William Seward Burroughs II (also known by his pen name William Lee) b 5th February 1914, died 2 August 1997) - American novelist, poet, essayist and spoken word performer
Some quotations -
"Desperation is the raw material of drastic change. Only those who can leave behind everything they have ever believed in can hope to escape."
"The aim of education is the knowledge, not of facts, but of values."
"Anything that can be done chemically can be done by other means."
"The face of evil is always the face of total need."
"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"
"The only possible ethic is to do what one wants to do."