“On the Road” by Jack Kerouac (Excerpt)

 “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 that never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes ‘Awww!'”

-Jack Kerouac

From the novel “On the Road” by Jack Kerouac, American Novelist and Poet. Copyright © 1957

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~Ana

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6 thoughts on ““On the Road” by Jack Kerouac (Excerpt)

  1. As for the subject at hand, you have republished the statement that for me stands at the heart of the book. Unfortunately, we lose the types he describes far too soon. Neal Cassady died right here in my town, San Miguel.

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