You were not only the essence of that moment but of all my moments.

— Charles Bukowski

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Most people are not ready for death, theirs or anybody elses.

― Charles Bukowski

So it's always a process of letting go, one way or another.

— Charles Bukowski

She was desperate and she was choosey at the same time and, in a way, beautiful, but she didn't have quite enough going for her to become what she imagined herself to be.

— Charles Bukowski

We've died so many times now, that we can only wonder why we still care.

— Charles Bukowski

She wasn't very interesting but few people are.

— Charles Bukowski

Mir gefiel der Anblick von Schenkel und Wade, der generelle Irrsinn von allem.

— Charles Bukowski

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Charles Bukowski; Baden-Baden, 1978

Ich habe immer die selben Probleme, meistens mit einer Frau. Sie reißen mich in Stücke, sie sind härter als ich, wirklich. Ich bin gefühlvoller, zu gefühlvoll. Dafür muss ich bezahlen.

— Charles Bukowski