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#1. I didn't feel that I was an American at all, with all that suburban ideal and sex repression and general dreary newspaper grey censorship of all our real human values ... - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#2. I go to bed with horror on my wings. In my pillow is sad comforts. Like my mother says, 'On essaye a s'y prendre, pi sa travaille pas' (We try to manage, and it turns out shit). - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#3. So therefore I dedicate myself, to my art, my sleep, my dreams, my labors, my suffrances, my loneliness, my unique madness, my endless absorption and hunger because I cannot dedicate myself to any fellow being. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#4. Oh these dumb dumb dumb Okies, they'll never change, how com-pletely and how unbelievably dumb, the moment it comes time to act, this paralysis, scared, hysterical, nothing frightens em more than what they WANT- it's MY FATHER MY FATER MY FATHER all over again! - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#5. Lonely as America, a throatpierced sound in the night. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#6. And for just a moment I had reached the point of ecstasy that I always wanted to reach and which was the complete step across chronological time into timeless shadows, and wonderment in the bleakness of the mortal realm, and the sensation of death kicking at my heels to move on, with a phantom dogging its own heels, and myself hurrying to a plank where all the Angels dove off and flew into infinity. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#7. In my medicine cabinet, the winter fly has died of old age. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#8. 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. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#9. What a horror it would have been if the world was real, because if the world was real, it would be immortal. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#10. You can't teach the old maestro a new tune. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#11. It's pretty amazing to see a guy, while steering at the wheel, suddenly raise his little 300 dollar German camera with one hand and snap something that's on the move in front of him, and through an unwashed windshield at that. (On the road with Robert Frank, 1958) - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#12. And still the Void is still and'll never move - But I will be the Void, moving without having moved. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#13. Mankind will someday realize that we are actually in contact with the dead and with the other world, whatever it is; right now we could predict, if we only exerted enough mental will, what is going to happen within the next hundred years and be able to take steps to avoid all kinds of catastrophes. When a man dies he undergoes a mutation in his brain that we know nothing about now but which will be very clear someday if scientists get on the ball. The bastards right now are only interested in seeing if they can blow up the world. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#14. And though Remi was having worklife problems and bad lovelife with a sharp-tongued woman, he at least had learned to laugh almost better than anyone in the world, and I saw all the fun we were going to have in Frisco. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#15. Troubles, you see, is the generalization-word for what God exists in. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#16. Everything Jack says is to be taken with considerable reserve. - Author: William S. Burroughs
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#17. After all, a homeless man has reason to cry, everything in the world is pointed against him. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#18. I dunno, maybe you're Goat. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#19. There's nothing wrong with you Ray, your only trouble is you never learned to get out to spots like this, you've let the world drown you in its horseshit and you've been vexed ... - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#20. I felt free and therefore I was free. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#21. Japhy and I were kind of outlandish-looking on the campus in our old clothes in fact Japhy was considered an eccentric around the campus, which is the usual thing for campuses and college people to think whenever a real man appears on the scene ― colleges being nothing but grooming schools for the middle-class 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 in each living room with everybody looking at the same thing at the same time while the Japhies of the world go prowling in the wilderness to hear the voice crying in the dark mysterious secret of the origin of faceless wonderless crapulous civilization. 'All these people,' said Japhy, 'they all got white-tiled toilets and take big dirty craps like bears in the mountains, but it's all washed away to convenient supervised sewers and nobody thinks of crap any more or realizes their origin is shit and civet and scum of the sea. They spend all day washing their hands with creamy soaps they secretly wanta eat in the bathroom.' He had a million ideas, he had 'em all. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#22. In our true blissful essence of mind is known that everything is alright forever and forever and forever ... listen to the silence inside the illusion of the world, and you will remember the lesson you forgot, It is all one vast awakened thing. We were never really born, we will never really die. It has nothing to do with the imaginary idea of a personal self, other selves, many selves everywhere: Self is only an idea, a mortal idea. That which passes into everything is one thing. It's a dream already ended. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#23. Walking on water wasn't built in a day. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#24. The dream is already ended and we're already awake in the golden eternity. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#25. They were like the man with the dungeon stone and gloom, rising from the underground, the sordid hipsters of America, a new beat generation that I was slowly joining. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#26. It's an anywhere road for anybody anyhow - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#27. One night I realized that when you give people understanding and encouragement a funny little meek childish look abashes their eyes, no matter what they've been doing they weren't sure it was right - lambies all over the world. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#28. Vanity of vanities… all is vanity.' You kill yourself to get to the grave. Especially you kill yourself to get to the grave before you die; and the name of the grave is 'success', the name of that grave is hullabullo boom boom horseshit. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#29. I wanta swim in rivers and drink goatmilk and talk with priests and just read Chinese books and amble around the valleys talking to farmers and their children. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#30. One man practicing kindness in the wilderness is worth all the temples this world pulls. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#31. Wearing Deni's huge vicuna coat with the si cap over my ears, in cold biting winds of December New York, Irwin and Simon led me up to the Russian Tea Room to meet Salvador Dali.
He was sitting with his chin on a finely decorated tile headed cane, blue and white, next to his wife at the Cafe table. He had a cane, blue and white, next to his wife at the Cafe table. He had a little wax moustache, thin. When the waiter asked him what he wanted he said 'One grapefruit...peenk!' and he had big blue eyes like a baby, a real or Spaniard. He told us no artist was great unless he made money. Was he talking about Uccello, Ghianondri, Franca? We didn't even know what money really was or what to do with it. Dali had already read an article about the 'insurgent' 'beats' and was interested. When Irwin told him (in Spanish) we wanted to meet Marlon Brando (who ate in this Russian Tea Room) he said, waving three fingers at me, 'He is more beautiful than M. Brando.'
