Title Image - Quotes by Author Charles BukowskiPhoto Credit: WikiMedia Commons
quote by Charles Bukowski: Getting drunk was good. I decided that I would always like getting drunk. It took away the obvious and maybe if you could get away from the… with background image: photo of author Charles Bukowski with quote: Getting drunk was good. I decided that I would always like getting drunk. It took away the obvious a...

Getting drunk was good. I decided that I would always like getting drunk. It took away the obvious and maybe if you could get away from the obvious often enough, you wouldn't become so obvious yourself.

--Charles Bukowski
quote by Charles Bukowski: I had also read somewhere that if a man didn't truly believe or understand what he was espousing, somehow he could do a more convincing job. with background image: photo of author Charles Bukowski with quote: I had also read somewhere that if a man didn't truly believe or understand what he was espousing, so...

I had also read somewhere that if a man didn't truly believe or understand what he was espousing, somehow he could do a more convincing job.

--Charles Bukowski
quote by Charles Bukowski: Wherever the crowd goes run in the other direction. They're always wrong. with background image: photo of author Charles Bukowski with quote: Wherever the crowd goes run in the other direction. They're always wrong....

Wherever the crowd goes run in the other direction. They're always wrong.

--Charles Bukowski
quote by Charles Bukowski: To be young is the only religion. with background image: photo of author Charles Bukowski with quote: To be young is the only religion....

To be young is the only religion.

--Charles Bukowski
quote by Charles Bukowski: Death meant little to me. It was the last joke in a series of bad jokes. with background image: photo of author Charles Bukowski with quote: Death meant little to me. It was the last joke in a series of bad jokes....

Death meant little to me. It was the last joke in a series of bad jokes.

--Charles Bukowski
quote by Charles Bukowski: Bad writing's like bad women: there's just not much you can do about it. with background image: photo of author Charles Bukowski with quote: Bad writing's like bad women: there's just not much you can do about it....

Bad writing's like bad women: there's just not much you can do about it.

--Charles Bukowski
quote by Charles Bukowski: Escape from the black widow spider is a miracle as great as art. what a web she can weave slowly drawing you to her she'll embrace you then… with background image: photo of author Charles Bukowski with quote: Escape from the black widow spider is a miracle as great as art. what a web she can weave slowly dra...

Escape from the black widow spider is a miracle as great as art. what a web she can weave slowly drawing you to her she'll embrace you then when she's satisfied she'll kill you still in her embrace and suck the blood from you.

--Charles Bukowski
quote by Charles Bukowski: Unless the sun inside you is burning your gut, don't do it. with background image: photo of author Charles Bukowski with quote: Unless the sun inside you is burning your gut, don't do it....

Unless the sun inside you is burning your gut, don't do it.

--Charles Bukowski
quote by Charles Bukowski: If it doesn't come bursting out of you in spite of everything, don't do it. unless it comes unasked out of your heart and your mind and you… with background image: photo of author Charles Bukowski with quote: If it doesn't come bursting out of you in spite of everything, don't do it. unless it comes unasked ...

If it doesn't come bursting out of you in spite of everything, don't do it. unless it comes unasked out of your heart and your mind and your mouth and your gut, don't do it.

--Charles Bukowski
quote by Charles Bukowski: Places to hunt places to hide are getting harder to find, and pet canaries and goldfish too, did you notice that? with background image: photo of author Charles Bukowski with quote: Places to hunt places to hide are getting harder to find, and pet canaries and goldfish too, did you...

Places to hunt places to hide are getting harder to find, and pet canaries and goldfish too, did you notice that?

--Charles Bukowski
quote by Charles Bukowski: Love is a horse with a broken leg trying to stand while 45,000 people watch. with background image: photo of author Charles Bukowski with quote: Love is a horse with a broken leg trying to stand while 45,000 people watch....

Love is a horse with a broken leg trying to stand while 45,000 people watch.

--Charles Bukowski

quote by Charles Bukowski: Something had happened. The bath towels knew it, the bathtub and the toilet knew it. My father turned and walked out the door. He knew it. … with background image: photo of author Charles Bukowski with quote: Something had happened. The bath towels knew it, the bathtub and the toilet knew it. My father turne...

Something had happened. The bath towels knew it, the bathtub and the toilet knew it. My father turned and walked out the door. He knew it. It was my last beating. From him.

