My affinity for mad people and madness

by phil on Saturday Jan 19, 2008 11:19 AM

I'm like a lint-grabber for insanity, craziness, and madness. I either seek fantastic arcs in myself or I cherish those who are bursting with it. Here's a quote from Jack Kerouac's On The Road that reminded me of this:

...and I shambled after as I've been doing all my life after people who interest me, because 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 and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes "Awww!"

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