Jack Kerouac Quotes

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All of life is a foreign country.


Believe in the holy contour of life.
— Jack Kerouac


If moderation is a fault, then indifference is a crime.
— Jack Kerouac

apathy moderation

Whither goest thou, America, in thy shiny car in the night?
— Jack Kerouac


I'm Catholic and I can't commit suicide, but I plan to drink myself to death.
— Jack Kerouac


There is something brown and holy about the East; and California is white, like washlines, and emptyheaded.


Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.
— 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

aim high