Jack Kerouac Quotes

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Jack Kerouac quotes: I realised either I was crazy or the world was crazy; and I picked on the world.And of course I was right. I realised either I was crazy or the world was crazy; and I picked on the world.
And of course I was right.
Jack Kerouac quotes: Happiness consists in realizing it is all a great strange dream Happiness consists in realizing it is all a great strange dream
Jack Kerouac quotes: All the men were driving home from work, wearing railroad hats, baseball hats, all kinds of hats, just like after work in any town anywhere. All the men were driving home from work, wearing railroad hats, baseball hats, all kinds of hats, just like after work in any town anywhere.
Jack Kerouac quotes: There are worse things than being mad. There are worse things than being mad.
Jack Kerouac quotes: Her unimpeachable dignity was the thing that made her poor in a wild old whorehouse. Her unimpeachable dignity was the thing that made her poor in a wild old whorehouse.
Jack Kerouac quotes: Forgive everyone for your own sins and be sure to tell them you love them which you do. Forgive everyone for your own sins and be sure to tell them you love them which you do.
Jack Kerouac quotes: The whole universe was crazy and cock-eyed and extremely strange. The whole universe was crazy and cock-eyed and extremely strange.
Jack Kerouac quotes: Because to me the only thing that matters is the conceptions in my own mind, there has to be no reality anyway to what I suppose is going on (p. Because to me the only thing that matters is the conceptions in my own mind, there has to be no reality anyway to what I suppose is going on (p. 153)
Jack Kerouac quotes: One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple. One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.
Jack Kerouac quotes: Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life
Jack Kerouac quotes: I couldn't meet a girl without saying to myself, What kind of wife would she make? I couldn't meet a girl without saying to myself, What kind of wife would she make?
Jack Kerouac quotes: Bee, why are you staring at me? I am not a flower?? Bee, why are you staring at me? I am not a flower??
Jack Kerouac quotes: But I preferred reading the American landscape as we went along. Every bump, rise, and stretch in it mystified my longing. But I preferred reading the American landscape as we went along. Every bump, rise, and stretch in it mystified my longing.
Jack Kerouac quotes: For the next week that was all I heard - manana, a lovely word and one that probably means heaven. For the next week that was all I heard - manana, a lovely word and one that probably means heaven.
Jack Kerouac quotes: We lay on our backs looking at the ceiling and wondering what God had wrought when he made life so sad and disinclined. We lay on our backs looking at the ceiling and wondering what God had wrought when he made life so sad and disinclined.
Jack Kerouac quotes: I made myself famous by writing 'songs' and lyrics about the beauty of the things I did and ugliness, too. I made myself famous by writing 'songs' and lyrics about the beauty of the things I did and ugliness, too.
Jack Kerouac quotes: I think my sudden love for this girl is a truer expression of myself than anything. I think my sudden love for this girl is a truer expression of myself than anything.
Jack Kerouac quotes: It was the work of the quiet mountains, this torrent of purity at my feet. It was the work of the quiet mountains, this torrent of purity at my feet.
Jack Kerouac quotes: Desolation, desolation, I owe so much to desolation. Desolation, desolation, I owe so much to desolation.
Jack Kerouac quotes: The/ supreme end-result of/ early Gothic phallic forms/ is the skyscraper & the/ oil drill & powered/ compressor & pistons of/ great engines ... The/ supreme end-result of/ early Gothic phallic forms/ is the skyscraper & the/ oil drill & powered/ compressor & pistons of/ great engines ...
Jack Kerouac quotes: I suddenly began to realize that everybody in America is a natural-born thief. I suddenly began to realize that everybody in America is a natural-born thief.
Jack Kerouac quotes: The little flowers grew everywhere around the rocks, and no one had asked them to grow, or me to grow. The little flowers grew everywhere around the rocks, and no one had asked them to grow, or me to grow.
Jack Kerouac quotes: Rocks are space, and space is illusion. Rocks are space, and space is illusion.
Jack Kerouac quotes: Artist or no-artist, I can't pass up a piece of fried chicken when I see one. Artist or no-artist, I can't pass up a piece of fried chicken when I see one.
Jack Kerouac quotes: Walking on water wasn't built in a day. Walking on water wasn't built in a day.
Jack Kerouac quotes: I see as much as doors'll allow, open or shut I see as much as doors'll allow, open or shut
Jack Kerouac quotes: I dunno, maybe you're Goat. I dunno, maybe you're Goat.
Jack Kerouac quotes: This was a manuscript of the night we couldn't read. This was a manuscript of the night we couldn't read.
