"We have wasted History like a bunch of drunks shooting dice back in the men's crapper of the local bar."
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."Charles Bukowski on Confucius
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew."Charles Bukowski on Abraham Lincoln
"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."Charles Bukowski on Mahatma Gandhi
"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little."Charles Bukowski on Franklin D. Roosevelt
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."Charles Bukowski on Thomas Jefferson
"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."
"To do a dull thing with style-now that's what I call art."
"Bad taste creates many more millionaires than good taste."
"You begin saving the world by saving one man at a time all else is grandiose romanticism or politics."