Quotes by Bukowski (1 Viewer)

"There are worse things than being alone"

The very bestest!

An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way. -BUK
I meant this?

An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way. -BUK
I meant this?
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the only good poet

One retreat after another without peace.
talking about work, the 9-to-5, he called it, It's the sickest of all sick things. (and with a slight lisp - like a sssnake. wonderful.)
"All right, Mr. Chinaski. What word do you have for the Italian people?"
"Don't shout so much. And read Celine."

"No. Yes. No. No. I like Thomas Carlyle, Madame Butterfly and orange juice with the skins crushed in. I like red radios, car washes and crushed cigarette packages and Carson McCullers. No. NO! No. Yes, of course."
Shakespeare Never Did This

Father Luke

Founding member
If you hated her right off, it was better to fuck her right off; if you didn't, it was better to wait, then fuck her and hate her later on

- from "women: a novel"
"For all I have written, I seem to remain a monk fornicating a goose in a coal mine."- Letter responding to a suggestion of a complete bibliography in Screams From The Balcony
On becoming a writer:

It's a shot in the dark.
You take it, or you become a normal, civilized person from 8 to 5.
Get married. Have children. Christmas together.
Here comes Grandma...
"Hi Grandma, come on in. How are you?"
Shit, I couldn't take that.
I'd rather murder myself.
I think this one fits our current times:

"A recession is when your friends are out of jobs, a depression is when you're out of one."

- Living on Luck [Feb 19, 1975]
"style is a good tool to tell what you have to say but when you no longer have anything to say, style is a limp cock before the wondrous cunt of the universe." ---screams from the balcony


"The law is wrong; I am right"
"I have compassion for almost all the individuals of the world; at the same time, they repulse me."

"People, mostly, I can do without. They don't fill me, they empty me. I respect no man. I have a problem that way...I'm lying but believe me, it's true."
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