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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,
although 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 had style
Jesus had style
socrates had style
caesar had style
garcía lorca had style

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

― Charles Bukowski

by David Luraschi

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