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10 Famous Quotes by William S. Burroughs
2/5/1914 - 8/2/1997
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William S Burroughs     William Burroughs     William Seward Burroughs
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Desperation is the raw material of drastic change. Only those who can leave behind everything they have ever believed in can hope to escape.

Despair Quotes, by William S. Burroughs

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Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.

Relax Quotes, by William S. Burroughs

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So cheat your landlord if you can and must, but do not try to shortchange the Muse. It cannot be done. You can't fake quality any more than you can fake a good meal.

Cheating Quotes, by William S. Burroughs

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So cheat your landlord if you can and must, but do not try to shortchange the Muse. It cannot be done. You can't fake quality any more than you can fake a good meal.

Relationships Quotes, by William S. Burroughs

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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.

Weapons Quotes, by William S. Burroughs

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Desperation is the raw material of drastic change. Only those who can leave behind everything they have ever believed in can hope to escape.

Desperation Quotes, by William S. Burroughs

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

Land Quotes, by William S. Burroughs

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

Magic Quotes, by William S. Burroughs

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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.

Perspective Quotes, by William S. Burroughs

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There couldn't be a society of people who didn't dream. They'd be dead in two weeks.

Psychological subjects Quotes, by William S. Burroughs

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