Bukowski Quotes

We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us.
Oh well – some things work and some things don’t.
Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead.
Boring lives. I’m crazy all the time.
The free soul is rare, but you know it when you see it – basically because you feel good, very good, when you are near or with them.
I’ve known a few.
An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way.
Interesting perspective – makes you think.
You begin saving the world by saving one man at a time; all else is grandiose romanticism or politics.
And who needs politics?
Show me a man who lives alone and has a perpetually clean kitchen, and 8 times out of 9 I’ll show you a man with detestable spiritual qualities.
I’m alright then.
Genius might be the ability to say a profound thing in a simple way.
On the other hand it might not.
If you want to know who your friends are, get yourself a jail sentence.
How true that is. When things go wrong the true friends are right there.
If you’re losing your soul and you know it, then you’ve still got a soul left to lose.
Which is a lot more than a lot of people.
Of course it’s possible to love a human being if you don’t know them too well.
Humans stink.

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