Charles Bukowski Quotes & Sayings

23 most famous Charles Bukowski quotes and sayings. These are the first 10 quotes we have for him. He was an American author who passed away on 9 March, 1994.

Charles Bukowski Quotes
“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.”
Charles Bukowski Quotes
“Some people never go crazy, What truly horrible lives they must live.”
Charles Bukowski Quotes
“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.”
Charles Bukowski Quotes
“Genius might be the ability to say a profound thing in a simple way.”
Charles Bukowski Quotes
“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.”
Charles Bukowski Quotes
“An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way.”
Charles Bukowski Quotes
“I would be married, but I'd have no wife, I would be married to a single life.”
Charles Bukowski Quotes
“You begin saving the world by saving one man at a time; all else is grandiose romanticism or politics.”
Charles Bukowski Quotes
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose.”
Charles Bukowski Quotes
“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.”

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