martes, octubre 10, 2006

Will Lee was a man...

a hellofa man...
in a world full'o boys...
Will Lee was a man...


“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.”

“In the magical universe there are no coincidences and there are no accidents. Nothing happens unless someone wills it to happen.”

“Every man has inside himself a parasitic being who is acting not at all to his advantage.”

“Happiness is a byproduct of function, purpose, and conflict; those who seek happiness for itself seek victory without war.”

“In homosexual sex you know exactly what the other person is feeling, so you are identifying with the other person completely. In heterosexual sex you have no idea what the other person is feeling.”

“Desperation is the raw material of drastic change. Only those who can leave behind everything they have ever believed in can hope to escape.”

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

“The cat does not offer services. The cat offers itself. Of course he wants care and shelter. You don't buy love for nothing.”

“The aim of education is the knowledge, not of facts, but of values.”

“How I hate those who are dedicated to producing conformity.”

“In my writing I am acting as a map maker, an explorer of psychic areas . . . a cosmonaut of inner space, and I see no point in exploring areas that have already been thoroughly surveyed.”

“To his secretary after a visit from Kurt Cobain, "There's something wrong with that boy. He frowns for no reason."”

“I think there are innumerable gods. What we on earth call God is a little tribal God who has made an awful mess. Certainly forces operating through human consciousness control events.”

“The dogma of science is that the will cannot possibly affect external forces, and I think that’s just ridiculous. It’s as bad as the church. My viewpoint is the exact contrary of the scientific viewpoint. I believe that if you run into somebody in the street it’s for a reason. Among primitive people they say if someone was bitten by a snake he was murdered. I believe that.”

“Madness is confusion of levels of fact. . . . Madness is not seeing visions but confusing levels.”

“If you rap your knuckles against a window jamb or door, if you brush your leg against a bed or desk, if you catch your foot in a curled-up corner of a rug, or strike a toe against a desk or chair, go back and repeat the sequence. You will find yourself surprised how far off course you were to hit that window jamb, that door, that chair. Get back on course and do it again. How can you pilot a spacecraft if you can’t find your way around your own apartment?”

“We must find out what words are and how they function. They become images when written down, but images of words repeated in the mind and not of the image of the thing itself.”

“Black magic operates most effectively in preconscious, marginal areas. Casual curses are the most effective.”

“There is no line between the ‘real world’ and ‘world of myth and symbol.’ Objects, sensations, hit with the impact of hallucination.”

William S. Burroughs

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