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 Jack Kerouac - “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 and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes Awww”
 Jack Kerouac - “The air was soft, the stars so fine, the promise of every cobbled alley so great that I thought I was in a dream.”
 Jack Kerouac - “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.”
 Jack Kerouac - “All of life is a foreign country.”
 Jack Kerouac - “My fault, my failure, is not in the passions I have, but in my lack of control of them.”
 Jack Kerouac - “...colleges being nothing but grooming schools for the middleclass non-identity which usually finds its perfect expression on the outskirts of the campus in rows of well-to-do houses with lawns and television sets is each living room with everybody looking at the same thing and thinking the same thing at the same time while the Japhies of the world go prowling in the wilderness...”
 Jack Kerouac - “Dean took out other pictures. I realized these were all the snapshots which our children would look at someday with wonder, thinking their parents had lived smooth, well-ordered, estabilished-within-the-photo lives and got up in the morning to walk proudly on the sidewalks of life, never dreaming the raggedy madness and riot of our actual lives, our actual night, the hell of it, the senseless nightmare road. All of it inside endless and beginningless emptiness. Pitiful forms of ignorance.”
 Jack Kerouac - “Now you understand the Oriental passion for tea, said Japhy. Remember that book I told you about the first sip is joy, the second is gladness, the third is serenity, the fourth is madness, the fifth is ecstasy.”
 Jack Kerouac - “His friend, novelist Jack Kerouac, was in the audience of about 150 at the performance. Scores of people stood around the darkened gallery straining to hear every word, ... Everyone was yelling, 'Go Go Go'”
 Jack Kerouac - “Oh little Cody Pomeray if there had been some way to send a cry to you even when you were too little to know what utterances and cries are for in this dark sad earth, with your terrors in a world so malign and inhospitable, and all the insults from heaven ramming down to crowd your head with anger, pain, disgrace, worst of all the crapulous poverty in and out of every splintered door of days, if someone could have said to you then, and made you perceive, Fear life, but don't die you're alone, everybody's alone. Oh Cody Pomeray, you can't win, you can't lose, all is ephemeral, all is hurt.”
 Jack Kerouac - “-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 Id roamed in watching, watching for someone just like her and never dreaming the darkness and the mystery and eventuality of our meeting in eternity,”
 Jack Kerouac - “-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 Id roamed in watching, watching for someone just like her and never dreaming the darkness and the mystery and eventuality of our meeting in eternity,”
 Jack Kerouac - “I was going to be left alone on my butt at the other end of the continent. But why think about that when all the golden land's ahead of you and all kinds of unforseen events wait lurking to surprise you and make you glad you're alive to see”
 Jack Kerouac - “You can't teach the old maestro a new tune.”
 Jack Kerouac - “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.”
 Jack Kerouac - “I don't know, I don't care, and it doesn't make any difference”
 Jack Kerouac - “We're really all of us bottomly broke. I haven't had time to work in weeks.”
 Jack Kerouac - “It is not my fault that certain so-called bohemian elements have found in my writings something to hang their peculiar beatnik theories on.”
 Jack Kerouac - “Though the flesh be bugged, the circumstances of existence are pretty glorious.”
 Jack Kerouac - “I had nothing to offer anybody except my own confusion.”
 Jack Kerouac - “The summer chair rocking by itself In the blizzard.”
 Jack Kerouac - “Swinging on delicate hinges the Autumn Leaf Almost off the stem”
 Jack Kerouac - “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 roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue center light pop and everyone goes 'Awww'”

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