Jack Kerouac Quotes


quotes by jack kerouac

One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.

Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don't be sorry.

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.

There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars.

I like too many things and get all confused and hung-up running from one falling star to another till i drop. This is the night, what it does to you. I had nothing to offer anybody except my own confusion.

The only truth is music.

My whole wretched life swam before my weary eyes, and I realized no matter what you do it's bound to be a waste of time in the end so you might as well go mad.

I don't know, I don't care, and it doesn't make any difference.

The best teacher is experience and not through someone's distorted point of view.

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

What's in store for me in the direction I don't take?

Happiness consists in realizing it is all a great strange dream.

It all ends in tears anyway.

I was surprised, as always, by how easy the act of leaving was, and how good it felt. The world was suddenly rich with possibility.

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

What is that feeling when you're driving away from people and they recede on the plain till you see their specks dispersing? - it's the too-huge world vaulting us, and it's good-bye. But we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the skies.

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

The air was soft, the stars so fine, the promise of every cobbled alley so great, that I thought I was in a dream.