I wondered why he said that but he probably had a tiff with old Marlon. But what he meant was my eyes, which were blue, like his, and my hair, which is black, like his, and when I looked into his eyes, and he looked into my eyes, we couldn't stand all that sadness. In fact, when Dali and I look in the mirror we can't stand all that sadness. To Dali sadness is beautiful. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#32. Bein Crazy
is the least of my worries. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#33. The Grim Reaper isn't grim at all; he's a life-saver. He isn't grim because he isn't anything ... he is nothing. And nothing is a hell of a lot better than anything. So long, boys. - Author: Jack Kerouac Atop An Underwood Early Stories And Other Writings
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#34. When I got better I realized what a rat he was, but then I had to understand the impossible complexity of his life, how he had to leave me there, sick, to get on with his wives and woes. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#35. Put down the pen someone else gave you. No one ever drafted a life worth living on borrowed ink. Get to San Francisco. Get to San Francisco in defiance of your geography, your ancestry and the lonely change rattling sad excuses in your pocket. Fuel up on pie and diner coffee and mystic visions and the freedom of not knowing what's coming next except that you're burning the road to outrun it. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#36. They'll eat your heart alive Every time. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#37. Terplash, & what difference make! One little white spark of light! Hair woven hands Penelope seaboat smeller

Is Virgin you trying to fathom me Tiresome old sea, aint you sick & tired of all of this merde? this incessant boom boom & sand walk - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#38. Any drinker knows how the process works: the first day you get drunk is okay, the morning after means a big head but so you can kill that easy with a few more drinks and a meal, but if you pass up the meal and go on to another night's drunk, and wake up to keep the toot going, and continue on to the fourth day, there'll come one day when the drinks wont take effect because you're chemically overloaded and you'll have to sleep it off but cant sleep any more because it was alcohol itself that made you sleep those last five nights, so delirium sets in ― Sleeplessness, sweat, trembling, a groaning feeling of weakness where your arms are numb and useless, nightmares, (nightmares of death)... well, there's more of that up later. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#39. I came to a point where I needed solitude and just stop the machine of 'thinking' and 'enjoying' what they call 'living', I just wanted to lie in the grass and look at the clouds. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#40. Anybody can write, but not everybody invents new forms of writing. Gertrude Stein invented a new form of writing and her imitators are just 'talents.' Hemingway later invented his own form also. The criterion for judging talent or genius is ephemeral, speaking rationally in this world of graphs, but one gets the feeling definitely when a writer of genius amazes him by strokes of force never seen before and yet hauntingly familiar. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#41. There is no way to put a subterranean down on the floor or for that matter put em down at all, they are the most unputdownable in this world and new culture. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#42. I sat cross-legged in the sand and contemplated my life. Well, there, and what difference did it make? What's going to happen to me up ahead? - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#43. It was like the imminent arrival of Gargantuan preparations had to be made to widen the gutters of Denver and foreshorten certain laws to fit his suffering bulk and bursting ecstasies. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#44. Finding Nirvana is like locating silence. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#45. Nothing ever happened - Not even this - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#46. But then they danced down the street like dingledodies, and I shambled after as I've been doing all my life after people who interest me, because the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars... - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#47. The tale that's told for no other reason but companionship, which is another (and my favorite) definition of literature, the tale that's told for companionship and to teach something religious, of religious reverence, about real life, in this real world which literature should (and here does) reflect. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#48. Stare deep into the world before you as if it were the void: innumerable holy ghosts, buddhies, and savior gods there hide, smiling. All the atoms emitting light inside wavehood, there is no personal separation of any of it. A hummingbird can come into a house and a hawk will not: so rest and be assured. While looking for the light, you may suddenly be devoured by the darkness and find the true light. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#49. 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. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#50. All is well, practice kindness, heaven is nigh. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#51. Down in Denver, all I did was die. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#52. After 1957 On The Road sold a trillion levis and a million espresso coffee machines, and also sent countless kids on the road. This was of course due in part to the media, the arch-opportunists. They know a story when they see one, and the Beat movement was a story, and a big one . . . The Beat literary movement came at exactly the right time and said something that millions of people of all nationalities all over the world were waiting to hear. You can't tell anybody anything he doesn't know already. The alienation, the restlessness, the dissatisfaction were already there waiting when Kerouac pointed out the road. - Author: William S. Burroughs
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#53. Ere so sober Emily/ Did New England sow/ With brooms of activity/ I'd the tree-rock spoken to. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#54. The Chinese call it woo
The French les brumes
The British
Fog
L A
Smog
Heaven
Cellar Door - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#55. In winter night Massachusetts Street is dismal, the ground's frozen cold, the ruts and pock holes have ice, thin snow slides over the jagged black cracks. The river is frozen to stolidity, waits; hung on a shore with remnant show-off boughs of June
Ice skaters, Swedes, Irish girls, yellers and singers