--Charles Bukowski
quote by Charles Bukowski: But isn't there always one good thing to look back on? think of how many cups of coffee we drank together. with background image: photo of author Charles Bukowski with quote: But isn't there always one good thing to look back on? think of how many cups of coffee we drank tog...

But isn't there always one good thing to look back on? think of how many cups of coffee we drank together.

--Charles Bukowski
quote by Charles Bukowski: I hated you when it would have taken less courage to love. with background image: photo of author Charles Bukowski with quote: I hated you when it would have taken less courage to love....

I hated you when it would have taken less courage to love.

--Charles Bukowski

quote by Charles Bukowski: But as God said, crossing his legs, I see where I have made plenty of poets but not so very much poetry. with background image: photo of author Charles Bukowski with quote: But as God said, crossing his legs, I see where I have made plenty of poets but not so very much poe...

But as God said, crossing his legs, I see where I have made plenty of poets but not so very much poetry.

--Charles Bukowski
quote by Charles Bukowski: There's a light somewhere. It may not be much light but it beats the darkness. with background image: photo of author Charles Bukowski with quote: There's a light somewhere. It may not be much light but it beats the darkness....

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

--Charles Bukowski
quote by Charles Bukowski: It will rain all this night and we will sleep transfixed by the dark water as our blood runs through our fragile life. with background image: photo of author Charles Bukowski with quote: It will rain all this night and we will sleep transfixed by the dark water as our blood runs through...

It will rain all this night and we will sleep transfixed by the dark water as our blood runs through our fragile life.

--Charles Bukowski
quote by Charles Bukowski: Since some people had told me that I was ugly, I always preferred shade to the sun, darkness to light. with background image: photo of author Charles Bukowski with quote: Since some people had told me that I was ugly, I always preferred shade to the sun, darkness to ligh...

Since some people had told me that I was ugly, I always preferred shade to the sun, darkness to light.

--Charles Bukowski
quote by Charles Bukowski: It is all ash and dry leaves and grief gone like an ocean liner. with background image: photo of author Charles Bukowski with quote: It is all ash and dry leaves and grief gone like an ocean liner....

It is all ash and dry leaves and grief gone like an ocean liner.

--Charles Bukowski
quote by Charles Bukowski: I got up and walked back to my roominghouse. The moonlight was bright. My footsteps echoed in the empty street and it sounded as if somebod… with background image: photo of author Charles Bukowski with quote: I got up and walked back to my roominghouse. The moonlight was bright. My footsteps echoed in the em...

I got up and walked back to my roominghouse. The moonlight was bright. My footsteps echoed in the empty street and it sounded as if somebody was following me, I looked around. I was mistaken. I was quite alone.

--Charles Bukowski
quote by Charles Bukowski: Erections,  Ejaculations, Exhibitions and General Tales of Ordinary Madness. with background image: photo of author Charles Bukowski with quote: Erections,  Ejaculations, Exhibitions and General Tales of Ordinary Madness....

Erections, Ejaculations, Exhibitions and General Tales of Ordinary Madness.

--Charles Bukowski
quote by Charles Bukowski: You've got to rise from the floor alone or fall back alone. with background image: photo of author Charles Bukowski with quote: You've got to rise from the floor alone or fall back alone....

You've got to rise from the floor alone or fall back alone.

--Charles Bukowski
quote by Charles Bukowski: I'm going to open another vottle. not a vottle, but a bottle. you open it and I'll drink it. and you try to write as much as I did without … with background image: photo of author Charles Bukowski with quote: I'm going to open another vottle. not a vottle, but a bottle. you open it and I'll drink it. and you...

I'm going to open another vottle. not a vottle, but a bottle. you open it and I'll drink it. and you try to write as much as I did without falling off of your chair.

--Charles Bukowski

quote by Charles Bukowski: One can never be sure whether it's good poetry or bad acid. with background image: photo of author Charles Bukowski with quote: One can never be sure whether it's good poetry or bad acid....

One can never be sure whether it's good poetry or bad acid.

--Charles Bukowski
quote by Charles Bukowski: I had decided against religion a couple of years back. If it were true, it made fools out of people, or it drew fools. And if it weren't tr… with background image: photo of author Charles Bukowski with quote: I had decided against religion a couple of years back. If it were true, it made fools out of people,...

I had decided against religion a couple of years back. If it were true, it made fools out of people, or it drew fools. And if it weren't true, the fools were all the more foolish. What I need is a good doctor, I thought. You either lived or died.

