Friday, January 13, 2012

words of advice for young people

 
"Kim, if you had your choice, would you rather be a poisonous snake or a nonpoisonous snake?"

"Poisonous, sir, like a green mamba or a spitting cobra."

"Why?"

"I'd feel safer, sir."

"And that's your idea of heaven, feeling safer?"

"Yes sir."

"Is a poisonous snake really safer?"

"Not really in the long run, but who cares about that?  He must feel real good after he bites someone."

"Safer?"

"Yes sir.  Dead people are less frightening than live ones.  It's a step in the right direction."

"Young man, I think you're an assassin."

~ William S. Burroughs
         The Place of Dead Roads


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