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Quotes By Jack Kerouac That Makes Us Fall In Love With Life

One thing I’m addicted to, apart from traveling, is reading books. If you know about me, you probably know I believe that it’s the stories of others that enrich us and help us see life in a different light.

Jack Kerouac is one of my favorite authors, especially when it comes to inspiring travel stories. I still remember those sleepless nights, flipping through the pages of “On The Road,” a book a friend had gifted me after learning about my wanderlust. The novel narrates the story of two main characters, one of whom is Jack Kerouac himself, and the other is his friend, as they embark on a road trip across America between 1947 and 1950. It’s about the highs and lows of life, about how the journey on the road eventually defines the journey of life. It’s about learning to accept things that might have seemed unacceptable at first, about how strangers can become important characters in the story of our lives, and so much more.

A few months ago, I found myself sitting in the office, feeling a bit lost and wondering where exactly life was leading me. In that moment of uncertainty, I suddenly remembered one of Kerouac’s quotes, which brought an instant smile to my face. I’m not sure how many of you have heard of Jack Kerouac or read “On The Road,” but I am confident that his words have the power to cast a spell on you, to inspire you to follow your heart, live better, and be free.

Kerouac’s “On The Road” is more than just a novel to me; it’s a guidebook for living a life filled with adventure and spontaneity. The way he describes the American landscape, the people he meets, and the experiences he has along the way, all resonate deeply with my own desire to explore and understand the world. Each page is a reminder that life is a journey, not a destination and that the most meaningful moments often come when we least expect them.

One of the most powerful lessons I’ve taken from “On The Road” is the idea that the journey itself is the reward. Kerouac and his friend, who are actually based on real-life friends Neal Cassady and himself, don’t set out with a specific goal in mind. They simply embrace the road and all the uncertainty that comes with it. This has taught me to let go of rigid plans and expectations, to be open to whatever comes my way, and to find joy in unexpected detours.

Another aspect of the book that I find incredibly inspiring is the sense of freedom that permeates every page. Kerouac writes about the open road with such passion and enthusiasm that it’s impossible not to feel a sense of wanderlust. He captures the essence of what it means to be truly free, to live life on your own terms, and to pursue your passions with abandon. This sense of freedom is something I strive to incorporate into my own life, both in my travels and in my day-to-day existence. I’m not sure how many of you reading this article have heard of Jack Kerouac or read ‘On The Roads’, but I’m sure that his words will cast a spell on you, and inspire you to follow your heart, live better, and be free.

Here are some of the best quotes by Jack Kerouac that we love!

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If I’m not very wrong, I know these quotes have got a smile on your face 🙂 Do let us know (in the comments below) which of these you loved the most, and mention about your favorite travel writer/ travelogue as well. If we haven’t yet read it, maybe we’ll soon grab it!

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