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"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." Make picture quote!
"Junk is the ideal product... the ultimate merchandise. No sales talk necessary. The client will crawl through a sewer and beg to buy." Make picture quote!
"Language is a virus from outer space." Make picture quote!
"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." Make picture quote!
"Perhaps all pleasure is only relief." Make picture quote!
"I am getting so far out one day I won't come back at all." Make picture quote!
"Hustlers of the world, there is one mark you cannot beat: the mark inside." Make picture quote!
"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." Make picture quote!
"Nothing is true, everything is permitted." Make picture quote!
"Our national drug is alcohol. We tend to regard the use any other drug with special horror." Make picture quote!
"Like all pure creatures, cats are practical." Make picture quote!
"Silence is only frightening to people who are compulsively verbalizing." Make picture quote!
"Smash the control images. Smash the control machine." Make picture quote!
"Sometimes paranoia's just having all the facts." Make picture quote!
"The aim of education is the knowledge, not of facts, but of values." Make picture quote!
"The cat does not offer services. The cat offers itself. Of course he wants care and shelter. You don't buy love for nothing." Make picture quote!
"The only possible ethic is to do what one wants to do." Make picture quote!
"There couldn't be a society of people who didn't dream. They'd be dead in two weeks." Make picture quote!
"Which came first the intestine or the tapeworm?" Make picture quote!
"You can't fake quality any more than you can fake a good meal." Make picture quote!
"Your knowledge of what is going on can only be superficial and relative." Make picture quote!
"Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer." Make picture quote!
"The face of evil is always the face of total need." Make picture quote!
"Anything that can be done chemically can be done by other means." Make picture quote!
"A cat's rage is beautiful, burning with pure cat flame, all its hair standing up and crackling blue sparks, eyes blazing and sputtering." Make picture quote!
"A functioning police state needs no police." Make picture quote!
"A paranoid is someone who knows a little of what's going on." Make picture quote!
"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." Make picture quote!
"After one look at this planet any visitor from outer space would say 'I want to see the manager.'" Make picture quote!
"Artists to my mind are the real architects of change, and not the political legislators who implement change after the fact." Make picture quote!
"Be just and if you can't be just, be arbitrary." Make picture quote!
"Black magic operates most effectively in preconscious, marginal areas. Casual curses are the most effective." Make picture quote!
"Desperation is the raw material of drastic change. Only those who can leave behind everything they have ever believed in can hope to escape." Make picture quote!
"Every man has inside himself a parasitic being who is acting not at all to his advantage." Make picture quote!
"Happiness is a byproduct of function, purpose, and conflict; those who seek happiness for itself seek victory without war." Make picture quote!
"How I hate those who are dedicated to producing conformity." Make picture quote!
"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." Make picture quote!

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