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The Best Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Quotes

Updated June 13, 2018 12 votes 9 voters 34.9k views22 items

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas quotes are certainly quotable for movie fans. These are some of the best quotes from the dark comedy Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas as determined by you and your votes. Starring Johnny Depp, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas centers on a 1971 road trip to Las Vegas by Raoul Duke (Depp) and his attorney, Dr. Gonzo. The film was based on Hunter S. Thompson's novel of the same name. Released on May 22, 1998, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas was promoted with the tagline "Four days, three nights, two convertibles, one city."

What are the best Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas quotes? Do you like Dr. Gonzo's line, "I hate to say this, but this place is getting to me. I think I'm getting the Fear"? Or do you like some of the lesser known lines from the film? Let it be known. Vote for your top Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas quotes and watch them rise to the top of the list.

  • 1

    Desert Drive

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    Narrator: We were somewhere around Barstow, on the edge of the desert, when the drugs began to take hold. I remember saying something like:
    Raoul Duke: I feel a bit lightheaded. Maybe you should drive.
    Narrator: 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:
    Narrator and Raoul Duke (simultaneously): Holy Jesus! What are these goddamn animals?!
    Dr. Gonzo: Did you say something?
    Raoul Duke: Hm? Never mind. It's your turn to drive.
    Narrator: No point in mentioning these bats, I thought. Poor bastard will see them soon enough.
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  • 2

    Cocaine in the Wind

    Video: YouTube
    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 (previously shown to be empty) 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...
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  • 3

    The Hitch Hiker

    Video: YouTube
    [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]
    'Narrator Our vibrations were getting nasty. But why? Was there no communication in this car? Had we deteriorated to the level of dumb beasts?
    [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.
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  • 4

    Tripping at the Hotel

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    Narrator: The name rang a bell, but I couldn't concentrate. Terrible things were happening all around us. [sees the floor get flooded with blood]
    Duke: Put on some golf shoes! Otherwise we'll never make it out of this place alive. Impossible to walk in this muck. No footing at all!
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