Jack Kerouac quotes: Oh, smell the people! yelled Dean with his face out the window, sniffing. Ah, God! Life! Oh, smell the people! yelled Dean with his face out the window, sniffing. Ah, God! Life!
Jack Kerouac quotes: There is nowhere to go but everywhere. There is nowhere to go but everywhere.
Jack Kerouac quotes: The human bones are but vain lines dawdling, the whole universe a blank mold of stars. The human bones are but vain lines dawdling, the whole universe a blank mold of stars.
Jack Kerouac quotes: Ah, you always go for the ones who don't really want you Ah, you always go for the ones who don't really want you
Jack Kerouac quotes: Paradise!' he screamed. 'The one and only indispensable Paradise. Paradise!' he screamed. 'The one and only indispensable Paradise.
Jack Kerouac quotes: The beauty of things must be that they end. The beauty of things must be that they end.
Jack Kerouac quotes: What a horror it would have been if the world was real, because if the world was real, it would be immortal. What a horror it would have been if the world was real, because if the world was real, it would be immortal.
Jack Kerouac quotes: Holy flowers floating in the air, were all these tired faces in the dawn of Jazz America. Holy flowers floating in the air, were all these tired faces in the dawn of Jazz America.
Jack Kerouac quotes: Soon I'll find the right words, they'll be very simple. Soon I'll find the right words, they'll be very simple.
Jack Kerouac quotes: Be in love with your life. Every minute of it. Be in love with your life. Every minute of it.
Jack Kerouac quotes: I'm not a beatnik. I'm a Catholic. I'm not a beatnik. I'm a Catholic.
Jack Kerouac quotes: Somewhere in the vast jewelry of the Long Island night we walked, in wind and rain ... Somewhere in the vast jewelry of the Long Island night we walked, in wind and rain ...
Jack Kerouac quotes: I believe in order, tenderness, and piety. I believe in order, tenderness, and piety.
Jack Kerouac quotes: No imaginary judgments of form, The clouds Butterfat No imaginary judgments of form, The clouds Butterfat
Jack Kerouac quotes: It is possible for the human spirit to win after all. It is possible for the human spirit to win after all.
Jack Kerouac quotes: All our best men are laughed at in this nightmare land. All our best men are laughed at in this nightmare land.
Jack Kerouac quotes: Oh what was the racket that backeted and smashed in raging might, to make this oil-puddle world? Oh what was the racket that backeted and smashed in raging might, to make this oil-puddle world?
Jack Kerouac quotes: A pain stabbed my heart, as it did every time I saw a girl I loved who was going the opposite direction in this too-big world. A pain stabbed my heart, as it did every time I saw a girl I loved who was going the opposite direction in this too-big world.
Jack Kerouac quotes: Says, Rahula! Rahula! Face of Glory! Universe chawed and swallowed! Says, Rahula! Rahula! Face of Glory! Universe chawed and swallowed!
Jack Kerouac quotes: I clearly saw the skeleton underneathall this show of personalitywhat is left of a manand all his pride but bones? I clearly saw the skeleton underneath
all this show of personality
what is left of a man
and all his pride but bones?
Jack Kerouac quotes: Go moan for man. It's the pathos of people that gets us down, all the lovers in this dream. Go moan for man. It's the pathos of people that gets us down, all the lovers in this dream.
Jack Kerouac quotes: And nobody knows what's going to happen to anybody besides the forlorn rags of growing old And nobody knows what's going to happen to anybody besides the forlorn rags of growing old
Jack Kerouac quotes: Between incomprehensible and incoherent sits the madhouse. I am not in the madhouse. Between incomprehensible and incoherent sits the madhouse. I am not in the madhouse.
Jack Kerouac quotes: We were all delighted, we all realized we were leaving confusion and nonsense behind and performing our one and noble function of the time, move. We were all delighted, we all realized we were leaving confusion and nonsense behind and performing our one and noble function of the time, move.
Jack Kerouac quotes: ... I went off with him for no reason. ... I went off with him for no reason.
Jack Kerouac quotes: Avoid the world, it's just a lot of dust and drag and means nothing in the end. Avoid the world, it's just a lot of dust and drag and means nothing in the end.
Jack Kerouac quotes: The closer you get to real matter, rock air fire and wood, boy, the more spiritual the world is. The closer you get to real matter, rock air fire and wood, boy, the more spiritual the world is.
Jack Kerouac quotes: We live to long, so long I will, We live to long, so long I will,
Jack Kerouac quotes: And suddenly, not a soul's at the store as for other & similar & just as blank reasons, they've gone to the silence, the suppers of their own mystery. And suddenly, not a soul's at the store as for other & similar & just as blank reasons, they've gone to the silence, the suppers of their own mystery.