"The aim of education is the knowledge, not of facts, but of values."
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."William S. Burroughs on Nelson Mandela
"The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education."William S. Burroughs on Albert Einstein
"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."William S. Burroughs on Aristotle
"My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors."William S. Burroughs on Maya Angelou
"Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught."William S. Burroughs on Oscar Wilde
"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."
"Happiness is a byproduct of function, purpose, and conflict those who seek happiness for itself seek victory without war."