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Charles Bukowski Quotes



Quotes by Charles Bukowski - (38 quotes)

Charles Bukowski - From the Ambition category:

- Factotum...
My ambition is handicapped by laziness. (Charles Bukowski)

Charles Bukowski - From the Artists category:

To create art means to be crazy alone forever. (Charles Bukowski)

Charles Bukowski - From the Blocks category:

Writing about a writer's block is better than not writing at all. (Charles Bukowski)

Charles Bukowski - From the Books category:

Without literature, life is hell. (Charles Bukowski)

Charles Bukowski - From the Burning category:

Unless the sun inside you is burning your gut, don't do it. (Charles Bukowski)

Charles Bukowski - From the Colour category:

Purple does something strange to me. (Charles Bukowski)

Charles Bukowski - From the Communication category:

- Betting on the Muse...
I was only photographing in words the reality of it all. (Charles Bukowski)

Charles Bukowski - From the Complaining category:

- What Matters Most ...
Too often the people complain that they have done nothing with their lives and then they wait for somebody to tell them that this isn't so. (Charles Bukowski)

Charles Bukowski - From the Creativity category:

The way to create art is to burn and destroy ordinary concepts and to substitute them with new truths that run down from the top of the head and out of the heart. (Charles Bukowski)

Charles Bukowski - From the Desire category:

- The Roominghouse Madrigals...
I want so much that is not here and do not know where to go. (Charles Bukowski)

Charles Bukowski - From the Difficulty category:

My whole life has been a matter of fighting for one simple hour to do what I want to do. There was always something getting in the way of my getting to myself. (Charles Bukowski)

Charles Bukowski - From the Doubt category:

When I begin to doubt my ability to work the word, I simply read another writer and know I have nothing to worry about. My contest is only with myself, to do it right, with power, and force, and delight, and gamble. (Charles Bukowski)

Charles Bukowski - From the Drunkenness category:

- Women...
That's the problem with drinking, I thought, as I poured myself a drink. If something bad happens you drink in an attempt to forget; if something good happens you drink in order to celebrate; and if nothing happens you drink to make something happen. (Charles Bukowski)

Charles Bukowski - From the Eccentricity category:

Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead. (Charles Bukowski)

Charles Bukowski - From the Exhaustion category:

Sometimes I get too exhausted to even feel bad. (Charles Bukowski)

Charles Bukowski - From the Fantasy category:

Fiction is an improvement on life. (Charles Bukowski)

Charles Bukowski - From the Fire category:

What matters most is how well you walk through the fire. (Charles Bukowski)

Charles Bukowski - From the Friendship category:

That's what friendship is, sharing the prejudice of experience. (Charles Bukowski)

Charles Bukowski - From the Genius category:

Genius might be the ability to say a profound thing in a simple way. (Charles Bukowski)

Charles Bukowski - From the Humanity category:

The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence. (Charles Bukowski)

Charles Bukowski - From the Life category:

We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us. (Charles Bukowski)

Charles Bukowski - From the Loneliness category:

I've never been lonely. I like myself. (Charles Bukowski)

Charles Bukowski - From the Love category:

Find what you love and let it kill you. (Charles Bukowski)

Charles Bukowski - From the Mirrors category:

There are times when those eyes inside your brain stare back at you. (Charles Bukowski)

Charles Bukowski - From the Mistakes category:

It began as a mistake. (Charles Bukowski)

Charles Bukowski - From the Money category:

There are only two things wrong with money: too much or too little. (Charles Bukowski)

Charles Bukowski - From the Obsession category:

There's no way I can stop writing, it's a form of insanity. (Charles Bukowski)

Charles Bukowski - From the Pets category:

- The Captain is Out to Lunch...
In my next life I want to be a cat. To sleep 20 hours a day and wait to be fed. To sit around licking my ass. (Charles Bukowski)

Charles Bukowski - From the Pets category:

- The Last Night of the Earth Poem...
Animals never worry about Heaven or Hell. Neither do I. Maybe that's why we get along. (Charles Bukowski)

Charles Bukowski - From the Poetry category:

Poetry is what happens when nothing else can. (Charles Bukowski)

Charles Bukowski - From the Politics category:

People who believe in politics are like people who believe in God: they are sucking wind through bent straws. (Charles Bukowski)

Charles Bukowski - From the Simplicity category:

An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way. (Charles Bukowski)

Charles Bukowski - From the Sleep category:

The best thing about the bedroom was the bed. I liked to stay in bed for hours, even during the day with covers pulled up to my chin. It was good in there, nothing ever occurred in there, no people, nothing. (Charles Bukowski)

Charles Bukowski - From the Style category:

Style is the answer to everything. / A fresh way to approach a dull or dangerous thing / To do a dull thing with style is preferable to doing a dangerous thing without it / To do a dangerous thing with style is what I call art. (Charles Bukowski)

Charles Bukowski - From the Taste category:

Bad taste makes more millionaires than good taste. (Charles Bukowski)

Charles Bukowski - From the Thinking category:

- Ham on Rye...
It seemed better to delay thinking. (Charles Bukowski)

Charles Bukowski - From the Words category:

It was a joy! Words weren't dull, words were things that could make your mind hum. If you read them and let yourself feel the magic, you could live without pain, with hope, no matter what happened to you. (Charles Bukowski)

Charles Bukowski - From the Writing category:

Writing is something that you don't know how to do. You sit down and it's something that happens, or it may not happen. So, how can you teach anybody how to write? It's beyond me... (Charles Bukowski)