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The other man, just as
lonesome as I am
In this empty universe


Jack Kerouac

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One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.”
― Jack Kerouac, The Dharma ...
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A man said to the universe:
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Are you really a doctor?” I asked.
“Some people say that.”
“Why?”
“Becaus...
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we pass the fields of Perry and Madrone and where they make wine, and it's all there, all sweet the ...
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I don't wish to argue,
whether the glass is
half empty or half full,
as long as what ...
AKASH MANDAL
Accept the universe
As the gods gave it to you.
If the gods wanted to give you something e...
ALBERTO CAEIRO
There are approximately two trillion cells in the human body. You are never alone, there are always ...
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JACK

Your duty as a gentleman calls you back.

ALGERNON

My duty as ...
OSCAR WILDE
I have a serious question."

"I will give a serious answer."

"Can a god be kill...
ILONA ANDREWS
ENDURANCE

I don't know you,
But I love you,
Just as God loves me and you.
...
SUZY KASSEM
I am humbled by the grace of God.
I am humbled by the beauty of this universe.
Humbled by ...
KAMAND KOJOURI
That moment when this heart.. stops.. almost as if it never existed.
When every.. breathe.. slo...
HAFSA SHAH
I ‘am shaggy as rivers,
forests and mountains
My eyes see the universe
natural a...
JOHN E. WORDSLINGER
Don't worry. You're just as sane as I am
-Luna Lovegood
J.K. ROWLING
Yet I am doubtful, for I am mainly ignorant. What place this is, and all the skill I have
Remem...
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
The heavy eyelids snapped open. Jack froze.
A huge gold-and-amber eye, as big as a dinner plat...
ILONA ANDREWS
On a Fine Morning”
in Poems of the Past and the Present (1901)

WHENCE comes Solac...
THOMAS HARDY
From CATS ARE KIND

"A man said to the universe,
'Sir, I exist!'
'Excelle...
HENRY N. BEARD
Maybe that's a haiku, maybe not, it might be a little too complicated," said Japhy. "A real haiku's ...
JACK KEROUAC
The whole town had instantly gone to bed; the only noise now was barking dogs. How could I ever slee...
JACK KEROUAC
I just love crazy people like this,' Murphy said. 'Jack Kerouac people. Mad to live, mad to die, tha...
JODI LYNN ANDERSON
Stop thinking, and end your problems.
What difference between yes and no?
What difference ...
LAO TZU
Jack Kerouac influenced me quite a bit as a writer... in the Arab sense that the enemy of my enemy w...
HUNTER S. THOMPSON
Illusion"

A man wants to be free
flying in the emptiness of the universe
He thi...
ASPER BLURRY
That moment when my heart stops, almost as if, it never existed..
When every breath, slows down...
HAFSA SHAH
There's no heaven as I had known before.
It's just a great universe which is available
t...
TOBA BETA
I am, a shadow
that grows longer as the sun
moves, drawn out
on a thread of wonder. DENISE LEVERTOV
You ask me to write you a poem,
I pen you an empty ocean,
You run away.
You ask me wh...
JENIM DIBIE
And when he fell in whirlwind, he went down
As when a lordly cedar, green with boughs,
Goe...
EDWIN MARKHAM
Tea is just an excuse.
i am drinking this sunset, this evening.
and you.
SANOBER KHAN
I am not nearly so interested in what monkey man was derived from as I am in what kind
of monke...
LOREN EISELEY
I am in the river now. I must have fallen. And I am in this river.
And I am just washed away SANDRA HARNER
How Superheroes Make Money:
- Spider-Man knits sweaters.
- Superman screw the lids on pi...
JIM BENTON
...if you live feeling like
Your glass is half empty, well,
It may as well be empty all th...
MATTIE J.T. STEPANEK
You told me you believed marriage was for other people."

"You're the only man who could m...
LISA KLEYPAS
I was just thinking if the sex with you is one-tenth as fun as arguing with you. I'll be one happy b...
LISA KLEYPAS
This is too much reality for a Friday.
AS GOOD AS IT GETS
i smoke and i drink
and every time i blink
i have a tiny dream

but as bad as i am ...
ANI DIFRANCO
Everything fell apart in me. How are things with you?
JACK KEROUAC
Kerouac: You're ruining American poetry, O'Hara.
O'Hara: That's more than you ever did for it, ...
FRANK O'HARA
Let the mind beware, that though the flesh be bugged, the circumstances of existence are pretty glor...
JACK KEROUAC
Darkness my beloved home, I return!
I return, not whole, but damaged.

