Two wrongs don't make a right, but don't three lefts make a right? Two wrongs don't make a right, but don't two negatives make a positive?
And a beautiful world we live in, when it is possible, and when many other such things are possible, and not only possible, but done-- done, see you!-- under that sky there, every day.
What is your advice to young writers?” “Drink, fuck and smoke plenty of cigarettes.
People who didn't need people needed people around to know that they were the kind of people who didn't need people.
The most dangerous irony is, people are angry with others because of their own incompetence.
sometimes when everything seems at its worst when all conspires and gnaws and the hours, days, weeks years seem wasted – stretched there upon my bed in the dark looking upward at the ceiling i get what many will consider an obnoxious thought: it’s still nice to be Bukowski.
It was the essence of life to disbelieve in death for one's self, to act as if life would continue forever. And life had to act also as if little issues were big ones. To take a realistic attitude toward life and death meant that one lapsed into unreality. Into insanity. It was ironic that the only way to keep one's sanity was to ignore that one was in an insane world or to act as if the world were sane.
Wings can be used for more than flying. Fan the flames of inspiration with them. - The Malwatch
I was only a few years away from becoming an overnight success.
Many millions of people have lost their lives while trying to save a few minutes.
Do not mistake your dreams for understanding. Dreams are limited by the knowledge and perspective of their creator. - The Malwatch
When you have plenty of knowledge that's the moment when you get vulgar, irnoc and hypocritical.
Maybe it mattered so much because it was only bound to be temporary. Sometimes the irony of life is bittersweet like that, over before it started yet never really had a chance to begin. We spend far too long trying to find reason, clarity or whatever comfort one is needing to understand chaos without appreciating the beauty in the arrival of something that ignited a growth in you. In a world filled with billions, what a miracle to have shared something so deep, even if it was never meant to stay.
If anything attacked us, we could just panic at it until it went away.