Quote for the night

“Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead.”

-Charles Bukowski

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4 thoughts on “Quote for the night

    • Thanks again for the feedback! The quote is brilliant in a simplistic way. Bukowski was cynical but I think he was right. Creativity can come out of madness. He was an alcoholic and drew on his experiences in Los Angeles hanging out in dive bars. I imagine he must have gone crazy many times.

  1. Ha ha – fantastic. I love Bukowski’s stuff. I’ve friended a ‘Charles Bukowski’ on Facebook – obviously he’s just a fan. And he puts up quotes and videos. There was a video of Tom Waites reciting a Bukowski poem – you just CAN’T get better than that.

    • Absolutely! Tom Waits is a genius and Bukowski was a very interesting writer. I am more fond of his short stories than his poetry but I do love the poem Some People. Have you ever seen the film Barfly? It is centered around Bukowski’s alter ego Henry Chinaski. Mickey Rourke gives his best performance of his life in the film. If you haven’t seen it already I highly recommend it!

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