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    30 Most Beautiful Charles Bukowski Written Words

    Words of an alcoholic.

    1.

    "All her books of terrified loneliness all her books about the cruelty of loveless love were all that was left of her."

    2.

    "Met this guy, somewhere, hell his eyes looked like a madman's or maybe it was only my reflection there."

    3.

    "It's colder than hell (yes) but

    The blankets are thin,

    And the pulled-down shades

    Are as full of holes as love is."

    4.

    "People are strange: they are constantly angered by

    trivial things,

    but on a major matter

    like

    wasting their lives,

    they hardly seem to

    notice"

    5.

    "When He created you lying in bed

    He knew what He was doing

    He was drunk and He was high

    and He created the mountains and the sea and fire at the same time."

    6.

    "I felt like crying but nothing came out. It was just a sort of sad sickness, sick sad, when you can't feel any worse. I think you know it. I think everybody knows it now and then. but I think I have known it pretty often, too often."

    7.

    "I will remember the kisses

    our lips raw with love

    and how you gave me

    everything you had

    and how I

    offered you what was left of

    me,

    and I will remember your small room

    the feel of you

    the light in the window

    your records

    your books

    our morning coffee

    our noons our nights

    our bodies spilled together

    sleeping

    the tiny flowing currents

    immediate and forever

    your leg my leg

    your arm my arm

    your smile and the warmth

    of you

    who made me laugh

    again."

    8.

    "We are all museums of fear."

    9.

    "She had thin hips, full lips, eyes like rain. Skin like winter, lungs like hell. She taste like heaven, fucked like sin. She had cobweb veins, cigarette love. She lived like a hurricane, burned like the sun. She had oceans in her irisis, coffee laced laughter. A heart like fall, a smile like spring, thighs like summer, a kiss like alcohol. She loved me like spring, left me like winter. She lived like the fall. She changed like the leaves. She moved on like the seasons, forgetting me."

    10.

    "A love like that was a serious illness, an illness from which you never entirely recover."

    11.

    "Once you have feelings for someone it will always be there.

    You may not like them anymore, but you still care."

    12.

    "Those who escape hell

    however

    never talk about

    it

    and nothing much

    bothers them

    after

    that."

    13.

    "And the whiskey and wine entered our veins

    when blood was too weak to carry on…"

    14.

    "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."

    15.

    "Oh, I don't mean you're handsome, not the way people think of handsome. Your face seems kind. But your eyes - they're beautiful. They're wild, crazy, like some animal peering out of a forest on fire."

    16.

    "I want to be with you,

    it is as simple,

    and as complicated as that."

    17.

    "Eyes. Those damn eyes fucked me forever."

    18.

    "People empty me. I have to get away to refill."

    19.

    "I have the feeling that drinking is a form of suicide where you're allowed to return to life and begin all over the next day. It's like killing yourself, and then you're reborn. I guess I've lived about ten or fifteen thousand lives now."

    20.

    "My dear,

    Find what you love and let it kill you.

    Let it drain you of your all. Let it cling onto your back and weigh you down into eventual nothingness.

    Let it kill you and let it devour your remains.

    For all things will kill you, both slowly and fastly, but it's much better to be killed by a lover."

    21.

    "We don't even ask happiness, just a little less pain."

    22.

    "She's mad but she's magic.

    There is no lie in her fire."

    23.

    How can you say you love one person when there are ten thousand people in the world that you would love more if you ever met them? But you'll never meet them. All right, so we do the best we can. Granted. But we must still realize that love is just the result of a chance encounter."

    24.

    "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."

    25.

    "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."

    26.

    "Things get bad for all of us, almost continually, and what we do under the constant stress reveals who/what we are."

    27.

    "The useless wars

    the useless years

    the useless loves

    and they ask us,

    why do you drink so much?

    well, I suppose the days were made

    to be wasted

    the years and the loves were made

    to be wasted.

    we can't cry, and it helps to laugh-

    it's like letting out

    dreams, ideals,

    poisons."

    28.

    "When we were kids

    laying around the lawn

    on our

    bellies

    we often talked

    about

    how

    we'd like to

    die

    and

    we all

    agreed on the

    same

    thing;

    we'd all

    like to die

    fucking

    (although

    none of us

    had

    done any

    fucking)

    and now

    that

    we are hardly

    kids

    any longer

    we think more

    about

    how

    not to

    die

    and

    although

    we're

    ready

    most of

    us

    would

    prefer to

    do it

    alone

    under the

    sheets

    now

    that

    most of

    us

    have fucked

    our lives

    away."

    29.

    "When you find someone who doesn't annoy the shit out of you; hold them tight and close - never let them escape."

    30.

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

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