"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
“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."
It’s not that I can’t fall in love. It’s really that I can’t help falling in love with too many things all at once So, you must understand why I can’t distinguish between what’s platonic and what isn’t, because it’s all too much and not enough at the same time. - Jack Kerouac
“Avoid the world, it’s just a lot of dust and drag and means nothing in the end.”
"So long and take it easy, because if you start taking things seriously, it is the end of you."
- Jack Kerouac