I Love Jack Kerouac

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    We gotta! We got to hope while we're crying. Live dying. Breath sighing. Forgive lying. Gotta love everyone. Even when they forget to love everything. When they hit yah on the way down you just blow 'em a kiss. when you're sad and cold happy and glad be both any everything you've...
    fnordnerina fnordnerina
    22-25, F
    Aug 8, 2012

    "...dancing The Meaning Of The Tree."

    " One afternoon as I just gazed at the topmost branches of those immensely tall trees I began to notice that the uppermost twigs and leaves were lyrical happy dancers glad that they had been apportioned the top, with all that rumbling experience of the whole tree swaying beneath...
    freeflowingveins freeflowingveins
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Sep 27, 2010

    He Was Many Things ...

    I first discovered Jack Kerouac's work in high school when I did a project on the Beat Generation junior year. I was sixteen. Over the last 12 years the appreciation and adoration has just grown and grown. My username is of course Kerouac related and so my picture is a photo of...
    littledharmabum littledharmabum
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 26, 2008

    Back To Jack

    some other writers and i put on a kerouac reading every year on the anniversary of his death..usually in a bar and put on a free show. i grew up on jack.
    ryanwarner ryanwarner
    31-35, M
    1 Response Mar 15, 2010

    Dharma Bums

    Kerouac is the man! Here's a quote from dharma bums that I've always loved "…see the whole thing is a world full of rucksack wanderers, Dharma Bums refusing to subscribe to the general demand that they consume production and therefore have to work for the privilege...
    trippinbillies trippinbillies
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Oct 19, 2008

    “Nothing behind me,

    everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road.” ― Jack Kerouac, On the Road My favorite writer
    Direwolf65 Direwolf65
    51-55, M
    Mar 30, 2015

    Jack opened my head up to an entire world of

    adventure when I read On The Road. His writing takes me away to the places he describes. I feel like I have accompanied him across the USA several times already.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 25

    The Golden Eternity

    This is from his unfinished book, "The Golden Eternity." : The earth is one, not two I said in the moonlit cornfield at the woods edge but a huge bug landed on my arm to mock me and the tree waved at me with its million eyes va - v - a - vh - as - hh all is same. : Jack...
    revolution77 revolution77
    18-21, M
    1 Response Feb 12, 2011

    The Golden Eternity

    This is from his unfinished book, "The Golden Eternity." : The earth is one, not two I said in the moonlit cornfield at the woods edge but a huge bug landed on my arm to mock me and the tree waved at me with its million eyes va - v - a - vh - as - hh all is same. : Jack...
    revolution77 revolution77
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Feb 12, 2011

    On The Road

    everybody should read it.such a joy!  and such a marvellous portrait of the glorious American bohemians of the fifties!
    moreandless moreandless
    56-60, M
    Jan 31, 2010

    On The Road Again

    On the Road, Dharma Bums,, Dr. Sax Mexico City Blues, and my personal favorite, The Subterrinians just some of the brilliant work of Jack Kerouac. Jack sat the bounderies of the beat generation. He inspired untold generations and maybe even died of his image.  I started reading...
    holloway64 holloway64
    46-50, M
    1 Response Jan 17, 2013

    Doctor Sax , A Bathtub , And My Loving Earth Mother Amber

    I've been reading Doctor Sax to my lover , my queen , when she shares my home for the night and submits to being the captive audience , trapped in the bathtub all smiles and attentive ears . After reading some of Jack's books , I find reading out loud so much more pleasurable as...
    WisestFool WisestFool
    41-45, M
    1 Response Jun 2, 2012

    On the Road, 2009

     I first read "On the Road" in high school, but didn't truly appreciate its genius until within this past year. I've since graduated college, and am currently traveling across the country in a journey inspired by Kerouac. My aim is to visit every location...
    LonesomeTraveler7 LonesomeTraveler7
    22-25
    3 Responses Jun 28, 2009
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