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Tristessa Tristessa by Jack Kerouac
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“The beauty of things must be that they end.”
Jack Kerouac, Tristessa
“I'll go to the south of Sicily in the winter, and paint memories of Arles – I'll buy a piano and Mozart me that – I'll write long sad tales about people in the legend of my life – This part is my part of the movie, let's hear yours”
Jack Kerouac, Tristessa
“We are nothing.
- Tomorrow we may be die.
We are nothing.
- You and me.”
Jack Kerouac, Tristessa
“Like Goethe at 80, you know the futility of love and you shrug--you shrug away the warm kiss”
Jack Kerouac, Tristessa
“I'll write long sad tales about people in the legend of my life - This part is my part of the movie, let's hear yours.”
Jack Kerouac, Tristessa
“Oh what was the racket that backeted and smashed in raging might, to make this oil-puddle world?--”
Jack Kerouac, Tristessa
“She is giving me my life back and not claiming it for herself as so many of the women you love do claim.”
Jack Kerouac, Tristessa
“Does kittykat know there's a pigeon on the clothes closet?”
Jack Kerouac, Tristessa
“I realize all the uncountable manifestations the thinking-mind invents to place wall of horror before its pure perfect realization that there is no wall and no horror just Transcendental Empty Kissable Milk Light of Everlasting Eternity's true and perfectly empty nature.”
Jack Kerouac, Tristessa
“It starts raining harder, I've got a long way to go walking and pushing that sore leg right along in the gathering rain, no chance no intention whatever of hailing a cab, the whiskey and the Morphine have made me unruffled by the sickness of the poison in my heart.”
Jack Kerouac, Tristessa
“I see the whole thing popping and parenthesizing in every direction, the story of that house and that kitchen.”
Jack Kerouac, Tristessa
“I know everything's alright but I want proof and the Buddhas and the Virgin Marys are there reminding me of the solemn pledge of faith in this harsh and stupid earth where we rage our so-called lives in a sea of worry, meat for Chicagos of Graves - right this minute my very father and my very brother lie side by side in mud in the North and I'm supposed to be smarter than they are - being quick I am dead.”
Jack Kerouac, Tristessa
“I'd rather walk than ride the airplane, I can fall on the ground flat on my face and die that way.”
Jack Kerouac, Tristessa
“I play games with her fabulous eyes and she longs to be in a monastery”
Jack Kerouac, Tristessa

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