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The People Look Like Flowers at Last

Charles Bukowski

Top 10 Best Quotes

“You have to die a few times before you can really live.”

“A love like that was a serious illness, an illness from which you never entirely recover.”

“great writers are indecent people they live unfairly saving the best part for paper. good human beings save the world so that bastards like me can keep creating art, become immortal. if you read this after I am dead it means I made it.”

“she was consumed by 3 simple things: drink, despair, loneliness; and 2 more: youth and beauty”

“in that drunken place you would like to hand your heart to her and say touch it but then give it back.”

“I sit here drunk now. I am a series of small victories and large defeatsand I am as amazed as any other that I have gotten from t here to here without committing murder or being murdered; without having ended up in the madhouse. as I drink alone again tonight my soul despite all the past agony thanks all the gods who were nott here for me then.”

“I said goodbye again sucking up all that was left of her into the little that was left of me. I said, 'don't look for me again. fuck it. we are all lost. goodbye, goodbye.”

“it was like any other relationship, there was jealousy on both sides, there were split-ups and reconciliations. there were also fragmented moments of great peace and beauty. I often tried to get away from her and she tied to get away from me but it was difficult: Cupid, in his strange way, was really there.”

“whiskey makes the heart beat faster but it sure doesn't help the mind and isn't it funny how you can ache just from the deadly drone of existence?”

“to fight for each minute is to fight for what is possible within yourself, so that your life and your death will not be like theirs.”

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