WOMAN CHARLES BUKOWSKI QUOTES

“Find what you love and let it kill you.”

“Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead.”

“Genius might be the ability to say a profound thing in a simple way.”

“We don’t even ask happiness, just a little less pain.”

“The free soul is rare, but you know it when you see it – basically because you feel good, very good when you are near or with them.”

“The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence.”

“Some lose all mind and become soul, insane. Some lose all soul and become mind, intellectual. Some lose both and become accepted.”

“An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way.”

“I don’t hate people. I just feel better when they aren’t around.”

“What matters most is how well you walk through the fire.”

“An intellectual is a man who says a simple thing in a difficult way; an artist is a man who says a difficult thing in a simple way.”

“You have to die a few times before you can really live.”

“Invent yourself and then reinvent yourself.”

“We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us.”

“The difference between a democracy and a dictatorship is that in a democracy you vote first and take orders later; in a dictatorship you don’t have to waste your time voting.”

“We are like roses that have never bothered to bloom when we should have bloomed and it is as if the sun has become disgusted with waiting.”

“The free soul is rare, but you know it when you see it – basically because you feel good, very good when you are near or with them.”

“There is a loneliness in this world so great that you can see it in the slow movement of the hands of a clock.”

“If you’re going to try, go all the way. Otherwise, don’t even start.”

“I wanted the whole world or nothing.”

“What matters most is how well you walk through the fire.”

“Sometimes you just have to pee in the sink.”

“Nothing is worse than to finish a good shit, then reach over and find the toilet paper container empty. Even the most horrible human being on earth deserves to wipe his ass.”

“I was just a low-life derelict before I became a poet.”

“We are all alone and we are going to die. The only thing that’s worth anything is making one’s life touch as many people as possible.”

“I don’t think there is intelligent life on other planets. Why should other planets be any different from this one?”

“The difference between a madman and a professional is that a pro does as well as he can within what he has set out to do and a madman does exceptionally well at what he can’t help doing.”

“I wanted to write when I wanted to write, but I was always letting other people tell me what to do. It would just come off badly; it would come out like crap.”

“What’s the use of being a writer if you can’t annoy a few people now and then?”

“It’s better to do a dull thing with style than a dangerous thing without it.”