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William S. Burroughs Quote: “I am not a person and I am not an animal. There is something I am here for something I must do before I can go.”
William S. Burroughs Quote: “England is like some stricken beast too stupid to know it is dead. Ingloriously foundering in its own waste products, the backlash and bad karma of empire.”
William S. Burroughs Quote: “The exact objectives of Islam Inc. are obscure. Needless to say everyone involved has a different angle, and they all intend to cross each other up somewhere along the line.”
William S. Burroughs Quote: “If the mortality rate seems high we must realize that Nature is a ruthless teacher. There are no second chances in Mother Nature’s Survival Course.”
William S. Burroughs Quote: “The word has not been recognized as a virus because it has achieved a state of stable symbiosis with the host.”
William S. Burroughs Quote: “I think the ideal situation for a family is to be completely incestuous.”
William S. Burroughs Quote: “No one owns life, but anyone who can pick up a frying pan owns death.”
William S. Burroughs Quote: “When all lies, deceit, pretense is stripped away, what remains? The truth of a painting, or a book or a man.”
William S. Burroughs Quote: “As an old junk pusher told me, ‘Watch whose money you pick up.’”
William S. Burroughs Quote: “There’s a boy across the river with an ass like a peach; alas I was no swimmer and lost my Clementine.”
William S. Burroughs Quote: “I had not taken a bath in a year nor changed my clothes or removed them except to stick a needle every hour in the fibrous grey wooden flesh of heroin addiction. I did absolutely nothing.”
William S. Burroughs Quote: “Strip your psyche to the bare bones of spontaneous process, and you give yourself one chance in a thousand to make the Pass.”
William S. Burroughs Quote: “Now what sort of man or woman or monster would stroke a centipede I have ever seen? And here is my good big centipede! If such a man exists, I say kill him without more ado. He is a traitor to the human race.”
William S. Burroughs Quote: “Kerouac opened a million coffee bars and sold a million pairs of Levis to both sexes. Woodstock rises from his pages.”
William S. Burroughs Quote: “Panic is the sudden realization that everything around you is alive.”
William S. Burroughs Quote: “Thanks, for a country where nobody is allowed to mind his own business. Thanks, for a nation of finks.”
William S. Burroughs Quote: “When you stop growing you start dying. An addict never stops growing. – A user is a continual state of shrinking and growing in his daily cycle of shot-need for shot completed.”
William S. Burroughs Quote: “Like Spain, I am bound to the past.”
William S. Burroughs Quote: “If I had my way we’d sleep every night all wrapped around each other like hibernating rattlesnakes.”
William S. Burroughs Quote: “The face of evil is always the face of total need.”
William S. Burroughs Quote: “Like pregnant women lose their teeth feeding the stranger, junkies lose their yellow fangs feeding the monkey.”
William S. Burroughs Quote: “A consumer society is about simplfying and degrading the consumer as well as the product.”
William S. Burroughs Quote: “People have nothing to say, but they are afraid of saying nothing, so what they do say comes out flat and vapid and meaningless. The shadow of death is on every face.”
William S. Burroughs Quote: “There is no line between the ‘real world’ and ‘world of myth and symbol.’ Objects, sensations, hit with the impact of hallucination.”
William S. Burroughs Quote: “O death where is thy sting? The man is never on time...”
William S. Burroughs Quote: “By the flaws in the picture the truth will emerge.”
William S. Burroughs Quote: “I think there are innumerable gods. What we on earth call God is a little tribal God who has made an awful mess. Certainly forces operating through human consciousness control events.”
William S. Burroughs Quote: “Modern man has lost the option of silence.”
William S. Burroughs Quote: “You can’t fake quality any more than you can fake a good meal.”
William S. Burroughs Quote: “Bizarre and engrossingly disturbing, Naked Lunch, finds truth in madness.”
William S. Burroughs Quote: “I awoke from The Sickness at the age of forty-five, calm and sane, and in reasonably good health except for a weakened liver and the look of borrowed flesh common to all who survive The Sickness...”
William S. Burroughs Quote: “When people start talking about their bowel movements, they are inexorable as the processes of which they speak.”
William S. Burroughs Quote: “After a shooting spree, they always want to take the guns away from the people who didn’t do it.”
William S. Burroughs Quote: “If all pleasure is relief from tension, junk affords relief from the whole life process, in disconnecting the hypothalamus, which is the center of psychic energy and libido.”
William S. Burroughs Quote: “Truth is used to vitalize a statement rather than devitalize it. Truth implies more than a simple statement of fact. “I don’t have any whiskey,” may be a fact but it is not a truth.”
William S. Burroughs Quote: “In deep sadness there is no place for sentimentality.”
William S. Burroughs Quote: “Why are we here? We’re here to go!”
William S. Burroughs Quote: “Black magic operates most effectively in preconscious, marginal areas. Casual curses are the most effective.”
William S. Burroughs Quote: “We intend to destroy all dogmatic verbal systems.”
William S. Burroughs Quote: “He who has learned to do nothing with his whole mind and body will have everything done for him.”
William S. Burroughs Quote: “In Mexico your wishes have a dream power. When you want to see someone, he turns up.”
William S. Burroughs Quote: “The Planet drifts to random insect doom.”
William S. Burroughs Quote: “I can feel the heat closing in, feel them out there making their moves.”
William S. Burroughs Quote: “When he smiled the fear flew away in little pieces of light...”
William S. Burroughs Quote: “That old feeling is still in my leaking heart.”
William S. Burroughs Quote: “You need a good bedside manner with doctors or you will get nowhere.”
William S. Burroughs Quote: “Some people like neat suburbs. I always am attracted to the rundown and the old and the offbeat.”
William S. Burroughs Quote: “In homosexual sex you know exactly what the other person is feeling, so you are identifying with the other person completely. In heterosexual sex you have no idea what the other person is feeling.”
William S. Burroughs Quote: “I think that Richard Nixon will go down in history as a true folk hero, who struck a vital blow to the whole diseased concept of the revered image and gave the American virtue of irreverence and skepticism back to the people.”
William S. Burroughs Quote: “Melancholy Baby dies from an overdose of time.”
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