Charles bukowski Quotes

β€œDon't fight your demons. Your demons are here to teach you lessons. Sit down with you...

β€œDon't fight your demons. Your demons are here to teach you lessons. Sit down with your demons and have a drink and a chat and learn their names and talk about the burns on their fingers and scratches on their ankles. Some of them are very nice.” - Charles Bukowski
πŸ“…οΈŽ Feb 26
🚨︎ report

β€œAlmost everyone is born a geni...

β€œAlmost everyone is born a genius and buried an idiot.” - Charles Bukowski, Notes of a Dirty Old Man
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 31
🚨︎ report

β€œIf you get married they think you're fi...

β€œIf you get married they think you're finished and if you are without a woman they think you're incomplete.” - Charles Bukowski
πŸ“…οΈŽ Mar 04
🚨︎ report

β€œThey simply never understand, do they, t...

β€œThey simply never understand, do they, that sometimes solitude is one of the most beautiful things on earth?” - Charles Bukowski
πŸ“…οΈŽ Feb 23
🚨︎ report

β€œI guess the only time most peop...

β€œI guess the only time most people think about injustice is when it happens to them.” - Charles Bukowski
πŸ“…οΈŽ Mar 06
🚨︎ report

β€œAn intellectual says a simple thing...

β€œAn intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way.” - Charles Bukowski
πŸ“…οΈŽ Mar 04
🚨︎ report

β€œIn a capitalistic society the losers sl...

β€œIn a capitalistic society the losers slaved for the winners; and you have to have more losers than winners.” - Charles Bukowski
πŸ“…οΈŽ Feb 13
🚨︎ report

β€œWe are here to laugh at the odds an...

β€œWe are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that death will tremble to take us.” - Charles Bukowski
πŸ“…οΈŽ Mar 05
🚨︎ report

"The difference between a democracy and a dictatorship is that ...

"The difference between a democracy and a dictatorship is that in a democracy you vote first and take orders later; in a dictatorship you don't have to waste your time voting." β€” Charles Bukowski
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 30
🚨︎ report

Beware of those who constant...

Beware of those who constantly seeks crowds, for they are nothing alone. - Charles Bukowski
πŸ“…οΈŽ Feb 01
🚨︎ report

β€œSometimes you climb out of bed in the morning and you thi...

β€œSometimes 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
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 23
🚨︎ report

Charles ...

Charles bukowski: "Don't try."
πŸ“…οΈŽ Feb 16
🚨︎ report

"They say that hell is crowded, yet whe...

"They say that hell is crowded, yet when you're in hell you always seem to be alone." - Charles Bukowski, "Hot Water Music"
πŸ“…οΈŽ Feb 06
🚨︎ report

What matters most, is ho...

What matters most, is how well you can walk through the fire. - Charles Bukowski
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 12
🚨︎ report

"The best at murder are those who preach against it, th...

"The best at murder are those who preach against it, the best at hate are those who preach love, and the best at war, finally, are those who preach peace." -Charles Bukowski
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 23
🚨︎ report

β€œbeware of those who seek c...

β€œbeware of those who seek constant crowds for they are nothing alone” - Charles Bukowski
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 08
🚨︎ report

What matters most is ho...

What matters most is how well you walk through the fire. - Charles Bukowski
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 27
🚨︎ report

Of course it’s possible to love...

Of course it’s possible to love a human being – if you don’t know them too well. – Charles Bukowski
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 14
🚨︎ report

"Find what you lov...

"Find what you love and let it kill you." - Charles Bukowski
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 26
🚨︎ report

The problem with the world is that the intell...

The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence. ~ Charles Bukowski
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 24
🚨︎ report

Wherever the crowd goes, run...

Wherever the crowd goes, run the other direction. They're always wrong. ~ Charles Bukowski
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 15
🚨︎ report

β€œI was laying in bed one night and I thought I’ll just quit. To hell with it. And another little...

β€œI was laying in bed one night and I thought I’ll just quit. To hell with it. And another little voice inside me said β€œDon’t quit. Save that tiny little ember of spark. And never give them that spark because as long as you have that spark, you can start the greatest fire again.”-Charles Bukowski
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 08
🚨︎ report

"You have to die a few ...

"You have to die a few times before you can really live." - Charles Bukowski
πŸ“…οΈŽ Sep 24
🚨︎ report

β€œThe problem with the world is that the intell...

β€œThe problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence.” ― Charles Bukowski
πŸ“…οΈŽ Aug 11
🚨︎ report

What matters most is h...

What matters most is how well you walk through the fire. -Charles Bukowski
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 03
🚨︎ report

"Slavery was never abolished, ...

"Slavery was never abolished, it was only extended to include all the colors." - Charles Bukowski
πŸ“…οΈŽ May 07
🚨︎ report

"What matters most is h...

"What matters most is how well you walk through the fire" -Charles Bukowski.
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 06
🚨︎ report

'' The problem with the world is that the inte...