they throng on the white ice beneath the crinkly stars that have no altar moon, no voice, but down heavy tragic space make halyards of Heaven on in deep, to where the figures fantastic amassed by scientists cream in a cold mass; the veil of Heaven on tiaras and diadems of a great Eternity Brunette called night. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#56. But I preferred reading the American landscape as we went along. Every bump, rise, and stretch in it mystified my longing. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#57. I'd rather hop freights around the country and cook my food out of tin cans over wood fires, than be rich and have a home or work. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#58. Sixty three sunsets I saw revolve on that perpendicular hill – mad raging sunsets pouring in sea foams of cloud through unimaginable crags like the crags you grayly drew in pencil as a child, with every rose-tint of hope beyond, making you feel just like them, brilliant and bleak beyond words. – - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#59. Isn't it true that you start your life a sweet child believing in everything under your father's roof? Then comes the day of the Laodiceans, when you know you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked, and with the visage of a gruesome grieving ghost you go shuddering through nightmare life. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#60. Oh my God, sociability is just a big smile and a big smile is nothing but teeth, I wish I could just stay up here and rest and be kind. But somebody brought up some wine and that started me off. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#61. There are immeasurable star misty aeons of universes more numerous than the sands in all the galaxies, multiplied by a billion lightyears of multiplication, in fact if I were to go on you'd be scared and couldn't comprehend and you'd despair so much you'd drop dead,' that's what he just about said in one of those sutras
- Author: Jack Kerouac
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#62. Why did I allow myself to be bored ever in the past and to compensate for it got high or drunk or rages or all the tricks people have because they want anything but serene understanding of just what there is, which is after all so much. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#63. Fear life but don't die, your alone, everybody's alone, oh Cody Pomeray you can't win you can't lose all is ephemeral all is hurt - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#64. Be in love with your life. Every minute of it. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#65. You'd never care to plant some roots in
society, I suppose, mused the other. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#66. I am writing this book because we're all going to die - In the loneliness of my own life, my father dead, my brother dead, my mother faraway, my sister and my wife far away, nothing here but my own tragic hands that once were guarded by a world, a sweet attention, that now are left to guide and disappear their own way into the common dark of all our deaths, sleeping in me raw bed, alone and stupid: with just this one pride and consolation: my broke heart in the general despair and opened up inwards to the Lord, I made a supplication in this dream - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#67. When I grew up in the early '90s, the new World Wide Web felt like a gimmick, and I had no idea of the changes in store. In the summers, I'd backpack through Europe, follow the Grateful Dead. I had a car and a tent and traveled around the Great Lakes and out West. Jack Kerouac was my guiding light, his 'On the Road' a sacred text. - Author: Tony D'Souza
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#68. We stood under a roadlamp, thumbing, when suddenly cars full of young kids roared by with streamers flying. 'Yaah! Yaah! we won! we won!' they all shouted. Then they yoohooed us and got great glee out of seeing a guy and a girl on the road. Dozens of such cars passed, full of young faces and 'throaty young voices,' as the saying goes. I hated every one of them. Who did they think they were, yaahing at somebody on the road just because they were little high-school punks and their parents carved the roast beef on Sunday afternoons? Who did they think they were, making fun of a girl reduced to poor circumstances with a man who wanted to belove? - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#69. God is an Indian giver who gives only occasionally. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#70. We agreed to love each other madly. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#71. -no girl had ever moved me with a story of spiritual suffering and so beautifully her soul showing out radiant as an angel wandering in hell and the hell the selfsame streets I'd roamed in watching, watching for someone just like her and never dreaming the darkness and the mystery and eventuality of our meeting in eternity ... - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#72. They never asked, I kept offering. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#73. I've got my full rucksack pack and it's spring, I'm going to go Southwest to the dry land, to the long lone land of Texas and Chihuahua and the gay streets of Mexico night, music coming out of doors, girls, wine, weed, wild hats, viva! What does it matter? Like the ants that have nothing to do but dig all day, I have nothing to do but what I want and be kind and remain nevertheless uninfluenced by imaginary judgments and pray for the light. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#74. We wandered in a frenzy and a dream (301). - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#75. But anybody who's never had delirium tremens even in their early stages may not understand that it's not so much a physical pain but a mental anguish indescribable to those ignorant people who dont drink and accuse drinkers of irresponsibility. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#76. What's Your Road, Man? - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#77. You have to believe in life before you can accomplish anything. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#78. As we crossed the Colorado-Utah border I saw God in the sky in the form of huge gold sunburning clouds above the desert that seemed to point a finger at me and say, Pass here and go on, you're on the road to heaven. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#79. Back in the cabin I light the fire and sit sighing and there are leaves skittering on the tin roof, it's August in Big Sur
I fall asleep in the chair and when I wake up I'm facing the thick little tangled woods outside the door and I suddenly remember them from long ago - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#80. There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#81. Desolation, desolation, I owe so much to desolation. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#82. I actually got so drunk I wrapped myself around the toilet bowl of the Scollay Square Cafe and got pissed and puked on all night long by a thousand sailors and seamen and when I woke up in the morning and found myself all covered and caked and unspeakably dirty I just like a good old Boston man walked down to the Atlantic Avenue docks and jumped into the sea. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#83. I'd rather die than be famous,
I want to go live in the desert
With long wild hair, eating
At my campfire, full of sand - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#84. If you own a rug you own too much. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#85. Eager for bread and love. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#86. All day long wearing a hat that wasn't on my head - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#87. I waded in the water and dunked a little and stood looking up at the splendorous night sky, Avalokitesvara's ten-wondered universe of dark and diamonds. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#88. It was my dream that screwed up, the stupid hearthside idea that it would be wonderful to follow one great red line across America instead of trying various roads and routes. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#89. Don't you have a class this morning, Georgie?"
Day mumbled something that sounded like
"Ancient History of the Near East and Greece."
