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