I am 22, and of the female variety.

21st June 2014

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Most people are much better at saying things in letters than in conversation, and some people can write artistic, inventive letters, but when they try a poem or story or novel they become pretentious.
— Charles Bukowski, Women

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15th May 2014


To be rendered unconscious; to lie exposed, without shame, at the mercy of others; to be touched, incised, plundered, remade - this is what they are thinking of when they look at him, with their widening eyes and slightly parted lips.
— Margaret Atwood, Alias Grace

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29th August 2013

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Boring damned people. All over the earth. Propagating more boring damned people. What a horror show. The earth swarmed with them.
— Charles Bukowski

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27th August 2013

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Another belief of mine: that everyone else my age is an adult, whereas I am merely in disguise.
— Margaret Atwood, Cat’s Eye

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4th June 2013

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And she finds it difficult to believe—that a person would love her even when she isn’t trying. Trying to figure out what other people need, trying to be worthy.
— Margaret Atwood

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6th May 2013

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We were the people who were not in the papers. We lived in the blank white spaces at the edges of print. It gave us more freedom.
We lived in the gaps between the stories.
— Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale

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2nd May 2013

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I am not a snob; it is simply that I am not interested with what most people have to say, or what they want to do — mostly with my time.
— Charles Bukowski

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12th April 2013

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These days I script whole fights, in my head, and the reconciliations afterwards, too.
— Margaret Atwood, Handmaid’s Tale

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23rd March 2013

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Perhaps her mind is slipping, perhaps she’s going off the tracks, perhaps she is coming unhinged. Unhinged, like a broken door, like a rammed gate, like a rusting strongbox. When you’re unhinged, things make their way out of you that should be kept inside and other things get in that ought to be shut out.
— Margaret Atwood

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23rd March 2013

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I don’t want to see anyone. I lie in the bedroom with the curtains drawn and nothingness washing over me like a sluggish wave. Whatever is happening to me is my own fault. I have done something wrong, something so huge I can’t even see it, something that’s drowning me. I am inadequate and stupid, without worth. I might as well be dead.
— Margaret Atwood, Cat’s Eye

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22nd March 2013

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My ambition is handicapped by laziness.
— Charles Bukowski, Factorum

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21st March 2013

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She was desperate and she was choosy 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, Factorum

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19th March 2013

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We waited and waited. All of us. Didn’t the shrink know that waiting was one of the things that drove people crazy? People waited all their lives. They waited to live, they waited to die. They waited in line to buy toilet paper. They waited in line for money. And if they didn’t have any money they waited in longer lines. You waited to go to sleep and then you waited to awaken. You waited to get married and you waited to get divorced. You waited for it to rain, you waited for it to stop. You waited to eat and then you waited to eat again. You waited in a shrink’s office with a bunch of psychos and you wondered if you were one.
— Charles Bukowski, Pulp

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17th March 2013

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One more drink and you’re dead. This is no way to talk to a suicide head.
— Charles Bukowski, Notes of a Dirty Old Man

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15th March 2013

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The problem was you had to keep choosing between one evil or another, and no matter what you chose, they sliced a little bit more off you, until there was nothing left… The others had some taste for life. They seemed to understand something that I didn’t understand. Maybe I was lacking. It was possible. I often felt inferior. I just wanted to get away from them. But there was no place to go
— Charles Bukowski, Ham on Rye

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