"It doesnt’ mean anything, unless you want it to mean something."

Charles Bukowski

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"Cautiously, I allowed myself to feel good at times. I found moments of peace in cheap rooms just staring at the knobs of some dresser or listening to the rain in the dark. The less I needed, the better I felt."

Charles Bukowski, Let it Enfold You

(via downthe-oubliette)

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"It will rain all this night and we will sleep transfixed by the dark water as our blood runs through our fragile life."

Charles Bukowski

(via henrycharlesbukowski)

"

we have come
so far
and gone
nowhere.

we have lived
so long
and
hardly
at all

"

Charles Bukowski

(via henrycharlesbukowski)

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

Charles Bukowski

(via miss-she)

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"Few ever use their own thought processes to question what they are taught."

Charles Bukowski

(via elige)

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"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 - Tales of ordinary madness (1967-83)

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"your life is your life
don’t let it be clubbed into dank submission.
be on the watch.
there are ways out.
there is a light somewhere.
it may not be much light but
it beats the darkness.
be on the watch.
the gods will offer you chances.
know them.
take them.
you can’t beat death but
you can beat death in life, sometimes.
and the more often you learn to do it,
the more light there will be.
your life is your life.
know it while you have it.
you are marvelous
the gods wait to delight
in you."

Charles Bukowski

(via coffeetablebooks)

"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

(via brainshit)

(Source: biancabonk)

"I was laying in bed one night and I thought ‘I’ll just quit — to hell with it.’ And another little voice inside me said ‘Don’t quit — save that tiny little ember of spark.’ And never give them that spark because as long as you have that spark, you can start the greatest fire again."

Charles Bukowski

(via henrycharlesbukowski)

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"

invent yourself and then reinvent yourself,
don’t swim in the same slough.
invent yourself and then reinvent yourself
and
stay out of the clutches of mediocrity.

invent yourself and then reinvent yourself,
change your tone and shape so often that they can
never
categorize you.

reinvigorate yourself and
accept what is
but only on the terms that you have invented
and reinvented.

be self-taught.

and reinvent your life because you must;
it is your life and
its history
and the present
belong only to
you.

"

Charles Bukowski, No Leaders, Please.

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"What matters most is how well you walk through the fire."  Charles Bukowski.