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CHARLES BUKOWSKI

"Story had meant something to me. And I guess it's part of the world's ways to see it go, and I wonder what's going to be next?"

CHARLES BUKOWSKI

20

354 reads

CHARLES BUKOWSKI

"I am not even a real artist - know I am a fake of some sort - sort of write from the bowels of disgust, almost entirely. Yet, when I see what the others are doing, I go on with it."

CHARLES BUKOWSKI

21

275 reads

CHARLES BUKOWSKI

"Show me an old poet and I'll show you, more often than not, either a madman or a master."

CHARLES BUKOWSKI

19

265 reads

CHARLES BUKOWSKI

"The only thing intelligent about a good art is if it shakes you alive, otherwise it's hokum,"

CHARLES BUKOWSKI

18

240 reads

CHARLES BUKOWSKI

"I think the letter itself is important as a form, just as the poet-form, and it has a way of saying that the poem-form does not, and also the other way around,"

CHARLES BUKOWSKI

17

203 reads

CHARLES BUKOWSKI

"art is art and names are secondary. We are not politicians of the literary scene."

CHARLES BUKOWSKI

17

191 reads

CHARLES BUKOWSKI

"The mass, both the actual mass and the Artistic mass (in the sense of large practicing numbers only) are always far behind, practicing safety not only in the material and economic life but in the life of the so-called soul."

CHARLES BUKOWSKI

17

163 reads

CHARLES BUKOWSKI

" I am not addicted to reading my stuff after writing it. It's like hanging onto faded flowers."

CHARLES BUKOWSKI

21

164 reads

CHARLES BUKOWSKI

"it's a man's own business if he'd rather fiddle with a poem than invest in real estate."

CHARLES BUKOWSKI

19

160 reads

CHARLES BUKOWSKI

"That's the danger of talking. You talk talk talk all wax and wallow and pretty soon you don't know what you are saying... I don't... that's why I feel much better when I am mostly quiet."

CHARLES BUKOWSKI

21

141 reads

CHARLES BUKOWSKI

"Perhaps the first atrocity was the human foot upon the untouched."

CHARLES BUKOWSKI

17

143 reads

CHARLES BUKOWSKI

"Creation can't bear up under restrictions."

CHARLES BUKOWSKI

20

154 reads

CHARLES BUKOWSKI

"I feel that I am too old to be destroyed - creatively - it's ingrained like death, no shaking it off."

CHARLES BUKOWSKI

16

135 reads

CHARLES BUKOWSKI

"great Art is pure ranting in a golden cage."

CHARLES BUKOWSKI

19

143 reads

CHARLES BUKOWSKI

"you compare only the best to the best. You can't help it. Once a man has leaped 18 feet straight up into the air and then comes back and only leaps 13 feet, it's just not enough for us."

CHARLES BUKOWSKI

18

126 reads

CHARLES BUKOWSKI

"The first process of learning or creation is the undoing of teaching."

CHARLES BUKOWSKI

18

130 reads

CHARLES BUKOWSKI

"I've found that the least talented scream the loudest,"

CHARLES BUKOWSKI

22

126 reads

CHARLES BUKOWSKI

"I don't believe in pain as a pusher of art. Pain is too often. We can breathe without it. If it will let us."

CHARLES BUKOWSKI

18

112 reads

CHARLES BUKOWSKI

"Writers seem to write to be known as writers."

CHARLES BUKOWSKI

18

120 reads

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