Charles Bukowski and Alan Watts on How to Live a Good Life
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Bukowski starved for his art, living in rooming houses, working low paying jobs while also bumming around and spending time off in order to write and have more freedom.
“Van Gogh’s ear rejected by a whore; Rimbaud running off to Africa to look for gold and finding an incurable case of syphilis; Beethoven gone deaf…”
“once we were young at this machine…drinking smoking typing it was a most splendid miraculous time still is…”
“I can’t have it and you can’t have it and we won’t get it so don’t bet on it or even think about it just get out of bed each morning…”
Did Bukowski really drink at King Eddy’s Saloon in Los Angeles, or is it a myth?
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Bukowski on what it takes to write good poetry.
“The men didn’t understand and the girls all loved me…”
“I shaved carefully with an old razor the man who had once been young and said to have genius.”
“if you get married they think you’re finished and if you’re without a woman they think you’re incomplete.”