HIGH TIMES: So sometimes you fooled us all with your writings. Is that what you are trying to say?
BUKOWSKI: Sometimes I even fool myself. And sometimes they reject my writing, and they say: “It isn’t good at all, Bukowski!” And they are right, I write a lot of shit. Almost intentionally I write a lot of shit, to keep me going, and much of it is not good, but it keeps me exercising. But a lot of it is good. I’d say that seventy-five percent of what I write is good; forty, forty-five percent is excellent; ten percent is immortal, and twenty-five percent is shit. Does it add up to one hundred?