Jack Kerouac

(12 March 1922 - 21 October 1969 / Lowell, Massachusetts)

Jack Kerouac Quotes

  • ''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 (1922-1969), U.S. author. quoted in New York Journal-American (Dec. 8, 1960).
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  • ''All of life is a foreign country.''
    Jack Kerouac (1922-1969), U.S. author. Letter, June 24, 1949. The Beat Vision: A Primary Sourcebook, eds. Arthur Knight and Kit Knight (1987).

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Hitchhiker

'Tryna get to sunny Californy' -
Boom. It's the awful raincoat
making me look like a selfdefeated self-murdering imaginary gangster, an idiot in a rueful coat, how can they understand my damp packs - my mud packs -
„Look John, a hitchhiker'
„He looks like he's got a gun underneath that I. R. A. coat'
'Look Fred, that man by the road' „Some sexfiend got in print in 1938 in Sex Magazine' –
„You found his blue corpse in a greenshade edition, with axe blots'

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