118 Charles Bukowski Quotes On Intelligent, Life, Love, Writing

Charles Bukowski Quotes On Intelligent, Life, Love, Writing
Charles Bukowski Quotes On Intelligent, Life, Love, Writing

Charles Bukowski Quotes On Intelligent, Life, Love, Writing


Henry Bukowski was a German-American poet, novelist, and short story author. Here are the best Charles Bukowski quotes and a short biography. His full name Henry Charles Bukowski and born name Heinrich Karl Bukowski.

Heinrich Bukowski was born on 16 August 1920 at Rhineland-Palatinate in Germany. Bukowski's writing was impacted by the social, social, and monetary mood of his home city of Los Angeles. His work addresses the conventional existence of poor Americans, the demonstration of writing, alcohol, relationships with ladies, and the drudgery of work. He wrote a large number of poems, many short stories, and six novels, in the end publishing more than 60 books.

After his death in 1994, Bukowski has been the subject of various basic articles and books about the two his life and compositions, notwithstanding his work having gotten generally little consideration from scholastic pundits in the United States during his lifetime. Conversely, He delighted in extraordinary fame in Europe, particularly in Germany, the spot of his birth. Check out the following inspirational Charles Bukowski quotes on intelligent, life, love, writing, woman, poems, loneliness, death, and others.


Inspirational Charles Bukowski Quotes


1. We must... We must bring our own light to the darkness. - Charles Bukowski

2. We are like roses that have never bothered to bloom when we should have bloomed and it is as if the sun has become disgusted with waiting. - Charles Bukowski

3. There are times when those eyes inside your brain stare back at you. - Charles Bukowski


Charles Bukowski Quotes On Intelligent, Life, Love, Writing

4. The shortest distance between two points is often unbearable. - Charles Bukowski

5. What a weary time those years were -- to have the desire and the need to live but not the ability. - Charles Bukowski

6. It's better to do a dull thing with style than a dangerous thing without it. - Charles Bukowski

7. It was like the beginning of life and laughter. It was the real meaning of the sun. - Charles Bukowski

8. Things get bad for all of us, almost continually, and what we do under the constant stress reveals who/what we are. - Charles Bukowski

9. If you’re going to try, go all the way. You will ride life straight to perfect laughter. It’s the only good fight there is. - Charles Bukowski

10. That was all a man needed: hope. It was lack of hope that discouraged a man. - Charles Bukowski


11. What matters most is how well you walk through the fire. - Charles Bukowski

Charles Bukowski Quotes On Intelligent, Life, Love, Writing

12. Almost everybody is born a genius and buried an idiot. - Charles Bukowski

13. 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. - Charles Bukowski



Famous Charles Bukowski Quotes


14. My ambition is handicapped by laziness. - Charles Bukowski

15. Goodness can be found sometimes in the middle of hell. - Charles Bukowski

16. Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead. - Charles Bukowski


Charles Bukowski Quotes On Intelligent, Life, Love, Writing

17. Bad taste creates many more millionaires than good taste. - Charles Bukowski

18. There are only two things wrong with money: too much or too little. - Charles Bukowski

19. Our bones like stems into the sky will forever cry victory. - Charles Bukowski



Charles Bukowski Quotes On Intelligent


20. The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence. - Charles Bukowski

21. An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way. - Charles Bukowski


22. I often carry things to read so that I will not have to look at the people. - Charles Bukowski


23. Genius might be the ability to say a profound thing in a simple way. - Charles Bukowski


Charles Bukowski Quotes On Intelligent, Life, Love, Writing

24. Some lose all mind and become soul, insane. some lose all soul and become mind, intellectual. some lose both and become accepted. - Charles Bukowski

25. I always started a job with the feeling that I'd soon quit or be fired, and this gave me a relaxed manner that was mistaken for intelligence or some secret power. - Charles Bukowski



Charles Bukowski Quotes About Life


26. People are strange: they are constantly angered by trivial things, but on a major matter like totally wasting their lives, they hardly seem to notice. - Charles Bukowski

27. I guess the only time most people think about injustice is when it happens to them. - Charles Bukowski

28. Somebody once asked me what my theory of life was, and I said, ‘Don’t try.’ That fits the writing, too. I don’t try; I just type. - Charles Bukowski

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29. I would be married, but I’d have no wife, I would be married to a single life. - Charles Bukowski


30. If you’re losing your soul and you know it, then you’ve still got a soul left to lose. - Charles Bukowski

Charles Bukowski Quotes On Intelligent, Life, Love, Writing

31. There will always be something to ruin our lives, it all depends on what or which finds us first. We are always ripe and ready to be taken. - Charles Bukowski

