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#1. Sweet life continues in the breeze, in the golden fields. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#2. I looked up at the sky; the pure, wonderful stars were still there, burning - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#3. Think what a great world revolution will take place when ... [there are] millions of guys all over the world with rucksacks on their backs tramping around the back country ... - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#4. We wandered in a frenzy and a dream (301). - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#5. It's hard to explain and best thing to do is not be false. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#6. In seeking to severely penalize criminals society by putting the criminals away behind safe walls actually provide them with the means of greater strength for future atrocities glorious and otherwise. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#7. My witness is the empty sky. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#8. O love, fled me - or do telepathies cross sympathetically in the night? - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#9. One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#10. 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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#11. So you're leaving, Yo." We called each other Yo. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#12. Suppose we suddenly wake up and see that what we thought to be this and that, ain't this and that at all? - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#13. Every one of these things I said was a knife at myself. Everything I had ever secretly held against my brother was coming out: how ugly I was and what filth I was discovering in the depths of my own impure psychologies (214). - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#14. Prison is where you promise yourself the right to live. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#15. The unspeakable visions of the individual. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#16. 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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#17. 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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#18. So I went up and there she was, the girl with the pure and innocent dear eyes that I had always searched for and for so long. We agreed to love each other madly. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#19. I was always aware that Jack loved women not only for their bodies but for the stories that came into being as they interacted with him
they were part of his "road," the infinite range of experience that always had to remain open to fuel his work. - Author: Joyce Johnson
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#20. Writing at least is a silent meditation even though you're going a hundred miles an hour. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#21. Who can leap the world's ties and sit with me among white clouds? - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#22. I was a man of the earth, precisely as I had dreamed I would be. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#23. Details are the Life of Prose. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#24. Buds in the snow
- the deadly fight
between two birds - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#25. The taste
of rain
-- Why kneel? - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#26. Jumping from boulder to boulder and never falling, with a heavy pack, is easier than it sounds; you just can't fall when you get into the rhythm of the dance. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#27. Hopalong Cassidy conducting his great white horse across the traffic; - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#28. Did I come into this world thru the womb of my mother the earth just so I could talk and write like everybody else? - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#29. 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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#30. Things are so hard to figure out when you live from day to day in this feverish and silly world. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#31. I'm Catholic and I can't commit suicide, but I plan to drink myself to death. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#32. 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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#33. 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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#34. It was all completely serious, all completely hallucinated, all completely happy. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#35. I really hate to write. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#36. Be in love with everything . - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#37. All I want from this book is a living, enough money to make a living, buy a farm and some land, work it, write some more, travel a little, and so on. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#38. You guys are going somewhere or just going? - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#39. Oh, smell the people! yelled Dean with his face out the window, sniffing. Ah, God! Life! - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#40. I bless you, all living things, I bless you in the endless past, I bless you in the endless present, I bless you in the endless future, amen. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#41. I was having a wonderful time and the whole world opened up before me because I had no dreams. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#42. Be in love with your life. Every minute of it. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#43. Maybe that bird that floats
hill belly on the wind up there,
and that cat
that pats
in this grass,
is the same
Infinite
Worldwide
Angel - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#44. For you are an observer, you know, you observe things, that's why you live. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#45. The inside of the cabin with the fire finally going is still the dear lovable abode now as sharp in my mind as I look at it as an unusually well focused snapshot
The sprig of ferns still stands in a glass of water, the books are there, the neat groceries ranged along the wall shelves - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#46. I don't know, I don't care, and it doesn't make any difference. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#47. 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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#48. Love is bitter, death is sweet. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#49. And tonight the stars'll be out, and don't you know that God is Pooh Bear? - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#50. 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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#51. I never saw such crazy musicians. Everybody in Frisco blew. It was the end of the continent; they didn't give a damn. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#52. He no longer cared about anything (as before) but now he also cared about everything in principle; that is to say, it was all the same to him and he belonged to the world and there was nothing he could do about it. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#53. I stood in the middle of the room flipping and Pusher was plucking at the guitar, just one string, and I went up to him and said, 'Man don't pluck those dirty notes at ME,' and like he just got up without a word and left. [Mardou] - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#54. It's not that I can't fall in love. It's really that I can't help falling in love with too many things all at once. So, you must understand why I can't distinguish between what's platonic and what isn't, because it's all too much and not enough at the same time. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#55. My aunt once said the world would never find peace until men fell at their women's feet and asked for forgiveness. