Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Magnificent

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

12 comments:

Sugar Magnolia said...

Ooh. I am writing this down in my journal. Oh and after you're done with the Uma Thurman dance. Try the A Night at the Roxbury dance to "What is Love?" :D

Deeksha said...

Jack Kerouac=kindered soul

Srishti said...

This is awesome! Just confirming if my interpretation is right- it means that the author likes people who have a super-hot desire for everything, like they want everything so bad that they go crazy over it? And that u should have a passion for everything u do? RIGHT?

Riddhi G.D said...

The quote is fabulous, obviously, but, but but, You're BACK! =D

ramya sriram said...

brilliant quote.

Tangled up in blue... said...

Sugar Magnolia, I love it, too. The quote, not the song. Strangely, they play "What is love?" in my gym every morning. :D

Deeksha, oh yeah!

Riddhi, hell yeah! :)

ramya, I think its absolutely fabulous, too!

Srishti, I think he means to say that he prefers people who are recklessly passionate to those who bottle that passion up. Oh and btw, Jack Kerouac was reportedly schizophrenic, so it figures that he shud think this. ;)

She makes me think. said...

Nice. :)

She makes me think. said...

@K - " I think he means to say that he prefers people who are recklessly passionate to those who bottle that passion up."

you put it so wonderfully..

Tangled up in blue... said...

SMMT, he was schizophrenic too! ;) :D not so uncomfortable any more na? :)

T. said...

you wana know my current fave quote?

"The weirder you're going to behave, the more normal you should look. It works in reverse, too. When I see a kid with green hair and three or four rings in his nose, I know there is absolutely nothing extraordinary about that person."
- P J O'Rourke

you like?

Tangled up in blue... said...

I do like it, but I've read it before! :P

T. said...

now how do u know that one? it was supposed to be top secret :P *sarcasm* (in case u dont get it!)