32. We don’t even ask happiness, just a little less pain. - Charles Bukowski

33. The nine-to-five is one of the greatest atrocities sprung upon mankind. You give your life away to a function that doesn’t interest you. - Charles Bukowski

34. Each person is only given so many evenings and each wasted evening is a gross violation against the natural course of your only life. - Charles Bukowski



Charles Bukowski Quotes On Love


35. People with no morals often considered themselves more free, but mostly they lacked the ability to feel or love. - Charles Bukowski

36. Love is not a candle burning down. Life is. And love and life are not the same or else Love, having choice, nobody would ever die. - Charles Bukowski

37. I loved you like a man loves a woman he never touches, only writes to, keeps little photographs of. - Charles Bukowski

38. Of course, it’s possible to love a human being if you don’t know them too well. - Charles Bukowski


Charles Bukowski Quotes On Intelligent, Life, Love, Writing

39. Find what you love and let it kill you. - Charles Bukowski

40. Love is a form of prejudice. You love what you need, you love what makes you feel good, you love what is convenient. - Charles Bukowski

41. A love like that was a serious illness, an illness from which you never entirely recover. - Charles Bukowski

42. People 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

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43. Love is all right for those who can handle the psychic overload. It's like trying to carry a full garbage can on your back over a rushing river of piss. - Charles Bukowski

44. I remember awakening one morning and finding everything smeared with the color of forgotten love. - Charles Bukowski

45. If you have the ability to love, love yourself first. - Charles Bukowski


Charles Bukowski Quotes On Intelligent, Life, Love, Writing

46. 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. - Charles Bukowski

47. Stay with the beer. Beer is continuous blood. A continuous lover. - Charles Bukowski

48. We’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



Funny Charles Bukowski Quotes


49. If you want to know who your friends are, get yourself a jail sentence. - Charles Bukowski

50. The crazy ones only laugh when there is no reason to laugh. - Charles Bukowski

51. Sex is kicking death in the ass while singing. - Charles Bukowski

52. Love breaks my bones and I laugh. - Charles Bukowski


53. No light goes out until it goes out. Let’s fight as men, not rats. Period. - Charles Bukowski

Charles Bukowski Quotes On Intelligent, Life, Love, Writing

54. We only asked for leopards to guard our thinning dreams. - Charles Bukowski

55. I stopped looking for a Dream Girl, I just wanted one that wasn't a nightmare. - Charles Bukowski

56. Sometimes you just have to pee in the sink. - Charles Bukowski

57. The more cats you have, the longer you live. If you have a hundred cats, you’ll live 10 times longer than if you have 10. Someday this will be discovered, and people will have a thousand cats and live forever. It’s truly ridiculous.



Charles Bukowski Quotes On Loneliness


58. I never felt right being alone; sometimes it felt good but it never felt right. - Charles Bukowski

59. My heart is a thousand years old. I am not like other people. - Charles Bukowski

60. Real loneliness is not necessarily limited to when you are alone.  - Charles Bukowski

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61. Being alone never felt right. sometimes it felt good, but it never felt right. - Charles Bukowski


62. There is a loneliness in this world so great that you can see it in the slow movement of the hands of a clock. - Charles Bukowski

Charles Bukowski Quotes On Intelligent, Life, Love, Writing

63. You get so alone at times that it just makes sense. - Charles Bukowski

64. 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

65. I often stood in front of the mirror alone, wondering how ugly a person could get. - Charles Bukowski



Short Charles Bukowski Quotes


66. The trouble with a mask is it never changes. - Charles Bukowski

67. I wanted the whole world or nothing. - Charles Bukowski

68. Life’s as kind as you let it be. - Charles Bukowski

69. Without literature, life is hell. - Charles Bukowski

70. The less I needed, the better I felt. - Charles Bukowski

71. Fiction is an improvement on life. - Charles Bukowski

72. The more crap you believe, the better off you are. - Charles Bukowski



Best Charles Bukowski Quotes


73. True revolution comes from true revulsion; when things get bad enough the kitten will kill the lion. - Charles Bukowski

74. You gotta find what you like and let it kill you. - Charles Bukowski

75. Everything you own must be able to fit inside one suitcase; then your mind might be free. - Charles Bukowski


76. Love is a fog that burns with the first daylight of reality. - Charles Bukowski

Charles Bukowski Quotes On Intelligent, Life, Love, Writing

77. Pain is absurd because it exists, nothing more. - Charles Bukowski

78. Capitalism has survived communism. Now, it eats away at itself. - Charles Bukowski

79. Well, the rain had stopped but the pain was still there. - Charles Bukowski



Charles Bukowski Quotes On Woman


80. If you get married they think you’re finished and if you are without a woman they think you’re incomplete. - Charles Bukowski

