"Happiness is a byproduct of function, purpose, and conflict those who seek happiness for itself seek victory without war."
"Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open."William S. Burroughs on John Barrymore
"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions."William S. Burroughs on Dalai Lama
"Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be."William S. Burroughs on Abraham Lincoln
"I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition."William S. Burroughs on Martha Washington
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."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."
"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."