Fiction is a bridge to the truth

Fiction is a bridge to the truth that journalism can't reach. Facts are lies when they're added up, and the only kind of journalism I can pay much attention to is something like Down and Out in Paris and London.

—Hunter S. Thompson. "Letter to Angus Cameron, 28 June 1965." The Proud Highway: Saga of a Desperate Southern Gentleman, 1955-1967.

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