13 Inspirational Charles Bukowski Quotes That Will Make You Feel More Alive Than Ever

1. “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.”

2. “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.”

3. “The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence.”

4. “Real loneliness is not necessarily limited to when you are alone.”

5. “You have to die a few times before you can really

6. “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.”

7. “those who escape hell
never talk about
and nothing much
bothers them

8. “My ambition is handicapped by laziness.”

9. “You have to die a few times before you can really live.”

10. “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
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
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

11. “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.”

12. “What matters most is how well you walk through the fire.”

13. “Life’s as kind as you let it be.” Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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