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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

Time, Between, Democracy Genius might be the ability to say a profound thing in a simple way. –
Charles Bukowski

Genius might be the ability to say a profound thing in a simple way.
Charles Bukowski
Intelligence, Simple, Might

Some people never go crazy, What truly horrible lives they must live.
Charles Bukowski
Crazy, Lives, Truly

An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way.
Charles Bukowski
Simple, Artist, Says

If you’re losing your soul and you know it, then you’ve still got a soul left to lose.
Charles Bukowski
Soul, Lose, Left

You begin saving the world by saving one man at a time; all else is grandiose romanticism or politics.
Charles Bukowski
Time, Politics, Begin

I would be married, but I’d have no wife, I would be married to a single life.
Charles Bukowski
Alone, Life, Wife

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.
Charles Bukowski
Alone, Times, Spiritual

It’s possible to love a human being if you don’t know them too well.
Charles Bukowski
Love, Possible

To do a dull thing with style-now that’s what I call art.
Charles Bukowski
Art, Call, Dull

Joan of Arc had style. Jesus had style.
Charles Bukowski
Jesus, Style, Arc

If you want to know who your friends are, get yourself a jail sentence.
Charles Bukowski
Yourself, Friends, Jail

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.
Charles Bukowski
Lives, Taken, Ready

We have wasted History like a bunch of drunks shooting dice back in the men’s crapper of the local bar.
Charles Bukowski
Men, History, Wasted

Bad taste creates many more millionaires than good taste.
Charles Bukowski
Good, Bad, Taste

Never get out of bed before noon.
Charles Bukowski
Bed, Noon

I don’t like jail, they got the wrong kind of bars in there.
Charles Bukowski
Wrong, Jail, Bars

Humanity, you never had it to begin with.
Charles Bukowski
Humanity, Begin

Never envy a man his lady. Behind it all lays a living hell.
Charles Bukowski
Living, Envy, Hell

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.
Charles Bukowski
Against, She, Position

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
Good, Soul, Free

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
Love, Betrayal, Feels

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.
Charles Bukowski
Women, Turn, Expect

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