Tuesday, May 25, 2010

William S Burroughs....drawing...


Nasty Young Cop

Q : Have you been able to think for any length of time in images  with the inner voice silent?

WB :  I'm becoming more proficient at it, partly through my work with scrapbooks and translating the connections between words and images. Try this. Carefully memorize the meaning of a passage, then read it; you'll find you can actually read it without the words making any sound whatever in the mind's ear. Extraordinary experience, and one that will carry over into dreams. When you start thinking in images, without words, you're on the way.

1 comment:

  1. "It is to remember that all art is magical in origin - music sculpture writing painting - and by magical I mean intended to produce very definite results. Paintings were originally formulae to make what is painted happen. Art is not an end in itself, any more that Einstein's matter-into-energy formulae is an end by itself. Like all formulae, art was originally functional, intended to make things happen, the way an atom bomb happens from Einstein's formula." - W.S.B.

    Must dig out my copy of the "Ports Of Entry" book!