“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 –
October 23, 1960 – July 25, 2008
“How to live your life well?
it is not the things we do in life that we regret…
it is the things we do not.
Find your passion and follow it.
You will not find passion in things;
that passion will be grounded in people
and the relationships you have with people,
and what they think of you
when your time comes.”
May 2008 Commencement
Carnegie Mellon University
Author of “The Last Lecture”
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