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Jack Kerouac Quotes

"All our best men are laughed at in this nightmare land."

"The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to talk, mad to live, 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 explo"

"Whither goest thou, America, in thy shiny car in the night?"

"It is not my fault that certain so-called bohemian elements have found in my writings something to hang their peculiar beatnik theories on."

"If moderation is a fault, then indifference is a crime."

"Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion."

"Now you understand the Oriental passion for tea," said Japhy. "Remember that book I told you about the first sip is joy, the second is gladness, the third is serenity, the fourth is madness, the fifth is ecstasy."

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