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Charles Bukowski Quotes: "I'm not dead yet, just in a state of rapid decay, who isn't?"

I'm not dead yet, just in a state of rapid decay, who isn't?





Charles Bukowski Quotes: "as a childi supposei was not quitenormal.my happiest times werewheni was left alone inthe house on asaturday."

as a childi supposei was not quitenormal.my happiest times werewheni was left alone inthe house on asaturday.





Charles Bukowski Quotes: "well, death says, as he walks by, I'm going to get you anyhow no matter what you've been: writer, cab-driver, pimp, butcher, sky-diver, I'm going to get you"

well, death says, as he walks by, I'm going to get you anyhow no matter what you've been: writer, cab-driver, pimp, butcher, sky-diver, I'm going to get you



Charles Bukowski Quotes: "The old gal was only another lonely creature in a world that didn’t care"

The old gal was only another lonely creature in a world that didn’t care



Charles Bukowski Quotes: "my poems are only bits of scratchingon the floor of acage."

my poems are only bits of scratchingon the floor of acage.




Charles Bukowski Quotes: "Animals are inspirational. They don’t know how to lie. They are natural forces."

Animals are inspirational. They don’t know how to lie. They are natural forces.



Charles Bukowski Quotes: "There is a blue bird in my heart that wants to get out."

There is a blue bird in my heart that wants to get out.



Charles Bukowski Quotes: "The total ugliness and indifference of the worst features of the human race come out in their driving habits."

The total ugliness and indifference of the worst features of the human race come out in their driving habits.



Charles Bukowski Quotes: "good weatheris likegood women—it doesn’t always happenand when it doesit doesn’talways last."

good weatheris likegood women—it doesn’t always happenand when it doesit doesn’talways last.





Charles Bukowski Quotes: "Potential, " I said, "doesn't mean a thing. You've got to do it. Almost every baby in a crib has more potential than I have."

Potential, " I said, "doesn't mean a thing. You've got to do it. Almost every baby in a crib has more potential than I have.




Charles Bukowski Quotes: "beware women grownoldwho were neveranything butyoung"

beware women grownoldwho were neveranything butyoung



Charles Bukowski Quotes: "for meobedience to another is the decay of self.for though every being is similareach being is differentand to herd our differencesunder one lawdegrades each self."

for meobedience to another is the decay of self.for though every being is similareach being is differentand to herd our differencesunder one lawdegrades each self.



Charles Bukowski Quotes: "the courage it took to get out of bed eachmorningto face the same thingsover and overwasenormous."

the courage it took to get out of bed eachmorningto face the same thingsover and overwasenormous.



Charles Bukowski Quotes: "that your power of commandwith simple language wasone of the magnificent things ofour century.(from the poem: result)"

that your power of commandwith simple language wasone of the magnificent things ofour century.(from the poem: result)



Charles Bukowski Quotes: "Finally there is nothing here for death to take away."

Finally there is nothing here for death to take away.



Charles Bukowski Quotes: "La mayoría de la muerte de la gente es una farsa, no queda en ellos nada que pueda morir"

La mayoría de la muerte de la gente es una farsa, no queda en ellos nada que pueda morir



Charles Bukowski Quotes: "of one hundred movies there's one that is fair, one that's good and ninety eight that are very bad. most movies start badly and steadily get worse"

of one hundred movies there's one that is fair, one that's good and ninety eight that are very bad. most movies start badly and steadily get worse



Charles Bukowski Quotes: "I am too sick to lay downthe sidewalks frighten methe whole damned city frightens me, what I will becomewhat I have becomefrightens me."

I am too sick to lay downthe sidewalks frighten methe whole damned city frightens me, what I will becomewhat I have becomefrightens me.



Charles Bukowski Quotes: "my gardenin the sun and in the rainand in the day and in the nightpain is a flowerpain is flowersblooming all the time."

my gardenin the sun and in the rainand in the day and in the nightpain is a flowerpain is flowersblooming all the time.



Charles Bukowski Quotes: "My heart is a thousand years old. I am not like other people."

My heart is a thousand years old. I am not like other people.



Charles Bukowski Quotes: "Existence was not only absurd, it was plain hard work. Think of how many times you put on your underwear in a lifetime. It was appalling, it was disgusting, it was stupid."

Existence was not only absurd, it was plain hard work. Think of how many times you put on your underwear in a lifetime. It was appalling, it was disgusting, it was stupid.



Charles Bukowski Quotes: "I drive around the streetsan inch away from weeping, ashamed of my sentimentality andpossible love."

I drive around the streetsan inch away from weeping, ashamed of my sentimentality andpossible love.



Charles Bukowski Quotes: "If something burns your soul with purpose and desire, it’s your duty to be reduced to ashes by it. Any other form of existence will be yet another dull book in the library of life."

