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William S. Burroughs

Read through the most famous quotes from William S. Burroughs

If I had my way we'd sleep every night all wrapped around each other like hibernating rattlesnakes.

— William S. Burroughs


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

— William S. Burroughs

#knows #little #paranoid #someone #who

Nobody owns life, but anyone who can pick up a frying pan owns death.

— William S. Burroughs

#murder #death

There is no intensity of love or feeling that does not involve the risk of crippling hurt. It is a duty to take this risk, to love and feel without defense or reserve.

— William S. Burroughs

#risk #love

Silence is only frightening to people who are compulsively verbalizing.

— William S. Burroughs

#frightening #only #people #silence #who

Whether you sniff it smoke it eat it or shove it up your ass the result is the same: addiction.

— William S. Burroughs

#drugs #eating

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 S. Burroughs

#believed #change #desperation #drastic #drastic change

There is nothing more provocative than minding your own business.

— William S. Burroughs

#provocative #business

Language is a virus from outer space

— William S. Burroughs


There are no innocent bystanders ... what are they doing there in the first place?

— William S. Burroughs

#responsibility #voyeurism #innocence

About William S. Burroughs

William S. Burroughs Quotes

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Burroughs is featured on the 2000 compilation tribute album Stoned Immaculate on a track that pairs Jim Morrison yelping and groaning with Burroughs reading Morrison's poetry. : /ˈbʌroʊz/; also known by his pen name William Lee; (1914-02-05)February 5 1914 – August 2 1997(1997-08-02)) was an American novelist short story writer essayist painter and spoken word performer. Return to U.

Burroughs had one child William Seward Burroughs III (1947-1981) with his second wife Joan Vollmer. sodomy laws. S.

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