14. Juli 2010

Jack Kerouac

I came by a Jack Kerouac quote today, and by total coincidence, too. I really liked this quote

/// 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 yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes 'Awww!' / Jack Kerouac | On The Road ///

so I googled his name and found some more great quotes by him. He seems amazing and I think I really wanna read this book "On The Road" now.

More wise words by Mr. Kerouac:

"Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion."

"Happiness consists in realizing it is all a great strange dream"

"The only truth is music"

"Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The trouble-makers. The round heads in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status-quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify, or vilify them. But the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do."

"What's in store for me in the direction I don't take?"

"It always makes me proud to love the world somehow- hate's so easy compared."

and there are so many more...

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