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Which Jack Kerouac’s Book Are These Quotes From?

Jack Kerouac is most famous for his classic book ‘On the Road’ which defined the Beat Generation. However, he wrote many more books both before and after ‘On The Road’. Can you recognise them by a quote taken from them? Take this quiz and find out!

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“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.”
Visions of Gerard
The Dharma Bums
On the Road

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“Beautiful insane in the rain”
The Subterraneans
Maggie Cassidy
Lonesome Traveller

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“Down on the lake rosy reflections of celestial vapour appeared, and I said, "God, I love you" and looked to the sky and really meant it. "I have fallen in love with you, God. Take care of us all, one way or the other." To the children and the innocent it's all the same.”
The Dharma Bums
On the Road
Mexico City Blues

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“It always makes me proud to love the world somehow- hate's so easy compared.”
Lonesome Traveller
Big Sur
The Subterraneans

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“Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life”
The Town and the City
The Dharma Bums
On the Road

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“The bartenders are the regular band of Jack, and the heavenly drummer who looks up to the sky with blue eyes, with a beard, is wailing beer-caps of bottles and jamming on the cash register and everything is going to the beat - It's the beat generation, its béat, it's the beat to keep, it's the beat of the heart, it's being beat and down in the world and like oldtime lowdown.”
Desolation Angels
The Sea is My Brother
Book of Blues

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“Thinking of the stars night after night I begin to realize 'The stars are words' and all the innumerable worlds in the Milky Way are words, and so is this world too. And I realize that no matter where I am, whether in a little room full of thought, or in this endless universe of stars and mountains, it’s all in my mind.”
Desolation Angels
Lonesome Traveller
Book of Dreams

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“Paris is a woman but London is an independent man puffing his pipe in a pub.”
Lonesome Traveller
Big Sur
On the Road

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“I'll go to the south of Sicily in the winter, and paint memories of Arles – I'll buy a piano and Mozart me that – I'll write long sad tales about people in the legend of my life – This part is my part of the movie, let's hear yours”
Visions of Cody
Tristessa
Maggie Cassidy

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“At night I closed my eyes and saw my bones threading the mud of my grave.”
Mexico City Blues
Maggie Cassidy
Tristessa

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“I can’t think of anybody…who knows the sum and substance of what I know and feel and cry about in my secret self all the time when I don’t feel strong, the sorrows of time and personality, and can therefore on all levels make it all the way with me”
Lonesome Traveller
Visions of Gerard
Visions of Cody

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“Everything is perfect on the street again, the world is permeated with roses of happiness all the time, but none of us know it. The happiness consists in realizing that it is all a great strange dream.”
Lonesome Traveller
On the Road
Dr. Sax

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Not bad! You don't seem to know most of Kerouac's books but then again recognising them by a quote alone is rather tricky. You did well considering! Keep it up.

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Great! You got most of the questions right. You know Kerouac's books very well, very well indeed. Keep it up you cool cat.

You Are A Cool Cat

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Wow! We are impressed! You know Kerouac's books extremely well - not everyone is capable of recognising books by quotes alone - well done!
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“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.”
Visions of Gerard
The Dharma Bums
On the Road
2
“Beautiful insane in the rain”
The Subterraneans
Maggie Cassidy
Lonesome Traveller
3
“Down on the lake rosy reflections of celestial vapour appeared, and I said, "God, I love you" and looked to the sky and really meant it. "I have fallen in love with you, God. Take care of us all, one way or the other." To the children and the innocent it's all the same.”
The Dharma Bums
On the Road
Mexico City Blues
4
“It always makes me proud to love the world somehow- hate's so easy compared.”
Lonesome Traveller
Big Sur
The Subterraneans
5
“Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life”
The Town and the City
The Dharma Bums
On the Road
6
“The bartenders are the regular band of Jack, and the heavenly drummer who looks up to the sky with blue eyes, with a beard, is wailing beer-caps of bottles and jamming on the cash register and everything is going to the beat - It's the beat generation, its béat, it's the beat to keep, it's the beat of the heart, it's being beat and down in the world and like oldtime lowdown.”
Desolation Angels
The Sea is My Brother
Book of Blues
7
“Thinking of the stars night after night I begin to realize 'The stars are words' and all the innumerable worlds in the Milky Way are words, and so is this world too. And I realize that no matter where I am, whether in a little room full of thought, or in this endless universe of stars and mountains, it’s all in my mind.”
Desolation Angels
Lonesome Traveller
Book of Dreams
8
“Paris is a woman but London is an independent man puffing his pipe in a pub.”
Lonesome Traveller
Big Sur
On the Road
9
“I'll go to the south of Sicily in the winter, and paint memories of Arles – I'll buy a piano and Mozart me that – I'll write long sad tales about people in the legend of my life – This part is my part of the movie, let's hear yours”
Visions of Cody
Tristessa
Maggie Cassidy
10
“At night I closed my eyes and saw my bones threading the mud of my grave.”
Mexico City Blues
Maggie Cassidy
Tristessa
11
“I can’t think of anybody…who knows the sum and substance of what I know and feel and cry about in my secret self all the time when I don’t feel strong, the sorrows of time and personality, and can therefore on all levels make it all the way with me”
Lonesome Traveller
Visions of Gerard
Visions of Cody
12
“Everything is perfect on the street again, the world is permeated with roses of happiness all the time, but none of us know it. The happiness consists in realizing that it is all a great strange dream.”
Lonesome Traveller
On the Road
Dr. Sax

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