I Love Charles Bukowski

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    A Radio With Guts

    A RADIO WITH GUTS by Charles Bukowski it was on the 2nd floor on Coronado Street I used to get drunk and throw the radio through the window while it was playing, and, of course, it would break the glass in the window and the radio would sit there on the roof still playing and I...
    IAMNOWHERE IAMNOWHERE
    36-40, F
    1 Response Oct 18, 2010

    "Some moments are nice,

    some are nicer, some are even worth writing about." ...Charles Bukowski
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    1 Response Feb 16

    "That's the problem with drinking I thought,

    as I poured myself a drink. If something bad happens you drink in attempt to forget; if something good happens you drink to celebrate; if nothing happens you drink to make something happen."
    aburns aburns
    26-30, F
    Sep 28, 2014

    My Two Favorite Charles Bukowski Quotes

    1. She's mad but she is magic. There's no lie in her fire. 2. What matters most is how well you walk through the fire
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    26-30
    Nov 25, 2013

    The Genius Of The Crowd

    there is enough treachery, hatred violence absurdity in the average human being to supply any given army on any given day and the best at murder are those who preach against it and the best at hate are those who preach love and the best at war finally are those who preach peace...
    arenaissancewoman arenaissancewoman
    31-35, F
    Feb 20, 2013

    a legend never to be forgotten.

    ..my fav tattoo of all...
    wrecked85 wrecked85
    31-35, F
    Feb 4

    "I was drawn to all the wrong things: I liked

    to drink, I was lazy, I didn't have a god, politics, ideas, ideals. I was settled into nothingness; a kind of non-being, and I accepted it. I didn't make for an interesting person. I didn't want to be interesting, it was too hard. What I really wanted was only a soft, hazy space...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Oct 25, 2015

    One of My Favorites...full of Advice

    so you want to be a writer by charles bukowski   if it doesn't come bursting out of you in spite of everything, don't do it. unless it comes unasked out of your heart and your mind and your mouth and your gut, don't do it. if you have to sit for hours staring at...
    heavensloss heavensloss
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Oct 31, 2008

    "The problem with the world is

    that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence." And both of different souls are able to relieve the heart during specific moments.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Oct 25, 2015

    I Like People, But I like Them Better When They're Not Around

    I love watching Barfly whenever it shows up on tv. I never realized it was based on Bukowski until recently. I just bought Post Office . Its great. I am going to read Women next. I have been a Tom Waits fan for years and now know that he is a fan as well. His early records...
    NorthernDancer NorthernDancer
    46-50, M
    Mar 9, 2008

    “You just rebel against everything.

    How are you going to survive? I don't know. I'm already tired.” - Bukowski
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Oct 10, 2015
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Jun 10, 2014

    “We're all going to die,

    all of us, what a circus! That alone should make us love each other but it doesn't. We are terrorized and flattened by trivialities, we are eaten up by nothing.” Charles Bukowski
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Mar 25, 2014
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    1 Response Oct 13, 2015

    "I had noticed that both in the very poor

    and very rich extremes of society the mad were often allowed to mingle freely." ...Charles Bukowski, Ham on Rye
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    1 Response Feb 1

    The Best Of The Beats

    I bought my first book of Charles Bukowski short stories way back in the 1970s. Its title –Erections, Ejaculations, Exhibitions and General Tales of Ordinary Madness- was irresistible, and I was hooked from the first page. I have since read all of Bukowski’s published works...
    amberdextrous amberdextrous
    51-55, M
    3 Responses Feb 28, 2012

    "I was blessed with a crappy life,

    that's all." ...Charles Bukowski
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    Mar 5

    "The problem was you had to keep choosing

    between one evil or another, and no matter what you chose, they sliced a little bit more off you, until there was nothing left. At the age of 25 most people were finished. A whole god-damned nation of a$$holes driving automobiles, eating, having babies, doing everything in the...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Oct 25, 2015

