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Jack Kerouac’s “On the Road” Quotes (85 Quotes)


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  • I like too many things and get all confused and hung-up running from one falling star to another till I drop. This is the night, what it does to you.
    (Jack Kerouac, "On the Road")

  • If you can't boogie I know I'll show you how.
    (Jack Kerouac, "On the Road")

  • Not only was there no traffic but the rain came down in buckets and I had no shelter. I had to run under some pines to take cover; this did no good; I began crying and swearing and socking myself on the head for being such a damn fool.
    (Jack Kerouac, "On the Road")

  • All he needed was a wheel in his hand and four on the road.
    (Jack Kerouac, "On the Road")

  • The cowboy music twanged in the roadhouse and carried across the fields, all sadness. It was all right with me. I kissed my baby and we put out the lights.
    (Jack Kerouac, "On the Road")


  • He has to blow across bridges and come back and do it with such infinite feeling soul-exploratory for the tune of the moment that everybody knows it's not the tune that counts but IT.
    (Jack Kerouac, "On the Road")

  • We fumed and screamed in our mountain nook, mad drunken Americans in the mighty land. We were on the roof of America and all we could do was yell, I guess--across the night...
    (Jack Kerouac, "On the Road")

  • I looked up at the dark sky and prayed to God for a better break in life and a better chance to do something for the little people I loved.
    (Jack Kerouac, "On the Road")

  • In my madness I was actually in love with her for the few hours it all lasted; it was the same unmistakable ache and stab across the mind, the same sighs, the same pain, and above all the same reluctance and fear to approach.
    (Jack Kerouac, "On the Road")

  • Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road.
    (Jack Kerouac, "On the Road")

  • And so we picked up our bags, he the trunk with his one good arm and I the rest, and staggered to the cable-car stop; in a moment rolled down the hill with our legs dangling to the sidewalk from the jiggling shelf, two broken-down heroes of the Western night.
    (Jack Kerouac, "On the Road")

  • The road must eventually lead to the whole world.
    (Jack Kerouac, "On the Road")

  • He seems to me to be headed for his ideal fate, which is compulsive psychosis dashed with a jigger of psychopathic irresponsibility and violence
    (Jack Kerouac, "On the Road")

  • We lay on our backs looking at the ceiling and wondering what God had wrought when he made life so sad and disinclined.
    (Jack Kerouac, "On the Road")

  • I never saw such crazy musicians. Everybody in Frisco blew. It was the end of the continent; they didn't give a damn.
    (Jack Kerouac, "On the Road")


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