A quote by Hunter S Thompson

Why the Proud Highway? Explaining the title of this website.

I believe the title of this website, the Proud Highway, deserves a little explanation, as it refers to one of the best, most out there writer of t the last couple of decades: dr. Hunter Stockton Thompson (1937 - 2005).

Wielding a writing style that always involved himself in the story,participating, in stead of observing, resulted in crazy yet brilliantly descriptive words. This method became known as Gonzo Journalism, a term coined by Thompson himself. He wrote classics such as Hell's Angels: The Strange and Terrible Saga of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs, Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas, Fear & Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72, and The Proud Highway: Saga of a Desperate Southern Gentleman, 1955-1967.

It needs no explanation  that the last title was the inspiration for the name of this website. As a tribute and salute to one of my favorite writers and beautiful freak. Some of my favorite quotes come from the Proud Highway:

Hunter S Thompson:l I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me.
Hunter S. Thompson

“Every reaction is a learning process; every significant experience alters your perspective. So it would seem foolish, would it not, to adjust our lives to the demands of a goal we see from a different angle everyday? How could we ever hope to accomplish anything anther than galloping neurosis?”

“Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, “Wow what a ride!”

You can find more quotes from the Proud Highway here.

Aron at TPH headquarters

Meanwhile at HQ…

Just your regular saturday evening at the Proud Highway HQ… About the author: Aron Bijl, MSc. Main author & founder of the Proud Highway aron@theproudhighway.com Aron was born in 1983 in Alkmaar, The Netherlands. After attending high school in Alkmaar at the Murmellius Gymnasium he went on to study Experimental Psychology at the University of Amsterdam (U.v.A.), earning his Masters degree with merit in 2012, after attending the U.v.A. for 10 years. Why hurry when you are enjoying yourself, right? Writing his thesis on a parapsychological subject, he chose to devote (the psychological science part of) his career to a …

Perfect Imperfection - How evolution is all about compromise

How Evolution is all about compromising. And why it is Imperative you know this.

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on finding purpose: timeless letyter by the young hunter thompson

On finding your purpose: Timeless advice from a young Hunter Thompson.

  On finding your purpose: Timeless advice from a young Hunter Thompson. As you might know Hunter S. Thompson serves as an inspiration to us here at the Highway. The term ‘the Proud Highway’ came from this awesome bastard of a man, after all! In this beautifully written letter from 1958, the then 22 year old Thompson proves at a young age – and before his rise to fame – to be one of the greatest writers of the 20th century. Answering a request, he gives eloquent advice on finding one’s purpose in life to his friend Hume Logan. His …

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