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Jack Kerouac Quotes and Sayings

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All human beings are also dream beings.
Dreaming ties all mankind together.
- Jack Kerouac

Related topics: Dreams

All our best men are laughed at in this nightmare land.
- Jack Kerouac

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

Whither goest thou, America, in thy shiny car in the night?
- Jack Kerouac

 

I had nothing to offer anybody except my own confusion.
- Jack Kerouac

If moderation is a fault, then indifference is a crime.
- Jack Kerouac

Mankind is like dogs, not gods - as long as you don't
get mad they'll bite you -
but stay mad and you'll never be bitten.
Dogs don't respect humility and sorrow.
- Jack Kerouac

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Accept loss forever.
- Jack Kerouac

Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again;
we had longer ways to go.
But no matter, the road is life.
- Jack Kerouac

My witness is the empty sky.
- Jack Kerouac

You can't teach the old maestro a new tune.
- Jack Kerouac

My fault, my failure, is not in the passions I have,
but in my lack of control of them.
- Jack Kerouac

Avoid the world, it's just a lot of dust and drag and
means nothing in the end.
- Jack Kerouac

Write in recollection and amazement for yourself.
- Jack Kerouac

I hope it is true that a man can die and yet not only
live in others but give them life,
and not only life, but that great consciousness of life.
- Jack Kerouac

It is not my fault that certain so-called bohemian
elements have found in my writings something to hang
their peculiar beatnik theories on.
- Jack Kerouac

All of life is a foreign country.
- Jack Kerouac

A pain stabbed my heart as it did every time I saw
a girl I loved who was going the opposite direction in this too-big world.
- Jack Kerouac

Offer them what they secretly want and they of course
immediately become panic-stricken.
- Jack Kerouac

Maybe that's what life is...
a wink of the eye and winking stars.
- Jack Kerouac

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather PHOTO

The human race has one really effective weapon,
and that is laughter.
- Mark Twain

The problem with making assumptions
is that we believe they are the truth
- don Miguel Ruiz

The essence of being human is that one
does not seek perfection.
- George Orwell

The future has nothing in common with the past -
except natural laws and human nature.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The more laws and order are made prominent,
the more thieves and robbers there will be.
- Lao Tzu

There is no truth, only human opinion.
- Anonymous

Be a Human BEing Rather Than a Human DOing.
- Anonymous

We may have different religions, different
languages, different colored skin,
but we all belong to one human race.
- Kofi Annan

Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.
- The Buddha

A man does what he must - in spite of personal consequences,
in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures -
and that is the basis of all human morality.
- John F. Kennedy

Humanitarianism consists in never sacrificing
a human being to a purpose.
- Albert Schweitzer

Man's enemies are not demons, but human beings like himself.
- Lao Tzu

No one can find inner peace except by working,
not in a self-centered way, but for the whole human family.
- Peace Pilgrim

We can live without religion and meditation,
but we cannot survive without human affection.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

I believe that every human mind feels pleasure
in doing good to another.
- Thomas Jefferson

We may have found a cure for most evils;
but we have found no remedy for the worst of them all,
the apathy of human beings.
- Helen Keller

Any human being who is becoming independent of conditionings,
of religions, scriptures, prophets and messiahs, has arrived home.
He has found the treasure which was hidden in his own being.
- Osho

It is against everything we stand for to take a human life.
Making an exception to that code is a bleak thing.
- Sam, from Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer

The greatest discovery of any generation
is that a human being
can alter his life by
altering his attitude
- William James

No one ever found wisdom without also being a fool.
Writers, alas, have to be fools in public,
while the rest of the human race can cover its tracks.
- Erica Jong

The first step in the evolution of ethics
is a sense of solidarity with other human beings.
- Albert Schweitzer

When will our consciences grow so tender
that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?
- Eleanor Roosevelt

What we call human nature in actuality is human habit.
- Jewel

Wherever there is a human being,
there is an opportunity for a kindness.
- Seneca

No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars,
or sailed to an uncharted land,
or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.
- Helen Keller

The human voice can never reach the distance
that is covered by the still small voice of conscience.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

To err is human, to forgive divine.
- Alexander Pope

Man must evolve for all human conflict,
a method which rejects
revenge, aggression and retaliation.
The foundation of such a method is love.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Action is no less necessary than thought
to the instinctive tendencies of the human frame.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The very essence of instinct is that
it's followed independently of reason.
- Charles Darwin

My own gratitude list begins with health, family, friends,
and the beauty around me - from the butterflies and rainbows,
to the dolphins, to the birds, to the works produced by the human hand.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Pay It Forward.
Gift future generations in proportion to your gratitude.
The nature of life is that we pay forward
our biological creation and nurture.
Our parents gift us with life and nurture,
and we gift our children with life and nurture.
While this much is essential to continued human existence,
choose to take "pay it forward" farther - much farther.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

NO ONE is really different;
each of us is actually a member of the human race.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is no hope of joy except in human relations.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Being angry is as close as a human being
can come to experiencing hell on earth.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sometimes our light goes out but
is blown into flame by another human being.
Each of us owes deepest thanks
to those who have rekindled this light.
- Albert Schweitzer

Pause to appreciate the beauty around you.
Whether rainbow or butterfly,
mountain or tree, painting or poem -
whether crafted by nature or by a human hand -
beauty adds a magical element to life
that surpasses logic and science.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We should meet abuse by forbearance.
Human nature is so constituted that
if we take absolutely no notice of anger or abuse,
the person indulging in it will soon weary of it and stop.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If you were a warrior,
you would know that the worst thing
one can do is confront human beings directly.
- Carlos Castaneda

Faith is the highest passion in a human being.
Many in every generation may not come that far, but none comes further.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The purpose of human life is to serve,
and to show compassion and the will to help others.
- Albert Schweitzer

The human spirit ranges across a truly amazing
diversity of experiences and emotions -
the highest peaks and the lowest valleys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Divine love will meet all human needs
- Mary Baker Eddy

For as long as I can remember, I've been searching for something,
some reason why we're here. What are we doing here? Who are we?
If this is a chance to find out
even just a little part of that answer...
I don't know, I think it's worth a human life. Don't you?
- the Jodie Foster movie Contact (1997)

Every human has four endowments- self awareness, conscience,
independent will and creative imagination.
These give us the ultimate human freedom...
The power to choose, to respond, to change.
- Stephen Covey

If you fear making anyone mad,
then you ultimately probe for
the lowest common denominator of human achievement.
- Jimmy Carter

As human beings, our greatness lies
not so much in being able to remake the world -
as in being able to remake ourselves.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Each man is afraid of his neighbor's disapproval -
a thing which, to the general run of the human race,
is more dreaded than wolves and death.
- Mark Twain

As far as we can discern,
the sole purpose of human existence
is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.
- Carl Jung

Mostly, it is human to dislike surprises -
often with great intensity.
Be open to new ways;
sometimes newness just knocks on our door;
welcome it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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