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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)



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




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.



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

it does seemthe more we drinkthe better the wordsgo.



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

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





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.



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.



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?



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.




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.



Bukowski Quotes: "I see a brightportionunder the overhead lightthat shades intodarknessand then into darkerdarknessand I can't see beyond that."

I see a brightportionunder the overhead lightthat shades intodarknessand then into darkerdarknessand I can't see beyond that.



Bukowski Quotes: "The centuries are sprinkled with rare magicwith divine creatureswho help us get past the common and extraordinary ills that beset us"

The centuries are sprinkled with rare magicwith divine creatureswho help us get past the common and extraordinary ills that beset us



Bukowski Quotes: "all people start tocome apart finallyand there it is:just empty ashtrays in a roomor wisps of hair on a combin the dissolving moonlight."

all people start tocome apart finallyand there it is:just empty ashtrays in a roomor wisps of hair on a combin the dissolving moonlight.



Bukowski Quotes: "people need me. I fillthem. if they can't see mefor awhile the get desperate, they getsick.but if I see them too oftenI get sick. it's hard to feedwithout getting fed."

people need me. I fillthem. if they can't see mefor awhile the get desperate, they getsick.but if I see them too oftenI get sick. it's hard to feedwithout getting fed.



Bukowski Quotes: "having nothing to struggleagainstthey have nothing to strugglefor."

having nothing to struggleagainstthey have nothing to strugglefor.



Bukowski Quotes: "I remember yoursaying: "make itor break it."neither happened anditwon't."

I remember yoursaying: "make itor break it."neither happened anditwon't.



Bukowski Quotes: "The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts while the stupid one are full of confidence"."

The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts while the stupid one are full of confidence".



Bukowski Quotes: "It got so bad that Al thoughtmaybe it washimso he went to a shrinkand askedand the shrink said, "you're one of the sanest menI've ever met."poor Al.that made him feelworse than ever."

It got so bad that Al thoughtmaybe it washimso he went to a shrinkand askedand the shrink said, "you're one of the sanest menI've ever met."poor Al.that made him feelworse than ever.



Bukowski Quotes: "the worst thing, " he told me, "is bitterness, people end up sobitter."

the worst thing, " he told me, "is bitterness, people end up sobitter.



Bukowski Quotes: "Sometimes things are just what they seem to be and that's all there is to it."

Sometimes things are just what they seem to be and that's all there is to it.



Bukowski Quotes: "Are there good governments and bad governments? No, there are only bad governments and worse governments."

Are there good governments and bad governments? No, there are only bad governments and worse governments.



Bukowski Quotes: "the first place smelled like work, so I took the second"

the first place smelled like work, so I took the second



Bukowski Quotes: "You're the most unknown famous man I ever met"

You're the most unknown famous man I ever met



Bukowski Quotes: "We don’t even ask happiness, just a little less pain."

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



Bukowski Quotes: "I guess the only time most people think about injustice is when it happens to them."

I guess the only time most people think about injustice is when it happens to them.



Bukowski Quotes: "Can you remember who you were, before the world told you who you should be?"

Can you remember who you were, before the world told you who you should be?



Bukowski Quotes: "as the shadows assumeshapesI fight the slowretreatnowmy once-promisedwindlingdwindlingnowlighting new cigarettespouring moredrinksit has been a beautifulfightstillis."

as the shadows assumeshapesI fight the slowretreatnowmy once-promisedwindlingdwindlingnowlighting new cigarettespouring moredrinksit has been a beautifulfightstillis.



Bukowski Quotes: "I paid, got up, walkedto the door, openedit.I heard the mansay, "that guy'snuts."out on the street Iwalked northfeelingcuriouslyhonored."

I paid, got up, walkedto the door, openedit.I heard the mansay, "that guy'snuts."out on the street Iwalked northfeelingcuriouslyhonored.



Bukowski Quotes: "If I bet on humanity, I'd never cash a ticket."

If I bet on humanity, I'd never cash a ticket.



Bukowski Quotes: "no concept of danger, reality, flow or compassion. you can feel the despair escaping from their machines, their lives as hopeless and as numbed as yours."

no concept of danger, reality, flow or compassion. you can feel the despair escaping from their machines, their lives as hopeless and as numbed as yours.



Bukowski Quotes: "I know that some nightin some bedroomsoonmy fingers willriftthroughsoft cleanhairsongs such as no radioplaysall sadness, grinninginto flow."

I know that some nightin some bedroomsoonmy fingers willriftthroughsoft cleanhairsongs such as no radioplaysall sadness, grinninginto flow.



Bukowski Quotes: "crawled like a blind slug into the web"

crawled like a blind slug into the web



Bukowski Quotes: "there are so many dayswhen living stops and pulls up and sitsand waits like a train on the rails."

there are so many dayswhen living stops and pulls up and sitsand waits like a train on the rails.



Bukowski Quotes: "and love is a word usedtoo much andmuchtoo soon."

and love is a word usedtoo much andmuchtoo soon.



Bukowski Quotes: "regret is mostly caused by not havingdone anything."

regret is mostly caused by not havingdone anything.



Bukowski Quotes: "I have one problem, I don’t hate people. They disgust me and I want to get away from them. I do not have hatred. I have an escape mechanism."

I have one problem, I don’t hate people. They disgust me and I want to get away from them. I do not have hatred. I have an escape mechanism.




Bukowski Quotes: "I found the best thingI could dowas just to type awayat my own workand let the dyingdieas they always have."

I found the best thingI could dowas just to type awayat my own workand let the dyingdieas they always have.



Bukowski Quotes: "one doesn't even think ofthe liverand if the liverdoesn't think ofus, that'sfine."

one doesn't even think ofthe liverand if the liverdoesn't think ofus, that'sfine.



Bukowski Quotes: "when I drive the freeways I see the soul of humanity ofmy city and it's ugly, ugly, ugly: the living have choked theheartaway."

when I drive the freeways I see the soul of humanity ofmy city and it's ugly, ugly, ugly: the living have choked theheartaway.



Bukowski Quotes: "I often stood in front of the mirror alone, wondering how ugly a person could get."

I often stood in front of the mirror alone, wondering how ugly a person could get.



Bukowski Quotes: "I didn't know who tobelievebutone thing I doknow: when a man islivingmany claim relationshipsthat are hardlysoand after he dies, well, then it's everybody'sparty."

I didn't know who tobelievebutone thing I doknow: when a man islivingmany claim relationshipsthat are hardlysoand after he dies, well, then it's everybody'sparty.



Bukowski Quotes: "there's no clarity.there was never meant to be clarity."

there's no clarity.there was never meant to be clarity.



Bukowski Quotes: "Mëso të mos e shkatërrosh me fjalë atë çfarë ke ndërtuar me heshtje."

Mëso të mos e shkatërrosh me fjalë atë çfarë ke ndërtuar me heshtje.



Bukowski Quotes: "Genius could be the ability to say a profound thing in a simple way, or even to say a simple thing in a simpler way."

Genius could be the ability to say a profound thing in a simple way, or even to say a simple thing in a simpler way.



Bukowski Quotes: "sometimes all we need to be able to continue aloneare the deadrattling the wallsthat close us in."

sometimes all we need to be able to continue aloneare the deadrattling the wallsthat close us in.