Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Quick Quote for a Busy Wednesday

Went through a serious Bukowski phase as a young man. Someone posted this on facebook, and it made me remember why:
“There's nothing to mourn about death any more than there is to mourn about the growing of a flower. What is terrible is not death but the lives people live or don't live up until their death. They don't honor their own lives, they piss on their lives. They shit them away. Dumb fuckers. They concentrate too much on fucking, movies, money, family, fucking. Their minds are full of cotton. They swallow God without thinking, they swallow country without thinking. Soon they forget how to think, they let others think for them. Their brains are stuffed with cotton. They look ugly, they talk ugly, they walk ugly. Play them the great music of the centuries and they can't hear it. Most people's deaths are a sham. There's nothing left to die.”

Charles Bukowski

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love this quote. I'll debate him about the worth of cinema but the rest is pretty insightful.

----ondine nyc

11/02/2011 09:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've debated this sort of thought within myself. The problem being how to know when someone who disagrees with you has swallowed without thinking?

11/02/2011 11:32:00 AM  
Blogger Edward_ said...

The problem being how to know when someone who disagrees with you has swallowed without thinking?

Dialog usually reveals that, I find...even when the one who hadn't done enough thinking is myself.

11/02/2011 11:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Ultimate Badass ::Richard Proenneke

Alone in the Wilderness

I have a Sculpture called Eat Fuck Sleep. (My Favorite Things). It would fit nicely in your gallery Edward. :) Im serious.

11/02/2011 12:51:00 PM  
Blogger Mark Barry said...

about the fucking part...

11/02/2011 01:11:00 PM  
Blogger Stefano W. Pasquini said...

...sounds like a portrait of today's Italy.

11/07/2011 03:28:00 AM  

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