Friday, February 5, 2010

Meandering on the edge . . .

Today is the birthday of William Seward Burroughs II (February 5, 1914 – August 2, 1997), novelist, essayist, social critic, painter and spoken word performer.

He was an avant-garde author who was a key figure in the Beat Generation. In 1975, he was elected to the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters.

"In the magical universe there are no coincidences and there are no accidents. Nothing happens unless someone wills it to happen." - William S. Burroughs

"I don’t care if people hate my guts; I assume most of them do. The important question is whether they are in a position to do anything about it." - William S. Burroughs

"Silence is only frightening to people who are compulsively verbalizing." - William S. Burroughs

"Nothing exists until or unless it is observed. An artist is making something exist by observing it. And his hope for other people is that they will also make it exist by observing it. I call it creative observation. Creative viewing." - William S. Burroughs

"A paranoid is someone who knows a little of what's going on." - William S. Burroughs

"Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer." - William S. Burroughs

"I am getting so far out one day I won't come back at all." - William S. Burroughs

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