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Quotation by William Burroughs
The face of "evil" is always the face of total need.
William Burroughs (b. 1914), U.S. author. Evergreen Review (Jan./Feb. 1960). Deposition: Testimony Concerning a Sickness (1959).
The essay was later published as the introduction to The Naked Lunch in the 1962 edition.
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