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William S. Burroughs

Junk turns the user into a plant. Plants do not feel pain since pain has no function in a stationary organism. Junk is a pain killer. A plant has no libido in the human or animal sense. Junk replaces the sex drive. Seeding is the sex of the plant and the function of opium is… Continue reading William S. Burroughs

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American Counterculture · American Literature · Classic · Collection · Contemporary · Essay · Excerpt · Non-fiction · Paraphrase · Passage · Quote · The Beat Generation

William S. Burroughs

To travel in space you must leave the old verbal garbage behind: God talk, country talk, mother talk, love talk, party talk. You must learn to exist with no religion, no country, no allies. You must learn to live alone in silence. Anyone who prays in space is not there. — William S. Burroughs, from… Continue reading William S. Burroughs

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