The best Quotes by Charles Bukowski

The best Quotes by Charles Bukowski

Henry Charles Bukowski (born Heinrich Karl Bukowski, August 16, 1920 – March 9, 1994) was a German-American poet, novelist, and short story writer. His writing was influenced by the social, cultural, and economic ambience of his adopted home city of Los Angeles.

Real loneliness is not necessarily limited to when you are alone.
We're all going to die, all of us, what a circus! That alone should make us love each other but it doesn't. We are terrorized and flattened by trivialities, we are eaten up by nothing.
You have to die a few times before you can really live.
Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead.
The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence.
Sometimes you climb out of bed in the morning and you think, I'm not going to make it, but you laugh inside — remembering all the times you've felt that way.
A love like that was a serious illness, an illness from which you never entirely recover.
"Do you hate people?"
"I don't hate them... I just feel better when they're not around."
My ambition is handicapped by laziness.
'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.
Sometimes you climb out of bed in the morning and you think, I'm not going to make it, but you laugh inside - remembering all the times you've felt that way.
Education also seemed to be a trap. The little education I had allowed myself had made me more suspicious. What were doctors, lawyers, and scientists? They were just men who allowed themselves to be deprived of their freedom to think and act as individuals.
It's necassary for me sometimes just to be alone and quiet and doing nothing.
'Baby,' I said, 'I'm a genius but nobody knows it but me.'
An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way.
Almost everybody is born a genius and buried an idiot.
This is presented as a work of fiction and dedicated to nobody.
She was consumed by 3 simple things:
drink, despair, loneliness; and 2 more:
youth and beauty.
That was all a man needed: hope. It was lack of hope that discouraged a man.
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.
Bad taste creates many more millionaires than good taste.
In my work, as a writer, I only photograph, in words, what I see.
If you want to know who your friends are, get yourself a jail sentence.
I don't like jail, they got the wrong kind of bars in there.

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That's L.A. They worship everything and they value nothing.
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Welcome to a city where people trying to disappear aren't actually trying.
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Harry, suffering like this proves you are still a man! This pain is part of being human.
Since when was genius found respectable?
You mean well, but leave me be
Yes, I'm alone, but I'm alone and free
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Statecraft is the art of attending to small matters as diligently as grand ones.
"You see, Momo," he told her one day, "it's like this: Sometimes, when you've a very long street ahead of you, you think how terribly long it is and feel sure you'll never get it swept."
He gazed silently into space before continuing.
"And then you start to hurry," he went on. "You work faster and faster, and every time you look up there seems to be just as much left to sweep as before, and you try even harder, and you panic, and in the end you're out of breath and have to stop - and still the street stretches away in front of you. That's not the way to do it."

He pondered a while. Then he said, "You must never think of the whole street at once, understand? You must only concentrate on the next step, the next breath, the next stroke of the broom, and the next, and the next. Nothing else."
Again he paused for thought before adding, "That way you enjoy your work, which is important, because then you make a good job of it. And that's how it ought to be."
Sometimes you must hurt in order to know, fall in order to grow, lose in order to gain. Because life's greatest lessons are learned through pain.
Well you can't never let anything happen to him. Then nothing would ever happen to him!
Dory in Finding Nemo
In the beginning of a jorney, no one knows what to expect. They might have a vague idea the road ahead could be rough. That's what makes new beginnings so exciting. You don't know what will happen until it's over.
Sam Gardner in Atypical - Season 4
There are many people in the country today who, through no fault of their own, are sane. Some of them were born sane. Some of them became sane later in their lives.
Who's the more foolish? The fool or the fool who follows him?
A mind needs books like a sword needs a whetstone.
Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones - Season 1 Episode 2
Being different isn't a bad thing. It means you're brave enough to be yourself.
That's the misery: Stupid people are so confident, the wise ones full of doubt.
Stop pitying yourself. Pity yourself, and life becomes an endless nightmare.
Osamu Dazai in Bungo Stray Dogs - Season 2 Episode 7

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