Quote by Charles Bukowski
and when love came to us twice and lied to us twice we decided to never love again that was fair fair to us and fair to love itself. we ask for no mercy or no miracles; we are strong enough to live and to die and to kill flies, attend the boxing matches, go to the racetrack, live on luck and skill, get alone, get alone often, and if you can't sleep alone be careful of the words you speak in your sleep; and ask for no mercy no miracles; and don't forget: time is meant to be wasted, love failsand death is useless.
This quote reflects a sense of emotional resilience and self-preservation. It suggests that after experiencing love's deceitfulness twice, the speaker and their partner have decided to protect themselves by choosing never to love again. They emphasize their independence and strength, asserting that they don't need mercy or miracles. Additionally, the quote portrays a pragmatic approach to life, advocating for self-sufficiency, casual pastimes, and an acceptance of both the wasted and fleeting nature of time, the failures of love, and the futility of death.
Much of my life seems in retrospect to have been spent in the company of putative national leaders passing through the process of being denounced and imprisoned for sedition, as part of the inevitable progression towards the Prime Ministership and the ritual tea-party at Windsor Castle.
People tend to focus on the things that they don't like about themselves. While that's important for change, it's equally important to focus on what they love about themselves. For every one thing you dislike about yourself, think of five things you like about yourself. It's a balancing act.