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Charles Bukowski - Quotes

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The difference between a democracy and a dictatorship is that in a democracy you vote first and take orders later; in a dictatorship you don't have to waste your time voting.

The difference between a democracy and a dictatorship is that in a democracy you vote first and take orders later; in a dictatorship you don't have to waste your time voting.

Some people never go crazy, What truly horrible lives they must live.

Some people never go crazy, What truly horrible lives they must live.

The free soul is rare, but you know it when you see it - basically because you feel good, very good, when you are near or with them. ---->>>

Genius might be the ability to say a profound thing in a simple way.

Genius might be the ability to say a profound thing in a simple way.

The male, for all his bravado and exploration, is the loyal one, the one who generally feels love. The female is skilled at betrayal and torture and damnation. ---->>>

There are women who can make you feel more with their bodies and their souls, but these are the exact women who will turn the knife into you right in front of the crowd. Of course, I expect this, but the knife still cuts. ---->>>

An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way. ---->>>

If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Never envy a man his lady. Behind it all lays a living hell. ---->>>

You begin saving the world by saving one man at a time; all else is grandiose romanticism or politics.

You begin saving the world by saving one man at a time; all else is grandiose romanticism or politics.

To do a dull thing with style-now that's what I call art. ---->>>

We have wasted History like a bunch of drunks shooting dice back in the men's crapper of the local bar.

We have wasted History like a bunch of drunks shooting dice back in the men's crapper of the local bar.

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. ---->>>

Bad taste creates many more millionaires than good taste. ---->>>

Joan of Arc had style. Jesus had style. ---->>>

It's possible to love a human being if you don't know them too well. ---->>>

If you want to know who your friends are, get yourself a jail sentence. ---->>>

I would be married, but I'd have no wife, I would be married to a single life.

I would be married, but I'd have no wife, I would be married to a single life.

I don't like jail, they got the wrong kind of bars in there. ---->>>

Humanity, you never had it to begin with. ---->>>

Never get out of bed before noon. ---->>>

The female loves to play man against man. And if she is in a position to do it, there is not one who will resist. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 08-16, 1920
Birthplace: Andernach, Rhineland-Palatinate, Weimar Republic
Die: 03-09, 1994
Occupation: Author
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Henry Charles Bukowski (born Heinrich Karl Bukowski; August 16, 1920 – March 9, 1994) was a German-born American poet, novelist, and short story writer. His writing was influenced by the social, cultural, and economic ambience of his home city of Los Angeles. His work addresses the ordinary lives of poor Americans, the act of writing, alcohol, relationships with women, and the drudgery of work (wikipedia)