Quote of the Day: The Mad Ones.

Via Kate Bartolotta
on Feb 2, 2012
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“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 a wellness cheerleader, yogini storyteller, and self-care maven. She also writes for Huffington Post, Yoga International, Mantra Yoga+ Health, a beauty full mind, The Good Men Project, The Green Divas, The Body Project, Project Eve, Thought Catalog and Soulseeds. Kate's books are now available on Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.com. She is passionate about helping people fall in love with their lives. You can connect with Kate on Facebook and Instagram.


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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