Happy Birthday William Burroughs!!

Burroughs would have been 107 today!! Happy birthday Bill – you changed the world!

“When you stop growing you start dying.”

“A paranoid is someone who knows a little of what’s going on. A psychotic is a guy who’s just found out what’s going on.”
“Love is a haunting melody that I have never mastered, and I fear I never will.”

“You know a real friend? Someone you know will look after your cat after you are gone.”
“In the U.S. you have to be a deviant or die of boredom.”
“There is nothing more provocative than minding your own business.”
“After one look at this planet any visitor from outer space would say ‘I want to see the manager.”
“Never do business with a religious son-of-a-bitch. His word ain’t worth a shit — not with the Good Lord telling him how to fuck you on the deal.”
“Love? What is it? Most natural painkiller that there is.”
“Language is a virus from outer space”
“Artists to my mind are the real architects of change, and not the political legislators who implement change after the fact. ”
“Every man has inside himself a parasitic being who is acting not at all to his advantage.”
“I am getting so far out one day I won’t come back at all.”
“Writers, like elephants, have long, vicious memories. There are things I wish I could forget.”
“The junk merchant doesn’t sell his product to the consumer, he sells the consumer to his product. He does not improve and simplify his merchandise. He degrades and simplifies the client.”
“Panic is the sudden realization that everything around you is alive.”

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