On the Road
by Jack Kerouac
On the Road Dissatisfaction Quotes
How we cite our quotes: Citations follow this format: (Part.Chapter.Paragraph)
Dean is the perfect guy for the road because he actually was born on the road, when his parents were passing through Salt Lake City in 1926, in a jalopy, on their way to Los Angeles. (I.1.1)
While Sal strives for motion, it is already a part of Dean’s character.
Although my aunt warned me that he would get me in trouble, I could hear a new call and see a new horizon, and believe it at my young age; and a little bit of trouble or even Dean’s eventual rejection of me as a buddy, putting me down, as he would later, on starving sidewalks and sickbeds – what did it matter? I was a young writer and I wanted to take off. (I.1.17)
Sal attributes his restlessness to the recklessness of youth.