”Having a bunch of cats around is good. If you’re feeling bad, you just look at the cats, you’ll feel better, because they know that everything is, just as it is. There’s nothing to get excited about. They just know. They’re saviors. The more cats you have, the longer you live. If you have hundreds, you’ll live ten times longer than if you have ten. Someday this will be discovered, and people will have a thousand cats and live forever. It’s truly ridiculous.” -Charles Bukowski
|Mum with kids that just happen to have fur.
Hemingway, Burroughs, Capote, Twain, Shaw, and other writers were also fond of felines. Photos HERE.
“Bukowski wrote about women, drinking, and horses. I write about men, drinking, and cats.”
“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.”
More Bukowski Quotes