Yesterday's birthday post for Bukowski got some great responses in the comments. Thanks to everyone who submitted their favorite CB quote! Check 'em out (more after the jump):
“Sometimes you just have to pee in the sink.”
"The shortest distance between two points is often unbearable."
"I wish to weep but sorrow is stupid. I wish to believe but belief is a graveyard."
"It was better for me when I could imagine greatness in others, even if it wasn't always there."
"Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must live."
"Genius might be the ablity to say a profound thing in a simple way."
"Drinking is an emotional thing. It joggles you out of the standardism of everyday life, out of everything being the same. It yanks you out of your body and your mind and throws you against the wall. I have the feeling that drinking is a form of suicide where you're allowed to return to life and begin all over the next day. It's like killing yourself, and then you're reborn. I guess I've lived about ten or fifteen thousand lives now."
"You begin saving the world by saving one man at a time; all else is grandiose romanticism or politics."
"Humanity, you never had it to begin with."
“It's possible to love a human being if you don't know them too well.”
"The nine-to-five is one of the greatest atrocities sprung upon mankind. You give your life away to a function that doesn't interest you. This situation so repelled me that I was driven to drink, starvation, and mad females, simply as an alternative."
"dogs and angels are not very far apart."
"what matters most is how well you walk through the fire"
"I've been so down in the mouth lately that sometimes when I bend over to lace my shoes there are three tongues."