Timeless Kerouac Quotes

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In his 47 years, Jack Kerouac made an indelible mark on literature and poetry that has endured for generations.

He transformed youth culture, cemented a romantic yearning for the open road and freedom in nearly every person who read his words and was regarded as "The Father of Beat Poetry."

In his lifetime, Kerouac gave the world his masterpiece, On the Road, as well as the classics: The Dharma Bums, The Subterraneans, Visions of Cody, Big Sur, Desolation Angels and several other works of fiction, poetry, haikus and sketches.

Here are some of his finest words and photos.