Q u O t E s
Allen Ginsberg: “Concentrate on what you want to say to yourself and your friends. Follow your inner moonlight; don't hide the madness. You say what you want to say when you don't care who's listening.”
Neal Cassady: “My prose has no individual style as such, but is rather an unspoken and still unexpressed groping toward the personal. There is something there that wants to come out; something of my own that must be said. Yet, perhaps, words are not the way for me.”
Jack Kerouac: "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."
William Burroughs: "Artists to my mind are the real architects of change, and not the political legislators who implement change after the fact."
THINGS WRITERS CAN LEARN FROM THE BEAT GENERATION
1. Naked self-expression is the seed of creativity.
2. The artist’s consciousness is expanded by derangement of the senses.
3. Art eludes conventional morality.