Charles Bukowski

"Do you hate people?I don't hate them...I just feel better when they're not around."
"my beerdrunk soul is sadder than all the dead christmas trees of the world."
"there is enough treachery, hatred violence absurdity in the averagehuman being to supply any given army on any given day and the best at murder are those who preach against itand the best at hate are those who preach love and the best at war finally are those who preach peace"
"the writing of somemenis like a vast bridgethat carries youoverthe many thingsthat claw and tear.The Wine of Forever"
"You begin saving the world by saving one man at a time; all else is grandiose romanticism or politics."
"Food is good for the nerves and the spirit. Courage comes from the belly – all else is desperation."
"To do a dull thing with style-now that's what I call art."
"I wanted the whole world or nothing."
"…He was always high on drugs. I was not a drug man, but in case I wanted to hide from myself for a few days, I knew I could get anything I wanted from him."
"That's the problem with drinking, I thought, as I poured myself a drink. If something bad happens you drink in an attempt to forget; if something good happens you drink in order to celebrate; and if nothing happens you drink to make something happen."
"Never trust a man in a jumpsuit"
"There's a bluebird in my heart that wants to get outbut I'm too tough for him,I say, stay in there, I'm not going to let anybody see you."