“The so-called Beat Generation was a whole bunch of people, of all different nationalities, who came to the conclusion that society sucked.”
~ John Clellon Holmes, Author ~ 1926 – 1988
where have you gone Jack Kerouac?
“Suppose we suddenly wake up and see that what we thought to be this and that, ain’t this and that at all?”
~ Jack Kerouac
“The Beat Generation, that was a vision that we had, John Clellon Holmes and I, and Allen Ginsberg in an even wilder way, in the late forties, of a generation of crazy, illuminated hipsters suddenly rising and roaming America, serious, bumming and hitchhiking everywhere, ragged, beatific, beautiful in an ugly graceful new way.”
~ Jack Kerouac
“Put down the pen someone else gave you.
No one ever drafted a life worth living on borrowed ink.”
– Jack Kerouac
Rest and be kind, you don’t have to prove anything.
Born: February 8, 1926 – Died: February 4, 1968
Your mind will answer most questions if
you learn to relax and wait for the answer.
-William S. Burroughs
Born: March 12, 1922 – Died: October 21, 1969
I came to a point where
I needed solitude and
just stop the machine
of thinking and enjoying
what they call living,
I just wanted to lie in
the grass and look at
Spotted Jack Kerouac and a few of
his beat friends, discussing how
life could be beautiful.
Thought I would and give a listen
to their back and forth ideas, and
believe me, it was all good. It seems
the flow of their words was all
encompassing, never shouting, smiles
When they are done, they will go their
separate ways, only to meet up again,
After all, a homeless man has reason to cry, everything in the world is against him.
— Jack Kerouac
Aw I don’t wanta go to no such thing. I just wanta to drink in alleys.’…But you’ll miss all that, just for some old wine.’ There’s wisdom in wine, goddam it’ I yelled. ‘Have a shot! — Jack Kerouac