swimming in language sea

Just saw the DVD The Source about the Beats. Had to go and
find (and found) the points listed below which were
spoken in the movie by Johnny Depp. These tips make a nice
counterpoint to Garbl's (see below).

Belief & Technique for Modern Prose

by Jack Kerouac

1. Scribbled secret notebooks, and wild typewritten pages, for
yr own joy

2. Submissive to everything, open, listening

3. Try never get drunk outside yr own house

4. Be in love with yr life

5. Something that you feel will find its own form

6. Be crazy dumbsaint of the mind

7. Blow as deep as you want to blow

8. Write what you want bottomless from bottom of the mind

9. The unspeakable visions of the individual

10. No time for poetry but exactly what is

11. Visionary tics shivering in the chest

12. In tranced fixation dreaming upon object before you

13. Remove literary, grammatical and syntactical

14. Like Proust be an old teahead of time

15. Telling the true story of the world in interior

16. The jewel center of interest is the eye within the

17. Write in recollection and amazement for yourself

18. Work from pithy middle eye out, swimming in language

19. Accept loss forever

20. Believe in the holy contour of life

21. Struggle to sketch the flow that already exists intact in

22. Dont think of words when you stop but to see picture

23. Keep track of every day the date emblazoned in yr

24. No fear or shame in the dignity of yr experience, language

25. Write for the world to read and see yr exact pictures of

26. Bookmovie is the movie in words, the visual American

27. In praise of Character in the Bleak inhuman

28. Composing wild, undisciplined, pure, coming in from under,
crazier the better

29. You're a Genius all the time

30. Writer-Director of Earthly movies Sponsored & Angeled
in Heaven

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