A Directory of the Beat Generation
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*Jack Kerouac Alley (formerly Adler Alley or Adler Place) is a one-way alleyway in Chinatown, San Francisco, California that connects Grant Avenue and Columbus Avenue, running between "Vesuvio Cafe"
(255 Columbus Ave.) and Lawrence Ferlinghetti's "City Lights Books" (261 Columbus Ave.).
Richard Brautigan Quotes
"If you get hung up on everybody else's hang-ups, then the whole world's going to be nothing more than one huge gallows" -Richard Brautigan
"Probably the closest things to perfection are the huge absolutely empty holes that astronomers have recently discovered in space. If there's nothing there, how can anything go wrong?" -Richard Brautigan
"It's strange how the simple things in life go on while we become more difficult." -Richard Brautigan
"I didn't know the full dimensions of forever, but I knew it was longer than waiting for Christmas to come." -Richard Brautigan
"All of us have a place in history. Mine is clouds." -Richard Brautigan
"I'm in a constant process of thinking about things. I'll think about things for thirty or forty years before I'll write it." -Richard Brautigan
"The sun was like a huge 50-cent piece that someone had poured kerosene on and then had lit with a match, and said, "Here, hold this while I go get a newspaper," and put the coin in my hand, but never came back." -Richard Brautigan