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10 Jack Kerouac Quotes That Will Fill You With Wanderlust

On the Road, Jack Kerouac's autobiographical tale of Americana adventure, was published fifty-eight years ago this month, solidifying Kerouac as a major figure of the Beat generation and as a household name. Let his words take you on a virtual road trip.

Nothing behind me…

Everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road.

What’s in store for me…

In the direction I don’t take?

All of life…

Is a foreign country.

Be in love with life…

Every minute of it.

Live, travel, adventure…

Bless, and don’t be sorry.

There was nowhere to go but everywhere…

So just keep on rolling under the stars.

I feel like…

Lying down by the side of the trail and remembering it all.

The road is…

Life.

In the end…

You won’t remember the time you spend in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that mountain.

Believe in…

The holy contour of life.

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