“She gives me Nietzsche: “what we do is never understood, but only praised and blamed.”” Charles Bukowski On Writing

“You tell me, please, if you can play it safe and still sing the madman’s beautiful song? No. I’ll tell you. It’s impossible.” Charles Bukowski On Writing

“I’m not like Frost: he had a lover’s quarrel with the world and he won; I had a fighter’s fight with the world and I lost.” Charles Bukowski On Writing

“Fame or immortality will not be mine.” Charles Bukowski On Writing

“if you roll in shit long enough you are going to look like it.” Charles Bukowski On Writing

“It’s hell to be poor, that’s no secret; it’s hell to be sick without money, hungry without money; it’s hell to be sick and hungry forever down to the last day.” Charles Bukowski On Writing

“I am looking out the window at a hill sliced in half and there are 7 cans of beer in my icebox. Life is good. Writing is like most writers think fucking is: just when they start thinking they are doing it pretty good they stop doing it altogether.” Charles Bukowski On Writing

“More paper, more beer, more luck, loose bowels, an occasional piece of ass and good weather, who needs more?” Charles Bukowski

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