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Jack Kerouac On The Road Best Quotes By Jack Kerouac

How I wished I'd have had a camera of my own, a mad mental camera that could register pictorial shots, of the photographic artist himself prowling about for his ultimate shot - an epic in itself. (On the road with Robert Frank, 1958) — Jack Kerouac

Jack Kerouac On The Road Best Quotes By Jack Kerouac

When all of the family was stilled in sleep, when the streetlamp a few paces from the house shone at night and made grotesque shadows of the trees upon the house, when the river sighed off into the darkness, when the trains hooted on their way to Montreal far upriver, when the winds swished in the soft treeleaves and something knocked and rattled on the old barn, you could stand in the road and look at this home and know that there is nothing more haunting than a house at night when the family is asleep, something strangely tragic, something beautiful forever. — Jack Kerouac

Jack Kerouac On The Road Best Quotes By Jack Kerouac

You boys going to get somewhere, or just going? We didn't understand his question, and it was a damned good question. — Jack Kerouac

Jack Kerouac On The Road Best Quotes By Jack Kerouac

I ate apple pie and ice cream - it was getting better as I got deeper into Iowa, the pie bigger, the ice cream richer. There were the most beautiful bevies of girls everywhere I looked in Des Moines that afternoon - they were coming home from high school - but I had no time for thoughts like that ... So I rushed past the pretty girls, and the prettiest girls in the world live in Des Moines. — Jack Kerouac

Jack Kerouac On The Road Best Quotes By Jack Kerouac

I had traveled eight thousand miles around the American continent and I was back on Times Square; and right in the middle of a rush hour, too, seeing with my innocent road-eyes the absolute madness and fantastic hoorair of New York with its millions and millions hustling forever for a buck among themselves, the mad dream-grabbing, taking, giving, sighing, dying, just so they could be buried in those awful cemetery cities beyond Long Island City. — Jack Kerouac

Jack Kerouac On The Road Best Quotes By Jack Kerouac

I heard the Denver and Rio Grande locomotives howling off in to the mountains. I wanted to pursue my star further. — Jack Kerouac

Jack Kerouac On The Road Best Quotes By Sarah Vowell

If I'm still wistful about On the Road, I look on the rest of the Kerouac oeuvre
the poems, the poems!
in horror. Read Satori in Paris lately? But if I had never read Jack Kerouac's horrendous poems, I never would have had the guts to write horrendous poems myself. I never would have signed up for Mrs. Safford's poetry class the spring of junior year, which led me to poetry readings, which introduced me to bad red wine, and after that it's all just one big blurry condemned path to journalism and San Francisco. — Sarah Vowell

Jack Kerouac On The Road Best Quotes By Jack Kerouac

They stand uncertainly underneath immense skies, and everything about them is drowned. — Jack Kerouac

Jack Kerouac On The Road Best Quotes By Jack Kerouac

What's Your Road, Man? — Jack Kerouac

Jack Kerouac On The Road Best Quotes By Jack Kerouac

They put spotlights on me standing there in the road in jeans and workclothes, with the big woeful rucksack a-back, and asked:-"Where are you going?" which is precisely what they asked me a year later under Television floodlights in New York, "Where are you going?"-Just as you cant explain to the police, you cant explain to society "Looking for peace. — Jack Kerouac

Jack Kerouac On The Road Best Quotes By Anonymous

Our minds, with their store of madness, had diverged. O gruesome life, ========== On the Road (Kerouac, Jack) — Anonymous

Jack Kerouac On The Road Best Quotes By Jack Kerouac

All over America highschool and college kids thinking 'Jack Duluoz is 26 years old and on the road all the time hitch hiking' while there I am almost 40 years old, bored and jaded — Jack Kerouac

Jack Kerouac On The Road Best Quotes By Tony D'Souza

When I grew up in the early '90s, the new World Wide Web felt like a gimmick, and I had no idea of the changes in store. In the summers, I'd backpack through Europe, follow the Grateful Dead. I had a car and a tent and traveled around the Great Lakes and out West. Jack Kerouac was my guiding light, his 'On the Road' a sacred text. — Tony D'Souza

Jack Kerouac On The Road Best Quotes By 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, stabilized-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, or actual night, the hell of it, the senseless nightmare road. — Jack Kerouac

