Charles Bukowski - Go all the way

  • Artist: Charles Bukowski
  • Translations: French, Italian, Romanian, Spanish

Go all the way

“If you’re going to try, go all the way.
Otherwise, don’t even start.
This could mean losing girlfriends, wives,
relatives and maybe even your mind.
(To) Go all the way ....,
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, 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 and 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!
Do it , do it , do it, do it , all the way !!
All the way
You will ride life straight to perfect laughter.
It’s the only good fight there is.”
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