"Admittedly, a homosexual can be conditioned to react sexually to a woman, or to an old boot for that matter. In fact, both homo - and heterosexual experimental subjects have been conditioned to react sexually to an old boot, and you can save a lot of money that way."
"When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life now that I am old I know that it is."William S. Burroughs on Oscar Wilde
"A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money."William S. Burroughs on John Ruskin
"Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants."William S. Burroughs on Benjamin Franklin
"The lack of money is the root of all evil."William S. Burroughs on Mark Twain
"Honesty is the best policy - when there is money in it."William S. Burroughs on Mark Twain
"Most of the trouble in this world has been caused by folks who can't mind their own business, because they have no business of their own to mind, any more than a smallpox virus has."
"Desperation is the raw material of drastic change. Only those who can leave behind everything they have ever believed in can hope to escape."
"Artists to my mind are the real architects of change, and not the political legislators who implement change after the fact."
"The way to kill a man or a nation is to cut off his dreams, the way the whites are taking care of the Indians: killing their dreams, their magic, their familiar spirits."
"The aim of education is the knowledge, not of facts, but of values."