Burroughs, William S.

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

— William S. Burroughs

My general theory since 1971 has been that the word is literally a virus, and that it has not been recognized as such because it has achieved a state of relatively stable symbiosis with its human host…

— William S. Burroughs

Language is a virus from outer space.

— William S. Burroughs

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

…trip your psyche to the bare bones of spontaneous process, and you give yourself one chance in a thousand to make the Pass.

— William S. Burroughs

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