All Quotes, Jack Kerouac

31 Quotes From Beat Icon Jack Kerouac

Jack Kerouac was an American novelist. He was one of the pioneers of the Beat Generation literary movement. He is also considered a progenitor of the hippie movement. His literary work 'On the Road' is considered a defining work of the postwar Beat. He is believed to have a great influence over rock n roll.

Jack Kerouac was born on March 12, 1922, in Lowell, Massachusetts. His parents were French Canadians. He has good athletic skills that earned him scholarships in several universities. In 1942, Kerouac wrote his The Sea Is My Brother, that published 70 years later in 2011. In the author's words, the novel is "man's simple revolt from society as it is, with the inequalities, frustration, and self-inflicted agonies."

His Second novel On the Road made him famous among youth and other readers. He also wrote numerous poems. In later life, he coined The term Beat Generation. "Beat" describe a person with little money and few prospects. He was one of the prominent figures of the movement. He has a major influence in influence on their music and lifestyles of many world-famous musicians like Beatles, Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, and many more.

Even after 40 years of death Jack Kerouac is still relatable in many ways. In October 2015, a crater on the planet Mercury was named in his honor. This is a collection of the most inspirational and lifely quotes of Jack Kerouac.

Avoid the world, it's just a lot of dust and drag and means nothing in the end. Jack Kerouac
Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don't be sorry. Jack Kerouac
My witness is the empty sky. Jack Kerouac
As you get older, you get more... genealogical. Jack Kerouac
If moderation is a fault, then indifference is a crime. Jack Kerouac
Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road. Jack Kerouac
Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion. Jack Kerouac
I got all my boyhood in vanilla winter waves around the kitchen stove. Jack Kerouac
Write in recollection and amazement for yourself. Jack Kerouac
Don't use the phone. People are never ready to answer it. Use poetry. Jack Kerouac
One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple. Jack Kerouac
Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life. Jack Kerouac
Whither goest thou, America, in thy shiny car in the night? Jack Kerouac
You can't teach the old maestro a new tune. 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... burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow Roman candles. Jack Kerouac
Be in love with your life. Every minute of it. Jack Kerouac
After all a homeless man has reason to cry, everything in the world is pointed against him. Jack Kerouac
Maybe that's what life is... a wink of the eye and winking stars. Jack Kerouac
My fault, my failure, is not in the passions I have, but in my lack of control of them. Jack Kerouac
Take it easy, everything's okay, dont take things too serious, it's bad enough as it is without you going the deep end over imaginary conceptions. Jack Kerouac
Happiness consists in realizing it is all a great strange dream. Jack Kerouac
Will you love me in December as you do in May? Jack Kerouac
If this bores you it's because you want bricks in your soup. Jack Kerouac
I really hate to write. Jack Kerouac
Only sign we have now to know which way we’re going, is ducks. Jack Kerouac
He was BEAT - the root, the soul of Beatific. Jack Kerouac
The last thing is what you can´t get. Nobody can get to that last thing. We keep on living in hopes of catching it once for all. Jack Kerouac
We gotta go and never stop till we get there.Where we going, man? I don’t know but we gotta go. Jack Kerouac
All of life is a foreign country. Jack Kerouac
Accept loss forever. Jack Kerouac
Goodnight gentle readers, sleep; sweet music to your dreams. Jack Kerouac

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