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All he needed was a wheel in his hand and four on the road.

(On the Road)


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All of life is a foreign country.
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I left with my canvas bag in which a few fundamental things were packed and took off for the Pacific Ocean with the fifty dollars in my pocket.
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The bus roared through Indiana cornfields that night; the moon illuminated the ghostly gathered husks; it was almost Halloween. I made the acquaintance of a girl and we necked all the way to Indianapolis. She was nearsighted. When we got off to eat I had to lead her by the hand to the lunch counter. She bought my meals; my sandwiches were all gone. In exchange I told her long stories.
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Nobody knows what's going on to happen to anybody beside the forlorn rags of growing old
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I took a straight picture that made me look like a thirty-year-old Italian who'd kill anybody who said something against his mother.
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She spoke of evenings in the country making popcorn on the porch. Once this would have gladdened my heart but because her heart was not glad when she said it I knew there was nothing in it but the idea of what one should do.
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