Quotes by: Jack Kerouac

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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 my editors since Malcolm Cowley have had instructions to leave my prose exactly as I wrote it. In the days of Malcolm Cowley, with 'On the Road' and 'The Dharma Bums', I had no power to stand by my style for better or for worse.
Jack Kerouac
My fault, my failure, is not in the passions I have, but in my lack of control of them.
Jack Kerouac
Symbolism is alright in 'fiction,' but I tell true life stories simply about what happened to people I knew.
Jack Kerouac
My story is endless. I put in a teletype roll, you know, you know what they are, you have them in newspapers, and run it through there and fix the margins and just go, go - just go, go, go.
Jack Kerouac
It is not my fault that certain so-called bohemian elements have found in my writings something to hang their peculiar beatnik theories on.
Jack Kerouac
I made myself famous by writing 'songs' and lyrics about the beauty of the things I did and ugliness, too.
Jack Kerouac
Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion.
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
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