I read On the Road in maybe 1959. It changed my life like it changed everyone else's.
I have a new method of poetry. All you got to do is look over your notebooks... or lay down on a couch, and think of anything that comes into your head, especially the miseries. Then arrange in lines of two, three or four words each, don't bother about sentences, in sections of two, three or four lines each.
Howard Hughes was able to afford the luxury of madness, like a man who not only thinks he is Napoleon but hires an army to prove it.
Wales is the land of my fathers. And my fathers can have it.
Change, when it comes, cracks everything open.
A man begins cutting his wisdom teeth the first time he bites off more than he can chew.