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"