Posts tagged Bukowski

When I was young I was depressed all the time. But suicide no longer seemed a possibility in my life. At my age there was very little left to kill. It was good to be old, no matter what they said. It was reasonable that a man had to be at least 50 years old before he could write with anything like clarity.
Women - Charles Bukowski
I was settled into nothingness; a kind of non-being, and I accepted it. It 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 to live in, and to be left alone.
Women - Charles Bukowski
People empty me. I have to get away to refill.
My ambition is handicapped by laziness.
Factotum - Charles Bukowski
when you left
you took almost
everything.
I kneel in the nights
before tigers
that will not let me be
The Pleasure of the Damned - Charles Bukowski
The wisdom to quit is all we have left.