Quotations by Jack Kerouac
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Born: Sunday, March 12, 1922
Died: Tuesday, October 21, 1969 (47 years old)
A pain stabbed my heart as it did every time I saw a girl I loved who was going the opposite direction in this too-big world.
(Keywords: Time, Heart, Direction, Pain, World)
Accept loss forever.
All human beings are also dream beings. Dreaming ties all mankind together.
(Keywords: Dream, Mankind)
All of life is a foreign country.
(Keywords: Life, Country)
All our best men are laughed at in this nightmare land.
(Keywords: Men, Land)
Avoid the world, it's just a lot of dust and drag and means nothing in the end.
(Keywords: End, Nothing, World)
Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion.
(Keywords: Opinion, Popular, Yield)
I had nothing to offer anybody except my own confusion.
(Keywords: Confusion, Nothing)
I hope it is true that a man can die and yet not only live in others but give them life, and not only life, but that great consciousness of life.
(Keywords: Life, Hope, Consciousness, Man)
If moderation is a fault, then indifference is a crime.
(Keywords: Crime, Fault, Indifference, Moderation)
It is not my fault that certain so-called bohemian elements have found in my writings something to hang their peculiar beatnik theories on.
(Keywords: Fault, Theories)
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.
(Keywords: Gods, Dogs, Humility, Mankind, Respect, Sorrow)
Maybe that's what life is... a wink of the eye and winking stars.
(Keywords: Life, Eye, Stars)
My fault, my failure, is not in the passions I have, but in my lack of control of them.
(Keywords: Control, Failure, Fault)
My witness is the empty sky.
Offer them what they secretly want and they of course immediately become panic-stricken.
Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.
(Keywords: Life, Road)
Whither goest thou, America, in thy shiny car in the night?
(Keywords: Car, America, Night)
Write in recollection and amazement for yourself.
You can't teach the old maestro a new tune.