Ham On Rye Quotes

Quotes tagged as "ham-on-rye" (showing 1-6 of 6)
Charles Bukowski
“I had no interests. I had no interest in anything. I had no idea how I was going to escape. At least the others had some taste for life. They seemed to understand something that I didn’t understand. Maybe I was lacking. It was possible. I often felt inferior. I just wanted to get away from them. But there was no place to go. Suicide? Jesus Christ, just more work. I felt like sleeping for five years but they wouldn’t let me.”
Charles Bukowski

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

Charles Bukowski
“I read my books at night, like that, under the quilt with the overheated reading lamp. Reading all those good lines while suffocating. It was magic.”
Charles Bukowski

Charles Bukowski
“What good are you? What can you do? It has cost me a thousands of dollars to raise you, feed you, clothe you!

Suppose I left you here on the street? Then what would you do?" "Catch butterflies”
Charles Bukowski

Charles Bukowski
“People always talked about the good clean smell of fresh sweat. They had to make excuses for it. They never talked about the good clean smell of fresh shit. There was nothing really as glorious as a good beer shit - I mean after drinking twenty or twenty-five beers the night before. The odor of a beer shit like that spread all around and stayed for a good hour-and-a-half. It made you realize that you were really alive.”
Charles Bukowski, Ham on Rye

Charles Bukowski
“At the age of 25 most people were finished. A whole god-damned nation of assholes driving automobiles, eating, having babies, doing everything in the worst way possible, like voting for the presidential candidate who reminded them most of themselves.”
― Charles Bukowski, Ham on Rye”
Charles Bukowski, Ham on Rye