Quote by William S. Burroughs
Now what sort of man or woman or monster would stroke a centipede I have ever seen? And here is my good big centipede! If such a man exists, I say kill him without more ado. He is a traitor to the human race.
This quote conveys a strong disdain towards anyone who would willingly interact with a centipede. The speaker suggests that anyone who would stroke a centipede, be it a man, woman, or monster, should be killed. The reasoning behind this extreme reaction is that such individuals are seen as betraying their own kind, implying that associating with a creature like a centipede is disgraceful and diminishes one's humanity. The quote emphasizes a profound disgust towards the idea and serves to highlight the speaker's perception of the act as an unforgivable betrayal of the human race.
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