People often ask me if I have any words of advice for young people. Well, here are a few simple admonitions for young and old.
"I am not paid to listen to this drivel. You are a terminal fool."
"You always wanted to become a doctor. Now's your chance. Why, you could have become a great healer and benefit humanity. What's wrong with that?"Just about everything. There are no honorable bargains involving exchange of qualitative merchandise like souls. Just quantitative merchandise like time and money. So piss off, Satan, and don't take me for dumber than I look. As an old junk pusher told me,
"Watch whose money you pick up."
William S. Burroughs - The Naked Lunch
A Thanksgiving Prayer
Ah Pook the Destroyer
-- William S. Burroughs