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A factotum is a general servant or a person having many diverse activities or responsibilities. The word derives from the Latin command (imperative construction) fac totum ("do/make everything").

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Factotum is a 2005 Bent Hamer-directed film based on the novel of the same name by Charles Bukowski.

  • Chinaski: :If you are going to try, go all the way. Otherwise don't even start. This could mean losing girlfriends, wives, relatives, jobs. And Maybe your mind. It could mean not eating for three or four days. It could mean freezing on a park bench. It could mean jail. It could mean derision. It could mean mockery, isolation. Isolation is the gift. All others are a test of your endurance. Of how much you really want to do it. And you'll do it, despite rejection in the worst odds. And it will be better than anything else you can imagine. If you're going to try, go all the way. There is no other feeling like that. You will be alone with the gods. And the nights will flame with fire. You will ride life straight to perfect laughter. It's the only good fight there is.
  • Chinaski: :All I want to do is get my check and get drunk.
  • Chinaski: :I decided to clean up the apartment. I thought I must be turning into a fag.
  • Chinaski: :Amazing how grimly we hold on to our misery, the energy we burn fueling our anger. Amazing how one moment, we can be snarling like a beast, then a few moments later, forgetting what or why. Not hours of this, or days, or months, or years of this... But decades. Lifetimes completely used up, given over to the pettiest rancor and hatred. Finally, there is nothing here for death to take away.
  • Pickle Factory Boss:: Writer Huh? Are you Sure?
Chinaski:: No, I'm not. I'm halfway through a novel.
Pickle Factory Boss:: What's it about?
Chinaski:: Everything.
Pickle Factory Boss:: It's about... cancer?
Chinaski:: Yes.
Pickle Factory Boss:: How about my wife?
Chinaski:: She's in there too.

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