"I would be married, but I'd have no wife, I would be married to a single life."
"It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely."Charles Bukowski on Albert Einstein
"Alone we can do so little together we can do so much."Charles Bukowski on Helen Keller
"It's often just enough to be with someone. I don't need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You're not alone."Charles Bukowski on Marilyn Monroe
"Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation for it is better to be alone than in bad company."Charles Bukowski on George Washington
"I restore myself when I'm alone."Charles Bukowski on Marilyn Monroe
"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."
"To do a dull thing with style-now that's what I call art."
"Bad taste creates many more millionaires than good taste."
"We have wasted History like a bunch of drunks shooting dice back in the men's crapper of the local bar."
"You begin saving the world by saving one man at a time all else is grandiose romanticism or politics."