Quote of the Day: The Mad Ones.

Via on Feb 2, 2012

“The only people for me are the mad ones,

the ones who are mad to live,

mad to talk,

mad to be saved…

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


So stop listening to anyone who tells you you should be a little quieter, or less, or aim lower.

Stop apologizing for your weirdness, your crazy dreams, your fire-filled heart.

Live your wild magnificent life.

Burn, burn, burn.

About Kate Bartolotta

Kate Bartolotta is the strongest girl in the world. She is the love child of a pirate and a roller derby queen. She hails from the second star to the right. Her love of words is boundless, but she knows that many of life’s best moments are completely untranslatable. When she is not writing, you may find her practicing yoga, devouring a book, playing with her children, planting dandelions, or dancing barefoot with her heart on her sleeve. She is madly in love with life and does not know how this story ends; she’s making it up as she goes. Kate is the owner and editor-in-chief of Be You Media Group. She also writes for The Huffington Post, elephant journal, The Good Men Project, The Green Divas, Yoganonymous, The Body Project, Project Eve, Thought Catalog and Soulseeds. She facilitates writing workshops and retreats throughout North America. Heart Medicine, Kate's book on writing, is now available on Amazon.com You can follow Kate on Facebook and Twitter


7 Responses to “Quote of the Day: The Mad Ones.”

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  3. Lauren says:

    Happy Birthday Jack! Thank you for this. One of my favorite quotes by one of my favorite writers of all time. The only people for me are the mad ones too. I appreciate the madness in all of us, and wish for us all to burn brightly and loudly, unapologetically. To live fiercly, to question, to explore, to make contact, inpact. To love. To be great and to just be. We are all writers and lovers and creators. Keep on keeping on. Keep burning, keep exploding in the sky. Keep writing.

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