Understand me. I’m not like an ordinary world. I have my madness…I do not have time for things that have no soul. — Charles Bukowski Advertisements
All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another. ― Anatole France
Writers are desperate people and when they stop being desperate they stop being writers. — Charles Bukowski
You start by writing to live. You end by writing so as not to die. ―Carlos Fuentes
I think writing about unhappiness is probably the source of my popularity, if I have any. Deprivation is for me what daffodils were for Wordsworth. — Philip Larkin
Life and love are life and love, a bunch of violets is a bunch of violets, and to drag in the idea of a point is to ruin everything. Live and let live, love and let love, flower and fade, and follow the natural curve, which flows on, pointless. ― D. H. Lawrence
Maybe this world is another planet’s Hell. — Aldous Huxley, as quoted in Peter’s Quotations: Ideas for Our Time (1979) by Laurence J. Peter, p. 239.