Decadent Lifestyle

You boys can keep your virgins

“You boys can keep your virgins. Give me hot old women in high heels with asses that forgot to get old.”

- Charles Bukowski


The free soul

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“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


Charles Bukowski

Charles Bukowski

“Something else is hurting you - that’s why you need pot or whiskey, or whips and rubber suits, or screaming music turned so fucking loud you can’t think.”

Charles Bukowski


Charles Bukowski

Charles Bukowski


Advice from Bukowski

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- Interviewer: “What is your advice to young writers?”
- Charles Bukowski: “Drink, fuck and smoke plenty of cigarettes.”
- Interviewer: “What is your advice to older writers?”
- Charles Bukowski: “If you're still alive, you don't need any advice.”


Somewhere else, someplace good

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“The hangover was brutal but he didn't mind. It told him he had been somewhere else, someplace good.”

– Charles Bukowski


Charles Bukowski on work

“How in the hell could a man enjoy being awakened at 8:30 a.m. by an alarm clock, leap out of bed, dress, force-feed, shit, piss, brush teeth and hair, and fight traffic to get to a place where essentially you made lots of money for somebody else and were asked to be grateful for the opportunity to do so?”

-  Charles Bukowski


Charles Bukowski


Being unpleasant

"There's nothing else as pleasant as being unpleasant when there's nothing else to do, and there's usually nothing else to do."

Charles Bukowski


Charles Bukowski