Charles Bukowski

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girlfriends

The women of the past keep phoning. There was another yesterday arrived from out of state. She wanted to see me. I told her "no." I don't want to see them, I won't see them. It would be awkward gruesome and useless. I know some people who can watch the same movie more than once. Not me. Once I know the plot, once I know the ending whether it's happy or unhappy or just plain dumb, then for me that movie is finished forever and that's why I refuse to let any of my old movies play over and over again for years.

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