"There couldn't be a society of people who didn't dream. They'd be dead in two weeks."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."William S. Burroughs on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."William S. Burroughs on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."William S. Burroughs on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."William S. Burroughs on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."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."