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William S. Burroughs Quotes: A cat's rage is beautiful, burning with pure cat flame, all its hair standing up and crackling blue sparks, eyes blazing and sputtering.
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William S. Burroughs Quote: I think the ideal situation for a family is to be completely incestuous.
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Quotes about William S. Burroughs: Victimless crimes are the lifeline of the RIGHT virus. And there is a growing recognition, even in official quarters, that victimless crimes should be removed from the books or subject to minimal penalties.
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Quote about William S. Burroughs: 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.
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William S. Burroughs Sayings: My characters are quite as real to me as so-called real people; which is one reason why I'm not subject to what is known as loneliness. I have plenty of company.
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William S. Burroughs Saying: There is no line between the 'real world' and 'world of myth and symbol.' Objects, sensations, hit with the impact of hallucination.
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Sayings about William S. Burroughs: The hallucinogens produce visionary states, sort of, but morphine and its derivatives decrease awareness of inner processes, thoughts and feelings. They are pain killers; pure and simple. They are absolutely contraindicated for creative work, and I include in the lot alcohol, morphine, barbiturates, tranquilizers the whole spectrum of sedative drugs.
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Saying about William S. Burroughs: The photo collage is a way to travel that must be used with skill and precision if we are to arrive... The collage as a flexible hieroglyph language of juxtaposition: A collage makes a statement.
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William S. Burroughs Quotes: England has the most sordid literary scene I've ever seen. They all meet in the same pub. This guy's writing a foreword for this person. They all have to give radio programs, they have to do all this just in order to scrape by. They're all scratching each other's backs.
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William S. Burroughs Quote: I began to get a feeling (...) of being the only sane man in a nut house. It doesn't make you feel superior but depressed and scared, because there is nobody you can contact.
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Quotes about William S. Burroughs: To be an outlaw you must first have a base in law to reject and get out of, I never had such a base. I never had a place I could call home that meant any more than a key to a house, apartment or hotel room. ... Am I alien? Alien from what exactly? Perhaps my home is my dream city, more real than my waking life precisely because it has no relation to waking life...
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Quote about William S. Burroughs: Truth is used to vitalize a statement rather than devitalize it. Truth implies more than a simple statement of fact.
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William S. Burroughs Sayings: Americans have a special horror of giving up control, of letting things happen in their own way without interference.
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William S. Burroughs Saying: In Mexico your wishes have a dream power. When you want to see someone, he turns up.
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Sayings about William S. Burroughs: One very important aspect of art is that it makes people aware of what they know and don't know they know. . . . Once the breakthrough is made, there is a permanent expansion of awareness. But there is always a reaction of rage, of outrage, at the first breakthrough. . . . So the artist, then, expands awareness. And once the breakthrough is made, this becomes part of the general awareness.
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Saying about William S. Burroughs: All writing is in fact cut-ups. A collage of words read heard overheard. What else?
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William S. Burroughs Quotes: Junk takes everything and gives nothing but insurance against junk sickness.
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William S. Burroughs Quote: Look at these poisonous color maps where flesh trees grow from human sacrifices; listen to these sniggering half-heard words of tenderness and doom from lips spotted with decay
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