--Charles Bukowski
quote by Charles Bukowski: For a man of 55 who didn't get laid until he was 23 and not very often until he was 50 I think that I should stay listed via Pacific Teleph… with background image: photo of author Charles Bukowski with quote: For a man of 55 who didn't get laid until he was 23 and not very often until he was 50 I think that ...

For a man of 55 who didn't get laid until he was 23 and not very often until he was 50 I think that I should stay listed via Pacific Telephone until I get as much as the average man has had.

--Charles Bukowski
quote by Charles Bukowski: The whole world is caught in her glance and at last the universe is magnificent. with background image: photo of author Charles Bukowski with quote: The whole world is caught in her glance and at last the universe is magnificent....

The whole world is caught in her glance and at last the universe is magnificent.

--Charles Bukowski
quote by Charles Bukowski: Keep your money in your pocket. Or bet it on a good horse. with background image: photo of author Charles Bukowski with quote: Keep your money in your pocket. Or bet it on a good horse....

Keep your money in your pocket. Or bet it on a good horse.

--Charles Bukowski
quote by Charles Bukowski: Stay with the beer. beer is continuous blood. a continuous lover. with background image: photo of author Charles Bukowski with quote: Stay with the beer. beer is continuous blood. a continuous lover....

Stay with the beer. beer is continuous blood. a continuous lover.

--Charles Bukowski

quote by Charles Bukowski: Once a woman turns against you, forget it. They can love you, then something turns in them. They can watch you dying in a gutter, run over … with background image: photo of author Charles Bukowski with quote: Once a woman turns against you, forget it. They can love you, then something turns in them. They can...

Once a woman turns against you, forget it. They can love you, then something turns in them. They can watch you dying in a gutter, run over by a car, and they'll spit on you.

--Charles Bukowski
quote by Charles Bukowski: Learn, he says, that there will be hours, days and months ahead of feeling absolutely terrible and nothing can change that; neither new gir… with background image: photo of author Charles Bukowski with quote: Learn, he says, that there will be hours, days and months ahead of feeling absolutely terrible and n...

Learn, he says, that there will be hours, days and months ahead of feeling absolutely terrible and nothing can change that; neither new girlfriends, health professionals, changes of diet, dope, humility, or God.

--Charles Bukowski
quote by Charles Bukowski: In a more universal sense, we only get one thing. You know...a head stone if we're lucky; if not, green grass. with background image: photo of author Charles Bukowski with quote: In a more universal sense, we only get one thing. You know...a head stone if we're lucky; if not, gr...

In a more universal sense, we only get one thing. You know...a head stone if we're lucky; if not, green grass.

--Charles Bukowski
quote by Charles Bukowski: I'm too careless. I don't put out enough effort. I'm tired. with background image: photo of author Charles Bukowski with quote: I'm too careless. I don't put out enough effort. I'm tired....

I'm too careless. I don't put out enough effort. I'm tired.

--Charles Bukowski
quote by Charles Bukowski: I don't carry notebooks and I don't consciously store ideas. I try not to think that I am a writer and I am pretty good at doing that. I do… with background image: photo of author Charles Bukowski with quote: I don't carry notebooks and I don't consciously store ideas. I try not to think that I am a writer a...

I don't carry notebooks and I don't consciously store ideas. I try not to think that I am a writer and I am pretty good at doing that. I don't like writers, but then I don't like insurance salesmen either.

--Charles Bukowski
quote by Charles Bukowski: This incompleteness is all we have. with background image: photo of author Charles Bukowski with quote: This incompleteness is all we have....

This incompleteness is all we have.

--Charles Bukowski
quote by Charles Bukowski: I wait on my fix:
I am a poetry junkie. with background image: photo of author Charles Bukowski with quote: I wait on my fix:
I am a poetry junkie....

I wait on my fix:
I am a poetry junkie.

--Charles Bukowski
quote by Charles Bukowski: Knowledge is knowing as little as possible. with background image: photo of author Charles Bukowski with quote: Knowledge is knowing as little as possible....

Knowledge is knowing as little as possible.

--Charles Bukowski
quote by Charles Bukowski: We only asked for leopards to guard our thinning dreams. with background image: photo of author Charles Bukowski with quote: We only asked for leopards to guard our thinning dreams....

We only asked for leopards to guard our thinning dreams.

