William S. Burroughs Quotes

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desperation-is-the-raw-material-of-drastic-change-only-those-who-can-leave-behind-everything-they-have-ever-believed-in-can-hope-to-escape
artists-to-my-mind-are-the-real-architects-of-change-and-not-the-political-legislators-who-implement-change-after-the-fact
the-aim-of-education-is-the-knowledge-not-of-facts-but-of-values
your-mind-will-answer-most-questions-if-you-learn-to-relax-and-wait-for-the-answer
like-all-pure-creatures-cats-are-practical
in-deep-sadness-there-is-no-place-for-sentimentality
when-people-start-talking-about-their-bowel-movements-they-are-inexorable-as-processes-which-they-speak-william-s-burroughs
if-everyone-is-to-be-made-responsible-for-everything-they-do-you-must-extend-responsibility-beyond-level-conscious-intention-william-s-burroughs
madness-is-confusion-levels-fact-madness-is-not-seeing-visions-but-confusing-levels-william-s-burroughs
when-you-stop-growing-you-start-dying-william-s-burroughs
an-addict-never-stops-growing-stupider-william-s-burroughs
if-you-werent-surprised-by-your-life-you-wouldnt-be-alive-life-is-surprise-william-s-burroughs
life-is-vacation-from-two-eternities-william-s-burroughs
life-is-vacation-from-two-eternities-who-wants-to-waste-those-precious-years-worrying-about-what-happens-when-you-get-back-to-forever-william-s-burroughs
the-nonconformist-here-may-be-beat-down-by-life-but-still-has-beauty-in-his-her-longing-for-freedom-for-awakening-mind-william-s-burroughs
you-were-given-power-to-love-in-order-to-use-it-no-matter-what-pain-it-may-cause-you-william-s-burroughs
how-long-does-it-take-man-to-realize-that-he-cannot-want-what-he-wants-you-have-to-live-in-hell-to-see-heaven-william-s-burroughs
this-is-war-universe-war-all-time-there-may-be-other-universes-but-ours-seems-to-be-based-on-war-games-william-s-burroughs
jesus-christ-said-by-their-fruits-ye-shall-know-them-not-by-their-disclaimers-william-s-burroughs
when-i-become-death-death-is-seed-from-which-i-grow-william-s-burroughs
nobody-owns-life-but-anyone-who-can-pick-up-frying-pan-owns-death-william-s-burroughs
dream-long-dream-hard-enoughyou-will-come-to-knowdreaming-can-make-it--william-s-burroughs
cheat-your-landlord-if-you-can-must-but-do-not-try-to-shortchange-muse-william-s-burroughs
to-my-way-thinking-function-poet-is-to-make-us-aware-what-we-know-dont-know-we-know-william-s-burroughs
the-simplest-questions-are-most-difficult-william-s-burroughs
but-youre-artist-you-dont-believe-in-decency-honesty-gratitude-william-s-burroughs
as-one-judge-said-to-another-judge-be-just-and-if-you-cant-be-just-be-arbitrary-william-s-burroughs
the-boy-looks-into-mugwump-eyes-blank-as-obsidian-mirrors-pools-black-blood-glory-holes-in-toilet-wall-closing-on-last-erection-william-s-burroughs
panic-is-sudden-realization-that-everything-around-you-is-alive-william-s-burroughs
a-cats-rage-is-beautiful-burning-with-pure-cat-flame-all-its-hair-standing-up-crackling-blue-sparks-eyes-blazing-sputtering-william-s-burroughs
the-cat-does-not-offer-services-the-cat-offers-itself-william-s-burroughs
cat-hate-reflects-ugly-stupid-loutish-bigoted-spirit-there-can-be-no-compromise-with-this-ugly-spirit-william-s-burroughs
the-cat-does-not-offer-services-the-cat-offers-itself-of-course-he-wants-care-shelter-you-dont-buy-love-for-nothing-william-s-burroughs
i-prefer-cats-to-people-for-most-part-most-people-arent-cute-if-they-are-cute-they-rapidly-outgrow-it-william-s-burroughs
language-is-virus-from-outer-space-william-s-burroughs
the-word-has-not-been-recognized-as-virus-because-it-has-achieved-state-stable-symbiosis-with-host-william-s-burroughs
we-intend-to-destroy-all-dogmatic-verbal-systems-william-s-burroughs
silence-is-only-frightening-to-people-who-are-compulsively-verbalizing-william-s-burroughs
you-know-real-friend-someone-you-know-will-look-after-your-cat-after-you-are-gone-william-s-burroughs
love-what-is-it-most-natural-painkiller-what-there-is-love-william-s-burroughs
there-are-no-innocent-bystanders-what-are-they-doing-there-in-first-place-william-s-burroughs
the-dream-is-spontaneous-happening-therefore-dangerous-to-control-system-setup-by-nondreamers-william-s-burroughs
we-are-cats-inside-we-are-cats-who-cannot-walk-alone-for-us-there-is-only-one-place-william-s-burroughs
you-need-good-bedside-manner-with-doctors-you-will-get-nowhere-william-s-burroughs
that-old-feeling-is-still-in-my-leaking-heart-william-s-burroughs
poverty-hatred-war-policecriminals-bureaucracy-insanity-all-symptoms-the-human-virus-william-s-burroughs
Did I ever tell you about the man who taught his asshole to talk? His whole abdomen would move up and down, you dig, farting out the words. It was unlike anything I ever heard. Bubbly, thick, stagnant sound. A sound you could smell. This man worked for the carnival, you dig? And to start with it was like a novelty ventriloquist act. After a while, the ass started talking on its own. He would go in without anything prepared... and his ass would ad-lib and toss the gags back at him every time. Then it developed sort of teethlike... little raspy incurving hooks and started eating. He thought this was cute at first and built an act around it... but the asshole would eat its way through his pants and start talking on the street... shouting out it wanted equal rights. It would get drunk, too, and have crying jags. Nobody loved it. And it wanted to be kissed, same as any other mouth. Finally, it talked all the time, day and night. You could hear him for blocks, screaming at it to shut up... beating at it with his fists... and sticking candles up it, but... nothing did any good, and the asshole said to him... "It is you who will shut up in the end, not me... "because we don't need you around here anymore. I can talk and eat and shit." After that, he began waking up in the morning with transparentjelly... like a tadpole's tail all over his mouth. He would tear it off his mouth and the pieces would stick to his hands... like burning gasoline jelly and grow there. So, finally, his mouth sealed over... and the whole head... would have amputated spontaneously except for the eyes, you dig? That's the one thing that the asshole couldn't do was see. It needed the eyes. Nerve connections were blocked... and infiltrated and atrophied. So, the brain couldn't give orders anymore. It was trapped inside the skull... sealed off. For a while, you could see... the silent, helpless suffering of the brain behind the eyes. And then finally the brain must have died... because the eyes went out... and there was no more feeling in them than a crab's eye at the end of a stalk.

William S. Burroughs
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happiness-is-byproduct-function-purpose-conflict-those-who-seek-happiness-for-itself-seek-victory-without-war-william-s-burroughs
junk-is-not-like-alcohol-weed-means-to-increased-enjoyment-life-junk-is-not-kick-it-is-way-life-william-s-burroughs
i-feel-that-this-life-is-sort-penal-colony-people-have-goofed-we-wouldnt-be-here-william-s-burroughs
in-city-market-is-meet-cafe-followers-obsolete-unthinkable-trades-doodling-in-etruscan-addicts-drugs-not-yet-synthesized-pushers-soupedup-harmine-junk-reduced-to-pure-habit-offer
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