"In deep sadness there is no place for sentimentality."
"When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight."William S. Burroughs on Khalil Gibran
"Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad."William S. Burroughs on Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"I seldom think about my limitations, and they never make me sad. Perhaps there is just a touch of yearning at times but it is vague, like a breeze among flowers."William S. Burroughs on Helen Keller
"If my world were to cave in tomorrow, I would look back on all the pleasures, excitements and worthwhilenesses I have been lucky enough to have had. Not the sadness, not my miscarriages or my father leaving home, but the joy of everything else. It will have been enough."William S. Burroughs on Audrey Hepburn
"Sadness is but a wall between two gardens."William S. Burroughs on Khalil Gibran
"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."