--Charles Bukowski
quote by Charles Bukowski: You've got to know when to let a woman go if you want to keep her, and if you don't want to keep her you let her go anyhow so it's always a… with background image: photo of author Charles Bukowski with quote: You've got to know when to let a woman go if you want to keep her, and if you don't want to keep her...

You've got to know when to let a woman go if you want to keep her, and if you don't want to keep her you let her go anyhow so it's always a process of letting go, one way or the other.

--Charles Bukowski
quote by Charles Bukowski: I am a dolt of a man, easily made happy or even stupidly happy almost without cause and left alone I am mostly content. with background image: photo of author Charles Bukowski with quote: I am a dolt of a man, easily made happy or even stupidly happy almost without cause and left alone I...

I am a dolt of a man, easily made happy or even stupidly happy almost without cause and left alone I am mostly content.

--Charles Bukowski


Longer Version:

Love is a form of prejudice. You love what you need, you love what makes you feel good, you love what is convenient. How can you say you love one person when there are ten thousand people in the world that you would love more if you ever met them? But you'll never meet them. All right, so we do the best we can. Granted. But we must still realize that love is just the result of a chance encounter. Most people make too much of it. On these grounds a good fuck is not to be entirely scorned. But that's the result of a chance meeting too. You're damned right. Drink up. We'll have another.


quote by Charles Bukowski: Beauty is nothing, beauty won't stay. You don't know how lucky you are to be ugly, because if people like you, you know it's for something … with background image: photo of author Charles Bukowski with quote: Beauty is nothing, beauty won't stay. You don't know how lucky you are to be ugly, because if people...

Beauty is nothing, beauty won't stay. You don't know how lucky you are to be ugly, because if people like you, you know it's for something else.

--Charles Bukowski
quote by Charles Bukowski: I no longer want it all, just some comfort and some sex and some minor love. with background image: photo of author Charles Bukowski with quote: I no longer want it all, just some comfort and some sex and some minor love....

I no longer want it all, just some comfort and some sex and some minor love.

--Charles Bukowski

quote by Charles Bukowski: You can't overestimate the stupidity of the general public. with background image: photo of author Charles Bukowski with quote: You can't overestimate the stupidity of the general public....

You can't overestimate the stupidity of the general public.

--Charles Bukowski
quote by Charles Bukowski: LSD, yeah, the big parade -- everybody's doin' it now. Take LSD, then you are a poet, an intellectual. What a sick mob. I am building a mac… with background image: photo of author Charles Bukowski with quote: LSD, yeah, the big parade -- everybody's doin' it now. Take LSD, then you are a poet, an intellectua...

LSD, yeah, the big parade -- everybody's doin' it now. Take LSD, then you are a poet, an intellectual. What a sick mob. I am building a machine gun in my closet now to take out as many of them as I can before they get me.

--Charles Bukowski
quote by Charles Bukowski: My 6 foot goddess makes me laugh the laughter of the mutilated who still need love... she has saved me from everything that is not here. with background image: photo of author Charles Bukowski with quote: My 6 foot goddess makes me laugh the laughter of the mutilated who still need love... she has saved ...

My 6 foot goddess makes me laugh the laughter of the mutilated who still need love... she has saved me from everything that is not here.

--Charles Bukowski
quote by Charles Bukowski: People don't need love. What they need is success in one form or another. It can be love but it needn't be. with background image: photo of author Charles Bukowski with quote: People don't need love. What they need is success in one form or another. It can be love but it need...

People don't need love. What they need is success in one form or another. It can be love but it needn't be.

--Charles Bukowski
quote by Charles Bukowski: Most people are not ready for death, theirs or anybody elses. with background image: photo of author Charles Bukowski with quote: Most people are not ready for death, theirs or anybody elses....

Most people are not ready for death, theirs or anybody elses.

--Charles Bukowski


quote by Charles Bukowski: The streets were full of insane and dull people. Most of them lived in nice houses and didn't seem to work, and you wondered how they did i… with background image: photo of author Charles Bukowski with quote: The streets were full of insane and dull people. Most of them lived in nice houses and didn't seem t...

The streets were full of insane and dull people. Most of them lived in nice houses and didn't seem to work, and you wondered how they did it.

--Charles Bukowski
quote by Charles Bukowski: I was beaten down long ago in some alley in another world. with background image: photo of author Charles Bukowski with quote: I was beaten down long ago in some alley in another world....

I was beaten down long ago in some alley in another world.

