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3/12/2 Misc: Kerouac quotes

"Offer them what they secretly want and they of course immediately become panic-stricken."

"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."

"My witness is the empty sky."

"You can't have birth without existence and you can't have death without birth."

"You'd be surprised how little I knew even up to yesterday."

"All things are like visions beyond the reach of the human mind."

"Houses are full of things that gather dust."

"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."

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

"As early pioneers in the knowing, that when you lose your reason, you attain highest perfect knowing."

"I like too many things and get all confused and hung up running from one falling star to another till I drop. This is the night, what it does to you. I had nothing to offer anybody except my own confusion."

"We turned at a dozen paces, for love is a duel, and looked up at each other for the last time."

"I'm not a beatnik, I'm a Catholic."