Charles Bukowski 16 August 1920 – 9 March 1994

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If you want to know who your friends are, get yourself a jail sentence.
Charles Bukowski (1920-1994), U.S. author, poet. Notes From a Dirty Old Man (1969).
The pest, in a sense, is a very superior being to us: he knows where to find us and how—usually in the bath or in sexual intercourse or asleep.
Charles Bukowski (b. 1920), U.S. author, poet. "Notes on the Pest," Tales of Ordinary Madness (1967).
You begin saving the world by saving one man at a time; all else is grandiose romanticism or politics.
Charles Bukowski (1920-1994), U.S. author, poet. "Too Sensitive," Tales of Ordinary Madness (1967).

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I like the cats poem
I remember reading a poem - perhaps by Borges - that said something to the effect of We have air conditioning and well-working plumbing, but we still haven't written the poem. We have algebra and 4-wheel drive, but we still haven't been able to write the poem etc. etc. etc. Does anyone know it? Thanks!
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