--Charles Bukowski
quote by Charles Bukowski: 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 ge… with background image: photo of author Charles Bukowski with quote: Of one hundred movies there's one that is fair, one that's good and ninety eight that are very bad. ...

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
quote by Charles Bukowski: The park grass looked greener, the park benches looked better and the flowers were trying harder. with background image: photo of author Charles Bukowski with quote: The park grass looked greener, the park benches looked better and the flowers were trying harder....

The park grass looked greener, the park benches looked better and the flowers were trying harder.

--Charles Bukowski
quote by Charles Bukowski: In New York you've got to have all the luck. with background image: photo of author Charles Bukowski with quote: In New York you've got to have all the luck....

In New York you've got to have all the luck.

--Charles Bukowski
quote by Charles Bukowski: And then there are some who believe that old relationships can be revived and made new again. but please if you feel that way don't phone d… with background image: photo of author Charles Bukowski with quote: And then there are some who believe that old relationships can be revived and made new again. but pl...

And then there are some who believe that old relationships can be revived and made new again. but please if you feel that way don't phone don't write don't arrive.

--Charles Bukowski
quote by Charles Bukowski: I met a genius on the train today about 6 years old, he sat beside me and as the train ran down along the coast we came to the ocean and th… with background image: photo of author Charles Bukowski with quote: I met a genius on the train today about 6 years old, he sat beside me and as the train ran down alon...

I met a genius on the train today about 6 years old, he sat beside me and as the train ran down along the coast we came to the ocean and then he looked at me and said, it's not pretty.

--Charles Bukowski
quote by Charles Bukowski: The ladies usually go for the biggest damn fool they can find; that is why the human race stands where it does today: we have bred the clev… with background image: photo of author Charles Bukowski with quote: The ladies usually go for the biggest damn fool they can find; that is why the human race stands whe...

The ladies usually go for the biggest damn fool they can find; that is why the human race stands where it does today: we have bred the clever and lasting Casanovas, all hollow inside, like the chocolate Easter bunnies we foster upon our poor children.

--Charles Bukowski
quote by Charles Bukowski: I never pump up my vulgarity. I wait for it to arrive in its own terms. with background image: photo of author Charles Bukowski with quote: I never pump up my vulgarity. I wait for it to arrive in its own terms....

I never pump up my vulgarity. I wait for it to arrive in its own terms.

--Charles Bukowski
quote by Charles Bukowski: What were you going to do tonight? I was going to listen to the songs of Rachmaninoff. Who's that? A dead Russian. with background image: photo of author Charles Bukowski with quote: What were you going to do tonight? I was going to listen to the songs of Rachmaninoff. Who's that? A...

What were you going to do tonight? I was going to listen to the songs of Rachmaninoff. Who's that? A dead Russian.

--Charles Bukowski
quote by Charles Bukowski: Love is for real men. with background image: photo of author Charles Bukowski with quote: Love is for real men....

Love is for real men.

--Charles Bukowski

quote by Charles Bukowski: Why does a man destroy himself or what destroys him? I would have to judge that suicide is mostly the tool of the thinking man. The right t… with background image: photo of author Charles Bukowski with quote: Why does a man destroy himself or what destroys him? I would have to judge that suicide is mostly th...

Why does a man destroy himself or what destroys him? I would have to judge that suicide is mostly the tool of the thinking man. The right to suicide should be the same as the right to love.

--Charles Bukowski
quote by Charles Bukowski: Bullfighting can be an art Boxing can be an art Loving can be an art Opening a can of sardines can be an art. with background image: photo of author Charles Bukowski with quote: Bullfighting can be an art Boxing can be an art Loving can be an art Opening a can of sardines can b...

Bullfighting can be an art Boxing can be an art Loving can be an art Opening a can of sardines can be an art.

--Charles Bukowski
quote by Charles Bukowski: It's not so much that nothing means anything but more that it keeps meaning nothing. there's no release, just gurus and self- appointed god… with background image: photo of author Charles Bukowski with quote: It's not so much that nothing means anything but more that it keeps meaning nothing. there's no rele...

It's not so much that nothing means anything but more that it keeps meaning nothing. there's no release, just gurus and self- appointed gods and hucksters. the more people say, the less there is to say. even the best books are dry sawdust.

--Charles Bukowski
quote by Charles Bukowski: I have been treated better than I should have been -- -not by life in general nor by the machinery of things but by women. with background image: photo of author Charles Bukowski with quote: I have been treated better than I should have been -- -not by life in general nor by the machinery o...

