Jack Kerouac, famous and inspirational quotes

 

If you are interested in books by Jack Kerouac, take a look at these books which are highly suggested reading:

 

The following famous and inspirational quotes are excerpted from:

 

THE WAY OF WONDER: a return to the mystery of ourselves

by Jack Haas

 

 

 

 

 

 

“I wanted to…go off somewhere and find perfect solitude and look into the perfect emptiness of my mind and be completely neutral from any and all ideas. …to…rest…and do nothing else, practice what the Chinese call ‘do-nothing’. I didn’t want to have anything to do, really, either with…ideas about society (I figured it would be better just to avoid it altogether, walk around it) or with any…ideas about grasping life…”(brackets are author’s)

Jack Kerouac

 

“…everybody, they never listened, they always wanted me to listen to them, they knew, I didn’t know anything, I was just a dumb young kid and impractical fool who didn’t understand the serious significance of this very important, very real world.”

Jack Kerouac

 

“O gnashing teeth of earth, where would it all lead but some sweet golden eternity, to prove that we’ve all been wrong, to prove that proving was nil… I realized, ‘there is no answer’. I didn’t know anything any more, I didn’t care, and it didn’t matter, and suddenly I felt really free.”

Jack Kerouac

 

“…colleges [are] nothing but grooming schools for the middle-class non-identity… while [others] …go prowling in the wilderness to hear the voice crying in the wilderness, to find the ecstasy of the stars, to find the dark mysterious secret of the origin of faceless wonderless crapulous civilization.”

Jack Kerouac

 

“...I would be strange and ragged and like the Prophet who has walked across the land to bring the dark Word, and the only Word I had was “Wow!”

Jack Kerouac

 

“Remember that in pure…mind essence there is no asking of the question why and not even any significance attached to it. …Why don’t you just relax and enjoy God?

God is you, you fool!”

Jack Kerouac

 

 

 

If you are interested in books by Jack Kerouac, take a look at these books which are highly suggested reading:

 

 

 

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