go all the way



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. It could mean

not eating for three or four days. It could mean freezingĀ on a

park bench. It could mean jail. It could mean derision. It could

mean 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.

It’s the only good fight

there is.


Charles Bukowski