Today was Neal Cassady's birthday. it's also a full moon and the date on which the Boy Scouts were founded. Here are some Cassady quotes:

"The secret of the fuse is to think of the soul and not the ego. It took the Chinese years to discover swallowing tadpoles by the dozens doesn't make for effective contraceptives."

"This Eyetalian --or was it E? --opened a pack of Camels upsidedown, impressed even me."

"I swore, for all those Saddiday nights I missed when I was in San Quentin I'd stay up every Saturday night for two full years to make up."

(Excerpts from the movie: "Neal Cassady In The Backhouse," filmed by Page Browning at La Honda, California in 1965.)