William S. Burroughs, quoted in Literary Outlaw by Ted Morgan
"A regular job drains one's very lifeblood," he wrote Allen Ginsberg. "It's supposed to. They want everything you've got."
"The more obligation Huncke is under to anyone, the more anyone has done to help him, the more certain he is to steal or otherwise take advantage of his benefactor. It works out like an algebraic equation. Raise (x) benefits, you raise (y) resentment = everything of value seized and disposed of."
"All liberals are weaklings, and all weaklings are vindictive, mean and petty."