Henry Charles Bukowski was a German-born American poet, novelist, and short story writer... (wikipedia)
Never envy a man his lady. Behind it all lays a living hell.
You begin saving the world by saving one man at a time; all else is grandiose romanticism or politics.
Some people never go crazy, What truly horrible lives they must live.
An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way.
Genius might be the ability to say a profound thing in a simple way.
The difference between a democracy and a dictatorship is that in a democracy you vote first and take orders later; in a dictatorship you don't have to waste your time voting.
I would be married, but I'd have no wife, I would be married to a single life.
The male, for all his bravado and exploration, is the loyal one, the one who generally feels love. The female is skilled at betrayal and torture and damnation.
I don't like jail, they got the wrong kind of bars in there.
The free soul is rare, but you know it when you see it - basically because you feel good, very good, when you are near or with them.