Jack Kerouac Quotes (68 quotes)
“My manners, abominable at times, can be sweet. As I grew older I became a drunk. Why? Because I like ecstasy of the mind. I'm a wretch. But I love, love.”
Satori in Paris (1966)
After Me, The Deluge in The Chicago Tribune (28 September 1969)
“As early pioneers in the knowing, that when you lose your reason, you attain highest perfect knowing.”
Book of Blues (1995)
“What difference does it make after all? — anonymity in the world of men is better than fame in heaven, for what's heaven? what's earth? All in the mind.”
Part Three, Ch. 11 - On the Road (1957)
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsJack Kerouac
Born: March 12, 1922
Died: October 21, 1969 (aged 47)
Occupation: Novelist, poet, painter
Bio: Jean-Louis Jack Kerouac was an American novelist and poet. He is considered a literary iconoclast and, alongside William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg, a pioneer of the Beat Generation. Kerouac is recognized for his spontaneous method of writing, covering topics such as Catholic spirituality, jazz, promiscuity, Buddhism, drugs, poverty, and travel.
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