    The Crunch too much too little too fat too

    thin or nobody. laughter or tears haters lovers strangers with faces like the backs of thumb tacks armies running through streets of blood waving winebottles bayoneting and ******* virgins. an old guy in a cheap room with a photograph of M. Monroe. there is a loneliness in...
    dezoed dezoed
    22-25
    2 Responses Feb 3, 2014

    “there are worse things

    than being alone but it often takes decades to realize this and most often when you do it’s too late and there’s nothing worse than too late” Charles Bukowski
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Mar 25, 2014
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jul 3, 2015

    There are moments when the pure truth is more

    important than anything else and you are completely open to everything despite the consequences, either it's loss or death. Why? The fear is absent. Even the slightest untangible trembling is not there. You penetrate all the walls. The power of knowledge and intellect, dry...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Oct 9, 2015

    "You begin saving the world by saving one man

    at a time; all else is grandiose romanticism or politics." ...Charles Bukowski
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    Feb 17

    Roll the dice if you're going to try,

    go all the way. otherwise, don't even start.
    spacemonkeyea spacemonkeyea
    18-21, F
    Aug 27, 2014

    “For those who believe in God,

    most of the big questions are answered. But for those of us who can't readily accept the God formula, the big answers don't remain stone-written. We adjust to new conditions and discoveries. We are pliable. Love need not be a command nor faith a dictum. I am my own god. We are...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Aug 5, 2014

    It seems like there is a Bukowski quote

    for every aspect of my life! Aside from Bukowski, I love Henry Miller, Anais Nin, Hunter S. Thompson. Who else do you guys dig?
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response May 8, 2015

    Bluebird

    there's a bluebird in my heart that wants to get out but I'm too tough for him, I say, stay in there, I'm not going to let anybody see you. there's a bluebird in my heart that wants to get out but I pour whiskey on him and inhale cigarette smoke and the ****** and the...
    takethislife takethislife
    31-35, F
    1 Response Feb 21, 2013
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    1 Response Oct 9, 2015

    A cranky alcoholic bum.

    But rich as hell. No better way to be.
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    Nov 6, 2015
    moonman77 moonman77
    46-50, M
    Jul 4, 2015

    "I am my own God. We are here to unlearn the

    teachings of the church, state, and our education system. 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."
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jul 3, 2015

    Bukowski did nothing

    but smoke, drink, **** and become the best poet America ever had.
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    1 Response Oct 19, 2015

    “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.” ― Charles Bukowski
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Mar 25, 2014

    we are always asked to understand the other

    person's viewpoint no matter how out-dated foolish or obnoxious. one is asked to view their total error their life-waste with kindliness, especially if they are aged. but age is the total of our doing. they have aged badly because they have lived out of focus, they have...
    dispossessed dispossessed
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Aug 20, 2014

    Sometimes You Just Have to Pee In the Sink

    "The problem was you had to keep choosing between one evil or another, and no matter what you chose, they sliced a little bit more off you, until there was nothing left. At the age of 25 most people were finished. A whole god-damned nation of ******** driving automobiles...
    trippinbillies trippinbillies
    22-25, F
    Aug 31, 2009

    If you're losing your soul

    and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Dec 14, 2015

    He writes tough because he is

    so sensitive, don't you think? To push out the feelings..
    Gallantio Gallantio
    36-40, M
    1 Response Feb 4

    (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 much and nobody finds the one but keep looking crawling in and out of beds. flesh covers the bone and the flesh searches for more than flesh. there?s no...
    sjroo00 sjroo00
    31-35, F
    Jul 9, 2015

    I was kind of dating this weird guy in college

    and he was super into Bukowski. The first book I read was "Ham on Rye", a kind of memoir about his early childhood and teenage years. Then I started picking up his poetry and short stories. I have been a devoted fan ever since.
    nonolover nonolover
    41-45, F
    1 Response Feb 1

    Dinosauria, We

    Born like this Into this As the chalk faces smile As Mrs. Death laughs As the elevators break As political landscapes dissolve As the supermarket bag boy holds a college degree As the oily fish spit out their oily prey As the sun is masked We are Born like this Into...
    takethislife takethislife
    31-35, F
    Feb 21, 2013
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