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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

Contributed by: J.K.

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

A Quote by Jack Kerouac on kerouac and dharma bums

Desolation, desolation, I owe so much to desolation.

Jack Kerouac (1922 - 1969)

Source: The Dharma Bums

Contributed by: David

A Quote by Jack Kerouac on kerouac and dharma bums

I felt like lying down by the side of the trail and remembering it all. The woods do that to you, they always look familiar, long lost, like the face of a long-dead relative, like an old dream, like a piece of forgotten song drifting across the water, most of all like golden eternities of past childhood or past manhood and all the living and the dying and the heartbreak that went on a million years ago and the clouds as they pass overhead seem to testify (by their own lonesome familiarity) to this feeling.

Jack Kerouac (1922 - 1969)

Source: The Dharma Bums

Contributed by: David

A Quote by Jack Kerouac on kerouac and dharma bums

I felt like lying down by the side of the trail and remembering it all. The woods do that to you, they always look familiar, long lost, like the face of a long-dead relative, like an old dream, like a piece of forgotten song drifting across the water, most of all like golden eternities of past childhood or past manhood and all the living and the dying and the heartbreak that went on a million years ago and the clouds as they pass overhead seem to testify (by their own lonesome familiarity) to this feeling.

Jack Kerouac (1922 - 1969)

Source: The Dharma Bums

Contributed by: David

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)

Source: The Dharma Bums

Contributed by: David

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