William S. Burroughs
From People on Psychedelics
William Seward Burroughs II (February 5, 1914 – August 2, 1997) was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, painter, and spoken word performer. One of the central figures of the beat generation.
- "Yes. I've taken LSD, psilocybin, mescaline. My experiences with yage were" -- he thinks of the South American medicine-man drug mixture that caused him to puke violently, suffer seizures, and almost die -- "mixed, but on the whole, good."