Fatigued by qu...
ZUBAIR AHSAN
At the border of where I will literally not survive so long as I keep living in so much fear of the ...
DAN PEARCE
In the end, I think you really only get as far as you're allowed to get.
GAYLE GARDNER
I am loyal to my beloved Joffrey. (Sansa)

No doubt. As loyal as a deer surrounded by wolv...
GEORGE R.R. MARTIN
Old friend, I am writing to you again
The infamous tale of squandered love

To have m...
ZUBAIR AHSAN
I have drunk the night
and swallowed the stars.
I am dancing with abandon
and sing...
KAMAND KOJOURI
I am just as human as the man.
CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE
I am loving.
I am caring.
I am inspiring.
I am daring.
I am always kind.
I ...
DEBASISH MRIDHA
The Ghost

Like angels fierce and tawny-eyed,
Back to your chamber I will glide, ROY CAMPBELL, POEMS OF BAUDELAIRE (NEW YORK: PANTHEON BOOKS, 1952)
She is standing just behind you. Just behind your right shoulder."
In the silence of the woods,...
TERRY PRATCHETT
There is no good word for the opposite of lonesome.
One might be tempted to suggest togetherne...
MAGGIE STIEFVATER
HELP!”
I race to the square, crossing it, looking all around, listening out-
No.<...
PATRICK NESS
I have poured my heart out ….
And now I am empty.
RANATA SUZUKI
Why am I fighting to live,
If I am just living to fight
Why am I trying to see.
Whe...
TUPAC SHAKUR
All causes shall give way: I am in blood
Stepp’d in so far that, should I wade no more,
...
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Just as heart is a fountain of unspoken words,
the universe is a womb of wonder weird worlds.
TOBA BETA
So ask me if I am alright.
'I’m fine; I’m always fine.'
You see this look in my eyes.<...
EMMA ROSE KRAUS
Onto his stomach. Then knees. Then hands. His elbows quivered, his wrists threatened to buckle under...
RICK YANCEY
He was one of the first to treat these people as serious American writers, ... Memory Babe: A Critic...
GERALD NICOSIA
We ain't alone in this universe.
We just don't wanna be disturbed.
TOBA BETA
CHORONZON: I am a dire wolf, prey-stalking, lethal prowler.

MORPHEUS: I am a hunter, hors...
NEIL GAIMAN
Darling,
do you remember
the man you married?
Touch me,
remind me who I am.
STANLEY KUNITZ
I cleared my throat and tried to sound casual, like this was no big deal. “I don’t even get chee...
LISA KLEYPAS
Not a believer in the mosque am I,
Nor a disbeliever with his rites am I.
I am not the pur...
BULLEH SHAH
I am nothing special, of this I am sure.
I am a common man with common
thoughts and I've l...
NICHOLAS SPARKS
Draw me close to you, teach me to be like you. When people look at me I want them to see you
VENES
I look up. And I am surrounded by the universe.

silence

and stars

A...
BETH REVIS
Whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding
as it should.
MAX EHRMANN
I breathe in...
the fragrance
of love, and moist sand
the one
his roses left
SANOBER KHAN
From where I’m sitting,
I AM the centre of the Universe!
SEBASTYNE YOUNG
I am the interpretation of the prophet
I am the artist in the coffin
I am the brave flag s...
MIE HANSSON
I am alone here in my own mind.
There is no map
and there is no road.
It is one of...
ANNE SEXTON
Though you are as a drop in the ocean, without you, the universe would be empty.
MATSHONA DHLIWAYO
It is not possible to express the most precious insights,
To see all that craves to be seen, <...
DEJAN STOJANOVIC
So that the Universe felt love,
by which, as somebelieve,
the world has many times been tu...
DANTE ALIGHIERI
I keep letting you back in,
how can I explain myself,
as painful as this thing has been,
LAURYN HILL
Lord take me as I am just the way I am. Set my soul ablaze, never quench the flame
VENES
Put a smile on that face, Valkyrie. You're unique. Easily as unique as I am."
"Two freaks in a ...
DEREK LANDY
John Muir, Earth — planet, Universe

[Muir's home address, as inscribed on the inside...
JOHN MUIR
As I think therefore I am
Am I more if I think more?
RICHARD L. RATLIFF
There was an Old Man with a beard,
Who said, 'It is just as I feared! -
Two Owls and a Hen, EDWARD LEAR
I am here because there is no refuge,
Finally, from myself,
Until I confront myself in the eye...
RICHARD BEAUVAIS
I am who I say I am,
I'm not some fantasy
of how you think you think you know
or who ...
JAMES HOWE
Man hands on misery to man.
It deepens like a coastal shelf.
Get out as early as you can...
PHILIP LARKIN
Wear scarlet! Tear the green lemons
off the tree! I don't want
to forget who I am, what ha...
DENISE LEVERTOV
When I am with you, we stay up all night.
When you're not here, I can't go to sleep.

