Charles Bukowski quote about love from Factotum - People don't need love. What they need is success in one form or another. It can be love but it needn't be.
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People don't need love. What they need is success in one form or another. It can be love but it needn't be.
 Charles Bukowski, Factotum (1975). copy citation

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Author Charles Bukowski
Source Factotum
Topic love success need
Date 1975
Language English
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Weblink https://libcom.org/files/Factotum%20-%20Charles%20Bukowski.pdf

Context

“Your parents hated you. Right?»
«Right.»
«So now you're a little crazy. No love. Everybody needs love. It's warped you.»
«People don't need love. What they need is success in one form or another. It can be love but it needn't be.»
«The Bible says, 'Love thy neighbor.' »
«That could mean to leave him alone. I'm going out to get a paper.»
Jan yawned and lifted her breasts. They were an interesting brown-gold color—like tan mixed with dirt.” source

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