Jack Kerouac Quotes

Most popular Jack Kerouac Quotes

All of life is a foreign country.

life

Believe in the holy contour of life.
— Jack Kerouac

spiritual

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

moderation apathy

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

cars

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

religion

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

California

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

Travel

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