RUMI
Such is the world
that I can no longer
bear to say prayers,
for I am sick
of...
ALCAEUS OF MYTILENE, 612 BC
Mr. Gibbs: Curse you for breathin' ya slack-jawed idiot. Mother's love. Jack. You should know better...
JACK SPARROW
Nobody rules the world.
We may take care of planet earth
as a harmonious part in our unive...
PETRA HERMANS
I am poppies in the field
Red and cold
I am sleeping alone
and
I am light
BELLA BETINA
Suicide in the trenches:

I knew a simple soldier boy
Who grinned at life in empty jo...
SIEGFRIED SASSOON
Working hard is just in my blood


It's okay I know I am an overachiever
KAYLEE HARRELL
Why did god create a dual universe?
So he might say
‘Be not like me. I am alone.'
A...
MARK Z. DANIELEWSKI
I fight back laughter.

“As you wish.”

"Did you really just Princess Bride...
ELLE KENNEDY
In this story
I am the poet
You're the poetry.
ARZUM UZUN
Just one smile
Immensely increases the beauty
Of the universe.
SRI CHINMOY
I see your pain
as clearly as I feel my own.
I will share your burden
so you feel it...
KAMAND KOJOURI
I am not a lobbyist. I am not a political activist. I am not a leader, as far as I'm concerned.
JOSE ANTONIO VARGAS

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I got all my boyhood in vanilla winter waves around the kitchen stove.
JACK KEROUAC
And I said, 'That last thing is what you can't get, Carlo. Nobody can get to that last thing. We kee...
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My manners, abominable at times, can be sweet.
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Avoid the world, it's just a lot of dust and drag and means nothing in the end.
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All of life is a foreign country.
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I'm really Wallace Beery in 'The Champ.'
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Jumping from boulder to boulder and never falling, with a heavy pack, is easier than it sounds; you ...
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What is the feeling when you're driving away from people, and they recede on the plain till you see ...
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I was surprised, as always, by how easy the act of leaving was, and how good it felt. The world was ...
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The best teacher is experience and not through someone's distorted point of view
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the road is life
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Dean took out other pictures. I realized these were all the snapshots which our children would look ...
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When you've understood this scripture, throw it away. If you can't understand this scripture, throw ...
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Aw I don't wanta go to no such thing, I just wanta drink in alleys.'...
But you'll miss all tha...
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we pass the fields of Perry and Madrone and where they make wine, and it's all there, all sweet the ...
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Happy. Just in my swim shorts, barefooted, wild-haired, in the red fire dark, singing, swigging wine...
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Hitch hiked a thousand
miles and brought
You wine
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Here I was at the end of America - no more land - and now there was nowhere to go but back.
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And suddenly, not a soul's at the store as for other & similar & just as blank reasons, they...
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Because he was always tremendously generated towards complete relationship with his women to the poi...
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Don't tell them too much about your soul. They're waiting for just that.
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Get married and have halfbreed babies, manuscripts, home¬spun blankets and mother’s milk on your ...
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I realized these were all the snapshots which our children would look at someday with wonder, thinki...
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Rocks are space, and space is illusion.
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I think it's a lovely hallucination but I love it sorta.
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The human bones are but vain lines dawdling, the whole universe a blank mold of stars.
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my karma was to be born in America where nobody has any fun or believes in anything, especially free...
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The closer you get to real matter, rock air fire and wood, boy, the more spiritual the world is.
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Finding Nirvana is like locating silence.
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At night I closed my eyes and saw my bones threading the mud of my grave.
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Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, th...
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And I dreamed of a home long ago in New England, my little kitkats trying to go a thousand miles fol...
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As we crossed the Colorado-Utah border I saw God in the sky in the form of huge gold sunburning clou...
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My aunt once said that the world would never find peace until men fell at their women's feet and ask...
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But why think about that when all the golden lands ahead of you and all kinds of unforseen events wa...
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The air was soft, the stars so fine, the promise of every cobbled alley so great, that I thought I w...
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The smog was heavy, my eyes were weeping from it, the sun was hot, the air stank, a regular hell is ...
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But Dave Wain that lean rangy red head Welchman with his penchant for going off in Willie to fish in...
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Besides, all my New York friends were in the negative, nightmare position of putting down society an...
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…of constipation of the brain & diarrhea of the mouth.
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I know who the great poets are.
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I promise I shall never give up, and that I'll die yelling and laughing, and that until then I'll ru...
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Write in recollection and amazement for yourself.
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Symbolism is alright in 'fiction,' but I tell true life stories simply about what happened t...
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What's Your Road, Man?
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My fault, my failure, is not in the passions I have, but in my lack of control of them.
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No man should go through life without once experiencing healthy, even bored solitude in the wilderne...
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I don't know, I don't care, and it doesn't make any difference!
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All human beings are also dream beings. Dreaming ties all mankind together.
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Accept loss forever.
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All our best men are laughed at in this nightmare land.
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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 onl...
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I don't know, I don't care, and it doesn't make any difference!.
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What is the universe
but a lot of waves
And a craving desire
is a wave…
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