William s. burroughs quotes..“In deep sadness there is no place for sentimentality.”

-“In the magical universe there are no coincidences and there are no accidents. Nothing happens unless someone wills it to happen. -"I don’t care if people hate my guts; I assume most of them do. The important question is whether they are in a position to do anything about it.” -“(1) Never give anything away for nothing. (2) Never give more than you have to give (always catch the buyer hungry and always make him wait). (3) Always take everything back if you possibly can.” -“Silence is only frightening to people who are compulsively verbalizing.” -“Every man has inside himself a parasitic being who is acting not at all to his advantage.” -“Happiness is a byproduct of function, purpose, and conflict; those who seek happiness for itself seek victory without war.” -“Perhaps all pleasure is only relief.” -“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.” -“A paranoid is someone who knows a little of what's going on.” -“Desperation is the raw material of drastic change. Only those who can leave behind everything they have ever believed in can hope to escape.” -“Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.” -“I am getting so far out one day I won't come back at all.” -“Sometimes paranoia's just having all the facts.” -“Nothing exists until or unless it is observed. An artist is making something exist by observing it. And his hope for other people is that they will also make it exist by observing it. I call it 'creative observation.' Creative viewing.” -“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.” -“"Nothing is true, everything is permitted"” -“Anything that can be done chemically can be done by other means.” -“The only possible ETHIC is to do what one wants to do.” -“After one look at this planet any visitor from outer space would say ''I want to see the manager.''” -“Be just and if you can't be just, be arbitrary.” -“Like all pure creatures, cats are practical.” -“I'm running out of everything now. Out of veins, out of money.” -“The way to kill a man or a nation is to cut off his dreams, the way the whites are taking care of the Indians: killing their dreams, their magic, their familiar spirits.” -“The aim of education is the knowledge, not of facts, but of values.” -“You can't fake quality any more than you can fake a good meal.” -“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.” -“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.” -“How I hate those who are dedicated to producing conformity.” -“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.” -“Artists to my mind are the real architects of change, and not the political legislators who implement change after the fact.”

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