"Poof!" scoffed Everhart, flourishing his fork,
"Come with me and see the Near East. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#90. Who doesn't feel studious when he doesn't have a girl with a Riviera suntan? - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#91. Those who're good stay in Heaven,they've been in Heaven from the beginning - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#92. Rocks are space, and space is illusion. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#93. It's impossible to fall of mountains you fool! - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#94. The innocent seriousness with which she told her story and I'd listened to so often and myself told
wide eyed hugging in heaven together
hipsters of America in the 1950's sitting in a dim room
the clash of the streets beyond the window's bare soft sill. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#95. O sweetheart and okay
Here's hopin we'll all be away
It was great fun
But it was just one a
those tings - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#96. And there in the blue air I saw for the first time, far off, the great snowy tops of the Rocky Mountains. I had to get to Denver at once. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#97. Why is he so mad about white tiled sinks and 'kitchen machinery' he calls it? People have good hearts whether or not they live like Dharma Bums. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#98. You'll be sorry some day. Why don't you ever understand what I'm trying to tell you: it's with your six sense that you're fooled into believing not only that you have six senses, but that you contact an actual outside world with them. If it wasn't for your eyes, you wouldn't see me. If it wasn't for your ears, you wouldn't hear that airplane. If it wasn't for your nose, you wouldn't smell that midnight mint. If it wasn't for your tongue taster, you wouldn't taste the difference between A and B. If it wasn't for your body, you wouldn't feel Princess. There is no me, no airplane, no mind, no Princess, no nothing, you for krissakes do you want to go on being fooled every damn minute of your life? - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#99. [the photographer] can be considered a kind of disembodied burrowing eye, a conspirator against time and its hammers. His work, print after print of it, seems to call to be shown before the decay which it portrays flattens all ... Here are the records of the age before an imminent collapse. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#100. Don't drink to get drunk. Drink to enjoy life. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#101. we pass the fields of Perry and Madrone and where they make wine, and it's all there, all sweet the furrows of brown, with blossoms and one time we took a siding to wait for 98 and I ran out there like the hound of the Baskervilles and got me a few old prunes not longer fitten to eat - the propietor seeing me, trainman running guiltily back to engine with a stolen prune, always I was running, always was running, running to throw switches, running in my sleep and running now - happy. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#102. I like it because its ugly - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#103. All human beings are also dream beings. Dreaming ties all mankind together. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#104. Everything is all right forever and forever and forever. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#105. I suddenly discovered the delight of rebellion. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#106. I feel impossibly sad and like I'll die, what can we do? - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#107. I like my whiskey wild, - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#108. I go all the way down to First Avenue ... I realize it's Friday Night all over America, in New York it's just ten o'clock and the fight's started in the Garden and longshoremen in North River bars are all watching the fight and drinking 20 beers apiece, and Sams are sitting in the front row ... while I spent all summer pacing and praying in mountaintops, of rock and snow, of lost birds and bears, these people've been sucking on cigarettes and drinks and pacing and praying in their souls, too, in their own way ... - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#109. The blue sky adds Dont call me eternity, call me God if you like, sll of you talkers are in paradise: the leaf is paradise, the tree stump is paradise, the paper bag is paradise, the man is paradise, the sand is paradise, the sea is paradise, the man is paradise, the fog is paradise - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#110. The page is long, blank, and full of truth. When I am through with it, it shall probably be long, full, and empty with words. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#111. Will you love me in December as you do in May? - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#112. 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 familiarities to this feeling. Ecstasy, even , I felt, with flashes of sudden remembrance, and feeling sweaty and drowsy I felt like sleeping and dreaming in the grass. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#113. Don't use the phone. People are never ready to answer it. Use poetry. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#114. Most of them were running away from something―usually the law. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#115. He had a third martini. He looked at me intently and took hold of my arm. 'Look', he said. 'You're a fish in a pond. It's drying up. You have to mutate into an amphibian, but someone keeps hanging on to you and telling you to stay in the pond, everything's going to be all right. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#116. nothing could disturb this wise calm, this sanity of soul - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#117. She was a nice little girl, simple and true, and tremendously frightened of sex. I told her it was beautiful. I wanted to prove this to her. She let me prove it, but I was too impatient and proved nothing. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#118. We all must admit that everything is fine and there's no need in the world to worry, and in fact we should realize what it would mean to us to UNDERSTAND that we're not REALLY worried about ANYTHING. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#119. Now we were on the great Texas plain and, as Dean said, "You drive and drive and you're still in Texas tomorrow night. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#120. I'm right there, swimming the river of hardships but I know how to swim ... - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#121. Both of us had a lot to say, but there was no room to say it in, we were so tense and close. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#122. Yet this book is to prove that no matter how you travel, how 'successful' your tour, or foreshortened, you always learn something and learn to change your thoughts. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#123. Finally I end up snapping 'I'm too old for young idealisms like that, I ben through all that! - all over again I gotta go through all that?'
'But it's real, it's truth!' yells Simon. 'The world is a place of infinite charm! Give everybody love and they'll give it right back! I seen it!'
'I know it's true but I'm bored'
'But you can't be bored, if you get bored we all get bored, if we all get bored and tired we all give it up, then the world falls down and dies!'
'And it's as it should be!'
'No! It should be life!'
