"Desperation is the raw material of drastic change. Only those who can leave behind everything they have ever believed in can hope to escape."
"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude."William S. Burroughs on Maya Angelou
"Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent."William S. Burroughs on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference."William S. Burroughs on Reinhold Niebuhr
"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."William S. Burroughs on Barack Obama
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."William S. Burroughs on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."
"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."
"Happiness is a byproduct of function, purpose, and conflict those who seek happiness for itself seek victory without war."