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,
Jesus,
Socrates,
Caesar,
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.

- Charles Bukowski  (via thatkindofwoman)

(Source: streetbeers, via thatkindofwoman)