William S. Burroughs Quotes

I think that Richard Nixon will go down in history as a true folk hero, who struck a vital blow to the whole diseased concept of the revered image and gave the American virtue of irreverence and skepticism back to the people.

The face of evil is the face of total need.

In fact they recapitulate the story of Christianity word for word, like the inevitable course of some unsightly disease: criminal ignorance, brutish stupidity, self-righteous bigotry, paranoid fear of outsiders. For the cultist, psychiatrists, the media, Government agencies have become Satan incarnate. Like the fundamental Christians, they have to be “right”

Testifying before a joint committee from both houses of Parliament in 1909, an acclaimed writer spoke passionately against censorship. In his remarks, he offered a famous observation: A paranoid is someone who knows a little of what’s going on.

The cat does not offer services. The cat offers itself. Of course he wants care and shelter. You don’t buy love for nothing. Like all pure creatures, cats are practical.

If you’re gonna do business with a religious son of a bitch. Get it in writing. His word ain’t worth shit, not with the good Lord teaching him how to fuck you on the deal.

A week before Dallas some woman got within two feet of JFK and took his picture. ‘She may have assassinated the President,’ an official stated flatly… If I were a politician in danger of assassination and someone got within two feet of me I’d fire every bodyguard in my entourage and borrow some guns from […]

America is not a young land: it is old and dirty and evil before the settlers, before the Indians. The evil is there waiting.

First there was a young guy sitting in front of television in a T-shirt drinking beer with his mother, then there was an older fatter person sitting in front of television in a T-shirt drinking beer with his mother. (on Jack Kerouac)