Featured Essay
Featured Link

Full Collections
Essays (425)
Quotations (6095)
Links (715)
Books (232)

Other Pages
About Us
Bookseller Affiliations
Contact Us
Editorial Board
Excellent Essays
Excellent Sites
Liberal Magic
Mush Quotations
Our New Look
Privacy Policy
Sign Up!
Amazon.com online bookstore

William S. Burroughs
1914 - 1997

Novelist and essayist, contemporary of other "beat" writers such as Allan Ginsburg and Jack Kerouac, author of The Naked Lunch (1959) and other works

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...

1985 - from "My Own Business", published in The Adding Machine