Jack Kerouac was an American writer, who began with his writing career in the 1940s. However, he didn’t achieve financial success until 1957. His novel ‘On the Road’ went on to became one of his famous writing works.
The book became an American classic and established the Beat Generation in the 1950s. While he is best known for his novels, Jack Kerouac quotes are equally impressive. Acknowledging his famous work and quotes, here are the top 15 Jack Kerouac quotes of all time.
1. “Don’t tell them too much about your soul. They’re waiting for just that”
2. “Be in love with your life, every detail of it.”
3. “Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don’t be sorry.”
4. “The only truth is music.”
5. “Maybe that’s what life is… a wink of the eye and winking stars.”
6. “The best teacher is experience and not through someone’s distorted point of view”
7. “Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road.”
8. “Will you love me in December as you do in May?”
9. “It all ends in tears anyway.”
10. “One man practicing kindness in the wilderness is worth all the temples this world pulls.”
11. “Happiness consists in realizing it is all a great strange dream.”
12. “I had nothing to offer anybody except my own confusion.”
13. “All human beings are also dream beings. Dreaming ties all mankind together.”
14. “Something good will come of all things yet.”
15. “Hell! I’m glad I did it. It’s going to be a change. I call this life!”
All the Jack Kerouac quotes mentioned here are worth sharing with your friends and Jack Kerouac fans. Some of the quotes are based on the book “On the road”. In addition to his writing, Kerouac is admired for his wonderful poetry. In one of the interviews, Kerouac said, “He wanted to be considered as a jazz poet blowing a lengthy blues in an afternoon jazz session on a Sunday.” Many of Kerouac’s poems follow the style of his free-flowing, uninhibited prose, also incorporating elements of jazz and Buddhism. “Mexico City Blues,” a collection of poems published in 1959, is made up of 242 choruses following the rhythms of jazz.
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