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  • #1
    Charles Bukowski
    “You have to die a few times before you can really
    Charles Bukowski, The People Look Like Flowers at Last

  • #2
    Charles Bukowski
    “Do you hate people?”

    “I don't hate them...I just feel better when they're not around.”
    Charles Bukowski, Barfly

  • #3
    Charles Bukowski
    “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

  • #4
    Charles Bukowski
    “If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
    Charles Bukowski

  • #5
    Charles Bukowski
    “Boring damned people. All over the earth. Propagating more boring damned people. What a horror show. The earth swarmed with them.”
    Charles Bukowski

  • #6
    Paul Auster
    “It seems to me that I will always be happy in the place where I am not.”
    Paul Auster

  • #7
    Paul Auster
    “I had jumped off the edge, and then, at the very last moment, something reached out and caught me in midair. That something is what I define as love. It is the one thing that can stop a man from falling, powerful enough to negate the laws of gravity.”
    Paul Auster, Moon Palace
    tags: love

  • #8
    Paul Auster
    “Stories only happen to those who are able to tell them.”
    Paul Auster

  • #9
    Hermann Hesse
    “When someone seeks," said Siddhartha, "then it easily happens that his eyes see only the thing that he seeks, and he is able to find nothing, to take in nothing because he always thinks only about the thing he is seeking, because he has one goal, because he is obsessed with his goal. Seeking means: having a goal. But finding means: being free, being open, having no goal.”
    Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

  • #10
    Hermann Hesse
    “I live in my dreams — that's what you sense. Other people live in dreams, but not in their own. That's the difference.”
    Hermann Hesse, Demian. Die Geschichte von Emil Sinclairs Jugend

  • #11
    Hermann Hesse
    “I can think. I can wait. I can fast.”
    Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

  • #12
    Hermann Hesse
    “If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn't part of ourselves doesn't disturb us.”
    Hermann Hesse, Demian. Die Geschichte von Emil Sinclairs Jugend

  • #13
    Charles Bukowski
    “The difference between a democracy and a dictatorship is that in a democracy you vote first and take orders later; in a dictatorship you don't have to waste your time voting”
    Charles Bukowski

  • #14
    Charles Bukowski
    “if you get married they think you're
    and if you are without a woman they think you're
    Charles Bukowski

  • #15
    Charles Bukowski
    “Too often the people complain that they have done nothing with their
    lives and then they wait for somebody to tell them that this isn't so.”
    Charles Bukowski, What Matters Most is How Well You Walk Through the Fire

  • #16
    Charles Bukowski
    “the tigers have found me
    and I do not care.”
    Charles Bukowski

  • #17
    Charles Bukowski
    “Style is the answer to everything.
    A fresh way to approach a dull or dangerous thing
    To do a dull thing with style is preferable to doing a dangerous thing without it
    To do a dangerous thing with style is what I call art

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

    Not many have style
    Not many can keep style
    I have seen dogs with more style than men,
    although not many dogs have style.
    Cats have it with abundance.

    When Hemingway put his brains to the wall with a shotgun,
    that was style.
    Or sometimes people give you style
    Joan of Arc had style
    John the Baptist
    García Lorca.

    I have met men in jail with style.
    I have met more men in jail with style than men out of jail.
    Style is the difference, a way of doing, a way of being done.
    Six herons standing quietly in a pool of water,
    or you, naked, walking out of the bathroom without seeing me.”
    Charles Bukowski

  • #18
    Charles Bukowski
    “In the morning it was morning and I was still alive.”
    Charles Bukowski, Post Office

  • #19
    Charles Bukowski
    “There's a bluebird in my heart that
    wants to get out
    but I'm too tough for him,
    I say, stay in there, I'm not going
    to let anybody see

    there's a bluebird in my heart that
    wants to get out
    but I pur whiskey on him and inhale
    cigarette smoke
    and the whores and the bartenders
    and the grocery clerks
    never know that
    in there.
    there's a bluebird in my heart that
    wants to get out
    but I'm too tough for him,
    I say,
    stay down, do you want to mess
    me up?
    you want to screw up the
    you want to blow my book sales in

    there's a bluebird in my heart that
    wants to get out
    but I'm too clever, I only let him out
    at night sometimes
    when everybody's asleep.
    I say, I know that you're there,
    so don't be
    then I put him back,
    but he's singing a little
    in there, I haven't quite let him
    and we sleep together like
    with our
    secret pact
    and it's nice enough to
    make a man
    weep, but I don't
    weep, do you?”
    Charles Bukowski

  • #20
    Charles Bukowski
    “I felt like crying but nothing came out. it was just a sort of sad sickness, sick sad, when you can't feel any worse. I think you know it. I think everybody knows it now and then. but I think I have known it pretty often, too often.”
    Charles Bukowski, Tales of Ordinary Madness

  • #21
    Charles Bukowski
    “Yes Yes

    when God created love he didn't help most
    when God created dogs He didn't help dogs
    when God created plants that was average
    when God created hate we had a standard utility
    when God created me He created me
    when God created the monkey He was asleep
    when He created the giraffe He was drunk
    when He created narcotics He was high
    and when He created suicide He was low

    when He created you lying in bed
    He knew what He was doing
    He was drunk and He was high
    and He created the mountains and the sea and fire at the same time

    He made some mistakes
    but when He created you lying in bed
    He came all over His Blessed Universe.”
    Charles Bukowski

  • #22
    Charles Bukowski
    “It began as a mistake.”
    Charles Bukowski

  • #23
    Gautama Buddha
    “Three things can not hide for long: the Moon, the Sun and the Truth.”
    Gautama Buddha

  • #24
    Hermann Hesse
    “He has robbed me, yet he has given me something of greater value . . . he has given to me myself.”
    Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

  • #25
    Hermann Hesse
    “I have always believed, and I still believe, that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of value.”
    Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

  • #26
    Hermann Hesse
    “I called the world of phenomena an illusion, I called my eyes and my tongue and accident, valueless phenomena. No, that is all over; I have awakened, I have really awakened and have just been born today.”
    Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

  • #27
    Jean-Paul Sartre
    “Hell is—other people!”
    Jean-Paul Sartre, No Exit

  • #28
    Jean-Paul Sartre
    “So this is hell. I'd never have believed it. You remember all we were told about the torture-chambers, the fire and brimstone, the "burning marl." Old wives' tales! There's no need for red-hot pokers. Hell is—other people!”
    Jean-Paul Sartre, No Exit

  • #29
    Jean-Paul Sartre
    “Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does.
    It is up to you to give [life] a meaning.”
    Jean-Paul Sartre

  • #30
    Jean-Paul Sartre
    “We are our choices.”
    Jean-Paul Sartre

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