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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.
Man is an artifact designed for space travel. He is not designed to remain in his present biologic state any more than a tadpole is designed to remain a tadpole.

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.
My general theory since 1971 has been that the word is literally a virus, and that it has not been recognised as such because it has achieved a state of relatively stable symbiosis with its human host . . .
Truth is used to vitalize a statement rather than devitalize it. Truth implies more than a simple statement of fact. "I don't have any whisky," may be a fact but it is not a truth.
Junk is the ideal product. . . the ultimate merchandise. No sales talk necessary. The client will crawl through a sewer and beg to buy.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: The Adding Machine, "Civilian Defense" (1985).
R: The Adding Machine, "My Own Business" (1985).
A: The Adding Machine, "Ten Years and a Billion Dollars" (1985).
N: The Adding Machine, "On Coincidence" (1985).
K: The Naked Lunch, Introduction (1959).

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