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WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS QUOTES

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.

WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS, Painting and Guns

You can't fake quality any more than you can fake a good meal.

WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS, The Western Lands

A junky runs on junk time. When his junk is cut off, the clock runs down and stops. All he can do is hang on and wait for non-junk time to start.

WILLIAM BURROUGHS, Junkie

All games are basically hostile. Winners and losers. We see them all around us: the winners and the losers. The losers can oftentimes become winners, and the winners can very easily become losers.

WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS, "The War Universe"

All games are basically hostile. Winners and losers. We see them all around us: the winners and the losers. The losers can oftentimes become winners, and the winners can very easily become losers.

WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS, "The War Universe", Grand Street, 1991

Silence is only frightening to people who are compulsively verbalizing.

WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS, The Job: Interviews with William S. Burroughs

This is a war universe. War all the time. That is its nature. There may be other universes based on all sorts of other principles, but ours seems to be based on war and games.

WILLIAM BURROUGHS, "The War Universe"


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