William S. Burroughs Rank
William S. Burroughs Rank
About William S. Burroughs
William S. Burroughs was an American novelist, short story writer, satirist, painter, and spoken word performer.
The life of William Burroughs was anything but dull. After graduating from Harvard University, he traveled to Europe and then briefly enlisted in the U.S. Army during World War II. He then moved in with Joan Vollmer Adams and fellow Beat Generation writer Jack Kerouac. Unfortunately, Burroughs got into trouble with heroin and, subsequently, law enforcement. After fleeing the U.S., Burroughs lived in Mexico, South America, Morocco, Paris.
Though Burroughs wrote many works, his most famous is Naked Lunch, which is nonlinear and uses a unique cut-up technique.
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Famous quotes by William S. Burroughs
Admittedly, a homosexual can be conditioned to react sexually to a woman, or to an old boot for that matter. In fact, both homo - and heterosexual experimental subjects have been conditioned to react sexually to an old boot, and you can save a lot of money that way.William S. Burroughs
After a shooting spree, they always want to take the guns away from the people who didn't do it. I sure as hell wouldn't want to live in a society where the only people allowed guns are the police and the military.William S. Burroughs
Artists to my mind are the real architects of change, and not the political legislators who implement change after the fact.William S. Burroughs
Desperation is the raw material of drastic change. Only those who can leave behind everything they have ever believed in can hope to escape.William S. Burroughs
Happiness is a byproduct of function, purpose, and conflict those who seek happiness for itself seek victory without war.William S. Burroughs
In deep sadness there is no place for sentimentality.William S. Burroughs
Like all pure creatures, cats are practical.William S. Burroughs
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.William S. Burroughs
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.William S. Burroughs
The aim of education is the knowledge, not of facts, but of values.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 the Indians: killing their dreams, their magic, their familiar spirits.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
Your knowledge of what is going on can only be superficial and relative.William S. Burroughs
Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.William S. Burroughs
William S. Burroughs' Popularity
William S. Burroughs was a famous American author, who was born on February 5, 1914. As a person born on this date, William S. Burroughs is listed in our database as the 9th most popular celebrity for the day (February 5) and the 2nd most popular for the year (1914).
People born on February 5 fall under the Zodiac sign of Aquarius, the Water Bearer. William S. Burroughs is the 382nd most popular Aquarius.
Aside from information specific to William S. Burroughs' birthday, William S. Burroughs is the 2413th most famous American and ranks 11th in famous people born in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
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