On the Road by Jack Kerouac Best Quotes. Accept loss forever. Enjoy the most important expression by the Beat Generation. Have a nice summer day!
On the Road is the second novel published by American writer Jack Kerouac and the most important expression made by the generation that Kerouac himself named ‘beat’.
On the Road is based on the travels of Jack Kerouac and some of his friends across America. It is considered a defining work of the postwar literature. A harsh life against a backdrop of drug, poetry and of course, jazz.
A success from the very beginning, the book was chosen by Time magazine as one of the 100 best English-language novels from the 20th century.
Today, our favorite quotes. Enjoy them, Yareah Magazine friends!
“Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road.”
“My fault, my failure, is not in the passions I have, but in my lack of control of them.”
“I hope it is true that a man can die and yet not only live in others but give them life, and not only life, but that great consciousness of life.”
“What is that feeling when you’re driving away from people and they recede on the plain till you see their specks dispersing? – it’s the too-huge world vaulting us, and it’s good-bye. But we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the skies.”
“Mankind is like dogs, not gods – as long as you don’t get mad they’ll bite you – but stay mad and you’ll never be bitten. Dogs don’t respect humility and sorrow.”
“Offer them what they secretly want and they of course immediately become panic-stricken.”
“It is not my fault that certain so-called bohemian elements have found in my writings something to hang their peculiar beatnik theories on.”
“I was surprised, as always, be how easy the act of leaving was, and how good it felt. The world was suddenly rich with possibility.”
Finally, our favorite: “Accept loss forever.”