4.06.2006

sometimes when you get the blues there's a reason

For lack of my own words:

"it only takes 6 or 8 inept political leaders
or 8 or 10 artsy-fartsy writers, composers and painters to
set the natural course of human progress
back
50 years
or more.
which may not seem like much to you
but it's over half your lifetime
during which time you're not going to be able to
hear, see, read or feel that
necessary gift of great art which
otherwise you could have experienced.
which may not seem tragic to you
but sometimes, perhaps, when you're not feeling so
good at
night or in the morning or at
noon,
maybe what you feel that's lacking is
what should be there for
you
but is not.
and I don't mean a blonde in
sheer pantyhose,
I'm talking about what gnaws at your guts
even when she's
there."

~C. Bukowski

8 comments:

cassie d said...

he's such a genious.

probably because he was a drunk.

i have great respect for drunks.

They see things in a whole new light. A light that you can only see when you are teetering between that narrow line where you can still think cognitively, or fall over flat on your face.

good times.....

Denny said...

you know, ive been trying to figure out that last part for years...

Amber said...

to answer with another quote, and to point out that if we keep drinking we'll figure it out eventually, as we become smarter....

"Well ya see, Norm, it's like this... A herd of buffalo can only move
as fast as the slowest buffalo. And when the herd is hunted, it is the
slowest and weakest ones at the back that are killed first This
natural selection is good for the herd as a whole, because the general
speed and health of the whole group keeps improving by the regular
killing of the weakest members. In much the same way, the human brain
can only operate as fast as the slowest brain cells. Excessive intake
of alcohol, as we know, kills brain cells. But naturally, it attacks
the slowest and weakest brain cells first. In this way, regular
consumption of beer eliminates the weaker brain cells, making the
brain a faster and more efficient machine. That's why you always feel
smarter after a few beers."

cassie d said...

LOVE IT.
Where did you get that?

Amber said...

I can't remember, but, my friend I am full of quotes just waiting for the right moment to use them.

totalvo said...

damn ain't that the truth.. i will repost this

Denny said...

good to see that some wisdom still lives on from cheers

S E E Quine said...

` Was that a quote from Cliff? You know, I met John Ratzenburger randomly one day but I didn't get to talk to him long enough to imitate that character's crazy know-it-all-ishness. That would have been funny.