Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) quotes 

Director
Terry Gilliam.

Cast
Johnny Depp.
Benicio Del Toro.
Tobey Maguire.

An oddball journalist and his psychopathic lawyer travel to Las Vegas for a series of psychedelic escapades.

There he goes. One of God’s own prototypes. A high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.
– Raoul Duke

Let’s give the boy a lift.
– Dr. Gonzo
What? No. We can’t stop here. This is bat country.
– Raoul Duke

Can I call you a cab?
– Clerk at Flamingo Hotel
Sure, and I’ll call you a cocksucker!
– Police Chief

And that, I think, was the handle – that sense of inevitable victory over the forces of old and evil. Not in any mean or military sense; we didn’t need that. Our energy would simply prevail. We had all the momentum; we were riding the crest of a high and beautiful wave. So now, less than five years later, you can go up on a steep hill in Las Vegas and look west, and with the right kind of eyes you can almost see the high-water mark – that place where the wave finally broke and rolled back.
– Raoul Duke

We had two bags of grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high-powered blotter acid, a saltshaker half-full of cocaine, and a whole galaxy of multi-colored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers… Also, a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of beer, a pint of raw ether, and two dozen amyls. Not that we needed all that for the trip, but once you get locked into a serious drug collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can. The only thing that really worried me was the ether. There is nothing in the world more helpless and irresponsible and depraved than a man in the depths of an ether binge, and I knew we’d get into that rotten stuff pretty soon.
– Raoul Duke

Don’t fuck with me now, man, I am Ahab.
– Raoul Duke

With a bit of luck, his life was ruined forever. Always thinking that just behind some narrow door in all of his favorite bars, men in red woolen shirts are getting incredible kicks from things he’ll never know.
– Raoul Duke

Oh god… did you eat all this acid?
– Raoul Duke
That’s right. MUSIC!
– Dr. Gonzo

Let’s get down to brass tacks. How much for the ape?
– Raoul Duke

I was right in the middle of a fucking reptile zoo, and somebody was giving booze to these goddamn things. Won’t be long now before they tear us to shreds.
– Raoul Duke

A drug person can learn to cope with things like seeing their dead grandmother crawling up their leg with a knife in her teeth. But no one should be asked to handle this trip.
– Raoul Duke

Look, there’s two women fucking a polar bear!
– Raoul Duke
Don’t tell me these things. Not now man.
– Dr. Gonzo

Order us some golf shoes, otherwise we’ll never get out of this place alive. Impossible to walk in this muck. No footing at all.
– Raoul Duke

You people voted for Hubert Humphrey, and you killed Jesus.
– Raoul Duke

As your attorney, I advise you to take a hit out of the little brown bottle in my shaving kit. You won’t need much, just a tiny taste.
– Dr. Gonzo

The possibility of physical and mental collapse is now very real. No sympathy for the Devil, keep that in mind. Buy the ticket, take the ride.
– Raoul Duke

Whaaats the trooouble?
– Musician
Weeeellll, all this white stuff on my sleeeeve, iiiis LSD…
– Raoul Duke

I hate to say this, but this place is getting to me. I think I’m getting the Fear.
– Dr. Gonzo

We are all wired into a survival trip now. No more of the speed that fueled that 60’s. That was the fatal flaw in Tim Leary’s trip. He crashed around America selling “consciousness expansion” without ever giving a thought to the grim meat-hook realities that were lying in wait for all the people who took him seriously… All those pathetically eager acid freaks who thought they could buy Peace and Understanding for three bucks a hit. But their loss and failure is ours too. What Leary took down with him was the central illusion of a whole life-style that he helped create… a generation of permanent cripples, failed seekers, who never understood the essential old-mystic fallacy of the Acid Culture: the desperate assumption that somebody… or at least some force – is tending the light at the end of the tunnel.
– Raoul Duke

Finish the fucking story man! What happened? What about the glands?
– Raoul Duke

Dogs fucked the Pope… no fault of mine.
– Raoul Duke

Quick, like a bunny.
– Raoul Duke

It’s okay. He’s just admiring the shape of your skull.
– Dr. Gonzo

May I have a little kiss before you go? I’m very lonely here.
– Highway Patrolman

What kind of rat bastard psychotic would play that song right now, at this moment?
– Raoul Duke

You took too much, man. You took too much.
– Dr. Gonzo

You scurvy shiester bastard. I’m a doctor of journalism man! Get in there and clean your shorts! Clean your shorts goddammit like a big boy!
– Raoul Duke

My attorney had never been able to accept the notion, often espoused by former drug abusers, that you can get a lot higher without drugs than with them, and neither have I for that matter.
– Raoul Duke

There was madness in any direction, at any hour. You could strike sparks anywhere. There was a fantastic universal sense that whatever we were doing was right, that we were winning.
– Raoul Duke

I’m a relatively respectable citizen. Multiple felon perhaps, but certainly not dangerous.
– Raoul Duke

You better take care of me, Lord. If you don’t you’re gonna have me on your hands.
– Raoul Duke