81. Pretty words, as pretty women, wrinkle up and die. - Charles Bukowski

82. Once a woman turns against you, forget it. They can love you, then something turns in them. They can watch you dying in a gutter, run over by a car, and they'll spit on you. - Charles Bukowski

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83. What a woman wants is a reaction. What a man wants is a woman. - Charles Bukowski

84. Beautiful thoughts and beautiful women never last. - Charles Bukowski


Charles Bukowski Quotes On Intelligent, Life, Love, Writing

85. A woman is a full-time job. You have to choose your profession. - Charles Bukowski

86. There is always one woman to save you from another and as that woman saves you she makes ready to destroy. - Charles Bukowski

87. Show me a man who lives alone and has a perpetually clean kitchen, and 8 times out of 9 I’ll show you a man with detestable spiritual qualities. - Charles Bukowski

88. Women were meant to suffer; no wonder they asked for constant declarations of love. - Charles Bukowski



Charles Bukowski Quotes On Death


89. We are here to drink beer. We are here to kill war. We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us. - Charles Bukowski

90. I was born to hustle roses down the avenue of the dead. - Charles Bukowski

91. I carry death in my left pocket. Sometimes I take it out and talk to it: "Hello, baby, how you doing? When you coming for me? I'll be ready. - Charles Bukowski

92. You have to die a few times before you can really live. - Charles Bukowski


Charles Bukowski Quotes On Intelligent, Life, Love, Writing

93. Now, something so sad has hold of us that the breath leaves and we can't even cry. - Charles Bukowski

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94. What is terrible is not death but the lives people live or don’t live up until their death. - Charles Bukowski

95. We are here to kill war. We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us. - Charles Bukowski



Charles Bukowski Quotes On Writing, Poems and Work


96. Somebody once asked me what my theory of life was, and I said, ‘Don’t try.’ That fits the writing, too. I don’t try; I just type. - Charles Bukowski

97. Writers are desperate people and when they stop being desperate they stop being writers. - Charles Bukowski

98. If I stop writing I am dead. And that’s the only way I'll stop: dead. - Charles Bukowski


Charles Bukowski Quotes On Intelligent, Life, Love, Writing

99. When I write, when I’m going hot, I don’t want to write more than four hours in a row. After that, you're pushing it. - Charles Bukowski

100. Hey baby, when I write, I’m the hero of my shit. - Charles Bukowski

101. It’s when you begin to lie to yourself in a poem in order to simply make a poem, that you fail. - Charles Bukowski

102. Some people like what you do, some people hate what you do, but most people simply don’t give a damn. - Charles Bukowski

103. I kept writing not because I felt I was so good, but because I felt they were so bad, including Shakespeare, all those. The stilted formalism, like chewing cardboard. - Charles Bukowski

104. Those who have been writing literature have not been writing life. - Charles Bukowski

105. In my work, as a writer, I only photograph, in words, what I see. - Charles Bukowski

106. When I say that basically writing is a hard hustle, I don’t mean that it is a bad life, if one can get away with it. It’s the miracle of miracles to make a living by the typer. - Charles Bukowski

107. Poetry is what happens when nothing else can. - Charles Bukowski


Charles Bukowski Quotes On Intelligent, Life, Love, Writing

108. Sometimes I’ve called writing a disease. If so, I’m glad that it caught me. - Charles Bukowski

109. My days, my years, my life has seen up and downs, lights, and darknesses. If I wrote only and continually of the ‘light’ and never mentioned the other, then as an artist, I would be a liar. - Charles Bukowski

110. I don’t like the clean-shaven boy with the necktie and the good job. I like desperate men, men with broken teeth and broken minds, and broken ways. They interest me. They are full of surprises and explosions. - Charles Bukowski



Charles Bukowski Quotes On Politics, Beauty and Art


111. People who believe in politics are like people who believe in God: they are sucking wind through bent straws. - Charles Bukowski

112. The cat is the beautiful devil. - Charles Bukowski


113. The beautiful are found in the edge of a room crumpled into spiders and needles and silence and we can never understand why they left, they were so beautiful. - Charles Bukowski
 
114. Great art is horseshit, buy tacos. - Charles Bukowski

115. You begin saving the world by saving one man at a time; all else is grandiose romanticism or politics. - Charles Bukowski


Charles Bukowski Quotes On Intelligent, Life, Love, Writing

116. Any asshole can chase a skirt, art takes discipline. - Charles Bukowski
 
117. Are there good governments and bad governments? No, there are only bad governments and worse governments. - Charles Bukowski

118. Beauty is nothing, beauty won’t stay. You don’t know how lucky you are to be ugly, because if people like you, you know it’s for something else. - Charles Bukowski



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