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Jack Kerouac
March 12, 1922 - October 21, 1969
Nationality: American
Category: Novelist
Subcategory: American Novelist

All human beings are also dream beings. Dreaming ties all mankind together.


My fault, my failure, is not in the passions I have, but in my lack of control of them.


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


Maybe that's what life is... a wink of the eye and winking stars.


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


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.


You can't teach the old maestro a new tune.


Write in recollection and amazement for yourself.


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


Offer them what they secretly want and they of course immediately become panic-stricken.


All of life is a foreign country.


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.


Accept loss forever.


Avoid the world, it's just a lot of dust and drag and means nothing in the end.


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


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.


My witness is the empty sky.


I had nothing to offer anybody except my own confusion.


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


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


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