Friday, September 25, 2009


Someone who knew William Burroughs (I only knew him slightly) told me the other day that supposedly on his deathbed he said:

"The antidote is love."

That gibes with my experience.

[Simon Pettet e mailed me this clarification of my third hand info above:

"Love? What Is it?
Most natural painkiller what there is

Last Words: The Final Journals of William S Burroughs - edited with an Introduction by James Grauerholz.
Grove Press, 2000 page 253]

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