Charles Bukowski

(16 August 1920 – 9 March 1994 / Andernach)

Charles Bukowski Quotes

  • ''In the morning it was morning and I was still alive.''
    ― Charles Bukowski, Post Office
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  • ''“if you get married they think youre
    finished
    and if you are without a woman they think youre
    incomplete.”
    ''
    ― Charles Bukowski
  • ''“the tigers have found me
    and I do not care.”
    ''
    ― Charles Bukowski
  • ''“‎"she’ mad but she’
    magic. there’ no lie in her fire.”
    ''
    ― Charles Bukowski
  • ''“so its always a process of letting go, one way or another”
    ''
    ― Charles Bukowski, The Roominghouse Madrigals: Early Selected Poems, 1946-1966
  • ''“He asked, "What makes a man a writer?" "Well," I said, "its simple. You either get it down on paper, or jump off a bridge.”
    ''
    ― Charles Bukowski
  • ''“Any asshole can chase a skirt, art takes discipline.” ''
    ― Charles Bukowski
  • ''“nobody can save you but yourself and you’re worth saving. it’s a war not easily won but if anything is worth winning then this is it.”
    ''
    ― Charles Bukowski
  • ''“one can never be sure whether its good poetry or bad acid” ''
    ― Charles Bukowski, Love Is a Dog from Hell
  • ''“People are strange: They are constantly angered by trivial things, but on a major matter like totally wasting their lives, they hardly seem to notice.” ''
    ― 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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Rhyming Poem

the goldfish sing all night with guitars,
and the whores go down with the stars,
the whores go down with the stars

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