Beat Quotes

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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

Allen Ginsberg
“Democracy! Bah! When I hear that I reach for my feather boa!”
Allen Ginsberg

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

“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

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

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

“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

Dave Matthes
“That's the beautiful thing about innocence; even monsters have a pocketful of childhood memories with which to seek comfort with.”
Dave Matthes, Sleepeth Not, the Bastard

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“To me, music isn't about rhyming on the beat or pleasing fans. It's about being true to who you are, your story and changing lives.”

“...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

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

Conn Iggulden
“Sung Win smiled to himself, enjoying the tension across his shoulders and the way his pulse beat in his veins. All life involved risk.”
Conn Iggulden, Conqueror

Jack Kerouac
“There ain’t no such thing as lumberjack, that must be a Back East expression. Up here we call ‘em loggers.”
Jack Kerouac, The Dharma Bums

Jazz Feylynn
“Time beats with the story's world pages”
Jazz Feylynn

“Outside . . . the street . . . the city . . . the darkness! O how the night was with me, taunting the rolls of thought that cuddled my brain. My memory like an old piano roll . . . four hot hands at the keys . . . wobbly fingers in my mind . . . my whole life ragtime in broken shoes . . . tiny mallets striking the strings of my soul . . . Ah, Tim, I tell you there's a tune left in the old box yet.”
Kirby Doyle, Happiness Bastard

Nitya Prakash
“It’s just a stupid stupid heart.
They would break it again and again but it would beat still.”
Nitya Prakash

“Music can conjure up many contrasting emotions. It can take you from heartbreak and darkness to implicit happiness in the effortless change of a beat.”
Miranda Easten

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