Top 15 Jack Kerouac Quotes Based on the Novels of Jack Kerouac

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 Roadwent 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” 

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Nobody needs to know all of your weaknesses and strengths, you just have to believe in yourself.

2. “Be in love with your life, every detail of it.” 

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Love everything in your life. If you love yourself, you will find better versions of yourself day by day.

3. “Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don’t be sorry.”

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Embrace every moment of your life, and think positively about others. And discover new ways to explore the world. It will make your life more enjoyable.

4. “The only truth is music.”

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Music is one of those melodies that calms the mind. Sometimes, the lyrics of a song can become a part of our lives.

5. “Maybe that’s what life is… a wink of the eye and winking stars.”

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As quickly as a wink of an eye or a glittering star can fall at any time, so do troubles fade away with time. 

6. “The best teacher is experience and not through someone’s distorted point of view

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The best lessons in life can be obtained through your own experiences, not from others’.

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

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Always keep an optimistic attitude and never look back.

8. “Will you love me in December as you do in May?

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You should constantly love without changing, just as you did yesterday, just as you will today, and much more in tomorrow.

9. “It all ends in tears anyway.”

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Every sad moment in life ends in tears, so be cheerful and forget the unpleasant moments.

10. “One man practicing kindness in the wilderness is worth all the temples this world pulls.”

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Whoever remains good in the midst of evil and shows kindness is the greatest person in the world.

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

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Achieving your goals in life requires a lot of effort, and the enjoyment you experience afterward is nothing short of a dream come true.

12. “I had nothing to offer anybody except my own confusion.”

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Every person lives with the illusion of many questions in his life, but perhaps the same illusion may be the answer to that question.

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

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Everyone has a goal that they strive to achieve, and this desire is what binds people all together.

14. “Something good will come of all things yet.”

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You must have seen your bad or good days, but always think that tomorrow will be even better.

15. Hell! I’m glad I did it. It’s going to be a change. I call this life!”

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You should constantly believe in yourself. Even if things aren’t working out, think that you will change them.

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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