Artists to my mind are the real architects of change, and not the political legislators who implement change after the fact.
“My fault, my failure, is not in the passions I have, but in my lack of control of them.”
"Between incomprehensible and incoherent sits the madhouse. I am not in the madhouse."
Jack Kerouac to Carl Solomon.
"I have a strange feeling here of being outside any social context."
William Burroughs in Tangiers
"I’m beat to the square, and square to the beat, and that’s my vocation."
William Everson aka Brother Antoninus
All is well, practice kindness, heaven is nigh.
Visions of Gerard, Jack Kerouac
"I am getting so far out one day I won’t come back at all."
“One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.”
Jack Kerouac, The Dharma Bums
"They danced down the streets like dingledodies, and I shambled after as I’ve been doing all my life after people who interest me, because 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 that never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn…"
On The Road, Jack Kerouac.
"Madness is confusion of levels of fact…Madness is not seeing visions but confusing levels."