Charles Bukowski

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“If you’re going to try, go all the way. Otherwise, don’t even start. This could mean losing girlfriends, wives, relatives and maybe even your mind. It could mean not eating for three or four days. It could mean freezing on a park bench. It could mean jail. It could mean derision. It could mean mockery–isolation. Isolation is the gift. All the others are a test of your endurance, of how much you really want to do it. And, you’ll do it, despite rejection and the worst odds. And it will be better than anything else you can imagine. If you’re going to try, go all the way. There is no other feeling like that. You will be alone with the gods, and the nights will flame with fire. You will ride life straight to perfect laughter. It’s the only good fight there is.”
― Charles BukowskiFactotum


  1. Mitch · March 9, 2014

    This is just what I need to read and take stock of in this moment of time!!! Soooooooo pleased to have seen this Lisa…

    • lkthayer · March 10, 2014

      So pleased to hear it Mitch! Your pleasure is mine! 🙂

    • lkthayer · March 13, 2014

      So pleased Mitch!! XXX

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