Jack Kerouac On The Road Best Quotes By 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

Jack Kerouac On The Road Best Quotes By Jack Kerouac

It's pretty amazing to see a guy, while steering at the wheel, suddenly raise his little 300 dollar German camera with one hand and snap something that's on the move in front of him, and through an unwashed windshield at that. (On the road with Robert Frank, 1958) — Jack Kerouac

Jack Kerouac On The Road Best Quotes By Jack Kerouac

I didn't know what to say. I felt like crying, Goddammit everybody in the world wants an explanation for your acts and for your very being. — Jack Kerouac

Jack Kerouac On The Road Best Quotes By Gloria Steinem

The road has been viewed as a male turf. If you think of the classic "Odyssey," of, you know, classical literature or Jack Kerouac or almost any road story, it's really about a man on the road. There's an assumption that the road is too dangerous for women. — Gloria Steinem

Jack Kerouac On The Road Best Quotes By Jack Kerouac

At night in this part of the West the stars, as I had seen them in Wyoming, were as big as Roman Candles and as lonely as the Prince who's lost his ancestral home and journeys across the spaces trying to find it again, and knows he never will. — Jack Kerouac

Jack Kerouac On The Road Best Quotes By Jack Kerouac

This was really the way my whole road experience began, and the things that were to come are too fantastic not to tell. — Jack Kerouac

Jack Kerouac On The Road Best Quotes By Jack Kerouac

We got out of the car for air and suddenly both of us were stoned with joy to realize that in the darkness all around us was fragrant green grass and the smell of fresh manure and warm waters. 'We're in the South! We've left the winter!' Faint daybreak illuminated green shoots by the side of the road. I took a deep breath; a locomotive howled across the darkness, mobile-bound. So were we. I took off my shirt and exulted — Jack Kerouac

Jack Kerouac On The Road Best Quotes By Jack Kerouac

But no matter, the road is life. — Jack Kerouac

Jack Kerouac On The Road Best Quotes By Jack Kerouac

Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road. — Jack Kerouac

Jack Kerouac On The Road Best Quotes By Jack Kerouac

All he needed was a wheel in his hand and four on the road. — Jack Kerouac

Jack Kerouac On The Road Best Quotes By Jack Kerouac

All my editors since Malcolm Cowley have had instructions to leave my prose exactly as I wrote it. In the days of Malcolm Cowley, with 'On the Road' and 'The Dharma Bums', I had no power to stand by my style for better or for worse. — Jack Kerouac

Jack Kerouac On The Road Best Quotes By Jack Kerouac

As we crossed the Colorado-Utah border I saw God in the sky in the form of huge gold sunburning clouds above the desert that seemed to point a finger at me and say, Pass here and go on, you're on the road to heaven. — Jack Kerouac

Jack Kerouac On The Road Best Quotes By Jack Kerouac

No bitter complaints about society whatever from this grand and ideal man who really loves me moreover as if I deserve it, but I'm bursting to explain everything to him, not even Big Sur but the past several years, but there's no chance with everybody yakking
And in fact I can see in Cody's eyes that he can see in my own eyes the regret we both feel that recently we haven't had chances to talk whatever, like we used to do driving across America and back in the old road days, too many people now want to talk to us and tell us their stories, we've been hemmed in and surrounded and outnumbered
The circle's closed in on the old heroes of the night
Jack Kerouac

Jack Kerouac On The Road Best Quotes By Jack Kerouac

Put down the pen someone else gave you. No one ever drafted a life worth living on borrowed ink. Get to San Francisco. Get to San Francisco in defiance of your geography, your ancestry and the lonely change rattling sad excuses in your pocket. Fuel up on pie and diner coffee and mystic visions and the freedom of not knowing what's coming next except that you're burning the road to outrun it. — Jack Kerouac

Jack Kerouac On The Road Best Quotes By Jack Kerouac

Galatea Dunkel was a tenacious loser. — Jack Kerouac

Jack Kerouac On The Road Best Quotes By Stephen Chbosky

Bill said I was 'developing' at a rapid pace and gave me a different kind of book as a 'reward'. It's On the Road by Jack Kerouac. I'm now up to about ten cigarettes a day. — Stephen Chbosky