William Seward Burroughs quotes

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“After one look at this planet any visitor from outer space would say 'I want to see the manager.'”

— William Seward Burroughs

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“Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.”

— William Seward Burroughs

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“The face of evil is always the face of total need.”

— William Seward Burroughs

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“You can't fake quality any more than you can fake a good meal.”

— William Seward Burroughs

“After a shooting spree, they always want to take the guns away from the people who didn't do it. I sure as hell wouldn't want to live in a society where the only people allowed guns are the police and the military.”

— William Seward Burroughs

“Desperation is the raw material of drastic change. Only those who can leave behind everything they have ever believed in can hope to escape.”

— William Seward Burroughs

“Artists to my mind are the real architects of change, and not the political legislators who implement change after the fact.”

— William Seward Burroughs

“How I hate those who are dedicated to producing conformity.”

— William Seward Burroughs

“A paranoid is someone who knows a little of what's going on.”

— William Seward Burroughs

“Happiness is a byproduct of function, purpose, and conflict; those who seek happiness for itself seek victory without war.”

— William Seward Burroughs

“Most of the trouble in this world has been caused by folks who can't mind their own business, because they have no business of their own to mind, any more than a smallpox virus has.”

— William Seward Burroughs

“Our national drug is alcohol. We tend to regard the use any other drug with special horror.”

— William Seward Burroughs

“Silence is only frightening to people who are compulsively verbalizing.”

— William Seward Burroughs

“A cat's rage is beautiful, burning with pure cat flame, all its hair standing up and crackling blue sparks, eyes blazing and sputtering.”

— William Seward Burroughs

“In deep sadness there is no place for sentimentality.”

— William Seward Burroughs

“Every man has inside himself a parasitic being who is acting not at all to his advantage.”

— William Seward Burroughs

“Language is a virus from outer space.”

— William Seward Burroughs

“A functioning police state needs no police.”

— William Seward Burroughs

“Sometimes paranoia's just having all the facts.”

— William Seward Burroughs

“Admittedly, a homosexual can be conditioned to react sexually to a woman, or to an old boot for that matter. In fact, both homo - and heterosexual experimental subjects have been conditioned to react sexually to an old boot, and you can save a lot of money that way.”

— William Seward Burroughs

“In my writing I am acting as a map maker, an explorer of psychic areas, a cosmonaut of inner space, and I see no point in exploring areas that have already been thoroughly surveyed.”

— William Seward Burroughs

“There couldn't be a society of people who didn't dream. They'd be dead in two weeks.”

— William Seward Burroughs

“I am getting so far out one day I won't come back at all.”

— William Seward Burroughs

“Nothing is true, everything is permitted.”

— William Seward Burroughs

“Anything that can be done chemically can be done by other means.”

— William Seward Burroughs

“Hustlers of the world, there is one mark you cannot beat: the mark inside.”

— William Seward Burroughs

“The cat does not offer services. The cat offers itself. Of course he wants care and shelter. You don't buy love for nothing.”

— William Seward Burroughs

“Man is an artifact designed for space travel. He is not designed to remain in his present biologic state any more than a tadpole is designed to remain a tadpole.”

— William Seward Burroughs

“The aim of education is the knowledge, not of facts, but of values.”

— William Seward Burroughs

“Junk is the ideal product... the ultimate merchandise. No sales talk necessary. The client will crawl through a sewer and beg to buy.”

— William Seward Burroughs
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