Charles Bukowski

(16 August 1920 – 9 March 1994 / Andernach)

Charles Bukowski Quotes

  • ''“If youre losing your soul and you know it, then youve still got a soul left to lose” ''
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  • ''“Real loneliness is not necessarily limited to when you are alone.”''
    Charles Bukowski
  • ''“Some lose all mind and become soul,insane.
    some lose all soul and become mind, intellectual.
    some lose both and become accepted” ''
    Charles Bukowski
  • ''“I loved you like a man loves a woman he never touches, only writes to, keeps little photographs of.” ''
    Charles Bukowski, Love is a Dog from Hell
  • ''“being alone never felt right. sometimes it felt good, but it never felt right.” ''
    Charles Bukowski, Women
  • ''“I felt like crying but nothing came out. it was just a sort of sad sickness, sick sad, when you cant 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
  • ''“Boring damned people. All over the earth. Propagating more boring damned people. What a horror show. The earth swarmed with them.” ''
    Charles Bukowski
  • ''“I will remember the kisses
    our lips raw with love
    and how you gave me
    everything you had
    and how I
    offered you what was left of
    me,
    and I will remember your small room
    the feel of you
    the light in the window
    your records
    your books
    our morning coffee
    our noons our nights
    our bodies spilled together
    sleeping
    the tiny flowing currents
    immediate and forever
    your leg my leg
    your arm my arm
    your smile and the warmth
    of you
    who made me laugh
    again.” ''
    Charles Bukowski
  • ''“the free soul is rare, but you know it when you see it - basically because you feel good, very good, when you are near or with them.”''
    Charles Bukowski, Tales of Ordinary Madness
  • ''“those who escape hell
    however
    never talk about
    it
    and nothing much
    bothers them
    after
    that.” ''
    Charles Bukowski

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Best Poem of Charles Bukowski

A Smile To Remember

we had goldfish and they circled around and around
in the bowl on the table near the heavy drapes
covering the picture window and
my mother, always smiling, wanting us all
to be happy, told me, 'be happy Henry!'
and she was right: it's better to be happy if you
can
but my father continued to beat her and me several times a week while
raging inside his 6-foot-two frame because he couldn't
understand what was attacking him from within.

my mother, poor fish,
wanting to be happy, beaten two or three times a
week, telling me to be happy: 'Henry, ...

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These Things

these things that we support most well
have nothing to do with up,
and we do with them
out of boredom or fear or money
or cracked intelligence;
our circle and our candle of light
being small,
so small we cannot bear it,
we heave out with Idea

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