And it seems people should not build houses anymore

And it seems people should not build houses anymore; it seems people should stop working and sit in small rooms on second floors under electric lights without shades; it seems there is a lot to forget and a lot not to do and in drugstores, markets, bars, the people are tired, they do not want to move, and I stand there at night and look through this house and the house does not want to be built.

Charles Bukowski

PG hasn’t ever read a book by Charles Bukowski and doesn’t think he would necessarily enjoy the experience, but he does enjoy excerpts that include the unique voice of some of Bukowski’s characters and the gritty sense of down and out they convey.

Perhaps it’s time for PG to put up some more Raymond Chandler quotes. He doesn’t have quite the same voice Bukowski does, but they both understand life on mean streets.

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