Quotes by Charles Bukowski, American Author

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Charles Bukowski is a famous American poet, novelist, and short story writer known for his gritty, raw, and often controversial depictions of urban life and the counterculture of the mid-20th century. He wrote extensively about the struggles of the working class, alcohol and drug use, and relationships, often drawing on his own experiences as a struggling writer and hard-drinking individual. He is considered one of the most important voices in contemporary American literature.

Some interesting facts about Charles Bukowski

  1. Charles Bukowski was born in Germany and moved to Los Angeles with his family when he was three years old.
  2. He was a high school dropout, and worked a variety of low-paying jobs before becoming a full-time writer.
  3. He began writing poetry in his early 20s, but it wasn't until his 40s that he achieved fame and success as a writer.
  4. He was a heavy drinker and smoker, and often wrote about these vices in his work.
  5. Bukowski's writing is often associated with the "dirty realism" literary movement, which emerged in the 1960s and 1970s.
  6. He wrote over 60 books, including novels, poetry collections, and short story collections.
  7. He was known for his gritty, raw, and often controversial depictions of urban life and the counterculture of the mid-20th century.
  8. He based many of his characters on people he had met throughout his life.
  9. Bukowski's works have been translated into more than a dozen languages, and continue to be popular with readers around the world.
  10. He passed away in 1994, but his work continues to be celebrated and studied by critics and readers alike.


Quotes by Charles Bukowski

  • Never get out of bed before noon.
  • Shakespeare didn't work at all for me.
  • Joan of Arc had style. Jesus had style.
  • Humanity, you never had it to begin with.
  • You can do without a woman but not a typewriter.
  • Almost everybody is born a genius and buried an idiot.
  • Bad taste creates many more millionaires than good taste.
  • To do a dull thing with style-now that's what I call art.
  • I am a dangerous man when turned loose with a typewriter.
  • Never envy a man his lady. Behind it all lays a living hell.
  • I don't like jail, they got the wrong kind of bars in there.
  • The thing that I fear discriminating against is humor and truth.
  • In my work, as a writer, I only photograph, in words, what I see.
  • Those who have been writing literature have not been writing life.
  • It's possible to love a human being if you don't know them too well.
  • Genius might be the ability to say a profound thing in a simple way.
  • Some people never go crazy, What truly horrible lives they must live.
  • If you want to know who your friends are, get yourself a jail sentence.
  • Much publishing is done through politics, friends, and natural stupidity.
  • Sometimes I've called writing a disease. If so, I'm glad that it caught me.



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