"You begin saving the world by saving one man at a time all else is grandiose romanticism or politics."
"Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow."Charles Bukowski on William Shakespeare
"Deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance."Charles Bukowski on Oscar Wilde
"The word 'romance,' according to the dictionary, means excitement, adventure, and something extremely real. Romance should last a lifetime."Charles Bukowski on Billy Graham
"A tramp, a gentleman, a poet, a dreamer, a lonely fellow, always hopeful of romance and adventure."Charles Bukowski on Charlie Chaplin
"Romantic love is mental illness. But it's a pleasurable one. It's a drug. It distorts reality, and that's the point of it. It would be impossible to fall in love with someone that you really saw."Charles Bukowski on Fran Lebowitz
"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."