When it comes to exploring the all aspects of life, nobody can do it better than Charles Bukowski. Charles Bukowski was a German-American novelist, poet and short story writer.

He was famous for his unorthodox style of writing using direct language and violent and sexual imagery without fearing anyone. Though his words were very aggressive, They were also full of truth and wisdom. So we have collected some of his best quotes that will fuel your knowledge with courage.

Here are some more of his quotes that you might want to read:

  • “The way to create art is to burn and destroy ordinary concepts and to substitute them with new truths that run down from the top of the head.”
  • “On such jobs men become tired. They experience a weariness beyond fatigue. They say mad, brilliant things. Out of my head, I cussed and talked and cracked jokes and sang. Hell boils with laughter.”
  • “I am a series of small victories and large defeats and I am as amazed as any other that I have gotten from there to here.”
  • “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.”
  • “Find what you love and let it kill you.”
  • “Don’t feel sorry for me because I am alone, for even at the most terrible moments, humor is my companion.”
  • “It was true that I didn’t have much ambition, but there ought to be a place for people without ambition, I mean a better place than the one usually reserved. How in the hell could a man enjoy being awakened at 6:30 a.m. by an alarm clock, leap out of bed, dress, force-feed, shit, piss, brush teeth and hair, and fight traffic to get to a place where essentially you made lots of money for somebody else and were asked to be grateful for the opportunity to do so?”
  • “Boring damned people. All over the earth. Propagating more boring damned people. What a horror show. The earth swarmed with them.”
  • “I would say that Mickey Mouse has a greater influence on the American public than Shakespeare, Milton, Dante, Rabelais, Shostakovitch, Lenin, and/or Van Gogh. Which says ‘What?’ about the American Public. Disneyland remains the central attraction of Southern California, but the graveyard remains our reality.”
  • “She’s mad but she’s magic, there’s no lie in her fire.”
  • “Nobody can save you but yourself and you’re worth saving. It’s a war not easily won but if anything is worth winning then this is it.”
  • “I wasn’t much for a petty thief. I wanted the whole world or nothing.”
  • “If you want to know who your friends are, get yourself a jail sentence.”
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