Charles Bukowski

American author
16 August 1920 — 9 March 1994

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I`m a genius but nobody knows it but me.

I stopped looking for a Dream Girl, I just wanted one that wasn`t a nightmare.

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.

Being alone never felt right; sometimes it felt good, but it never felt right.

You begin saving the world by saving one man at a time; all else is grandiose romanticism or politics.

There is always one woman
to save you from another

and as that woman saves you
she makes ready to
destroy.

Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead.

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