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. She doesn't know how to behave with all the apples and ibexes. She doesn't suffer from her eight million freckles, she loves them! Like a rolling stone, Kate gathers no moss. Kate loves kale, being barefoot, Dr. Seuss, singing too loudly, gallivanting, palindromes, blackberries and has far too many books for her own good. When she's not writing, you can find her practicing yoga, running in the woods, playing with her kids, devouring a book, planting dandelions, changing the world and doing her dishes. Kate does not play the accordion. She is a massage therapist, writer and a compassionate friend to all. This year Kate aspires to finally give up on learning to knit and will instead spend that time putting a little bit more of her heart on the page. Connect with Kate on Facebook and Twitter


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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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