"To do a dull thing with style-now that's what I call art."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Charles Bukowski on Albert Einstein
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."Charles Bukowski on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Charles Bukowski on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Charles Bukowski on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Charles Bukowski on Oscar Wilde
"I would be married, but I'd have no wife, I would be married to a single life."
"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."
"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."