"You begin saving the world by saving one man at a time all else is grandiose romanticism or politics."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."Charles Bukowski on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Charles Bukowski on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Charles Bukowski on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Charles Bukowski on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."Charles Bukowski on Joseph Stalin
"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."
"We have wasted History like a bunch of drunks shooting dice back in the men's crapper of the local bar."