45 Motivational Charles Bukowski Quotes For Success In Life

Henry Charles Bukowski was a German-American poet, novelist, and short-story writer. His writing was influenced by the social, cultural, and economic ambiance of his home city of Los Angeles. This Charles Bukowski quotes on love, writing, life will motivate you.

Best Charles Bukowski Quotes

  1. “Can you remember who you were, before the world told you who you should be?” ~ Charles Bukowski
  2. “The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence.” ~ Charles Bukowski
  3. “Don’t fight your demons. Your demons are here to teach you lessons. Sit down with your demons and have a drink and a chat and learn their names and talk about the burns on their fingers and scratches on their ankles. Some of them are very nice.” ~ Charles Bukowski
  4. “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
  5. “Death meant little to me. It was the last joke in a series of bad jokes.” ~ Charles Bukowski
  6. “If something burns your soul with purpose and desire, it’s your duty to be reduced to ashes by it. Any other form of existence will be yet another dull book in the library of life.” ~ Charles Bukowski Quotes
  7. “Success is always dangerous. It can make an asshole out of anybody.” ~ Charles Bukowski

  8. “the free soul is rare, but you know it when you see it – basically because you feel good, very good, when you are near or with them.” ~ Charles Bukowski
  9. “I see men assassinated around me every day. I walk through rooms of the dead, streets of the dead, cities of the dead; men without eyes, men without voices; men with manufactured feelings and standard reactions; men with newspaper brains, television souls and high school ideas.” ~ Charles Bukowski
  10. “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
  11. “Wherever the crowd goes run in the other direction. They’re always wrong.” ~ Charles Bukowski
  12. “The wisest thing to do if you’re living in hell is to make yourself comfortable.” ~ Charles Bukowski

  13. “Simplicity is always the secret, to a profound truth, to doing things, to writing, to painting. Life is profound in its simplicity” ~ Charles Bukowski
  14. “Sometimes I feel as if we are all trapped in a movie. We know our lines, where to walk, how to act, only there is no camera. Yet, we can’t break out of the movie. And it’s a bad one.” ~ Charles Bukowski
  15. “That’s the problem with drinking, I thought, as I poured myself a drink. If something bad happens you drink in an attempt to forget; if something good happens you drink in order to celebrate; and if nothing happens you drink to make something happen.” ~ Charles Bukowski
  16. “Some people never go crazy, What truly horrible lives they must live.” ~ Charles Bukowski
  17. “Find what you love and let it kill you.” ~ Charles Bukowski

  18. “I guess the only time most people think about injustice is when it happens to them.” ~ Charles Bukowski
  19. “In my next life, I want to be a cat. To sleep 20 hours a day and wait to be fed. To sit around licking my ass.” ~ Charles Bukowski
  20. “Some people like what you do, some people hate what you do, but most people simply don’t give a damn.” ~ Charles Bukowski
  21. “We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us.” ~ Charles Bukowski
  22. “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
  23. “Some lose all mind and become soul,insane. some lose all soul and become mind, intellectual. some lose both and become accepted” ~ Charles Bukowski
  24. “It’s possible to love a human being if you don’t know them too well.” ~ Charles Bukowski

  25. “what matters most is how well you walk through the fire” ~ Charles Bukowski Quotes
  26. “I will remember the kisses our lips raw with love and how you gave me everything you had and how I offered you what was left of me, and I will remember your small room the feel of you the light in the window your records your books our morning coffee our noons our nights our bodies spilled together sleeping the tiny flowing currents immediate and forever your leg my leg your arm my arm your smile and the warmth of you who made me laugh again.” ~ Charles Bukowski
  27. “This is very important — to take leisure time. Pace is the essence. Without stopping entirely and doing nothing at all for great periods, you’re gonna lose everything…just to do nothing at all, very, very important. And how many people do this in modern society? Very few. That’s why they’re all totally mad, frustrated, angry and hateful.” ~ Charles Bukowski
  28. “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

  29. “Unless it comes out of your soul like a rocket, unless being still would drive you to madness or suicide or murder, don’t do it. unless the sun inside you is burning your gut, don’t do it. when it is truly time, and if you have been chosen, it will do it by itself and it will keep on doing it until you die or it dies in you. there is no other way. and there never was.” ~ Charles Bukowski
  30. “Beware of those who seek constant crowds; they are nothing alone.” ~ Charles Bukowski
  31. “I am not a snob; it is simply that I am not interested with what most people have to say, or what they want to do — mostly with my time.” ~ Charles Bukowski
  32. “You have to die a few times before you can really live.” ~ Charles Bukowski

  33. “The problem was you had to keep choosing between one evil or another, and no matter what you chose, they sliced a little more off you, until there was nothing left. At the age of 25 most people were finished. A whole goddamned nation of assholes driving automobiles, eating, having babies, doing everything in the worst way possible, like voting for the presidential candidate who reminded them most of themselves.” ~ Charles Bukowski
  34. “The nine-to-five is one of the greatest atrocities sprung upon mankind. You give your life to a function that doesn’t interest you. This situation so repelled me that I was driven to drink, starvation, and mad females, simply as an alternative.” ~ Charles Bukowski Quotes
  35. “I lapsed into my pathetic cut-off period. Often with humans, both good and bad, my senses simply shut off, they get tired, I give up. I am polite. I nod. I pretend to understand because I don’t want anybody to be hurt. That is the one weakness that has lead me into the most trouble. Trying to be kind to others I often get my soul shredded into a kind of spiritual pasta. No matter. My brain shuts off. I listen. I respond. And they are too dumb to know that I am not there.” ~ Charles Bukowski
  36. “If you’re going to try, go all the way. Otherwise, don’t even start.” ~ Charles Bukowski

  37. “Almost everybody is born a genius and buried an idiot.” ~ Charles Bukowski
  38. “I stopped looking for a Dream Girl, I just wanted one that wasn’t a nightmare.” ~ Charles Bukowski
  39. “I am not like
    other people.
    I am
    burning in hell. The hell of
    myself.” ~ Charles Bukowski
  40. “Love is kind of like when you see a fog in the morning, when you wake up before the sun comes out. It’s just a little while, and then it burns away… Love is a fog that burns with the first daylight of reality.” ~ Charles Bukowski
  41. “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.” ~ Charles Bukowski
  42. “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.” ~ Charles Bukowski
  43. “The world is full of boring, identical and mindless people.” ~ Charles Bukowski

  44. “I’ve never been lonely. I’ve been in a room… I’ve felt suicidal, I’ve been depressed. I’ve felt awful … awful beyond all, but I never felt that one other person could enter that room and cure what was bothering me…or that any number of people could enter that room. In other words, loneliness is something I’ve never been bothered with because I’ve always had this terrible itch for solitude.” ~ Charles Bukowski
  45. Understand me. I’m not like an ordinary world. I have my madness, I live in another dimension and I do not have time for things that have no soul. ~ Charles Bukowski

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