I have been treated better than I should have been -- -not by life in general nor by the machinery of things but by women.

--Charles Bukowski
quote by Charles Bukowski: I mean, say that you figure that everything is senseless, then it can't be quite senseless because you are aware that it's senseless and yo… with background image: photo of author Charles Bukowski with quote: I mean, say that you figure that everything is senseless, then it can't be quite senseless because y...

I mean, say that you figure that everything is senseless, then it can't be quite senseless because you are aware that it's senseless and your awareness of senselessness almost gives it sense. You know what I mean?

--Charles Bukowski
quote by Charles Bukowski: Before you kill something make sure you have something better to replace it with. with background image: photo of author Charles Bukowski with quote: Before you kill something make sure you have something better to replace it with....

Before you kill something make sure you have something better to replace it with.

--Charles Bukowski


quote by Charles Bukowski: I am a series of small victories and large defeats. with background image: photo of author Charles Bukowski with quote: I am a series of small victories and large defeats....

I am a series of small victories and large defeats.

--Charles Bukowski

Longer Version:

I am a series of small victories and large defeats and I am as amazed as any other that I have gotten from there to here.


quote by Charles Bukowski: I was fighting a small fight of my own which wasn't leading 
anywhere-but like a man with a bent spoon trying to dig through a cement wall… with background image: photo of author Charles Bukowski with quote: I was fighting a small fight of my own which wasn't leading 
anywhere-but like a man with a bent sp...

I was fighting a small fight of my own which wasn't leading
anywhere-but like a man with a bent spoon trying to dig through a cement wall I knew that a small fight was better than quitting: it
kept the heart alive.

--Charles Bukowski
quote by Charles Bukowski: Anybody can be a non-drunk. It takes a special talent to be a drunk. It takes endurance. Endurance is more important than truth. with background image: photo of author Charles Bukowski with quote: Anybody can be a non-drunk. It takes a special talent to be a drunk. It takes endurance. Endurance i...

Anybody can be a non-drunk. It takes a special talent to be a drunk. It takes endurance. Endurance is more important than truth.

--Charles Bukowski

quote by Charles Bukowski: I can see where creation often stops while the body still lives and often does not care to. the death of life before life dies. with background image: photo of author Charles Bukowski with quote: I can see where creation often stops while the body still lives and often does not care to. the deat...

I can see where creation often stops while the body still lives and often does not care to. the death of life before life dies.

--Charles Bukowski
quote by Charles Bukowski: People who believe in politics are like people who believe in God: they are sucking wind through bent straws. with background image: photo of author Charles Bukowski with quote: People who believe in politics are like people who believe in God: they are sucking wind through ben...

People who believe in politics are like people who believe in God: they are sucking wind through bent straws.

--Charles Bukowski
quote by Charles Bukowski: I wasn't sleeping on the streets at night. Of course, there were a lot of good people sleeping in the streets. They weren't fools, they jus… with background image: photo of author Charles Bukowski with quote: I wasn't sleeping on the streets at night. Of course, there were a lot of good people sleeping in th...

I wasn't sleeping on the streets at night. Of course, there were a lot of good people sleeping in the streets. They weren't fools, they just didn't fit into the needed machinery of the moment. And those needs kept altering.

--Charles Bukowski
quote by Charles Bukowski: Even the stove and the refrigerator looked human, I mean good human -- they seemed to have arms and voices and they said, hang around, kid,… with background image: photo of author Charles Bukowski with quote: Even the stove and the refrigerator looked human, I mean good human -- they seemed to have arms and ...

Even the stove and the refrigerator looked human, I mean good human -- they seemed to have arms and voices and they said, hang around, kid, it's good here, it can be very good here.

--Charles Bukowski
quote by Charles Bukowski: It's good to have things done with when they don't work it's also good not to hate or even forget the person you've failed with. with background image: photo of author Charles Bukowski with quote: It's good to have things done with when they don't work it's also good not to hate or even forget th...

It's good to have things done with when they don't work it's also good not to hate or even forget the person you've failed with.

--Charles Bukowski
quote by Charles Bukowski: The wisest thing to do if you're living in hell is to make yourself comfortable. with background image: photo of author Charles Bukowski with quote: The wisest thing to do if you're living in hell is to make yourself comfortable....

