The aim of education is the knowledge, not of facts, but of values.
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.
I had the feeling that some horrible image was just beyond the field of vision, moving, as I turned my head, so that I never quite saw it.
Quien sabe? Not me. The older I get the less I sabe, the less wisdom, maturity and caution I have.
A paranoid is someone who knows a little of what's going on.
There is no intensity of love or feeling that does not involve the risk of crippling hurt. It is a duty to take this risk, to love and feel without defense or reserve.
In the U.S., you have to be a deviant or die of boredom.
How long does it take man to realize that he cannot want what he wants? You have to live in hell to see heaven.
I think anybody incapable of changing his mind is crazy.
Open your mind and let the pictures out
If you are asking me what the individual can do right now, in a political sense, I'd have to say he can't do all that much. Speaking for myself, I am more concerned with the transformation of the individual, which to me is much more important than the so-called political revolution.
I prefer cats to people, for the most part. Most people aren't cute, & if they are cute they rapidly outgrow it
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.
I don't know what falling in love for me is. The concept of romantic love arose in the Middle Ages. Now remember, the Arabs don't even have a word for love-that is, a word for love apart from physical attraction or sex. And this separation of love and sex is a western concept, a Christian concept. As to what falling in love means, I'm uncertain. Love, well, it means simply physical attraction and liking a person at the same time.
Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.
Naked Lunch was from about a thousand pages of material. A lot of it overflowed, then, into the cut-up trilogy including Nova Express.
America is not so much a nightmare as a non-dream. The American non-dream is precisely a move to wipe the dream out of existence. The dream is a spontaneous happening and therefore dangerous to a control system set up by the non-dreamers.
I don't have any politics. I feel that as soon as politics arises, things are already in a hopeless state of deterioration.
What does the money machine eat? It eats youth, spontaneity, life, beauty, and, above all, it eats creativity. It eats quality and sh*ts quantity.
After one look at this planet any visitor from outer space would say 'I want to see the manager.'
Build a good name. Keep your name clean. Don't make compromises. Don't worry about making a bunch of money or being successful. Be concerned with doing good work ... and if you can build a good name, eventually that name will be its own currency.
We must all face the fact that our leaders are certifiably insane or worse
Too perfect to be sexually attractive.
How I hate those who are dedicated to producing conformity.
There couldn't be a society of people who didn't dream. They'd be dead in two weeks.
I miss you so much your absence causes me, at times, accute pain. I don't mean sexually. I mean in connection with my writing.
I am not one of those weak-spirited, sappy Americans who want to be liked by all the people around them. 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. My affections, being concentrated over a few people, are not spread all over Hell in a vile attempt to placate sulky, worthless shits.
I am not a person and I am not an animal. There is something I am here for something I must do before I can go.
Paranoia is just having the right information.
In exorcism, a verbal argument can never do anything. You can't ever beat the entity in a verbal argument because that's what he wants. It's only through a confront, a non-verbal confront, that anything happens. It has to be non-verbal.
Be just and if you can't be just, be arbitrary.
You can't fake quality any more than you can fake a good meal.
I have no message to give the politicians of the world. They're all completely addicted to promiscuous verbalization and I'm quite sure they would not be at all interested in hearing about cut-ups and hieroglyphics and still less interested to hear about silence.
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.
His whole being radiates a pure, wild sweetness, flitting through night woods with little melodious cries, on some cryptic errand. There is also an aura of doom and sadness about this trusting little creature. He has been abandoned many times over the centuries, left to die in cold city alleys, in hot noon vacant lots, pottery shards, nettles, crumbled mud walls. Many times he has cried for help in vain.
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.
Black magic operates most effectively in preconscious, marginal areas. Casual curses are the most effective.
The simplest questions are the most difficult.
We should exterminate all rational thought.
When you cut into the present the future leaks out.