“What matters most is how well you walk through the fire.”

“You have to die a few times before you can really live.”
The People Look Like Flowers at Last

“Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead.”

“If you’re losing your soul and you know it, then you’ve still got a soul left to lose.”

“An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way…”

“Real loneliness is not necessarily limited to when you are alone.”

“The best advice I’ve ever received: ‘no one else knows what they are doing either.’”

“one can never be sure whether it’s good poetry or bad acid”
Love is a Dog from Hell
“The free soul is rare, but you know it when you see it – basically because you feel good, very good, when you are near or with them.”
Tales of Ordinary Madness
It’s necessary for me
sometimes just to be alone
and quiet and doing nothing
when I am feeling
all i have to do is
watch my cats
and my



Tom Waits and Bono recite Bukowski


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