Quote of the Day!


what matters most is how well you walk through the fire

Charles Bukowski

August 16, 1920: Before he was able to make a living as a writer, Charles Bukowski worked in the post office as a clerk—a job that fueled both his writing and his despair. Bukowski was born in Germany, 93 years ago today.


6 thoughts on “Quote of the Day!

  1. I found out just this year that he and I once lived in basically the same neighborhood for 8 years… I love this guy. I mean, really, he sort of grosses-me out a bit. And I can’t figure out why that simultaneously appeals to me, except for the fact that he was just always being himself enough to really get inside us all. Maybe he lived the life that I too would live were I brave enough.


    • Bill, I know how you feel. I feel the same way about Bukowski. He really lived life on his terms and is completely honest about it in his poetry. I always keep a few anthologies next to me when I write to read when I take a break, and Charles Bukowski is always there! 🙂

      All My Best, Jill

      P.S. I think it’s awesome that you lived in the same neighborhood!!


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