February 14, 2010

Favourite Bukowski Quotes

"Do you hate people?"
"I don't hate them...I just feel better when they're not around."

"An intellectual is a man who says a simple thing in a difficult way; an artist is a man who says a difficult thing in a simple way."

"That's the problem with drinking, I thought, as I poured myself a drink. If something bad happens you drink in an attempt to forget; if something good happens you drink in order to celebrate; and if nothing happens you drink to make something happen."

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

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February 13, 2010

Sheila Heti

"I think it's useful to work on improving yourself, but then to stop. I don't think that that's an occupation one should continue for one's whole life. I think you should give maybe ten years to the pursuit, and then stop. Because you just sort of have to accept yourself, and say this is who I am and these are my limitations. You can't always be trying to make yourself better, because you stop seeing the world--you only see yourself."

-excerpt from interview with Spencer Gordon