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William S. Burroughs Quote: “I had the feeling that some horrible image was just beyond the field of vision, moving, as I turned my head, so that I never quite saw it.”
William S. Burroughs Quote: “The most deadly picture is a picture of nothing at all. The colors are there, but there is no image, nothing.”
William S. Burroughs Quote: “The American uppermiddle-class citizen is a composite of negatives. He is largely delineated by what he is not. – pg. 41.”
William S. Burroughs Quote: “All the world’s a gallows and we all play our parts, some are towel boys, others lewd doctors, most of us just dirty old men whimper at life’s Glory Hole.”
William S. Burroughs Quote: “The simplest questions are the most difficult.”
William S. Burroughs Quote: “I feel there is some hideous new force loose in the world like a creeping sickness, spreading, blighting. Remoter parts of the world seem better now, because they are less touched by it. Control, bureaucracy, regimentation, these are merely symptoms of a deeper sickness that no political or economic program can touch. What is the sickness itself?”
William S. Burroughs Quote: “His face with lined with suffering in which his eyes did not participate.”
William S. Burroughs Quote: “A phenomenon must be to some extent comprehensible to be perceived at all.”
William S. Burroughs Quote: “There is a kidney-shaped fish pool outside the picture window. I cleaned it out and put in some large goldfish I bought in a bait store. The cats are always trying to catch the fish, with no success. One time the white cat leapt for a frog across the pool. The frog dove in and the cat fell in. He is trouble-prone.”
William S. Burroughs Quote: “After the shot he collapsed on the bed and lay there inert, but something was stirring in his spine from neck to the tail – and now pieces tore loose in the eggs and then a red, glistening head emerges in reeking yellow slime – and then the whole centipede crawling out quick.”
William S. Burroughs Quote: “Many of my characters first came through to me as voices. That’s why I use a tape recorder.”
William S. Burroughs Quote: “I don’t spot junk neighbourhoods by the way they look, but by the feel, somewhat the same process by which a dowser locates hidden water. I am walking along and suddenly the junk in my cells moves and twitches like the dowsers wand: ‘Junk here!”
William S. Burroughs Quote: “It is inconceivable that Homo Sapiens could last another thousand years in present form. People of such great stupidity and such barbarous manners. And what do years mean, apart from human measurement and perception? Does time pass if there is no one there to register its passing? Of course not, since Time is a figment of human perception.”
William S. Burroughs Quote: “Most serious writers refuse to make themselves available to the things that technology is doing. I’ve never been able to understand this sort of fear.”
William S. Burroughs Quote: “I was asked: “Why did you stop writing?” I would not know any more than I would know why I started writing. Try not to be as obtuse as you are.”
William S. Burroughs Quote: “It is more profitable to give wages than to receive them.”
William S. Burroughs Quote: “Nobody’s busting into YOUR apartment at three in the morning, are they? Well, then don’t worry about what they’re doing in South Korea and places like that. It’s like the standard of living. Are you content to achieve your higher standard of living at the expense of people all over the world who’ve got a lower standard of living? Most Americans would say yes. Now we ask the question, are you content to enjoy your political freedom at the expense of people who are less free? I think they would also say yes.”
William S. Burroughs Quote: “Todos creemos al principio que podremos controlarlo. Luego dejamos de querer controlarlo.”
William S. Burroughs Quote: “I got up the next morning with morphine hangover. I poured myself a large glass of cold milk, which is an antidote for morphine.”
William S. Burroughs Quote: “A typical modern Puritan, she was able to believe in sin without believing in God. In fact, she felt there was something soft and sinful about believing in God. She rejected such indulgence like an indecent proposal.”
William S. Burroughs Quote: “A narcotics agent infiltrated the beatniks by writing bad poetry. WE are not bad writers but our purpose is ultimately the same: to expose and arrest Novia Criminals. In The Naked Lunch, The Soft Machine and The Novia Express i have shown who they are and what they are doing and what they will do if they are not arrested. These books were written to expose and arrest criminals. Minutes to go. This is war to extermination.”
William S. Burroughs Quote: “I don’t think anyone could write a completely honest autobiography. I am sure no one could bear to read it: My Past Was An Evil River.”
William S. Burroughs Quote: “A paranoid man is a man with all the facts.”
William S. Burroughs Quote: “Gilbert and George said: “But don’t you see? That’s how Bacon is. He is absolutely right to behave as he wants.” Not as he wants. As he has to behave. An artist must be open to the muse. The greater the artist, the more he is open to “cosmic currents.” He has to behave as he does. If he has “the courage to be an artist,” he is committed to behave as the mood possesses him. “That’s the man who booed Princess Margaret!” – the peasantry shrink back from his sulfurous glow.”
William S. Burroughs Quote: “Sit down on your ass, or what’s left of it after four years in the navy.”
William S. Burroughs Quote: “Lee finished his third drink and turned to Allerton. “I figure to go down to South America soon,” he said. “Why don’t you come along? Won’t cost you a cent.” “Perhaps not in money.” “I’m not a difficult man to get along with,” said Lee. “We could reach a satisfactory arrangement. What you got to lose?” “Independence.” “So who’s going to cut in on your independence? You can lay all the women in South America if you want to. All I ask is be nice to Papa, say twice a week.”
William S. Burroughs Quote: “In the beginning his flesh was simply soft, so soft that he was cut to the bone by dust particles, air currents and brushing overcoats while direct contact with doors and chairs seemed to occasion no discomfort. No wound healed in his soft, tentative flesh... Long white tendrils of fungus curled round the naked bones.”
William S. Burroughs Quote: “Junk sickness is the reverse side of junk kick. The kick of junk is that you have to have it. Junkies run on junktime and junkmetabolism. They are subject to junk climate. They are warmed and chilled by junk. The kick of junk is living under junk conditions. You cannot escape from junk sickness anymore than you can escape from junk kick after a shot.”
William S. Burroughs Quote: “How did we all get here? Spot of trouble in our old countries.”
William S. Burroughs Quote: “Poverty, hatred, war, police-criminals, bureaucracy, insanity, all symptoms of The Human Virus.”
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