"She was desperate and she was choosey 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 (via kerryquotesquotes)
"It was a joy! Words weren’t dull, words were things that could make your mind hum. If you read them and let yourself feel the magic, you could live without pain, with hope, no matter what happened to you."
— Charles Bukowski, Ham on Rye (via kerryquotesquotes)