Jack Kerouac

1922 - 1969

A Quote by Jack Kerouac on kerouac and dharma bums

But there was a wisdom in it all, as you'll see if you take a walk some night on a suburban street and pass house after house on both sides of the street each with the lamplight of the living room, shining golden, and inside the little blue square of the television, each living family riveting its attention on probably one show; nobody talking; silence in the yards; dogs barking at you because you pass on human feet instead of on wheels. You'll see what I mean, when it begins to appear like everybody in the world is soon going to be thinking the same way and the Zen Lunatics have long joined dust, laughter on their dust lips.

Jack Kerouac (1922 - 1969)

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A Quote by Jack Kerouac on kerouac and dharma bums

... a world full of rucksack wanderers, Dharma Bums refusing to subscribe to the general demand that they consume production and therefore have to work for the privilege of consuming, all that crap they didn't really want anyway such as refrigerators, TV sets, cars, at least new fancy cars, certain hair oils and deodorants and general junk you finally always see a week later in the garbage anyway, all of them imprisoned in a system of work, produce, consume, work, produce, consume, I see a vision of a great rucksack revolution thousands or even millions of young Americans wandering around with rucksacks, going up to mountains to pray, making children laugh and old men glad, making young girls happy and old girls happier, all of 'em Zen Lunatics who go about writing poems that happen to appear in their heads for no reason and also by being kind and also by strange unexpected acts keep giving visions of eternal freedom to everybody and to all living creatures...

Jack Kerouac (1922 - 1969)

Source: The Dharma Bums

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A Quote by Jack Kerouac

Swinging on delicate hinges the Autumn Leaf Almost off the stem

Jack Kerouac (1922 - 1969)

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A Quote by Jack Kerouac

The summer chair rocking by itself In the blizzard

Jack Kerouac (1922 - 1969)

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A Quote by Jack Kerouac on confusion

I had nothing to offer anybody except my own confusion.

Jack Kerouac (1922 - 1969)

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A Quote by Jack Kerouac on circumstances and existence

Though the flesh be bugged, the circumstances of existence are pretty glorious.

Jack Kerouac (1922 - 1969)

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