Charles Bukowski Quotes

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My ambition is handicapped by my laziness.

ambition laziness

Sexual intercourse is kicking death in the ass while singing.


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


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.


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

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Frankly, I was horrified by life, at what a man had to do simply in order to eat, sleep, and keep himself clothed. So I stayed in bed and drank. When you drank the world was still out there, but for the moment it didn't have you by the throat.