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Charles Bukowski Quotes

21 of the best book quotes from Charles Bukowski
  1. #1
    “I remember awakening one morning and finding everything smeared with the color of forgotten love.
  2. #2
    “regret is mostly caused by not having
    done anything.”
  3. #3
    “there is a place in the heart that
    will never be filled
    a space
    and even during the
    best moments
    and
    the greatest
    times
    we will know it...
    will never be filled
    and
    we will wait
    and wait
    in that
    space.”
  4. #4
    “I have just listened to this
    symphony which Mozart dashed off
    in one day
    and it had enough wild and crazy
    joy to last
    forever,
    whatever forever
    is
    Mozart came as close as possible to
    that.”
  5. #5
    “agony sometimes changes
    form
    but
    it never ceases for
    anybody.”
  6. #6
    “we only have ourselves to go on, and
    it’s
    enough...”
  7. #7
    “sometimes when everything seems at
    its worst
    when all conspires
    and gnaws
    and the hours, days, weeks
    years
    seem wasted-
    stretched there upon my bed
    in the dark
    looking upward at the ceiling
    I get what many will consider an
    obnoxious thought:
    it’s still nice to be
    Bukowski.”
  1. #8
    “everything is so sweetly awful, so
    continuously and
    sweetly awful: the art of
    consummation: life eating
    life...”
  2. #9
    “what matters most is
    how well you
    walk through the
    fire.”
  3. #10
    “I am sad for the dead and I am sad for
    the living”
  4. #11
    “thinking, the courage it took to get
    out of bed each
    morning
    to face the same things
    over and over
    was
    enormous.”
  5. #12
    “you know the old saying: it’s all a
    matter of
    taste
    and
    either they’re right and I’m wrong or
    I’m right and they’re all
    wrong
    or maybe it’s some place in between.”
  6. #13
    “nothing matters and
    we know nothing matters
    and that
    matters...”
  7. #14
    “it was one of those times where
    nothing was lost because nothing
    had ever been found.”

Books about love

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More Than Balloons book
Board book
6.2
The Rag Coat book
Picture book
6.1
Three Little Words book
Picture book
6.0
Spot Loves His Daddy book
Board book
6.0
Penguin and Pinecone book
Board book
6.0
The Trumpet of the Swan book
Chapter book
6.0
All the Places to Love book
Picture book
6.0
Wherever You Are book
Picture book
5.9
  1. #15
    “we have
    more than ever
    the selfish wants of power
    the disregard for the
    weak
    the old
    the impoverished
    the helpless.
    we are replacing want with
    war
    salvation with
    slavery.”
  2. #16
    “you get what you can,
    try to keep that
    and add to it
    if possible.”
  3. #17
    “naturally, we are all caught in
    downmoods, it’s a matter of
    chemical imbalance
    and an existence
    which, at times,
    seems to forbid
    any real chance at
    happiness.”
  4. #18
    “all she wants
    is what she always wanted, only it’s
    getting further and further
    away.”
  5. #19
    “some men never
    die
    and some men never
    live
    but we’re all alive
    tonight.”
  6. #20
    “to make a thing true all you’ve
    got to do is believe.”
  7. #21
    “I love you but
    don’t know what to
    do.”
Book Topics › taste
Children's Books About Taste

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