Maybe that's what life is... a wink of the eye and winking stars. - Letter to Alan Harrington (1949) published in Kerouac: Selected Letters: Volume 1 1940-1956 (1996)

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All of life is a foreign country. - Letter (24 June 1949), published in The Beat Vision: A Primary Sourcebook (1987) edited by Arthur Knight and Kit Knight

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I hope it is true that a man can die and yet not only live in others but give them life, and not only life but that great consciousness of life. - Journal entry (November 1951) as published in the Kerouac ROMnibus

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Write in recollection and amazement for yourself - "Belief & Technique For Modern Prose: List of Essentials" in a letter to Don Allen (1958); published in Heaven & Other Poems (1977)

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Accept loss forever - "Belief & Technique For Modern Prose: List of Essentials" in a letter to Don Allen (1958); published in Heaven & Other Poems (1977)

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Believe in the holy contour of life - "Belief & Technique For Modern Prose: List of Essentials" in a letter to Don Allen (1958); published in Heaven & Other Poems (1977)

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Who knows, my God, but that the universe is not one vast sea of compassion actually, the veritable holy honey, beneath all this show of personality and cruelty? - "The Origins of the Beat Generation" in Playboy (June 1959)

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It is not my fault that certain so-called bohemian elements have found in my writings something to hang their peculiar beatnik theories on. - The New York Journal-American (8 Dec 1960)

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All is well, practice kindness, heaven is nigh. - Visions of Gerard (1963)

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My manners, abominable at times, can be sweet. As I grew older I became a drunk. Why? Because I like ecstasy of the mind. I'm a wretch. But I love, love. - Satori in Paris (1966)

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