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From the Past: Change the World

Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The trouble-makers. The round heads in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status-quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify, or vilify them. But the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.

~ Jack Kerouac

originally posted Monday, May 7, 2007

This is one of my very favorite quotes. I have a lot of favorites, but try to limit my very favorites.



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5 thoughts on “From the Past: Change the World Leave a comment

  1. I immediately wanted to copy and paste this and send it to my superintendent. He’s got some ideas that some people think are “crazy.” Many of us are hopeful that we will continue in the direction he is leading us. Love this quote!


  2. I love it! Makes me wanna read Jack Kerouac. I never have. So much rhythm and so much…truth!!! Thanks for sharing this gem. 🙂

    I’ve just stumbled across your site. Seems to be chock-full of good stuff for teachers. I’ll spread the word!

    Betsy Parkes


  3. such an appropriate quote for the budget cut craziness that is going on in education….I with there were more “crazies” out there that could find some good, some real solutions.


  4. One of my favorite commercials EVER is the old Apple Computers commercial that uses this quote. It is so moving. (I don’t know why I even have favorite commercials, but my other favorites include the “Be Like Mike” Gatorade commercial and the Nike commercial that uses the song “Instant Karma”) I think that quote awakens the rebel in me who is just crazy enough to think things can be different if we just believe it enough to act.


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