"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."
"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect."William S. Burroughs on Mark Twain
"The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax."William S. Burroughs on Albert Einstein
"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure."William S. Burroughs on Colin Powell
"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all."William S. Burroughs on Dale Carnegie
"If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance."William S. Burroughs on Abraham Lincoln
"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."
"Happiness is a byproduct of function, purpose, and conflict those who seek happiness for itself seek victory without war."