The Most Important Thing Ever Said/Written

The following genius from Bukowski is my favourite quote of all time. Because I’m posting it now doesn’t mean I won’t post any others…it’s just my personal favourite. In fact I believe it’s the most important thing that has every been said or ever will be said, except of course for the following exceptions (yes, I know I said ‘except’ – that would make it – 3 times in the same sentence):

-My future wife saying “I do”

-My future kids laughing/crying/saying anything (with the exception of telling me or their amazing mother off)

-Wicked advice from my friends/family

-Another quote that I have yet to read that will stay with me as much as this one has

“If you’re going to try, go all the way. Otherwise don’t even start. This could mean losing girlfriends, wives, relatives, jobs. And maybe your mind. It could mean not eating for three or four days. It could mean freezing on a park bench. It could mean jail. It could mean derision. It could mean mockery, isolation. Isolation is the gift. All the others are a test of your endurance. Of how much you really want to do it. And you’ll do it, despite rejection in the worst odds. And it will be better than anything else you can imagine. If you’re going to try, go all the way. There is no other feeling like that. You will be alone with the gods. And the nights will flame with fire. You will ride life straight to perfect laughter. It’s the only good fight there is.”

-Charles Bukowski



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Writer living in Toronto. "Sneak out of your window darling, let's live like outlaws honey." View all posts by jtkwriting

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