On The Road

1 Jul

quotes I liked from On The Road…

Why think about that when all the golden land’s ahead of you and all kinds of unforeseen events wait lurking to surprise you and make you glad you’re alive to see?

Now we must all get out and dig the river and the people and smell the world

What is that feeling when you’re driving away from people and they recede on the plain till you see their specks dispersing?  –  it’s the too-huge world vaulting us, and it’s good-by.

We went to a bar down on Market Street and decided everything – that we would stick together and be buddies till we died…yes it was agreed; we were going to to everything we’d never done and had been too silly to do in the past.

Now you dig them in front. They have worries, they’re counting the miles, they’re thinking about where to sleep tonight, how much money for gas, the weather, how they’ll there – and all the time they’ll get there anyway, you see.  But they need to worry and betray time with urgencies false and otherwise, purely anxious and whiny, their souls really won’t be t peace unless they can latch on to an estblished and proven worry and having once found it they assume facial expressions to fit and go with it, which is, you see, unhappiness, and all the time it flies by them and they know it and that too worries them no end.

The sight of three bearded, bedraggled American youths instead of the usual well-dressed tourists was of unusual interest to them.


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