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It always makes me proud to love the world somehow — hate’s so easy compared.
Jack Kerouac, Big Sur
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.
Jack Kerouac, On the Road
Let the mind beware that, though the flesh be bugged, the circumstances of existence are pretty glorious.
Jack Kerouac, The Dharma Bums
Sociability is just a big smile, and a big smile is nothing but teeth.
Jack Kerouac, The Dharma Bums
They have worries, they’re counting the miles, they’re thinking about where to sleep tonight, how much money for gas, the weather, how they’ll get there - and all the time they’ll get there anyway, you see.
Jack Kerouac, On the Road
All you think about is what’s hanging between your legs and how much money or fun you can get out of people and then you just throw them aside. Not only that but you’re silly about it. It never occurs to you that life is serious and that there are people trying to make something decent out of it instead of just goofing all the time.
Jack Kerouac, On the Road
One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.
Jack Kerouac, The Dharma Bums
What is that feeling when you’re driving away from people and they recede on the plain till you see their specks disappearing? - It’s the too-huge world vaulting us, and it’s goodbye. But we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the skies.
On the Road, Jack Kerouac