Lucien Carr: They'll probably give me the chair for this, huh?
William S. Burroughs: Don't be absurd. They don't fry freshman literature students.
Joan Vollmer: So, do they have ruins down in Guatemala?
William S. Burroughs: It's all ruins. Or it all will be, given enough time.
Joan Vollmer: Ah, just like people.
William S. Burroughs: Yes. But people decay more promptly than Mayan temples.
Joan Vollmer: And what does your young man make of the Mayans?
William S. Burroughs: Well I have yet to inquire about his preference in lost civilizations.
Joan Vollmer: Ah, but he must like ruins.
William S. Burroughs: [chuckles] Yes. He likes me tolerably enough.
Allen Ginsberg: So. How are you?
Joan Vollmer: How am I? I live in a Mexican slum. My husband has run off with another man. And I've been too busy with my children to go down to the pharmacia and refill my dexetrina.
Lucien Carr: Scratch a bohemian and you get a boy scout, not that I'm a bohemian... or a boy scout, but...
Allen Ginsberg: I left Bill. Bill was sucking me dry. Bill is a psychic vampire. That's his phrase.
Lee: If you love your wife so much, why are you here with me?
William S. Burroughs: Love is not sex.
William S. Burroughs: Are you leaving me?
Joan Vollmer: Should I?
William S. Burroughs: [long pause] As you like.
Allen Ginsberg: You know as Bill says, you better get comfortable with your space time location.
Lucien Carr: This is not my space time lcation! This is f***ing nowhere!
Joan Vollmer: Say Bill, does the Oedipal Complex get reversed for fags?
William S. Burroughs: [pause] Well, speaking from personal experience, I never wanted to f*** my father.
Joan Vollmer: [chuckles]
Joan Vollmer: Didn't you two bone up on your wilderness lore down there in the jungle?
Lee: The jungle was f***ing ghastly
Joan Vollmer: Uh, I don't understand, the jungle was ghastly or the f***ing was ghastly... or both?
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