'' The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence.” ― Charles Bukowski
πŸ“…οΈŽ May 09
🚨︎ report

"I see men assassinated around me every day. I walk through rooms of the dead, streets of the dea...

"I see men assassinated around me every day. I walk through rooms of the dead, streets of the dead, cities of the dead; men without eyes, men without voices; men with manufactured feelings and standard reactions; men with newspaper brains, television souls and high school ideas." - Charles Bukowski
πŸ“…οΈŽ May 02
🚨︎ report

"Can you remember who you were...

"Can you remember who you were, before the world told you who you should be?" - Charles Bukowski
πŸ“…οΈŽ Apr 23
🚨︎ report

"The trouble with these people is that their c...

"The trouble with these people is that their cities have never been bombed and their mothers have never been told to shut up." -Charles Bukowski
πŸ“…οΈŽ Aug 02
🚨︎ report

If you’re losing your soul and ...

If you’re losing your soul and you know it, then you still have soul left to lose- Charles Bukowski
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jun 06
🚨︎ report

"The difference between a democracy and a dictatorship is that ...

"The difference between a democracy and a dictatorship is that in a democracy you vote first and take orders later; in a dictatorship you don't have to waste your time voting." β€” Charles Bukowski
πŸ“…οΈŽ Sep 07
🚨︎ report

β€œFrankly, I was horrified by life, at what a man had to do simply in order to eat, sl...

β€œFrankly, 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.” Charles Bukowski
πŸ“…οΈŽ Aug 19
🚨︎ report

"I stopped looking for a Dream ...

"I stopped looking for a Dream Girl, I just wanted one that wasn't a nightmare." - Charles Bukowski
πŸ“…οΈŽ May 03
🚨︎ report

"People empty me. I ...

"People empty me. I have to get away to refill." - Charles Bukowski
πŸ“…οΈŽ May 04
🚨︎ report

"I am not a snob; it is simply that I am not inter...

"I am not a snob; it is simply that I am not interested with what most people have to say, or what they want to do β€” mostly with my time." - Charles Bukowski
πŸ“…οΈŽ May 07
🚨︎ report

I wasn't lonely. I experienced no self-p...

I wasn't lonely. I experienced no self-pity. I was just caught up in a life in which I could find no meaning. -Charles Bukowski
πŸ“…οΈŽ Mar 23
🚨︎ report

"There are only two things ...

"There are only two things wrong with money: too much or too little." - Charles Bukowski
πŸ“…οΈŽ Apr 24
🚨︎ report

β€œSome people never go crazy,...

β€œSome people never go crazy, what truly horrible lives they must live.” - Charles Bukowski
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 16
🚨︎ report

β€œWe are here to laugh at the odds an...

β€œWe are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us.” ― Charles Bukowski
πŸ“…οΈŽ Apr 02
🚨︎ report

That's the problem about drinking, I thought as I poured myself a drink. If something ba...

That's the problem about drinking, I thought as I poured myself a drink. If something bad happens, you drink in an attempt to forget; if something good happens, you drink in order to celebrate; and if nothing happens you drink to make something happen - Charles Bukowski
πŸ“…οΈŽ May 11
🚨︎ report

β€œWe're all going to die, all of us, what a circus! That alone shou...

β€œWe'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
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 17
🚨︎ report

"Sometimes I feel as if we are all trapped in a movie. We know ou...

"Sometimes I feel as if we are all trapped in a movie. We know our lines, where to walk, how to act, only there is no camera. Yet, we can't break out of the movie. And it's a bad one." - Charles Bukowski
πŸ“…οΈŽ Apr 26
🚨︎ report

"Success is always dangerou...

"Success is always dangerous. It can make an asshole out of anybody." - Charles Bukowski
πŸ“…οΈŽ Apr 24
🚨︎ report

"If you have the abili...

"If you have the ability to love, love yourself first." - Charles Bukowski
πŸ“…οΈŽ May 07
🚨︎ report

"Don't fight your demons. Your demons are here to teach you lessons. Sit down with you...

"Don't fight your demons. Your demons are here to teach you lessons. Sit down with your demons and have a drink and a chat and learn their names and talk about the burns on their fingers and scratches on their ankles. Some of them are very nice." - Charles Bukowski
πŸ“…οΈŽ Apr 23
🚨︎ report

Things get bad for all of us, almost contin...

Things get bad for all of us, almost continually, and what we do under the constant stress reveals who and what we are ~Charles Bukowski
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jun 01
🚨︎ report

"Can you remember who you were...

"Can you remember who you were, before the world told you who you should be?" - Charles Bukowski
πŸ“…οΈŽ Mar 23
🚨︎ report

"The crowd is the gathering plac...

"The crowd is the gathering place of the weakest; true creation is a solitary act." - Charles Bukowski
πŸ“…οΈŽ May 03
🚨︎ report

β€œThat's the problem with drinking, I thought, as I poured myself a drink. If something bad...

