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Favorite Charles Bukowski Quotes

Comes off as slightly melancholic

  1. Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead.
  2. 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.
  3. My ambition is handicapped by laziness
  4. An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way.
  5. If you’re losing your soul and you know it, then you’ve still got a soul left to lose
  6. Real loneliness is not necessarily limited to when you are alone.
  7. I loved you like a man loves a woman he never touches, only writes to, keeps little photographs of.
  8. A love like that was a serious illness, an illness from which you never entirely recover.
  9. Poetry is what happens when nothing else can.
  10. Of course it’s possible to love a human being if you don’t know them too well.
  11. People with no morals often considered themselves more free, but mostly they lacked the ability to feel or love.
  12. I stopped looking for a Dream Girl, I just wanted one that wasn’t a nightmare.
  13. We don’t even ask happiness, just a little less pain
  14. You begin saving the world by saving one man at a time; all else is grandiose romanticism or politics
  15. There are times when those eyes inside your brain stare back at you.

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