top of page

What Matters Most is How Well You Walk Through the Fire

Charles Bukowski

Top 10 Best Quotes

“I remember awakening one morning and finding everything smeared with the color of forgotten love.”

“Things get bad for all of us, almost continually, and what we do under the constant stress reveals who/what we are.”

“There are times when those eyes inside your brain stare back at you.”

“Too often the people complain that they have done nothing with their lives and then they wait for somebody to tell them that this isn't so.”

“I wish to weep but sorrow is stupid. I wish to believe but belief is a graveyard.”

“ and when love came to us twice and lied to us twice we decided to never love again that was fair fair to us and fair to love itself. we ask for no mercy or no miracles; we are strong enough to live and to die and to kill flies, attend the boxing matches, go to the racetrack, live on luck and skill, get alone, get alone often, and if you can't sleep alone be careful of the words you speak in your sleep; and ask for no mercy no miracles; and don't forget: time is meant to be wasted, love fails and death is useless.”

“Finally there is nothing here for death to take away.”

“When a hot woman meets a hermit one of them is going to change.”

“What's genius? I don't know but I do know that the difference between a madman and a professional is that a pro does as well as he can within what he has set out to do and a madman does exceptionally well at what he can't help doing.”

“the whole world is caught in her glance and at last the universe is magnificent.”

Except where otherwise noted, all rights reserved to the author(s) of this book (mentioned above). The content of this page serves as promotional material only. If you enjoyed these quotes, you can support the author(s) by acquiring the full book from Amazon.

Book Keywords:

pessimism, death, love, life, charles-bukowski, weeping, perseverance, belief, sorrow

bottom of page