Neal Leon Cassady was an important figure of the Beat Generation of the 1950s. He also influenced the psychedelic and counterculture movements of the 1960s. Jack Kerouac bases his character 'Dean Moriarty' from his novel,'On The Road' on him. He later joined Ken Kesey's 'Merry Pranksters' and also took to drugs. In many of Kerouac's later works, Cassady was represented by the character 'Cody Pomeray.' He became an inspiration to his writer friends and also appeared in Allen Ginsberg's poems, other works of literature by several other writers. We have collected some famous Neal Cassady quotes and sayings from his life, observations, characters, and books inspired by him. Have a look at some of these quotes!
Billboards, billboards, drink this, eat that, use all manner of things, everyone, the best, the cheapest, the purest and most satisfying of all their available counterparts. Red lights flicker on every horizon, airplanes beware; cars flash by, more lights. Workers repair the gas main. Signs, signs, lights, lights, streets, streets.
I alone, as the sharer of their way of life, presented a replica of childhood.