[Japhy, about a future movement of backpackers and how different they will be from Christian crusaders:] " .. I want my Dharma Bums to have springtime in their heads when the blooms are girling and the birds are dropping little fresh turds surprising cats who wanted to eat them a moment ago."
[Ray about Japhy:] "What hope, what human energy, what truly American optimism was packed in that neat little frame of his!"
[Ray, when things didn't work out well:] "But let the mind beware, that though the flesh be bugged, the circumstances of existence are pretty glorious."
[Japhy on meeting Ray:] "Oh I always meet my Bodhisattvas in the street!"