Burroughs, William S.
Madness is confusion of levels of fact… Madness is not seeing visions but confusing levels.
My general theory since 1971 has been that the word is literally a virus, and that it has not been recognized as such because it has achieved a state of relatively stable symbiosis with its human host…
Language is a virus from outer space.
There is no line between the ‘real world’ and ‘world of myth and symbol.’ Objects, sensations, hit with the impact of hallucination.
…trip your psyche to the bare bones of spontaneous process, and you give yourself one chance in a thousand to make the Pass.