Charles Bukowski

(16 August 1920 – 9 March 1994 / Andernach)

Charles Bukowski Quotes

  • ''“I guess the only time most people think about injustice is when it happens to them.”
    ― Charles Bukowski, Ham on Rye
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  • ''“There are only two things wrong with money: too much or too little.” ''
    ― Charles Bukowski, The Captain is Out to Lunch and the Sailors Have Taken Over the Ship
  • ''“i was born to hustle roses down the avenue of the dead.”
    ― Charles Bukowski
  • ''“People empty me. I have to get away to refill.”
    ― Charles Bukowski
  • ''“I wasnt much of a petty thief. I wanted the whole world or nothing.”
    ― Charles Bukowski, Post Office
  • ''“purple does something strange to me”
    ― Charles Bukowski, The People Look Like Flowers at Last
  • ''“animals never worry about Heaven or Hell. neither do I. maybe thats why we get along”
    ― Charles Bukowski, The Last Night of the Earth Poems
  • ''“unless the sun inside you is burning your gut, dont do it”
    ― Charles Bukowski

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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
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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