HANK: You gotta paint it, or draw it, or write it down, right, and then pass it on to somebody. They read what your saying, and then they are reexperiencing it and that’s the only experience you have with that, man. See, you can’t rewrite. ‘Cos to rewrite is to deceive and lie. And you betray your own thoughts. To rethink a flow and a rhythm and a tumbling out of words is a betrayal. That’s a sin Martin, it’s a sin.
MARTIN: I don’t accept your catholic interpretation of my compulsive necessity to rewrite every single word at least a hundred times. Guilt is the key. Not sin. Guilt re:not writing the best that I can. Guilt re:not considering everything from every possible angel. Balancing everything.
HANK: Well, how about guilt recensoring your best thoughts? Your most honest, primitive, real thoughts? ‘Cos that’s what your [ohörbart], Martin.
MARTIN: Is rewriting really censorship Bill? ‘Cos I’m completely fucked if it is.
BILL: Exterminate all rational thought. That is the conclusion I have come to.
MARTIN: What is the man talking about! I am being serious!
HANK: So is he. — So how is the extermination business going there Bill?
BILL: Somebody is stealing my roach powder. Somebody’s got it in for me.
HANK: Well Bill, maybe you should take it as a sign. Maybe I’d try your hand at writing pornography.
MARTIN: Yeah, a novel a week at $120 bucks. It’s serious money. I can connect you with a guy. We’re thinking of collaborating on one ourselves.
BILL: I gave up writing when I was ten. To dangerous.
HANK: Only if someone reads what you write. So far we haven’t had that problem.
BILL: I’ve found my profession. I’m an exterminator.
MARTIN: Well Bill, that’s just what the world needs; more literary exterminators.
Dialogo de “Naked Lunch”- William S. Burroughs (1959)
Fotogramas de la Película “Naked Lunch”- David Cronenberg (1991)