It was my dream that screwed up, the stupid hearthside idea that it would be wonderful to follow one great red line across America instead of trying various roads and routes.
On the Road)
More Quotes from Jack Kerouac:He seems to me to be headed for his ideal fate, which is compulsive psychosis dashed with a jigger of psychopathic irresponsibility and violence
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 never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue center light pop and everyone goes 'Awww'
Here I was at the end of America...no more land...and nowhere was nowhere to go but back
All he needed was a wheel in his hand and four on the road.
His friend, novelist Jack Kerouac, was in the audience of about 150 at the performance. Scores of people stood around the darkened gallery straining to hear every word, ... Everyone was yelling, 'Go Go Go'
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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