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William S. Burroughs
(1914-1997) born on
Feb 05
US writer. He was a chief spokesman for the "beat movement," 1950s; wrote "Naked Lunch," 1959.
         
   
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Language is a virus from outer space.

R
We must find out what words are and how they function. They become images when written down, but images of words repeated in the mind and not of the image of the thing itself.
A
The youth rebellion [1968] is a worldwide phenomenon that has not been seen before in history. I do not believe they will calm down ad be ad execs at thirty as the Establishment would like us to believe.
N
If you can't be just, be arbitrary.
K
Junk is the ultimate merchandise. The junk merchant does not sell his product to the consumer, he sells the consumer to the product. He does not improve and simplify his merchandise, he degrades and simplifies the client.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: From an Internet collection of quotations.
R: From an Internet collection of quotations.
A: In "The New York Public Library Book of 20th Century American Quotations," by Stephen Donadio, 1992.
N: "Naked Lunch."
K: In "Quotable Business," ed. Louis E. Boone, 1992.
   


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