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(16 August 1920 – 9 March 1994 / Andernach)

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often it is the only
thing
between you and
impossibility.
no drink,
no woman's love,
no wealth
can
match it.

Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003


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  • lina v (3/8/2008 11:51:00 AM)

    Writing by Charles Bukowski in its entirety:

    often it is the only
    thing
    between you and
    impossibility.
    no drink,
    no woman's love,
    no wealth
    can
    match it.
    nothing can save
    you
    except
    writing.
    it keeps the walls
    from
    failing.
    the hordes from
    closing in.
    it blasts the
    darkness.
    writing is the
    ultimate
    psychiatrist,
    the kindliest
    god of all the
    gods.
    writing stalks
    death.
    it knows no
    quit.
    and writing
    laughs
    at itself,
    at pain.
    it is the last
    expectation,
    the last
    explanation.
    that's
    what it
    is.

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  • Alex Klein (1/28/2008 1:47:00 AM)

    Me. Few wrods. Words that beg your potential. A good photo. No words. lots of those voices. But no major but. No stopping. just take the photo.

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