“I want to be rid of junk…”

“I want to be rid of junk more than I ever wanted anything.”

“Wherever I go and whatever I do I am always in the strait-jacket of junk, unable to move a finger to free myself.”

What symbol of opiate addiction as uber-cool and culturally liberated hedonism made these statements?

William Burroughs.

Addicts hate their lives.


One thought on ““I want to be rid of junk…”

  1. Very interesting! We don’t half romantacize addiction in our writers and artists, yet they suffer the same pain as the rest of us!

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