the day with a couple of good quotes from a writer who forever changed the way we approach the story? And oh yeah... he happened to die on today's date.

Seven years ago, Hunter S. Thompson decided to meet his maker at the age of 67. But before leaving, he indelibly changed the manner in which we see the world and report it to those counting on us for observations. He grabbed us by the collar, took us through his diary, off to Vegas, on the campaign trail, and through so many other deep, dark places that the light never actually seemed light enough again.

I'd like to share with you a couple of quotes of his that I've always appreciated. And maybe you already do too; or maybe they'll be some new insight for you:

"I have a theory that the truth is never told during the nine-to-five hours."

"The Edge... there is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over."

RIP, Hunter. Hope you found what you were looking for.


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