The wisest thing to do if you're living in hell is to make yourself comfortable.

--Charles Bukowski
quote by Charles Bukowski: I suppose like others I have come through fire and sword, love gone wrong, head-on crashes, drunk at sea, and I have listened to the simple… with background image: photo of author Charles Bukowski with quote: I suppose like others I have come through fire and sword, love gone wrong, head-on crashes, drunk at...

I suppose like others I have come through fire and sword, love gone wrong, head-on crashes, drunk at sea, and I have listened to the simple sound of water running in tubs and wished to drown.

--Charles Bukowski
quote by Charles Bukowski: Drinking is another way of thinking, another way of living. It gives you two lives instead of one. with background image: photo of author Charles Bukowski with quote: Drinking is another way of thinking, another way of living. It gives you two lives instead of one....

Drinking is another way of thinking, another way of living. It gives you two lives instead of one.

--Charles Bukowski
quote by Charles Bukowski: When a writer is swayed with his fame and his fortune, you can float him down the river with the turds. with background image: photo of author Charles Bukowski with quote: When a writer is swayed with his fame and his fortune, you can float him down the river with the tur...

When a writer is swayed with his fame and his fortune, you can float him down the river with the turds.

--Charles Bukowski
quote by Charles Bukowski: Don't ever write a novel unless it hurts like a hot turd coming out. with background image: photo of author Charles Bukowski with quote: Don't ever write a novel unless it hurts like a hot turd coming out....

Don't ever write a novel unless it hurts like a hot turd coming out.

--Charles Bukowski
quote by Charles Bukowski: Take a writer away from his typewriter and all you have left is the sickness which started him typing in the beginning. with background image: photo of author Charles Bukowski with quote: Take a writer away from his typewriter and all you have left is the sickness which started him typin...

Take a writer away from his typewriter and all you have left is the sickness which started him typing in the beginning.

--Charles Bukowski
quote by Charles Bukowski: I am aware that a computer can't create a poem, but neither can a typewriter. with background image: photo of author Charles Bukowski with quote: I am aware that a computer can't create a poem, but neither can a typewriter....

I am aware that a computer can't create a poem, but neither can a typewriter.

--Charles Bukowski
quote by Charles Bukowski: When I was a boy I used to dream of becoming the village idiot. I used to lie in bed and imagine myself the happy idiot able to get food ea… with background image: photo of author Charles Bukowski with quote: When I was a boy I used to dream of becoming the village idiot. I used to lie in bed and imagine mys...

When I was a boy I used to dream of becoming the village idiot. I used to lie in bed and imagine myself the happy idiot able to get food easily ...and easy sympathy, a planned confusion of not too much love or effort. some would claim that I have succeeded.

--Charles Bukowski
quote by Charles Bukowski: I'm very clever
at
hiding poems
perhaps more
clever than I
am
at
writing
them. with background image: photo of author Charles Bukowski with quote: I'm very clever
at
hiding poems
perhaps more
clever than I
am
at
writing
them....

I'm very clever
at
hiding poems
perhaps more
clever than I
am
at
writing
them.

--Charles Bukowski
quote by Charles Bukowski: If you're going to try, go all the way. Otherwise, don't even start. with background image: photo of author Charles Bukowski with quote: If you're going to try, go all the way. Otherwise, don't even start....

If you're going to try, go all the way. Otherwise, don't even start.

--Charles Bukowski
quote by Charles Bukowski: My greatest problem was stamps, envelopes, paper and wine, with the world on the edge of World War II. with background image: photo of author Charles Bukowski with quote: My greatest problem was stamps, envelopes, paper and wine, with the world on the edge of World War I...

My greatest problem was stamps, envelopes, paper and wine, with the world on the edge of World War II.

--Charles Bukowski

quote by Charles Bukowski: Those faces you see every day on the streets were not created entirely without hope: be kind to them: like you they have not escaped. with background image: photo of author Charles Bukowski with quote: Those faces you see every day on the streets were not created entirely without hope: be kind to them...

Those faces you see every day on the streets were not created entirely without hope: be kind to them: like you they have not escaped.

--Charles Bukowski
quote by Charles Bukowski: Love is a fog that burns with the first daylight of reality. with background image:

Love is a fog that burns with the first daylight of reality.

--Charles Bukowski

Know a quote that we are missing? Please use our suggest a quote form below and let us know. Thank YOU for visiting -- we wish you a perfect day!