"but we joke and laugh
otherwise we would start
Charles Bukowski, excerpt from “the shit shits” (via feellng
"Nobody can save you but yourself — and you’re worth saving. It’s a war not easily won but if anything is worth winning — this is it."
"She was desperate and she was choosy at the same time and, in a way, beautiful, but she didn’t have quite enough going for her to become what she imagined herself to be."
Charles Bukowski, Factotum
"Everyone has a weakness, a gap in the castle wall. That weakness is usually an insecurity, an uncontrollable emotion or need; it can also be a small secret pleasures. Either way, once found, it is a thumbscrew you can turn to your advantage."