Charles Bukowski quotes

"The problem was you had to keep choosing between one evil or another, and no matter what you chose, they sliced a little bit more off you, until there was nothing left. At the age of 25 most people were finished. A whole god-damned nation of assholes driving automobiles, eating, having babies, doing everything in the worst way possible, like voting for the presidential candidates who reminded them most of themselves. I had no interests. I had no interest in anything. I had no idea how I was going to escape. At least the others had some taste for life. They seemed to understand something that I didn't understand. Maybe I was lacking. It was possible. I often felt inferior. I just wanted to get away from them. But there was no place to go."
Ham on Rye, 1982

“You have to die a few times before you can really 
― Charles BukowskiThe People Look Like Flowers at Last

“Boring damned people. All over the earth. Propagating more boring damned people. What a horror show. The earth swarmed with them.” 

“Of course it's possible to love a human being if you don't know them too well.” 

"Ako môžeš povedať, že miluješ výlučne jednu osobu? Na svete je možno stovka ďalších ľudí, ktorých by si miloval viac, len ich nikdy v živote nestretneš." Charles Bukowski

“How in the hell could a man enjoy being awakened at 8:30 a.m. by an alarm clock, leap out of bed, dress, force-feed, shit, piss, brush teeth and hair, and fight traffic to get to a place where essentially you made lots of money for somebody else and were asked to be grateful for the opportunity to do so? ” 
― Charles BukowskiFactotum

“if you get married they think you're 
and if you are without a woman they think you're 

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


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