10 Inspirational Jack Kerouac Quotes to Unapologetically Live Your Life By

Jack Kerouac was a novelist and a poet whose work pioneered, captured, and inspired the Beat generation movement of the 1950s. In honor of what would have been his 99th birthday, here are some of his best and most inspirational quotes.

Born on March 12, 1922, in Lowell, Massachusetts, Jack Kerouac was a novelist and a poet whose work pioneered, captured, and inspired the Beat generation movement of the 1950s. Although he began writing in the 1940s, he is most well known for his novel On the Road which was published in 1957. Today the book is regarded as an American classic and still has an impact. In honor of what would have been his 99th birthday, here are some of his best and most inspirational quotes.

 

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  1. “There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars.”

2. “My fault, my failure, is not in the passions I have, but in my lack of control of them.”

3. “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…”

4. “The best teacher is experience and not through someone’s distorted point of view.”

 

 

5. “Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don’t be sorry.”

 

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6. “I was surprised, as always, by how easy the act of leaving was, and how good it felt. The world was suddenly rich with possibility.”

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

8. “Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.”

9. “I saw that my life was a vast glowing empty page and I could do anything I wanted.”

10. “Life must be rich and full of loving–it’s no good otherwise, no good at all, for anyone.”

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