Mixed-media self-portrait by Hunter S. Thompson, 1976.
Bin ich ein Gott? Mir wird so licht!
Am I a god? I see so clearly! / Light fills my mind!
(Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust, Act I, Scene 4, 439-40.)
The speaker of the first quote is Faust; the second speaker is Mephistopheles. I feel like both or either quote could be attributed to Hunter Thompson and no one would think that out of his ordinary style. I’ve been thinking a lot about him and the things his writing has always made me feel, I suppose it’s more acute than usual with his birthday coming up soon. R.I.P. is I guess all I can say.