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Born in August 16, 1920 / Died in March 9, 1994 / United States / English

Quotes by Charles Bukowski

Bad taste creates many more millionaires than good taste.
We have wasted History like a bunch of drunks shooting dice back in the men's crapper of the local bar.
If you want to know who your friends are, get yourself a jail sentence.
There will always be something to ruin our lives, it all depends on what or which finds us first. We are always ripe and ready to be taken.
Humanity, you never had it to begin with.
Never get out of bed before noon.
I don't like jail, they got the wrong kind of bars in there.
To do a dull thing with style-now that's what I call art.
If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose.
Some people never go crazy, What truly horrible lives they must live.
Show me a man who lives alone and has a perpetually clean kitchen, and 8 times out of 9 I'll show you a man with detestable spiritual qualities.
Genius might be the ability to say a profound thing in a simple way.
Joan of Arc had style. Jesus had style.
Sex is interesting, but it's not totally important. I mean it's not even as important (physically) as excretion. A man can go seventy years without a piece of ass, but he can die in a week without a bowel movement.
I would be married, but I'd have no wife, I would be married to a single life.
It's possible to love a human being if you don't know them too well.
For those who believe in God, most of the big questions are answered. But for those of us who can't readily accept the God formula, the big answers don't remain stone-written. We adjust to new conditions and discoveries. We are pliable. Love need not be a command or faith a dictum. I am my own God. We are here to unlearn the teachings of the church, state, and our educational system. We are here to drink beer. We are here to kill war. We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us.
Politics is like trying to screw a cat in the ass.
You begin saving the world by saving one person at a time; all else is grandiose romanticism or politics.
Before you kill something make sure you have something better to replace it with; something better than political opportunist slamming hate horse shit in the public park.
You begin saving the world by saving one man at a time; all else is grandiose romanticism or politics.
The whole LSD, STP, marijuana, heroin, hashish, prescription cough medicine crowd suffers from the Watchtower itch: you gotta be with us, man, or you're out, you're dead. This pitch is a continual and seeming MUST with those who use the stuff. It's no wonder they keep getting busted.
I was no petty thief, I wanted the world or nothing.
An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way.
Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead.