It’s a funny thing.  Hunter’s probably one of the best writers that we’ll ever get, but I didn’t care about that.  The Rolling Stones are probably the best best rock & roll singers left, but they’re total fucking jerks in my world.  I met them at Altamont.  I didn’t like them before they came out, I didn’t like what they did when they came out, and I didn’t like what they said about us afterwards.  I don’t think that people realize that just because you’re really good at something, it doesn’t make you a good person.

Sonny Barger, talking about Hunter S. Thompson, in Gonzo.