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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Best Poem of Charles Bukowski

Alone With Everybody

the flesh covers the bone
and they put a mind
in there and
sometimes a soul,
and the women break
vases against the walls
and the men drink too
and nobody finds the
but keep
crawling in and out
of beds.
flesh covers
the bone and the
flesh searches
for more than

there's no chance
at all:
we are all trapped
by a singular

nobody ever finds
the one.

the city dumps fill
the junkyards fill
the madhouses fill
the hospitals fill
the graveyards...

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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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