“My philosophy
like colour TV
is all there
in black and white”
Monty Python

Quotes, Aphorisms, Laws, and Thoughts
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Six quotes by Charles Bukowski

Henry Charles Bukowski (born Heinrich Karl Bukowski in Andernach, Germany, August 16, 1920 – March 9, 1994) was a German-American poet, novelist, and short story writer. His writing was influenced by the social, cultural, and economic ambience of his adopted home city of Los Angeles. Bukowski’s work addresses the ordinary lives of poor Americans, the act of writing, alcohol, relationships with women, and the drudgery of work. The FBI kept a file on him as a result of his column Notes of a Dirty Old Man in the LA underground newspaper Open City.
 An intellectual is a man who says a simple thing in a difficult way; an artist is a man who says a difficult thing in a simple way. 
 If you want to know who your friends are, get yourself a jail sentence. 
 My ambition is handicapped by my laziness. 
 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. 
 We look for someone to grow old together, while the secret is to find someone to stay a child with. 
 When you drank the world was still out there, but for the moment it didn’t have you by the throat. 

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