Jack Kerouac

1922 - 1969

A Quote by Jack Kerouac

offer them what they secretly want and immediately they become panic stricken

Jack Kerouac (1922 - 1969)

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A Quote by Jack Kerouac on beat generation, pride, humble, and kerouac

You'd be suprised how little I knew, even up to yesterday.

Jack Kerouac (1922 - 1969)

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A Quote by Jack Kerouac on kerouac, rainbow, and low

What is a rainbow, Lord?-- A hoop for the lowly

Jack Kerouac (1922 - 1969)

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A Quote by Jack Kerouac on beat generation, pride, humble, and kerouac

You'd be suprised how little I knew, even up to yesterday.

Jack Kerouac (1922 - 1969)

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A Quote by Jack Kerouac on macrocosm

I felt great compassion for the trees because we were the same thing; I petted the dogs who didn't argue with me ever. All dogs love God.

Jack Kerouac (1922 - 1969)

Source: The Dharma Bums

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A Quote by Jack Kerouac on humanity and kerouac

The human bones are but vain lines dawdling, the whole universe a blank mold of stars.

Jack Kerouac (1922 - 1969)

Source: The Dharma Bums

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A Quote by Jack Kerouac on passion, faults, and failure

My fault, my failure, is not in the passions I have, but in my lack of control of them.

Jack Kerouac (1922 - 1969)

Source: Jack Kerouac

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A Quote by Jack Kerouac on improvisation, music, and jazz

Here’s a guy and everyboy’s there, right? Up to him to put down what’s on everybody else’s mind. He starts the first chorus, then lines up his ideas, people, yeah, yeah, but get it, and then rises to his fate and has to blow equal to it. All of a sudden somwhere in the middle of the chorus he gets IT- everybody looks up and knows; they listen; he picks it up and carries. Time stops. He’s filling empty space with the substance of our lives, confessions of his bellybottom strain, remembrance of ideas, rehashes of old blowing. He has to blow across bridges and come back and do it with such infinite feeling soul-exploratory for the tune of the moment that everybody knows its not the tune that counts but IT

Jack Kerouac (1922 - 1969)

Source: On the Road

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A Quote by Jack Kerouac

Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The trouble-makers. The round heads in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status-quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify, or vilify them. But the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.

Jack Kerouac (1922 - 1969)

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A Quote by Jack Kerouac on friends and life

The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes "Awww!"

Jack Kerouac (1922 - 1969)

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