Jack Kerouac Quotes


27 Jack Kerouac quotes:



"All human beings are also dream beings. Dreaming ties all mankind together."
"Whither goest thou, America, in thy shiny car in the night?"
"The air was soft, the stars so fine, the promise of every cobbled alley so great that I thought I was in a dream."
Author: Kerouac Quotes Category: Dreams Quotes
"What’s in store for me in the direction I don’t take?"
Author: Kerouac Quotes Category: Direction Quotes
"...colleges being nothing but grooming schools for the middleclass non-identity which usually finds its perfect expression on the outskirts of the campus in rows of well-to-do houses with lawns and television sets is each living room with everybody looking at the same thing and thinking the same thing at the same time while the Japhies of the world go prowling in the wilderness..."
Author: Kerouac Quotes Category: Expression Quotes
"Mainly I've been back to my books and writings and being nice and quiet and lazy. As I'm writing this, the radio says there's a foot of snow falling on Long Island. I really love snow and wish I could take a long walk in it right now."
"Now you understand the Oriental passion for tea," said Japhy. "Remember that book I told you about the first sip is joy, the second is gladness, the third is serenity, the fourth is madness, the fifth is ecstasy."
"Avoid the world, it's just a lot of dust and drag and means nothing in the end."
"My fault, my failure, is not in the passions I have, but in my lack of control of them."
"I hope it is true that a man can die and yet not only live in others but give them life, and not only life, but that great consciousness of life."
"My witness is the empty sky."
"Mankind is like dogs, not gods - as long as you don't get mad they'll bite you - but stay mad and you'll never be bitten. Dogs don't respect humility and sorrow."
"All our best men are laughed at in this nightmare land."
"Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life."
"All of life is a foreign country."
"Accept loss forever."
"It is not my fault that certain so-called bohemian elements have found in my writings something to hang their peculiar beatnik theories on."
"I had nothing to offer anybody except my own confusion."
"Offer them what they secretly want and they of course immediately become panic-stricken."
"You can't teach the old maestro a new tune."



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