Tuesday, May 6, 2008

William Burroughs Quote of the Day

The shift from time to space may involve mutations as drastic and irreversible as the shift from water to land.

In the beginning was the word and the word was God. And what does that make us? Ventriloquist's dummies. Time to leave the Word-God behind. "He atrophied and fell off me like horrible old gills" a survivor reported. "And I feel ever so much better."

--last two paragraphs from the essay "On Coincidence," The Adding Machine, 1986


1 comment:

Transylvania Gentlemen said...

My favorite is in Exterminator where the old guy on his deathbed says, "Clem, promise me you will do everything in your power to turn back the clock to 1899, when a silver dollar bought a steak dinner and piece of ass". - JSH