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Top 91 Quotes About Kerouac Life

#1. 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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#2. I am young now and can look upon my body and soul with pride. But it will be mangled soon, and later it will begin to disintegrate, and then I shall die, and die conclusively. How can we face such a fact, and not live in fear? - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#3. She is giving me my life back and not claiming it for herself as so many of the women you love do claim. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#4. Soon I'll find the right words, they'll be very simple. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#5. Boys and girls in America have such a sad time together; sophistication demands that they submit to sex immediately without proper preliminary talk. Not courting talk - real straight talk about souls, for life is holy and every moment is precious. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#6. 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. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#7. 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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#8. Henry Miller, Jack Kerouac, Albert Camus, Graham Greene - they influenced my life to a profound extent. - Author: Paul Theroux
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#9. Don't drink to get drunk. Drink to enjoy life. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#10. We lay on our backs looking at the ceiling and wondering what God had wrought when he made life so sad and disinclined. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#11. 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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#12. My life is a vast inconsequential epic. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#13. Pain or love or danger makes you real again.... - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#14. Ah, life is a gate, a way, a path to Paradise anyway, why not live for fun and joy and love or some sort of girl by a fireside, why not go to your desire and LAUGH ... - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#15. And for the first time in my life, the following afternoon, I went into the West. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#16. An art dies when it describes itself instead of life - when it turns from the expression of man's feelings in the void, to a mere description of the void. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#17. Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#18. My whole wretched life swam before my weary eyes, and I realized no matter what you do it's bound to be a waste of time in the end so you might as well go mad. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#19. His friends said, "Why do you have that ugly thing hanging there?" and Bull said, "I like it because it's ugly." All his life was in that line. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#20. The little flowers grew everywhere around the rocks, and no one had asked them to grow, or me to grow. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#21. With joy realize for the first time thinking just not thinking-so I don't have to think anymore. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#22. You have to believe in life before you can accomplish anything. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#23. The details are the life of it, I insist, say everything on your mind, don't hold back, don't analyze or anything as you go along, say it out. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#24. And here for the first time in my life I saw my beloved Mississippi River, dry in the summer haze, low water, with its big rank smell that smells like the raw body of America itself because it washes it up. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#25. And all you hearts who love life realize now that to love is to love- - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#26. Living this life in the same sorta way that Kerouac lived, you get to hang out at shows and drink and you're able to not really face reality and adulthood the way most of my friends are. - Author: Ben Gibbard
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#27. 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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#28. No man should go through life without once experiencing healthy, even bored solitude in the wilderness, finding himself depending solely on himself and thereby learning his true and hidden strength - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#29. Why did God make all this all so decayable and dieable and harmable and wants to make me realize and scream? - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#30. What are you going to do with yourself, Ed?" I asked. "I don't know," he said. "I just go along. I dig life. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#31. the road is life - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#32. How is there laughter, how is there joy, as this world is always burning? - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#33. 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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#34. That's the story of my life rich or poor and mostly poor and truly poor. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#35. Maybe that's what life is ... a wink of the eye and winking stars. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#36. He was out to get back everything he'd lost; there was no end to his loss; this thing would drag on forever. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#37. Kerouac and I are not real at all. The only thing about a writer is that he has written, and not his so-called life. 'And we (will) all die and the stars will go out, one after another. - Author: William S. Burroughs
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#38. I wonder why our life must quiver between beauty and guilt, consummation and sadness, desire and regret, immortality and tattered moments unknowable, truth and beautiful meaningful lies. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#39. Don't be a sucker all your life, dummy up, ya dope. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#40. 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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#41. 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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#42. Everybody saying "O how wonderful life is, how miraculous, God made this and God made that", how do you know he doesnt hate what He did: He might even be drunk and not noticing what he went and done - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#43. All life is but a skull-bone and
A rack of ribs through which
we keep passing food & fuel-
just so's we can burn so
furious beautiful. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#44. Be in love with your life, every detail of it. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#45. Our minds, with their store of madness, had diverged. O gruesome life, ========== On the Road (Kerouac, Jack) - Author: Anonymous
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#46. Be in love with yr life - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#47. O how wonderful life is, how miraculous, God made this and God made that", "how do you know he doesn't hate what He did: He might even be drunk and not noticing what he went and done tho of course that's not true - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#48. Defining moment in new telepathist's life, moment when intuitive individual learns most of society isn't telepathic, doesn't see auras,doesn't know what life on ethereal astral plane is like. - Author: Christina Westover
