Beat Quotes

Quotes tagged as "beat" (showing 1-30 of 93)
Allen Ginsberg
“Democracy! Bah! When I hear that I reach for my feather boa!”
Allen Ginsberg

Allen Ginsberg
“If I had a soul I sold it
for pretty words
If I had a body I used
it up spurting my essence

Allen Ginsberg warns you
dont follow my path
to extinction”
Allen Ginsberg

Natsuki Takaya
“Kyo: Of course, I'll beat YOU, too!

Yuki: Don't you ever get tired of saying that?

Kyo: Beating you is my vocation! It's my goal in life!

Yuki: It's so unfair that I keep having to take abuse just because you can't meet your goals.


Yuki: And that revolting thought process of yours pisses me off.”
Natsuki Takaya, Fruits Basket, Vol. 1

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
“Ah, Nothing is too late, till the tired heart shall cease to palpitate.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

William S. Burroughs
“Man is an artifact designed for space travel. He is not designed to remain in his present biologic state any more than a tadpole is designed to remain a tadpole.”
William S. Burroughs

Jack Kerouac
“If you own a rug you own too much.”
Jack Kerouac
tags: beat

“There's nothing happy about love at all!! I would rather have not known real love... if it hurts this much.”
Chitose Yagami, Fall in Love Like a Comic! Vol. 1

Natsuki Takaya
“Why does that kid think so highly of himself?"
"Kids that think they're so smart.They're everywhere! Destroy is self-esteem!"
"Yes...I really do think highly of myself.People like me should get a taste of the ups and downs of life! Sorry I'm so envious.I will reflect upon this. Please don't be angry.
"There, I said it now. Are you satisfied?"
"Bye bye!"
Beat him.....Beat him until he reaches heaven...!!!
-random people and Hiro-chan

Natsuki Takaya, Fruits Basket, Vol. 7

Markus Zusak
“And then there's the sickness I feel from looking at legs I can't touch, or at lips that don't smile at me. Or hips that don't reach for me. And hearts that don't beat for me.”
Markus Zusak, Fighting Ruben Wolfe

Jack Kerouac
“Scribbled secret notebooks, and wild typewritten pages, for yr own joy

Jack Kerouac

Jack Kerouac
“The bartenders are the regular band of Jack, and the heavenly drummer who looks up to the sky with blue eyes, with a beard, is wailing beer-caps of bottles and jamming on the cash register and everything is going to the beat - It's the beat generation, its béat, it's the beat to keep, it's the beat of the heart, it's being beat and down in the world and like oldtime lowdown.”
Jack Kerouac, Desolation Angels
tags: beat

Joyce Johnson
“I'd learned myself by the age of sixteen that just as girls guarded their virginity, boys guarded something less tangible which they called Themselves.”
Joyce Johnson, Minor Characters: A Beat Memoir

Lawrence Ferlinghetti
it was like this when
we waltz into this place.
A couple of papish cats
is doing an Aztec two-step

And I says
Dad let's cut
but then this dame
comes up behind me see
and says
you and me could really exist

Wow I says
Only the next day
she has bad teeth
and really hates
Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Jack Kerouac
“All I wanted and all Neal wanted and all anybody wanted was some kind of penetration into the heart of things where, like in a womb, we could curl up and sleep the ecstatic sleep that Burroughs was experiencing with a good big mainline shot of M. and advertising executives in NY were experiencing with twelve Scotch & Sodas in Stouffers before they made the drunkard's train to Westchester---but without hangovers.”
Jack Kerouac, On the Road: the Original Scroll

Cinda Williams Chima
“So you questioned him?" Raisa prompted. "What did he say for himself?"
"Well, the first thing Gillen does is steal his purse and beat him with a club." Amon said.”
Cinda Williams Chima

Alexander Trocchi
“It provides the police with something to do, and as junkies and potheads are relatively easy to apprehend because they have to take so many chances to get hold of their drugs, a heroic police can make spectacular arrests, lawyers can do a brisk business, judges can make speeches, the big pedlars can make a fortune, the tabloids can sell millions of copies. John Citizen can sit back feeling exonerated and watch evil get its deserts. That's the junk scene, man. Everyone gets something out of it except the junkie. If he's lucky he can creep round the corner and get a fix. But it wasn't the junk that made him creep. ”
Alexander Trocchi, Cain's Book
tags: beat, junk

Jack Kerouac
“It’s a sort of furtiveness … Like we were a generation of furtive. You know, with an inner knowledge there’s no use flaunting on that level, the level of the ‘public’, a kind of beatness – I mean, being right down to it, to ourselves, because we all really know where we are – and a weariness with all the forms, all the conventions of the world … It’s something like that. So I guess you might say we’re a beat generation.”
Jack Kerouac

Jack Kerouac
“Now you're going East with Sal," Galatea said, "and what do you think you're going to accomplish by that? Camille has to stay home and mind the baby now you're gone--how can she keep her job? and she never wants to see you again and I don't blame her. If you see Ed along the road you tell him to come back to me or I'll kill him."

Just as flat as that. It was the saddest night. I felt as if I was with strange brothers and sisters in a pitiful dream. Then a complete silence fell over everybody; where once Dean would have talked his way out, he now fell silent himself, but standing in front of everybody, ragged and broken and idiotic, right under the lightbulbs, his bony mad face covered with sweat and throbbing veins, saying, "Yes, yes, yes," as though tremendous revelations were pouring into him all the time now, and I am convinced they were, and the others suspected as much and were frightened. He was BEAT--the root, the soul of Beatific.”
Jack Kerouac, On the Road

Natalya Vorobyova
“He said he loves her more because she makes him smile. Fine! I'll give him the Glasgow smile. Beat that, bitch!”
Natalya Vorobyova, Better to be able to love than to be loveable

“...romantic weltschmerz, a state of feeling thought to be basically subversive yet in most cases, like 'beat' rebelliousness today, adolescent and harmless.”
Leo Marx, The Machine in the Garden: Technology and the Pastoral Ideal in America

“, if it really resonates, will beat somewhere right near your heartbeat. That music will make sense to you...because it's in rhythm with your soul.”
Maynard James Keenan, A Perfect Union of Contrary Things

“If you can't beat them, conjoin them”
Josh Stern, And That’s Why I’m Single

Akshay Vasu
“He looked into her eyes and said "When everything falls apart, and the day my soul refuses to move any further, I'll come back home. A home that fills me with courage and love. My home neither has doors and nor windows, All it have is walls. The walls that beat every second. And it has a pair of eyes too. Through which I can see this world more beautifully than I ever did".”
Akshay Vasu

Kamand Kojouri
“Wake up.
If your eyes are sleeping
then wipe them gently.
You need to be awake for this.
It is a matter of life and death.

Wake up!
If your mind is sleeping
then shake it quickly.
You need to be awake for this.
It is a matter of life and death.

Wake up, I said!
If your heart is sleeping
then beat your chest!
You need to be awake for life!
You need to be awake for love!
It is a matter of living and being alive.”
Kamand Kojouri

Deyth Banger
“Let's play double or nothing... you beat me... fair... now let's play again, let's see was that your lucky day or not!?”
Deyth Banger, 4 Hours

Jack Kerouac
“Because I am Beat, I believe in Beatitude and that God so loved the world He gave His only begotten Son to it.”
Jack Kerouac

“For once I want the beat louder than my mind.”
Irfa Rahat

Tyler Knott Gregson
“Will you let me in,
in to the heart of your life,
the beat of your days?”
Tyler Knott Gregson

Deyth Banger
“So yeah… I got beat up… then went in some kinda cell… THE SYSTEM HAS NEVER BEEN FAIR!”
Deyth Banger, Bridge Of Writing

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