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#56. When it is recognized that there is nothing beyond what is seen of the mind itself, the discrimination of being and non-being ceases and, as there is thus no external world as the object of perception, nothing remains but the solitude of Reality. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#57. Ah, you always go for the ones who don't really want you - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#58. My eyes were glued on life, and they were full of tears. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#59. Notoriety and public confession in the literary form is a frazzler of the heart you were born with, believe me. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#60. Wishing there was a Personal God in all this impersonal matter. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#61. I had nothing to offer anybody except for my own confusion - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#62. 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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#63. I see the whole thing popping and parenthesizing in every direction, the story of that house and that kitchen. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#64. I rather like the idea of having all my hours to myself: eating a Fudge Sundae, watching a movie, sleeping on my couch, singing in the bathroom, studying the woods, kidding around with a girl, playing cards lazily - all kinds of stuff that American brands 'shiftless.' - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#65. I'd also gone through an entire year of celibacy based on my feeling that lust was the direct cause of birth which was the direct cause of suffering and death and I had really no lie come to a point where I regarded lust as offensive and even cruel. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#66. I've no time
To dally hassel
In your heart's house,
It's too gray
I'm too cold-
I wanta go to Golden,
That's my home. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#67. Listen closely ... the eternal hush of silence goes on and on throughout all this, and has been going on, and will go on and on. This is because the world is nothing but a dream and is just thought of and the everlasting eternity pays no attention to it. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#68. And suddenly, not a soul's at the store as for other & similar & just as blank reasons, they've gone to the silence, the suppers of their own mystery. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#69. There are also silent drinkers with big chapped red fists around silent glasses, huddled over, figuring out ways to get their wives outa their thoughts and you can see their mouths lengthen down and draw sorrow almost as you look. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#70. Something that you feel will find its own form. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#71. God bless child even when he get old. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#72. You dont have to know a soul to know what I know
to expect what I'm expecting
to feel yourself alive and dying in your chest every minute of the livelong day
When you're young you wanta cry, when you're old you wanta die. But that's too deep for you now, Ti mon Pousse - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#73. 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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#74. Believe in the holy contour of life - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#75. 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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#76. The empty blue sky of space says 'All this comes back to me, then goes again, and comes back again, then goes again, and I don't care, it still belongs to me - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#77. It'll take you eternities to get rid of me,' she adds sadly, which makes me jealous, I want her to say I'll never get rid of her - I wanta be chased till eternity till I catch her. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#78. My shoes are clean from walking in the rain. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#79. All our best men are laughed at in this nightmare land. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#80. I'm the golden eternity in mortal animate form. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#81. I was getting drunk and didn't care; everything was fine - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#82. cliches are truisms and all truisms are true - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#83. I looked at the cracked high ceiling and really didn't know who I was for about fifteen strange seconds. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#84. I didn't dictate sections of 'Visions of Cody'. I typed up a segment of taped conversation with Neal Cassady, or Cody, talking about his early adventures in L.A. It's four chapters. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#85. My story is endless. I put in a teletype roll, you know, you know what they are, you have them in newspapers, and run it through there and fix the margins and just go, go - just go, go, go. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#86. Don't think of words when you stop but to see the picture better. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#87. Listen to the silence inside the illusion of the world, and you will remember the lesson you forgot - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#88. I wished Dean and Carlo were there - then I realized they'd be out of place and unhappy. They were like the man with the dungeon stone and the gloom, rising from the underground, the sordid hipsters of America, a new beat generation that I was slowly joining. The - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#89. One night I was meditating in such perfect stillness that two mosquitoes came and sat on each of my cheekbones and stayed there a long time without biting and then went away. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#90. Vinny's was the scene of suicide hookies. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#91. Bitterness, recriminations, advice, morality, sadness - everything was behind him, and ahead of him was the ragged and ecstatic joy of pure being (195). - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#92. I suddenly saw the little hobo standing under a sad street lamp with his thumb stuck out
poor forlorn man, poor lost sometime boy, now broken ghost of the penniless wilds. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#93. O Rosey,
why don't you stay just home
and eat chocolate bars
and read Boswell
all this society-izing will bring you nothing but lines of anxiety on your face
and a sociable smile ain't nothing but teeth - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#94. This is the story of America. Everybody's doing what they think they're supposed to do. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#95. Smith, you don't realize it's a privilege to practice giving presents to others.' The way he did it was charming; there was nothing glittery and Christmasy about it, but almost sad, and sometimes his gifts were old beat-up things but they had the charm of usefulness and sadness of his giving. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#96. I was halfway across America, at the dividing line between the East of my youth and the West of my future. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#97. 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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#98. Around Jack (Kerouac) there circulated a palpable aura of fame and death. - Author: Gary Snyder
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#99. 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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#100. We are sealed in our own little melancholy atmospheres, like planets, and revolving around the sun, our common but distant desire. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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