Charles Bukowski

45Charles Bukowski Quotes

American Author born on August 16, 1920, died on March 09, 1994

Henry Charles Bukowski was a German-born American poet, novelist, and short story writer... (source)

Never envy a man his lady. Behind it all lays a living hell. view quote

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

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

An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way. view quote

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

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. view quote

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

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. view quote

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

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