"Sometimes you climb out of bed in the morning and you think, I am not going to make it, but you laugh inside — remembering all the times you have felt that way."
"If you have the ability to love, love yourself first."
a series of
and large defeats
and I am as
as any other
I have gotten
from there to
"They simply never understand,
that sometimes solitude is
one of the most beautiful things
"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)
"Some lose all mind and become soul, insane.
some lose all soul and become mind, intellectual.
some lose both and become accepted."
"I take much pleasure in being alone
but there is also a strange warm grace in not being alone."
“If you’re going to try, go all the way. Otherwise, don’t even start. This could mean losing girlfriends, wives, relatives and maybe even your mind.” — Charles Bukowski