Jack Kerouac has become one of the most influential people from the 'Beatnik Era',
all of whom sparked important controversies of their time.
Today, 56 years ago, On the Road (September 5, 1957) was published and
became a best-selling novel and has been an inspiration to many, despite the
So here's to Jack Kerouac, his life, success, and inspiration to me and others
around the world!
“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.”
-Jack Kerouac, On the Road