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“There’s just too much happening”

HST: Oh yeah, it’s too busy during the day. There are too many plumbers and salesmen driving around. It’s like writing in a crowd, in the street.

Has it always been like that for you?

HST: As a matter of function, yeah. I wasn’t born a vampire bat. As a matter of, take a look around you. I can’t handle it. There’s no way I can work as a writer during the day. There’s just too much happening.

— From an unpublished interview with Hunter Thompson conducted in 1998. Hunter died six years ago this week.