Thursday, June 30, 2011

Charles Bukowski Quotes on Life and People

Charles Bukowski had an interesting take on life and people, one of the things that made his books so popular.  In these Charles Bukowski Quotes on Life and People, we encounter a man who is uneasy with the world and yet possesses great insights and humor when it comes to interacting with it.  After all, as well as grimness, poverty, and despair, Charles Bukowski books also contain wisdom and wit.  Whatever his failings may have been as a person, he did have a wonderful gift with words!

“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose.”

“There will always be something to ruin our lives, it all depends on what or which finds us first. We are always ripe and ready to be taken.”

“Before you kill something make sure you have something better to replace it with; something better than political opportunist slamming hate horse shit in the public park.”

“We have wasted History like a bunch of drunks shooting dice back in the men's crapper of the local bar.”

"Do you hate people?

I don't hate them...I just feel better when they're not around."

"Boring damned people. All over the earth. Propagating more boring damned people. What a horror show. The earth swarmed with them."

“Some people never go crazy, What truly horrible lives they must live”

"I was born to hustle roses down the avenue of the dead."

"There are only two things wrong with money: too much or too little."

“Sometimes you just have to pee in the sink”

 “I don't like jail, they got the wrong kind of bars in there”

“Joan of Arc had style. Jesus had style.”

“Humanity, you never had it to begin with.”

"In my next life I want to be a cat. To sleep 20 hours a day and wait to be fed. To sit around licking my ass."

"I went to the worst of bars
hoping to get killed but all I could do was to get drunk again."

“You begin saving the world by saving one person at a time; all else is grandiose romanticism or politics.”

"I feel strangely normal."

"I made practice runs down to skid row to get ready for my future."

"I never met another man I'd rather be. And even if that's a delusion, it's a lucky one."

"The more crap you believe, the better off you are."

"My ambition is handicapped by laziness"

"Life's as kind as you let it be."

"People who believe in politics are like people who believe in God: they are sucking wind through bent straws."

"You have to die a few times before you can really
live."

"Sometimes you climb out of bed in the morning and you think, I'm not going to make it, but you laugh inside — remembering all the times you've felt that way."

"My beerdrunk soul is sadder than all the dead Christmas trees of the world."

"When you clean up a city, you destroy it."

“The difference between a democracy and a dictatorship is that in a democracy you vote first and take orders later; in a dictatorship you don't have to waste your time voting.”

“That is what friendship means. Sharing the prejudice of experience.”

"I wasn't much of a petty thief. I wanted the whole world or nothing."

3 comments:

  1. Great! I always liked the peeing in the sink quote.

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  2. Yes, that's one of my favourites too! He was very good at producing quotable comments and writing!

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  3. Oh Buk, I'll see you in 43 years.

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