Charles Bukowski

Henry Charles Bukowski (born Heinrich Karl Bukowski; August 16, 1920 – March 9, 1994) was a German-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. Bukowski wrote thousands of poems, hundreds of short stories and six novels, eventually publishing over 60 books. The FBI kept a file on him as a result of his column, Notes of a Dirty Old Man, in the LA underground newspaper Open City. In 1986 Time called Bukowski a "laureate of American lowlife". Regarding Bukowski's enduring popular appeal, Adam Kirsch of The New Yorker wrote, "the secret of Bukowski's appeal. . . [is that] he combines the confessional poet's promise of intimacy with the larger-t... More

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Charles Bukowski Quotes

Charles Bukowski #Alone

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

Bad taste creates many more millionaires than good taste.
Charles Bukowski #History

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

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 #Politics #Romantic

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

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 #Art

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