"Man is an artifact designed for space travel. He is not designed to remain in his present biologic state any more than a tadpole is designed to remain a tadpole."
"It is better to travel well than to arrive."William S. Burroughs on Buddha
"Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends."William S. Burroughs on Maya Angelou
"One travels more usefully when alone, because he reflects more."William S. Burroughs on Thomas Jefferson
"Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not."William S. Burroughs on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page."William S. Burroughs on Saint Augustine
"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."