Top 10 Charles Bukowski Quotes To Challenge Your World

American-German Novelist and Poet Charles Bukowski was known for expressing the harsh realities of Los Angeles through his different mediums of art forms. He would write short stories and poems about the issues regarding poor Americans as he touched on dark themes such alcohol, ordinary life, boredom, and the drudgery of work. Charles Bukowski’s work, legacy and influence have inspired many artists long after his life.

These empowering Charles Bukowski quotes will examine your reality and elevate your conscious awareness to think rom a different perspective.

10 Inspirational Charles Bukowski Quotes


“A spark can set a whole a whole forest on fire. Just a spark. Save it.” – Charles Bukowski


“How the hell could a person enjoy being awakened at 6:30AM, 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


“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

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“People are strange. They are constantly angered by trivial things, but on a major matter like totally wasting their lives, they hardly seem to notice.” – Charles Bukowski


“You’ve to die a few times before you actually live.” – Charles Bukowski


“Genius might be the ability to say a profound thing in a simple way.” – Charles Bukowski


“The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts. While the stupid ones are full of confidence.” – Charles Bukowski

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“Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must live.” – Charles Bukowski


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


“You give to the world your greatest gift when you’re being yourself.” – Charles Bukowski

Bonus Charles Bukowski Quote:

“Find what you love and let it kill you.” – Charles Bukowski

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