50+ Jack Kerouac Quotes for Inspiration and Motivation

Jack Kerouac was a poet and novelist from the United States.

Jack Kerouac Quotes

Don’t touch me, I’m full of snakes. ~ Jack Kerouac.


Pain or love or danger makes you real again… ~ Jack Kerouac.

I’m Catholic and I can’t commit suicide, but I plan to drink myself to death. ~ Jack Kerouac.

All of life is a foreign country. ~ Jack Kerouac.

The bus roared on. I was going home in October. Everybody goes home in October. ~ Jack Kerouac.

Houses are full of things that gather dust. ~ Jack Kerouac.

The closer you get to real matter, rock, air, fire and wood, boy, the more spiritual the world is. ~ Jack Kerouac.

Something great is about to happen to me: I’m about to love somebody very much. ~ Jack Kerouac.

Best Jack Kerouac Quotes

The air was soft, the stars so fine, the promise of every cobbled alley so great, that I thought I was in a dream. ~ Jack Kerouac.


Happiness consists in realizing it is all a great strange dream. ~ Jack Kerouac.

It’s good-bye. But we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the skies. ~ Jack Kerouac.

We agreed to love each other madly. ~ 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.

You are the equal of the idol who has given you your inspiration. ~ Jack Kerouac.


I saw that my life was a vast glowing empty page and I could do anything I wanted. ~ Jack Kerouac.

One man practicing kindness in the wilderness is worth all the temples this world pulls. ~ Jack Kerouac.

Top Jack Kerouac Quotes

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

Be in love with your life, every detail of it. ~ Jack Kerouac.

Let nature do the freezing and frightening and isolating in this world. Let men work and love and fight it off. ~ Jack Kerouac.

It’s all too much and not enough at the same time. ~ Jack Kerouac.


Let the mind beware, that though the flesh be bugged, the circumstances of existence are pretty glorious. ~ Jack Kerouac.

I don’t know, I don’t care, and it doesn’t make any difference. ~ Jack Kerouac.

So long and take it easy, because if you start taking things seriously, it is the end of you. ~ Jack Kerouac.

Famous Jack Kerouac Quotes

Things are so hard to figure out when you live from day to day in this feverish and silly world.  ~ Jack Kerouac.

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

A sociable smile is nothing but a mouth full of teeth. ~ Jack Kerouac.

Rest and be kind, you don’t have to prove anything. ~ Jack Kerouac.


Practice kindness all day to everybody and you will realize you’re already in heaven now. ~ 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.

The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved. ~ Jack Kerouac.

Don’t use the phone. People are never ready to answer it. Use poetry. ~ Jack Kerouac.

Don’t drink to get drunk. Drink to enjoy life. ~ Jack Kerouac.

Wise Jack Kerouac Quotes

The best teacher is experience and not through someone’s distorted point of view. ~ Jack Kerouac.

t ain’t whatcha write, it’s the way atcha write it. ~ Jack Kerouac.

For life is holy and every moment is precious. ~ Jack Kerouac.

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

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


I am always thinking ‘What am I doing here? Is this the way I am supposed to feel?’ ~ Jack Kerouac.

Put down the pen someone else gave you. No one ever drafted a life worth living on borrowed ink. ~ Jack Kerouac.

Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don’t be sorry. ~ Jack Kerouac.

The beauty of things must be that they end. ~ Jack Kerouac.

Finding Nirvana is like locating silence. ~ Jack Kerouac.

Powerful Jack Kerouac Quotes

But why think about that when all the golden lands ahead of you and all kinds of unforeseen events wait lurking to surprise you and make you glad you’re alive to see? ~ Jack Kerouac.

Will you love me in December as you do in May? ~ Jack Kerouac.

One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple. ~ Jack Kerouac.


The only truth is music. ~ Jack Kerouac.

Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road. ~ Jack Kerouac.

There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars. ~ Jack Kerouac.

Accept loss forever. Be submissive to everything, open, listening. No fear or shame in the dignity of your experience, language, and knowledge. Be in love with your life. ~ Jack Kerouac.

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, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars. ~ Jack Kerouac.

Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain. ~ Jack Kerouac.

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