Continuing our elaboration of Jack Kerouac’s Belief and Technique for Modern Prose.

jack Kerouac writing quotes

Be crazy dumbsaint of the mind

Your mind is amazing. Yes, it might be obsessive, fearful, and unruly. But learn to have fun with it. Take it out for walks. Let it off the leash. Feed it a variety of information—music, art, poetry, adventure, nature. Stay away from junk TV and internet garbage.

Rejoice in your mind! It’s limitless. Let it go crazy on the page and see what happens. Write like a zealot. Make us believers.

Happy writing,


What’s your favorite way to stimulate your mind?