'That's no difference! - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#124. Since life is a dream I think I'll stop eating and drinking so much
do some ethereal daydreaming instead
go in the mansion of the mind and close all the doors, as if I was traveling in the back of a bus for 4 days & 4 nights, broke. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#125. No imaginary judgments of form, The clouds Butterfat - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#126. As for all your latest Mayan discoveries and poems, I want to hear every word of it if you want to transmit it, or tell it when we meet, but don't expect me to get excited by anything anymore. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#127. Her unimpeachable dignity was the thing that made her poor in a wild old whorehouse. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#128. We fumed and screamed in our mountain nook, mad drunken Americans in the mighty land. We were on the roof of America and all we could do was yell, I guess
across the night ... - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#129. And I will die, and you will die, and we all will die, and even the stars will fade out one after another in time. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#130. We were on the roof of America and all we could do was yell - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#131. Write in recollection and amazement for yourself. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#132. I realize all the uncountable manifestations the thinking-mind invents to place wall of horror before its pure perfect realization that there is no wall and no horror just Transcendental Empty Kissable Milk Light of Everlasting Eternity's true and perfectly empty nature. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#133. Thought all the wilderness of America was in the West till the Ghost of the Susquehanna showed me different. No, there is a wilderness in the East; it's the same wilderness Ben Franklin plodded in the oxcart days when he was postmaster, the same as it was when George Washington was a wildbuck Indian-fighter, when Daniel Boone told stories by Pennsylvania lamps and promised to find the Gap, when Bradford built his road and men whooped her up in log cabins. There were not great Arizona spaces for the little man, just the bushy wilderness of eastern Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia, the backroads, the black-tar roads that curve among the mournful rivers like Susquehanna, Monongahela, old Potomac and Monocacy. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#134. Use the shadows of the born
The shapes of the world
And pass them before the light
Of imagination's birthless ecstasy - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#135. Regarding R. H. Blyth: Blyth's four volume Haiku became especially popular at this time [1950's] because his translations were based on the assumption that the haiku was the poetic expression of Zen. Not surprisingly, his books attracted the attention of the Beat school, most notably writers such as Allen Ginsberg, Gary Snyder and Jack Kerouac, all of whom had a prior interest in Zen. - Author: Reginald Horace Blyth
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#136. You just wait patiently like you always do in America among those apparently endless policemen and their endless laws against (no laws for)
but the moment you cross the little wire gate and you're in Mexico, you feel like you just sneaked out of school when you told the teacher you were sick and she told you you could go home, 2 o'clock in the afternoon. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#137. For the first four years of my life, while he lived, I was not Ti Jean Duluoz, I was Gerard, the world was his face, the flower of his face, the pale stooped disposition, the heartbreakingness and the holiness and his teachings of tenderness to me, and my mother constantly reminding me tonpay attention to his goodness and advice. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#138. God who is everything possesses the eye of awakening, like dreaming a long dream of an impossible task. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#139. He was alone in the doorway, digging the street. Bitterness, recriminations, advice, morality, sadness
everything was behind him, and ahead of him was the ragged and ecstatic joy of pure being. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#140. Come to represent for all of us, I thought of all my friends from one end of the country to the other and how they were really all in the same vast backyard doing something so frantic and rushing-about. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#141. To the Red Drum for sets, to hear Bird, whom I saw distinctly digging Mardou several times also myself directly into my eye looking to search if really I was that great writer I thought myself to be as if he knew my thoughts and ambitions or remembered me from other night clubs and other coasts, other Chicagos - not a challenging look but the king and founder of the bop generation at least the sound of it in digging his audience digging the eyes, the secret eyes him-watching, as he just pursed his lips and let great lungs and immortal fingers work, - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#142. Swinging on delicate hinges the autumn leaf almost off the stem. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#143. For when you realized that God is Everything you know that you've got to love everything no matter how bad it is, in the ultimate sense it was neither good nor bad (consider the dust), it was just what was, that is, what we made to appear. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#144. Dishrags have faces
Flashlights have hate
Pine trees are sweetest
To sit and meditate
The Holy Virgin of Heaven
Saw us in the rainy first morning - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#145. I'm an idealist
who has outgrown
my idealism
I have nothing to do
the rest of my life
but do it
and the rest of my life
to do it - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#146. New York gets god awful cold in the winter but there's a feeling of wacky comradeship somewhere in the streets. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#147. The earth will always be the same - only cities and history will change, even nations will change, governments and governors will go, the things made by men's hands will go, buildings will always crumble - only the earth will remain the same, there will always be men on the earth in the morning, there will always be the things made by God's hands - and all this history of cities and congress now will go, all modern history is only a littering Babylon smoking under the sun, delaying the day when men again will have to return to earth, to the earth of life and God - - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#148. Here's a guy and everybody's there, right? Up to him to put down what's on everybody's mind. He starts the first chorus, then lines up his ideas, people, yeah, yeah, but get it, and then he rises to his fate and has to blow equal to it. All of a sudden somewhere in the middle of the chorus he gets it - everybody looks up and knows; they listen; he picks it up and carries. Time stops. He's filling empty space with the substance of our lives, confessions of his bellybottom strain, remembrance of ideas, rehashes of old blowing. He has to blow across bridges and come back and do it with such infinite feeling soul-exploratory for the tune of the moment that everybody knows it's not the tune that counts but IT. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#149. [Jack] Kerouac looking at the fellaheen worlds. Looking at other cultures. Welcoming it, curious. Really stepping outside his own limited, whatever that narrow world was. It's amazing to think we can do it. We can have that same kind of trajectory of mind. - Author: Anne Waldman
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#150. He sure is a crazy one," she said. "Sure reminds me of my husband that run away. Just exactly the same guy. I sure hope my Mickey don't grow up that way, they all do now. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#151. Around Jack (Kerouac) there circulated a palpable aura of fame and death. - Author: Gary Snyder
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#152. [He] seemed at home and content now they were sailing, as though leaving the port meant the cessation of all his worries, and heading out to sea a new era of peace and amenity. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#153. America is a lonely crock of shit... - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#154. Somewhere along the line I knew there'd be girls, visions, everything; somewhere along the line the pearl would be handed to me. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#155. I want to marry a girl," I told them, "so I can rest my soul with her till we both get old. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#156. He was simply a youth tremendously excited with life, and though he was a con-man, he was only conning because he wanted so much to live and to get involved with people who would otherwise pay no attention to him. He - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#157. Begin not from preconceived idea of what to say about image but from jewel center of interest in subject of image at moment of writing, and write outwards swimming in sea of language to peripheral release and exhaustion. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#158. The whole universe was crazy and cock-eyed and extremely strange. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#159. And for the first time in my life, the following afternoon, I went into the West. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#160. O hell, I'm sick of life - If I had any guts I'd drown myself in that tiresome water but that wouldn't be getting it over at all, I can just see the big transformations and plans jellying down there to curse us up in some other wretched suffering form eternities of it - I guess that's what the kid feels - She looks so sad down there wandering Ophelialike in bare feet among thunders. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#161. The fact was I had the vision ... I think everyone has ... what we lack is the method. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#162. In those days he really didn't know what he was talking about; that is to say, he was a young jailkid all hung-up on the wonderful possibilities of becoming a real intellectual, and he liked to talk in the tone and using the words, but in a jumbled way, that he had heard from 'real intellectuals. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#163. All you want to do is run out there and get laid and get beat up and get screwed up and get old and sick and banged around by samsara, you fucking eternal meat of comeback you - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#164. And I shudder sometimes to think of all that stellar mystery of how she IS going to get me in a future lifetime, wow - And I seriously do believe that will be my salvation, too.