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#49. 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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#50. All that old road of the past unreeling dizzily as if the cup of life had been overturned and everything gone mad. My eyes ached in nightmare day (235). - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#51. Life must be rich and full of loving
it's no good otherwise, no good at all, for anyone. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#52. I cried for it. That's how I see life too. I was so interested in the opera that for a while I forgot the circumstances of my crazy life and got lost in the great mournful sounds of Beethoven and the rich Rembrandt tones of his story. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#53. Becoming acquainted and swallowing fears and settling down to life in the little cabin with its warm glow of woodstove and kerosene lamp and let the ghosts fly their asses off - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#54. You spend a whole life of non-interference with the wishes of others, including politicians and the rich, and nobody bothers you and you cut along and make it your own way. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#55. I looked up at the dark sky and prayed to God for a better break in life and a better chance to do something for the little people I loved. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#56. I could hear everything, together with the hum of my hotel neon. I never felt sadder in my life. LA is the loneliest and most brutal of American cities; New York gets godawful cold in the winter but there's a feeling of wacky comradeship somewhere in some streets. LA is a jungle. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#57. 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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#58. I could have made my whole life like that morning just on the strength of pure understanding and willingness to live and go along, God it was all the most beautiful thing that ever happened to me in its own way - but it was all sinister. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#59. I'd sleep and forget it; I had my own life, my own sad and ragged life forever. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#60. Return those shoes to the shoemaker Return this hand to my father This pillow to the pillowmaker Those slippers to the shop. That wainscot to the carpenter, But my mind my tranquil and eternal Mind Return it to whom? - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#61. Be in love with your life. Every minute of it. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#62. Love is bitter, death is sweet. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#63. Hell! I'm glad I did it. It's going to be a change. I
call this life! - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#64. Sweet life continues in the breeze, in the golden fields. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#65. 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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#66. Details are the Life of Prose. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#67. Oh, smell the people! yelled Dean with his face out the window, sniffing. Ah, God! Life! - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#68. My eyes were glued on life, and they were full of tears. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#69. Believe in the holy contour of life - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#70. I made love to her in the sweetness of the weary morning. Then, two tired angels of some kind, hung-up forlornly in an LA shelf, having found the closest and most delicious thing in life together, we fell asleep and slept till late afternoon. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#71. Where Eckhart Tolle meets Jack Kerouac meets Buddha. A free consciousness expanding book to kill Ego, sexual boredom & lack of excitement in life. - Author: Gregor Reti
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#72. Symbolism is alright in 'fiction,' but I tell true life stories simply about what happened to people I knew. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#73. I never dwelt on the dark farcical furious real life of this roaring working world, wow. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#74. I just love crazy people like this,' Murphy said. 'Jack Kerouac people. Mad to live, mad to die, that kind of thing. - Author: Jodi Lynn Anderson
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#75. This girl I was SEEKING to get involved with as if not enough trouble already or other old romances hadn't taught me that message of pain, keep asking for it, for life - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#76. To think that so much comes to so little, to think that life is really short. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#77. Sunday morning,I empty of my little tricks to make life livable. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#78. 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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#79. A choleric, red-faced, pudgy hater of everything, who could turn on the warmest and most charming smile in the world when real life confronted him sweetly in the night. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#80. all of life is a foreign country. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#81. I have all the time in the world from life to life to do what is to do, to do what is done, to do the timeless doing, infinitely perfect within, why cry, why worry, perfect like mind essence and the minds of banana peels. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#82. 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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#83. 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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#84. 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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#85. 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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#86. For the first time in my life the weather was not something that touched me, that caressed me, froze or sweated me, but became me. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#87. Life is life, and kind is kind - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#88. But no matter, the road is life. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#89. An awful realization that I have been fooling myself all my life thinking there was a next thing to do to keep the show going and actually I'm just a sick clown and so is everybody else ... - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#90. We all agree it's too big to keep up with, that we're surrounded by life, that we'll never understand it, so we center it all in by swigging Scotch from the bottle and when it's empty I run out of the car and buy another one, period. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#91. Did you ever stand on a street corner in American at five o'clock in the morning?
I did. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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