Charles Bukowski/Quotes

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  1. ping-ping-clicka

    ping-ping-clicka Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

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    Inspired by the Hunter S. Thompson Quotes post.

    It is strange having Bach Lute Music on, while collecting the Quotations Charles Bukowski, It's like not being so alone with out the bother of the rest of it.

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

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

    I don't hate people. I just feel better when they aren't around.

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

    “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.”

    “I never met another man I'd rather be. And even if that's a delusion, it's a lucky one.”

    “I will remember your small room, the feel of you, the light in the window, your records, your books, our morning coffee, our noons, our nights, our bodies spilled together, sleeping, the tiny flowing currents, immediate and forever. Your leg, my leg, your arm, my arm, your smile and the warmth of you who made me laugh again.”

    “I wasn't a misanthrope and I wasn't a misogynist but I liked being alone. It felt good to sit alone in a small space and smoke and drink. I had always been good company for myself.”

    “I wasn’t lonely. I experienced no self-pity. I was just caught up in a life in which I could find no meaning.”

    “the worst thing," he told me,
    "is bitterness, people end up so
    bitter.”
     

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    I don't know nuthin' about no Bukowski quotes but I'll offer this cool little number:

     
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    I read some CB back in the day.
    He is too depressing.
    Not for me.

    King
     
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    I hate Bukowski.
     
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    Don't worry about it he's dead. Hate something with a pulse then you know about suffering.
     
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    my friend Mitch took me to hear CB read. It was a good experience. I've read most of what he has written, heck, I enjoyed Barfly. A lot of my appreciation of CB is his understanding of the bowels of Los Angeles and the south bay which I came to know pretty well.

    There is a john gorka song that I relate to from my younger days... my wife says I avoid affluence...

     
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    Bukowski told me Hunter sucks, but off the record
     
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    I love Bukowski. I hate Hunter S Thompson.

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    He called his dink "The Purple Onion." What more need one know?
     
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    I once read that his epitaph reads, "Don't try."
     
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    for bukowski that would be a recommendation.
     
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    Love Bukowski. I think I've read every book he wrote. Here my favourite quote. I've even toyed with the idea of having this on a Tele pickguard.

    "If you're going to try, go all the way. Otherwise don't even start. This could mean losing girlfriends, wives, relatives, jobs. And maybe your mind. It could mean not eating for three or four days. It could mean freezing on a park bench. It could mean jail. It could mean derision. It could mean mockery, isolation. Isolation is the gift. All the others are a test of your endurance. Of how much you really want to do it. And you'll do it, despite rejection in the worst odds. And it will be better than anything else you can imagine. If you're going to try, go all the way. There is no other feeling like that. You will be alone with the gods. And the nights will flame with fire. You will ride life straight to perfect laughter. It's the only good fight there is.”
     
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    After Mark Twain and John Fante surely the best American writer (in the sense of actual writing chops and technique).
    Absolutely love the man.
     
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    I read Post Office when I was a teen and it blew me away. Somehow, it's still the only book of his I've read.
     
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    I heard Mickey Rourke stank to high heaven when he went into character for "Barfly." Imagine what the real deal must've smelled like.
     
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    Oh Yes
    there are worse things than
    being alone
    but it often takes decades
    to realize this
    and most often
    when you do
    it's too late
    and there's nothing worse
    than
    too late.

    ― Charles Bukowski
     
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    I'm not good at remembering quotes but I love Bukowski. I was obsessed with his work for a time. It was so raw, I was astounded. I'd like to dig back into his stuff. It is depressing, but it's not wrong.
     
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    I went a Buk reading back around '78/'79. We went to a bar afterwards and all was cool until he got really lit. He wanted to fight, argue, insult women, kinda outacontrol. We all got 86'd.
     
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