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Throwing Away the Alarm Clock by Charles Bukowski

Throwing Away the Alarm Clock by Charles Bukowski
Share my father always said, "early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise." it was lights out at 8 p.m. in our house and we were up at dawn to the smell of coffee, frying bacon and scrambled eggs. my father followed this general routine for a lifetime and died young, broke, and, I think, not too wise. taking note, I rejected his advice and it became, for me, late to bed and late to rise. now, I'm not saying that I've conquered the world but I've avoided numberless early traffic jams, bypassed some common pitfalls and have met some strange, wonderful people one of whom was myself—someone my father never knew. "Throwing Away the Alarm Clock" by Charles Bukowski, from . © Harper Collins, 2004. It's the birthday of the poet , ( books by this author ) born in Sussex, England (1792). And, "Chameleons feed on light and air: Poets' food is love and fame." There's a new biography of President Obama by editor David Remnick. His nickname was "Satchmo." short for "Satchel Mouth."

Best Quotes of All Time It’s been three years since we shared our original list of some of the best quotes of all time, and we felt it was a good time for an update. We’ve added another 25 quotes for you. But these aren’t just any quotes. These are quotes designed to inspire. I know quotes researched online often come in slightly different variations, so if you’ve heard another version of one of these, please share it with us in the comments. Here are our 25 new additions for our list of the best quotes of all time, including some submitted by our readers in response to the original list of best quotes, which you can still find below. “Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.” – Les Brown “A goal is a dream with a deadline.” – Napoleon Hill “The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same.” – Colin R. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.” – Mark Twain “Have the courage to say no.

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