Charles Bukowski: Style

"style is the answer to everything.

a fresh way to approach a dull or dangerous thing

to do a dull thing with style is preferable to doing a dangerous thing without it

to do a dangerous thing with style is what I call art

bullfighting can be an art 

boxing can be an art

loving can be an art

opening a can of sardines can be an art

not many have style

not many can keep style

i have seen dogs with more style than men,

a though not many dogs have style.
cats have it with abundance.

when Hemingway put his brains to the wall with a shotgun,

that was style.

or sometimes people give you style

Joan of Arc had style
John the Baptist
García Lorca.

i have met men in jail with style.

i have met more men in jail with style than men out of jail.

style is the difference, a way of doing, a way of being done.

six herons standing quietly in a pool of water,
or you, naked, walking out of the bathroom without seeing me."



Do filme Crônica de um amor louco (1981) :

Baseado e inspirado na obra do Velho Safado.