Great Quote

“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 exploding like spiders across the stars.”

—Jack Kerouac in “On The Road”

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2 responses to “Great Quote

  1. Paul Freedman

    The second act after that roman candle explodes and everybody goes “whoa” is often very grim for the candle, that can live out a sad middle age as a once illuminate spark cast out from its source, drifting downwards and cooling into scattered ash.

  2. Paul Freedman

    maybe its an otoh otoh thing.

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