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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

A quote from Jack Kerouac, via Miss Erin

According to Facebook, both Miss Erin and I are writers like Jack Kerouac, who said one of our favorite things:

“The only people for 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 thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars…”

As I revise, I must remember to be mad, to burn, to explode...


  1. Great quote, Holly and Miss Erin!

  2. Can I join the madness club?


    I'll keep getting up at 1:30 AM to write, if I can.


  3. Now thinking of the final paragraph of Looking for Alaska...

  4. I'm laughing about your comment on my blog. Yes, my son found the ending to his story. And now he's a freshman in college, minoring in creative writing (bless him).

    It never ends.

  5. Oh, I love the picture you paired with the quote--it's so fitting!


  6. Marvelous! How often do we get to hear the rest of the story...?