Friday, August 7, 2015

Kerouac quote about driving away from people

“What is that feeling when you're driving away from people and they recede on the plain till you see their specks dispersing? - it's the too-huge world vaulting us, and it's good-bye. But we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the skies.” 
― Jack KerouacOn the Road

You know, say what you will about Jack Kerouac, but he sometimes could really pin life to the mat, as Ray Robertson put it, and leave a sense of wonder and sadness and vibrancy on the page.And that's really what travelling is, isn't it? Life in motion.


  1. This passage is exquisite! I think Kerouac captures 'life in motion' very well, this passage plays with perspective in such a captivating way.

  2. Agreed. I have a certain fondness for how Kerouac captures fleeting moments.