Quotes that made me want to read Charles Bukowski’s work

“… and we are in bed together laughing and we don’t care about anything …”

— The Most Beautiful Woman In Town

 

“My ambition is handicapped by laziness”
 Charles BukowskiFactotum

 

“Is it over?”

“Yes.”

“Does she still love you?”

“I think so.”

“Then it’s not over.”

— Women

 

“Stop insisting on clearing your head — clear your fucking heart instead.”

— Selected Letters Vol. 4 (1987-1994)

 

if you first have to read it to your wife
or your girlfriend or your boyfriend
or your parents or to anybody at all,
you’re not ready.

So You Want To Be A Writer

 

“Boring damned people. All over the earth. Propagating more boring damned people. What a horror show. The earth swarmed with them.”
 Charles Bukowski

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Fyodor Dostoevsky- Quotes

Destroy my desires, eradicate my ideals, show me something better, and I will follow you.

Fyodor Dostoevsky

If you wish to glimpse inside a human soul and get to know a man … just watch him laugh. If he laughs well, he’s a good man.

Fyodor Dostoevsky

It seems, in fact, as though the second half of a man’s life is made up of nothing, but the habits he has accumulated during the first half.

Fyodor Dostoevsky