My 15 Fav Jack Kerouac Quotes To Live Your Summer Adventure


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One of my favorite books in my 20’s was “On The Road” by Jack Kerouac. I was charmed by its vigorous will to live the adventure. Here, I gathered my 15 favorite Jack Kerouac quotes to inspire you. They fit so well with our summer mood and our adventurous spirit.


I. “Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don’t be sorry.”


II. “There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars.


III. “Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road.


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


V. “I was surprised, as always, by how easy the act of leaving was, and how good it felt. The world was suddenly rich with possibility.


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


VII. “I saw that my life was a vast glowing empty page and I could do anything I wanted.


VIII. “Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.


IX. “All he needed was a wheel in his hand and four on the road.


X. “The details are the life of it, I insist, say everything on your mind, don’t hold back, don’t analyze or anything as you go along, say it out.


XI. “Be in love with your life, every detail of it.


XII. “The road must eventually lead to the whole world.


XIII. “One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.


XIV. “Tonight while walking on the waterfront in the angelic streets I suddenly wanted to tell you how wonderful I think you are. Please don’t dislike me. What is the mystery of the world? Nobody knows they’re angels.


XV. “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 […]


Source: Goodreads

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