Charles Bukowski: The quotes and me…

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“If you’re going to try, go all the way.
Otherwise, don’t even start.
This could mean losing girlfriends, wives, relatives and maybe even your mind. It could mean not eating for three or four days.
It could mean freezing on a park bench. It could mean jail. It could mean derision.
It could mean mockery–isolation. Isolation is the gift.
All the others are a test of your endurance, of how much you really want to do it.
And, you’ll do it, despite rejection and the worst odds. And it will be better than anything else you can imagine. If you’re going to try, go all the way.
There is no other feeling like that.
You will be alone with the gods, and the nights will flame with fire
You will ride life straight to perfect laughter.
It’s the only good fight there is.”

“We are here to drink beer.
We are here to kill war.
We are here to laugh at the
odds and live our lives so
well that Death will tremble to take us.”

“Some lose all mind and become soul,insane.
some lose all soul and become mind, intellectual.
some lose both and become accepted”

“She’s Mad But She’s Magic, There’s No Lie in Her Fire” 

“Understand me. I’m not like an ordinary world. I have my madness, I live in another dimension and I do not have time for things that have no soul.”


“If you have the ability to love, love yourself first.”