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  • #1
    Jack Kerouac
    “There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars.”
    Jack Kerouac, On the Road: the Original Scroll

  • #2
    Jack Kerouac
    “My fault, my failure, is not in the passions I have, but in my lack of control of them.”
    Jack Kerouac

  • #3
    Jack Kerouac
    “I realized these were all the snapshots which our children would look at someday with wonder, thinking their parents had lived smooth, well-ordered lives and got up in the morning to walk proudly on the sidewalks of life, never dreaming the raggedy madness and riot of our actual lives, our actual night, the hell of it, the senseless emptiness.”
    Jack Kerouac, On the Road

  • #4
    Jack Kerouac
    “My witness is the empty sky.”
    Jack Kerouac

  • #5
    Jack Kerouac
    “What's in store for me in the direction I don't take?”
    Jack Kerouac

  • #6
    Allen Ginsberg
    “I don't think there is any truth. There are only points of view. ”
    Allen Ginsberg

  • #7
    Allen Ginsberg
    “I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked, dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn looking for an angry fix angelheaded hipsters burning for the ancient heavenly connection to the starry dynamo in the machinery of the night.”
    Allen Ginsberg

  • #8
    Allen Ginsberg
    “I know too much and not enough”
    Allen Ginsberg

  • #9
    William S. Burroughs
    “Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.”
    William S. Burroughs

  • #10
    William S. Burroughs
    “Desperation is the raw material of drastic change. Only those who can leave behind everything they have ever believed in can hope to escape. ”
    William S. Burroughs

  • #11
    William S. Burroughs
    “You were not there for the beginning. You will not be there for the end. Your knowledge of what is going on can only be superficial and relative”
    William S. Burroughs, Naked Lunch

  • #12
    William S. Burroughs
    “There is nothing more provocative than minding your own business.”
    William S. Burroughs, The Place of Dead Roads

  • #13
    William S. Burroughs
    “Nothing exists until or unless it is observed. An artist is making something exist by observing it. And his hope for other people is that they will also make it exist by observing it. I call it 'creative observation.' Creative viewing.”
    William S. Burroughs, Ports of Entry: William S. Burroughs and the Arts

  • #14
    William S. Burroughs
    “Knowing you might not make it... in that knowledge courage is born.”
    William S. Burroughs, The Western Lands

  • #15
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.”
    Kurt Vonnegut, Mother Night

  • #16
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “The last thing I ever wanted was to be alive when the three most powerful people on the whole planet would be named Bush, Dick and Colon.”
    Kurt Vonnegut

  • #17
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “Dear future generations: Please accept our apologies. We were rolling drunk on petroleum.”
    Kurt Vonnegut

  • #18
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “And I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, 'If this isn't nice, I don't know what is.”
    Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country

  • #19
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “The universe is a big place, perhaps the biggest.”
    Kurt Vonnegut

  • #20
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “Here we are, trapped in the amber of the moment. There is no why.”
    Kurt Vonnegut

  • #21
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “Tiger got to hunt, bird got to fly;
    Man got to sit and wonder 'why, why, why?'
    Tiger got to sleep, bird got to land;
    Man got to tell himself he understand.”
    Kurt Vonnegut, Cat's Cradle

  • #22
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “Take it moment by moment, and you will find that we are all, as I’ve said before, bugs in amber.”
    Kurt Vonnegut

  • #23
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “I felt after I finished Slaughterhouse-Five that I didn’t have to write at all anymore if I didn’t want to. It was the end of some sort of career. I don’t know why, exactly. I suppose that flowers, when they’re through blooming, have some sort of awareness of some purpose having been served. Flowers didn’t ask to be flowers and I didn’t ask to be me. At the end of Slaughterhouse-Five…I had a shutting-off feeling…that I had done what I was supposed to do and everything was OK .”
    Kurt Vonnegut, Conversations with Kurt Vonnegut

  • #24
    Albert Einstein
    “When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That's relativity.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #25
    Albert Einstein
    “Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #26
    Albert Einstein
    “The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #27
    Albert Einstein
    “A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #28
    Laurence J. Peter
    “If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?”
    Laurence J. Peter

  • #29
    Albert Einstein
    “What is right is not always popular and what is popular is not always right.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #30
    Albert Einstein
    “A question that sometimes drives me hazy: am I or are the others crazy?”
    Albert Einstein



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