The only people for me are the mad ones, the...

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
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.

About the Writer

Naval Reserve Enlistment photograph of Jack Kerouac
1922 - 1969
Jack Kerouac, born Jean-Louis Lebris de Kérouac, was an American novelist and poet recognized for his method of spontaneous prose. Kerouac was a founder of the “Beat Generation” and hippie movement of the 1960s.

About the Book

On the Road is largely autobiographical novel describing road trips of two main characters, Sal Paradise and Dean Moriarty, taking place between 1947 and 1950. The book received mixed reviews at publication, but has since been the subject of significant critical study and acclaim.

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