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All a guy needed was a chance. Somebody was alway controlling who got a chance and who didn't.


Charles Bukowski

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one of the mos...
CHARLES BUKOWSKI
If you want to know who your friends are, get yourself a jail sentence.
CHARLES BUKOWSKI
I didn't have any friends at school, didn't want any. I felt better being alone. I sat on a bench an...
CHARLES BUKOWSKI
dogs and angels are not
very far apart
CHARLES BUKOWSKI
there is a place in the heart that
will never be filled

a space

and even ...
CHARLES BUKOWSKI
If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose.
CHARLES BUKOWSKI
Lighting new cigarettes,
pouring more
drinks.

It has been a beautiful
fi...
CHARLES BUKOWSKI
I had a dream about you. I opened your chest like a cabinet, it had doors, and when I opened the doo...
CHARLES BUKOWSKI
be it peace or happiness
let it enfold you
CHARLES BUKOWSKI
Beware
Those Who
Are ALWAYS
READING
BOOKS
CHARLES BUKOWSKI
jan was an excellent fuck...she had a tight pussy and she took it like it was a knife that was killi...
CHARLES BUKOWSKI
I wasn't much of a petty thief. I wanted the whole world or nothing.
CHARLES BUKOWSKI
There's nothing unusual about love.
CHARLES BUKOWSKI
God knows I am not too hippy. Perhaps because I am too much around the hip and I fear fads for, like...
CHARLES BUKOWSKI
Women were meant to suffer; no wonder they asked for constant declarations of love.
CHARLES BUKOWSKI
Courage comes from the belly - all else is desperation.
CHARLES BUKOWSKI
It was sad, it was sad, it was sad. When Betty came back we didn't sing or laugh, or even argue. We ...
CHARLES BUKOWSKI
Can you remember who you were, before the world told you who you should be?
CHARLES BUKOWSKI
Sex is kicking death in the ass while singing.
CHARLES BUKOWSKI
Understand me. I’m not like an ordinary world. I have my madness, I live in another dimension and ...
CHARLES BUKOWSKI
Sometimes you climb out of bed in the morning and you think, I'm not going to make it, but you laugh...
CHARLES BUKOWSKI
Do you hate people?”

“I don't hate them...I just feel better when they're not around.
CHARLES BUKOWSKI
Well, people got attatched. Once you cut the umbilical cord they attatched to the other things. Sigh...
CHARLES BUKOWSKI
I killed four flies while waiting. Damn, death was everywhere. Man, bird, beast, reptile, rodent, in...
CHARLES BUKOWSKI
I went to the worst of bars hoping to get killed but all I could do was to get drunk again.
CHARLES BUKOWSKI
Drinking is an emotional thing. It joggles you out of the standardism of everyday life, out of every...
CHARLES BUKOWSKI
I can relax with bums because I am a bum. I don't like laws, morals, religions, rules. I don'...
CHARLES BUKOWSKI
There are women who can make you feel more with their bodies and their souls, but these are the exac...
CHARLES BUKOWSKI
We don’t even ask happiness, just a little less pain.
CHARLES BUKOWSKI
I do not like the human race. I don't like their heads, I don't like their faces, I don'...
CHARLES BUKOWSKI
The telephone is needed for
Emergency purposes only
These people are not
Emergencies,...
CHARLES BUKOWSKI
If you have the ability to love, love yourself first.
CHARLES BUKOWSKI
when we were kids
laying around the lawn
on our
bellies

we often talked CHARLES BUKOWSKI
There are worse things than being alone,
CHARLES BUKOWSKI
you boys can keep your virgins
give me hot old women in high heels
with asses that forgo...
CHARLES BUKOWSKI
If you're going to try, go all the way. Otherwise, don't even start. This could mean losing girlfrie...
CHARLES BUKOWSKI
He asked, "What makes a man a writer?" "Well," I said, "it's simple. You either get it down on paper...
CHARLES BUKOWSKI
What a weary time those years were -- to have the desire and the need to live but not the ability.
CHARLES BUKOWSKI
The thing that I fear discriminating against is humor and truth.
CHARLES BUKOWSKI
Most poets are young simply because they have not been caught up. Show me an old poet, and I'll ...
CHARLES BUKOWSKI
Style is the answer to everything.
A fresh way to approach a dull or dangerous thing
To do...
CHARLES BUKOWSKI
My flesh looked like it wasn't trying. It looked like it hated being part of me.
CHARLES BUKOWSKI
My objection to war was not that I had to kill somebody or be killed senselessly, that hardly matter...
CHARLES BUKOWSKI
they thought that writing had
something to do with
the politics of the
thing.
CHARLES BUKOWSKI
another hot summer night as I sit here and play at being a writer again. and the worst thing of cour...
CHARLES BUKOWSKI
Living too long takes more than time
CHARLES BUKOWSKI
But you know, my former life as a bibliophile, it possibly kept me from murdering somebody, myself i...
CHARLES BUKOWSKI
of one hundred movies there's one that is fair, one that's good and ninety eight that are very bad. ...
CHARLES BUKOWSKI