A long way to go. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#165. I'm really Wallace Beery in 'The Champ.' - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#166. Nd that was the one distinct time in my life, the strangest moment of all, when I didnt know who I was - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#167. It's hypocrisy of men makes these hills grim - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#168. We are nothing.
- Tomorrow we may be die.
We are nothing.
- You and me. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#169. I'd better be a poet
Or lay down dead. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#170. What did it matter? I was a young writer and I wanted to take off. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#171. Far and away the greatest menace to the writer - any writer, beginning or otherwise - is the reader. The reader is, after all, a kind of silent partner in this whole business of writing, and a work of fiction is surely incomplete if it is never read. The reader is, in fact, the writer's only unrelenting, genuine enemy. He has everything on his side; all he has to do, after all, is shut his eyes, and any work of fiction becomes meaningless. Moreover, a reader has an advantage over a beginning writer in not being a beginning reader; before he takes up a story to read it, he can be presumed to have read everything from Shakespeare to Jack Kerouac. No matter whether he reads a story in manuscript as a great personal favor, or opens a magazine, or - kindest of all - goes into a bookstore and pays good money for a book, he is still an enemy to be defeated with any kind of dirty fighting that comes to the writer's mind. - Author: Shirley Jackson
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#172. I'm not a beatnik. I'm a Catholic. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#173. 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. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#174. I ate another apple pie and ice cream; that's practically all I ate all the way across the country, I knew it was nutritious and it was delicious, of course. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#175. The road must eventually lead to the whole world. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#176. Why did God do it? or is there really a Devil who led to the Fall? Souls in Heaven said "We want to try mortal existence, O God, Lucifer said it's great!" - Bang, down we fall, to this, to concentration camps, gas ovens, barbed wire, atom bombs, television murders, Bolivian starvation, thieves in silk, thieves in neckties, thieves in office, paper shufflers, bureaucrats, insult, rage, dismay, horror, terrified nightmares, secret death of hangovers, cancer, ulcers, strangulation, pus, old age, old age homes, canes, puffed flesh, dropped teeth, stink, tears, and goodbye. Somebody else write it, I dont know how. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#177. I couldn't take my eyes off the little dark girl and the way, like a queen, she walked around and was even reduced by the sullen bartender to menial tasks such as bringing us drinks and sweeping the back. Of all the girls in there she needed the money most; maybe her mother had come to get money from her for her little infant/ sisters and brothers. It never, never occurred to me just to approach her and give her some money. I have a feeling she would have taken it with a degree of scorn, and scorn from the likes of her made me flinch. In my madness I was actually in love with her for the few hours it all lasted; it was the same unmistakable ache and stab across the mind, the same sighs, the same pain, and above all the same reluctance and fear to approach. Strange that Neal and Frank also failed to approach her; her unimpeachable dignity was the thing that made her poor in a wild old whorehouse, and think of that. At one point I saw Neal leaning like a statue toward her, ready to fly, and befuddlement cross his face as she glanced coolly and imperiously his way and he stopped rubbing his belly and gaped and finally bowed his head. For she was the queen. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#178. Jack Kerouac, like a sick refrigerator, worked too hard at keeping cool and died on his mama's lap from alcohol and infantilism. - Author: Edward Abbey
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#179. I dunno, remember when we were in East St. Louis with George, and Jack you said you'd love those beautiful dancing girls if you knew they would live forever as beautiful as they are? (p. 173) - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#180. The more you study, the more you subsequently know; naturally, the more you know, the nearer you get to perfection as a journalist. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#181. Rather, I think one should write, as nearly as possible, as if he were the first person on earth and was humbly and sincerly putting on paper that which he saw and experienced and loved and lost; what his passing thoughts were and his sorrows and desires. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#182. God bless child even when he get old. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#183. I saw letters he wrote at age 14 before his recent spell of silence: they were perfectly normal and better than average writings, in fact sensitive and better than anything I could have written at 14 when I also was an innocent introverted monster. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#184. Geniuses can be scintillating and geniuses can be somber, but it's that inescapable sorrowful depth that shines through-originality. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#185. I was far away from home, haunted & tired with travel, in a room I'd never seen, hearing the hiss of steam outside, the creak of the old wood, footsteps upstairs & all the sad sounds.
I looked at the cracked high ceiling & really didn't know who I was for about 15 strange seconds.
I wasn't scared; I was just somebody else, some stranger & my whole life was a haunted life, the life of a ghost.
