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William S. Burroughs

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It is a lie.
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He [Somoza] may be a son of a bitch, but he's our son of a bitch
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I'm a thinker. That is what I do, in great depth and detail, every waking moment of the day. I like ...
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Unification of differences is power.
SHESH NATH VERNWAL
Get off my planet, you son of a bitch.
JOHN SCALZI
I'll get you, you son of a bitch!
ROCKY MARCIANO
When you are a Bear of Very Little Brain, and you Think of Things, you find sometimes that a Thing w...
A.A. MILNE
Ay me! For aught that I could every read,
Could ever hear by tale or history,
The course o...
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One's ideas must be as broad as Nature if they are to interpret Nature
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Imagine life as a game, a game that is filled with obstacles and hazards to overcome but sometimes y...
GARY F EVANS...
They should make earplugs for people who are grieving, so we don't have to hear the stupid things pe...
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Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and s...
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If I were to reduce all my feelings and their painful conflicts to a single name, I can think of no ...
HERMANN HESSE
Son of a bitch!
DAVID WELLS
Thus have I, Wall, my part discharged so;
And, being done, thus Wall away doth go.
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The school year progressed slowly. I felt as if I had been in the sixth grade for years, yet it was ...
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The norm which the society at large has set today categorically is in the form of preventive measure...
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When a lot of voices, make up a noise, the man who is silent represents a voice.
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Walking the rugged trail of the unknown destiny can be filled with walls crashing and cracks on the ...
GARY F EVANS...
I can see you have a great deal of water in your personality. Water never waits. It changes shape an...
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كنت أصمت أذعن لمصيري. أحمل دميتي,أنزع ملابسها, أشد شعره...
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I'm not saying that I'm better than anyone... I'm just saying that I'm one-of-a-kind.
C LIONG
A man of guilt acknowledges and changes himself immediately on being hinted slightly about his fault...
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A person of value have skill, a vision & a deep desire to achieve what they dream for. Happiness com...
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To have a pet in the family is to invite good health into your lives.It brings happiness to all and ...
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The worth of a person’s quote is in his or her heart where it takes the birth and the value of the...
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The value of a consultant;An outsider can see what an insider cannot see or has decided to ignore.
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It makes you wonder why the human race can be so selfish and self-centered sometimes, when on cold w...
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A family is like a card game, on one hand, you can get a really bad hand and on the other, your hand...
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I'm not saying that I'm better than anyone... I'm just saying that I'm one-of-a-kind.
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I am broken and healing, but every piece of my heart belong to you.
SARAH J. MAAS
You do what you love, what you need
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You are the blood of the dragon. You can make a hat.
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Hodor," said Hodor.
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She made a fence of phrases, which seemed a treachery to herself.
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The issue isn't whether he loved you, it's how much. Too much. Love can be poison
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I turned.
Rhysand leaned against the archway into the sitting room, arms crossed, wings nowhere...
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Jack Holloway told me he would get the son of a bitch who killed my child and the mate of my child,"...
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Supposing a tree fell down, Pooh, when we were underneath it?'
'Supposing it didn't,' said Pooh...
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How lucky I am to have known somebody and something that saying goodbye to is so damned awful.
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Build a good name. Keep your name clean. Don’t make compromises, don’t worry about making a bunc...
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Allie, what do the Stars tell me to do? You know I don't understand the scientific part.
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Jaime smiled knowingly. Men will read all sorts of things into a knowing smile if you let them.
GEORGE R.R. MARTIN
The son of a bitch believes.
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You're still lovely," Mor said a bit gently.
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Take this, you son of a bitch,
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Interdependent Thinking is a true system view of the world.
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Life is a divine blessing for those who live life to add values in the lives of others.
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Daring to dream is not difficult, it's making them come true that is hard...
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Obedience is bondage, if God wants to be adored he should make himself more loving.
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„Ein Mensch kann niemals Tier werden, er stürzt am Tier vorbei in den Abgrund
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Be careful of relying on the opinion of others, these are the same people that like liver.
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Nevertheless the severance is rather casual and it drops a stain on our admiration of Nora. Ibsen ha...
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Never give up on you. In order to make a difference you would have to somehow be different.
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I'm a wild son-of-a-bitch from Cripple Creek!
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TING-A-LING, YOU SON OF A BITCH!
KURT VONNEGUT
it's okay to feel things. And be who you are about them.
STEPHEN CHOBOSKY
I just want silence... nothing less... nothing more.
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I’m caught between trying to live my life, and trying to run from it.
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If you catch yourself wondering why you want more of the world and you're not satisfied with God, it...
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God, I’m a lucky son of a bitch.” - Christian Grey
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This is going to take a while. I'm a fantasy author. We have trouble with the concept of brevity.
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It's strange to describe reading a book as a really great experience, but that's kind of how it felt...
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I'm a wild son-of-a-bitch from Cripple Creek!
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Knowledge causes depression and a lot of pressure.
DEYTH BANGER
Be yourself and people will like you.
JEFF KINNEY
The best person I know is Myself.
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The mightiest power of death is not that it can make people die, but that it can make the people you...
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Closed eyes, heart not beating, but a living love.
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STEPHEN CHBOSKY
All concepts of making a point is another failure of communication.
DEYTH BANGER
You must save what you can of your life; you musn't lose it all simply because you've lost a part.
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I'm supposed to be a man but I can't help thinking no one ever showed me what that is supposed to lo...
HEATHER DUFFY STONE
Unsubscribe from should-a, would-a, could-a
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WILLIAM S BURROUGHS
All over America, people were pulling credentials out of their pockets and sticking them under someo...
WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS
Build a good name. Keep your name clean. Don’t make compromises, don’t worry about making a bunc...
WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS
I am not one of those weak-spirited, sappy Americans who want to be liked by all the people around t...
WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS
A functioning police state needs no police.
WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS
My general theory since 1971 has been that the word is literally a virus, and that it has not been r...
WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS
This is a war universe. War all the time. That is its nature. There may be other universes based on ...
WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS
A paranoid is someone who knows a little of what's going on.
WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS
So cheat your landlord if you can and must, but do not try to shortchange the Muse. It cannot be d...
WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS
Squatting on old bones and excrement and rusty iron, in a white blaze of heat, a panorama of naked i...
WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS
There is no line between the 'real world' and 'world of myth and symbol.' Objects, sensations, hit w...
WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS
Your knowledge of what is going on can only be superficial and relative.
WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS
Love? What is it? Most natural painkiller. What there is . . . LOVE.
WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS
He considered that immortality was the only goal worth striving for. He knew it was not something yo...
WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS
Thanks, for a country where nobody is allowed to mind his own business. Thanks, for a nation of fink...
WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS
Americans have a special horror of giving up control, of letting things happen in their own way with...
WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS
Man has sold his soul for time, language, tools, weapons, and dominance.
WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS
Gentle Reader, The Word will leap on you with leopard man iron claws, it will cut off fingers and to...
WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS
Smash the control images. Smash the control machine.
WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS
I had not taken a bath in a year nor changed my clothes or removed them except to stick a needle eve...
WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS
We are setting out to create new worlds, new beings, new modes of consciousness.
WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS
All the role models are being exposed and this is good because role models are shit. The quicker we ...
WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS
The Pusher always gets it all back.
WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS
If you rap your knuckles against a window jamb or door, if you brush your leg against a bed or desk,...
WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS
The youth rebellion [1968] is a worldwide phenomenon that has not been seen before in history. I do ...
WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS
I'm running out of everything now. Out of veins, out of money.
WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS
No worse fate can befall a man than to be surrounded by traitor souls.
WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS
I feel that this life is sort of a penal colony. People have goofed or we wouldn't be here.
WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS
The way to kill a man or a nation is to cut off his dreams, the way the whites are taking care of th...
WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS
I began to get a feeling (...) of being the only sane man in a nut house. It doesn't make you feel s...
WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS
Some people like neat suburbs. I always am attracted to the rundown and the old and the offbeat.
WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS
The boy looks into Mugwump eyes blank as obsidian mirrors, pools of black blood, glory holes in a to...
WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS
To be an outlaw you must first have a base in law to reject and get out of, I never had such a base....
WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS
Evidence indicates that cats were first tamed in Egypt. The Egyptians stored grain, which attracted ...
WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS
And there are my cats, engaged in a ritual that goes back thousands of years, tranquilly licking the...
WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS
Is Control controlled by its need to control? Answer: yes.
WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS
I started to write in about 1950; I was thirty-five at the time; there didn't seem to be any str...
WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS
You need a good bedside manner with doctors or you will get nowhere.
WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS
Hemingway said:
'It don't come anymore.'
So where did it go?
WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS
Exterminate all rational thought
WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS
O death where is thy sting? The man is never on time...
WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS
Humility is indeed beatness, a compulsory virtue that no one exhibits unless he has to.
WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS
I think there are innumerable gods. What we on earth call God is a little tribal God who has made an...
WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS
Which came first the intestine or the tapeworm?
WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS
There couldn't be a society of people who didn't dream. They'd be dead in two weeks.
WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS
I feel that any form of so called psychotherapy is strongly contraindicated for addicts. The questio...
WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS
Black magic operates most effectively in preconscious, marginal areas. Casual curses are the most ef...
WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS
Nothing exists until or unless it is observed. An artist is making something exist by observing it. ...
WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS
In the U.S. you have to be a deviant or exist in extreme boredom... Make no mistake, all intellectua...
WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS
Changes... can only be effected by alterations in the original. The only thing not prerecorded in a ...
WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS
You must learn to exist with no religion, no country, no allies. You must learn to live alone in sil...
WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS
After one look at this planet any visitor from outer space would say 'I want to see the manager....
WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS
Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.
WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS
The purpose of technology is not to confuse the brain but to serve the body.
WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS
Happiness is a byproduct of function, purpose, and conflict; those who seek happiness for itself see...
WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS
Virtue is simply happiness, and happiness is a by-product of function. You are happy when you are fu...
WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS
A cat's rage is beautiful, burning with pure cat flame, all its hair standing up and crackling b...
WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS
The exact objectives of Islam Inc. are obscure. Needless to say everyone involved has a different an...
WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS
When I say madness I mean what I see in a nut house: beat, resigned, dim, diffuse, nowhere people. N...
WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS
The cat does not offer services. The cat offers itself. Of course he wants care and shelter. You don...
WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS
Every man has inside himself a parasitic being who is acting not at all to his advantage.
WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS
After one look at this planet any visitor from outer space would say ''I want to see the manager.''
WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS
Kerouac opened a million coffee bars and sold a million pairs of Levis to both sexes. Woodstock rise...
WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS
The youth rebellion [1968] is a worldwide phenomenon that has not been seen before in history. I do ...
WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS
Madness is confusion of levels of fact. . . . Madness is not seeing visions but confusing levels.
WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS
Speaking for myself, art differs from writing in that I never know what I'm going to paint until...
WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS