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Jack Kerouac
American novelist
(1922-69)



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But then they danced down the street like dingle-dodies, and I shambled after as I've been doing doing all my life after people who interest me, because the only people who interest me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thng, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centrelight pop and everybody goes 'Awww!'
-- One the Road (1957), pt. 1, ch. 1


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The selection of the above quotes and the writing of the accompanying notes was performed by the author David Paul Wagner.

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