„Almost everybody is born a genius and buried an idiot.“

—  Charles Bukowski, könyv Notes of a Dirty Old Man

Forrás: Notes of a Dirty Man (Zápisky starého prasáka)

„people run from rain but
sit
in bathtubs full of
water.“

—  Charles Bukowski

Forrás: The Roominghouse Madrigals: Early Selected Poems, 1946-1966

„we only asked for leopards to guard
our thinning dreams.“

—  Charles Bukowski, könyv The People Look Like Flowers at Last

Forrás: The People Look Like Flowers at Last

Citát „The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts while the stupid one are full of confidence.“

„The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts while the stupid one are full of confidence.“

—  Charles Bukowski

Változat: The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence.

„Life's as kind as you let it be.“

—  Charles Bukowski, könyv Hot Water Music

Forrás: Hot Water Music

„My ambition is handicapped by my laziness.“

—  Charles Bukowski, könyv Factotum

Forrás: Factotum (1975), Ch. 45, Manny

„I wanted the whole world or nothing.“

—  Charles Bukowski, könyv Post Office

Változat: I wasn't much of a petty thief. I wanted the whole world or nothing."
Forrás: Post Office (1971)
Kontextus: They wouldn't fire me. Even the salesmen liked me. They were robbing the boss out the back door but I didn't say anything. That was their little game. It didn't interest me. I wasn't much of a petty thief. I wanted the whole world or nothing.

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