If something burns your soul with purpose and desire, it’s your duty to be reduced to ashes by it. Any other form of existence will be yet another dull book in the library of life.



Charles Bukowski Quotes: "you shoulda known the entirety of the trap, a**hole, love means eventual painvictory means eventual defeatgrace means eventual slovenliness, there's no wayout...you see, youunderstand?"

you shoulda known the entirety of the trap, a**hole, love means eventual painvictory means eventual defeatgrace means eventual slovenliness, there's no wayout...you see, youunderstand?



Charles Bukowski Quotes: "I wish to weepbut sorrow isstupid.I wish to believebut belief is agraveyard."

I wish to weepbut sorrow isstupid.I wish to believebut belief is agraveyard.



Charles Bukowski Quotes: "it does seemthe more we drinkthe better the wordsgo."

it does seemthe more we drinkthe better the wordsgo.



Charles Bukowski Quotes: "there is always one woman to save you from another and as that woman saves you she makes ready to destroy"

there is always one woman to save you from another and as that woman saves you she makes ready to destroy



Charles Bukowski Quotes: "when I am feelinglowall i have to do iswatch my catsand mycouragereturns"

when I am feelinglowall i have to do iswatch my catsand mycouragereturns



Charles Bukowski Quotes: "Life wore a man out, wore a man thin.Tomorrow would be a better day."

Life wore a man out, wore a man thin.Tomorrow would be a better day.



Charles Bukowski Quotes: "I´ve given you my time. Its all I´ve got to give - its all any man has. And for a pitiful buck and a quarter an hour."

I´ve given you my time. Its all I´ve got to give - its all any man has. And for a pitiful buck and a quarter an hour.



Charles Bukowski Quotes: "my 6 foot goddessmakes me laughthe laughter of the mutilatedwho still needlove...she has saved mefrom everything that isnot here"

my 6 foot goddessmakes me laughthe laughter of the mutilatedwho still needlove...she has saved mefrom everything that isnot here



Charles Bukowski Quotes: "There's a light somewhere.It may not be much light butit beats the darkness."

There's a light somewhere.It may not be much light butit beats the darkness.



Charles Bukowski Quotes: "Most so-called brave people lack imagination. As though they can’t conceive of what would happen if something went wrong. The truly brave overcome their imagination and do what they have to do."

Most so-called brave people lack imagination. As though they can’t conceive of what would happen if something went wrong. The truly brave overcome their imagination and do what they have to do.



Charles Bukowski Quotes: "If you have the ability to love, love yourself first."

If you have the ability to love, love yourself first.



Charles Bukowski Quotes: "Dying should come easy:like a freight train youdon't hear whenyour back isturned."

Dying should come easy:like a freight train youdon't hear whenyour back isturned.



Charles Bukowski Quotes: "the people are the biggesthorror show on earth, have been forcenturies."

the people are the biggesthorror show on earth, have been forcenturies.




Charles Bukowski Quotes: "the price of creationis nevertoo high.the price of livingwith other peoplealwaysis."

the price of creationis nevertoo high.the price of livingwith other peoplealwaysis.



Charles Bukowski Quotes: "the world is better withoutthem.only the plants and the animals aretrue comrades.I drink to them and withthem."

the world is better withoutthem.only the plants and the animals aretrue comrades.I drink to them and withthem.



Charles Bukowski Quotes: "I didn't know if I was unhappy. I felt too miserable to be unhappy."

I didn't know if I was unhappy. I felt too miserable to be unhappy.



Charles Bukowski Quotes: "Why did I come here? I thought. Why is it always only a matter of choosing between something bad and something worse?"

Why did I come here? I thought. Why is it always only a matter of choosing between something bad and something worse?



Charles Bukowski Quotes: "the best part waspulling down theshadesstuffing the doorbellwith ragsputting the phonein therefrigeratorand going to bedfor 3 or 4days. and the next bestpartwasnobody evermissedme."

the best part waspulling down theshadesstuffing the doorbellwith ragsputting the phonein therefrigeratorand going to bedfor 3 or 4days. and the next bestpartwasnobody evermissedme.



Charles Bukowski Quotes: "Her one drink had Cecelia giggling and talking and she was explaining that animals had souls too. Nobody challenged her opinion. It was possible, we knew. What we weren't sure of was if we had any."

Her one drink had Cecelia giggling and talking and she was explaining that animals had souls too. Nobody challenged her opinion. It was possible, we knew. What we weren't sure of was if we had any.



Charles Bukowski Quotes: "and our few good times will be rare because we have the critical senseand are not easy to fool with laughter"

and our few good times will be rare because we have the critical senseand are not easy to fool with laughter



Charles Bukowski Quotes: "nothing can save you except writing. it keeps the walls from failing."

nothing can save you except writing. it keeps the walls from failing.