Jack Kerouac Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Jack Kerouac quotes, Jack Kerouac sayings, and Jack Kerouac proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Aw I don't wanta go to no such thing, I just wanta drink in alleys.'... But you'll miss all that, just for some old wine.' There's wisdom in wine, goddam it!' I yelled. 'Have a shot!' Jack Kerouac
I had nothing to offer anybody except my own confusion. Jack Kerouac
Soon it got dusk, a grapy dusk, a purple dusk over tangerine groves and long melon fields; the sun the color of pressed grapes, slashed with burgundy red, the fields the color of love and Spanish mysteries. Jack Kerouac
Practice kindness all day to everybody and you will realize you're already in heaven now. Jack Kerouac
My aunt once said that the world would never find peace until men fell at their women's feet and asked for forgiveness. Jack Kerouac
I saw that my life was a vast glowing empty page and I could do anything I wanted. Jack Kerouac
Don't drink to get drunk. Drink to enjoy life. Jack Kerouac
My fault, my failure, is not in the passions I have, but in my lack of control of them. Jack Kerouac
Practice kindness all day to everybody and you will realize you're already in heaven now. Jack Kerouac
Because he had no place he could stay in without getting tired of it and because there was nowhere to go but everywhere, keep rolling under the stars Jack Kerouac
Jumping from boulder to boulder and never falling, with a heavy pack, is easier than it sounds; you just can't fall when you get into the rhythm of the dance. Jack Kerouac
Jumping from boulder to boulder and never falling, with a heavy pack, is easier than it sounds; you just can't fall when you get into the rhythm of the dance. Jack Kerouac
To me a mountain is a buddha. think of the patience, hundreds of thousands of years just sittin there bein perfectly perfectly silent and like praying for all living creatures in that silence and just waitin for us to stop all our frettin and foolin. Jack Kerouac
We had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life. Jack Kerouac
One man practicing kindness in the wilderness is worth all the temples this world pulls. Jack Kerouac
The more you study, the more you subsequently know; naturally, the more you know, the nearer you get to perfection as a journalist. Jack Kerouac
And when the fog's over and the stars and the moon come out at night it'll be a beautiful sight. Jack Kerouac
Jumping from boulder to boulder and never falling, with a heavy pack, is easier than it sounds; you just can't fall when you get into the rhythm of the dance. Jack Kerouac
We were all delighted, we all realized we were leaving confusion and nonsense behind and performing our one and noble function of the time, move. Jack Kerouac
If moderation is a fault, then indifference is a crime. Jack Kerouac
Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion. Jack Kerouac
As early pioneers in the knowing, that when you lose your reason, you attain highest perfect knowing. Jack Kerouac
All human beings are also dream beings. Dreaming ties all mankind together. Jack Kerouac
Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion. Jack Kerouac
Accept loss forever. Be submissive to everything. Jack Kerouac
The more ups and downs, the more joy I feel. The greater the fear, the greater the happiness I feel. Jack Kerouac
The best teacher is experience and not through someone's distorted point of view. Jack Kerouac
There are worse things than being mad. Jack Kerouac
Last night I walked clear down to Times Square & just as I arrived I suddenly realized I was a ghost - it was my ghost walking on the sidewalk. Jack Kerouac
You are the equal of the idol who has given you your inspiration. Jack Kerouac