Bukowski Best Quotes.” My ambition is handicapped by laziness.” Enjoy some of the best quotes of one of the most important author of the 20th century.
Henry Charles (or Heinrich Karl) Bukowski is one of the most famous American authors of the 20th century. He was born and raised in Los Angeles from a family with a German Background. He wrote hundreds of poems and stories, and six novels where he emphasized on the ordinary lives of poor Americans: sex, alcohol, drugs… a harsh life!
Today, enjoy some of his best quotes. Have a nice weekend, Yareah Magazine readers!
Charles Bukowski (1920-1994).
Novels: Post Office (1971), Factotum (1975), Women (1978), Ham on Rye (1982), Hollywood (1989), and Pulp (1994).
“Some people never go crazy, What truly horrible lives they must live.”
“I don’t like jail, they got the wrong kind of bars in there.”
“If you want to know who your friends are, get yourself a jail sentence.”
“The difference between a democracy and a dictatorship is that in a democracy you vote first and take orders later; in a dictatorship you don’t have to waste your time voting.”
“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.”
“Joan of Arc had style. Jesus had style.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
Finally, our favorite: “My ambition is handicapped by laziness.”