Man Crush Monday | Charles Bukowski

Charles Bukowski quotes

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 is an important influence for many writers. I generally have some form of visceral reaction to his writing. He is rough. Crude, raw, and in some ways, depraved. There’s a blunt honesty and lack of apology in his views and his words.

Looking through his words, one can find absolutely beautiful testaments of the human experience among the many volumes of work he produced in his life.

Here are 10 more quotes to start your week:

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

“You are marvelous the gods wait to delight in you.”

“If you’re going to try, go all the way.”

“I am a series of small victories and large defeats and I am as amazed as any other that I have gotten from there to here.”

“An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way.”

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

“Dogs and angels are not very far apart.”

“I wanted the whole world or nothing.”

“Nobody can save you but yourself and you’re worth saving. It’s a war not easily won but if anything is worth winning then this is it.”

“Some people never go crazy, what truly horrible lives they must live.”

Make this a great week!

XO, Jennifer

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