Quotes by: Jack Kerouac

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Jack Kerouac
Kerouac's Naval Reserve Enlistment photograph, 1943
Born Jean-Louis Lebris de Kérouac[1]
(1922-03-12)March 12, 1922
Lowell, Massachusetts, U.S.
Died October 21, 1969(1969-10-21) (aged 47)
St. Petersburg, Florida, U.S.
Occupation Novelist, poet, painter
Nationality American
Alma mater Columbia University
Literary movement Beat
Notable works On the Road
The Dharma Bums
Big Sur
Spouse Edie Parker (m. 1944–48) Joan Haverty (m. 1950–51) Stella Sampas (m. 1966–69)

All human beings are also dream beings. Dreaming ties all mankind together.
Jack Kerouac
The Catholic Church is a weird church. Much mysticism is sown broadspread from its ritual mysteries till it extends into the very lives of its constituents and parishoners.
Jack Kerouac
Avoid the world, it's just a lot of dust and drag and means nothing in the end.
Jack Kerouac
I didn't dictate sections of 'Visions of Cody'. I typed up a segment of taped conversation with Neal Cassady, or Cody, talking about his early adventures in L.A. It's four chapters.
Jack Kerouac
My father and my mother and my sister and I have always voted Republican, always.
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
Notoriety and public confession in the literary form is a frazzler of the heart you were born with, believe me.
Jack Kerouac
I didn't dictate sections of 'Visions of Cody.' I typed up a segment of taped conversation with Neal Cassady, or Cody, talking about his early adventures in L.A.
Jack Kerouac
The only people for me are the mad ones: the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who... burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow Roman candles.
Jack Kerouac
Offer them what they secretly want and they of course immediately become panic-stricken.
Jack Kerouac
Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.
Jack Kerouac
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