I was halfway at the dividing line between the East of my youth & the West of my future. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#186. Overpowered by the sadness of not knowing what there is in the world, and what I'm doing. Feeling completely indifferent to good and evil too, to beauty or anything else. I know that this is the root of all human troubles, all of them. Indifferent to that knowledge, too. Nothing got written. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#187. And then we'll all go off to sweet life, 'cause now is the time and we all know time! - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#188. I looked. George Shearing. And as always he leaned his blind head on his pale hand, all ears opened like the ears of an elephant, listening to the American sounds and mastering them for his own English summer's-night use. Then they urged him to get up and play. He did. He played innumerable choruses with amazing chords that mounted higher and higher till the sweat splashed all over the piano and everybody listened in awe and fright. They led him off the stand after an hour. He went back to his dark corner, old God Shearing, and the boys said, 'There ain't nothin left after that. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#189. I saw that my life was a vast glowing empty page and I could do anything I wanted. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#190. Man lowers his head and lunges into civilization, forgetting the days of his infancy when he sought truth in a snowflake or a stick. Man forgets the wisdom of the child. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#191. Everything belongs to me because I am poor. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#192. Artist or no-artist, I can't pass up a piece of fried chicken when I see one. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#193. Says, Rahula! Rahula! Face of Glory! Universe chawed and swallowed! - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#194. the road is life - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#195. A traveling epic Hunkey, crossing and recrossing the country every year, south in the winter and north in the summer and only because he has no place he can stay in without getting tired of it and because there was nowhere to go but everywhere, and keep rolling under the stars - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#196. Holy flowers floating in the air, were all these tired faces in the dawn of Jazz America. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#197. Istory is best explained dramatically, because for God's sake nobody's going to tell me that massive Homeric war so to speak, between the Achaens and the Iliums was caused merely by some economic factor concerning trade ... - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#198. It was the work of the quiet mountains, this torrent of purity at my feet. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#199. Is Virgin you trying to
fathom me - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#200. Holding up my purring cat to the moon. I sighed. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#201. Once my then three-year-old son, Jack, approached some seven-year-olds playing cards at the park and just watched them. One of the boys looked at my son and said, "Go away. You're gross!" The other kids laughed. I chimed in immediately. "No, you're gross! You are the grossest gross grosser in the world!" The bully ran with tears in his eyes to his caregiver, who glared at me. I just smiled in victory. I realize I won't always be there to defend my children, but if I can trim some of the jerky behavior out of their life, maybe they won't do it to other kids. Of course, I am also getting revenge for my own victimization as a child. I was always hoping some pale giant would appear and rescue me from the bullies. Now I am that pale giant. You shall call me Thor. God - Author: Jim Gaffigan
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#202. Jack, there are only two of us here. One of us is going to push him out, one of us is
going to catch him. Which job do you want?
(Melinda talking to her husband) - Author: Robyn Carr
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#203. He paused at the bedroom door, shut his eyes, took a deep breath, and walked right out like it was any other morning, and he and Jack would be having breakfast as if they hadn't had sex the night before.
"Morning," he said, casting a quick glance over his shoulder.
"Mmm," D grunted.
"You done in the bathroom?"
D blinked. No, I jus' took a little breather in the middle a my mornin' beauty ritual ta come out here 'n' chat with ya. A course I'm done. - Author: Jane Seville
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#204. Move fast, travel light, an never tell 'em your real name. - Author: Moira Young
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#205. I think that if everybody changed and tried to make their music political, it'd be kind of a bummer. - Author: Jack Johnson
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#206. When you have inspired thought, you have to trust it and you have to act on it. - Author: Jack Canfield
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#207. Jack missed the normality of merely reading the paper. - Author: Tom Clancy
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#208. Just to love, that's enough; being loved, that's a bonus. - Author: Jack Hyles
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#209. Intelligent men are cruel. Stupid men are monstrously cruel. - Author: Jack London
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#210. My fleeting, background dream of helping the jungle children. - Author: Jack Garbarino
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#211. You are sauntering along the back streets of Avallon; you step into a tavern for a cup of wine. A great lummox claims that you have molested his wife; he takes up his cutlass and comes at you. So now! With your knife! Draw and throw! All in a single movement! You advance, pull your knife from the villain's neck, wipe it on his sleeve. If in fact you have molested the dead churl's wife, bid her begone! The episode has quite dampened your spirit. But you are attacked from another side by another husband. Quick! - Author: Jack Vance
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#212. Santo Rita Meata Mater Ringo Jonah Tito Marlin Jack Latoya Janet Michael Dumbledora the Explorer! Santo Rita Meata Mater Ringo Jonah Tito Marlin Jack Latoya Janet Michael Dumbledora the Explorer! I've summoned you from the depths of Hell. Show yourself!" (Britain)
"You kolled?" (Russia)
"I wasn't calling you!" (Britain)
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#213. Hating hurts the hater the most. Hating is not a salve for the wounded soul, it is an abrasive that keeps the soul wounded and raw and oversensitive. - Author: Jack R. Rose
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#214. I'd rather make the cut in the Crosby than win another Oscar. - Author: Jack Lemmon
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#215. First, psychotherapy is an art. It is not a science (the human-beings-are-laboratory-rats mentality of the behaviorist notwithstanding). A friend of mine, a philosopher of esthetics, defines art as: anything that people treat as art. So it is with psychotherapy. Any mad school that springs up and gets people to call it "psychotherapy" then becomes a "psychotherapy." But is it good psychotherapy or just mad? - Author: Jack S. Willis
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#216. In the end, forgiveness simply means never putting another person out of our heart. - Author: Jack Kornfield
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#217. Someone who conceals his curiosity, is overwhelmed with information. - Author: Jack Vance
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#218. Greater self-esteem produces greater success, and greater success produces more high self-esteem, so it keeps on spiraling up. - Author: Jack Canfield
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#219. A tear today is an investment in a laugh tomorrow. - Author: Jack Hyles
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#220. You don't always get the waterfall shortcut in Mario Kart. That's life. - Author: Jack Barakat
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#221. Stop!" she screamed. "Don't hurt him."
