Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead.
Do you hate people?” “I don't hate them...I just feel better when they're not around.
For those who believe in God, most of the big questions are answered. But for those of us who can't readily accept the God formula, the big answers don't remain stone-written. We adjust to new conditions and discoveries. We are pliable. Love need not be a command nor faith a dictum. I am my own god. We are here to unlearn the teachings of the church, state, and our educational system. We are here to drink beer. We are here to kill war. We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us.
Sometimes you climb out of bed in the morning and you think, I'm not going to make it, but you laugh inside — remembering all the times you've felt that way.
what matters most is how well you walk through the fire
We're all going to die, all of us, what a circus! That alone should make us love each other but it doesn't. We are terrorized and flattened by trivialities, we are eaten up by nothing.
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. It could mean not eating for three or four days. It could mean freezing on a park bench. It could mean jail. It could mean derision. It could mean mockery--isolation. Isolation is the gift. All the others are a test of your endurance, of how much you really want to do it. And, you'll do it, despite rejection and the worst odds. And it will be better than anything else you can imagine. If you're going to try, go all the way. There is no other feeling like that. You will be alone with the gods, and the nights will flame with fire. You will ride life straight to perfect laughter. It's the only good fight there is.
My ambition is handicapped by laziness
You have to die a few times before you can really live.
The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence.
That's the problem with drinking, I thought, as I poured myself a drink. If something bad happens you drink in an attempt to forget; if something good happens you drink in order to celebrate; and if nothing happens you drink to make something happen.
I wanted the whole world or nothing.
there is a loneliness in this world so great that you can see it in the slow movement of the hands of a clock. people so tired mutilated either by love or no love. people just are not good to each other one on one. the rich are not good to the rich the poor are not good to the poor. we are afraid. our educational system tells us that we can all be big-ass winners. it hasn't told us about the gutters or the suicides. or the terror of one person aching in one place alone untouched unspoken to watering a plant.
An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way.
there are worse things than being alone but it often takes decades to realize this and most often when you do it's too late and there's nothing worse than too late
Find what you love and let it kill you.
Real loneliness is not necessarily limited to when you are alone.
Some lose all mind and become soul,insane. some lose all soul and become mind, intellectual. some lose both and become accepted
I loved you like a man loves a woman he never touches, only writes to, keeps little photographs of.
being alone never felt right. sometimes it felt good, but it never felt right.