β€œThat's the problem with drinking, I thought, as I poured myself a drink. If something bad happens you drink in an attempt to forget; if something good happens you drink in order to celebrate; and if nothing happens you drink to make something happen.” ― Charles Bukowski, Women
πŸ“…οΈŽ Mar 14
🚨︎ report

"I mean, say that you figure that everything is senseless, then it can't be ...

"I mean, say that you figure that everything is senseless, then it can't be quite senseless because you are aware that it's senseless and your awareness of senselessness almost gives it sense. You know what I mean?" - Charles Bukowski
πŸ“…οΈŽ Apr 26
🚨︎ report

"The free soul is rare, but you know it when you ...

"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." - Charles Bukowski
πŸ“…οΈŽ May 04
🚨︎ report

"Goodness can be found ...

"Goodness can be found sometimes in the middle of hell." - Charles Bukowski
πŸ“…οΈŽ May 06
🚨︎ report

"If you're losing your soul and y...

"If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose." - Charles Bukowski
πŸ“…οΈŽ Apr 23
🚨︎ report

β€œSome people never go crazy...

β€œSome people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead” β€” Charles Bukowski
πŸ“…οΈŽ Apr 09
🚨︎ report

"Can you remember who you were...

"Can you remember who you were, before the world told you who you should be?" - Charles Bukowski
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 08
🚨︎ report

β€œThe problem with the world is that the intel...

β€œThe problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts while the stupid ones are full of confidence.” β€”Charles Bukowski
πŸ“…οΈŽ Aug 21
🚨︎ report

"I wasn't much of a petty thief....

"I wasn't much of a petty thief. I wanted the whole world or nothing." - Charles Bukowski, Post Office
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 12
🚨︎ report

β€œWe’re all going to die, all of us, what a circus! That alone shou...

β€œWe’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
πŸ“…οΈŽ Mar 20
🚨︎ report

"Most of what we learn in this cr...

"Most of what we learn in this crazy life is what to avoid." - Charles Bukowski, Slouching Towards Nirvana
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 11
🚨︎ report

"With me, my main vision for life was to av...

"With me, my main vision for life was to avoid as many people as possible. The less people I saw the better I felt." - Charles Bukowski
πŸ“…οΈŽ May 07
🚨︎ report

"I walked around the block twice...

"I walked around the block twice, passed 200 people and failed to see a human being." - Charles Bukowski
πŸ“…οΈŽ May 06
🚨︎ report

β€œThat's the problem with drinking, I thought, as I poured myself a drink. If something bad...

β€œThat's the problem with drinking, I thought, as I poured myself a drink. If something bad happens you drink in an attempt to forget; if something good happens you drink in order to celebrate; and if nothing happens you drink to make something happen.” ― Charles Bukowski, Women
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 23
🚨︎ report

"Some men are always on top of their ...

"Some men are always on top of their game. I am mostly always confused." - Charles Bukowski, "Love Is a Dog from Hell"
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 19
🚨︎ report

An intellectual says a simple thing ...

An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way. ~ Charles Bukowski
πŸ“…οΈŽ May 14
🚨︎ report

"When a hot woman meets a ...

"When a hot woman meets a hermit one of them is going to change." - Charles Bukowski
πŸ“…οΈŽ May 03
🚨︎ report

Sometimes you climb out of bed in the morning and you th...

Sometimes you climb out of bed in the morning and you think, I'm not going to make it, but you laugh inside β€” remembering all the times you've felt that way. - Charles Bukowski
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 14
🚨︎ report

"Each night counts for something or else w...

"Each night counts for something or else we'd all go mad." - Charles Bukowski, What Matters Most Is How Well You Walk Through the Fire
πŸ“…οΈŽ Feb 14
🚨︎ report

"The wisest thing to do if you’...

"The wisest thing to do if you’re living in hell is to make yourself comfortable." -Charles Bukowski
πŸ“…οΈŽ Apr 23
🚨︎ report

"Sometimes you climb out of bed in the morning and you th...

"Sometimes you climb out of bed in the morning and you think, I'm not going to make it, but you laugh inside β€” remembering all the times you've felt that way." -Charles Bukowski
πŸ“…οΈŽ Apr 18
🚨︎ report

"Look, let me put it this way: with m...

"Look, let me put it this way: with me, you're number one and there isn't even a number two." - Charles Bukowski, Women
πŸ“…οΈŽ Apr 26
🚨︎ report

β€œThe best advice I’ve ever recei...

β€œThe best advice I’ve ever received: β€˜no one else knows what they’re doing either.’” β€”Charles Bukowski
πŸ“…οΈŽ Feb 13
🚨︎ report

β€œPeople don't need love. What they need ...

β€œPeople don't need love. What they need is success in one form or another. It can be love but it needn't be.” ― Charles Bukowski
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 18
🚨︎ report

"The problem with the world is that the intell...

"The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence." - Charles Bukowski
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 11
🚨︎ report

"You have to die a few ...

"You have to die a few times before you can really live" - Charles Bukowski
πŸ“…οΈŽ May 18
🚨︎ report

β€œWe're all going to die, all of us, what a circus! That alone shou...

β€œWe'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
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 28
🚨︎ report