There are two kinds of teachers: the kind that fill you with so much quail shot that you can’t move, and the kind that just gives you a little prod behind and you jump to the skies.
The other guy I dug a lot was Burroughs because he was a smart man already; he learned it through the druggie pool – the street scene of an old aristocratic kind of man.
The best things and best people rise out of their separateness; I’m against a homogenized society because I want the cream to rise.
A successful lawsuit is the one worn by a policeman.
A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer.
Writing free verse is like playing tennis with the net down.
The middle of the road is where the white line is – and that’s the worst place to drive.
That is the land of lost content, I see it shining plain, the happy highways where I went and cannot come again.
I would have written of me on my stone: I had a lover’s quarrel with the world.
The worst disease which can afflict executives in their work is not, as popularly supposed, alcoholism; it’s egotism.