"Back off!" Billy shouted.
She yanked harder on Billy's arm.
"He isn't a vampire anymore, idiot. Look! Do you see that big, yellow thing up in the sky? That's called the sun. It's shining down on him, and he isn't exploding. His fangs are gone. He's as human as we are. Case closed."
Billy stared up at the sky, his jaw slack. "Not possible."
Jack mumbled, "They don't call me Jackpot for nothing."
"What?" Billy blinked at him.
"Private joke. - Author: Kasi Blake
Jack Kerouac quotes by Kasi Blake
#222. If it ain't fun don't do it. - Author: Jack Canfield
Jack Kerouac quotes by Jack Canfield
#223. the workingman, being selfish, wants all he can get in the division. The capitalist, being selfish, wants all he can get in the division. When there is only so much of the same thing, and when two men want all they can get of the same thing, there is a conflict of interest between labor and capital. And it is an irreconcilable conflict. As long as workingmen and capitalists exist, they will continue to quarrel over the division. - Author: Jack London
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#224. – and in the din Stephen cried, 'I insist upon a boat – I protest…
Jack took him by the elbow and propelled him with affectionate violence into the cabin. 'My dear sir,' he said, 'I am afraid you must not insist, or protest: it is mutiny, you know, and you would be obliged to be hanged. - Author: Patrick O'Brian
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#225. Teams that play together beat those with superior players who play more as individuals. - Author: Jack Ramsay
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#226. The essence of competitiveness is liberated when we make people believe that what they think and do is important - and then get out of their way while they do it. - Author: Jack Welch
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#227. And then there are stories that reveal the transformation of an ordinary person into an extraordinary one, because he or she had the courage to hope, the determination to think positively, the ability to see the beauty in life, the strength to pick up the pieces and move on and the faith that life is nurturing, if one allows it to be so. - Author: Jack Canfield
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#228. Careful living and correct training methods aided me a great deal, but I would say straight punching was the foundation of all my success. - Author: Jack Johnson
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#229. When you look at every studio in the '20s or '30s, from Louis B. Mayer to Jack Warner, you see people who started with one plan and quickly shifted gears to adapt to a changing world. One of my favorite stories is that Walt Disney mortgaged his house to make 'Snow White.' He saw there was a real opportunity to change the world. - Author: Ryan Kavanaugh
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#230. Most people understand life expectancy has changed since Social Security started in 1937 when folks lived to be 59 years old. Today, they live to be 77 years old. - Author: Jack Kingston
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#231. Certain jobs [films] are for the business really, because they get an audience, they get a global audience. Certain jobs are as an artist. If I can keep moving forward and strike some form of balance between them two, then I'm going to feel content. - Author: Jack O'Connell
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#232. Our life is shaped and determined by our thoughts. Usually we are only half conscious of the way thoughts direct our life; we are lost in thoughts as if they are reality. We take our own mental creations quite seriously, endorsing them without reservation. - Author: Jack Kornfield
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#233. Failures are the most valuable assets that one can earn. If u dont have any, get some and make yourself stronger! - Author: Nelson Jack
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#234. Well, what if he's ... old? He's been down here for years. What if he's ninety?" Cole's voice sounded very pleased at the notion.
"I wouldn't care," I said.
"Oh, you wouldn't care if you brought Jack all the way home from the tunnels only to end up sending him off to a rest home? You'd be fine spoon-feeding him mashed peas as long as the two of you were together?"
I grimaced. "Believe it or not, I would. As long as I had him back."
"Kinky." Cole smirked. - Author: Brodi Ashton
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#235. Don't loaf around and wait for inspiration. Light out after it with a club, and if you don't get it, you will get something that looks remarkably like it. - Author: Jack London
Jack Kerouac quotes by Jack London
#236. What do you need that for?" he asks about the Jack Daniel's. "We might have to hit her over the head." "Why are you smiling?" "Because this is a happy time," I tell him honestly, even after I push aside the image of knocking Shannon unconscious with a bottle of JD. "This is fun. This is good. When this is all over, we're going to have a baby." He doesn't look all that convinced, but he trots after me as we take our equipment into Shannon's room. She's sitting propped up on the bed with every pillow in my house behind her, blowing out air like a stalled locomotive. "You're going to ruin my pillows," I moan. "I'll buy you new pillows," she spits at me. "I'll buy you a new bed. I'll buy you a new fucking house." "Watch your language," I tell her. "There's a little kid here." "You think I care about a fucking little kid? Why is there a little kid here?" "Can we hit her yet?" Kenny asks. "Not yet." Fanci - Author: Tawni O'Dell
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#237. Once you meet an entrepreneur like Jack Ma, you just want to make sure you bet on him. It's not a hard decision. - Author: Jerry Yang
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#238. Ever since my mother sent me to Saturday morning grammar classes when I was 7, I wanted to become a famous actor. I loved the idea of captivating an audience and moving them truly through performance, but more importantly being recognized and heavily lauded for that talent. - Author: Jack Gleeson
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#239. A real businessman or entrepreneur has no enemies. Once he understand this, the sky's the limit. - Author: Jack Ma
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#240. Brittles stood at attention until Jack looked at him, then he bowed slightly. "I'm sorry to disturb you, sir, but an Inspector Swindler from Scotland Yard wishes to speak with you. Are you home?"
"Of course, I'm home, man. I'm sitting right here. - Author: Lorraine Heath
Jack Kerouac quotes by Lorraine Heath
#241. Most having reached the places they needed to be and devoted themselves to what needed to be done. - Author: Jack Campbell
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#242. No, sir. Go to hell sir. It's the best I can do for you sir. - Author: Jack London
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