William S. Burroughs Quotes and Sayings

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William S. Burroughs Quotes, Sayings, deep, wise

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 S. Burroughs

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

William S. Burroughs

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

William S. Burroughs

William S. Burroughs Quotes, Sayings, manager, deep

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 S. 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 S. Burroughs

William S. Burroughs Quotes, Sayings, meaningful, wise

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 S. 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 S. Burroughs

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Black magic operates most effectively in preconscious, marginal areas. Casual curses are the most effective.

William S. Burroughs