William S. Burroughs Quotes (77 quotes)




William S. Burroughs
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From the chapter entitled Rube, p. 11 - Naked Lunch (1959)
William S. Burroughs
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Burroughs presents this quote (in his book Minutes to Go, 1960) as the last words of the Persian missionary Hassan-i Sabbah, but these, as some books report, are not Hassan words.
William S. Burroughs
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From the chapter entitled Benway, p. 31 - Naked Lunch (1959)
William S. Burroughs
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From Deposition: Testimony Concerning a Sickness, p. 201 - Naked Lunch (1959)


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Born: February 5, 1914

Died: August 2, 1997 (aged 83)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Writer, author

Bio: William Seward Burroughs II was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist and spoken word performer. A primary figure of the Beat Generation and a major postmodernist author, he is considered to be one of the most politically trenchant, culturally influential, and innovative artists of the 20th century.

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