Jack Kerouac Quotes

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Born: March 12, 1922, Lowell, Massachusetts, USA
Birth Country: USA
Died: St. Petersburg, Florida, USA, October 21, 1969
Occupation: Author

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.
- Jack Kerouac

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

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

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.
- Jack Kerouac

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.
- Jack Kerouac

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

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

Write in recollection and amazement for yourself.
- Jack Kerouac

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