Jack Kerouac on the mad ones

Fireworks in Bern, Switzerland (August 1st, 2007) by Daniel Lippert

Fireworks in Bern, Switzerland (August 1st, 2007)
Photograph by Daniel Lippert
Image credit: deviantART

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 like fabulous roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue center light pop and everybody goes ‘AWWW!’
— Jack Kerouac

Jack Kerouac Posted on behalf of on Saturday, February 20th, 2010 under Quotations.

One comment so far

  1. nice. thanks for reminding me of this one. however, i would like to point out that he seems to be describing (bipolar) manic disorder. i’m just sayin…. it’s not a bad thing, either.

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