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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)

Contributed by: Viola

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)

Contributed by: Viola

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 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 dharma bums and kerouac

A real haiku's gotta be as simple as porridge and yet make you see the real thing, like the greatest haiku of them all probably is the one that goes 'The sparrow hops along the veranda, with wet feet.' By Shiki. You see the wet footprints like a vision in your mind and yet in those few words you also see all the rain that's been falling that day and almost smell the wet pine needles.

Jack Kerouac (1922 - 1969)

Source: The Dharma Bums, Pages: 58

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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 on kerouac and dharma bums

The stars were the same then as they are tonight.

Jack Kerouac (1922 - 1969)

Source: The Dharma Bums

Contributed by: David

A Quote by Jack Kerouac on kerouac and dharma bums

I'd also gone through an entire year of celibacy based on my feeling that lust was the direct cause of birth which was the direct cause of suffering and death.

Jack Kerouac (1922 - 1969)

Source: The Dharma Bums

Contributed by: David

A Quote by Jack Kerouac on kerouac and dharma bums

Pain or love or danger makes you real again.

Jack Kerouac (1922 - 1969)

Source: The Dharma Bums

Contributed by: David

A Quote by Jack Kerouac on kerouac and dharma bums

But let the mind beware, that though the flesh be bugged, the circumstances of existence are pretty glorious.

Jack Kerouac (1922 - 1969)

Source: The Dharma Bums

Contributed by: David

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