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Quotes By William S. Burroughs

Nationality
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DOB
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5-02-1914
DOD
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2-08-1997

Novelist William S. Burroughs was born on 5th February 1914 AD. An American citizen, William S. Burroughs was born in United States. He was also called William Seward Burroughs. William Seward Burroughs was 83 years old when he died on 2nd August 1997 AD. In his life William Seward Burroughs was famous not only for his work but also for quotations and sayings, some of which are quite popular and listed here.

Love is a haunting melody that I have never mastered and I fear I never will.

- 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.

- The Cat Inside , William S. Burroughs

A functioning police state needs no police.

- William S. Burroughs

After one look at this planet any visitor from outer space would say 'I want to see the manager.'

- The Adding Machine: Selected Essays , William S. Burroughs

Anything that can be done chemically can be done by other means.

- 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

Be just and if you can't be just, be arbitrary.

- Naked Lunch: The Restored Text , William S. Burroughs

Black magic operates most effectively in pre-conscious, marginal areas. Casual curses are the most effective.

- William S. Burroughs

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

Every man has inside himself a parasitic being who is acting not at all to his advantage.

- 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

How I hate those who are dedicated to producing conformity.

- William S. Burroughs

In deep sadness there is no place for sentimentality.

- 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

Language is a virus from outer space.

- William S. Burroughs

Like all pure creatures, cats are practical.

- The Cat Inside , William S. Burroughs

And I enjoyed the celebrity and the creativity that was involved in Star Trek.

- William S. Burroughs

Sometimes paranoia's just having all the facts.

- William S. Burroughs

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